February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

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The good, the bad and the future of Section VI bowling

Section VI bowling has been leaving a 7-10 split the entire season. For every good act the section has done to help promote the sport, they have made a couple of bad ones that make you scratch your head. More...

Amherst shoots well in opening sectional games

If the Section VI Championships was only three games, Amherst Central's boys bowling team would have finished in third place. More...

Girls Bowling

Amherst, Williamsville North compete at rolloffs, sectionals

Although none of the Amherst Central girls qualified at ECIC rolloffs on Feb. 12 at Thruway Lanes, coach Dennis Illig through his team bowled pretty well considering most are first year bowlers. More...

South boys hoops finally beats Maryvale

Maryvale has had Williamsville South's number in boys basketball for years. Not anymore. More...

Connie Mack holding open registration

Connie Mack Little League will be holding open registration from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24 at Dick's Sporting Goods, 281 Meyer Road, Amherst. Connie Mack offers softball and baseball to boys and girls ages 4 to 18. More...

East wrestlers never quit at state qualifier

Williamsville East did not send any wrestlers to the New York State Championships but it's not for a lack of effort. More...

Amherst girls hoops finish regular season strong

Amherst Central's girls basketball team seems to peaking at the right time. The Lady Tigers closed out its regular season with league wins over Lake Shore, 53-28, on Thursday and West Seneca East, 50-21, on Friday. More...

Kenmore West hockey upsets Sweet Home in Fed quarters

Sweet Home will have to wait another year to win the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation title. More...

Sports briefs

Williamsville residents Katie Lyons and Vincenzo Piraino, both Buffalo State College students, were recently named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference All-Academic team. Lyons plays soccer and is majoring in social work. More...

East finishes fifth at league championships

Williamsville East coach Mike Doerfler should have played the lotto on Saturday because he was dead on with his boys swimming team's fifth place finish at ECICs at Clarence High School. "Fifth place is what we hoped for," said Doerfler. More...

South girls hoops enters sectionals on win streak

Williamsville South's girls basketball team heads into the Section VI Class A-1 Tournament on a roll. More...

Sweet Home, North boys hoops defeat Lancaster

Sweet Home and Williamsville North's boys basketball teams closed out their regular seasons with home wins over Lancaster. Sweet Home clinched the ECIC Division II with a 76-42 victory last Wednesday. More...

South preparing for indoor track sectionals

Williamsville South indoor track coach Sam Hasan has high hopes for his girls' team at Saturday's Section VI Championships at Fredonia State College, and why shouldn't he? More...

ECC to conduct baseball clinics

Erie Community College and head baseball coach Joe Bauth will run their annual baseball clinics at Erie Community College, North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville. A baseball hitting clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. More...

Spartans indoor track teams take fifth at team championships

The Williamsville North Indoor track team placed fifth in the boys and girls division at Fredonia State College in the Section VI League Championships held Feb. 10 at Fredonia State College. More...

LEAGUE CHAMPS

St. Gregory the Great's Christian Youth Organization basketball team defeated Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament, 46-38, on Feb. 7 to win the league playoffs. More...

Gleason's Gymnastics

Farrell, Aronica, DeCicco excel at meets

The Niagara gymnasts from Gleason's Gymnastics competed in two meets this past weekend. Amherst gymnast Jamie Farrell traveled to Long Island, N.Y. to compete in the Winter Wonderland Invitational gymnastics meet on Feb. 9. More...

Stumpf's upper level girls competes in open invite

The upper level girls from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center recently competed in the Daytona Beach Open. Some of the best teams from across the country assembled in Florida's Ocean Center for the three-day-competition. More...

Stumpf's Level 6 wins second place in Daytona

Three representatives of the Level 6 Team from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center competed in the Daytona Beach Open in Florida. The trio met the challenge of the out-of-state competition and earned honors as the second place team. More...

Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group

Machine wins exciting shootout

Buffalo In-line Hockey Group saw an exciting shootout game played on Saturday in a major division game between the Black Aces and the Mean Machine. More...

Holoman to receive 2007 recognition award

The University at Buffalo will celebrate its 17th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) before the UB women's basketball game versus Ohio on Feb. 21. The event will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Bantam Eagles score late to record playoff victory

The Bantam Boston College Eagles, rested after a bye week, played their first game of the playoffs against the Western Michigan Broncos, winning 5-4, on Sunday. More...

Squirt White Sabres come back in wild game

The White Sabres overcame a four-goal deficit to come back and defeat the Rangers, 8-7, on Sunday in a wide open offensive Squirt division game in the Amherst Hockey Association that featured three hat tricks. More...

Flyers prepare for postseason with another victory

The Squirt Flyers and Wolves met up at the Amherst Pepsi Center early Sunday morning for a high scoring match. The Flyers pulled out all stops for their 7-6 win. More...

Mite Red Wings blast off into playoffs

The Mite Red Wings continued their sharp play as of late by posting a convincing 5-1 first round playoff victory over the Gray Sabres in Mite House play on Sunday. More...

Sled Hockey

Sabres come back to win

The Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey team came back to beat the Kitchener Sidewinders, 5-4. The Sabres offense was asleep for the first two periods, which allowed the Sidewinders to jump out to a 4-0 lead. More...

Major 'AAA' Knights double up Americans

The Amherst Mite Major "AAA" took the lead on Saturday in the season series with the Rochester Americans, 2-1-1, after posting a 4-2 victory. Both teams battled hard the first period with each team trading scoring chances. More...

Stars' Carney scores late to tie Rangers, 1-1

Sunday's playoff game between the Mite Stars and Rangers was everything you would expect from a matchup of the teams with the division's best regular season records. More...

Amherst Youth Basketball Results

Big second lifts Florida State over Clemson

Florida State doubled up the Tigers from Clemson, outscoring them 18-9 in the second quarter to break an 11-11 first quarter tie and post a 46-37 victory in recent Amherst Youth Basketball seventh grade boys' action. More...

Amherst boys hoops clinch ECIC Division II

Amherst Central's formula to winning games this season was evident in last week's group of victories. More...

Wrestler Stella advances to first state meet

Sweet Home junior wins 135-pound division at Section VI qualifier

Ever since losing, 5-2, to Lucas Mariacher last year in the 135-pound finals of the Section VI New York State qualifier, Nic Stella has been waiting for another chance to advance to the state meet for the first time. More...

Bowling

Sweet Home boys end season with tournament play

Last week was tournament time for the Sweet Home boys bowling team. The Panthers bowled in three tournaments. The first tournament was the team's annual "King of the Hill" tournament at Manor II Lanes. More...

Lancaster's Ferrentino ends South, East hockey seasons

Lancaster's Nick Ferrentino played spoiler last week in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation playoffs. Ferrentino scored game-winning goals for the Redskins to defeat Williamsville South, 2-1, on Feb. More...

Sweet Home falters at sectionals

Sweet Home found out how deep the "A" girls division was at Thursday's Section VI bowling Championships. Sweet Home finished eighth overall but sixth in their division with a 4,889 pin total. More...

South girls bowling finish second in Class 'B' at sectionals

The Williamsville South varsity girls bowling team finished their season off with a runner-up trophy in Class "B" at the Section VI Championships last Thursday at Thruway Lanes. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

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North caps off season with impressive sectional showing

Williamsville North didn't send any wrestlers to the New York State Championships but coach Brian Swatland is proud of his team's effort at the Section VI New York State qualifier at Fredonia State College last Saturday. More...

Girls hoops

Big first half deficit too much for East to overcome in tourney finals

Lockport went on a 23-4 run to close out the first half en route to defeating Williamsville East, 54-41, in the finals of the 25th Kiwanis Tournament on Saturday at Lockport High School. "I thought we started great," said East coach Chris Durr. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Wednesday, Feb. 21 Boys Basketball: Section VI Class AA prequarterfinal - North at Clarence, 7 p.m., Class A-1 prequarterfinal - Iroquois at East, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Boys Swimming

Lin, Beckinghausen lead Spartans to ECIC 'AA' meet title

Coming off a perfect 12-0 dual meet season and already winning the ECIC "AA" division title, Williamsville North captured its second consecutive ECIC "AA" meet championship Saturday afternoon at Clarence High School. More...

Amherst Central swims large at ECICs; South's Rogers named most outstanding

Despite small numbers, the Amherst Central boys swimming team ended up with an impressive fifth place finish in the ECIC "A" division. The Tigers had 167 total points. Amherst had several outstanding top 16 finishes. More...

Sweet Home pulls Jekyll and Hyde routine

The Sweet Home girls basketball team played like two different teams in a span of 24 hours. Last Thursday, the Lady Panthers won convincingly over Frontier, 61-32, at home then dropped a 43-36 non-league road game at Kenmore West on Friday. More...

Fireman's Bowling

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NHL

Sabres shoved into new roles

With all of the injuries the Sabres have suffered lately, you're left to wonder if the team made a deal with the devil for last year's Eastern Conference finals appearance and is now feeling the aftereffects. More...

CHAMPS

The Williamsville South JV cheerleaders took first place in the ECIC Cheerleading Tournament on Feb. 10. More...

Sports briefs

University at Buffalo wrestler Andrew Stella, a Sweet Home High School graduate, recorded the team's match-clinching win over Binghamton on Saturday. Stella won 8-4 over Brandon Toro-Segarra at 141 pounds. More...

Boehm named Fisher's female athlete of the week

Sacred Heart Academy graduate and Cheektowaga resident Allison Boehm has been named St. John Fisher College's Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Feb. 4. More...

Stumpf's Level 5 earns nine medals in Daytona Beach Open

The Level 5 team from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center traveled to Florida to compete in the Daytona Beach Open held in Florida's Ocean Center. Over 1200 of the country's best male and female gymnasts competed in the three day event. More...

Stumpf boys compete in Florida

The Level 6-10 teams from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center competed in the Daytona Beach Open in Florida's Ocean Center. The three-day-event was attended by more than 1200 gymnasts from across the United States. More...

Williamsville's Morelli to row in world championships

When the starting horn blows at the World Rowing Championships in Eton, U.K., just outside London, the U.S. National Team's Lightweight 8 Men's division will include two rowers with Buffalo roots. More...

Indoor Soccer

Revolution U-12 girls soccer down Stingrays, 3-1

They say soccer is the ultimate team game and on Saturday afternoon the Amherst Revolution Soccer Club showed another example of this axiom. More...

North Buffalo Pee Wee Bisons needs shootout to advance in playoffs

The North Buffalo Bisons Pee Wee Major traveled to Geneseo last Sunday and defeated the host team 3-2 in an overtime shootout at Geneseo State College. The teams competed in the first round of the WNYAHL playoffs in the Pee Wee division (1994's). More...

Micron Red, White Sabres skate to 2-2 tie

Incredible is the way to describe the battle on Feb. 11 between the Amherst Micron Red Sabres and White Sabres. The game ended in a 2-2 tie with scoring opportunities throughout the game. More...

Red Sabres close out regular season with 5-1 showing

The Red Sabres defeated the Bruins, 5-1, on Saturday in the final regular season game of the Squirt season. The Red Sabres jumped to an early lead as Andrew White slapped one past the Bruin goalie on the first shift of the game. More...

Stars battle back, double up Sharks

The Squirt Stars fought back from an early two-goal deficit to defeat the Sharks 6-3, on Sunday. Nick Vermilye and Brendan Quaglaia, assisted by Vermilye and Nick Peters, staked the Sharks to a 2-0 first period lead. More...

Bantam Lakers defeats Michigan

The Lake Superior State Lakers faced off against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday on the Amherst Pepsi Center's Olympic Rink for a big Bantam playoff game. The Lakers' hard work earned them a well-deserved 6-1 victory. More...

Amherst Mite Minor 'AAA' defeats Syracuse, Monroe with teamwork

Amherst's Mite Minor "AAA" hockey team took its show on the road to Cicero Twin Rinks to play one of their strongest rivals, the formidable Syracuse Stars on Feb. 10. More...

Amherst Mite 98s fall short in tournament

In their second meeting in as many days and with a trip to the finals of the 19th Annual President's Day Tonawanda Tournament on the line, the result was the same for the Amherst Mite '98 Selects as they fell to West Seneca and stellar netminder Mat More...

Black Sabres defeat Red Sabres in first playoff game

The Mite Black Sabres had a 5-1 victory on Sunday for their first playoff game against the Red Sabres. The Black Sabres came out flying. Nick Carbone won the opening faceoff and streaked towards the goal. Zachary Gannon got the rebound and scored. More...

Micron Gold Sabres defeat Black Sabres, 6-1

The Feature Rink of the Amherst Pepsi Center was the site of the full-ice contest between the Micron Gold Sabres and Black Sabres on Sunday. The Gold Sabres prevailed, 6-1. More...

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