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February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

North wrestling’s Catanzaro, Walter win section titles in dramatic fashion

First time team crowned multiple champs

Winning a Section VI wrestling title takes a lot of work, and Vinny Catanzaro and Cam Walter needed every second to accomplish their goals.  More...

Belief helps Amherst’s Kennedy win wrestling title

Tigers place school record six

Calik Kennedy’s goal all season was to win a Section VI title and the goal became reality when he won the 285-pound weight class at Saturday’s Division I Championships at North Tonawanda High School. More...

Sweet Home’s Eselah takes runner-up at 120

Sweet Home senior Yasser Eselah took runner-up at 120 pounds at Saturday’s Section VI Division I State Qualifier at North Tonawanda High School.  More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Feb. 14 Boys bowling: Amherst, Sweet Home, Williamsville East, Williamsville North, Williamsville South at Section VI Championships, 8:30 a.m. (Airport Lanes) Boys basketball: Sweet Home at Williamsville South, More...

East boys finish sixth in Class B

Williamsville East’s boys indoor track and field team placed sixth in Class B at Saturday’s Section VI Team Championships at Houghton College.  Dylan Schihl finished eighth overall in the 55-meter dash in a season-best time of 7.20 s More...

East swim team edges Lockport for Class A title

Andrew Clough named most outstanding swimmer

The Williamsville East boys swim team’s unbelievable season continued at Saturday’s Section VI Class A championships at Maryvale High School.  The Flames won five events on their way to edging Lockport, 289-287, for first place overa More...

Amherst places fourth in Class B

Amherst’s boys swim team took fourth out of 15 teams at Saturday’s Section VI Class B Championships at Maryvale High School.  Tigers coach Mike Giancarlo said the team placed one spot higher than last season, and it was one of the hi More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 110 44 Lancaster 99 55 Main-Transit C 92 62 East Amherst 87 67 Harris Hill 85 More...

SHAQ swimmers compete at STAR Winter Challenge

Sweet Home Aquatics swimmers competed in the STAR Winter Challenge held Jan. More...

North girls hoops drops league games

A lack of consistency once again plagued the Williamsville North girls basketball team in a league loss at Clarence, 74-34, Feb. 5, and league losses against Orchard Park, 59-36, on the road Feb. More...

Greater Buffalo Level 6 team shines in South Carolina

The Greater Buffalo Level 6 girls gymnastics team took fourth place in the team competition at the Palmetto Patriots Classic held in Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. More...

North’s Chazen wins boys pole vault

The pole vault is definitely a strength of the Williamsville North boys and girls indoor track teams.  More...

Amherst girls bowling team completes undefeated regular season

The Amherst girls bowling team defeated Sweet Home, 6-1, Feb. 7 at Manor II Lanes, capping off an undefeated season at 12-0.  More...

Sweet Home boys hoops extends win streak to seven

Sweet Home’s boys basketball team extended its win streak to seven with league victories last week over Starpoint, 59-38, Feb. More...

North boys hoops wins two of three league games

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team improved to 6-5 in ECIC Division I with road league wins over Frontier, 58-51, Feb. More...

East records first road victory in Hamburg since 2012

It’s been six years since Williamsville East’s boys basketball team won at Hamburg but that all changed with a 49-47 road win Friday. More...

Spartans win Division I regular-season title

The Williamsville North boys hockey team secured the Division I regular-season title and the top seed for the Section VI Division I tournament but it did not come easy.  The Spartans edged Lancaster, 4-3, Sunday at Buffalo State College in a gam More...

East drops one-goal games

Whenever the Williamsville East boys hockey team plays a game, chances are it will be a one-goal game. More...

Greater Buffalo Level 4 girls win Jacquie Hirsch Memorial Challenge

The Level 4 girls team from the Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Club had a great performance at the Jacquie Hirsch Memorial Challenge Jan. More...

Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park girls hockey defeats Williamsville in section final

Two power-play goals were the difference Wednesday when Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park won its second consecutive Section VI Girls Hockey Championship, 3-1, over Williamsville. More...

South wrestlers Harrison, Vaughan place fifth

Williamsville South seniors Tristan Harrison and Thomas Vaughan both placed fifth at Saturday’s Section VI Division I Championships at North Tonawanda High School.  Harrison, seeded sixth, beat fifth seed Matt Gawron of Clarence by major d More...

Sports briefs

The St. Benedict Tigers’ fourth-grade boys basketball team defeated crosstown rival Christ the King, 28-17, Friday. More...

Sweet Home track teams dominate Team Championships

Boys win seventh straight, girls earn fifth in a row

Sweet Home’s boys and girls indoor track and field teams were locked in at Friday’s Section VI Team Championships at Houghton College.  More...

South girls finishes third

Williamsville South’s girls indoor track and field team placed third in Class B at Friday’s Section VI Team Championships at Houghton College. More...

South’s D’Arrigo wins Class titles in 200 IM, 500 free

Nick D’Arrigo was a double champion at Saturday’s Section VI Class B Championships at Maryvale High School.  The Williamsville South junior recorded best time to win the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, .70 seconds) and 500 fre More...

Sweet Home’s Ciminelli ties for first in 100 breast

Medley relay breaks school record

Matt Ciminelli tied for first in the 100-yard breaststroke and helped the 200 medley relay place second at Saturday’s Class A meet at Maryvale High School.   More...

East boys bowling repeats, South girls win

Williamsville Cup

The Williamsville East boys and Williamsville South girls bowling teams were victorious at the Williamsville Cup Feb. More...

South girls hoops sweeps Amherst

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team remained unbeaten in ECIC Division II with a 63-40 home win over Amherst Thursday, completing a season sweep.  South is 10-0 in league play.  Lady Billies coach Kristen Dolan said the first More...

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Camp slated

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Day Camp will run for its 21st year July 23-26 at Amherst High School’s athletic fields on Westmoreland Drive.  Under the direction of Janet Battaglia, the camp is open to girls ages 4 to 17 regardless of ability o More...

East soccer’s Ford signs with UB

Senior was named 2017 All-Bee POY

Tess Ford will not have to go far to play collegiate soccer.  The five-year starter at Williamsville East signed her national letter of intent with the University at Buffalo on Feb. More...

North soccer trio signs letters of intent

Three of Williamsville North’s top soccer players will continue playing the sport at the next level.  Seniors Maya Palmer (Old Dominion University), Samantha Diamond (Hofstra University) and Blake Ferrell (Mercyhurst University) all signed More...

Amherst beats Lake Shore, falls to McKinley

Amherst’s boys basketball team split back-to-back non-league games last week, beating Lake Shore, 53-43, at home Friday and losing to McKinley, 52-47, Saturday at City Honors.  The Tigers trailed Lake Shore, 9-7, after one, and 23-21 at ha More...

Sports brief

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 hockey falls short of division title

Sweet Home’s boys hockey team needed to win or tie against St. Mary’s of Lancaster Saturday at HarborCenter to secure the Section VI Division III regular-season title. More...

Sacred Heart hoops’ four wins include victory over Aquinas

Sacred Heart’s girls basketball team was clicking on all cylinders in its 80-52 non-league home win over Aquinas Saturday.  “It was a huge win,” Sharks coach Carrie Owens said.  More...

Michigan State eighth-grade boys rally past Buffalo

Michigan State survived a fourth-quarter rally by Buffalo and went on to a 49-37 win in Amherst Youth Basketball eighth-grade boys action Saturday.  The victory improved the Spartans’ record to 11-9.  More...