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September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Strong second half leads North football past East

Williamsville North’s football team looked out of sorts in the first half of its non-league home game Friday with Williamsville East. The Spartans turned over the ball three times and still led 14-12 at halftime.  More...

Sweet Home girls cross-country squad loaded with depth

Boys team gains state qualifier

Sweet Home’s girls cross-country team had a successful 2016 season, winning the ECIC Division II regular season title and the Section VI Class B-1 championship for the fifth straight year.  More...

North boys golf improves to 2-0

Williamsville North’s boys golf team improved to 2-0 with a 249-267 win over Sweet Home Sept. More...

Sweet Home football wins shootout with Cheektowaga

McDuffie scores game winner

Hold your breath when you watch a Sweet Home football game this season.  Senior quarterback Joe Torrillo threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to senior Dylan McDuffie on a post route with 19 seconds left to clinch a 40-35 road win Friday over Class B More...

South splits season-opening games

Williamsville South’s field hockey team split its opening games, beating Orchard Park, 4-2, at home Sept. More...

Sports brief

Williamsville North’s boys volleyball team dropped its season-opening match Friday against West Seneca West, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19. More...

East boys squad blends experience, youth

Williamsville East’s boys cross-country team has a blend of experience and plenty of new younger athletes with a lot of potential.  East returns a number of athletes. More...

Sports brief

The Bee now has 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...

Amherst girls tennis wins league opener

Amherst’s girls tennis team traveled to Sweet Home Friday and recorded a 5-0 win in its ECIC Division II opener.  The Lady Tigers won 60 games and lost twice.  Fiona Sullivan won 6-0, 6-1 at first singles; Sonya Bangia earned a 6-0, 6 More...

Lady Spartans dominate WS West

Williamsville North’s girls tennis team opened its season with a 5-0 home win Thursday over West Seneca West.  The Lady Spartans dropped only three games.  “I was pleased with how well the team kept its focus and stayed aggressi More...

South girls volleyball wins league opener

North splits ECIC I matches

Williamsville South’s girls volleyball team was successful in its ECIC Division II opener, downing West Seneca East 25-17, 25-11, 25-20, Sept. 5.  The Lady Billies were successful on 94.5 percent of their serves. More...

North girls soccer rebounds after first loss

Williamsville North’s girls soccer team bounced back from a 2-0 home loss to Clarence Thursday with a 1-0 road win Saturday over Orchard Park.  North coach Doug Kircher said the team came out playing confident against Orchard Park as they More...

Sacred Heart wins league openers

Sacred Heart’s girls soccer team outscored its Monsignor Martin Association opponents 6-0 in opening league wins over Mount Mercy, 1-0, Sept. 6 at Pierce Field and St. More...

Sports brief

Sacred Heart’s girls golf team won its season opener over Mount Mercy, 267-298, Sept. 6 at Cazenovia Park Golf Course. Junior Gia Bolognese and freshman Eliza Podlas were co-medalists with a 48.   More...

Amherst boys soccer wins consolation game at own tourney

Akron scored 10 minutes into Saturday’s consolation game of the Amherst Tournament.  After that, it was all Amherst, as they recorded 35 shots and a 4-1 victory.  David Knapp tied the game on a shot from the top of the 18-yard box at More...

Sweet Home soccer spoils South’s debut on turf field

The Williamsville South boys soccer team’s debut on its new turf field did not go the way they would have liked, losing to Sweet Home, 2-0, Friday.  South coach Trevor Lawler said the team looked “amped up” in warm-ups and it c More...

FORE

— Williamsville South senior captain Greg Dolan tees off against Clarence during a match Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Brookfield Country Club. The Billies lost 263-313. More...

Fall touch football league clinic set

The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks will hold an introductory clinic for its fall touch football league for fourth- to sixth-grade boys and girls at noon Saturday, Sept. More...

Sports briefs

New York Inferno Fastpitch is looking for a few players. The 14U Gold Futures is looking for a 2003-2004 pitcher, utility player and hitters. The 16U Showcase Platinum and Gold teams are looking for pitching and hitters. More...

Smith awarded memorial scholarship

Hannah Smith was named the 21st recipient of the Angela Coniglio Memorial Scholarship, presented at the Amherst Central High School awards assembly June 9.  Smith received a $1,000 award.  More...

North field hockey blanks East

Williamsville North’s field hockey team battled Williamsville East for 60 minutes Friday and pulled out a 2-0 home victory.  “Both sides came out hard for the full 60 minutes, never gave up and continued to go hard,” North coac More...

South’s offense continues to roll

Williamsville South’s offense was very efficient in its 44-27 road win over Kenmore East Friday.  The Billies’ offense amassed 421 total yards on 45 plays. More...

South Park blanks Amherst

For the second straight week, the Amherst football team ran into a very tough opponent, losing to South Park, 42-0, Thursday at All-High Stadium.  Amherst lost to West Seneca West, 54-6 in Week One.  Despite the loss, Amherst coach Jason Be More...

Sports brief

Amanda Gaffney was the medalist in the Williamsville East girls golf team’s 196-211 win over Depew Friday at Lancaster Country Club. East is 2-1.   More...

Amherst field hockey wins opener, falls to OP

The Amherst field hockey team opened its season with a 3-1 road win over Holland Sept. 6.  “It was a strong team win,” Amherst coach Laurie LeGoff said. “Everyone was communicating, stepping up and moving on to the ball. More...

Amherst girls swim team shatters pool records in season debut

Amherst’s girls swimming team started its season in record-breaking fashion, defeating the Buffalo Public Schools, 113-63, Tuesday, Sept. 5, at City Honors.  The Lady Tigers set five pool records out of 11 possible swimming events.  More...

North girls cross-country team loaded with depth

Williamsville North’s girls cross-country team should have no problem filling a competitive team this season.  Second-year coach Peter Gratien said there are 24 team members, an increase of 10 runners from the previous year.  More...

North boys returns top five runners

Williamsville North’s boys cross-country team peaked at the right time last year, finishing as runner-up in Class A at the Section VI Championships despite having a league record below .500.  Coach Brian Lasher, who has won over 500 meets More...

Amherst boys cross-country team loaded with depth

There will be no shortage of depth on the Amherst boys cross-country team.  Fourth-year coach Jennifer Koeppel said all 31 members of the boys squad are determined to be faster, run stronger and fight for a position in the top seven.  The c More...

Many returns for Sacred Heart

There are many returning pieces for the Sacred Heart girls cross-country team.  Last year’s squad finished second in the regular season with a 7-1 record and second at All-Catholics.  More...

East girls volleyball places third at St. Mary’s Tourney

The Williamsville East girls volleyball team finished third at the St. More...

Sweet Home tennis drops opening matches

Sweet Home’s girls tennis team lost season-opening matches by 5-0 scores against Williamsville East Sept. 6 and Amherst Friday.  More...

Lady Billies beat Amherst, snap losing skid

Williamsville South’s girls soccer team (2-2) snapped an early mini two-game losing skid with a 3-1 road win Thursday over Amherst.  The Lady Billies were coming off losses to Hamburg, 3-1, Sept. 1 and Starpoint, 2-1, Sept. More...

East blanks ECIC II foes

Williamsville East’s girls soccer team began the 2017 season with shutout league wins against West Seneca East, 2-0, Sept. More...

Sacred Heart girls volleyball repeats as Cheektowaga Tourney champions

Sacred Heart’s girls volleyball team defended its title at Saturday’s Cheektowaga Tournament, beating Iroquois, 25-20, 25-27, 25-19, to repeat as champions.  More...

South girls cross-country returns state qualifiers

Boys team is defending B-1 champ

With six of the team’s starting seven runners back, Williamsville South’s girls cross-country team should field a competitive team this fall.  The Lady Billies took second in B-1 at last year’s Section VI Championships.  More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Sept. 13 Field hockey: West Seneca West at Sweet Home, 5 p.m.; Williamsville East at West Seneca East, 4:45 p.m.; Williamsville North at Williamsville South, 4:45 p.m.; More...

North boys soccer loses to Clarence in OT

Spartans rebound against OP

In a battle between the top-ranked large school boys soccer teams in Western New York, second-ranked Williamsville North fell to top-ranked Clarence, 1-0, in overtime Sept. More...

South boys volleyball splits league matches

Williamsville South’s boys volleyball team earned a split of its opening ECIC Division II matches, defeating West Seneca East, 25-16, 23-25, 23-25, 29-27, 15-12 Sept. 6, and losing to Sweet Home 13-25, 28-26, 23-25, 24-26, Friday.  More...

SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Field hockey: def. Holland 3-1, lost to Orchard Park 3-1 Football: lost to South Park 42-0 Boys soccer: def. West Seneca East 3-0; Amherst More...

Millers to present Buffalo Tennis Night

Several years ago, Todd and Debbie Miller, longtime owners of Miller Tennis Center, created “Buffalo Tennis Night,” an evening of celebration, to unite the Buffalo tennis community in honoring the very best players, coaches and contributo More...