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February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Sports

Sports Scoreboard

 Amherst Central Girls basketball:    def. West Seneca East 64-29 Federation boys ice hockey:    lost to North Tonawanda 8-4  Boys swimming:  fifth in Class B at Team Championships   More...

Amherst girls basketball’s Wanzer becomes school’s all-time leading scorer

The most prolific scorer in the history of Amherst High School basketball, girl or boy, is Claire Wanzer. The Amherst senior guard scored 18 points in the Lady Tigers’ 74-36 road victory over Sweet Home Jan. More...

Kenmore/Grand Island stuns Williamsville in Fed semifinals

It happened again.  For the second consecutive year, Williamsville came into the Section VI Tournament as the No. 1 seed and lost to fourth seed Kenmore/Grand Island in the semifinals. More...

Sacred Heart’s DiMarco chooses Loyola to continue soccer career

Austin, Perna also sign

As soon as Sacred Heart Academy senior Taylor Di- Marco visited Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, she knew that was where she wanted to spend the next four years playing soccer.  “I know a lot of people say it, but I really had a good More...

North’s Kelly realizes dream to play college football

Stafford, Wells, Zurat also sign

When Williamsville North senior Connor Kelly was mulling over where to play college football, he turned to his famous uncle, former Buffalo Bills and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, for advice.  More...

Sports brief

Teams are still able to request invitations for the third annual Tournament of Champions 17U baseball tournament, put on by Pitch n’ Hit Events, that will be held from Aug. More...

North’s Catanzaro brothers place second at Class AA Tourney

Mike and Vinny Catanzaro were both one match away from winning Section VI Class AA titles Saturday at Lancaster High School. More...

Amherst rallies, three-peats at 290 Hardwood Classic

Boys hoops

For the third straight year, Amherst’s boys basketball team was successful in the Interstate 290 Hardwood Classic, rallying to win on the road against Sweet Home, 58-53, Thursday.  Sweet Home, which lost to Amherst, 53-43, in the opening r More...

East soccer star Birzon signs with Ohio State

The greatest girls soccer player in Williamsville East history is taking her talents to the Big-10 Conference. More...

Sports briefs

The Williamsville South boys bowling team lost to Clarence, 7-0, Feb. 1 at the Clarence Bowling Academy. Mark Rizzo led the Billies with a 183-513 series. Noah Rizzo added a 175-465 series. Gabe Rizzo rolled a 176 and Taylor Terrana added a 156. More...

Sweet Home boys hoops team avenges loss to East

The Sweet Home boys basketball team did not forget its 58-55 loss to Williamsville East Jan. 19. The Panthers won the rematch, 64-52, at home Saturday.  More...

Amherst boys swim team finishes fifth in Class B

With nine swimmers, the Amherst boys swim team placed fifth out of 15 schools at the Section VI Class B Championships Saturday at Maryvale High School.  Amherst coach Mike Giancarlo said every swimmer had at least one personal record, even if it More...

North’s Tuholski records best times

Nathan Tuholski led the Williamsville North boys swim team at the Section VI Class A Championships Saturday at Clarence High School.  Tuholski placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in a personal-best time of 57.36 seconds and fifth in the 100 More...

Greater Buffalo Level 5 girls win Nickel City Classic

The Greater Buffalo Level 5 girls gymnastics team took first place at the Nickel City Classic on Jan. More...

East’s Finley wins diving crown, Hong takes 100 fly

Tim Finley and Bryan Hong were big winners for Williamsville East’s boys swim team at the Section VI Class A Championships.  In the diving portion at Maryvale on Friday, Finley repeated as champion with a personal-best and school record sc More...

Sweet Home boys hockey doubles up Lockport

Sweet Home’s boys hockey team scored three goals in the second period and added another two goals in the third period on its way to a 6-3 victory over Lockport Feb. 1 at Cornerstone Arena in Lockport.  More...

Amherst girls bowling improves to 8-3

Amherst’s girls bowling team improved to 8-3 with a 5-2 victory over Williamsville North Feb. More...

South boys hockey plays its best in win over WSE

Williamsville South’s boys hockey team put together its best performance of the season in a 6-1 road win over West Seneca East Friday night at the West Seneca Ice Rink.  More...

Mount St. Mary upsets Sacred Heart girls hoops, team rebounds against Park

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team picked up a much-needed road win over Park, 60-31, Jan. 31, a day after getting upset on the road against Mount St. Mary, 46-41, Jan. More...

Audubon Library to host lecture

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, a lecture called “Permaculture: Re-establishing Our Balance with the Natural World” will be given at the John James Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, hosted by Beforest.  More...

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Feb. 8 Boys basketball:  Sweet Home at Kenmore West, 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball:  Nardin at Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m. Boys and girls bowling:  Amherst at Starpoint, 4:15 p.m. More...

Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence’s Mings scores 100th career goal in playoff win

A few days prior to Thursday’s Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence girls hockey team’s Section VI quarterfinal game against Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew, Julia Mings received a text message from her coach, Nicola Adimey, that she had 95 career Federa More...

Sports brief

The Sweet Home baseball team will hold a fundraiser to support the baseball program from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1641 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. The cost is $6.   More...

Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey finishes regular season strong

The Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey team closed out the regular season on a roll. The MMA won their final four games by a combined score of 23-2 and finished 12-3-2-1. More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Main-Transit C 90 50 North Amherst 88 52 Main-Transit B 85 55 Harris Hill B 78 62 Harris Hill 75 65 Snyder 74 66 Eas More...

South wrestling wins first Class A team title

Williamsville South’s wrestling team made history after winning the Section VI Class A team title with 182.5 points Saturday at Starpoint High School.  More...

Sweet Home’s Crouse crowned champ at 160

Sweet Home senior Dominic Crouse was the top wrestler at 160 pounds at the Section VI Class A Tournament Saturday at Starpoint High School.  Crouse avenged an earlier season loss to Dan Emblidge of Grand Island, winning 6-0, in the finals. More...

Amherst wrestler Simonson takes runner-up at 152

Brandon Simonson was the Amherst wrestling team’s top place finisher at Saturday’s Section VI Class A Tournament at Starpoint High School.  Simonson took runner-up at 152 pounds, losing in the finals to Shayne Failey of Lake Shore, 6 More...

East girls hoops earns league victory

A great start led the Williamsville East girls basketball team to a road win over West Seneca East Jan. 31.  The Lady Flames outscored West Seneca East, 15-2, in the first quarter on their way to a 39-30 victory. More...

North gets team effort against Starpoint

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team put it all together in its 57-34 non-league road win over Starpoint Jan. 31. More...

South boys hoops falls to defending Class AA champ, rebounds against Hamburg

After dropping a tough 54-51 non-league game against Class AA champion Aquinas Thursday, the Williamsville South boys basketball team (13-3, 7-1) responded with a strong effort against Iroquois at home Friday night, recording an 81-53 win.  Sout More...

Sweet Home track squads sweep Class B at Team Championships

It was not easy, but Sweet Home’s girls indoor track and field team did enough to squeak past Williamsville South, 100-91, to win Saturday’s Section VI Class B Team Championships at Houghton College. More...

East girls finish fifth

Williamsville East’s boys and girls indoor track and field teams had much success at Saturday’s Section VI Team Championships at Houghton College.  The girls team finished fifth overall.  In the sprints, Sarah Ostrowski was firs More...

Sweet Home places sixth in Class A

Sweet Home’s boys swim team had another strong showing at the Section VI Class A meet Saturday at Clarence High School, placing sixth overall in team competition.  Competing in the meet were Mack Bluman, Jordan Chatelle, Matt Ciminelli, Pa More...

South girls basketball wins in Jamestown

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team made the long trek to Jamestown Saturday afternoon and recorded a 71-37 non-league victory.  South jumped out to a quick first-quarter lead of 20-9 behind the outside shooting of Lauren Lassister More...

Miller adds former UB standout to elite pro staff

The professional teaching staff at Miller Tennis Center, already on par with that of any club or academy nationwide, has added former University at Buffalo women’s standout, Miranda Podlas, to its impressive stable of pros.  Podlas, a grad More...

Small South swim roster places third in Class B

The Williamsville South boys swim team followed up a great ECIC meet with an even better Section VI Class B Championships Saturday at Maryvale High School.  Taking the same small team of six, the Billies placed third out of 16 teams.  More...

Bruno breaks scoreless tie, gives North boys hockey win over Orchard Park

The game was scoreless as Andrew Bruno glided horizontally across the offensive zone, awaiting a pass. More...

North hoops falls to Clarence

Williamsville North’s girls basketball dropped its only game last week to Clarence, 54-21, at home Friday.  North was outscored 18-2 after the first quarter, 30-4 at halftime and 46-7 after three.  North coach Bill Shaw said the score More...

East falls to Clarence in showdown for Division II lead

In a battle for the lead in Division II in the Western New York Varsity Boys Hockey Federation, Williamsville East fell to Clarence, 4-1, Saturday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  The win gave Clarence 17 points and a one-point More...

Amherst Arts Council announces upcoming school events

The following school art and music events are free of charge. For more information, contact Tom Lucia of the Amherst Arts Council at 983-4091 or tluc1402@aol.com. More...