January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Sports

South’s Liberatore, Jacobs place second at invite

Anthony Liberatore and Josh Jacobs each were runners-up in their weight classes at the 10th Spartan Invitational Saturday at Williamsville North High School. More...

Sweet Home dominates, loses at OP

The Sweet Home wrestling team dominated at Orchard Park Wednesday, but was not able to secure the victory. The Panthers won eight matches, but forfeited four weight classes — 24 points — in a 42-39 loss. More...

East Fed boys ice hockey plays well against state-ranked teams

The Williamsville East Federation boys ice hockey team fared well against some of the best teams in the state this past weekend in New York City. More...

Spartans Fed boys ice hockey beats Clarence, starts new win streak

After suffering its first loss in 39 games, the Williamsville North Federation boys ice hockey team started a new win streak with a 5-2 victory over Clarence Thursday night on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink. More...

Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey scores early, falls to West Seneca

The Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey team started out strong against first-place West Seneca, but could not pick up a victory, losing, 6-3, Wednesday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Rink 2. More...

East cagers earn victory over Hamburg

The Williamsville East boys basketball team truly earned its 71-63 road win over Hamburg Thursday. The Flames overcame early foul trouble for two of its top players — Connor Keenan and Isaiah Kaudeyr — to pick up the win. More...

North girls basketball earns first victory of season

It took seven tries but the Williamsville North girls basketball team finally earned its first win of the season, winning at West Seneca West, 57-53, Wednesday. More...

Sports briefs

Double T Archery Club, 1120 North French Road, Amherst, will be hosting an open 3-D shoot from sunrise to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. Registration is $8 and $5 for additional rounds. Children 13 and under shoot for free. More...

East swim team evens record

The Williamsville East boys swim team improved to 4-4 with a 63-39 home win over Hamburg Wednesday. More...

Lady Panthers play inconsistent at Jamestown

The Sweet Home girls basketball team played strong in the first and third quarters at Jamestown Wednesday, but the rest of the game belonged to the Lady Red Raiders. More...

Wins over Cheektowaga, Pioneer improve Tigers’ league standing

The Amherst boys basketball team earned league victories last week to separate itself from most of the pack in ECIC Division III. The Tigers won at Cheektowaga, 54-44, Jan. 10, and beat Pioneer, 58-46, at home Thursday to improve to 5-1. More...

Sweet Home’s offense falters at Clarence

The Sweet Home boys basketball team had a hard time against Clarence’s zone defense and the result was a 53-40 road loss Thursday. Both teams were tied at 12-12 after the first quarter, but the Red Devils took a 25-16 lead into halftime. More...

North swim team improves to 10-0

The Williamsville North boys swimming team made it double digit wins for the 2011-12 regular season, winning at Iroquois, 68-34, Jan. 10 and Sweet Home, 66-36, at home Friday, to improve to 10-0. It was a record-setting day for the Spartans. More...

Sweet Home’s Gordon qualifies for Millrose Games

Wayne Gordon is heading to the Millrose Games. The Sweet Home speedster qualified after winning the 55-meter dash trials Wednesday at the Armory in New York City with a time of 6.58 seconds. More...

East co-captains compete at Bishop Malloy Stanner Games

Williamsville East girls indoor track senior co-captains — Kala Allen and Sarah Spitznogle — competed at the prestigious Bishop Malloy Stanner Games at the Armory New Balance Track and Field Center in New York City on Saturday. More...

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NATIONAL CHAMPION — Amherst resident and Platoon Sgt. More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 81 38 Clarence 77 42 East Amherst 72 47 Main-Transit C 72 47 North Bailey 67 52 Ellicott Creek B 66 53 More...

Sweet Home lady keglers lose on total pins to Lancaster

For the second time this season, the Sweet Home girls bowling team lost total by less than 20 pins to lose a match. The Lady Panthers’ latest defeat was a 4-3 decision to Lancaster Wednesday at Manor II Lanes. Sweet Home lost total by 15 pins. More...

CTK fifth-grade JV cagers drop first game of season

Christ the King’s fifth-grade boys JV basketball team lost to St. Vincent de Paul of Elma, 30-14, in the championship game of the SS. Peter and Paul Christmas Swishes Tournament Dec. 30. It was CTK’s first loss of the season. More...

Sixth-graders fall to St. Augustine’s

Facing a huge height disadvantage, Christ the King gave it a valiant effort but lost to St. Augustine’s, 30-27. St. Augustine’s scored in the final 30 seconds. Matt Connolly led CTK with 10 points. More...

Varsity girls win St. Mary’s Swormville Holiday tourney

Christ the King defeated DeSales, 37-23, in the varsity girls championship game of the St. Mary’s Swormville Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament Dec. 30. More...

Squirt Blue Sabres edge Blackhawks

The Blue Sabres battled the Blackhawks for the second time this season on New Year’s Eve. The game remained scoreless until the second period, when Eric Abbate scored the first goal for the Blue Sabres. More...

Seals tie Lightning, 2-2

Amherst Girls Hockey

The Seals and Lightning finished in a 2-2 tie after a hard-fought battle Jan. 8. The Lightning’s Brianna Stressinger (Susan Venditti) opened the scoring with three seconds left in the first. More...

Rangers shakes off early deficit for 9-6 win

The Squirt Rangers shook off a 2-0 deficit to pull out a 9-6 win against the Bruins Sunday. Matthew Maouad was awarded a well-deserved game puck after his hat trick and two first period assists. More...

East’s Bickelmann earns tourney title at 182; Cohen breaks school wins record versus Pioneer

The Williamsville East wrestling team closed out a busy week by placing sixth out of 14 teams with 105 points at the 10th annual Spartan Wrestling Invitational Saturday at Williamsville North. More...

Pick-up basketball league seeks players

The Williamsville Community Education department is offering a seven-week basketball “class” for men over 25 years old from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Jan. 25. More...

SCOREBOARD

Monday, Jan. 9Girls basketball: Sacred Heart def. Holy Angels, 51-41Boys bowling: Orchard Park def. Williamsville North, 4-3;Williamsville South def. Amherst, 7-0Girls bowling: Orchard Park def. More...

Sports briefs

The annual “Arctic Blast” Basketball Tournament will be played on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center in West Seneca, 425 Meyer Road, West Seneca. There are divisions for boys and girls grades three to eight. More...

Mel Ott Little League ready for 2012 season

Mel Ott Little League, 377 Meyer Road, Amherst, has opened registration for the 2012 season. All boys and girls ages 5-18 who reside in the Sweet Home, Ken-Ton, Williamsville and Amherst Central school districts are eligible to register. More...

South hockey rallies over NT

The Williamsville South Federation boys ice hockey team rallied from an early two-goal deficit in the first period to earn a 4-2 victory over North Tonawanda Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Olympic Rink. More...

Williamsville splits recent games

The Williamsville girls varsity ice hockey team split its two games last week, losing to the Monsignor Martin Association, 7-3, Jan. 10 at the Northtown Center at Amherst Rink No. More...

Quick start leads East lady cagers over South

The Williamsville East girls basketball team jumped out to a 13-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back to pick up a 49-23 win at Williamsville South Friday. The Lady Flames led, 29-10, at halftime, and, 33-14, after the third quarter. More...

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Garcia caps off Amherst’s rally over Cheektowaga

Anne Garcia hit a short jump shot with 18.4 seconds remaining and hit the front end of a one-and-one free throw attempt with 2.4 seconds left to lift the Amherst girls basketball team to an improbable 49-47 road win over Maryvale Wednesday. More...

Sharks rebound against Mount Mercy, Nardin

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team learned a lot about itself last week. The Sharks (7-3, 3-1) rebounded from a 51-41 home loss to Holy Angels Jan. More...

South cagers bounce back against Lake Shore

After dropping its first ECIC Division II game in almost two years, the Williamsville South boys basketball team bounced back in a big way against Lake Shore at home Wednesday. The Billies scored a season high 84 points to pick up an 84-56 win. More...

North keglers bowl well against OP

The Williamsville North boys bowling team fell to Orchard Park, 4-3, Jan. 9 at Transit Lanes, but not from a lack of high scores. All four “A” team bowlers recorded 600 sets, contributing to winning all three games. More...

North basketball wins despite inconsistent play

Williamsville North improved to 5-2 in ECIC Division I boys basketball last week, but its victories were not works of art. The Spartans played a poor first half and great second half against Clarence to win, 68-59, at home Jan. 10. More...

South girls bowling improves to 8-0

The Williamsville South girls bowling team continued its success on the lanes this season, blanking Amherst, 7-0, Jan. 9 at Transit Lanes and Hamburg, 7-0, Jan. 10 at Braymiller’s Lanes to improve to 8-0. More...

North fares well at ninth, tenth-grade championships

Williamsville North’s boys and girls indoor track teams excelled at the ninth, tenth-grade championships Monday at Fredonia State College. Freshmen girls In the 55-meter hurdles, Penny Li took third with a personal-best time of 11.03 seconds. More...

Wittenberg wins all-around for Greater Buffalo Level 10 boys

The Greater Buffalo Gymnastics boys’ team competed in the Goldstar Invitational Jan. 7 at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. In the 14 to 15 year-old age group, Alex Wittenberg placed first in the all-around with a 78.0. More...

Level 7’s Wagar places second in all-around, team places third

The Level 7 girls from Greater Buffalo Gymnastics captured third place as a team at the Leatherstocking Invitational Saturday at the Utica Auditorium. The top three scores in each event helped the girls earn the award. More...

Nowak takes third at invite

Paige Nowak, a sixth-grade honor student at Sweet Home Middle School, earned third place in the all-around with a score of 34.60 for the Niagara Gymnastics Level 6 team at the 2012 Winter Graffiti Invitational Gymnastics meet in Niagara Falls Jan. More...

CTK seventh-graders take second at tournament

Combating a huge height disadvantage, Christ the King used defensive pressure to keep the game close but suffered a 35-30 loss to Mary Queen of Angels in the championship game of the SS. Peter and Paul Christmas Tournament. More...

Fifth-grade Rutgers knocks off St. John’s from unbeaten ranks

Rutgers defeated unbeaten St. John’s, 32-27, Saturday, in an Amherst Youth Basketball fifth-grade boys game. Juan Antonetty led Rutgers with 10 points. Scott Becht poured in eight. More...

St. Leo’s third, fourth-grade girls basketball posts comeback victory

St. Leo the Great School’s third, fourth-grade girls basketball team roared out of the gate with a thrilling come-from-behind 16-15 victory over Immaculate Conception. More...

Lightning edges Platypie, 5-4

The Lightning beat the Platypie, 5-4, in an Amherst Girls Hockey game Dec. 30. The Platypies’ Samantha Degen (Nicole Moore) scored the only goal in the first period. More...

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