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February 28, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

Junior Achievement plans annual Bowl-A-Thon

More than 1,800 bowlers from 60 businesses across Western New York will gather their teams together for Junior Achievement of Western New York's 23rd annual Bowl-A-Thon. More...

Hockey

St. Joe's shrugs off slow start to win Federation title

St. Joe's got off to a slow start in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation finals but finished strong, defeating rival Williamsville North, 5-2, before a sold out crowd of 1,800 on Thursday at Buffalo State Ice Arena. More...

Boxing

Mesi feeling good after latest win

Confidence was never something Town of Tonawanda heavyweight "Baby" Joe Mesi lacked until his two-year medical suspension. More...

Amherst holds on to beat Riverside, will face McKinley on Wednesday

If Amherst Central is to make some serious noise in the Section VI Class A-1 tournament, they will have to play better with the lead and make more of their foul shots. More...

East's comeback against McKinley falls short

Williamsville East played comeback all game in its 84-70 Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinal loss at McKinley on Friday. More...

Missed opportunities end North's season

It was the same old story for Williamsville North in their Section VI Class AA prequarterfinal boys basketball game at Clarence on Feb. 21. More...

Sports briefs

Pop Warner football is forming a new league structure in the Buffalo-Niagara region for the 2007 season and is looking for organizations to join. Pop Warner little Scholar Inc. is nationally recognized in over 42 states. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys Basketball - Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinals - def. More...

North, South girls hoops have early exits

Twelfth-seeded Williamsville North gave fifth-seeded Clarence all they could handle in the Section VI Class AA prequarterfinals on Feb. 20 but in the end, the Lady Red Devils proved too tough, winning 54-49. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Wednesday, Feb. 28 Boys Basketball: Section VI Class A-1 semifinals - South vs. Ken. East, 6 p.m., Amherst vs. McKinley, 7:45 p.m. (Buffalo State College) Girls Basketball: Section VI Class A-1 finals - East vs. Ken. East, 6 p.m. More...

Sweet Home's Hagen qualifies for indoor state meet

Jacob Hagen will represent Sweet Home's indoor track program at the New York State Championships on Saturday at Cornell University. More...

North sends four athletes to states

With outstanding performances from the boys and girls teams, Williamsville North will be sending four athletes to the New York State Indoor Track Championships on Saturday at Cornell University in Ithaca. More...

Sports briefs

Williamsville North High School graduate James Piazza went 2-for-4 with a RBI in the University at Buffalo's 6-2 loss to Nevada on Saturday. Williamsville East grad Zach Anderson threw 1.1 innings of relief, while allowing one run. More...

Fireman's Bowling

Te a m               Wi n s         Losses Harris Hill         108      & More...

Boys Swimming

Hard work earns South's Rogers return trip to states

All of Drew Rogers' year-round training in the pool has paid off. More...

Spartan tune up for states

Williamsville North swimmers are prime and ready for this weekend's New York State Championship meet at Erie Community College's Burt Flickinger Center. More...

Aunt Rosie's tournament schedules posted

The Aunt Rosie's International Girls' and Women's Fast Pitch Softball Tournament returns to Amherst's Audubon Recreation Center for the 19th season this year, hosting an estimated 125 teams from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Il More...

Revolution U-12 win battle over sister team

There was a family feud on Saturday afternoon at the Epic Center. The two Amherst U-12 girls teams met for the first time this year, with the Amherst Revolution defeating the Amherst Rovers, 6-0. More...

Stumpf's Level 5 girls place second at meet

The Level 5 girls from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center recently competed in the Nickel City meet hosted by the Gymnastics Unlimited. More...

Stumpf's Level 6 boys medal in Ohio

The Level 6 team from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center recently traveled to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Blain Wilson Ohio Classic. Over 600 gymnasts attended the meet from 43 different teams. The competitors hailed from 14 states as well as Canada. More...

Stumpf's Level 4, 5 teams compete at Blaine Wilson Classic

The Level 4 and 5 teams from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center were introduced to their first large national competition in Columbus Ohio. Hosted by a two-time U.S. More...

Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group

Third week brings plenty of action

The third week of the Buffalo In-line Hockey Group's spring season showed any type of hockey you wanted. High scoring, low scoring, shootouts and blowouts could be found in one of the games. More...

St. Greg's Cougars roar past Mary Queen of Angels in tournament

St. Gregory the Great's eighth grade girls basketball team played its best game of the season by defeating Mary Queen of Angels, 55-19, in the Mount St. Mary's Tournament. More...

Micron Gray Sabres defeat Blue

The Micron Gray Sabres played the Blue Sabres Sunday morning at the Amherst Pepsi Center. The Gray Sabres won 7-2. The Gray Sabres drew first blood with a breakaway goal by Alec Cicero. More...

Flyers skate past Bruins, 5-2

The Pee Wee Flyers beat a depleted Bruins team, 5-2, on Feb. 18 in a game between two evenly matched teams. More...

Mite Sharks win first playoff victory

Excitement was in the air Sunday morning at the Amherst Pepsi Center as the Mite Sharks took on the White Sabres for a thrilling game. The Sharks won 3-1. More...

Stars victorious over Black Sabres in hard-fought battle

Fans were treated to another exciting game at the Amherst Pepsi Center as the Mite Stars took on the Black Sabres this past weekend. The Stars won 5-3. More...

White Sabres defeat Gold, 5-4

The White Sabres closed the door on the Gold Sabres on Sunday with a 5-4 win at the Amherst Pepsi Center. Ben Siegel started the scoring for the White Sabres with a pretty shot that went through the five-hole. More...

Amherst Squirt Major 'AAA' Knights advance to state tournament

The Squirt Major "AAA" had am impressive weekend, winning four out of the five games they played in the New York Sectional Playdowns. The Knights came out strong on Friday, beating West Seneca, 5-2. More...

Flyers clip Red Wings in first playoff game, 6-3

The Squirt Flyers sailed past the Red Wings, 6-3, early Sunday morning at the Amherst Pepsi Center. The Red Wings were dominant in the first period. Adam Herr scored his first goal two minutes in on a clean breakaway down the middle of the ice. More...

Amherst Youth Basketball Results

Second half surge wins game for Georgetown

Georgetown and Providence engaged in an exciting, hard fought Amherst Youth Basketball fourth-fifth grade boys game played on Feb. 17. Georgetown won 24-18. More...

Inspired East squad avenges loss in A-1 semifinals

Lady Flames to defend A-1 title on Wednesday against Ken East

After losing twice to Hamburg in the regular season, Williamsville East picked the right time to defeat the Lady Bulldogs, winning, 36-27, in the Section VI Class A-1 semifinals on Saturday at Lockport High School. More...

Commentary

It's time for 'Baby' Joe Mesi to face a decent foe

Perhaps it was fitting that local heavyweight "Baby" Joe Mesi came to the ring wearing a Buffalo Sabres jersey for his scheduled 10-round fight against George "Terminator" Linberger this past Thursday at the Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort More...

Boys Basketball

Confident South moves on to A-1 semifinals

A 59-48 home victory over eleventh-seed Hutch-Tech in the Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinals on Friday gave second-seed Williamsville South another shot to end a playoff drought in the A-1 semifinals. More...

ECC to conduct baseball clinic

Erie Community College and head baseball coach Joe Bauth will run their annual baseball clinic at Erie Community College, North Campus, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville. A baseball miniclinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11. More...

Sports briefs

Team New Era premier travel baseball program has opportunities for qualified players ages 9 through 18, parents and coaches who are committed to advancing their baseball knowledge and skills while participating in a first-class competitive baseba More...

Seniors step up for Sweet Home boys hoops

Sweet Home's journey to a possible New York State Class AA championship began with a convincing 67-44 home win over Lockport on Friday in the Section VI quarterfinals. More...

Sweet Home girls bow out in Class 'AA' quarterfinals

Lancaster could do no wrong in its Section VI Class 'AA' quarterfinal home victory over Sweet Home last Thursday. The Lady Redskins, seeded third, outscored the sixth-seeded Lady Panthers, 17-5, in the second quarter en route to a 56-27 victory. More...

Amherst girls hoops season ends in prequarters

Amherst Central had an early exit in the Section VI Tournament as the Lady Tigers, seeded tenth in the A-1 bracket, lost 48-34 to seventh-seed Starpoint, in the A-1 prequarterfinals. More...

Sports briefs

Steve Rois, an Amherst resident and Amherst Central High School graduate, had a great showing for the Rochester Institute of Technology's men's swimming team at the 2007 Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association Championship. More...

Sharks win triple OT thriller over Nardin

Sacred Heart and Nardin have had many battles on the court over the years but last Friday's regular season finale added another twist to their rivalry. More...

Casey earns player of the week honor

Swarthmore College senior guard Chris Casey, a 2003 Williamsville East High School graduate, was recently named Sam Cozen Player of the Week by the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association. More...

Sweet Home to host 'Keeper of the Kohn'

Award-winning documentary comes for one-time showing on March 25

For only one day, Sweet Home High School will be "Keeper of the Kohn." The movie, which chronicles Peter Kohn's final year as equipment manager of the Middlebury College lacrosse team as well as dealing with personal tragedy, comes to the school fo More...

Indoor Track

South freshmen trio head to states

Several personal-best times were set for Williamsville South at Saturday's Section VI Indoor Track Championships. More...

NHL

Kaleta makes crazy debut for Sabres

For Patrick Kaleta, his move up to the NHL was more like running away to join the circus than advancing in his career. More...

Miller named to international tennis committee

Longtime Amherst Hills Tennis Club Director and head professional Todd Miller was appointed to the Master Professional Selection Committee last week in Hilton Head, S.C. More...

Independent Health, Canisius to host 5K run

Independent Health and Canisius College will present the ninth annual Shoes For The Shelter 5K Run/Walk at noon, Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. More...

Sports brief

Flotilla 33, Buffalo, is once again offering America's Boating Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at St. Patrick's Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga, N.Y. More...

Buffalo Wings Lacrosse Club announces 2007-08 registration, tryouts

Registration for the 2007-08 season for Buffalo Wings Lacrosse Club, the area's premier girls travel club lacrosse program, is now open for girls who will graduate high school in 2008-2011. More...

Indoor Soccer

United U-14 picks up first win of season

Coach Kevin Brenner and his Amherst United U-14 posted their first win of the 2007 indoor soccer season on Feb. 23 at Sportsplex, defeating the Northtowns Warriors, 3-1. More...

Stumpf's Level 9 boys earn third at classic

The upper level boys from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center competed at the Blaine Wilson Ohio Classic, hosted by two-time U.S. Olympian Blaine Wilson. The event brought in 43 teams from 14 states and Canada. More...

Stumpf's Level 6 girls hail two all-around champs

The Level 6 girls from Stumpf's Gymnastics competed at the Nickel City meet hosted by Gymnastics Unlimited of Orchard Park. The team captured the 10-year old and 11-year old all around titles on their way to being named the second place team. More...

Sports brief

The Williamsville Zion Saints, a new association with Pop Warner Little Scholar Football and Cheer/Dance, will have an early registration from 9 a.m. More...

Amherst Youth Hockey holding tryouts

Amherst Youth Hockey will be holding mite/squirt travel hockey tryouts for the 2007-08 season from Monday, March 12 through Thursday, March 15 at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville. More...

THIRD PLACE

The Amherst Skating Club Synchronized pre-juvenile and open-juvenile skating teams each took bronze medals at the Port City Invitational in Oswego, N.Y. This is the second year the teams have competed. More...

Pee Wee Major 'AA' Knights take second at tourney

The Amherst Knights Pee Wee Major "AA" team, coached by John DiDonato, captured second place in the Rock-n-Roll Hockey Tournament held in Cleveland, Ohio during Presidents Day weekend. More...

Bisons prepare for Rochester

The Pee Wee Major "AA" North Buffalo Bisons prepare to take on Rochester Youth on Wednesday in the semifinals of the WNYAHL playoffs. The game will be held at the ESL Center in Rochester. More...

Defense keeps Mite Bruins undefeated in playoffs

In their second playoff game of the 2007 season, the Mite Bruins played one of their most impressive defensive games of the year. More...

Micron Black Sabre goalie Tyler Rossi follows father's skates, picks up win

Coach Bob Rossi has been keeping a secret all season, but that secret was revealed on Sunday as his son Tyler Rossi followed in his dad's skates between the pipes. More...

Sports brief

The Northtown Boys Basketball League, one of seven (parochial/middle school) boys' leagues in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will be hosting a doubleheader of all-star games at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at St. More...

White Sabres, Stars skate to 3-3 tie

The Squirt White Sabres and Stars battled to a 3-3 tie on Sunday in a tight defensive style Squirt division playoff game in the Amherst Hockey Association. More...

Tucker nets hat trick in Red Sabre victory

The Squirt Red Sabres defeated the Bruins, 6-0 in second round playoff action this weekend. Adam Tucker poured three goals into the nets to lead the Red Sabres. More...