January 2, 2008 RSS feed / Sports

East overcomes poor defense, wins consolation at Clarence tourney

Williamsville East's boys basketball team couldn't put a complete game on the floor against Riverside last Thursday in the opening round of the Clarence Basketball Boosters Club Tournament, and it cost them a win. More...

Weber wins second wrestling tourney of season

Amherst Central senior Matt Weber pushed his unbeaten mark to 13-0 after winning the 152-pound division at last Friday's Maryvale Invitational. It was Weber's second tournament victory this year. Weber defeated Steve Holtz of St. More...

Lady Tigers works extra, wins Mt. St. Mary's tourney

The Amherst Central girls basketball team needed overtime last Friday to win the Mt. St. Mary's Holiday Tournament. Tied at 38-38 with Mt. St. Mary's after regulation, Amherst fought through foul trouble and persevered to win in overtime, 47-44. More...

Big third sparks Sharks to tourney win

Another trip to the Fredonia Tournament resulted in another championship for the Sacred Heart girls basketball team. More...

Winter Classic unites Buffalo

Buffalo's Jaroslav Spacek darts around Pittsburgh goaltender Ty Conklin during the NHL Winter Classic played outdoors at Ralph Wilson Stadium on New Year's Day. Sidney Crosby, inset, scored the winning goal. More...

East has Jekyll and Hyde week on the ice

Williamsville East played one of its best and worst hockey games last week. The Flames tied Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small School leader Bishop Timon-St. More...

Panthers place second in Rome tourney debut

Hockey

The Sweet Home Federation hockey team got a glimpse last week of the kind of competition it could face if they advance to the New York State Division II playoffs this March. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Girls basketball - Mt. St. Mary's Tournament - def. Alden 61-37; final - def. Mt. St. Mary's 47-44 (OT) Federation hockey - lost to St. More...

Bills hungry to get defense back on track next year

Surrendering 362.9 yards and 22.1 points per game landed the Buffalo Bills second worst in the league on defense this year. Only Detroit (377.6 yards and 27.8 points per game) was worse. More...

Amherst Squirts topple Saints

The Squirt Minor "AA" beat a determined Saints' squad, 3-1, Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center. Jordan Jenneve opened the scoring in the first with Connor Bender providing the helper. More...

Smith sees potential in Canisius hockey

Amherst resident enters 10th year as Division I coach

When Amherst resident Dave Smith took over the reigns of the Canisius College men's ice hockey team in 2005, he saw the potential of the program. "The Canisius job appealed to me because of what it could be," he said in a recent phone interview. More...

Penguins cook Red Wings

The Pee Wee Penguins grilled the Red Wings on Sunday, 5-2. First period scoring was kept to a minimum by the excellent goaltending from the Penguins' Michael Battaglia and the Red Wings' Theresa Meosky. More...

Micron Gray Sabres top Red, 7-3

The Micron Gray Sabres and Red Sabres played an excellent game on Sunday. The Red Sabres were led by netminder Will Redding, who stopped a barrage of shots. Goal scorers for the Red were Andrew Fairbrother, Jacob Puckhaberer, and Ryan Mitchell. More...

Stars hand Black Sabres' first loss

The Amherst Pee Wee Stars defeated the Black Sabres 6-3 in an entertaining, fast paced game on Sunday to up improve its record to 7-0. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SP O RT S CALENDAR

Thursday, Jan. 3 Boys basketball: Pioneer at Amherst, 7:30 p.m.; Sweet Home at Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m. Boys bowling: Hamburg at Sweet Home, 4:30 p.m. Manor II Lanes); East at South, 4:30 p.m. More...

East wrestling dominates Akron Tournament

Williamsville East is ranked 10th among Western New York large schools but they certainly made the Section VI high school wrestling world take notice after winning last Friday's Akron Tournament at Akron High School. More...

Sports predictions for the New Year

Commentary

As 2007 ends, I wonder what could be in store for the sports world in 2008? As I look into my crystal ball, here are my random thoughts on what could happen at the high school, pro and college level. More...

Short-handed Sweet Home at a crossroad

It's only seven games into the season but the Sweet Home boys basketball team could be in trouble. More...

East's experience trumps North's youth

Lady Flame leaders step up in second half to win holiday tourney

The Williamsville East girls basketball team leaned on its experience to overcome a halftime deficit to win the fourth annual Williamsville East Holiday Tournament last Friday night at East. More...

Stumpf's Level 5 wins medals in Brockport

Gymnastics

The Level 5 girls from Stumpf's competed in the Candy Cane Classic in Brockport. All team members qualified for the state finals. In the 9-10 age group, Olivia Colon was fifth on bars and all-around (35.175). More...

Warren earns field hockey honors

Emily Warren, an Amherst resident and sophomore at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., has been named as the Lakers' Field Hockey team's offensive most valuable player. It's the second straight year she has earned the honor. More...

Winter Classic Part II, anyone?

NHL

Who wants a sequel? The NHL's first outdoor game played in the United States and just the second in the history of the league came off without a hitch Tuesday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park and signaled a possible new annual event. More...

North, South fare well in Big Apple debut

Indoor track

By all accounts the Williamsville North and Williamsville South indoor track teams' first venture to New York City was a success. More...

North finishes third in Morrisville

Williamsville North's Federation hockey team had won the Morrisville IcePlex Tournament three out of the last four years, but not this season. More...

Dreadful offense held back Bills all season

NFL

Flip-flopping of quarterbacks, conservative play calling, numerous injuries, inexperience and who know what other factors all conspired to produce one of the Bills most futile offensive seasons in franchise history. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets AJ Swannie 254, 243, 225 - 720; P. Kranz 277, 237 - 705; J. Maine 268, 204 - 669; AJ Shisler 235, 224 - 657; J. Blatz 226, 205, 202 - 633; M. Gaiser 233, 216 - 632; C. Sciolino 232, 216 - 630; J. More...

Holiday rest no gift for Tigers' Federation hockey

Senior Al McQuiggan scored his second goal of the season and sophomore Sean Smith recorded 25 saves as the Amherst Tigers' Federation ice hockey team lost to St. Francis, 4-1, on Thursday night at the Amherst Pepsi Center. More...

Pee Wee Rangers tie Sharks

Justin Bystrak completed his first career hat trick by scoring a goal with 45 seconds left in the game to help his Rangers earn a 5-5 tie with the Sharks. More...

Wagner paces Mite Flyers to victory

Danny Wagner's hat trick led the Mite Flyers to a 9-1 victory over the Bruins. Drew Elliott scored twice, both on assists from Will Mann. Colin Begley scored his first career goal from Max Krajacic. More...

Maryland defeats Duke in seventh grade hoops

Maryland defeated Duke, 23-11, in a recent Amherst Youth Basketball seventh grade hoops game. Maryland clung to an 11-6 halftime lead. More...

Union College beats St. Lawrence, 4-3

Amherst girls hockey

Union's Emily Keable opened the scoring in the first. Emily Beauchamp made it 2-0. St. Lawrence made a game of it with a goal from Nell Meosky, but Union's Amanda Burns would increase the lead. More...

St. Benedict's boys hoops wins Christmas tourney

St. Benedict's boys varsity basketball team won the St. Benedict's Christmas Tournament with wins over Mt. St. Joe's and St. Mark's last week. More...