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March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

State champions

North boys hockey wins fifth Division I title in school history

After a six-year drought, Williamsville North is back as the best Division I public school boys hockey team in the state. More...

Familiar faces dot First Team lineup

All-Bee Girls Hockey

There are a few things the six First Team all-stars on the 2016-17 All-Bee Girls Hockey Team have in common, but one of the bigger things is the fact that many of them were First Team selections last season, which just goes to show how talented the t More...

Williamsville’s Hopkins selected as 2016-17 Coach of the Year

Hockey has been a way of life for Williamsville girls coach Rick Hopkins for as long as he can remember, going all the way back to when he played for his father, Dick, for eight years.  More...

Bantam Warriors claim 14U mixed hockey title

The Cheektowaga Warriors Bantam 14U Mixed hockey team clinched the top spot in its division heading into the 2017 WNYAHL playoffs, which was a positive omen for the squad that would ultimately claim the WNYAHL Championship.  More...

All-Bee Girls Hockey Teams named; selection process explained

Being selected for an All-Bee Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team — which is why The Bee has More...

Stumpf boys shine in regular-season finale

Stumpf’s Gymnastic Center hosted the regular season’s final competitive meet March 5 before the boys compete in Brockport at the New York State Championships later this month. More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Main-Transit C 118 57 North Amherst 105 70 Main-Transit B 104 71 Harris Hill 96 79 Swormville 94 81 More...

Sports brief

Getzville resident Victoria Pohrte, a freshman at Mount St. More...

Boston College wins sixth-grade AYB crown

Josh Bugiera calmly hit two free throws to move Boston College past Oregon, 14-13, for the Amherst Youth Basketball sixth-grade boys hoops D1 title March 4.  More...

Sports brief

Teams are still able to request invitations for the third annual Tournament of Champions 17U baseball tournament, put on by Pitch n’ Hit Events, that will be held from Aug. More...

Sacred Heart girls basketball team loses chance to repeat as Catholic state champion

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team’s bid to repeat as Class A Catholic state champions ended with a 53-44 loss to Kellenburg High School Saturday at Fordham University’s Rose Hill Gym.  More...

Bowman Cup showcase slated for March 22

Roster nominations sought

The annual Scotty Bowman Showcase for some of the area’s top high school upperclassmen and Junior-level players will take off for the 13th year beginning at 5 p.m. More...

North JV boys hockey nets playoff upsets to win third straight league title

Fifth-seeded Williamsville North completed an unforgettable playoff run with a thrilling 3-2 victory over third-seed Lancaster to win its third straight Niagara Frontier Junior Varsity Hockey Association championship Feb. More...

STATE CHAMPIONS

The Williamsville North boys hockey team defeated Section V Pittsford, 3-2, for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division I title Sunday at HarborCenter.  It is the Spartans’ fifth state title in school history an More...

Amherst girls hoops beats South, earns first Class A title since 2009

The second time Amherst lost to Williamsville South in the regular season, the goal was to get one more chance to play them, and the only way that was possible was if the teams met in the Section VI Class A girls basketball final.  More...

Mings, league’s best scorer, tabbed Player of the Year

It’s only appropriate that Julia Mings played for the combined Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey team — affectionately known as “CASH” — because when it came to scoring goals during this season, the 2016-17 All-Be More...

Amherst boys hoops’ season ends in Class A final

The biggest key all season for the success of the Amherst boys basketball team has been doing the little things that you do not see on a stat sheet, like boxing out on defense or grabbing loose balls.  More...

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics’ Level 4, 5 boys teams place second at Coaches Classic

The Greater Buffalo Level 4 and 5 boys gymnastics teams both placed second at the Coaches Classic Meet held Feb. 26 at GC2 Gymnastics Center in Syracuse, N.Y. More...

THE BEST

— Harvard rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat Dartmouth, 15-12, in overtime for the Amherst Youth Basketball fifth-, sixth-grade girls basketball title March 5. More...

Stumpf’s girls dominate home meet

Stumpf’s girls gymnastics team hosted several local teams in its annual Patriot’s Cup Feb 25-26.  In the Level 3B group, Stumpf’s gymnasts took the top 21 of 27 spots.  Clara Meyer won the all-around title (37.500) for her More...

Greater Buffalo level 5 girls perform well at Niagara Cup

The level 5 girls team from Greater Buffalo Gymnastics faced some fierce competition at the Niagara Cup on March 4 at Canisius College.  In the junior age division, Sarah Seyfang placed eighth on vault (9.175) and seventh on floor exercise (9.6 More...

Maryland takes eighth-grade title

Maryland defeated Ohio State, 44-26, March 4 to win the eighth-grade boys division in Amherst Youth Basketball.  Maryland had a balanced scoring attack with nine players hitting the scoring ledger.  Ryan Szymendera led all with 13 points. More...

UNDEFEATED

— The 2016-17 Park Pioneer seventh-, eighth-grade boys basketball team beat Nativity of Orchard Park, 49-35, March 4 to win the Diocesan Tournament, completing a 16-0 season. More...

Pittsford-Mendon ends Amherst’s season in Class A Far West Regional

The Amherst girls basketball team’s chance to advance to the state semifinals fell short, but it didn’t come without putting a huge scare into the top-ranked team in the state in Class A. More...

Sports brief

Mel Ott Little League in Amherst on Maple Road, located behind Sweet Home Middle School, is registering boys and girls ages 4 to 18 for the 2017 baseball and softball season. Opening day is April 29. More...