Weekly Feature



November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

Size inside to help East's chances for success

When basketball teams play Williamsville East this season, they will have to at times deal with a couple of giants underneath the basket. More...

Sacred Heart's roster not at full strength

Initially, Sacred Heart coach Sister Maria Pares feels her basketball team is fundamentally sound and could have a great season. Getting everybody to practice at the same time has been a problem. More...

Cannizzo to play softball at Canisius

Amanda Cannizzo, a member of Sweet Home's varsity softball team, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to play softball at Canisius College next year. The signing took place in the Athletics Office of Sweet Home High School. More...

New coach teaches Lady Billies to pick up the pace

Despite losing its best player in years to graduation, Katie Ostroot, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about this year's Williamsville South girls basketball team. More...

New players ready to go at Amherst

There are plenty of spots to fill on this year's Amherst girls basketball team. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets AJ Swannie 288, 233, 223 - 744; S. Saxer 237, 215 - 646; J. Maine 230, 203, 201 - 634; A. Yambor 238, 206 - 610; F. Garus 223, 201 - 613; S. DiPasquale 235 - 610; B. Goodwill 259 - 606; M. More...

North's speed could pose matchup problems

If there's one word to describe the Williamsville North boys basketball team, it is fast. The Spartans have a lot of speed on their roster. Just ask North coach Chuck Swierski. "We're super fast," said Swierski. "And we're very athletic. More...

South boys hoops almost starting from scratch

The 2007-08 Williamsville South boys basketball team is dramatically different from 2006-07. More...

Freshman Air Force repeat as Turlecky Cup champs

Williamsville Junior Football

The Williamsville Jr. Freshman Air Force football squad used a total team effort to beat a solid Williamsville Commandos unit, 21-13, to win the 2007 Turlecky Cup. Running back Nick Maranto and quarterback Ryan Foster led the Air Force offense. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SP O RT S CALENDAR

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Girls basketball: Lockport at East. 7:30 p.m.; Clarence at South, 7:30 p.m.; Sweet Home Tip-off tourn. at Sweet Home - Sacred Heart vs. Iroquois, 6 p.m.; Sweet Home vs. Grand Island, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Squirt Division

Squirt Devils, Sharks tie The Devils' Tommy Heyden broke a scoreless tie at 10:24 of the third. Maeve Christ (Pat Irving) tied it at 4:15. More...

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THEY'RE GREAT - St. Leo the Great School placed fifth in their division of the Neumann Catholic Swim League. Megan Abramo (9-10-year-old; 50 free, 38.41; 50 back, 46.96) and Kaitlyn Alcazaren (9-10-year-old; 50 back, 47.01) earned all-star status. More...

Buffalo In-line Hockey Group 'skates for the cure'

The EPIC Center in Lancaster saw Buffalo In-line Hockey Group host its 2007 Iron Man tournament this past Saturday. More...

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SHOWCASE CHAMPIONS - The Amherst Mite Major "AAA" hockey team was crowned champion of the Detroit Compuware 1999 Showcase tournament which took place on Oct. 28 in Romulus, Mich. More...

Ralson promoting local show

Trainer and promoter Jimmy Ralston has set up another amateur card for Dec. 8 at the VFW Leonard Post in Cheektowaga. The card will feature 12 bouts of fighters from Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario. More...

Bisons' hockey beaten in Niagara

The Bantam Minor Buffalo Bisons were defeated in their games at the Niagara University Holiday Tournament last weekend. In the first game, Batavia jumped out to a lead and withstood any comeback in a 4-1 victory. More...

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LEAGUE CHAMPS - The St. Gregory the Great varsity baseball team won the Kenmore League in the Diocesan League to proceed to the championship where they were defeated by St. Benedict's, 8-4. More...

Sweet Home girls optimistic about upcoming season

Sweet Home girls basketball coach Matt LaRoach has many reasons to be looking forward to the 2007-08 season. LaRoach returns seven players, including several who have three years of varsity experience. More...

Fisher's Boehm collects weekly honor

Allison Boehm, a Sacred Heart Academy graduate and Cheektowaga native, has been selected as St. More...

Lady Spartans bring back youth, experience

With only two players lost to graduation, the Williamsville North girls basketball team is basically in tact from last year. But with one senior on the roster, they're still young. More...

UB baseball to host youth clinics

The University at Buffalo baseball program will host a two-day youth baseball clinic for kids ages 7 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 29-30 at Alumni Arena. The cost to attend the skills clinic is $65. More...

Team effort needed for East lady cagers

If there's one common theme for this year's Williamsville East girls basketball team, it's that everyone will get a chance to contribute. "They're all so closely matched in skill and ability," said East coach Chris Durr. More...

Canisius College to hold baseball camps

The Canisius College baseball program will be holding winter baseball camps at the Koessler Athletic Center, 2001 Main St., at Canisius. The camps are open for ages 9 through high school. The camps are: elite hitting camp (Dec. More...

Amherst boys hoops looking for scoring

Amherst boys basketball coach Mike Chatelle isn't worried about his team's depth heading into the 2007-08 season. He's more concerned with who is going to be scoring points. More...

Sweet Home returns only one starter, four players

If you've attended a Sweet Home boys basketball game the last couple of years, you would be familiar with names like Terrell Rankin, Glenroy Carr, Steven Roberts and Eric Schnirel. More...

Sports brief

The Swimkins swim team will host a free introductory to synchronized swimming event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Transit Middle School, 8730 Transit Road. The event is for girls ages 7 to 11. More...

New management revamps Clarence learn-to-swim program

Clarence's learn-to-swim program has a new manager. Colleen Adams, who has been involved in the swimming community as a swimmer, lifeguard, coach and mentor, is the program's new manager. More...

Girls soccer finishes regular season 11-7-4

Christian Central Academy

Christian Central Academy's varsity girls soccer team won its last two regular season games to claim a final regular season record of 11-7-4. In their second last game, CCA beat Niagara Catholic, 5-0. More...

Pee Wee Division

Rangers, Penguins tie The Pee Wee Rangers exploded for four goals in 3:11 of the third period to earn a 4-4 tie with the Penguins. Trevor Browning, assisted by John Tomczak, started the comeback from a 2-0 deficit. More...

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FIRST PLACE - The St. Leo the Great Lady Lions' volleyball team finished 9-1 and in first place in the Northwest Division of the Monsignor Martin League. More...

St. Benedict's boys hoops takes second at tourney

St. Benedict's boys varsity basketball team recently finished second in the Canisius High School Tip-off tournament. More...

New Era Cap Classic accepting registration

New Era Cap Co., Inc., will be sponsoring the inaugural New Era Cap Classic Baseball Tournament next summer for multiple age groups. More...

UBAM swimmers to field large Silver IMX team

The Niagara District Silver IMX championship meet will take place this weekend at the Webster Aquatics Center in Webster, N.Y. UB Amherst Swimming (UBAM) will be represented with one of the largest contingents of athletes. More...

Third-down defense hurting Buffalo Bills

We've seen it countless times this year and each white-knuckle, foul language-inducing occurrence is frustrating to no end. The Bills defense makes big plays for stops at or behind the line of scrimmage on first and second down. More...

12U Lady Knights increase record to 5-5-1

The 12U Lady Knights won one game and lost another on Sunday. Amherst lost their first game 2-1 in a hard-fought battle to Etobicoke. Caitlin Mitchell scored Amherst's lone goal. She beat the goalie top shelf on a beautiful shot from the point. More...