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December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

East boys swim team loaded with talent

Williamsville East boys swim coach Mike Doerfler has high expectations for this year’s squad.  “It is one of those teams that you coach for 25 years and hope you eventually have a team like this,” Doerfler said. More...

Sweet Home boys hoops improves to 4-0

Sweet Home’s boys basketball team continues to excel early in the season, winning on the road at Jamestown, 55-50, Dec. 6 and Lewiston-Porter, 70-56, Friday as part of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School. More...

Amherst faces stiff competition in new league

Amherst’s boys swim team has fared well in recent years, winning the ECIC Division III regular-season title two years ago and finishing 8-3 last year.  It will be hard for the Tigers to duplicate those achievements as they have moved from More...

SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys basketball: def. Maryvale 68-58; lost to East 66-45 at Cataract City Classic More...

Sweet Home boys swim team wins opener

Sweet Home’s boys swim team is off to a good start, defeating Williamsville North, 58-43, in its season opener Dec. 5. More...

South boys hoops wins consolation game at Tom Keenan Memorial Tournament

Williamsville South boys basketball coach Gabe Michael schedules tough non-league games to get his squad ready for league play, and the Billies had quite the challenge at last weekend’s Tom Keenan Memorial Tournament at Canisius High School.&nb More...

Amherst splits non-league games

Amherst’s boys basketball team split its non-league road games last week, defeating Maryvale, 68-58, Dec. More...

Sweet Home finishes 2-3 at Springville Duals

Sweet Home’s wrestling team went 2-3 at Saturday’s Springville Duals Tournament, beating North Tonawnanda and Springville, and losing to Holley (Section V), Olean and Eden.  Wrestling well for the Panthers was senior Yasser Esaleh wh More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Dec. 13 Boys basketball: Sweet Home at Williamsville East, 6:30 p.m.; Orchard Park at Williamsville North, 7:30 p.m.; St. Francis at Williamsville South, 7:30 p.m. Boys and girls bowling: Williamsville East at Amherst, More...

Amherst falls to O’Hara in season opener

The Amherst girls basketball team is not into moral victories, but the Lady Tigers put forth a great effort against the top-ranked large-school team in Western New York in their season opener.  Amherst led Cardinal O’Hara, 18-9, after the More...

Amherst wrestling beats Depew/Cleve Hill

Nine Amherst wrestlers recorded wins in the Tigers’ 51-24 home win over Depew/ Cleveland Hill Dec. More...

South wins league opener

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team hosted Hamburg in its home opener Dec. More...

Sweet Home boys bowling looking for consistency

Sweet Home’s boys bowling team had a solid year last year, finishing second to Clarence in the ECIC Large Schools North division.  In order to improve this season, coach Thomas Smith said the team has to become more consistent and better a More...

Sweet Home girls continues to rebuild

Sweet Home has traditionally been a powerhouse in girls bowling, including a Section VI title in 2013. More...

Sports brief

The Bee now has a Twitter account dedicated solely to sports, @BeeSportsLive, where followers can catch up on stories they may have missed, see live tweeting from games where the reporters are in attendance and more. More...

Sacred Heart girls bowling team keeps improving

Sacred Heart’s girls bowling team has seen a resurgence of interest in the sport with more than 21 girls at tryouts.  After many tough decisions, the Sharks’ varsity team is composed of four returning seniors, and another two seniors More...

East boys bowling looking for consistency

Williamsville East’s boys bowling team had one of its best seasons last year, finishing third behind Clarence and Starpoint in the ECIC North Large Schools Division.  East’s top bowler, Joe Peters, who broke the school record for hig More...

South boys bowling aims for successful season

Williamsville South boys bowling coach Steve Delisanti said the team goal is to win as many matches as possible, and prepare for the Williamsville Cup and hopefully sectionals.  More...

North boys hockey wins Don Kauth Tourney

The Williamsville North’s boys hockey’s trip to Albany last weekend to compete in the Don Kauth Tournament was highly successful.  The Spartans pounded Shenendehowa, 8-2, Friday and Saratoga, 8-0, Saturday, to place first overall.&nb More...

South boys hockey earns first victory, drops other games

It took four tries, but the Williamsville South boys hockey team picked up its first win of the season, downing Kenmore West, 4-2, Dec. More...

Greater Buffalo level 6 girls team takes fourth

The Greater Buffalo level 6 girls gymnastics team placed fourth overall at the Syracuse Sports Fest Dec. More...

Notre Dame third, fourth girls win opening games

Notre Dame’s third-fourth grade girls basketball team recently won their opening games. Notre Dame 19, Pittsburgh 15 More...

Experienced North boys bowling team adds depth

The Williamsville North boys bowling team will not be short on depth this season.  Every starter from last year returns, which with some new additions, gives Spartans coach Kevin Poplawski the confidence to know that he can put any of his bowle More...

South boys swim team features new faces

Many new faces will lead the Williamsville South varsity boys swim team this season due to graduating key swimmers over the past two seasons.  Coach Richard Grampp said the team has a fairly young roster and a handful of kids with no competitive More...

New North swim coach keeping sport interesting

New Williamsville North boys swim coach Ted Eimstad has never coached at the high school level before but he is not new to the sport.  Eimstad swam for Beaverton High School in Oregon and a year at Middlebury College. More...

North boys hoops struggles in season opener

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team lost big in its season opener, losing to Monroe out of Rochester, 64-48, Saturday in the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School.  “It was awful,” North coach Chuck Swierski More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 66 25 Main-Transit C 63 28 Harris Hill B 59 32 Lancaster 54 37 Harris Hill 54 37 More...

East falters against Clarence

A poor shooting performance was a big factor in Williamsville East’s 52-34 non-league home loss against Clarence Dec. 5.  The Flames shot 12-of-52 from the field, including 4-of-22 from threes. More...

South wrestling team splits dual meets

Williamsville South’s wrestling team earned a split of dual matches last week, edging Canisius, 39-38 on Dec. 5 and losing to Iroquois, 56-27 on Dec. 6. The Billies are 1-1 in ECIC II and 4-6 overall.  More...

North’s Catanzaro, Baetzhold named to All-Tourney Team

Williamsville North wrestlers Vinny Catanzaro and Connor Baetzhold both went undefeated to earn All-Tournament Team honors at Saturday’s Springville Duals Tournament.  Catanzaro went 5-0 at 145 pounds and Baetzhold went 5-0 between 126 and More...

East girls hoops downs North in crosstown matchup

Lady Flames improve to 3-0

Williamsville East’s girls basketball team used a bunch of runs to knock off Williamsville North, 55-40, Dec. 5, improving its record to 3-0.  More...

Sacred Heart’s Ryan scores 1,000th point in team’s win over Lake Shore

Sacred Heart senior guard Micaela Ryan hit a major milestone in the team’s 58-43 road win over Lake Shore Dec. 5.  Her first three-pointer in the first quarter gave her 1,000 career points. More...

Sweet Home girls hoops salvages week with win

Sweet Home’s girls basketball team fared much better at the end of the week than the beginning, downing McKinley, 55-38, Saturday at Daemen College as part of the Pastor-Cooper Showcase.  The Lady Panthers dropped home league games earlie More...

Short-handed Williamsville girls hockey team falls in tourney final

Williamsville’s girls hockey team usually has 29 players available when they play games but the squad was down to only 12 players (six forwards, four defensemen, two goalies) due to travel hockey commitments for this past weekend’s Clinto More...

Amherst girls seeking program’s first division crown

Amherst girls bowling coach Greg Kisker said the team has never won a division title, but after finishing 9-3 for second place in the ECIC North Large Schools last year and returning almost the entire roster, he is hoping this year’s group make More...

Amherst boys focused on individual improvement

There are many new faces on the Amherst boys bowling team.  With only three returning bowlers out of 10 on the roster, Tigers coach Jason Beckman said how well the team can improve on last year’s 3-9 record will depend on how fast some of More...

North girls bowling seeks to change culture

The culture is changing for the Williamsville North girls bowling team.  New Lady Spartans coach Eric Roca said 19 bowlers tried out and 12 were kept. He thinks it is the first time cuts were made for girls bowling.  More...

SHAQ swimmers shine at annual meet

Sweet Home Aquatics held its annual SHAQ open Nov. More...

South girls bowling team seeking individual growth

With only two seniors on the roster, Williamsville South’s girls bowling team will be young but coach Jessica Mamon said a team goal is to keep having the girls develop their skills and improve their average.  “Knowing that they all More...

Sweet Home boys hockey rolls to 4-0

Sweet Home’s boys hockey team continues to steamroll its competition, blanking Lewiston Porter, 5-0, Friday and Lockport, 6-2, Saturday, and improving its record to 4-0.  The Panthers have outscored their first four opponents, 31-3.  More...

Amherst splits games at tournament

The Amherst boys Federation varsity boys hockey team earned a split at the Ontario Bay-Lamont Tournament in Pulaski, New York.  On Friday night, the Tigers picked up their first win of the season by defeating Ontario Bay, 3-2. More...

Flames beat Grand Island, tie West Seneca West

Williamsville East’s boys hockey team’s first two games of the season were a challenge, beating Grand Island, 3-1, at Hyde Park Thursday and tying West Seneca West, 4-4, Friday at the West Seneca Town Rink.  More...

Stumpf’s girls host start of competition season

The Stumpf’s girls’ Levels 3-5 squads started the competition season by hosting several other area teams for their Snowflake Invitational Nov. 25-26.  More...

CASH hockey remains unbeaten through three

The Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey team improved its record to 3-0 after beating Kenmore/Grand Island, 7-2, Dec. 5 at Lincoln Arena.  “It was a great team effort,” said coach Nicola Adimey. More...

Sports brief

Registration is open for the Buffalo Indoor Lacrosse League for boys in grades 1-6, which will be held for eight weeks on Sunday mornings in January and February at Sahlen’s Sports Park, 7070 Seneca St, Elma. More...