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December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Sports

East boys hockey remains unbeaten in Division II

Williamsville East’s Federation boys ice hockey team kept its record perfect in Division II after blanking Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 5-0, Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Olympic Rink and Hamburg, 6-3, Saturday on the Feature Rink. More...

Program’s success increases Sweet Home’s roster numbers

Sweet Home has fielded some of the most successful indoor track and field programs in recent history, sweeping the Western New York Relays, Team Challenge and Section VI Small School championships, so it is not a surprise that students in the school More...

Sports brief

The Niagara Team from Gleason’s School of Gymnastics Xcel Team won the Candy Cane Classic Meet in Brockport on Dec. 10. Victoria Pohrte, a freshman at Mount St. More...

South girls indoor track returns state qualifiers

When Williamsville South’s girls indoor track and field team competes in a meet this season, they will do so with a pair of returning state qualifiers. More...

Seniors lead East girls team

The seniors on the Williamsville East girls indoor track team bring a solid mix of experience and skill to their final indoor track season and have high expectations.  Senior co-captain Sarah Ostrowski is expected to again qualify for sectionals More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Dec. 21 Federation girls ice hockey: Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence at West Seneca/Hamburg/Lake Shore, 4 p.m. (West Seneca Town Ice Rink) Boys and girls bowling: Clarence at Amherst, 4:15 p.m. More...

Williamsville South plays well in defeats

Williamsville South’s Federation boys ice hockey team played with a lot of effort but it did not generate into victories last week against West Seneca West and St. More...

Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls ice hockey splits games

Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence’s Federation girls ice hockey team (4-3) split its games last week, losing to the Monsignor Martin Association, 3-2, on Dec. More...

East boys swimming improves to 5-0

Williamsville East’s boys swim team is undefeated through its first five meets.  The Flames traveled to Williamsville North on Dec. 13 and came away with a 64-34 victory and downed St. More...

Sports brief

Team Liberty (2-1) beat Team Storm, 24-12, on Saturday for its second win in a row in Amherst Youth Basketball seventh-, eighth-grade girls action.  Team Liberty was led by 12 points from Daniella Sutherland, who missed last week’s game du More...

North girls hoops evens record

It is small steps but Williamsville North girls basketball coach Bill Shaw is seeing improvement in his young squad, which returns no starters and five players.  The Lady Spartans held a 27-17 halftime lead and scored the first six points of the More...

Sweet Home boys hockey doubles up North Tonawanda, falls to Lew-Port

A strong third period carried the Sweet Home Federation boys ice hockey team to a 4-2 victory over North Tonawanda Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  Freshman Ryan Corrigan, assisted by sophomore Colin Regian, scored on a More...

Sweet Home retains ‘Crosstown Trophy’

Sweet Home’s boys swim team retained the “Crosstown Trophy” for another year after beating Williamsville South, 104-65, on Friday at Transit Middle School.  More...

The Jolly Boys of Williamsville to sponsor holiday basketball tourney

The Jolly Boys of Williamsville and Amherst High School will sponsor the Bob Hettler Holiday Basketball Tournament Dec. More...

Iroquois wrestling edges South

Williamsville South’s wrestling team got off to a strong lead in its home dual against Iroquois on Friday but fell short, 37-36.  South won its five bouts and eight of the first 10 matches, but could not overcome Iroquois’ middle wei More...

Canisius College to hold baseball camps

Canisius College will hold a series of baseball camps this month focused on improving the skills of local athletes.  The first among these will be the Holiday Break Clinic from Dec. 27 to 29.  More...

South boys hoops edges Amherst in overtime

Amherst’s boys basketball team did a lot right in a big early ECIC II game with Williamsville South on Dec. 12 at Daemen College.  The Tigers led, 16-11, after the first quarter, 26-24 at halftime and 42-38 after three quarters.  More...

Lady Tigers defeat Sweet Home, East

Amherst’s girls bowling team defeated Sweet Home, 6-1, on Monday, Dec. More...

North indoor track squads loaded with talent

Williamsville North indoor track and field coach Peter Gratien said he is lucky the boys and girls teams are led by talented and experienced individuals on both squads.  On the boys’ side, the Spartans will follow the lead of seniors Zach More...

Forbes, Carver lead Amherst indoor track

Seniors Stephanie Forbes and Cam Carver are team captains and leaders of the Amherst girls and boys indoor track and field teams.  Amherst coach Robert LeFauve said Forbes, a returning sectional qualifier in multiple events, is the face of the t More...

SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys basketball: lost to Bishop Timon-St. Jude 58-39 at ADPRO Public/Private Challenge Federation boys ice hockey: lost to Kenmore West 4-0 Boys swimming: lost to Starpoint 53-41, lost to More...

Stumpf’s Level 3, 4 girls excel at 2016 Candy Cane Classic

Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center’s Level 3 and 4 girls teams competed in the Candy Cane Classic Dec. More...

East boys track has depth, talent

Williamsville East’s boys indoor track and field team has a squad of very talented athletes, providing the team with a lot more depth in many events, said coach Cameron Townsend.  More...

Win keeps Williamsville girls hockey in first place

Williamsville is all alone atop the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation after rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore, 3-2, on Monday at Buffalo RiverWorks.  Williamsville is 7-0-1. More...

North boys hockey downs Niagara-Wheatfield

Spartans blank Hamburg

The Williamsville North and Niagara-Wheatfield Federation boys ice hockey teams are no strangers to each other.  The two teams have met for the Section VI Western New York Large Schools title in four of the previous five years, with Niagara-Whea More...

Greater Buffalo level 4 girls team has success at opening meet

The level 4 girls from Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center competed for the first time this season in the Hula Meet on Dec. More...

Miske leads East girls hoops past Sweet Home

Lady Flames fall to Amherst

Maddy Miske played the best game of her career to lead the Williamsville East girls basketball team to its first win of the season.  The sophomore forward/ guard scored a career high 23 points, including 5-of-8 three-pointers, in East’s 50 More...

South bowling drops matches

Williamsville South’s boys bowling team fell to Williamsville East, 7-0, on Dec. 12 and Clarence, 7-0, Thursday at Transit Lanes.  Mark Rizzo led South against East with a 223-548 set. Noah Rizzo added a 457 set. More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Main-Transit C 65 33 North Amherst 58 40 East Amherst 55 43 Harris Hill B 53 45 Snyder 53 45 Main-Transit B 51 47 Sw More...

South takes battle of Main Street to start week

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team held on for a 53-50 win over crosstown rival Amherst in an ECIC II league game on Dec. 12 at Daemen College.  The game was close throughout, with the first quarter ending in a 10-10 tie. More...

Quick start leads Sacred Heart past Nardin

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team (3-0) got out to big leads in the first and third quarters on their way to a 64-40 victory over rival Nardin on Dec. More...

Amherst swim team suffers first losses of season

Amherst’s boys swim team dropped its first meet of the season, losing to Starpoint, 53-41, at home on Dec. 13; and Hamburg, 79-19, on the road Friday.  Hamburg is the reigning Section VI champion. More...

Timon uses long run to down Amherst hoops

Boys basketball

Amherst’s boys basketball team played well for much of its non-league game with Bishop Timon-St. Jude as part of the ADPRO Public/Private Challenge on Friday night at Depew High School.  More...

East starts slow, drops home opener

A slow start resulted in a loss for the Williamsville East boys basketball team in its home opener.  The Flames fell behind 8-0 on their way to a 63-46 defeat to defending Class B state champion Olean on Friday.  East trailed the entire gam More...

North falls to Niagara Falls on tiebreaker

Williamsville North’s wrestling team lost its first dual meet of the season on a tiebreaker.  North and Niagara Falls were tied at 27-27 after all matches were wrestled on Friday, but the Wolverines won due to winning two more matches.&nbs More...

Amherst’s Kennedy, Simonson wrestle well at Vesper Duals

Calik Kennedy and Brandon Simonson were the top wrestlers for Amherst at the 10th annual Jon Vesper Memorial Duals Saturday at Clarence High School.  Kennedy finished 4-1 at 285, including four pins. Simonson went 3-2 at 152.  More...

Amherst boys bowling drops matches

Amherst’s boys bowling team lost its first ECIC Large School North Division matches of the season, falling to Sweet Home, 5-2, on Dec. 12 at Classic Lanes and Williamsville East, 5-2, Thursday at Transit Lanes. The Tigers are 1-2.  More...