Weekly Feature



June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Leaving a legacy

Longtime South Athletic Director Kevin Lester reflects on 46-year career with Williamsville

When you think of athletics at Williamsville South High School, the first person you think of is Kevin Lester.  But after 46 total years with the Williamsville district — the last 31 as athletic director — Lester will be retiring Jun More...

North grad Zurak selected by Yankees in MLB Draft

Kyle Zurak grew up a big fan of the New York Yankees. More...

All-Bee Softball Team named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the sixth annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to rec More...

North’s Switzer voted All-Bee Softball Coach of the Year

First-year Williamsville North softball coach Michelle Switzer couldn’t have asked for a better situation to walk into when making her varsity coaching debut.  More...

Lancaster’s Paradowski dubbed All-Bee Softball Player of the Year

Anyone who wonders just how much of a difference work ethic can make in athletic endeavors should look no further than 2017 All-Bee Softball Player of the Year Kara Paradowski.  More...

CHAMPIONS

— The Western New York Storm 16U Softball team recently won the Lancaster Coca Cola Classic Tournament held at Walden Ponds in Lancaster. More...

Sports brief

Current summer baseball players ages 9-17 can extend their season through the fall with Team New Era Fall Elite Travel Teams.  More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by emailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. More...

Rybakov claims pro circuit singles title

Unseeded Alex Rybakov, a 20-year-old from Coral Springs, Florida and a standout college player at Texas Christian University, defeated fourth seed Naoki Nakawaga, a 20-year-old from Kagoshima, Japan, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1 in the championship match to claim t More...

Retiring Sweet Home athletic director thanks many for department’s success

Chris DeMarco will be the first person to tell you that he cannot take much credit for the success of the Sweet Home High School athletic department. More...

First Team marked by championship pedigree

2017 All-Bee Softball

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season.  More...

North’s Nicosia edges Depew’s Cotton for All-Bee Pitcher of the Year honors

Lady Spartans’ ace is just third ever to earn accolade in award’s existence

Emily Nicosia earned her way into a fairly exclusive club this spring.  More...

Sports brief

The Just Show Up softball skills camp for all girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Softball camp set for summer

Clarence varsity softball coach Todd Banaszak and his staff, along with local high school and college coaches, will be running the fourth annual Clarence High School Championship Softball Camp from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 31-Aug. More...

Sweet Home sprint medley relay runs sixth-fastest time in state history at outdoor nationals

Peters named All-American in girls shot put

Sweet Home track’s postseason ended with outstanding performances at last weekend’s New Balance Outdoor Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. More...

Amherst Soccer Association to hold camps

The Amherst Soccer Association will be holding recreational and elite camps July 17-19, a goalkeeping camp July 20 and a striker camp July 21 at the North French Soccer Complex, 1699 North French Road, Getzville.  More...

Miller Tennis Center crowns pro circuit doubles champs

Alexandru Gozrum (Moldavia) and Tomas Stillman (USA) defeated the Canadian duo of David Volfson and Christian Lakoseljac 6-4, 6-3 to win the USTA Pro Circuit Sargent & Collins, LLP Men’s $15,000 Futures doubles title Friday at Miller Tennis More...

NATIONAL QUALIFIER

— The Western New York Flash Academy ’03 team qualified for the Elite Clubs National League in its inaugural season. More...