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February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Sweet Home’s Crouse wins wrestling crown

Sweet Home wrestler Dominic Crouse made the most of his first appearance in a sectional final, taking the 160-pound title at Saturday’s Section VI Division I State Qualifier at North Tonawanda High School. More...

East boys, South girls take titles at Williamsville Cup

North wins overall

All three Williamsville schools had some sort of success at Thursday’s Williamsville Cup at Transit Lanes.  The Williamsville East boys edged Williamsville North, 2,834-2,803, to win the boys’ championship for the first time, and the More...

North’s Catanzaro brothers place at sectionals

Williamsville North wrestlers Vinny and Michael Catanzaro both placed but came up short of qualifying for the state meet at the Section VI Division I State Qualifier Saturday at North Tonawanda High School.  More...

Sweet Home modified wrestling team completes season

The Sweet Home modified wrestling team completed its season in a multi-team dual on Feb. 1 at Tonawanda Middle School.  The Panthers hit the mat with practice beginning in mid-November and competed in four scrimmages and eight dual meets. More...

South boys hoops scores 92 against Hamburg

Williamsville South’s boys basketball team was clicking on all cylinders in its road game with Hamburg Feb. 7.  The Billies jumped out to a 30-13 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 92-53 victory. More...

Flames defeat Bulldogs in overtime

Williamsville East’s boys basketball team outscored Hamburg, 13-7, in overtime to earn a 57-51 home win Friday.  East fell behind 14-8 after the first quarter, led 24-23 at halftime and trailed 34-33 after three. More...

Sweet Home hockey splits final regular-season games

Sweet Home’s boys hockey team was on both sides of a rally in its final regular-season games.  The Panthers (10-10) rallied from a 4-1 deficit to record a 5-4 overtime win over North Tonawanda Feb. More...

East girls basketball wins non-leaguer over Starpoint, loses to Hamburg in overtime

Williamsville East’s girls basketball team built a nine-point lead at halftime and moved ahead by 20 after three quarters in its 54-41 non-league home win over Starpoint Feb. More...

Amherst girls bowling finishes 9-3

Amherst’s girls bowling team finished the regular season with a 9-3 record after beating Starpoint, 5-2, Feb. 8 at Brad Angelo Lanes.  Amherst won a close first game against Starpoint. More...

Sports briefs

Amherst graduate Amy Trabert, a junior cross-country runner at Daemen College, was named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association All-Academic Team for NCAA Division II. More...

Sacred Heart records unbeaten week

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team enjoyed much success on the court this past week, winning all three of its games.  The Sharks beat Nardin, 50-39, in a league home game Feb. More...

South girls hoops records three more league victories

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team won three more ECIC Division II games as the regular season winds down.  The Lady Billies (14-3, 11-0) beat Hamburg, 69-29, at home Feb. More...

Central Amherst Little League opens registration for upcoming season

Online player registration is open for the 2017 baseball season at Central Amherst Little League at www.centralamherst.com.  You can also register in person from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. More...

Sports briefs

Sweet Home’s boys bowling team (6-4) defeated Williamsville South, 7-0, Feb. 6 at Manor II Lanes. Nick Penksa led the Panthers with a 245-688 series. Collin Polyachyk (225-561) and Connor Merrifield (187-530) also contributed for the Panthers. More...

All-Bee Boys Soccer POY Keem signs with Daemen

One of Sweet Home’s all-time greatest boys soccer players is not going far to continue his career.  Sweet Home senior Noah Keem signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Division II Daemen College Thursday.  More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Main-Transit C 95 52 North Amherst 93 54 Main-Transit B 87 60 East Amherst 78 69 Harris Hill B 78 69 Harris Hill 77 70 More...

Greater Buffalo boys teams shine at Gold Star meet

The Greater Buffalo boys gymnastics team, led by coach Jake Hawley, recently competed in its first meet of the season, the Gold Star meet, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. More...

Greater Buffalo Level 4 girls has strong showings

The Level 4 girls team from Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Club competed in several meets this month. The team had a strong showing at the Jacquie Hirsch Memorial Challenge at their home gym on Jan. 22. More...

Michigan State seventh-grade hoops rallies past Alabama

After trailing by five at halftime, Michigan State used a big third quarter to pull away from Alabama and secure a 39-27 win Saturday.  Mike Cloen poured in 22 points for the Spartans.  More...

Stumpf’s level 5, 7 teams win at Wildfire Invite

Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center’s boys level 5 and 7 teams took home first place at the Wildfire Invitational held Jan. 22-23 in Syracuse.  More...

Sports brief

North American Youth Sports will hold its annual basketball tournament at multiple sites throughout Buffalo from March 31 through April 2.  More...

Titans’ spring hoops tryouts slated

The Buffalo Titans Basketball program will hold tryouts for its spring travel teams on Sundays Feb. 19 and 26. There are no residency requirements to compete for the Titans, who offer opportunities for boys and girls at the 10U through 17U levels. More...

Sweet Home track’s Kasperek places first in 1,500 at Houghton

MaKayla Kasperek made the most of her first experience running the girls 1,500-meters at the Houghton Invite Sunday at Houghton College.  The Sweet Home sophomore won the race in 5 minutes, 3.11 seconds.   More...

South wrestler Genau wins first section title, becomes school’s all-time wins leader

Saturday was a historic day for wrestler Matt Genau.  The Williamsville South senior defeated Dontay Gill of Lockport, 10-5, to win the 120-pound crown at the Section VI Division I State Qualifier at North Tonawanda High School.  Genau also More...

Amherst wrestlers Simonson, Kennedy place fourth

Amherst juniors Brandon Simonson and Calik Kennedy capped off impressive seasons with fourth-place finishes at 152 pounds and 285 pounds at the Section VI Division I State Qualifier Saturday at North Tonawanda High School.  Simonson beat Seth Ma More...

SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys basketball: def. West Seneca East 82-69 Girls basketball: lost to Bishop Kearney 68-52, def. Niagara-Wheatfield 47-29 Boys bowling: lost to Starpoint 4-3 More...

Inconsistent play hurts North boys basketball in league losses

The Williamsville North boys basketball team is finding out that if you do not play for a full 32 minutes, you will not win.  In ECIC I losses to Clarence, 63-58, in overtime on the road Feb. More...

North hockey clinches top seed for playoffs

If the Williamsville North boys hockey team is successful in defending its Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Large Schools title this season, they will once again do it as the top seed.  The Spartans clinched the top seed for More...

East, Hamburg hockey skate to 2-2 tie

In what could potentially be a Section VI Small Schools final, the Williamsville East and Hamburg boys hockey teams played to a 4-4 tie Sunday at Buffalo State College.  East and Hamburg are seed first and second for the upcoming small schools& More...

Lady Panthers beat WSE on senior night

Sweet Home’s girls basketball team was successful in its senior night, beating West Seneca East, 41-36, Thursday.  Sweet Home trailed 9-7 after one but outscored West Seneca East, 10-2, in the second quarter and moved ahead, 17-12, at half More...

East’s Kramer qualifies for sectionals in 1500

Williamsville East’s Alanna Kramer ran a season-best and sectional qualifying time of 5 minutes, 9 seconds in the 1,500-meters at the Houghton Invitational Sunday at Houghton College.  Jessica Abbey completed the 1500 racewalk in a persona More...

Amherst girls hoops falls to Bishop Kearney, team rebounds with victories

Amherst’s girls basketball team found a lot about itself in its 68-52 non-league road loss to Bishop Kearney Feb. More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Feb. 15 Girls bowling: Amherst, Sweet Home, Williamsville East, North and South at Section VI Championships, 9 a.m. (Airport Lanes) Boys basketball: Williamsville South at Sweet Home, 6:30 p.m., More...

North grad Roginson named to U.S. Track, Field All-Academic Team

Daemen College runner Kevin Roginson, a Williamsville North graduate, has been named to the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches’ Association Men's Cross-Country All-Academic Team for NCAA Division II.  More...

Amherst grad Belton reaches 1,000 points with Medaille hoops

Amherst High School graduate Johnathan Belton became the 10th player in the history of Medaille College to reach 1,000 career points, scoring 32 points in the Mavericks’ 91-78 victory over Pitt-Bradford Thursday.  Belton is the third Medai More...

Sweet Home hoops avenges loss to Iroquois

Sweet Home’s boys basketball team finished and ended strong to record a 56-45 home win over Iroquois Feb. 7, avenging a 61-50 road loss to Iroquois Jan. More...

Sixty percent of SHAQ’s enrollment qualify for championship meet

Thirty Sweet Home Aquatics swimmers have qualified to compete in the upcoming Niagara LSC Championship qualifier meet Feb. 24-25 at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic Center. The 30 swimmers represent 60 percent of SHAQ’s enrollment.  More...

Stumpf’s boys teams excel at Brian Babcock Invite

Stumpf’s Gymnastic Center was represented among more than 30 gymnastic centers from across the country at the Brian Babcock Invitational Feb. More...

Sports briefs

Tess Minigell, an Amherst High graduate and member of the University of Rochester women’s swimming team, recently won the 800 free against Nazareth College with a time of 9 minutes, 46.26 seconds. More...

Stumpf’s girls excel at Manhattan Classic

Gymnasts from Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center celebrated first-place achievements in individual events and won all-around titles at the Manhattan Classic, hosted by NYC Elite in New York, New York, Jan 28-29.  The Manhattan Classic is one of th More...

Greater Buffalo gymnasts shine in New Orleans

Members of the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics girls team traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, the weekend of Feb. 3-5 to compete in the Jazz Invitational. More...