The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


November 7, 2013

All-N-O field hockey team announced


The Niagara-Orleans League all-league field hockey team was announced this week. League champion Barker led the way with three first-team selections, while Kenmore and Akron were allotted two selections. All other N-O schools had one player earn first-team honors.


Barker was led by first-team selections Olivia Denny, Heather Mason and Melissa Grosshans. Kenmore's first-team selections were Kaeli and Brianna Mathias, while Akron's were Claudia and Abigail Stone.


The first team was rounded out by Mallori Wienke (Medina), Casidhe Heschke (Roy-Hart), Michelle Myers (Wilson) and Morgan Bedford (Newfane).


Barker's three second-team selections were Brooke Bodine, Morgan Brown and Alexandra VeRost. They were joined by Lindsey Palame and Adrianna King of Kenmore, along with Gabrielle Hill and Dakota Earle of Akron. Earle also earned the league sportsmanship award.


The second team was rounded out by Kelsey Evoy (Medina), Cassandra Carr (Wilson), Leah Good (Newfane) and Rielly Albee (Roy-Hart).


Honorable mentions were Kelsey Blackley, Gabby Clare, Madison Greenwald, Erika Moeller and Caitlyn Mason (Barker), Stella Russo and Lindsey Hill (Medina), Deanna Catalano, Angelina Ciarfella, Shelby Smith and Kelsey Eldridge (Roy-Hart), Loriann Blenker and Bailey Clouse (Akron), Marisa Walck, Rachael Cobo and Courtney Wheeler (Wilson), Katie Kneeland, Leah Burns and Samantha Summers (Newfane), and MacKenzie Hadaway, Lindsay Andrews and Sam Dellapenta (Kenmore).


Akron's Claudia Stone led the league in scoring with 20 goals. Kenmore's Kaeli Mathias was second with 18, and Wilson's Michelle Myers was third with 11.


Here are biographies of Barker's three first-team All-League players, courtesy of Barker coach Jeff Costello:


Olivia Denny, Senior Attack
Olivia plans to continue her field hockey career next fall at University of Rochester, where she will major in biochemistry to pursue a career in pharmacy. She has played field hockey for six years and was a member of the Barker teams that reached the state semifinals in 2010 and 2012 (along with Mason and Grosshans). In 10th grade, she received the team's unsung hero award for offense, and as a junior she was team MVP, first-team All-Western New York and a member of the all-state team. This season, Olivia scored three goals and led the team in assists with four. She is a multi-faceted player that rarely leaves the field and quietly motivates her teammates to be better every day. She leads by example, is the hardest-working player in practice and has been a member of the Scholar-Athlete Team for five years. She also plays basketball and softball, but is a field hockey player year-round.

Text Only
  • Medina CSAT postponed Medina-CSAT boys basketball postponed

    For the second time in less than a month, the Medina at CSAT boys basketball contest has been postponed due to inclement weather across the region. Mustang coach Tom Forrestel said it's the first time he can recall this type of double postponement, in his decade-plus of experience at the Medina helm.

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • med ymca art 010314 Avanti's wins YMCA floor hockey league

    Avanti's stormed through the regular season and playoffs — capped off by a 6-3 victory over Team RamRod in the championship game — to capture this season's Adult Floor Hockey league championship at the Orleans County YMCA in Medina.

    January 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • med swimming art 122013 Roy-Hart boys swimming blasts Medina to remain unbeaten

    The Roy-Hart boys swim team stretched its unbeaten streak to 106 meets on Thursday, with a convincing victory over league rival Medina. The Roy-Hart girls also cruised past the Lady Mustangs, while Barker boys and girls swept Akron.

    December 19, 2013 2 Photos

  • med wrestling art 122013 Mustang grapplers fall at Akron, 60-18

    The Medina wrestling team performed admirably in contested matches, but couldn't overcome five forfeits in a league loss at Akron on Wednesday. Also in the N-O league, Newfane beat Albion handily, and Barker/Roy-Hart upended Wilson to give rookie coach Keith Jones his first league win.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • med ymca art 122013 Orleans County YMCA Happenings

    Here's what's going on this week at the Orleans County YMCA, with results and analysis courtesy of the Y staff.

    December 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • med bb art 2 121813 Medina loses nail-biter at Newfane

    The Medina boys basketball team battled back in the second half but fell in its league opener to Newfane, 65-60. Munjie Brown scored 20 points for Medina in the loss. Elsewhere in the league, Albion fell to CSAT, and Roy-Hart lost a non-league contest at Tapestry.

    December 18, 2013 2 Photos

  • Medina falls in league opener vs. Newfane

    The Medina girls basketball team opened its league slate with a 49-30 loss to Newfane on Tuesday, despite a strong nine-point effort from freshman Molley Gross. Elsewhere in the N-O league, Albion edged CSAT, and Akron blasted Roy-Hart.

    December 18, 2013

  • med swimming art 121813 Medina rolls past Akron

    It was a successful swimming day for Medina on Tuesday, as the boys and girls teams both edged Akron. Elsewhere in high school swimming, Barker swept Albion, while Roy-Hart split at Newfane. All the results, here.

    December 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • med wrestling art 2 121613 Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling team places third at OP Tournament

    The Barker/Roy-Hart wrestling team fared well at the Orchard Park Tournament on Saturday afternoon, placing third overall of nine teams. Medina wrestling also had a strong showing, at the Batavia Tournament, and Lyndonville placed third of 12 teams at the Attica Tournament.

    December 15, 2013 2 Photos

  • Bills earn road victory at Jaguars, 27-20

    EJ Manuel played well, the defense forced four turnovers, and the Buffalo Bills earned a road victory over Jacksonville on Sunday by a 27-20 margin. The Bills improve to 5-9 on the season, but are officially eliminated from playoff contention for the 14th consecutive year, after Miami defeated New England early in the afternoon.

    December 15, 2013

Featured Ads
House Ads
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Seasonal Content
Photo of the Day