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January 7, 2009 RSS feed / Sports

North ends East's tournament win streak

Girls basketball

Since the Williamsville East Holiday Tournament began five years ago, only the Lady Flames have taken home first-place honors. Not this year. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets AJ Swannie 267, 242, 200 — 709; J. Maine 268, 249 — 698; M. Gaiser 236, 234 — 660; J. Gesel 227, 222, 213 —662; B. Crossley 225, 219 —642; J. More...

Flames spend holiday recess in Florida

The Williamsville East boys basketball team had a holiday recess to remember. The Flames competed in the KSA Holiday Tournament from Dec. 27 to Dec. More...

Sweet Home downs O'Hara in Ken-Ton final

The Sweet Home boys basketball team avenged two losses and a fourth-place finish at last year's Ken-Ton Holiday Classic with two victories and a first-place trophy in last week's installment. More...

Amherst battles, loses to Jamestown

Amherst Central played tough against one of Western New York's finest girls basketball teams but came up short in their bid to win their own tournament. More...

Mankowski's recruiting part of Canisius hockey's success

Eight years ago, Mike Mankowski was in Toledo, Ohio, working a bank job during the weekdays and coaching high school hockey weeknights and evenings. That's when he made the decision to put hockey first. More...

Sacred Heart wins ugly in Fredonia

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team has won in many ways this season, including an ugly 49-41 victory over Frontier in the final of the Xpress Classic tournament on Dec. 30 at Fredonia High School. More...

South moves within a point of division lead

Federation hockey

What a difference a week has made for the Williamsville South Federation hockey team. Coming off losses to Sweet Home, 3-1, and West Seneca East, 1-0, on Dec. 18 and Dec. More...

North Fed hockey wins four games in six days

Despite only four seniors on the roster, Williamsville North's Federation hockey players showed their maturity in winning four games over six days last week. The Spartans beat Aquinas of Section V (Rochester), 6-1, on Dec. More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Saturday, Dec. 27 Boys basketball — KSA Holiday Tournament — Williamsville East def. Bolsa Grande, Calif,, 46-28 Monday, Dec. 29 Boys basketball — Amherst Holiday Tournament — Amherst def. More...

Despite low numbers, Panthers excels at Akron

With only eight wrestlers competing in the Akron Invitational Tournament, Sweet Home coach Jeff Hess was surprised more than anybody with his team's fourth-place finish out of 14 teams. More...

Amherst's Sidell takes fourth at Maryvale

Amherst Central's James Sidell placed fourth at 285 pounds at the eighth annual Maryvale Invitational on Dec. 30 at Maryvale High School. More...

Miller Tennis Center's pro staff ranked best in the nation

The nation's top-ranked Professional Tennis Registry pro staff resides at Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville. More...

Second annual Cavagnaro memorial Skate-A-Thon slated

The second annual John Cavagnaro Fund Memorial Skate-A-Thon will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Amherst Pepsi Center. The event is being sponsored by the Amherst Knights Major Midget hockey team. More...

Mite Blackhawks open year with 3-1 victory

The Mite Blackhawks started the New Year in fine fashion with a hard fought 3-1 win against the Bruins on Sunday. Umair Syed scored his first goal of the season to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. More...

Red Wings defeat White Sabres, 4-3

The Mite Red Wings beat the White Sabres, 4-3, on Dec. 28. The Red Wings' Sammy Latorre opened the scoring with an assist from Daniel Krasinski. Krasinski and Carson Graves also scored in the first period. Jack Manka had an assist. More...

Gray Sabres defeat Black Sabres

The Micron Black Sabres scored five hard-fought goals in a 9-5 loss to the Gray Sabres on Sunday. Adrian Wittmer, Ryan Stark and Matthew Orlowski provided the offense. Brayden Edman and Lucas Wapniewski frequently started the rush up ice. More...

High School Sports Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 7 Girls basketball: Amherst at Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.; Nichols at Sacred Heart (Villa Maria College), 6:30 p.m. Boys bowling: Williamsville South at Sweet Home (Manor II Lanes), 3:30 p.m. More...

DIVISION CHAMPS

DIVISION CHAMPS — The Amherst Dragons U14 girls travel soccer team beat the Northtown Nightmares, 2-1, to win their division championship on Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Sports Plex in North Tonawanda. The team finished 8-1. More...

Northwestern downs Cheektowaga in historic hoops game

In the first ever cross-town game, Northwestern of Amherst Youth Basketball's fifth-sixth-grade girls beat Cheektowaga, 28-13, on Saturday. More...

Knights Bantam Minor 'AA' earn shutout

The Amherst Bantam Minor "AA" hockey team won their 11th league game, beating Brockport on home ice, 14-0, on Sunday. The Knights' scoring came from all lines. Goalie Joe Picone tallied the shutout. More...

Sports brief

Megan Rumschik, an East Amherst resident and graduate of Williamsville East High School, pulled down a career-high seven rebounds in the Ithaca College girls basketball team's 68-60 recent win over Elmira College. More...

Spartans continue tourney dominance

Nor th's defense overpowers South in Jolly Boys final

Williamsville North has a knack for winning regular-season boys basketball tournaments and the trend continued last week. More...

Tigers play with passion, lose to GI in boys hoops final

The Amherst Central boys basketball team did not win its holiday tournament, but Tigers' coach Mike Chatelle was pleased with the effort he got from his players. The Tigers beat Niagara Catholic, 82-50, in the first round on Dec. More...

Amherst resident helps Tour Excitement finish second at national tourney

Pat Smith from Amherst, Shane Irwin from West Seneca, Zac Zaepfel from Newfane and David Campuzano from Grand Island — all from Buffalo In-line Hockey Group — played major roles in leading Tour Excitement to a second-place finish at the More...

Lady Panthers can't finish off opponents

The Sweet Home girls basketball team took away some valuable lessons from the Gates-Chili Tournament held Dec. 29-30 in Gates-Chili. More...

UB Amherst Swimming closes the year strong

UB Amherst Swimming, a partner of STAR Swimming, concluded 2008 by dominating the Niagara District 14 and Under IMX Team Championship Meet. Twenty-six swimmers combined for nearly 100 lifetime bests. More...

North indoor track teams improve times

It was a personal-best kind of meet for the Williamsville North girls and boys indoor track teams on Sunday at Fredonia State College. More...

Yale gets by Princeton

Amherst Girls Development League

It was a tight girls hockey game on Sunday, with Yale edging Princeton, 3-2. Princeton opened the scoring with an end-to-end goal from Nell Meosky, who put it by Yale's MacKenzie Pautler. More...

Bounces not going East's way

It's been a frustrating year for the Williamsville East Federation hockey team. The Flames fell to 3-5 in Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation games after losing to Kenmore East, 4-2, on Dec. More...

North club hockey shuts out Kenmore East-West

Williamsville North's Western New York High School Club hockey large school team defeated Kenmore East/West, 6-0, on Dec. 29 in the Spartans' highest scoring outburst of the season. More...

East JV scorches Amherst, South

Williamsville East's JV hockey team JV upped its overall record to 10-1-1 and remained undefeated in league play by trouncing Amherst, 8-1, on Sunday at the Pepsi Center. More...

East places second at tourney, crowns champs

Wrestling

Williamsville East's wrestling team placed second out of 14 schools and crowned four champions at the 41st Akron Holiday Varsity Tournament on Dec. 30 at Akron High School. More...

Falzone, Lang lead Billies

Luke Falzone and Mike Lang led the Williamsville South wrestling team to a ninth-place finish out of 14 schools at the 41st Akron Holiday Varsity Tournament on Dec. 30 at Akron High School. More...

Spartans win Frederick J. Puff Memorial swim meet

Williamsville North had always been invited to the Frederick J. Puff Memorial swim meet but for one reason or another, had never been able to attend. More...

South girls bowling begins season strong

So far so good for the Williamsville South girls bowling team this season. The Lady Billies are 2-0 in ECIC Division II matches and placed sixth out of 20 teams at the Festival of Lights Tournament on Dec. 30 at Thruway Lanes. More...

Cross training program benefits football players

For more than a decade, athletes looking to build up their skills for the fall football season have looked to a program that's a little different. More...

McGorry scores late breakaway, forces Ranger-Red Wings tie

The Mite Rangers and Red Wings met on Sunday, resulting in a low-scoring but exciting 1-1 tie. Red Wings center Matthew Fox jammed in a goal early in the second period. More...

Micron Black Sabres have offensive explosion

The Micron Black Sabres emerged victorious over the speedy Gold Sabres, 8-3, on Dec. 27 behind the offensive explosion of Ryan Stark, Mathew Orlowski and Corin Trejchel. More...

Pee Wee Bruins down White Sabres

The Pee Wee Bruins defeated the White Sabres, 6-2, on Dec. 27. Sean Klute of the White Sabres scored 17 seconds into the game against backup goaltender Zach McPhearson. More...

St. Benedict's eighth-grade girls win hoops tournament

St. Benedict's eighth-grade girls basketball team defeated St. Benedict's seventh-grade team, 24-17, in the St. Benedict School Christmas Basketball Tournament held Dec. 27-29. More...

CTK wins big

Christ the King's seventh-grade varsity girls basketball team won, 40-10, against Park School on Dec. 18. Leading scorers for CTK were Emilee Foster with 12 points and Ellen Uba and Antonia Hall with nine points each. More...

Squirt Major 'AA' move to 7-0

After a sluggish start, the Amherst Squirt Major "AA" hockey team posted another league win with a 3-1 victory over Erie on Sunday. Erie opened the scoring in the first period on a goal by Barrett Hoffman but it was all Amherst after that. More...

Squirt Penguins come from behind, defeat Predators, 7-6

The Squirt Penguins fought back from many deficits throughout the game to win, 7-6, over the Predators. Trailing, 6-5, with nine minutes remaining, Tyler Walsh (Taylor Camelo) scored his first of the year. More...