"Grand Island High School Sports Briefs for week ending Apr. 30, 2009"

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Buffalo News - April 24, 2009
Soft Ball - April 23, 2009
Grand Island 3 - Lew-Port 0
Sam Tilkins gave up two hits with three strikeouts to pace Grand Island in a 3-0 win over Lew-Port in Niagara Frontier League softball. “Sam pitched a phenomenal game,” Grand Island coach Patrick Lester said. “She was solid and then we played solid defense behind her.” Jordan Dudish had two hits and an RBI and stole home in the fifth.

Buffalo News - April 24, 2009
Baseball - April 23, 2009
Grand Island 9 - Lew-Port 1
Joel Klock recorded 13 strikeouts to help Grand Island to a 9-1 win over Lew-Port in its Niagara Frontier League baseball opener. “He’s only a junior but he’s a three-year starter for us,” Grand Island coach Dean Santorio said. “He’s got great command of his fastball and he throws in the low-to mid-80s. His breaking ball is good, which sets him apart.” Klock helped the offense with two hits and two RBIs. Nick Kellner went 4 for 4 with a home run while driving in two runs for the Vikings (4-2, 1-0).

Niagara Gazette - April 24, 2009
Boys Tennis - April 23, 2009
The first doubles duo of Darren Delsignore and Kearney Earhard won a three-set thriller to help the Vikings to the Niagara Frontier League win. Also for GI (1-0 NFL), Mike Mucci and Haroon Khawar won their singles matches. For N-W (0-1), Mike Slawich won a tight match at second singles.

Niagara Gazette - April 24, 2009
Girls Lacrosse - April 23, 2009
Sweet Home 14 - Grand Island 9
Sara Victor and Susan Piioli each had a hat trick for the Vikings, who fell to 1-2-1 overall after the non-league loss. For the Panthers (2-1), Liz Link had six goals.

Niagara Gazette - April 22, 2009
Girls Track - April 22, 2009
Grand Island 83 - North Tonawanda 58
Sophomore Jenna Raepple won the 100-yard dash (12.8 seconds), long jump (15-8) and triple jump (35-5) as GI (1-0 NFL) won all of the field events to earn the NFL win. Raepple also was a member of the Vikings’ winning 1,600 relay, which included Amber Duda, Jamie Raepple and Mary Chiaravalle. No information was available for North Tonawanda’s athletes.

Niagara Gazette - April 22, 2009
Boys Lacrosse - April 22, 2009
Amherst 11 -Grand Island 4
Joe Fischer had two goals, but it wasn’t enough for the Vikings as they dropped their Class B opener. Matt Ludwig added a goal and an assist while Pete Aronica had the other goal for GI (2-2 overall, 0-1 Class B). Amherst (4-1, 1-0) was led by Dan Cooper, who had five goals.

Niagara Gazette - April 22, 2009
Girls Lacrosse - April 22, 2009
Grand Island 9 - Niagara Falls 6
Jenny Spencer had a hat trick as the Vikings — sporting red pinnies because the blue in the two teams’ jerseys was so close — kicked off the Niagara Frontier League season with a victory over the Wolverines. Sara Victor added two goals as did Brittany Cierei for Grand Island (1-1-1 overall, 1-0 NFL). Kiki Ventresca had three goals while Sam Wall, Megan Kelly and Amber Denman each had one for the Falls (1-1 NFL).

Girls Lacrosse - Tues., April 28, 2009
Niagara Wheatfield 11 - Grand Island 3

Boys Track - Tues., April 28
Grand Island 127 - Ken East 14
Jared Northup (GI) - 100 High Hurdles - 100
Chris Stessing (GI) - 400 triple jump
Shaun Winer (GI) - 200 long jump
Greg Feathers (GI) - shot put, discus

Girls Track - Tues., April 28
Grand Island 101 - Ken East 40
Jenna Raepple (GI) - 100 long jump - triple jump
Rahsanica Ford (GI) - shot put - discuss

Girls Softball - Wed., April 29
Grand Island 2 - Ken East 1 (9 inn.)
Jordan Dudish (GI) RBI signle
Sam Tilkins (GI) pitched 9 innings allowing 4 hits, striking out 7, walking none
LeAnna Kozlowski (GI) - 2 hits including double, an RBI
Emily Thompson (GI) 2 hits, scored a run

Boys Tennis - Wed., April 29
Grand Island 5 - Ken East 0
Daren Delsignore/KarneyEarhard (GI) - doubles winners
Seth Kline/Steve Boyle (GI) - doubles winners
Korey DiMatteo (GI) won three-setter

Girls Lacrosse - Wed., April 29
Grand Island 15 - North Tonawanda 7
Sara Victor (GI) - 4 goals
BrittanyCieri (GI) - hat trick Erica Osberg (GI) - 2 goals
Lauren Prims (GI) - 2 goals
Stephanie Lyon (GI) - 2 goals
Liz Livesay (GI) - 2 goals

Baseball - April 27, 2009
Grand Island 8 - Ken-West 3
Boys Tennis - April 27, 2009
Lockport 5 - Grand Island 0

Baseball - April 29
Grand Island 1 - Kenmore East 0
Gazette Report
Grand Island’s Joel Klock out-dueled Kenmore East’s Scott Whitehead on Wednesday in a Niagara Frontier League game Vikings coach Dean Santorio called one for the ages. “Probably the best two pitching performances I’ve ever seen,” Santorio said. “They both pitched their hearts out.” Klock went all eight innings in the 1-0 win, tossing a no-hitter and striking out 18 batters. Whitehead also went the distance, striking out 19 and allowing just three hits. Marvin Pawlowski got two of those hits, including the game-winning solo home run to right with two outs in the bottom of the eighth. Pawlowski also had a double. Chris Podlucky had the other hit for GI (7-3 overall, 4-0 NFL). East fell to 0-4 in the league.