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October 24, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

Flames close out season with upset win

Williamsville East's biggest problem all season was finishing games. That changed last Saturday. The Flames (2-6, 2-6) put forth one of its best efforts in 2007 with a 24-22 homecoming win over Federation playoff-bound Grand Island (5-3, 5-2). More...

South field to light up soon

There will soon be working lights on the football field at Williamsville South. Williamsville Director of Athletics Jim Rusin said on Wednesday that the lights on the football field will be up and running sometime in November. More...

Inconsistency concludes North's season

Williamsville North's broken record of inconsistency continued in its 27-0 homecoming loss to Orchard Park last Saturday. More...

Starpoint's rushing attack too much for South

Starpoint is only 2-6 but the way they ran the football against Williamsville South last Saturday, they looked like a playoff team. More...

South modified football beats Lake Shore, moves to 4-1

Two touchdown passes totaling 80 yards by quarterback Jared Shatkin to Billy Jacobbi and key two-point conversions by kicker Joshua Neuss gave Williamsville South the points they needed to seal a 19-6 victory over Lake Shore. More...

Lady Spartans march into postseason undefeated

"Unstoppable" is the only way to describe Williamsville North's field hockey team so far this season. More...

Lady Tigers win five of last seven

Amherst Central's field hockey team heads into the Section VI Class "B" playoffs on a roll. Since losing 1-0 to Lancaster on Oct. 1, Amherst has won five of its last seven games to finish 9-6-2 overall and 8-6-2 in Class "B. More...

South rebounds in playoff tune-ups

Williamsville South got ready for the Section VI Class A girls soccer playoffs by treating its last week of regular season games like it was the postseason. More...

Amherst wins final two meets

The Amherst varsity girls swimming team won its final two meets to end the regular season with an overall record of 6-3. "We are very excited to have another winning season," said coach Kim Skomra. More...

Williamsville girls golfers finish season 12-1

Williamsville's girls golf team finished an impressive second season with a 12-1 record. Williamsville's only loss came in a tri-meet at Terry Hills Golf Course with Lancaster and Section V's Mercy on Oct. 5. Williamsville lost to Mercy, 240-265. More...

CCA girls soccer posts 9-7-4 record

Christian Central Academy's girls varsity soccer team posted a 9-7-4 record after seven weeks of play. In a closely fought contest, CCA tied Newfane, 1-1, and Independent Athletic Conference rival, West Seneca Christian, 2-2; beat John F. More...

Spartan boys cross country split dual meets

Last Tuesday, Williamsville North's boys cross country team clashed with archrival Sweet Home and Hamburg at Hamburg's home course, Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. More...

South boys pick up league win, girls take fifth at Clarence invite

The Williamsville South boys cross country team got its second win of the season last Tuesday, beating West Seneca East, 15-50, and losing to Lake Shore, 17-40. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets J. Maine 279, 236, 208 - 723; AJ Swannie 250, 237, 234 - 721; M. Stafford 223, 212, 206 - 641; M. Gaiser 237, 212 - 641; B. Goodwill 215, 205 - 613; J. Abbarno 244, 201 - 633; D. Hutchinson 233 - 607; S. More...

Sports brief

Christa Morgante, a Williamsville East High School graduate and an East Amherst resident, scored her first collegiate soccer goal to help Fredonia State College to a 5-0 win on Oct. 13 over Potsdam State College. More...

SS. Peter and Paul lose meet

SS. Peter and Paul's swim meet against St. Gregory the Great ended with a loss yesterday morning at Sweet Home High School. SS. Peter and Paul lost several events by less than a second. The 11 and up division was no match for St. More...

Army Freshman tame Buffaloes

The Williamsville Jr. Army Freshman improved to 5-2 with a 32-12 victory over the Tonawanda Buffaloes. More...

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WHAT A DEBUT - In their rookie competitive season, the Amherst Broncos JPW Cheerleaders placed first in the intermediate division and earned the Western New York league title at the WNY Pop Warner Cheer and Dance Championships at R.I.T. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SP O RT S CALENDAR

Wednesday, Oct. 24 Football: Newfane at Amherst, 6 p.m. More...

New tennis program to start this spring

The Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association, a not-for-profit community group, will be offering a new adaptive tennis program in the spring of 2008, specifically geared for children with autism ages 5 to 16. More...

Niagara Volleyball to offer free clinic

Niagara Frontier Volleyball will offer a free clinic for girls 12 years and younger from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the new Buffalo Niagara Court Facility located at 425 Meyer Rd., West Seneca. More...

St. Benedict's baseball defeats St. Greg's, repeat as Diocesan champions

St. Benedict's varsity baseball team won its second consecutive diocesan baseball championship with an 8-4 victory over St. Greg's. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys Cross Country - def. Iroquois 27-28; fourth in medium schools race at Clarence Fall Classic, 101 Girls Cross Country - lost to Iroquois 31-26; won medium schools race at Clarence Fall Classic, More...

Sweet Home finishes off undefeated regular season

Panthers have playoff rematch with Iroquois

It wasn't a masterpiece but the Sweet Home Panthers are headed into the Federation playoffs undefeated. More...

Amherst girls win medium schools race at Clarence Invite

Amherst coach Bob O'Donnell can't remember the last time his girls cross-country team won the Clarence Fall Classic Invitational, but he'll definitely look back at last Saturday's performance with fond memories. More...

There's nothing quite like a rivalry game

Things I think I'm thinking about: The estimated 4,400 fans at Depew High School Friday night made the 81st annual Lancaster-Depew rivalry game so much more enjoyable. Having a large, boisterous crowd will do that for any sporting event. More...

Tigers win second game

Hard work is finally paying off for the Amherst Central football team. The Tigers (2-6, 1-6) rushed for 251 yards and played aggressively on defense to earn a 14-0 shutout home victory last Friday over Pioneer. More...

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MAKE A WISH - The Williamsville Air Force JV football team received a special visit at practice last Tuesday at the fields next to the Amherst Pepsi Center from Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, pictured t More...

Sweet Home offense leads to second half success

The Sweet Home field hockey team has worked on its scoring opportunities throughout the regular season and it has paid off through the second half of the regular season. More...

Sharks conclude regular season with emotional double OT win

Sacred Heart has Mt. St. Mary's number in girls soccer this season. The Sharks beat Mt. St. Mary's, 3-2, in double overtime on Sept. 5 and closed out the regular season by the same score last Thursday. More...

East clinches sixth straight ECIC II title

For the sixth consecutive year, Williamsville East is the queen of the ECIC Division II girls swimming world. More...

North soccer closes out regular season with win, tie

Williamsville North's girls soccer team ended its regular season with two solid games. The Lady Spartans traveled to Jamestown last Monday and had one of its highest offensive outbursts of the season. More...

South boys soccer wins playoff game; Amherst, Sweet Home to open postseason on the road

Williamsville South was rewarded for all of their hard work during the regular season with a 6-0 home victory over Springville on Monday in the first round of the Section VI Class A tournament. "It felt good," said South coach Peter Sugg. More...

South takes first at tri-meet

Girls gymnastics

Williamsville South improved to 2-2 with wins over Williamsville North and Lewiston Porter in a tri-meet last Thursday at South. South had 157.48 points followed by North at 149.05 and Lew-Port with 86.20. More...

Christian Central Academy rolls to baseball crown

Christian Central Academy's baseball team, a program built from scratch just four years ago, won the Amherst Parochial Division by convincingly defeating DeSales of Niagara Falls, 13-0. More...

ASC's Amanda Gordon qualifies for Eastern sectionals

Time Warner Cable presented the North Atlantic Regional Championships from Oct. 9 to 14. More...

Commandos post six straight victories

After suffering a first game loss to the Air Force, the 85-pound Williamsville Commandos have run off a string of six consecutive victories. Their first win was a 25-12 victory over the Wilson Barracudas. More...

St. Greg's swimmers continue win streak

The St. Gregory the Great swim team remains on top of the Neumann Catholic Swim League with a 183-65 victory over SS. Peter and Paul. More...

Jubilant 12U Lady Knights improve record to 2-1-1

After losing their season opener to Hamilton, 8-0, the Amherst 12U Lady Knights have found their stride. Last Saturday, the Lady Knights defeated Etobicoke, 3-2. Sam Johnson opened the scoring with six seconds remaining in the first period. More...

Big scores equal huge wins

Buffalo In-line Hockey Group

Last Saturday proved to be a goal-scoring day in the world of Buffalo In-line Hockey Group. High scoring games and skaters were the story of the day. More...

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LEAGUE CHAMPS - The Amherst Lightning Blue 18U girls fastpitch softball team was recognized as the regular season and playoff champions of the Niagara Frontier Girls Softball League 18 and under division at the league's recent awards banquet. More...

Family, friends add to Vanek's legion of fans

The young man walked out of the locker room and handed his used hockey stick to his father. His mother gave him a hug, and examined the redness on his forehead, a remnant from the helmet he had worn during the game just completed. More...

Bills giving fans full 60 minutes of action

The Buffalo Bills are certainly giving fans their money's worth this season. The team has taken all four home games this year to the final seconds, ensuring nobody left the seats early. More...

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FINISHING STRONG - The Williamsville North girls JV soccer team finished their season this past Friday with a 2-1 victory over Williamsville East. More...