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January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Amherst boys hoops downs South, avenges loss

Photo by Jake French Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com   As soon as you walk into the Amherst boys basketball team’s locker room, there is a group picture of Williamsville South, the last team to have beaten the Tigers. More...

South’s McCullough hits 1,000 career points in win

It was a memorable night on Jan. More...

North boys’ defense flusters Frontier

In the Williamsville North boys basketball team’s 66-58 home win over Frontier on Dec. 9, Spartans coach Chuck Swierski did not like how much his team let Frontier run its offense.  In the Jan. More...

North wrestling’s Catanzaro brothers take runner-up at ECIC Tournament

Williamsville North’s Michael and Vinny Catanzaro were amongst the top wrestlers in their weight classes at the ECIC Championships held Friday and Saturday at Starpoint High School.  Michael Catanzaro, an eighth-grader, took second at 106 More...

Genau leads South wrestling’s place finishers at ECIC Tournament

Matt Genau led the Williamsville South wrestling team’s place finishers at the ECIC Championships held Friday and Saturday at Starpoint High School.  Genau, a senior, took second at 120 pounds. More...

SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys basketball: def. Iroquois 61-38 Girls basketball: def. Iroquois 76-63 Boys swimming: def. Eden 52-42, def. Pioneer 68-26 More...

Williamsville East finishes 10-1

Williamsville East’s boys swim team closed out an impressive regular season with home wins over Frontier, 120-45, on Jan. 17 and Williamsville South, 103-71, Friday at Transit Middle School.  The Flames finished with a 10-1 record.  More...

Sweet Home defeats Springville, North

Sweet Home’s boys swim team concluded the regular season with a 7-3 record after beating Springville, 66-35, on the road Jan. More...

East track teams record personal bests

Williamsville East took a small contingent of athletes from its boys and girls indoor track and field teams to the annual Section V vs. More...

Town of Amherst residents help Regals at tourney

Town of Amherst residents Rose Quattro, Maggie Fuzek, Olivia Rutkowski, Allison Carosi and Kylie Nelson all contributed for the Buffalo Regals 19U team at the Adirondack Northstars Winter Classic 2017 Tournament on Jan. 14. More...

Sweet Home’s Davis breaks section record in 300

Indoor track and field

Nate Davis took down Wayne Gordon’s Sweet Home school record in the 300 meters at the Trent Jackson/ Cedric Walker Invite on Jan. 14 at Brockport State College.  More...

Stumpf’s girls impress at Winter Graffiti

The Level 3-10 girls’ team from Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center appeared at the Niagara Falls Conference Center to compete in the Winter Graffiti Invite held from Jan. More...

Stumpf’s boys teams dominate invite

The Level 4, 5, and 6 boys teams from Stumpf’s Gymnastic Center returned to competitive action on Jan. 14 at the Stars and Stripes Invitational in Erie, Pennsylvania.  More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Main-Transit C 82 44 North Amherst 76 50 Main-Transit B 73 53 Harris Hill B 72 54 Snyder 68 58 East Amherst 67 59 Ha More...

Chmiel, Mertz among St. Joe’s trio to sign letters of intent

A trio of Monsignor Martin champions will continue their athletic careers into college. Ryan Chmiel of East Amherst, Jacob Mertz of Williamsville and Zachery Deakin all signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday in the gymnasium at St. More...

UNC downs UConn in sixth-grade boys thriller

UNC recently edged out UConn, 22-19, in a thrilling Amherst Youth Basketball sixth-grade boys game that came down to the final shot.  UNC went down 12-1 early as the stifling zone defense of the Huskies, led by Matthew and Michael Rafter, held U More...

Sports briefs

Williamsville South’s boys bowling team fell to 0-8 with a 7-0 loss against Starpoint Jan. 18 at Brad Angelo Lanes. Mikhail Szafranski led South with a 198-492 series. More...

South girls hoops wins battle over Amherst

Amherst and Williamsville South are two of the premiere high school girls basketball teams in Western New York and their game Friday at Amherst played out like a heavyweight fight.  More...

Amherst girls bowling improves to 6-2

Amherst’s girls bowling team improved to 6-2 with a 6-1 home win over Williamsville South on Jan. 23 at Classic Lanes.  Amherst’s “A” team took two of three points. More...

Sweet Home girls basketball rallies to beat East

It was a tale of two halves for the Sweet Home girls basketball team in Thursday’s home game against Williamsville East.  The Lady Panthers (3-9) trailed the Lady Flames, 8-0 after the first quarter, 17-4 at halftime and outscored East, 21 More...

Sports brief

The Amherst athletic department is currently accepting nominations for the Class of 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame. The nomination form can be accessed at www.amherstschools.org/athletics. More...

Sweet Home’s Crouse wins title at 160

Sweet Home senior Dominic Crouse lived up to his top seed at 160 pounds at the ECIC Championships Friday and Saturday at Starpoint High School, finishing 4-0 and winning the division.  More...

Butler scores career-high 39 in Flames’ league win over Sweet Home

Drew Butler had the game of his life to lead the Williamsville East boys basketball team to its second ECIC Division II win of the season.  More...

Amherst’s Kennedy takes third, Simonson finishes fourth at tourney

Calik Kennedy and Brandon Simonson led the Amherst wrestling team’s place finishers at the ECIC Tournament Friday and Saturday at Starpoint High School.  Kennedy, a senior, placed third at 285 pounds. More...

Amherst swim team completes regular season with 7-3 record

Since the calendar moved to 2017, the Amherst boys swim team has been unbeatable.  The Tigers won meets over Eden, 52-42, at home on Jan. 17 and Pioneer, 68-26, on the road Thursday. More...

Spartans lose close meet against South

Williamsville North’s boys swim team was edged by Williamsville South, 49-45, in its final home regular-season meet of the year on Jan. 17.  “It was a close meet,” North coach Steve Ferenczy said. More...

Win pushes Williamsville girls hockey to 13-0-2

Williamsville’s girls ice hockey team continued its outstanding season Jan. More...

Sacred Heart girls hoops falls to O’Hara

Sacred Heart’s 63-39 road loss to Cardinal O’Hara Thursday night was not a surprise, but the fact that the Sharks were ahead 10-2 in the first quarter was.  It looked like Sacred Heart might have a chance to keep the game close but a More...

Sports brief

A winter break basketball camp for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade, hosted by Daemen College basketball coach Mike MacDonald, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Jan. 25 Boys basketball: Kenmore East at Sweet Home, 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Frontier at Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m. Boys and girls bowling: Amherst at Sweet Home, 4:15 p.m. (Manor II Lanes) More...

Canisius snaps North boys hockey’s win streak at seven

The Williamsville North’s boys hockey team’s win streak ended at seven with a 2-0 loss to Canisius Sunday night at HarborCenter.  “It was a little disappointing, to say the least,” North coach Bob Rosen said. More...

East does not get bounces, loses games

Williamsville East’s boys ice hockey team played well at times in both of its games last week, but ultimately fell short, falling to Lancaster, 5-4, Thursday and Canisius, 7-4, Saturday, both on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.&nbs More...

Stumpf’s boys gymnastics teams shine at Gold Star Invite

Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center hosted and shined at the 19th annual Gold Star Invitational Jan. 7-8 at the Niagara Conference Center.  More than 300 boys from the U.S. and Canada attended the event. More...