"Grand Island High School Sports Briefs for week ending Oct. 22, 2009"

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Football - Saturday, October 17, 2009 - Masters Field, Grand Island High School
Grand Island 49 - Lew-Port 13
Niagara Gazette report
The Vikings built up a 35-0 halftime lead and won their fourth in a row as Andy LaLonde went wild at Homecoming. The senior tailback rushed 14 times for a career-high 203 yards and three touchdowns in the non-league win.
Also for GI (4-3 overall), which will play at 7 p.m. Friday at Williamsville South in the Class A quarterfinals, Pat Gallagher added six carries for 69 yards and a score. He also scored on a 92-yard connection with quarterback Joel Klock, who finished 5-for-7 passing for 150 yards. Fullback Brett Dlugosz, who scored twice on short dive plays, led the GI defense with 14 tackles and a sack. Tygue Busch added 12 stops and Scott Rogers had nine tackles.
For Lew-Port (3-4), Paul Magers had a touchdown run and Matt Cattarin found Devon Amado for a score.
See Slide Show - JT Tomkins Photos

Girls Soccer - Thursday, October 15, 2009
Niagara Gazette 10/16/09 report
After a one-year hiatus, the Niagara Frontier League girls title is back where it sat for nearly a decade - with the Grand Island Vikings. Jenna Raepple had a pair of goals for the Vikings, who improved to 13-1 overall and 12-0 in the league with a 2-0 league-clinching win over Niagara Wheatfield on Thursday (Oct. 15) Jennie Taylor played well on the backline and Liz Lorence had both assists. Kristin Wegrzyn and Sara Palazza split the shutout. GI leads Kenmore West by two games with two to play, but swept the season series from the Blue Devils. The Vikings held the crown for nine years until last season, when Kenmore West won it. N-W fell to 6-7-1 overall and 4-7-1 in the NFL.

Boys Soccer - Thursday, October 15, 2009
Grand Island 4 - Niagara Wheatfield 0
Kolby Banker (GI) - goal
Eric Breier (GI) - goal
Ryan Osvath (GI) - goal
Joe Fischer (GI) - goal
Jeremy Figler (GI) - 11th shutout of season - GI record
See Slide Show - JT Tomkins Photos

Boys Volleyball - Thursday, October 15, 2009
Niagara Wheatfield 3 - Grand Island 1
Jonas Stalyga (GI) - 34 kills

Girls Volleyball - Thursday, October 15, 2009
Grand Island 3 - Niagara Wheatfield 2
Chelsea Hall (GI) - 15 kills
Kallie Banker (GI) - 16 assists

Boys Soccer - Monday, October 19, 2009 - Niagara Frontier League title
Grand Island 2 - Kenmore East 0
Kolby Banker (GI) - 2 unassisted goals
Jeremy Figler (GI) - shutout for GI
First Niagara Frontier League title in 25 years
Niagara Gazette 10/20/09 report
Banker put the Vikings (12-2-1, 11-1-1 NFL) ahead on a free kick in the 50th minute, and then extended the lead with a long shot in the 72nd minute. Figler made five saves for his 12th shutout of the season. His 10 shutouts in league play is an NFL record, Vikings coach Peter Kuehne said. The Bulldogs are 6-7 in the NFL.

Girls Soccer - Monday, October 19, 2009
Grand Island 5 - Kenmore East 1
Jenna Raepple (GI) - 2 goals - 1 assist
Liz Lorence (GI) - goal - 2 assists
Katlyn Holt (GI) - goal - 2 assists
Brooke DeMarco (GI) - goal

Girls Volleyball - Monday, October 19, 2009
Ken-West 3 - Grand Island 0 2
Kayla Pyc (GI) - 7 kills
Chelsea Hall (GI) - 6 kills

Boys Volleyball - Monday, October 19, 2009
Ken-West 3 - Grand Island 0
Jonas Stalyga (GI) - 21 kills - 4 blocks
Tyler Hinaman (GI) - 29 assists

Boys Cross Country - Tues., October 20, 2009
Niagara Gazette 10/21/09 report
Nick Masiello of Grand Island came in first place with a time of 17:33 against Kenmore West and North Tonawanda at Bond Lake No. 1 on Tuesday, giving the Vikings a 7-0 record and the Niagara Frontier League regular season cross country crown.
GI beat NT 15-50 and topped Ken West 16-47. West beat the Jacks 15-50
Jared Quinn finished in second for NT (0-7) and Tom Zwick was the top finisher for West (2-5), placing sixth. Jason Chadwick, Brendon Lutnick and Cyle Alcorn were 3-4-5 for GI.
See Cross Country Photos

Girls Cross Country - Tues., October 20, 2009
Ken West 27 - NT 30
Grand Island 17 - NT 42
Grand Island 16 - Ken West 41
Niagara Gazette 10/21/09 report
Ayla Marino had a top time of 21:40 to lead Grand Island to a pair of NFL wins at Bond Lake NO. 1. Amber Spiesz, Maggie DeMarco and Angelina Howe held spots two through four for the Vikings (6-1). Renee Abbott was fifth for West (2-5) while April Maziarz ran well for the Lady Jacks (3-4).

Girls Swimming - Tues., October 20, 2009
NT 96 - Grand Island 89
Stacy Cich (GI) - 1st in 200 free, 500 free
Megan McInerney (GI) - 1st in diving

Golf - Tues., October 20, 2009
Grand Island 270 - Ken West 282
Niagara Gazette 10/21/09 report
GI wrapped up its Niagara Frontier League slate at 9-10-2 as Alex Fry shot 41, Aaron Schauger had a 42 at Sheridan Park. Matt Kieta was the medalist with a three-over-par 39 for the Blue Devils (2-11-1)

Boys Soccer - Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Grand Island 1 - North Tonawanda 1 (20T)
Ryan Osvath (GI) - goal
Karl Albrecht (GI) - assist
Vikings 11-1-2 in league