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May 25, 2011 RSS feed / Sports

Spartans add Carl Roesch to trophy resume

Outdoor track and field

Williamsville North’s banner year continues.  The Spartans’ boys outdoor track and field team took first place at the 37th annual Carl J. Roesch Memorial Classic on Saturday at Clarence High School. More...

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FORE — Liselette Engler of Sweet Home chips on the first hole of Monday’s Section VI Girls Golf Championships at Orchard Park Country Club. Engler placed 13th with a 115. More...

Lady Tigers finish 3-2 in league

The Amherst girls outdoor track and field team finished off the ECIC Division III dual meet portion of the regular season with an 82-38 home victory over West Seneca East on Tuesday, May 17.  “That brings us to a 3-2 overall league record More...

Amherst boys win close meet

At the beginning of the season, Amherst boys track and field coach Kenny Boone said that the team’s theme would be together.  The Tigers came together to win a close home meet against West Seneca East, 67.5-64.5, on Tuesday, May 17.  More...

EA baseball blanks Amherst

Amherst’s final regular season baseball game turned out to be a tough one.  The Tigers fell to East Aurora, 5-0, last Wednesday at Hamlin Park.  Blue Devils’ hurler Ian Allen had a perfect game through 5.2 innings before Paul Bo More...

East doubles team wins ECICs

Mike Rusk and Josh Weisbrot of Williamsville East beat Harrison Sinatra and Alex Podgorsak of Williamsville South, 6-4, 6-2, in the ECIC Doubles final last Wednesday at Cheektowaga High School.  More...

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, May 17Boys lacrosse: Williamsville North def. Gowanda, 17-4Girls lacrosse: Mount St. Mary def. Sacred Heart, 15-5Boys outdoor track and field: Amherst def. West SenecaEast, 67.5-64.5; Sweet Home def. More...

Flames ends losing skid with sectional win

The Williamsville East baseball team picked a great time to end their longest losing streak in school history.  The eighth-seeded Flames (10-10) beat ninth-seeded West Seneca East for the third time this season, 7-1, in Monday’s Section VI More...

North downs South, 10-6, in tuneup for playoffs

Williamsville North built a 6-1 lead after four innings and added four more in the top of the sixth to knock off Williamsville South, 10-6, in a non-league baseball game last Thursday at South. More...

Lady Tigers drop non-league game

The Amherst softball team was scheduled to play four non-league games but poor weather resulted in only one actually happening.  The Lady Tigers fell at reigning Class AA champion Clarence, 5-3, last Thursday.  More...

Sharks softball loses by shutout in quarterfinals

Sacred Heart’s softball season came to an end on Saturday.  The fourth-seeded Sharks (5-5) managed one hit, a single by Kathleen Ruggiero, in the sixth inning of their Monsignor Martin Association 6-0 quarterfinal loss to fifth-seed Holy A More...

Sweet Home downs GI in Class B prequarterfinal

Boys lacrosse

The Sweet Home boys lacrosse team lost two of three games last week but won the game that counted the most.  The Panthers defeated Grand Island, 11-9, at home on Friday in a Section VI Class B prequarterfinal. More...

Sweet Home bows out in Class B prequarters

At one point in the regular season, the Sweet Home girls lacrosse team was 4-1. The Lady Panthers’ season came to an end after losing to Niagara-Wheatfield, 12-10, in last Wednesday’s Section VI Class B prequarterfinals. More...

Lamm Post baseball season begins this weekend

Lamm Post Baseball begins its 2011 campaign with a doubleheader against Corning at noon on Saturday at the Northtown/ University at Buffalo diamond.  On Sunday, they will travel to Centennial Park in West Seneca at noon to do battle with West S More...

Boys and Girls Club to host annual Golf Classic

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns are excited to host their 27th annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 13, at Fox Valley Country Club, 6161 Genesee St. in Lancaster.  More...

Crew soccer strike early in East Aurora

The U13 boys Amherst Crew had their second consecutive road contest for the league in East Aurora.  The Crew commanded the match, taking the opening kickoff and scoring in the first minute. More...

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THE GOLD STANDARD — The Buffalo Defenders’ ninth-grade girls AAU basketball team won the Niagara District Qualifying Tournament. More...

Sports briefs

Christ The King’s third/fourth-grade soccer team overcame SS. Peter and Paul, 3-2.  Josh Kracker and Jaime Ciesielski gave CTK an early lead but SSPP tied the game at 2-2. Zach Scott scored the game-winning goal in the second half.  More...

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MIDAS TOUCH — The Lou Gehrig Lasers Gold softball team won the Orchard Park Tournament this past weekend. More...

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NOTHING BUT NET — Amherst residents Madison Zeis, Jacob Zeis, and Vincent Ventura who won local championships of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition sponsored by St. More...

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Level 6 concludes season

A very successful season came to a culminating end at the New York State Level 6 meet this past weekend in Rochester. The meet was hosted by Rochester Gymnastics Academy. The top Level 6 gymnasts in all age divisions competed. More...

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS — Robert Neff, left, and Parker Gahagen, was recipients of the Heinz F. Maier Memorial Scholarship and John T. More...

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SAFE — William O’Connor of Central Amherst Little League’s U12 travel team makes a flying slide toward home plate in Sunday’s doubleheader against Elma Marilla Wales. More...

Fireman's Softball

Team Wins Lost East Amherst 3 0 Clarence 2 0 North Amherst 1 0 Getzville 1 0 Main-Transit 2 1 Ellicott Creek 2 1 Harris Hill More...

Amherst’s Dockhorn wins ECIC tennis title

Phillup Dockhorn’s only chance at winning an ECIC boys tennis title came to fruition.  Dockhorn, a foreign exchange student from Germany, beat Mike Kranz of Lancaster, 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 [5] to win the ECIC singles title on Thursday at Cheektow More...

Sacred Heart advances to first girls lacrosse final

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter   For the first time in school history, Sacred Heart will be playing for a Monsignor Martin Association girls lacrosse title.  The Sharks downed Buffalo Seminary, 10-6, in Monday’s semifinal at Nichols. More...

Lady Spartans’ track, field close out busy week at WNY Classic

The Williamsville North girls outdoor track and field team put together some of its best performances of the season this past week, culminating at Saturday’s Western New York Girls Track Classic at Lancaster High School.  Freshman Lauren H More...

Sharks place fourth at All-Catholics

The Sacred Heart girls outdoor track and field team will have to wait another year to win All-Catholics.  The Sharks placed fourth out of eight teams with 59 points on Tuesday, May 17 at Canisius’ Stransky Complex on Clinton St. More...

East track posts good times at Carl Roesch

Williamsville East’s boys outdoor track and field team had some very good performances with a number of personal bests at Saturday’s 37th annual Carl J. Roesch Memorial Classic at Clarence High School.  More...

Mathewson McCarthy Major 70 Royals beat Mets, 8-6

The Major 70 Royals fought back to beat the Mets, 8-6.  The Royals were led offensively by Michael Nosky, who went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, a double and two runs.  Pitcher Kurt Haumesser had two singles and two runs while Logan Lipowski, Da More...

South sends singles, doubles teams to tennis sectionals

The ECIC boys tennis tournament finally concluded on Thursday. It took four separate days at different sites to complete due to inclement weather.  More...

Hamburg baseball routs Sweet Home

The last time Sweet Home faced Hamburg, they lost 15-2. More...

South clinches seventh undefeated league season

Softball

For the seventh time in 13 years, the Williamsville South softball team finished the regular season undefeated in ECIC Division II.  The Lady Billies accomplished the feat after winning at Lake Shore, 7-0, last Wednesday, to finish 12-0 in leagu More...

Lady Spartans clinch tie for division title

The weather has continued to be the dominating story of the spring’s sports season.  The Williamsville North varsity softball team beat West Seneca West, 4-3, in ten innings on Sunday to clinch a share of the ECIC Division I title. More...

Amherst girls lacrosse wins non-league games

After maintaining a perfect league record of 6-0 in the Class C division, the Amherst girls lacrosse team closed out its regular season against several formidable non-league opponents.  The Lady Tigers began their game at Orchard Park on Monday More...

Tigers close out regular season with strong non-league win

Amherst boys lacrosse coach Stefan Henn couldn’t have been any happier with the way his team played in knocking off Class A powerhouse Clarence, 11-8, in a non-league home game last Thursday.  More...

East boys lacrosse secures first round bye

Williamsville East secured a first round bye for the Section VI Class B boys lacrosse tournament after winning home games against West Seneca West, 7-4, on Monday, May 16 and Grand Island, 19-6, last Wednesday.  The Flames (7-9, 5-5) edged Sweet More...

South edges WS West in double OT

Richard Schwartz scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to lift the Williamsville South boys lacrosse team to a 5-4 victory over West Seneca West in a Section VI Class B prequarterfinal last Friday.  More...

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MAKE YOUR MOVE — Bailey Weigel of Williamsville East splits Grand Island defenders Allison Kaminski, left, and Courtney Weiser and sends a shot on goalie Taylor Bedford during the Lady Flames&r More...

Youngstown State perfect fit for East’s Gaffney

For six years, Bill Gaffney was at home as a member of the Williamsville East boys golf team. This fall, his new home is Youngstown State.  The Flames senior recently signed a letter of intent with the Division I school.  More...

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NATIONAL STAGE — The Niagara Frontier girls 12U volleyball team qualified for the 2011 USA Junior National Championships in late June in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Anthone, Battaglia, Frieling earn awards at Geneseo

Jennifer Anthone (Williamsville/Williamsville East), Kelly Battaglia (East Amherst/Williamsville North) and Krista Frieling (East Amherst/Williamsville North) were among Geneseo State College students who earned awards at the school’s athletics More...

Sweet Home boys track edges South

The Sweet Home boys and girls outdoor track and field teams closed out the dual meet portion of the season against Williamsville South on Tuesday, May 24. The boys team won 71-69 to improve to 3-2. More...

Stumpf gymnasts excel on national stage

During May, team gymnasts from Stumpf’s Gymnastics posted impressive results on the national level of competition.  Rachel Kistner, a Level 9 competitor, garnered 17th place all-around (Senior 6 Division) at the USA Gymnastics 2011 Eastern More...

SHAQ opens long course season with success

Sweet Home Aquatics kicked off the long course swim season with 32 swimmers competing at the Titans Long Course meet held May 13-15.  All SHAQ swimmers showed major improvements with 21 establishing new personal best times in every event.  More...

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KICK IT— Victoria Sippel of Christ the King’s fifth and sixth grade soccer team makes a shot on goal in Sunday’s Parochial Kickers game against St. Leo the Great. CTK won, 13-0. More...

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HERE’S THE PITCH — Andrew Hill of Central Amherst Little League Major Mets fires a pitch in Saturday's game against the Red Sox. The Mets lost, 13-6. More...

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REUNITED — East Amherst residents Briana and Mallorie Reinecke were reunited after long months apart while both were racing for medals for different universities at the Dad Vail Regatta the wee More...