There’s little extra fulfilling than watching a younger athlete use his expertise and obtain one thing excellent.
Throughout the 2021-2022 faculty yr, athletes from the Better Niagara Area introduced a ship with awards and championships. It was a formidable yr of achievements, from swimmers within the part championship to wrestlers and runners.
Listed below are the highest 10 particular person highschool sports activities achievements this yr:
1. Alyssa Armitage from Starpoint units the very best nationwide pole vault model: The MVP and Participant of the 12 months awards may be mentioned, however roulette and stopwatches depart no room for ambiguity. Armitage could not have been the most effective pole vaulter on the day of the state assembly, however her highest rating says there was nobody higher within the state this season. The senior received her second consecutive Division VI Division 1 championship with a 13-foot leap, breaking her personal Starpoint document. No different pole vaulter within the state has had a greater score this season. She was one in all 9 who lined 12 toes, which she achieved thrice throughout the season outside.
2. Sarah Woods of Lewiston-Porter was named the most effective participant of the yr: The Lancers could not have received the state championship, however the state’s sports activities reporters believed that there was no higher woman at school B soccer than Woods. She was named Participant of the 12 months in New York State Class B after main Lew Port to the state’s first ultimate in 27 years. Woods was the second prime scorer in Part VI with 94 factors and the chief in assists of 30. She was the one participant within the division to attain not less than 30 objectives and 30 assists this season. Within the post-season, Woods additionally scored 11 objectives – scoring two objectives in every of the primary 5 video games – and made 9 assists.
3. Jaden Krampler from Niagara Falls reaches the state ultimate: Going to the state wrestling match in Division 1, Crampler was seeded sixth within the 118-pound group, however he received three in a row earlier than falling right into a time of decline from Northport’s Matt Marlowe within the state title match. Junior completed the season 32-3 with 18 wins in a row earlier than dropping within the ultimate. He was the Part VI champion for the second season in a row, and in addition received the AA Part title, defeating all three of his opponents within the match.
4. Sophie Auer from Lew-Port collects awards: A real dual-sport athlete, Auer was named Niagara Frontier League Woman of the 12 months within the fall and took house the most effective ladies’s basketball participant within the winter. Junior was the third prime scorer in Part VI in soccer with 88 factors and the eighth in basketball with 452 factors. Auer was the primary hoop participant for the final 10 years for ladies from the Better Niagara area, who was named the primary group within the state. Auer had a successful move within the additional time of the state semifinals and acquired into the successful basket within the part ultimate of the B-1 class.
5. Mandy Hill of Royalton Heartland doesn’t have a swimming document guide: Though Hill by no means acquired an opportunity to attend sectional or state conferences because of a break up season, Hill discovered a solution to depart his mark. Actually. Hill completed with 10 Roy Hart crusing data and 7 Niagara-Orleans League data. The senior has the very best rating within the 50-yard freestyle (24.72 seconds), 100 freestyle (53.93), 200 freestyle (1: 57.42), 200 freestyle (2: 15.65), 500 freestyle (5: 23.35), 200 freestyle relay (1:44) and 400 freestyle relay (3: 49.19). She additionally holds faculty data within the 100 butterfly (1: 01.84), 100 breaststroke (1: 10.67) and 200 mixed swimming (1: 59.17).
6. Matthew Schaffert of Lockport is the quickest man in Part VI: No Sprinter in Chapter VI has run quicker than Schaffert this season. The senior was the champion of Division 1 within the 200 meters in 22.86 seconds, and his greatest time of the season (22.48) was within the NFL Championship. Schaffert could not have received 100 within the sections, however he posted the most effective time within the part (June 11) on the NFL. He additionally defeated Chapter VI champion Clarence Tyler McGrath within the states, working 11.19. Simon Connors of Lake Shore ran 10.94 within the Division 2 state race, however had an extra headwind of three.8 meters per second. Wind reduction is taken into account when it exceeds 2 meters per second.
7. Brian Bilek from Grand Island collects championships, data: No Grand Island wrestler has completed his profession with extra wins than Bilets, who scored 197 in six years. Bilets broke the college document within the Class A gathering on the best way to victory in his fourth part championship. Bilets was additionally the Division VI Division Champion beneath 172 kilos, making him his third total title within the division. He received his first 44 video games of the season and completed 46-2, ending fifth within the state assembly. Baltiz ended his profession with an 81-match streak with out being secured.
8. Veda Yauh from Starpoint reveals sectional throws: Yauh turned the second Starpoint thrower in three seasons to push the nuclei and discus in Division 1 qualifying. Yauh completed sixth within the Division 1 state competitors, then returned fourth to the Federation State’s discus throw competitors and was sixth in Division 1 within the shot put with the most effective profession end result 36-9. Her greatest discus throw of the season is 122-3.
9. Tristan Davis of Niagara Wheatfield heads Chapter VI: The junior was the chief in lacrosse amongst ladies in Chapter VI with 80 objectives, beating Sophie Massaro of Lew Port by one. In her second faculty season, Davis scored 97 factors, beating Ava Tellchif of Lake Shore / Silver Creek by one. She has scored in all 18 video games and has scored not less than three objectives 16 instances, together with eight video games out of 5 or extra.
T-10. Tyler Johnston of Wilson set a document for the deletions in Chapter VI: In his first begin to the season, the freshman knocked out 20 beats within the match towards Lyndonville on April 4. Johnston’s motion equaled the 62-year part document set by Bob Hammond of North Collins. He was one step away from the proper recreation, and all however one got here out on strike. Johnston managed to finish the efficiency on 84 fields, with 71 strokes.
T-10. Greg Thompson from Medina runs at Heimark Stadium: The snowy day was good for Greg Thompson. Within the Class C soccer recreation of Chapter VI, Thompson ran 265 yards and 4 touchdowns on 10 Kerry when the Mustangs defeated Fredonia 58-6. Within the earlier 10 video games, Thompson was used extra as a receiver, accumulating 271 yards and one landing of 25 makes an attempt.
Honorary point out: Colin Kugenur of Niagara Whitfield has received his fourth wrestling championship in Chapter VI this season alongside along with his second Class A title … Jake Lauzonis of Lew Port has received two sectional swimming championships and set three faculty data. … Paul Wissel of Wheatfield received the general championship within the VI 50 freestyle and the Class A title within the 100 breaststroke. … Rocco Randazzo of Le Port received the Part VI and NFL golf tournaments and completed ninth within the states. … Jaylen Duff of Nichols, a former Lew Port star, recorded a triple-double with 21 factors, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in his win over Bishop Timon on January 11.
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