Weekly Feature



September 26, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

North football goes back to basics

Spartans grind out 280 rushing yards, post first win

A simplified game plan combined with a ton of rushing yards led Williamsville North to its first victory of the season. More...

Onus on offense to lift struggling Bills

Commentary

The Buffalo Bills offense has enough trouble to work through with starting quarterback J.P. More...

Sweet Home improves in Ken East win

Sweet Home is 4-0 but its 28-14 home win over Kenmore East last Saturday was the team's most complete victory. "It was the first game where we got control and kept it," said Sweet Home coach John Faller. More...

Sports brief

Bill Truman, Barbara Gallo and Jane Kaeppel each sank a hole in one at Audubon Golf Course. Truman used a 5-iron on the 177-yard third hole; Gallo had an 8-iron on the 90-yard sixth hole; Kaeppel utilized a 7-iron on the 90-yard ninth hole. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams' youth football, soccer or other fall sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways. More...

Amherst exceeding expectations

Coming into the 2007 season, Amherst boys soccer coach Bobby DiNunzio had no idea how his team would fare. Thirteen players and eight starters graduated from last year's 10-2-2 team, leaving DiNunzio wondering who would pick up the slack. More...

Amherst girls soccer undefeated in ECIC III

Amherst's varsity girls soccer team improved to 3-0-1 in ECIC Division III and 3-3-1 overall after posting three league wins last week. The Lady Tigers defeated Depew, 6-4, on Sept. More...

Williamsville schools dominate Don Hall invite

Cross country

It was a good to be a member of a Williamsville cross country team at the Don Hall Memorial Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 18. More...

Williamsville girls golf opens season undefeated

Through seven matches, Williamsville's girls golf team has been unstoppable. The team is 7-0 with wins over Immaculata (252-384), Buffalo Seminary (248-338), Sacred Heart (272-278), Mt. St. More...

South field hockey wins, loses close games

It was a mixed bag of results last week for Williamsville South field hockey. The Lady Billies, 4-3-1 and ranked eighth in Western New York, lost to Hamburg, 4-3, in overtime on Sept. 17 and 1-0 against Iroquois last Friday. More...

St. Benedict's JV baseball remains undefeated

St. Benedict's JV baseball team improved to 4-0 with a win over SS. Peter and Paul, 16-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Colin Tenney, Joey Wittmann, Julia Blujus and Patrick MacDonald combined to pitch nearly perfect baseball for St. Benedict's. More...

Commemorative brick walkway installed at Central Amherst Little League

A commemorative brick walkway was installed on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Central Amherst Little League complex on Wehrle Drive. The walkway, located behind the backstop of the Major diamond, welcomes all families and visitors to the ball field. More...

TOURNAMENT SUCCESS

TOURNAMENT SUCCESS - The 1999 Amherst Mite Major AAA team recently made a five-game swing to play the top teams in Michigan. The trip was a big success as they went 4-1. More...

Sports brief

Union College's Tripp Pietrak, an Amherst resident, was named the Liberty League's Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 10 to 16. Pietrak collected 11 points in two wins with five goals and an assist. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets J. Gesel 255, 210 - 645; M. Gaiser 256, 223 - 641; J. Maine 212, 202 - 629; M. Smith 234, 218 - 616; C. Stephan 233 - 606; M. Stafford 212, 211 - 600; J. Wilson 216 - 593; D. Henning 215; D. Wightman 209; S. More...

Sports briefs

Kelsey Bradbury of Williamsville East, Michael Burns, Erin Cavagnaro and Michael Lin, all of Williamsville North, and Alex Rindo of Lancaster are the UB Amherst Swim Club captains for the 2007 season. More...

ROCK & ROLL CHAMPS

ROCK & ROLL CHAMPS - The Amherst Midget Minor AA team won its division in last weekend's Rock and Roll Cup Tournament in Cleveland, defeating Perinton, N.Y. in the title game by a 4-2 score. Bottom row from left, Sean McKenzie and Jake Lewis. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Field hockey: Amherst at Holland, 4:30 p.m.; Starpoint at East, 4:30 p.m.; Pioneer at North, 4:45 p.m.; Orchard Park at South, 4:30 p.m. More...

Predictions: Injury-riddled Bills no match for Jets

The Bills lost two more starters in Sunday's 38-7 blowout loss to the New England Patriots, as middle linebacker Paul Posluszny broke his forearm and quarterback J.P. Losman suffered a sprained knee. Now it's the backups who must carry the team. More...

TEAMWORK

TEAMWORK - Oneonta State College freshmen Ainsley Stoll, left, a Williamsville North graduate, and Brianne Galli, a Sweet Home graduate, helped the Oneonta field hockey team defeat their rival, Hartwick College, 2-1, in overtime. More...

Smith races Amherst past East

Tigers' back breaks single-game school rushing record

An unbelievable performance by Bert Smith lifted the Amherst Central varsity football team to its first victory of the season. More...

Sports briefs

East Amherst resident and Williamsville East graduate Jason Tartick was named Geneseo State College's male student-athlete of the week for Sept. 17 to 23. More...

East continues league dominance

Girls soccer

The biggest question for ECIC Division II league opponents facing Williamsville East this season is not if they're going to win; it's if they're going to score a goal. More...

Youthful South improving

After dropping its first two games, Williamsville South has been on a mini-roll. The Lady Billies have won two out of three games to improve its record to 2-2 in ECIC Division II, 2-3 overall. More...

Sweet Home struggling

It's been a rough season so far for Sweet Home girls soccer. The team is 1-8 with its only win coming against Amherst, 2-1, on Sept. 11. Lightning forced officials to call the game with four minutes remaining. Other scores have not been as kind. More...

East boys soccer avenges only league loss

Williamsville East's only loss all season was against Hamburg so the Flames had plenty play for in their ECIC Division II contest last Thursday at East. East, who lost to Hamburg, 3-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 5, avenged the loss with a 2-1 victory. More...

Top-ranked North remains undefeated

The Williamsville North boys soccer team proved why their No. 1 among Western New York large schools with two grueling ECIC Division I victories last week. North shut out Clarence, ranked fourth, 1-0, on Sept. More...

South boys soccer turning the corner

After a 0-4-1 start, Williamsville South is making a comeback. The Billies have won their last two soccer games, including a 3-0 road win over Cheektowaga last Thursday and a 3-1 home victory over Pioneer last Saturday. More...

South boys golf drops tiebreakers

Williamsville South's boys golf team was part of some unusual history last week. The Billies lost both of its matches on tiebreakers to Sweet Home and Amherst. South tied Sweet Home, 295-295, on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Sweet Home loses in quarterfinals of own tourney

Girls volleyball

A slow start in the quarterfinals led Sweet Home out of its own girls volleyball tournament last Saturday. The Lady Panthers, who took second last year, trailed Clarence, 13-7, and would up losing, 30-27, in the gold division quarterfinals. More...

No team depth costs Amherst

Girls swimming

Despite winning seven of the 12 events, the Amherst varsity girls swimming team lost to Starpoint, 100-79, on Sept 18. Amherst got off to a great start, winning the first six events, but Starpoint's depth was the deciding factor. More...

Sweet Home's Gutowski sets records

Sweet Home sophomore Paige Gutowski broke a 25-year old pool record on Sept. 18 at Lancaster in the 200 individual medley. She swam 2:15.62, breaking the previous record of 2:16.06 held by Erin Hurley. More...

Youth swimming results

St. Gregory the Great's swim team defeated St. Mary's of Lancaster, 210- 49, on Sunday. More...

South sits in third place

Girls tennis

At the halfway mark of the high school girls tennis season, Williamsville South finds itself in third place in ECIC Division III with a 3-2 record. South opened its season at Amherst on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Reshuffled Sweet Home lineup beats Iroquois

Sweet Home's girls tennis picked up its first win of the season was a 3-2 home victory last Thursday over Iroquois. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys Cross Country - 18th at East Aurora Invite, 400 Girls Cross Country - eighth at East Aurora Invite, 217 Field Hockey - lost to Hamburg 1-0; def. Eden 6-0; lost to Iroquois 1-0 (OT) Football - def. More...

ZOOM -

ZOOM - Jonathan Rera, a 15-year-old Williamsville North student, competed in his first Mini Indy Cup racing league at Batavia Motor sports on Sept. 8. Rera competed in the championship shootout, featuring racers from two different leagues. More...

Sack machine Schobel turns 100

NFL

Aaron Schobel is coming up on a milestone of sorts this week. More...

Hasek's Heroes receives funding for 2007 season

The Dominik Hasek Youth Hockey League, Inc. has received its annual stipend of $53,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo for the 2007 fiscal year. More...