BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Clarence in Class AA, Niagara Wheatfield in Class A, Lew-Port in Class B-1, Lafayette in Class B-2, Portville in Class C, and Ellicottville in Class D have won Section VI titles in boys soccer.

Sectional champions advance to the Far West Regionals in Spencerport, with Class A and C playing on Friday, and Class AA, B and D on Saturday.

Clarence captain Sean Philbin scored the winning goal and assisted Eli Douglas’ tying goal, his second of the contest, as the Red Devils defeated Williamsville North 3-2 in the A final on Saturday night at West Seneca East. Miguel Cruz had a goal and an assist for Williamsville North, and Sammy Tringli also scored.

Noah Siford and Vinnie DiBello scored for Niagara Wheatfield in a 2-0 win against Grand Island in the A title game. Connor West made 13 saves for the shutout.

Tshibuyi Karekamera had a hat trick to lead Lafayette International in a 4-1 win against Southwestern in the B-2 final on Friday night. Bubasha Shemi scored the other goal. Connor Young scored Southwestern’s goal 16 seconds into the game.

In the B-1 title game, Athan Lee had the winning goal and Nathan Russell got the shutout in Lew-Port’s 1-0 defeat of East Aurora.

Lew-Port beat Lafayette 2-1 in double overtime for the overall Class B title. Drew Leardini scored both goals for the Lancers. Eyouel Zeremariam had the goal for Lafayette.

Michale Cole scored the winning goal for Portville in the C final against Holland/Franklinville/West Valley. Cole Faulkner and Bryan Randolph had the other goals.

Maddox Johnson scored in double overtime to give Ellicottville a 4-3 win against Maple Grove for the D title. Emmett Jacobson-Coolidge, Owen Doherty, and Sam Edwards also scored. Eli Moore netted a natural hat trick for Maple Grove.


Jonah Bronstein joined the WIVB squad in 2022 as a digital sports reporter. The Buffalonian has covered the Bills, Sabres, Bandits, Bisons, colleges, high schools and other notable sporting events in Western New York since 2005, for publications including The Associated Press, The Buffalo News, and Niagara Gazette. Read more of his work here.