Last week, The New Mastersounds brought their patented funk out to The Independent for two great nights of music. The band’s ever funky presence is always felt, between old classics and newer cuts from their 2015 release, Made For Pleasure. One highlight from the first night of the run was the band’s cover of Kool & The Gang‘s “Give It Up,” complete with a horn section featuring Daniel Casares on saxophone and Mike Olmos on trumpet.Listen to the New Mastersounds funkify San Francisco with this great jam below:[Video courtesy of Martin Lefkowitz, photo by Courtney Harrington]
Scharoun, for his part, tore to first in the 100 backstroke in 58.25 seconds, also taking second in the 50 freestyle in 23.87 seconds and helping Shuron, Cameron Chao and John Lyons go 1:51.57 in the 200 medley relay.Also getting a 1-2 finish in diving, the Wildcats had Justin Byrne earn 256.65 points and David Puma get 232.85 points as Lyons was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.18.Two days later, it was WG traveling to Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA for a three-team meet that also included Oswego. Head-to-head against the Red Rams, the Wildcats took a 103-82 defeat, but it defeated the Buccaneers 88-63.McMahon and Shuronwon still two races apiece, McMahon going 1:54.32 in the 200 freestyle and 5:08.16 to take the 500 freestyle as Shuron swam the 200 IM in 2:16.55 and went 58.26 seconds to win the 100 butterfly.Scharoun, second in the 100 freestyle in 52.83 seconds, did take the 100 backstroke in 1:03.87 and helped Shuron, McMahon and Chase Foresti win the 200 medley relay in 1:45.49.In a diving showdown, Byrne picked up 261.70 points, Puma 241.25 points and Bryan Reichert 221.50 points, but all trailed the 307.15 points from J-D/CBA’s Lucas Dekaney, who has already qualified for the state meet.Byrne would then contend for top honors at Saturday’s Burgos Memorial Diving Invitational. His total of 443.70 points topped everyone except Dekaney, who won with 477.95 points.Puma did well, too, earning fourth place by accumulating 399.90 points. Reichert finished ninth with 354.95 points as Parker McIlroy was 15th and Kyle Collins 29th.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys swimmingWest Genesee With two meets against three different opponents in a 48-hour span, the West Genesee boys swim team wrapped up its regular season.First, the Wildcats took on Syracuse City last Tuesday at Nottingham High School, to where it will return on Feb. 13 and 15 for the Section III championships.WG defeated Syracuse 95-86, led by Ryan McMahon and Alex Shuron, who won two races apiece. McMahon swam the 200-yard freestyle in one minute, 55.15 seconds, getting first-place points even though Westhill’s Vincent Tarolli, who swims with Syracuse, did 1:50.64.Later, in the 500 freestyle, McMahon went 5:04.03 to Tarolli’s 5:07.09, and he also paired with Keegan Scharoun, Nate Long and Josh Goshow to go 3:54.21 in the 400 freestyle relay.As for Shuron, he was first in the 200 individual medley in 2:16.68 before dominating the 100 butterfly, winning that race in 57.71 seconds.