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May 7, 2008 RSS feed / Sports

South baseball retires late coach's No. 7 jersey

Brian Hansen always played or coached baseball with grace so it was no surprise that the Williamsville South baseball program honored its late coach with a touching recognition. Hansen, who died Jan. More...

Lady Spartans' depth on display at Wildcat Relays

Williamsville North's outdoor girls track team did not win any events at Saturday's Wildcat Relays at John F. Kennedy High School but the team took several other places to take second with 39 points. More...

East boys run good times

The Williamsville East boys outdoor track and field team had several fine performances at the Depew Wildcat Relays held on Saturday at John F. Kennedy High School. More...

South baseball plays well against rival East

The Williamsville South baseball players were sick of hearing how they are a young team so for one game last week, they played like seasoned veterans. The Billies shut out Williamsville East, 4-0, last Thursday at South. More...

Blizzard soccer double up Lockport

Matt Cohen scored two goals and Matt Casey and Joe Malinowski also scored as the Amherst Blizzard 10U travel soccer team opened the outdoor season with a 4-2 triumph over Lockport. More...

Sports brief

Williamsville South graduate Katy Kraus allowed only four hits in 18 batters faced and struck out three to earn her first victory and help the Keuka College softball team beat Rochester Institute of Technology, 9-8, on April 29. More...

Mistakes cost Sweet Home baseball victories

The recurring theme for the Sweet Home baseball team last week was their opponents capitalizing on Panther mistakes. More...

North hits rough stretch

It was a rough week if you played varsity baseball at Williamsville North. More...

Amherst almost steals league game against Starpoint

The Amherst softball team committed tons of errors, left runners on base, threw out runners at home and outhit Starpoint, yet still had a good shot of beating them last Wednesday at Starpoint. More...

Sacred Heart's offense comes alive

Sacred Heart's softball team hasn't been hitting the ball this season but last week the Sharks' bats woke up. More...

North softball goes 3-0 in ECIC Division I play

The Williamsville North softball team continued their winning ways this past week as they won all three home ECIC Division I league games played. More...

Brummer to enter National Hall of Fame

Sweet Home High School graduate Jackie Brummer enters an elite class this July. More...

Sweet Home bounces back, defeats Lake Shore, Victor

The Sweet Home boys lacrosse team showed last week how to bounce back from a tough loss. More...

North needs triple OT to beat WS West

The Williamsville North boys lacrosse team almost gave away its game last Wednesday at West Seneca West but found a way to win, 7-6, in triple overtime. Dan Rychlicki scored the game-winning goal in triple overtime. More...

Amherst shuts out Springville, East 4-2 in ECIC III

Girls lacrosse

The Amherst Central girls lacrosse team only had one game last week but the Lady Tigers delivered an impressive victory. The Lady Tigers shut out Springville, 18-0, last Wednesday at Springville. More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Amherst Central Baseball - def. Pioneer 7-0; lost to Starpoint 8-7; def. Tonawanda 12-4 Boys Lacrosse - def. Iroquois 10-5; def. W.S. East 8-6; def. Sweet Home 10-9 (OT) Girls Lacrosse - def. More...

Amherst boys tennis faring well in ECIC Division III

Through seven ECIC Division III matches, the Amherst Central boys tennis team is 6-1 but most of their wins have been by 3-2 margins. The Tigers' only league loss came to Pioneer, 4-1, on April 25 at Pioneer. More...

Wolf named ECC male student-athlete of month

Amherst resident Brian Wolf was named Erie Community College's men's student-athlete of the month for April. Wolf, a Canisius High School graduate, claimed the men's award for his performance on the baseball team. More...

'AAA' Cardinals post victories

Central Amherst

The Central Amherst "AAA" Cardinals won their second game of the season after beating the Marlins, 11-2. More...

Former Spartan swim coach assigned to USA staff

Former Williamsville North boys and girls swimming coach Alan Erenstoft has been assigned to USA swimming and diving's coaching staff (Olympic training program) out of Colorado Springs, Colo. More...

'Major East' Royals stop Marlins' comeback

Mathewson McCarthy

The Mathewson McCarthy "Major East" Royals won their second in a row with a 9-8 win over the Marlins. The Royals built a 7-0 lead after the first inning, only to have the Marlins tie the game at 8-8 in the fourth. More...

Mel Ott 'A' Red Sox tie Mets, beat Diamondbacks

The Mel Ott "A" baseball team tied the Mets, 8-8, on Sunday. PJ Oehman led the way with three singles and two RBIs, including a single in the top of the sixth to drive in the tying run for the Red Sox. More...

Pietrak wins cross country award

Amherst resident Katie Pietrak won the Sharon Peckham Best '62 Most Valuable Cross Country Runner Award at the William Smith College annual Heron awards banquet on April 29. Pietrak is a graduate of Nardin Academy. More...

Casey headlines latest boxing show

University at Buffalo's Wendy Casey, a 2008 national silver medalist, will face national gold medalist Ashley Barnett of Cleveland in the feature bout of an amateur card on May 17 at the Leonard Post, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. More...

CCA JV baseball wins thriller

The Christian Central Academy JV baseball team (4-3) won a 9-8 nail-biter in ten innings against St. Francis High School - Athol Springs. More...

South girls track breaks meet record at Wildcat Relays

Williamsville South's girls outdoor track team broke its own meet record and set a school record in the shuttle hurdle relay at Saturday's Wildcat Relays at John F. Kennedy High School. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams' baseball, softball, outdoor soccer or other spring sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways. More...

Lady Tigers split dual meets

The Amherst Central outdoor girls track team bounced back from a 93-48 loss last Tuesday against Starpoint with a 74-67 win last Thursday at Iroquois. "This was a great win for us," said Amherst coach Dan Tryon. More...

Sweet Home boys place third at Wildcat Relays

The Sweet Home boys outdoor track team took an impressive third place at the Depew Wildcat Relays last Saturday at John F. Kennedy High School. The Panthers amassed 42 points. Lancaster won with 81 points followed by Canisius with 50 points. More...

THE BIG FINISH

THE BIG FINISH - Matt Cross finishes the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay for Sweet Home at the Kenmore Track Invitational on April 26 at Crosby Field. The Panthers took sixth in the event. Photo by Joe Eberle More...

MOVING ALONG

MOVING ALONG - Caroline Steele of Williamsville East runs in the distance medley relay at the Depew Wildcat Relays held on Saturday at John F. Kennedy High School. Photo by Patrick McPartland More...

Amherst plays well against Pioneer

Amherst couldn't have played a better baseball game than its 7-0 shutout at Pioneer last Tuesday. Andrew Hays needed only 53 pitches to throw a complete game one-hitter on the mound. More...

East baseball drops two of three

It was an up-and-down week for the Williamsville East baseball team. More...

East softball improves league record

Williamsville East improved to 5-1 in ECIC Division II softball and 8-3-1 overall after beating Williamsville South, Iroquois and Amherst last week. The Lady Flames also lost to West Seneca East and Dunkirk and tied Orchard Park. More...

Lady Panthers softball ends week strong

Last week didn't start out well for the Sweet Home softball team but the Lady Panthers finished strong. More...

South suffers tough ECIC Division II defeats

The Williamsville South softball team suffered its fourth and fifth ECIC Division II losses of the season, falling to Williamsville East, 7-3, last Tuesday at Transit Middle School and to Hamburg, 14-0, last Friday at South. More...

HOOP CHAMPS

HOOP CHAMPS - The 17 and under Buffalo Storm basketball AAU team defeated a Rochester area player's team, 70-68, to win the Rochester Area Players Rochester Rumble held at Brockport State College April 26-27. More...

East boys lacrosse ends losing skid against Grand Island

It's been a handful of years since Williamsville East has beaten Grand Island in boys lacrosse but that all changed last Tuesday at Grand Island. More...

South seeks identity, timely goals

The Williamsville South boys lacrosse team is looking for an identity. The Billies are 3-6 overall but 1-4 in Class B. "We're playing well in the non-league games but not as well in league games," said South coach John Szymendara. More...

Tigers ride their way to comeback victories

The Amherst boys lacrosse team overcame early 3-0 deficits against Iroquois and West Seneca East last Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, to win 10-5 and 8-6. More...

Blazers win 16U Bantam 'AA' crown

Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group

The Buffalo In-Line Hockey Group Blazers won the Bantam 16 and under "AA" championship at this weekend's Tournament of Roller Hockey Series regional qualifier at the Amherst Pepsi Center. More...

High School Sports Calendar

Wednesday, May 7 Baseball: Depew at Amherst, 4:30 p.m.; Sweet Home at East, 4:30 p.m.; North at W.S. West, 4:45 p.m.; Iroquois at South, 4:30 p.m. More...

Fireman's Softball

May 9 Snyder at Getzville Bowmansville at Newstead Clarence at Harris Hill North Bailey at Ellicott Creek North Amherst at Main-Transit East Amherst at Clarence Center More...

La Nova Wings win Nike-Bauer tourney

The La Nova Wings '98 "AAA" spring hockey team defeated the Regional Express (Ontario), 4-3, in overtime, on April 20 to win the Nike-Bauer Spring Invitational at the St. Catharines Sportsplex. More...

Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Level 4 girls posts strong showing

The Spring Graffiti held at Gymnastics Sports Academy saw great talent from the Level 4 Greater Buffalo Gymnastics team. Mikayla Shute of Amherst placed fifth on balance beam and vault, sixth on floor exercise and seventh all-around. More...

Amherst Girls Softball 'Major' Padres down Devil Rays

Padres Hailey Wageman and Emily Fleming struck out eight and held the Devil Rays to two base hits over four innings as the Padres beat the Devil Rays, 10-8, in an Amherst Girls Softball "Majors" division game. More...

Summer Empire State Games tryouts slated

Tryouts for the Western Region's teams for the 31st annual Empire State Games began May 3 and continue through June. The games will be held July 23-27 in Binghamton. More...

Medaille College to host boys basketball camps

Medaille College men's basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host two weeks of summer boys basketball camps at Medaille College. The first session runs from July 7 to 11, while the second session will run from August 4 to 8. More...

Amherst gymnasts from Gleason's excel at regionals

The Region 6 Junior Olympic gymnastics competition for Level 8 gymnasts occurred at the University of Rhode Island May 3-4. Three town of Amherst gymnasts with the Gleason's School of Gymnastics competed. More...