Weekly Feature



December 23, 2009 RSS feed / Sports

Balanced Lady Spartans’ roster loaded with talent

Indoor track and field

Across the lineup, Williamsville North has one of the top girls indoor track and field teams in Section VI.   More...

CTK eighth-grade girls down CCA

The Christ the King eighth-grade girls basketball team recently took on their cross-town rival Christian Central Academy in a conference game.   CTK jumped out to an early 10-4 lead behind the scoring of Emilee Foster. More...

Amherst residents help Purple Eagles girls Tier 14U place second

The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Girls 14U Tier II travel hockey team took second place at the Pittsburgh Invitational Nov. 27-29. More...

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DRIVING — Natalie Ryan drives with the ball in Christ the King’s girls varsity win against St. Mark’s on Dec. 8. More...

O’Sullivan earns All-Academic WNY award

Amherst resident and Cardinal O’Hara student Ryan O’Sullivan was awarded the All-Academic Western New York award Saturday as part of the Western New York High School Sports Football Banquet Saturday at Classics V.   More...

North alumni to play benefit hockey game

Alumni of the Williamsville North hockey team will play a benefit game at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27 at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Drive. More...

North boys track, field features mixed bag of talent

The Williamsville North boys indoor track and field team is a mix of returning veterans and newcomers.   The Spartans are led by four captains — seniors Ryan Perry, Tom Calandra and Sinclair Johnson and junior Collin Preston.   More...

Youth movement continues for Amherst

With only three senior girls and no senior boys, the youth movement continues for the Amherst Central boys and girls indoor track and field teams.   More...

New Panthers’ indoor track, field coach starts rebuilding

New indoor track coach Brian Lombardo is already changing the culture at Sweet Home.   Last year, the Sweet Home girls and boys indoor track and field teams combined for approximately 20 students. More...

Canisius edges South at ECIC-MMA Challenge

Williamsville South gave all it had against Canisius, but in the end, the Crusaders were a little bit better.   Canisius edged past South, 68-64, as part of the ECIC-MMA Challenge Dec. 15 at St. Mary’s of Lancaster.   More...

ASA second session begins Jan. 30

The second session of Amherst Soccer Association’s indoor program starts Jan. More...

St. Joe’s edges Sweet Home at ECIC-MMA Challenge

A number of factors didn’t help Sweet Home’s cause against St. Joe’s in the ECIC-MMA Challenge last Thursday at St. Mary’s of Lancaster. More...

Sweet Home finds a way to beat South

Sweet Home did not play its best basketball last Friday at Williamsville South, but it was enough to improve to 2-0 in ECIC Division II. More...

Bystrak, McCarthy lead North Buffalo Bisons’ offense in victory

Justin Bystrak and Fergus McCarthy each scored two goals in leading the North Buffalo Bisons past the Southtown Stars, 5-1, at West Seneca’s Leisure Rinks Dec. 7. More...

Mistakes cost Lady Spartans at OP

Poor defense and missed opportunities resulted in the first loss of the season for the Williamsville North girls basketball team. More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Tuesday, Dec. 15 Boys basketball — East Aurora def. Amherst, 53-51; Sweet Home def. Frontier, 65-36; Williamsville North def. Frontier, 49-35; ECIC-MMA Challenge — Canisius def. More...

Despite long layoff, North hockey wins

Williamsville North had not played a hockey game in almost three weeks until last Thursday, but it was worth the wait.   The Spartans, last year’s Federation Large School runner-up, defeated St. More...

Gioia leads CTK past St. Greg’s

Tommy Gioia exploded for eight points as he carried the Christ the King’s Badgers past crosstown rival St. Greg’s, 18-16.   More...

North routs OP, remains undefeated in ECIC I

Williamsville North closed out 2009 with a perfect record in league wrestling matches.   The Spartans beat Orchard Park, 51-12, last Wednesday at home to improve to 4-0 in ECIC I and 8-6 overall.   More...

Sweet Home boys bowling rebounds

Sweet Home’s boys bowling team bounced back from a 5-2 defeat to West Seneca East Dec. 15 with a 6-1 win over Cheektowaga last Wednesday. Both matches were held at Manor II Lanes.   Sweet Home’s T.J. More...

Sports briefs

The Amherst Central girls bowling team fell to 0-2 with a 4-3 loss to Cheektowaga last Thursday at Airport Lanes.   Marisa Moon rolled a high series of 501 with games of 171, 164 and 166. Kailey DiemKaye rolled a high game of 193. More...

Determined Tigers’ swim team off to fast start

The Amherst Central boys swim team’s impressive start to the season faced a roadblock with Eden Friday at Amherst Middle School. More...

East JV hockey cannot answer Clarence

Williamsville East’s JV hockey team was unable to answer three third period goals and fell to Clarence, 5-2, Sunday. More...

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics’ Level 5 place second

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics and Fitness Center’s Level 5 girls team took second place at the Candy Cane Classic held at Brockport State College. Each girl on the team contributed to earn the second place honors.   More...

GIVING BACK

GIVING BACK – Williamsville North seniors Andrew and Alex Becker, pictured second row, middle and far right, were awarded the Bob Kalsu Memorial Scholarship by the Buffalo Bills Booster Club dur More...

IN SYNCH

IN SYNCH — Amherst Skating Club’s Synchronized skating team placed fourth in the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club Competition Dec. 4-6. The team was formed in September. More...

MTC delivers ‘holiday present’ for community

Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, is giving back to the community by inviting adults (regardless of ability level)   to participate in a cardio tennis class - absolutely free of charge.   More...

Bantam Major ‘AA’ Knights, Saints skate to 2-2 tie

The Amherst Knights Bantam Major AA team skated to a 2-2 tie against the Depew Saints Dec. 7.   Depew scored first, in the first. Randy Brown of the Knights tied the game with a short-handed, unassisted goal.   More...

White Sabres post wins over Canadian foes

The Pee Wee White Sabres recently headed north to play teams from Burlington, Ont. as part of the Friendship Tournament.   With only nine skaters and Nick Molnar in goal, the Sabres beat the Millcroft Physiotherapy Penguins, 4-2, Saturday. More...

Lakers, Canisius Blue, knotted at 3-3

The Bantam Lakers and Canisius Blue skated to a 3-3 tie.   Thirty-two seconds into the game, Tim Fremming (Brett Baker) scored for the Lakers.   In the second, Michael Carballada (unassisted) scored for Canisius. More...

Squirt Rangers double up Sharks

The Squirt Rangers beat the Sharks, 4-2, Sunday.   Abel Tefera’s of the Sharks willed away Rangers’ goalie Tony Lazarony shutout bid with a determined rush with four minutes left in their early morning tilt.   More...

Xavier seventh-grade boys improve to 4-0

Xavier improved its record to 4-0 with a 39-16 win over a pesky St. Bonaventure team.   The game was tied at 8-8 after one period. Xavier led, 13-10, at halftime. More...

St. Benedict’s eighth-grade girls down last year’s Diocesan hoops champion

St. Benedict’s eighth-grade varsity girls basketball team was well-prepared to take on last year’s Diocesan champions, St. Christopher’s, in their league opener Dec. 7. St. Benedict’s won 29-20. More...

East’s sectional champion relay returns

Williamsville East girls indoor track and field coach Kurt Holme hopes the team can improve on last year’s success. They have some fast athletes to do that. More...

Inferno team flies high at championships

The Inferno team of the Greater Buffalo Elite Heat All-Stars remains undefeated after a successful trip to the Niagara Championships. More...

Inferno burns Nuggets, 8-2

The Inferno’s Alicia Oswald (Brianna Stressinger) began the scoring in the first. More...

All-Star Blaze team captures third

As members of the Greater Buffalo Elite Heat, Amherst residents and Blaze team members Diedra Hurley, Allie Scumaci and Vicky Woite participated in the Niagara Championships at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. More...

Nowak helps Level 5 to fifth place

Gleason’s School of Gymnastics

In her second meet of the season, Level 5 Niagara gymnast, Paige Nowak of Amherst, helped her team to a fifth-place finish at the Candy Cane Classic Gymnastics meet. More...

South girls track, field returns state qualifiers

Judging by the returning talent on the Williamsville South girls indoor track and field team, the Lady Billies should be one of the top teams in Section VI. More...

Sharks loaded with talent

Sacred Heart has fielded a lot of strong indoor track teams during the past six years. This year is no different.   “Top to bottom, we’re a well-balanced team,” said Sacred Heart coach Rod Sarkovics. More...

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Tigers’ hoops rebound with decisive home victory

Amherst dedicates renovated court in honor of late HOF coach

The Amherst Central boys basketball team rebounded from a heartbreaking loss in a big way at home Friday.   The Tigers, who lost, 53-51, at East Aurora Dec. 15, totally dominated Springville, 70-36. More...

OP’s third-quarter surge too much for North

Williamsville North played a great first half and fourth quarter last Friday at Orchard Park. It was the third quarter where the wheels fell off.   The Quakers outscored the Spartans, 23-8, in the third quarter to win, 52-49.   More...

Second-quarter debacle does in East

A horrible second quarter led to a big loss for the Williamsville East boys basketball team last Thursday at Hutch-Tech.   The Flames were outscored 32-9 in the second quarter in an 88-61 loss.   More...

Amherst finds different ways to stay perfect

Girls hoops

For the third game in a row, the Amherst Central girls basketball team found a different way to win. More...

Sacred Heart remains undefeated in league

Sacred Heart is undefeated in the Monsignor Martin Association but it hasn’t been easy. More...

Effort does not result in wins for Flames’ hockey

The Williamsville East Federation hockey team played well in its three games last week. The problem was none of the games resulted in victories. More...

Amherst, Sweet Home hockey skate to 1-1 tie

The Amherst and Sweet Home Federation hockey teams skated to a 1-1 overtime tie Thursday on the Amherst Pepsi Center Olympic Rink. More...

South buries scoring chances, blanks Lew-Port

The Williamsville South and Lewiston-Porter Federation hockey teams finished the game tied in shots but not on the scoreboard. More...

East wrestling defeats Amherst, improves to 3-0

The Williamsville East wrestling team downed Amherst, 48-18, last Wednesday at Amherst to improve to 3-0. More...

East swim team loses close meet

Williamsville East lost their first boys swim of the season, 95-90, to Lancaster Dec. 15 at Transit Middle School.   The 200 medley relay of Kevin Fan, Bo Kim, Adam Dorobiala and Kevin Turner won in 1 minute, 49.14 seconds. More...

South girls opens season with 7-0 wins

The Williamsville South girls bowling team, undefeated in ECIC Division II last year, picked up where they left off, opened ECIC II league play with 7-0 victories over Iroquois Dec. More...

High School Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 23 Girls basketball: Cardinal O’Hara at Williamsville South, 5:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart at Grand Island, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26 Federation hockey: Amherst vs. Kenmore East, 3 p.m. More...

Lapaglia named regional coach of the year

For the second straight year, Kris Lapaglia has earned a high coaching honor.   More...

SHAQ earn high honors at STAR invite

Thirteen Sweet Home Aquatics swimmers were among those invited to participate in the STAR Invitational Swim Meet Dec. 10-13.   More...

South’s Schwartz to play soccer at Canisius

Zack Schwartz is staying local to continue his soccer career.   The Williamsville South senior recently signed a National Letter of Intent with Canisius College. More...

Regals Bantam Major ‘AA’ win tournament

The Buffalo Regals Bantam Major “AA” won the Ace Bailey Memorial Tournament held Dec. 10-13 in Stoney Creek, Ont.   The Regals were off to a rough start earlier in the tournament, but they never gave up. More...

Miller Tennis Center to host Orville’s, San Marco tournaments

Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, will be the site for the richest men’s and women’s indoor tennis tournaments in Western New York history.   More...

Youth holiday tourney set

Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive in Williamsville, is presenting a “Holiday Quickstart Tournament” for children ages 5 to 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.   More...

Pee Wee Bruins remain undefeated

The Pee Wee Bruins beat the White Sabres, 5-3, Saturday to improve to 6-0.   The White Sabres started out strong, scoring three goals. The Bruins’ Jake Fuzak answered in the second period with a hat trick. More...

Rangers beat Flyers, 5-0

The Pee Wee Rangers got back on the winning side by defeating the Flyers, 5-0, behind the solid shutout goaltending of Connor Adamczyk. More...

Former UBAM swimmer signs with NC State

Bailey Woodling, a former UB Amherst Swim Club swimmer and Junior National qualifier, recently signed a letter of Intent to attend North Carolina State next fall. More...

Michigan State buries scoring chances

The scoring was lopsided but the effort was not Sunday night as the Bantam Michigan State team improved to 4-3-1 by defeating Princeton, 6-1. More...

SUCCESSFUL DEBUT

SUCCESSFUL DEBUT — Christ the King’s girls varsity volleyball teams finished a successful 2009 season with the first time the sport was offered at the school. More...

CHAMPS

CHAMPS — Pinnacle Sports Academy’s sixth-grade travel team of Amherst won the Rochester Classic Basketball Tournament. More...