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December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Sports

Williamsville Federation girls ice hockey team loaded with depth, experience

There are only three seniors on the Williamsville Federation girls ice hockey team, but that does not mean the squad lacks experience.  Twenty-three of the 27 players on the roster have competed in some form of travel hockey. More...

Offseason work helps Sweet Home wrestling’s ‘new beginning’

The new motto for the Sweet Home wrestling program is “new beginning” and a lot of it stems from a successful offseason program.  “We lifted three days a week, were on the mat a couple times a week, went to some summer tourname More...

Amherst/Sweet Home Fed girls ice hockey seeks shot at titles

The Amherst/Sweet Home Federation girls ice hockey team has yet to win a Federation or Section VI championship. Could this be the year?  More...

South’s early success on ice is result of work ethic

Williamsville South Federation boys ice hockey coach Sean Green wasn’t sure what kind of team he would have this season, but through four games, he and his coaching staff, are pleased, especially with the team’s work ethic. More...

Tigers’ Fed hockey team hopes hard work pays off

Amherst’s Federation boys ice hockey team has performed well over the past three seasons.  The Tigers won its first Federation Small Schools title in school history in 2009-10 and set single-season school record for wins with 14 in 2010-11 More...

Williamsville East sets high expectations on ice

Williamsville East saw last season end with a loss to Kenmore East in the Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small Schools final.  With nine forwards, four defensemen and a goalie returning, Flames coach Mike Torrillo is keeping the expe More...

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Nov. 27 Girls basketball: Williamsville East def. Lewiston-Porter, 45-28 Wrestling: Amherst def. West Seneca East, 40-31   More...

East wrestling returns five from Class Tournament

Some of Williamsville East’s all-time best wrestlers graduated last year — Dylan Cohen (public school champ at 132, set single season and school records for wins) and Will Bickelmann (section champ at 182) — but Flames coach Paul Ho More...

Niagara gymnasts compete in Syracuse

Level 10 gymnasts from Gleason’s School of Gymnastics’ Niagara team traveled to the OnCenter Convention Center in Syracuse Friday through Sunday for the 26th annual Pinky Stone Memorial women’s gymnastics meet. More...

Spartan wrestlers promote ‘family’ atmosphere

Williamsville North’s success on the mat might have been determined even before the season started.  Over the summer, eight members of the team bonded at a wrestling camp at Cornell University.  More...

Football team’s success leads to late start for Sweet Home cagers

For the third time in five years, Sweet Home football’s run to the Class A state final delayed the boys basketball team from putting together a full roster.  By the time the Panthers play their season-opening game against Niagara-Wheatfiel More...

Lady Flames split season-opening games

The Chris Mucica era as coach of the Williamsville East girls basketball team began with a win and loss.  In non-league home action, the Lady Flames downed Lewiston-Porter, 45-28, Nov. More...

UCLA beats Colorado in fifth, sixth-grade girls opener

UCLA’s fifth, sixth-grade girls squad put together a great team victory over Colorado, 27-10, in the opening weekend of the Amherst Youth Basketball season on Saturday.  More...

Amherst Lightning Elite ’01 wins inaugural indoor tournament

The Amherst Lightning Elite ’01 beat the West Seneca Magic, 5-0, to capture the tournament championship of the inaugural Winter Sports Classic indoor tournament held Nov. 23-25 at Sahlens Sports Park in Elma.  More...

North boys ice hockey debuts several new players

Williamsville North has always been one of the top Federation boys ice hockey teams in the state, but if the Spartans want to be in the mix this season, several new players will have to get the job done.  Only four defensemen and five forwards r More...

Winter sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls bowling teams, as well as the boys swimming squads. More...

Sports briefs

Sweet Home graduate Keron Briggs, a freshman guard for the Erie Community College men’s basketball team, scored 16 points, including four three-pointers, to lead the Kats to an 86-61 win over Globe Institute of Technology Saturday. More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Clarence 58 19 Eggertsville 53 24 Harris Hill 48 29 North Amherst 46 31 Swormville 46 31 Main-Transit C 46 31 Claren More...

Monsignor Martin girls begin Federation title defense

Chris Malicki is hoping for an encore performance for the Monsignor Martin girls hockey team in 2012-13.  More...

Gymnasts Wistner, Nowak compete well for Level 7 team

Gleason’s Gymnastics’ Niagara Frontier Level 7 team recently traveled to the OnCenter in Syracuse to compete in the Pinky Stone Meet.  More...

Sweet Home Fed boys ice hockey opens season 4-0

It’s only a couple of weeks into the 2012-13 season, but the Sweet Home Federation boys ice hockey team has recorded half of its win total from last season.  Sweet Home went 8-13-1 last season. More...

South wrestling loaded with depth at higher weights

There is no question where the strength in the lineup is on the Williamsville South wrestling team.  “We have a lot of capable and talented upper weight class wrestlers between 152 and 285,” South coach Chris Heximer said. More...

Buffalo Junior Sabres quietly dominating OJHL

As Buffalo experiences a withdrawal from the NHL this winter, the Buffalo Junior Sabres are quietly dominating the Ontario Junior Hockey League.  The Junior Sabres sit in first place in the OJHL and are ranked 10th among all junior teams in Cana More...

Amherst wrestlers gain experience, section champ returns

Amherst’s wrestling team has over 30 wrestlers, but the difference from past seasons is experience.  More...

Clarence stops Amherst in tourney hoops final

A strong defensive effort by Clarence and too many turnovers by Amherst ended the Tigers’ chances at winning the third annual Bob Hettler Tip-Off Classic Saturday afternoon.  Clarence used a 2-3 extended zone defense to bottle up Amherst s More...

Sports briefs

East Amherst resident Kevin Collins placed third at 149 pounds to help the Ithaca College wrestling team win the team title at the New Standard Corporation Invitational.   More...

Heim’s baseball dream starts to become reality

¦ Amherst senior signs with Michigan State

Jonah Heim’s dream is to play major league baseball. Competing for a big-time Division I college is the first step.  The Amherst senior signed a national letter of intent with Michigan State University on Friday morning.  More...

Twin Village Recycling champions crowned at Miller Tennis Center

Miller Tennis Center played host to the Twin Village Recycling $5,000 Thanksgiving Singles Championship Nov. 22-25. More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Dec. 5 Boys basketball: Pastor-Cooper Memorial Showcase at Daemen College — Williamsville East vs. OTC/MEC, 7 p.m.; Amherst vs. Depew, 8:30 p.m. Girls basketball: Williamsville North at Aquinas, 7 p.m.; More...