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May 17, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

East baseball repeats as ECIC II champs

Williamsville East is once again the top baseball team in ECIC Division II.  The Flames clinched their second consecutive league title after winning a doubleheader Saturday over Iroquois, 11-0, and West Seneca East, 9-0. More...

Amherst baseball’s inconsistent play results in .500 week

Amherst’s baseball team has played inconsistently all season and last week’s 2-2 week was a microcosm of it.  More...

South baseball splits final league games

Last week began rough for the Williamsville South baseball team but finished strong.  The Billies (9-5, 8-4) split their final four ECIC Division II games, losing to Williamsville East, 6-1, May 8, and Amherst, 5-4, May 9, and beating Iroquois, More...

East boys lax plays well in loss to N-Wheatfield

Williamsville East’s boys’ lacrosse team (5-8, 2-3) gave all it had in Friday’s road game at Niagara-Wheatfield but fell short 15-8.  The Flames led 2-1 after the first quarter, trailed 7-2 at halftime but cut the deficit to 9- More...

Sports brief

The Niagara Junior Thunderwolves baseball program is looking for players at all age groups for the 2017 season. Anyone interested in joining the Wolf Pack should contact program director Jeff Ziemecki at jziemecki@pitchnhitevents.com or 908-2361. More...

Sharks fall to St. Mary’s of Lancaster

Sacred Heart softball suffered its second loss against Monsignor Martin Association competition this season, losing to St. More...

North boys lacrosse routs Sweet Home on senior day

The Williamsville North boys lacrosse team honored its seniors with a big 15-3 home win over Sweet Home Thursday.  “We dominated,” North coach Andy Behm said. More...

Amherst girls lacrosse falls to Lancaster in OT, follows with back-to-back victories

The Amherst and Lancaster girls lacrosse teams have played many outstanding non-league games in the past, and their meeting May 8 was no different.  The Lady Tigers lost at Lancaster, 11-10, in overtime.  “It was a great non-league ga More...

South drops three

It was a rough week for the Williamsville South girls’ lacrosse team.  The Lady Billies (4-7, 3-4) dropped all three of their games last week, losing to West Seneca West, 16-2, May 8, Iroquois, 12-11 in overtime, May 9 and West Seneca East More...

Sweet Home baseball’s successful week includes upset over East

The Sweet Home baseball team handed Williamsville East its lone loss in ECIC Division II, defeating the Flames 5-4 in eight innings May 9 in a home game for East played at Williamsville South.  Tyler Edholm went 1-for-4 and had a sacrifice fly i More...

Sweet Home boys lax records first win of season

Nate Faller, Lucas Marshall, Matt Culp and Jon McGregor each scored twice and Andy Mach scored once as the Sweet Home boys lacrosse team defeated North Tonawanda, 9-2, May 9 to win its first game of the season.  “I was happy for the team t More...

East girls track honors seniors

It was bittersweet for the five seniors of the Williamsville East girls outdoor track and field team May 10 as they all competed in their final high school track dual meet against Williamsville South at Williamsville North.  Hayley Skidmore, rec More...

East boys track’s Reid, D’Amico excel at Lew-Port Invite

Williamsville East boys track’s Jameson Reid and Joe D’Amico shined in the boys pentathlon at Saturday’s Lew-Port Lancer Invitational.  Out of a field of 12 athletes, Reid, a sophomore, took first with a point total of 2,741 p More...

Sweet Home track posts multiple winners at Royal Comet Invite

Members of Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams shined at Saturday’s Royal Comet Invitational at Rush-Henrietta High School.  Six athletes won seven events, led by Tirzah Peters, who swept the girls shot put (38 More...

Spartans even record

Williamsville North’s boys outdoor track and field team evened its ECIC Division I dual meet record at 2-2 after beating Orchard Park, 76-65, at home May 9.  More...

ON FIRE

— Amherst residents Jenna Montgomery (Williamsville North), far left, Vicky Woite (Amherst Middle School), Julia Miller (Williamsville South), Shelby Tasca (Williamsville South) and Natalie Szm More...

North’s Halpern wins playoff hole to win boys golf section title

It’s not a surprise to Williamsville North boys golf coach John Burns that Kevin Halpern won Monday’s Section VI championship at Gowanda Country Club.  More...

North girls lacrosse defeats East, 13-11

Williamsville North’s girls lacrosse team held off Williamsville East for a 13-11 home win May 8.  The game went back forth and down to the last second. More...

Amherst boys tennis shares ECIC II title with East

Amherst’s first season playing boys tennis in ECIC Division II was a huge success.  The Tigers avenged a 5-0 loss against Williamsville East from April 28 with a 3-2 home win Friday. Amherst finished 11-1 in ECIC II.  More...

East softball repeats as ECIC II champions

Lady Flames’ wins includes rally over South

Williamsville East’s softball team knew it had to win out last week to have a shot of repeating as ECIC Division II champions and that is exactly what they did.  The Lady Flames rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat Williamsville South, 7-5, More...

Lady Billies split final four league games

Williamsville South’s softball team had a busy week on the diamond, splitting its final four league games to earn a 7-5 record in ECIC Division II and finish in third place.  South lost to Williamsville East, 7-5, May 8, and Iroquois, 3-0, More...

Amherst softball splits doubleheader with WSE

Amherst’s softball team proved it belonged with the top teams in the area after splitting a doubleheader with defending Section VI Class A champion West Seneca East May 9. More...

Sweet Home boys tennis beats Iroquois, loses doubleheader to South

Sweet Home’s boys tennis team picked up its third win of the year after beating Iroquois, 3-2, May 10. Alex Farkas won 6-2, 6-1 at third singles. More...

Sacred Heart falls to Mount Mercy, bounces back with wins

Sacred Heart’s girls lacrosse team bounced back from a 10-6 loss against Mount Mercy May 8 at Pierce Field with back-to-back wins over Buffalo Seminary, 13-8 at Smallwood Drive Elementary and 10-6 at Larkin Field, and recorded a 12-8 win over N More...

North splits final league games

Williamsville North’s baseball team split its final four ECIC Division I games of the season, losing to Clarence 5-2, in 10 innings May 8 and Orchard Park, 5-3, May 9, and beating West Seneca West, 3-2, May 10 and Hamburg, 5-3, Thursday.  More...

North softball wins four of five league games

Williamsville North’s softball team seems to be peaking at the right time.  More...

North girls track takes runner-up at Town of Amherst Championships

Williamsville North’s girls outdoor track and field fell short in its bid to repeat as champions at the Town of Amherst Championships, taking second at Friday’s meet at Sweet Home High School. The Lady Spartans recorded 66 points.  More...

Amherst track teams sweep Town of Amherst Championships

Amherst’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams were the top squads at Friday’s Town of Amherst Championships at Sweet Home High School.  The Amherst boys recorded 129 points to take the title, while the Amherst girls recorded More...

MAKING CONTACT

— Sweet Home's Danica Eckert gets one of her team’s seven hits as she singles during the bottom of the second inning during the Lady Panthers’ 2-0 home loss to Iroquois Friday. More...

Sacred Heart places fifth at Leroy Invitational

The Sacred Heart girls outdoor track and field team’s trip to Rochester Friday was a success.   The Sharks placed fifth out of 10 teams with 51 points at the Leroy Invitational at Hartwood Park. More...

Stumpf’s girls compete well at regional, state championships

Stumpf’s Level 7 and 8 teams headed to Suffern, New York, March 31 to compete in the New York State Championships.  Reagan Willard led the Level 7 squad, placing fifth on vault (9.375), fifth on floor exercise (9.325) and ninth in the all More...