Weekly Feature



January 23, 2008 RSS feed / Sports

Sabres' postseason chances as real as Giants' in Big Game

Commentary

There seems to be a lot going on at all levels in the world of sports these days - and we're barely a month into 2008: More...

North pulls out ugly home win over OP

Boys basketball

Good teams know how to pull out ugly wins and that's what the Williamsville North boys basketball team was able to accomplish against Orchard Park last Friday at home. More...

Billies bounce back, upset Hamburg, 76-61

Williamsville South showed why they're a resilient basketball team. The Billies bounced back from a 71-69 overtime loss last Tuesday to Lake Shore with a resounding 76-61 thrashing over Hamburg last Thursday. Both games were played at South. More...

Wallden's 1,000 point plateau highlights rough week for East

Brian Wallden put himself into some elite company at Lancaster last Friday. The Williamsville East senior hit two free throws with under 30 seconds remaining to go over 1,000 points for his career. More...

Lady Tigers' six-game win streak snapped

The Amherst Central girls basketball team (9-5, 5-4) almost overcame a poor shooting first half at Cheektowaga last Friday, falling, 47-46. The loss snapped Amherst's six-game win streak. Amherst trailed Cheektowaga, 31-18, at halftime. More...

North needs OT to beat Frontier

Williamsville North's girls basketball team avenged a 60-44 home loss earlier in the season against Frontier with a 48-45 overtime win last Friday over the Lady Falcons. The road victory didn't come easy. More...

Sports brief

Sweet Home High School graduate Andrew Stella took third place at 141 pounds for the University at Buffalo wrestling team at the 39th annual New York State Intercollegiate Wrestling Championships. More...

East beats WS East, improves league record

Williamsville East's girls basketball team improved to 9-4 overall and 5-2 in ECIC Division II with a 51-28 win at West Seneca East last Tuesday. East led, 14-8, after the first quarter, 28-13 at halftime and 44-20 after the third quarter. More...

North lacks intensity in loss, tie

It was a rough week for the Williamsville North Federation hockey team. The Spartans dropped a 3-0 game to Lancaster last Thursday on the Amherst Pepsi Center Feature Rink and tied Orchard Park, 2-2, on Monday on the Olympic Rink. More...

Sacred Heart remains unbeaten, wins six events

Indoor track

Sacred Heart's girls indoor track team kept its unblemished record in tact with a first place finish last Saturday at Lancaster High School's Fieldhouse. More...

Late goals cost Sweet Home hockey versus Lancaster

Sweet Home's Federation hockey team posted a win and loss last week but had the Panthers not made a few mistakes in its 5-4 defeat to Lancaster on Monday they probably could have left the Pepsi Center Rink No. 2 with a victory. More...

Revolution scares Nightmare

Indoor soccer

The Amherst Revolution U13 girls indoor soccer club defeated the North Town Nightmare, 5-2, on Saturday. Scoring for the Revolution were Sarah Echhorn, Carissima Cutrona, Meghan Keating, Francesca Carra and Cathryn Mahon. More...

Wozniak tops Level 9, Benson wins Level 10

Michael Wozniak led the Stumpf's boys level 9 team as the gym hosted the Goldstar meet. Wozniak earned first place all-around by winning rings and high bar. More...

Stumpf's Level 6 gymnasts fare well at home

The boys Level 6 team from Stumpf's Gymnastics competed in Niagara Falls. Its home gym hosted the Goldstar meet. Spencer Henley (9 and under division) placed first on vault and earned second place all-around. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Wednesday, Jan. 23 Wrestling: Cheektowaga at Amherst, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 Girls basketball: South at Amherst, 7:30 p.m. Federation hockey: North vs. St. Joe's, 7 p.m. (Pepsi Center Feature Rink); Amherst vs. South, 9 p.m. More...

Mathewson McCarthy baseball, softball registration slated

Open registration for Mathewson McCarthy baseball will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8 and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 9 at The Village Glen Tennis Club, 162 Mill Street, Williamsville. More...

Titan swimmers have success at Bronze District meet

The Town of Tonawanda Titans sent 35 athletes to the Niagara District Bronze meet January 12-13. Eighteen clubs participated in the meet, sending 385 swimmers. More...

Stumpf's Level 7 competes at Graffiti Invitational

Stumpf's Gymnastics Level 7 team competed at the Graffiti Invitational at the Niagara Falls Conference Center. In the 11-12 division, Taylor Balser scored a 9.0 on floor and a 34.150 overall. More...

Buffalo United accepted into premier soccer league

The Buffalo United boys U14 White team has been accepted into the prestigious US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League for the spring 2008 season. More...

Virginia seventh grade boys turn the table on Florida State

The last time Virginia faced Florida State, the Cavaliers were down 12 after the first period. This time, the Cavs were up by 12 after one and played solid ball to keep the score 30-16 with eight minutes to go. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys basketball - lost to Maryvale 56-50; def. Starpoint 47-44 Girls basketball - def. More...

Stella wins ECICs, breaks older brother's school record for career victories

There's a new career wins leader in Sweet Home wrestling but the last name remains Stella. More...

Flames scorch Billies, place 10th at ECICs

By all accounts, the Williamsville East wrestling team's inaugural homecoming/ alumni match last Wednesday was an overwhelming success. "We had a real packed house," said East coach Henry Fumerelle. More...

Spartans rebound with good showing at ECICs

After not wrestling its best at their own tournament, Williamsville North responded with a good showing at last weekend's ECIC Championships at East Aurora High School. The Spartans finished tied for 11th with Tonawanda with 89 points. More...

Tigers hold on for home win

The Amherst Central boys basketball team learned a valuable lesson last week - how to hold on to a lead. The Tigers led Maryvale, 41-31, after three quarters but was outscored 25-9 in the fourth and lost 56-50. More...

Panthers rout St. Joe's at MLK Classic

The Sweet Home boys basketball team looked like its old self against St. Joe's last Saturday at Hutch- Tech. The Panthers ran off the first 10 points of the game en route to a convincing 74-53 win over the Marauders as part of the MLK Classic. More...

Lady Panthers win two more despite not playing its best

The Sweet Home girls basketball team (10-3, 7-0) remained perfect in ECIC Division II with a 52-44 road win at Williamsville South last Friday but Lady Panthers coach Matt LaRoach was not pleased with his team's performance. More...

Sacred Heart rallies, wins at Clarence

Clarence was the better girls basketball team in the first half of its home game with Sacred Heart last Wednesday, but the Sharks picked up its game in the second half to pick up a big 54-49 non-league victory. More...

Flames' hockey falls to Division II leader

Bishop Timon-St. Jude is the top team in Division II in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation for a reason and Williamsville East got a dose of it last Thursday on the Amherst Pepsi Center Olympic Rink. More...

Depth carries East swimmers over North

Williamsville East's boys swimming team picked up a huge 91-89 win over Williamsville North last Tuesday at Transit Middle School. More...

Sweet Home boys bowling crowned Division II champs

Sweet Home's boys bowling team defeated West Seneca East, 4-3, on Wednesday at Wimbledon Lanes to capture the ECIC Division II title. Ryan Kaminski led the Panthers, rolling his second 700 series of the season. More...

Stumpf's Level 5 takes first at Goldstar

The boys Level 5 team from Stumpf's Gymnastics Center earned first place at the Goldstar meet hosted by Stumpf's. In the 7-9 division, Nicholas Rey had a second place finish on high bar and placed fourth all-around. More...

Stumpf's Level 4 participates in Niagara Falls

The Stumpf's Gymnastics Center boys Level 4 team earned second place as Stumpf's hosted the Goldstar meet in Niagara Falls. In the 6-7 division, Trey Buscaglia placed second all-around with first-place finishes on rings and high bar. More...

Roberson leads the way for Level 7

Noah Roberson's winning performance in the Level 7 (10-11 division) earned him first-place all-around by taking first on floor, pommel and vault. More...

Online registration open for Lou Gehrig softball, baseball

Online registration is open for Lou Gehrig softball and baseball. More...

League's winter season opens

Buffalo In-line Hockey Group

The Winter 2008 season in Buffalo In-line Hockey League Group began this past Saturday. The league is larger than ever, growing to 18 teams over two divisions with players from almost every town in Western New York. More...

Bantam Bisons thwarted in Toronto

The North Buffalo Bantam Minor Team qualified for the playoffs in the ten-team field, but came up on the short end of a 2-0 score to the Brantford 99ers in Toronto over the weekend. More...

St. Greg's eighth grade hoopsters beat St. Mark's

In the rematch between the St. Greg's and St. Mark's eighth grade girls basketball teams, the battle continued with 45 fouls being called. St. Greg's won 36-31. St. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets AJ Swannie 267, 232, 223 - 722; J. Gesel 278, 203 - 677; M. Stafford 269 - 640; M. Gaiser 237, 203 - 636; D. Hutchinson 256 - 634; J. Maine 237, 215 - 626; PJ Abbarno 224, 201 - 621; A. Yambor 238 - 554; B. More...

Micron Blue Sabres edge Gold Sabres

Youth hockey

In a tight battle the Blue Sabres prevailed over the Gold 6-5. The Blue squad was led by solid goaltending by Timothy Jones and goals from Adam Helfman (two), Jeffrey Cummings, Daniel Burke, Ken McGraw and Mathew Baralli. More...

White Sabres, Gray Sabres tie

The Amherst Micron White Sabres and Gray Sabres faced off for the second time this season, playing to a 4-4 tie. The White Sabres took an early two-goal lead only to see the Gray Sabres battle back and tie the game. More...