Leading off today:
Catcher Olivia Lynn hit four home runs
and drove in nine runs as Frewsburg defeated visiting Ellicottville 16-1 in girls softball action Friday.
The senior belted two-run home runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings before capping the performance with a three-run shot in the sixth.
Lynn and Ayla Bragg hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning.
MaKena Adams threw a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and a walk for the Bears.
Another no-no: Solvay senior Lauren Nichols tossed her second no-hitter of the spring and fourth of her career as the Bearcats beat Jordan-Elbridge 12-0.
Nichols struck out 17 batters and walked one. At the plate, she was 4-for-5 with three doubles and three runs scored.
With the win, the state's fourth-ranked Class B team improved to 7-0.
More softball: Williamsville East rallied from seven runs down entering the bottom of the fourth inning to beat Amherst 9-8.
The Flames completed their rally with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Rachel Steffan, who delivered a two-run single in the fourth, reached via a two-out error and scored on Sam Crane's double. Cara Leone's single scored Steffan with the winning run.
Fredonia avenged a season-opening loss to Maple Grove by beating the Red Dragons 4-1 behind pitcher Reid Tarnowski, who threw a one-hitter and struck out 18 for the Hillbillies, last year's state Class B runner-up.
Boys lacrosse: Ninth-ranked Massapequa earned an 8-4 win over No. 7 Syosset as Section 8's two highest-ranked Class A teams met.
Massapequa held Syosset to its lowest total since a 6-3 loss to Garden City to open the 2014 season.
"Syosset is a high-powered offense and to hold them to four goals is unbelievable because they can put the ball in the back of the cage at will," Massapequa coach Tim Radomski told Newsday.
• General Brown killed off two overtime penalties, and Dominic Lutz scored in the third extra period to edge Canton 8-7.
Luke Rogers (three goals, one assist) and Bryce Johnson (three goals) led the General Brown offense, and goalie Carson Pickeral made 12 saves.
The Lions have won eight straight games.
Looking ahead: There are relatively few items to be put up for a vote Friday during a regularly scheduled meeting of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association's Executive Committee, and I'll hit those highlights in a blog or two next week.
On the other hand, the agenda is chock full of discussion/information items. Representatives of the 11 sections will take the proposals home for a final round of discussions locally, and much of what's presented Friday will go to a vote during the NYSPHSAA Central Committee meetings in July.
One of the more interesting items to be discussed is the length of ice hockey games. The NYSPHSAA is considering moving from 15- to 17-minute periods beginning with the