Weekly Feature



April 2, 2008 RSS feed / Sports

Lady Billes need newcomers to fill holes

South has won five straight section titles, 10 consecutive division crowns

The Williamsville South softball team has accomplished some great feats over the past 10 years. Since 1997, the Billies have a record of 249-32 and won 10 straight division titles. More...

Commentary

Pominville, Roy deserve credit for leadership roles

There's no denying Chris Drury and Daniel Briere were the heart and soul of the Buffalo Sabres the past two seasons. More...

Depth to carry Sweet Home baseball in ECIC II

The Sweet Home baseball team endured a rough 2007 season so hopefully a change in scenery from ECIC I to ECIC II will help the Panthers find success in 2008. More...

Question marks surround East baseball

Flames still hoping to repeat as ECIC II champion

Williamsville East baseball won the ECIC Division II in 2007 but the team heads into the 2008 season with some question marks. East, 18-5 a year ago, has already lost the services of No. More...

Senior class dominates East softball

A loaded senior class makes Williamsville East softball coach Ron Schumacher optimistic of his team's chances this spring. "This should be a great year for us," said Schumacher. "Eight seniors are on the roster and all are strong enough to start. More...

North softball to feature mixed bag of talent

A blend of veteran leadership and several underclassmen comprises the 2008 Williamsville North softball roster. How they mix as a team will determine how far the Lady Spartans can go this spring. More...

Turner helps OP Gymsters place second

Orchard Park Gymsters fared well at the Lucky Stars Gymnastics Invitational held in Jamestown, N.Y. March 13-16. Over 750 gymnasts participated with clubs from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Canada. More...

Bisons U10 girls hockey wins Mid-South divisional title

The Buffalo Bisons girls U10 hockey team won all three playoff series in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (Ontario, Canada). More...

Cazenovia to hold hockey tryouts

The Cazenovia Park Hockey Association will be holding open tryouts for a girls 16/19 and under team for the 2008-09 season at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 and Saturday, April 11 at the Timothy J. Burvid Ice Rink, corner of Cazenovia St. More...

Young guns help Sabres' future shine bright

NHL

The Buffalo Sabres are in for a good next few years if their young guys keep performing like they have been these last 10 games. More...

Registration for spring session ends April 13

Amherst Soccer Association

The Amherst Soccer Association Spring House League is forming and will run from the first weekend in May to late June. The spring outdoor sessions will include the following age groups: U8, U10, U12 and U14 in the boys and girls divisions. More...

Independent Health, Canisius to host Shoes/Shelter 5K Run

Independent Health and Canisius College will present the 10th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K Run/Walk at noon on Sunday, April 6 at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo. More...

Amherst Rangers rally late, earn win

Indoor youth soccer

The Amherst Rangers' hard work paid off with two goals in the second half to defeat the Middleport Rams, 2-1, in a recent 14U Epic youth indoor soccer game. After a scoreless first half, the Rangers' Ryan Biggane scored unassisted. More...

Youth football sign-ups set

The Clarence Little League Football Association will be holding registration for the 2008 football and cheerleading season at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse, 10405 Main St. Veteran players' registration will be held from 10 a.m. More...

County golf permits on sale

Local golfers can now purchase their 2008 Erie County golf permits for Grover Cleveland and Elma Meadows golf courses. More...

Stumpf's Level 6 places fourth at Niagara Cup

The Level 6 team from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center placed fourth at the Niagara Cup. The small rookie squad executed solid performances and took the podium in the company of many larger and more experiences teams from across the state. More...

Division title among Amherst baseball's lofty goals

The last time the Amherst Central baseball team won a division title was 1993. A division title is one of several reachable goals for Tigers coach Brian Davis and his staff this spring. More...

New faces featured across North's roster

There aren't many similarities between the 2007 and 2008 Williamsville North baseball rosters. More...

Action continues in Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group

Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group action heated up in the major and junior divisions last Saturday at the EPIC Center. Major division Snipers 11, Firestorm 10 Eric Wright continued his outstanding play with a double hat trick for the Snipers. More...

South needs its younger players stepping up

With only five returning players from last year's team, many opponents may think Williamsville South baseball will be an easy win this spring. More...

Lady Tigers possess youth with experience

Youth with experience may be the best way to describe the 2008 Amherst Central softball team. Lady Tigers coach Mike Chatelle returns eight of his 12 players from last year's 9-13 team but only five are seniors. More...

Former Sweet Home grad returns to coach alma mater

Diana Calandra always wanted to coach softball at her alma mater and the Sweet Home alum's wish has come true. Calandra, the 1998 All-Western New York Player of the Year at shortstop, makes her Sweet Home softball coaching debut this spring. More...

Sharks reload for another MMA title run

Whenever the Sacred Heart softball team loses key seniors from the previous year, the Sharks have found a way to rebound and the 2008 squad will have to do the same if they want its fourth straight Monsignor Martin Association championship. More...

USA hockey nationals begin on Wednesday

An intense season of elite youth hockey competition will conclude when the USA Hockey National Boys Midget Tier I and Tier II tournaments begin at the Amherst Pepsi Center on Wednesday, April 2. More...

UBAM Swim Club to host team tryout

The UB Amherst Swim Club will host a new swimmer tryout from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at Williamsville North High School, 1505 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville. More...

High School Sports Calendar

Wednesday, April 2 Baseball: East at Lancaster, 4:30 p.m. Boys lacrosse: Lancaster at East, 5 p.m. Girls lacrosse: Iroquois at Sweet Home, 4:30 p.m.; Grand Island at East, 4:30 p.m. More...

Sports briefs

Amherst resident and Sacred Heart Academy graduate Lindsay Macaluso was named to the All-University Athletic Association softball second team for the UAA Championships recently held in Altamonte Springs, Fla. More...

Amherst Girls Softball accepting registrations

Amherst Girls Softball is preparing for its 35th season with open registration. More...

Michigan State wins Bantam championship

The Bantam Michigan State Spartans came into the playoffs as the fourth place seed and walked away with the winners' trophy on Super Sunday. In the finals, Michigan State beat St. Lawrence, 7-1. More...

Team Honors

TEAM HONORS - Williamsville North eighth-graders Brett Butler, far left, and Ted Langlois, far right, were named most valuable player and most improved player, respectively, for the 2007-08 Williamsville North modified basketball team. More...

Champs

CHAMPS - Villanova defeated Providence, 22-15, for the third-fourth grade West Division Championship on March 8 at Clearfield. More...

Victorious

VICTORIOUS - Syracuse defeated DePaul, 31-28, to win Amherst Youth Basketball's third-fourth grade East Division championship. More...

Buffalo Wings forming youth roller hockey leagues

Youth leagues are forming for the spring/summer for Buffalo Wings Roller Hockey. The league will play on Sunday mornings at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Amherst, throughout the spring/summer months beginning in early May. More...