Some news and notes from high school sports, including honors for former Ellicottville coach Mary Neilon, two Portville volleyball stars and the area’s Scholar-Athlete teams:
BOLIVAR — Bolivar-Richburg started its season with a thrilling 25-18, 25-13, 13-25, 15-25, 25-13 win over Genesee Valley on Tuesday.
GLENS FALLS — For the first time this season, the Portville volleyball team met its match.
SYRACUSE — It ended up a long trip for just roughly 40 minutes of volleyball, but fortunately for the Portville volleyball team, the Panthers got to ride home with a regional trophy and anothe…
AMHERST — After a five-set thriller over Eden last Friday, it was back to business for the Portville volleyball team on Tuesday.
AMHERST — The Olean High girls volleyball team’s postseason run came to a stop in three sets Tuesday night, as the Huskies could not keep up with Section 5’s Honeoye Falls-Lima.
JAMESTOWN — Pushed to the brink, the Portville girls volleyball team survived a five-set thriller to defeat Eden and stay alive in the postseason on Friday night.
NORTH TONAWANDA — In three quick sets, the Olean High girls volleyball team earned a Section 6 Class B title and a trip to the state regional round on Friday night.
NORTH TONAWANDA — The Olean High School girls volleyball team pulled off the Cinderella story once again by claiming a Section 6 sectional championship.
GAINESVILLE — In a back-and-forth match between Cuba-Rushford and Oakfield-Alabama (12-6), the Rebels came out on top with a thrilling 25-21, 21-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18 semifinals win.
SINCLAIRVILLE — Kaitlyn Dahl dished out 27 assists with two kills to lead No. 2 seed Cassadaga Valley to a 25-19, 25-18, 25-8 win over Ellicottville in the Section 6 Class D1 semifinals.
ALDEN — The Olean High girls volleyball team entered Monday’s match with the hopes of redemption after falling in four sets last year to Alden in the overall Class B final.
SODUS — It took over a decade, but Wellsville is heading back to the Section V girls volleyball Final Four.
PORTVILLE — No. 3 seed Portville did what it has done all season, sweep.
ALLEGANY — Maura Vossler tallied 15 kills and two blocks to lead the Allegany-Limestone volleyball team in a first-round sweep on Wednesday.