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December 6, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

State champion North boys hockey seeks to carry on winning tradition

The bull’s-eye is always on the Williamsville North boys ice hockey team heading into a season but after winning the program’s eight Section VI and fifth Division I state titles in school history, the target has become bigger. More...

Talent returns for Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey

The top scorer in the history of the Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey team graduated, but there are plenty of reasons the squad can have a successful 2017-18 season.  There are 24 players on the roster, a program record. More...

South boys hockey needs team effort for success

Many key pieces are missing from last year’s Williamsville South boys hockey team.  Leading scorer and First Team All-Bee all-star Zach Rehbaum is playing prep hockey in Connecticut, and forward Alex Fix, defenders Dylan Utz, Austin Martin More...

East boys hockey seeks returns to Small Schools final

Williamsville East has made it a habit of playing for the Section VI Small Schools boys hockey championship, appearing in six finals and winning three titles from the 2010-11 to 2015-16 seasons.  Last year’s squad fell short, as they were More...

South wrestling’s large roster balances experience with youth

Williamsville South’s wrestling team had a lot of success on the mat last year. More...

North wrestling returns section qualifiers

Williamsville North’s wrestling team is seeking to compete for the ECIC Division I title, which would give them a shot at also competing in the Section VI Dual Meet Tournament.  On paper, the Spartans have a ton of talent that could get th More...

Sacred Heart girls hoops shows progress in defeat

East, North wins non-league games

Losing by 17 points might not sound like progress but the Sacred Heart girls basketball team’s 59-42 non-league home game against Penfield Dec. 1 was a much better performance than their 95-38 loss last year.  More...

Sweet Home girls hoops falls in tourney final

Sweet Home’s girls basketball team fell short of winning the Kenmore East Tip-Off Tournament, losing to host school Kenmore East, 55-35, in Saturday’s final.  Kenmore East used a hot start, outscoring Sweet Home, 23-9, in the first q More...

Sweet Home boys hoops takes first at tip-off tournament

The Sweet Home boys basketball team’s last trip to Iroquois did not go well, resulting in a 61-50 loss last year. More...

Sports brief

Michigan State recorded its second win of the season by knocking off Canisius, 31-25, Saturday in Amherst Youth Basketball eighth-grade hoops action.  Leading scorers for a balanced Spartan offense were Matt Halsdorfer with 10 points, Sam Hepwor More...

Senior-loaded Williamsville girls hockey team aims for program’s first section title

Williamsville’s girls ice hockey team is always in the mix to win a championship but other than winning a Federation title in the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation’s inaugural season in 2010-11, the squad has fallen short.  More...

Malicki returns to coach Monsignor Martin team

Chris Malicki’s coaching return to the Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey team was unexpected. More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 61 23 Main-Transit C 59 25 Harris Hill B 56 28 Lancaster 47 37 Harris Hill 47 37 More...

Sweet Home routs Amherst, Falls in season openers

To say that the Sweet Home boys hockey team is off to a fast start would be a huge understatement.  The Panthers crushed Amherst, 9-1, Thursday and Niagara Falls, 11-0 Saturday in season-opening games at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature R More...

Mobus returns to coach Amherst

The most successful coach in Amherst boys hockey history has returned. More...

Amherst wrestling loaded with experience

Amherst’s wrestling team has no shortage of experience on its roster, especially from the middleweights to heavyweights.  Leading the charge are senior captains Brandon Simonson and Calik Kennedy, who placed fourth at 152 and 285 pounds, r More...

Amherst boys hoops wins season opener

Many of the faces have changed, but the Amherst boys basketball team’s ability to win league games has not.  The Tigers jumped out to a 14-3 lead after the first quarter and 30-7 advantage at halftime on their way to a 55-27 ECIC Division More...

Sweet Home wrestling seeks winning season

Despite no sectional place finishers returning and many new faces in the lineup, Sweet Home wrestling coach Don Lilly thinks the team can still have a winning season in ECIC Division II.  Last year the Panthers went 1-7 in ECIC II and 7-16 overa More...

East hoops wins Lockport Tourney for first time

Williamsville East’s boys basketball team has come up short every year they have played in the Lockport Rotary Tournament since the 2011-12 season, but that all changed last weekend.  The Flames beat Lockport, 65-57, in first-round action More...

South girls lose season opener to Pittsford-Mendon

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team traveled to Rochester Saturday to take on Pittsford Mendon, last year’s Class A runner-up, and lost a one-sided game, 69-40.  Pitt-Mendon jumped out to an early 16-3 lead and never looked b More...