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February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Sports

North Fed boys ice hockey loses to St. Joe’s

Williamsville North’s 2-1 loss to St. More...

Amherst wrestler Devlin wins first sectional crown

Cole places second at 182, Wilhelm, Vokes finish in top six

For the second straight year, Amherst’s Kellen Devlin was in a Section VI wrestling final, but this time he got the job done.  The second-seeded Amherst eighth-grader beat top-seed Ron Duguay of Kenmore West, 3-0, in the 113-pound final Sa More...

Bystrak’s first career goal ignites Pee Wee Blue Sabres to victory

Josh Bystrak’s first career tally ignited a five-goal second period in leading coach Dave Krause’s Pee Wee Blue Sabres to a 6-1 win over the Coyotes in the first playoff game for both teams.  More...

Sports briefs

Meadow Wistner, a fifth-grader at Heim Middle school, placed ninth in all-around with a score of 35.225 in the 11-year-old age group for Level 7 team Niagara from Gleason’s School of Gymnastics at the I Love New York Cup Invitational at the Bro More...

South’s Falzone, Liberatore earn crowns at 152, 170

Luke Falzone is heading back to the state wrestling tournament and he’s bringing a teammate.  Falzone, a senior at Williamsville South, won the 152-pound weight class and junior Anthony Liberatore won the 170-pound weight class at Saturday More...

Trio of Spartans place at state qualifier

Williamsville North only sent four wrestlers to the Section VI Division I State Qualifier Saturday at Lake Shore High School, but three of the four finished in the top six.  Senior Paul Carbrey placed third at 160 pounds, junior Jake Zaleski fin More...

East boys swim team finishes third in Class B

The Williamsville East boys swim team placed third out of 16 teams with 315.5 points at the Section VI Class B Championships Saturday at Maryvale High School.  The 200-yard medley relay of Kevin Turner, James Jiang, Bo Kim and Brett Siskar took More...

Tigers place fourth

The Amherst boys swim team placed fourth out of 16 teams with 214 points at the Section VI Class B Championships Saturday at Maryvale High School.  Jacob Hofmar-Glennon won the 100-yard backstroke in 54.86 and took fifth in the 200-yard individu More...

Squirt Blue Sabres win playoff opener

The Squirt House Blue Sabres won its first playoff game of the season against the White Sabres, 4-2.  Christian Daboll scored the first goal for the Blue Sabres. More...

WS West costs East top seed, division title

West Seneca West’s 1-0 win over Williamsville East Friday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink cost the Flames not only the Division IV regular season title but the top seed for the upcoming Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey More...

Amherst cagers clinch at least tie for division title, win over Pioneer gives them crown outright

A win at Pioneer at 7:30 p.m. More...

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Will East hoops lose first league game; sets up showdown with South, ECIC II title potentially on the line

The last week of the regular season is shaping up to be a great one if you’re a fan of Williamsville high school boys basketball.  More...

Lady Spartans complete season sweep of West Seneca West

The Williamsville North girls basketball completed a sweep of West Seneca West this season, winning 53-33 at home on Feb. More...

South girls, North boys retain trophies at Williamsville Cup

Bowling

The Williamsville South girls and Williamsville North boys bowling teams retained its trophies at Wednesday’s Williamsville Cup at Transit Lanes.  More...

South girls gear up for sectionals with non-league victories

The Williamsville South girls bowling team prepared for the Section VI Championships with non-league victories over Cheektowaga, 6-1, Feb. More...

Lady Panthers down Clarence

The Sweet Home girls bowling team finished 9-3 in ECIC Division II with a 6-1 win over Clarence on Feb. 7 at Manor II Lanes.  The victory avenged a 4-3 loss Dec. 14 to the Lady Red Devils at the Clarence Bowling Academy. More...

Sweet Home girls basketball struggles against Lancaster

The Sweet Home girls basketball team struggled against the top team in ECIC Division I, losing at Lancaster, 69-24, Friday.  The Lady Redskins took a 14-2 lead after the first quarter, had a 37-13 advantage by halftime and went ahead 55-20 afte More...

North’s Hudson wins girls high jump at Lancaster

Williamsville North’s Lauren Hudson won the girls high jump with a sectional-qualifying leap of 5-feet, 3-inches at Saturday’s varsity select meet at Lancaster High School’s Fieldhouse.  Ashley Materise placed second in the pol More...

Sports brief

Paige Nowak, a sixth-grader at Sweet Home Middle School competed for the Level 6 Niagara Gymnastics team in the Nickel City Classic Meet held Friday in Orchard Park. She placed ninth all-around with a score of 34.475. More...

Greater Buffalo Blaze ignites Jamestown

Amherst residents Tori Tucker, Annaya Williams and Vicky Woite joined teammates Hannah Burgess, Maddie Burgess, Victoria Campos, Kalee Cirbus, Amber DelPrince, Amber Horton, Noelle Incardona, Franki Koch, Brooke McNamara, Lily Stafford and Celina Spe More...

Featherstone, Sullivan lead Stumpf’s victory at Buffalo Challenge

The Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center’s Level 6 and 7 boys teams competed strongly at the Buffalo Challenge in Getzville on Sunday.  More...

Eighth-grade Lakers record 12th win of season

The eighth-grade Lakers notched its 12th win of the Amherst Youth Basketball season with a 44-31 victory over the Suns on Saturday.  Michael Poturalski had a season high 14 points for the Lakers. More...

CTK fifth-graders’ rally falls short against DeSales

Led by Robert Giancarlo, Christ the King’s fifth-grade boys JV basketball team roared back from a 16-point deficit with under five minutes remaining, but fell short against De- Sales of Lockport, 25-26, on Wednesday.  During the comeback, More...

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DRIVING — Cameron Ciesielski of Christ the King (foreground) drives to the basket with Alex Ulrich of St. More...

MacDonald leads Spartans to Class A boys swim title

Cameron MacDonald led the Williamsville North boys swim team to the Section VI Class A title Saturday at Maryvale High School.  North scored 339 points. Clarence was second with 307.5 points and Orchard Park took third with 246 points.  More...

Buffalo Titans AAU basketball tryouts set

The Buffalo Titans AAU basketball program will hold tryouts for its 14U, 16U and 17U teams’ 2012 seasons from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca. More...

Lightning blanks Navy Seals, Wildcats

The Lightning recorded Amherst Girls Hockey victories over the Navy Seals, 1-0, and the Wildcats, 3-0, on Saturday.  Lightning goalie Petrina Sciandra recorded shutouts in both games.  Cristyn Schwab scored the game-winning goal for the Lig More...

East’s Bickelmann wins section title at 182

Cohen takes runner-up at 132, likely to receive wild card

Senior Will Bickelman became the eighth Williamsville East wrestler to win a Section VI title, pinning second-seed Baba Cole of Amherst in 5:03 to take top honors in the 182-pound weight class at the Section VI Division I State Qualifier Saturday at More...

Sweet Home’s Jones, Navarro place fifth at state qualifier

Junior Noah Jones went 2-2 at 160 pounds and sophomore John Navarro went 2-2 at 220 pounds to both earn fifth place at the Section VI Division I State Qualifier Saturday at Lake Shore High School.  More...

Sweet Home records best times

Sweet Home had best times from a few swimmers at the Section VI Class A meet Saturday at Maryvale High School.  More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 104 43 Clarence 94 53 East Amherst 90 57 Eggertsville 90 57 Main-Transit C 87 60 North Bailey 80 67 Sn More...

South overcomes illness, takes fifth

The Williamsville South boys swim team placed fifth out of 16 teams with 175 points at the Section VI Class B Championships Saturday at Maryvale High School.  More...

Williamsville girls hockey blanks Amherst/Sweet Home

The Williamsville girls hockey team improved to 10-6 with a 2-0 win over Amherst/Sweet Home Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  It was the third time the teams had met this season, and it was the closest margin of victory More...

Victories clinch Amherst third seed for postseason

Federation boys ice hockey

The Amherst Federation boys ice hockey team beat Hamburg, 4-2, Saturday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink and West Seneca West, 3-2, Sunday at Buffalo State College to clinch the third seed for the upcoming Section VI Small Schools play More...

Flames named Grand Champions

The Junior Level 3 team of the Elite Heat All Stars had one of their best competitions of the season at the Shout Cheer and Dance Championships in Jamestown.  The Flames placed first in their division and earned Grand Champion honors for the Jun More...

Defensive switch helps Spartans march over Red Devils

With his team trailing by 11 with just over three minutes remaining, Williamsville North boys basketball coach Chuck Swierski went into his bag of defensive schemes to help his team pull out a victory at Clarence.  More...

Sweet Home cagers win ‘old school’ against Lancaster

Even before the Sweet Home boys basketball team took to the court at home against Lancaster last Thursday, coach Scott Martin had a feeling his players were going to play really well.  The Panthers jumped out to a 16-6 lead after the first quart More...

Sacred Heart avenges loss against Aquinas

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team avenged a 61-55 home loss to Aquinas with a 63-62 road win Saturday.  The Sharks won despite the loss of starter Hannah Rebaum to a sprained ankle midway through the fourth quarter and the play of Aquinas&r More...

Amherst lady cagers use quick start to defeat Maryvale

Led by the first quarter shooting of Myriah Magaris, the Amherst girls basketball team picked up a 52-34 home win over Maryvale on Feb. 7.  Magaris scored 10 of her 12 points in the first quarter as Amherst built a 14-4 lead. More...

Pee Wee Rangers open playoffs with 8-1 win

The Pee Wee Rangers started the playoffs with an 8-1 win over the Coyotes. More...

Sports briefs

The Amherst girls bowling team defeated West Seneca East, 5-2, on Feb. 2. The Lady Tigers finished the regular season with a 7-3 record and clinched a tie for second place in the league. More...

Sweet Home’s Gordon dashes to first place at Millrose Games

Indoor track

Wayne Gordon’s legend continues to grow.  The Sweet Home senior won the 55-meter dash at the Millrose Games Saturday at the Armory in New York City in a season-best time of 6.46 seconds. More...

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SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE — Williamsville North senior Nick Konotopskyj, front row, middle, recently signed a letter of intent to run cross country at St. Bonaventure University. More...

CCA boys bowling shows improvement in second year

Christian Central Academy’s varsity boys bowling team showed good progress in its second season.  Team and individual scores showed increases in every category of statistics.  Last year the squad recorded no wins and finished in last More...

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ENDING STRONG — The St. More...

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BRONZE — Emma Cercone, far left, of the Amherst Skating Club, won a bronze medal in senior ladies division at the Empire State Games in Lake Placid Feb. 2-5. More...

Catanzaro brothers take third at Lew-Port wrestling tourney

Williamsville residents Vincent Catanzaro, 12, and Michael Catanzaro, 8, wrestling for Cobra Wrestling Academy, both took third at the Lewiston Porter Round Robin Tournament on Sunday, Jan. 29.  More...

ASA to hold camps

The Amherst Soccer Association will hold a Presidents Week camp Feb. 20-24 and an April Break camp April 9-13 from 9 a.m. More...

CTK sixth-graders split recent games

Christ The King’s sixth-grade boys basketball team pulled out a 35-30 win over St. Greg’s.  Matt Connolly led the scoring with 11 points followed by Tom Foster (10), John Miletich (six), Joe Wood (five) and Jaime Ciesielski (three). More...

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AYB KNOCKS OUT CANCER — Ed Trevino, far left, John Piosenka, Kristian Gunsalus, Jonathan Grano, Dylan Kelly and Jordan Matthews, all of Amherst Youth Basketball’s fifth-grade team Syracus More...