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Around H.S. Sports: Frontier’s Kinn bowls 300

Senior Matt Kinn was on a roll last week in his team’s win against Lancaster. The Frontier senior tossed a perfect 300 game and then connected on strikes in the next seven frames, on his way to 766 that night. Last year, Kinn was also named to the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team.

The Falcons, now 2 – 0, took on rival Orchard Park on Dec. 17. The Frontier boys also took second at the Maryvale Tournament. The team will play in the Festival of Lights Tournament on Dec. 30 at Thruway Lanes.

Hamburg lineman Bill wins Trench Trophy

Hamburg senior Jeremiah Bill was selected as the Trench Trophy award-winner, as Western New York’s top lineman for the 2013 football season. He was one of 10 finalists being recognized by the Trench Trophy committee Dec. 11 at the Lancaster Elks Club in Lancaster.

The four-year varsity starter on the offensive line, as well as being a key lineman on the other side of the ball, grew his game and matured during that time, according to Hamburg head coach Pat Cauley, who said he was thrilled with Bill’s winning the award. Bill also grew in size. Now at 6-foot-5, 275-pounds, Bill led on both sides of the line of scrimmage. He was also named Second Team All-Western New York, this season.

The award winners are determined by a group of committee members, comprised of coaches and former players. Every week, volunteer scouts attend games of more than 80 schools to rate and grade players for nominations. Among all of the nominated players, 10 finalists from Section VI and Monsignor Martin were chosen and then one final winner was chosen for the award and a scholarship to go toward college.

Frontier boys win ECIC I hoops opener

Among the limited action that took place last week, due to weather-related cancellations, the Frontier boys basketball team pulled out a 50 – 41 win against West Seneca West, in the teams’ Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division I opener.

The Falcons improved to 2 – 1 overall, behind senior A.J. Licata’s 14 points and 12 rebounds. Also in the win, David Rajski recorded 15 points. Frontier led only 22 – 20 at halftime, but went on a 16 – 8 run in the third quarter, to pull away.
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