Bernard Bound For Mercyhurst In The Fall

Randolph Lineman To Play Football For The Lakers

Randolph senior Andrew Bernard announced his intentions Sunday evening to continue his academic and football careers at NCAA Division II Mercyhurst University next fall.

A American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection, Post-Journal All-Star and the Section VI Class D Lineman of the Year, Bernard was in on 99 tackles, including six sacks and forced a fumble for the Cardinals this fall. He was also part of an offensive unit that gained 3,061 yards, including 2,767 on the ground, despite not having an individual 1,000-yard rusher this season.

Bernard will join Frewsburg’s Cordell O’Brien, Williamsville East’s Joe Shifflet, St. Joe’s Cameron Dabill and Bishop Timon’s Jordan Hill on the Lakers next fall.


Lauren Madden (Jamestown/Jamestown) is third on the Buffalo State College women’s hockey team with five points in 13 games this season.

Madden, a sophomore, has two goals and three assists on eight shots. She is a minus-3 with four penalties and three shots blocked for the Bengals (5-6-2).

Buffalo State continues its season Saturday and Sunday at SUNY Plattsburgh before returning home for a pair of games against SUNY Potsdam on Jan. 18 and 19.


Brittany Lenart (Panama/Panama) is leading Houghton College in scoring at 10.3 points per game this season.

The senior is grabbing 4.8 rebounds per game, has dished out 22 assists, blocked seven shots and picked up six steals through 11 games.

Lenart is joined on the Highlanders by Hannah Cybart (Fredonia/Fredonia), a sophomore averaging 5.7 points and 2.4 rebounds per game while she has picked up 13 assists and two steals.

Emily Swanson (Bemus Point/Maple Grove) has started six of 11 games and is averaging 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while picking up 10 steals, seven assists and five blocked shots.

Hannah Cybart’s twin sister, Caitlyn, has scored 8 points in six games while grabbing five rebounds.


Gwen Stokes (Fredonia/Fredonia) won the 800-meter run and high jump while finishing fourth in the 1,600-meter relay at the Houghton College December Classic.

A junior, Stokes won the 800 in 2:30.06 and the high jump at 1.56 meters. Her team’s relay finished in 4:27.49, nearly 17 seconds behind the winners from Geneseo.

Matthew Gostomski (Cattaraugus/Cattaraugus-Little Valley) finished fifth in the 3,000-meter run at the Houghton College December Classic.

The senior finished in 9:11.98, just over eight seconds behind the winner, Ryan Clifford of Mansfield.

The Highlanders will return to action Jan. 18 at the Highlander Invitational.


Alanna Dibble (Lakewood/Southwestern) is enjoying a solid first season at Penn State-Behrend.

The freshman is averaging 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game for the Lions, who are 5-8 overall, including 4-3 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Dibble has reached a season-high 14 points on three different occasions and has high rebound games of 13, 14, 15 and 17.

Her best game thus far has been a 14-point, 17-rebound outing in a 62-52 win over Medaille on Jan. 2.

Bri Davis (Bemus Point/Maple Grove), a senior for Penn State-Behrend, also had a nice game against Medaille with a season-high 6 points to go along with three assists.


Ashley Repine (Sinclairville/Cassadaga Valley) is averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game while picking up 14 assists, six blocked shots and five steals for Hilbert College this season.

The 5-foot-11 junior had her best game Nov. 13 when she scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds in a 78-75 win at Thiel College.


Marissa Hamilton (Great Valley/Ellicottville) is averaging 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game for the University at Buffalo this season.

A 6-foot sophomore, Hamilton has scored a season-best 7 points on two different occasions, Dec. 1 at Central Connecticut State and Dec. 23 vs. St. Bonaventure.


Jillian Lawton (Lakewood/Southwestern) picked up a victory for the University at Buffalo swimming & diving team the weekend of Nov. 16-18 when she won the 50-yard butterfly in 25.37 seconds, just .1 seconds faster than the second-place swimmer from Akron at the Cleveland State Invite.

Lawton is a sophomore occupational therapy major, who was also part of the winning 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams against Cornell on Oct. 20. That day she also took second in the 50 butterfly (27.51).

Against Akron on Oct. 26, Lawton’s 200-yard medley relay took second in 1:44.68.

Lawton took sixth in the 50-yard freestyle (24.25) and 100-yard butterfly (57.17) while her 200-yard medley relay took third (1:47.51) at a meet against Florida Gulf Coast and Liberty in Fort Myers, Florida last Saturday.

The Bulls return to action Friday against Duquesne in Pittsburgh.


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