Weekly Feature



September 19, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

Legends persevere over Spartans in section final rematch

Lancaster’s football team was definitely not at full strength heading into its road game at Williamsville North on Friday.  Throughout the week, 25 players either missed practice or went home early due to flu-like symptoms. More...

North boys volleyball improves league record

Williamsville North’s boys volleyball team improved to 2-1 in ECIC I after beating West Seneca West, 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 25-18 on the road on Sept. 12.  More...

BLOCK PARTY

— Williamsville East’s Ryan Szymendera (13) and Ryan Parks (5) put up a block in the Flames against Maryvale in pool play at the 27th annual Williamsville South Invitational on Sept. 9. More...

North girls gymnastics returns last two all-around state champs

Williamsville North will field one of the smallest girls gymnastics teams in years, but the Lady Spartans should still be able to field a competitive squad with the return of seniors Madison Penetrante and Zoe Kyriakopolous, the last two all-around s More...

Division II champ East gymnastics seeks strong year

Williamsville East’s girls gymnastics team went 5-0 and won the Division II regular season title last year.  Coach Lisa Stumpf said the team looks stronger than last year and is hoping the squad is competitive this year against much-improv More...

North field hockey defeats South, East

Williamsville North’s field hockey team was victorious over crosstown rivals Williamsville South, 4-1, on Sept. 12 and Williamsville East, 2-1, on Thursday. More...

Sports briefs

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...

Sweet Home grad Peters named ECC Player of the Week

Tirzah Peters, a 2017 Sweet Home graduate and member of the Daemen College women’s volleyball team, has been named East Coast Conference Player of the Week for matches played Sept. More...

Sports brief

Megan Jermak of the Buffalo Area Aquatic Club in Amherst recently qualified for and competed in the 2018 USA Swimming Futures Championships Aug. More...

East boys golf downs North

Flames are unbeaten through four

Williamsville East’s boys golf team handed Williamsville North its first loss of the season after recording a 249-268 victory on Sept. 11 at Glen Oak Golf Course.  North is the defending ECIC Large School North champion. More...

East girls tennis opens 4-0

Williamsville East’s girls tennis team has pitched a shutout in its first four matches of the 2018 season.  The Lady Flames (4-0) have defeated Sweet Home on Sept. 7, Williamsville South on Sept. 12, West Seneca East on Sept. More...

South girls tennis opens season 4-2 through first six

Williamsville South’s girls tennis team has gotten off to a good start to the 2018 season.  The Lady Billies are 3-2 in ECIC II matches and 4-2 overall.  The team also placed third out of seven teams in an early-season doubles tourn More...

Turnovers plague South gridders against South Park; East loses close game

Williamsville South’s football team could not get out of its own way in a 32-7 road loss against South Park Friday at All-High Stadium. South turned over the ball five times (three fumbles, two interceptions). More...

Lady Spartans post win, tie at home

The Williamsville North varsity girls soccer team continued their busy ways with a 1-0 home win over Lancaster on Wednesday and a 1-1 tie at home against Orchard Park on Friday.  The Lancaster game turned out to be a very exciting contest for bo More...

Lancaster edges Sacred Heart in season opener

Sacred Heart’s girls swim team lost a close meet to Lancaster, 86-84, in the team’s opener on Sept. More...

Sports brief

Ray Sambrotto’s 12th-place finish in 17 minutes, 39 seconds led the Sweet Home boys cross-country team at Saturday’s West Seneca Invitational.  Other notable finishes came from Ean Pokorski (19:45) and Adam Mazur (20:20).  Zacha More...

Amherst field hockey continues to build

Amherst’s field hockey team is a young squad that is building and that was evident in its games played this past week.  In the Lady Tigers’ 3-2 road loss at Orchard Park on Sept. More...

Publish sports scores in The Amherst Bee

Anyone wishing to have their team’s football, soccer or other late summer/fall sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways.  More...

South girls volleyball wins Sweet Home Tourney for first time

Williamsville South’s girls volleyball team has the potential to have a very special season. More...

Hamburg boys soccer edges East for lead in ECIC II

Hamburg took over the top spot in ECIC Division II boys soccer, blanking previously unbeaten Williamsville East, 2-0, on Saturday morning.  Andrew Lauria scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick from Seth Heeter with five minutes left in t More...

Sacred Heart girls volleyball gears up for league play with strong showing at Sweet Home Tourney

The success of Sacred Heart’s varsity girls volleyball team in the Sweet Home Tournament on Saturday shows how it is developing into a strong team ready to begin league play.  More...

SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Girls cross-country: fourth in large schools at West Seneca Invite Field hockey: lost to Orchard Park 3-2 Football: lost to West Seneca East 35-0 More...

Swiatek leads East girls cross-country at West Seneca Invite

Marisa Swiatek led the way for Williamsville East’s cross-country team at Saturday’s West Seneca Invitational at Sunshine Park in West Seneca.  Swiatek finished ninth overall in the varsity girls race in a time of 21 minutes, 15 seco More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Sept. 19 Field hockey: Eden at Sweet Home, 5 p.m. Girls golf: Buffalo Seminary at Sacred Heart, 3:45 p.m. (Glen Oak Golf Course) Girls soccer: Mount St. Mary at Sacred Heart, 5 p.m. More...

Sweet Home swim team beats Cheektowaga in opener

Sweet Home’s girls swim team opened its season with an impressive 121-59 home win over Cheektowaga Friday.  The Lady Panthers took first in all swim events with a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 backstroke by Alyssa Woodford, Susan Belous and Ellen More...

Sacred Heart field hockey drops home opener

Sacred Heart’s field hockey fell to Medina, 3-1, in its home opener on Sept. More...

East swimming drops opening meets

Williamsville East’s swim team fell to 0-2 to start the season after losing against powerhouses Orchard Park, 145-37, on Sept. More...

Miller elected international chairman

Todd Miller has been elected chairman of the International Master Professionals.  The 59-year-old East Amherst resident was the unanimous choice of his fellow PTR International Master Professionals.  Also elected to assist Miller during hi More...

North girls tennis falls to OP, Lancaster

Lady Spartans rebound against Frontier

Williamsville North found out why Orchard Park and Lancaster are the top two high girls tennis teams not only in ECIC I, but possibly in the entire Section VI, falling to both squads, 5-0, on Sept. 12 and Thursday, respectively.  More...

CHIP SHOT

— Williamsville South freshman Sydney Schultz chips a shot onto the green of the first hole during the Lady Billies’ 170-261 home loss against Clarence on Friday at Audubon Golf Course. More...

Sports brief

Williamsville East’s girls golf team fell to 1-3 after losing to Lancaster, 168-201, on Sept. 7 at Buffalo Tournament Club and 185-193 on Sept. 11 at Audubon Golf Course. Abbie Stellrecht was the medalist in the Sept. 11 match with a 42. More...

Amherst girls tennis remains unbeaten in ECIC II

Amherst’s girls tennis team is unbeaten through its first three league matches, posting 5-0 road victories over West Seneca East on Sept. 12 and Sweet Home on Friday. More...

East goalie Miller blanks South

Junior netminder makes school-record 22 saves

Anna Miller would not be denied. The junior goalkeeper recorded a single-game school-record 22 saves in the Williamsville East girls soccer team’s 2-0 road shutout over Williamsville South Friday night. More...

Amherst girls swim team perseveres for win over Pioneer

Amherst’s girls swim team improved to 2-0, but it was not easy.  The Lady Tigers persevered through a rough start against Pioneer and came out with a 54-39 home victory on Sept. More...

Amherst’s cross-country teams open season at West Seneca Invite

Amherst’s cross-country teams opened its season with strong performances at the West Seneca Invitational held on Saturday at Sunshine Park in West Seneca.  Amherst coach Jenny Koeppel said that despite running in close to 85 degree heat, m More...

North boys soccer drops league contests

Williamsville North’s boys soccer team had a rough week against ECIC I competition, dropping games against Lancaster, 3-1, on the road on Sept. More...

Sacred Heart girls cross-country wins small school division at West Seneca Invite

Sacred Heart’s varsity girls cross-country team opened its 2018 season by winning the small school division at Saturday’s West Seneca Invitational at Sunshine Park.  The race was held under record-setting heat.  “All of th More...