"Grand Island High School Sports Briefs for week ending May 14, 2009"

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Baseball - Thursday, May 7, 2009
North Tonawanda 6 - Grand Island 5
See Niagara Gazette

Softball - Monday, May 11, 2009
Lewiston Porter 8 - Grand Island 3

Baseball - Monday, May 11, 2009
Grand Island 19, Lew-Port 4
Niagara Gazette report
Brian Brink was 2-for-3 with five RBIs, including a three-run home run, as the Vikins got back on the winning track in NFL play. Also for GI (10-5 overall, 7-2 NFL), Chris Podlucky was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and both Chris Moody and Marv Pawlowski had two hits. Joel Klock threw five innings, allowing five hits, no earned runs and striking out six. For Lew-Port (1-8), Joe Casale was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Matt Cattarin had two hits.

Boys Tennis - Monday, May 11, 2009
GI 5-5, Ken West 0-0
Niagara Gazette report
Sean Garten picked up his first career win on varsity,teaming with Steve Boyle at second doubles in the second match of an NFLdoubleheader. Mike Mucci, Korey DiMatteo and Haroon Khawar each won two singles matches for the Vikings (9-4). West is now 0-13.

Boys Lacrosse - Monday, May 11, 2009
Niagara Gazette report
WSW 11, Grand Island 1
Shaughn Irving scored the lone tally for Grand Island, which fell in Class B action. Also for GI (5-7 overall, 3-5 Class B), goalkeeper Jon Anderson made 12 saves. Kyle Piekarec scored two goals for West Seneca West (6-4, 3-4).

Baseball - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Grand Island 8 - Kenmore West 4
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Softball - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Kenmore West 5 - Grand Island 2
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Boys Track - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Niagara Gazette report
Grand Island 76, Niagara Falls 65
Greg Feathers was victorious in the shot put and discus for the Vikings, who moved to 4-0 in the NFL. Also for GI, Evan Tsembelis won the 800 and was on the winning 3,200 relay quartet. For the Falls (3-1), Durelle Crittenden won the 110 high hurdles and 400 intermediate hurdles. Brian Archie took the long jump and triple jump.

Girls Track - May 12, 2009
Niagara Gazette report
Grand Island 99, Niagara Falls 37
Mary Chiaravalle (400, pole vault) and Jenna Raepple (long jump, triple jump) lifted the Vikings to a 4-0 mark in the NFL. Rahsanica Ford took both the shot put and discus for GI. Jazlyn Porter won the 800 and was part of the winning 400 relay team for the Falls (1-3).

Girls Track - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Niagara Gazette report
Williamsville South 18, Grand Island 6
Sara Victor had a hat trick, but it wasn’t enough for the Vikings in non-league action. Also for GI (3-8-1 overall), Amy Grenke scored twice. Brittany Dworak led the Billies (2-10-1) with four goals.

Boys Lacrosse - Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Niagara Gazette report
Lancaster 9, Grand Island 1
Joe Fischer scored the Vikings only goal with Mitch Stessing throwing in the assist in a non-league loss. Zack Malecki scored two goals with two assists for Lancaster (4-8).
“We’re in a funk,” GI coach Steve Steck said of his 5-8 team. “But we’re working. I got about 12 text messages from the guys telling me tomorrow is going to be a good practice.”