BATAVIA — Senior student-athletes from across Genesee County were honored Tuesday during their senior spring parade.
“Everything is all set and we are ready to honor these seniors,” said parade organizer and Byron-Bergen Athletic Director Rich Hannan, who mentioned that every one of his spring senior athletes and spring coaches will be on hand.
There are a few safety guidelines that have been put in place and “all guidelines must be followed at all times,” Hannan said.
At 5:15 p.m. the student-athletes are expected to line -up at the K-Mart parking lot in Batavia.
All athletes are encouraged to decorate their cars, make signs, and according to Hannan, “Have fun with it.”
All the student-athletes should stay in or at their vehicles and no wandering around to see friends.
“We do not want the kids to be driving themselves,” Hannan said, who also noted that an adult, preferably a parent or guardian is expected to drive the kids in the parade.
All cars must follow the parade route and follow the lead of the Genesee County Sheriff’s Department, who will be leading the way.
The route for the parade is as follows:
Leave K-Mart parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
Turn Right on RT 63 and head out to Oakfield.
Turn Right on RT 262, go through Elba to Byron.
Right on RT 237 and head south to Stafford.
Right on RT 5 and head west into Batavia.
Rake a right on Oak St., then a right on Richmond Ave before taking a left on State St.
The parade will end at Batavia HS, where a drive-thru Chicken BBQ will take place for anyone interested.
Each Chicken BBQ will cost $10 per person. Any money raised will go directly to the Genesee County Food Bank.
The parade event will be sponsored by Special Tees and each senior student-athlete in the parade will receive a free-shirt to commemorate the special event.
Guidelines for parents / spectators:
Parents and spectators are encouraged to line the parade route with signs, balloons, etc., in support of their senior athletes.
Spectators are also expected to follow the same guidelines, either six-feet or wear a mask.
“We thought it would be a great idea to have a big parade to celebrate all the seniors in the Genesee Region League and Genesee County senior athletes as well,” Hannan said. “All schools in the county are welcomed to attend and have parents and families celebrate their spring senior athletes. I give a lot of credit to the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office for supporting our idea. As a parent of a 2020 senior athlete, I know how families are feeling at this time. If this parade brings a little positive to these seniors, then I am a happy AD, teacher, coach, and parent.”
Senior Spring Athletes (by school)
Attica (Eric Romesser)
Baseball- ody Coughlin, Clayton Duffy, Theodore Herrmann, Lucas Krawczyk, Michael Peresan, Simon Rudolph
Softball- Abigail Fields, Claudia Hardie, Emma Scripp
Golf- Brianna Acker, Alex Biehl, Frankie Bisceglie, Jacob Gross
Tennis- Reagan Bifarella, Brianna Bubernak, Mason Hinze, Maddison O’Neil, Andrija Obradovic, Nora Parkhurst
Track- Michael St. Pierre, Taylor Bailey, Bryce Trader, Emily Badaszewski, Ryan Westermeier, Randsley Berry, Abby Biehl, Madeline Folts, Megan Folts, Jacqueline Kibler, Emily Tait, Jamie Thompson
Alexander (Robert Adams)
Baseball- Adam Hess, Carson Wright, Dylan Busch, Evan Whitmore, Hayden Walton, JT Mcarthy, Tyrone Woods
Softball- Kayla Yax, Taylor Fletcher, Emily Balduf, Sydney Smith
Girls Track- Nina Bodnarskij, Ashley Stanley, Hailee Lowe, Claire Slenker, Cayna Bliss, McKenzie Nichols, Lauren Schmieder
Boys Track- Daniel Santullo , Ethan Heinemen, Liam Crawford, Bryce Davis, Lowell Chamberlain, Nate Luker, Dalton James
Tennis- Abigail Bykowski, Blanca Facchini, Cianna Kusmierski, Ethan Stroud
Byron-Bergen (Rich Hannan)
Golf- Wyatt Sando, Chad Green
Baseball- Ryan Bridge, Alex Brumsted
Softball- Julianna Amesbury, Lucy Bobzien, Arianna Bobzien, Jacey Donahue, Lizzy Donnelly, Chloe Shusky, Abby Vurraro
Girls Track- Miriam Tardy, Siomara Caballero, Jill Menzie
Boys Track- Ben Wilkins, Braden Zimmerman, Bryce Yockel, Caleb Sharp, Clayton Sadler, Travis Lambert, Zach Hannan
Tennis- Caitlyn Ashton, Kyle Foeller, Sara Fraser, Alex Heatherman, Colton Henry, Cambria Kinkelar, John Mercovich, Sam Pringle, Peter Smith, Hannah Catalino, Amaya Gunther, Megan Bougue-Lamarca, Nate Zwerka
Cal-Mum Red Raiders (Mike Reed)
Baseball- Kyle Blaker, Noah Carnes, Kevin Flint, Troy Kolb, Joe Laursen, Adam O’Donoghue
Softball- Shawna Fioco, Bri Raniewicz, Grace Walker
Tennis- Tim Turner, Hayley Jennings, Zack Maxwell, Jacob Rychlicki, Brendan Swartz
Track- Ella Bohn, Nellie Klemann, Jessica Pelkey, Allison Raymond, Lily Snyder, Adam Estes, Manny Monegro
Golf- Colin Guldenschuh, Max Reed.
Elba (Mark Beehler)
Track- Colton Dillon, Kelly Mickey, Trinity Aponte, Esmeralda Ocampo
Golf- Holden Brinkman, Morgan Harrington
Baseball- Tyler Stevens
Softball- Lauryn Engle, Paige Heale, Gina Guiliani, Camryn Knapp
Tennis- Isabella Riner
Holley (Dan Courtney)
Golf- Bradley Kingdollar
Tennis- Katelynn Lipton
Track- Adrian Orrochano Colmenares, Haleigh Falls, Constanca Fernandes, Sarah Harrington, Rachel Killian, Allana Knopp, Janelle Milles, Ava Parr, Logan Pryor, Richard Webster
Softball- Alexis Clemons, Aliyah Weaver, Jade Hoffarth, Milla Steenholdt, Ashleigh Boyce
Baseball- Nick Ballard, Jamel Hildreth, Kohl Morgan, Jacob Norman, Cody Tanis, Malachi Rowcloffe, Antonio Farruggia
Kendall (Nicholas Picardo)
Softball- Rebecca Banker, Olivia Caldwell, Brittney Marks, Katherine Pearson, Elizabeth Sutphen, Autumn Woodward
Golf- Noah Tantalo
Track- Nikolas Richardson, Nicholas Spellan, Dale Steffen
Baseball- Thomas Buzard III, Riley Hirschman, Mason Kuhn, Jayden Pieniaszek, Noah Rath, Tyler Schmeer, Brian Shaw, Garrett Sheffield, Noah Walzer
Le Roy (Jamie Clark)
Track- Kade Lambert, ️Aidan Robinson, ️Phil Hahn, Aidan Harrington, Doug Irwin, Alex Gephart, Robbie Green, Chris Gualtieri, Connor Beagle, Richard Carpino, Andrew Englerth, Mia Hampton, Ellie Sorensen, Emily Eckdahl, Ally Flint, Kayla Fussell
Golf- ️Austin Eschberger, ️Grant Gilligan
Tennis- Macy Purdy, 🎾Cameron Smith, 🎾Eliot Smith, Josiah Cifelli, Kaylynn Cone
Softball- 🥎Olivia Johnson, Bailey Logsdon, Emma Miller
Baseball- Kyler LaCarte, Tim Lee, Tommy Saunders, Ryan Friend, Cole Heaney, Adam Jackson, Chase Bordonaro, Giavanni Caccamise, Anthony Filio.
Notre Dame (Mike Rapone)
Track- Austin Carrick, Gwyneth Hansen, Noah Kollarik, Adryona Miller, Jamel Okoebor, Madeline Payton, Jed Reese, Jayson Reinhart, Dakota Sica, Keith Szczepanski, Samuel Zerillo.
Baseball- Ethan Chadbourne, David Russo, Alexander Totten.
Softball- Cynthia Dykstra-Culver, Megan Goras, Abigail Pingrey, Montana Weidman.
Tennis- Maxwell Hutchins, Benjamin Lemley,
Oakfield-Alabama (Jeff Schlagenhauf)
Baseball- Joey Burdick, Aiden Johnston, Ryan Manges, Jarrod Smith
Softball- Allison Woodward, Brianna Smith, Julia Uhrinek
Tennis- Maggie DeMare, Cierra Tiede
Track- Dawson Coffey, Aiden Corneilius, Noah Gray, Owen Hogle, Alex Hoy, Derek McIntire, Aaron Plath, Alex Pratz, Dylan Rykert, Ryan Sage, Joey Staniszewski, Anthony Sutliff, Kennedy Grice, Nick Munger, Catherine Grossman, Frida Peralta, Kristina Simon, Tatym Stack
Pavilion (Jim Sattora)
Golf- Cole Calice, Alex Stalica, Brett Lubberts, Tyler Norton
Softball- Anna Davis, Lindsay Lowe
Track- Cameron Milligan, Donald Reinhart, Chalmers Wolcott
Baseball-Parker Phelps, Owen Sidhu, Charles Urbanczyk
Pembroke (Ryan Winship)
Softball- Casey Wurtz
Baseball- Austin Connell, Ethan Librock, Patrick Wolford
Track- Jacob Lawson
Tennis- Jacey Ray Pfalzer
Missing: Attica and Batavia.