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April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Sweet Home track teams loaded with depth

Squads have won ECIC II last five years

Having depth is a big reason why the Sweet Home boys and girls outdoor track teams have won the last five ECIC Division II titles. More...

Amherst girls track team loaded with talent

There have many outstanding female athletes who have competed in outdoor track and field for Amherst, but coach Jason Cyrek feels like it might be collectively the best girls track team he has ever fielded.  More...

Former North track athlete coaches girls team

Caitlin Triantafillou is the new girls outdoor track and field coach at Williamsville North, but she is quite familiar with the program. More...

Wittenberg earns gold on floor at Big Ten Championships

Former Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center gymnast Alex Wittenberg became the seventh gymnast in the history of the University of Minnesota men’s gymnastics team to earn gold on floor exercise at the recently held Big Ten Conference Championships More...

Young Amherst boys tennis team has potential to grow

With the graduation of five senior starters, the Amherst boys tennis team is going to be young as they move for the first time from ECIC Division III to ECIC II.  More...

South girls return section champion 4x800 relay

Williamsville South’s girls 4x800-meter relay recorded the fastest time in school history on their way to winning a Section VI outdoor track title last spring.  The good news is that all four members of the relay — Amberlee Robertson More...

Sweet Home has potential for strong season

Panthers return ECIC finalist

Sweet Home’s boys tennis team had a good season last year, finishing 8-2 in ECIC Division II and 9-6 overall.  But with five new starters in the lineup, Panthers coach Brian Koziol thinks this year’s team, with more experience, has t More...

Gewurz leads South boys tennis team

A mainstay in the Williamsville South boys tennis team’s lineup returns for his senior year.  Zach Gewurz, a five-year starter between doubles and singles, returns for the third consecutive year at first singles.  More...

STATE COMPETITORS

— Haley Juenker of East Amherst, far left. More...

Flames split season-opening games

Williamsville East’s baseball team, last year’s state runner-up in Class A, earned a split in its opening games of the season, falling to Williamsville North, 3-2, April 3 and beating Hamburg, 6-2, April 5.  East coach Jerry Gasz did More...

Sacred Heart softball splits games in Disney

Sacred Heart softball coach Karen Conway was hoping to use the team’s recent trip to the Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, in Disney World to gauge what she had in her lineup, and many of her questions were answered.  “It was More...

Greater Buffalo gymnast qualifies for regional meet

Emma Newman of Tonawanda placed second in the Level 8 Junior B age group for the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics girls Level 8 team at the USA Gymnastics State Championships April 2 in Suffern, New York.  Newman placed second in the all-around with a More...

Hilbert College to host summer hoops camps

The Hilbert College boys and girls basketball teams will be holding summer camps. The boys week of camp will be held June 25-29 and July 9-13. The girls camp runs July 16-20. More...

Girls lacrosse camp set

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Day Camp will run for its 20th year July 17-20 at Amherst High School’s athletic fields on Westmoreland Drive.  The cost for the full-day camp is $225 before May 1, and $250 on May 1 and after, and the cost for the More...

Former section champ returns for senior year with North tennis

Harry Wang has not played high school tennis for Williamsville North since he won ECIC and Section VI singles titles and the consolation match at the New York State Championships in 2013 as an eighth-grader. More...

Sports briefs

Matt McDowell, a Williamsville North graduate and East Amherst resident, scored a career-high four goals to lead the Baldwin Wallace University men’s lacrosse team to a 14-5 Ohio Athletic Conference victory against Ohio Northern University on S More...

STRONG PERFORMANCE

— Emma King, second from left, representing Gleason’s School of Gymnastics, placed sixth on floor exercise at the Level 7 New York State gymnastics championship held March 31-April 2 in S More...

Lady Flames to field small squad, new coach

Williamsville East’s girls outdoor track team is undergoing a youth movement.  New coach and East graduate Laura Spitznogle said three-fourths of the roster — 21 of 30 — are sophomores, freshman or eighth-graders.  More...

Former world-ranked runner returns to coach Sacred Heart track

Sue Epstein, who returns as Sacred Heart’s girls outdoor track and field head coach after five years, has accomplished a lot in her running career.  More...

Sports briefs

Williamsville South freshman Nicholas Haas and Canisius sophomore and Williamsville resident Trevor Kuntar were drafted in the Ontario Hockey League’s Priority Draft April 8. More...

Defending ECIC II tennis champ East opens 2-0

Losing does not seem to be in the vocabulary of the Williamsville East boys tennis team.  The defending ECIC Division II champions have won three of the past four division titles, including last year’s 12-0 record, and accumulated a record More...

Sacred Heart girls tennis team dominates Mercy in season opener

Sacred Heart’s girls tennis team, last year’s Monsignor Martin Association regular-season champions with a 9-1 record, opened the 2017 season with a decisive 5-0 win over Mount Mercy at Chestnut Ridge Park April 5.  Junior Mary Burns More...

Annual Shoes for Shelter 5K slated

Independent Health and Canisius College will once again team up to present the 19th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K Run at 10 a.m. Sunday in downtown Buffalo.  Registration for the USATF sanctioned event will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. More...

Sweet Home baseball wins games in Myrtle Beach

Sweet Home’s baseball team had success at the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic over spring recess in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  The Panthers beat Section VI foe Jamestown, 8-7, April 10; Beekmantown, 7-3, April 11; and Buckhannon Upshur from More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 19 Baseball: Amherst at Williamsville South, 4:45 p.m.; West Seneca East at Sweet Home, 5 p.m. Softball: Amherst at Williamsville South, 4:45 p.m.; West Seneca East at Sweet Home, 5 p.m.; Williamsville North More...

Greater Buffalo Level 4 team ends season at state championships

The Greater Buffalo Level 4 boys team recently ended its successful season at the New York State Men’s Gymnastics Championships hosted by Bright Raven Gymnastics at The College at Brockport. More...

Sports brief

The Just Show Up softball skills camp for all girls in grades kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Season passes available for county golf courses

Golf passes are on sale for the 2017 season for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Golf Courses.  A seasonal golf pass allows City of Buffalo residents, as well as non-residents, to golf at Cazenovia Park and South Park, both 9-hole courses, and Delaware More...

Sports brief

The Bee recently debuted a Twitter account dedicated solely to sports, @BeeSportsLive, where followers can catch up on stories they may have missed, see live tweeting from games where the reporters are in attendance, and more.  More...