Weekly Feature



September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Sports

State champ North field hockey feels pressure

Returning Lady Spartans take on new leadership roles

The Williamsville North field hockey team has a lot of expectations to live up to.  Last year’s team went 21-0, won their second straight Class A state title in four years and finished eighth in the nation according to top of the circle.co More...

Bills Alumni Foundation plans Weekend of Events

The Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation’s annual Weekend of Events, held this year from Sept. 17-19, will pay tribute and honor America’s Heroes - The Wounded Warriors, while making them the primary recipient of funds for 2011.  More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the sports teams for the 2011-12 school year in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the girls swimming and cross country teams. As always, a complete season schedule will accompany every preview. More...

Lady Flames not short on experience

An area that the Williamsville East field hockey team will not have to worry about this year is varsity experience. Ten of the 11 starters from last year’s team and 13 players overall return. More...

North girls tennis aims for first ECIC I title

Williamsville North has not won an ECIC Division I title in Hilary Nichols’ 11-year tenure as head coach. More...

Lady Tigers need focus for crack at division crown

Amherst’s bid to win its fourth consecutive ECIC Division III girls tennis title fell short last year, finishing second to East Aurora with an 8-2 record and going 8-3 overall.  Lady Tigers coach Eric Damiani sees East Aurora as the team t More...

Izard, Vidovic return for youthful Sweet Home

The Sweet Home girls tennis team finished the 2010 season with a 7-3 record. Duplicating the feat will be a challenge as four of the team’s seven starters graduated  More...

Tigers face uncertainty at bottom of lineup

Amherst Central boys golf coach Joe Marszalek is comfortable with the experience at the top of his lineup. How quickly the rest of the lineup gels will determine how good the Tigers will be this fall. Amherst went 2-8 last year.  More...

Youthful North roster loaded with talent

It’s been three years since the Williamsville North boys golf team has won the ECIC North Large Division title. With young returning talent, the Spartans should be in the mix this fall.  More...

Sweet Home continues rebuilding

The rebuilding process for the Sweet Home boys golf continues. More...

Williamsville competes in expanded girls golf league

Six years ago, Williamsville combined for one girls golf team and played six non-league matches against Monsignor Martin Association schools. More...

Lumberjacks march over Spartans, 48-2

Williamsville North football coach Mike Mammoliti felt his team was prepared to play at North Tonawanda on Friday. They just did not execute.  The Lumberjacks rushed for 235 yards and dominated the Spartans, 48-2. More...

South QB lights up Bennett, Billies win 38-14

Junior Trent Ferguson throws for 316 yards, five touchdowns

A quarterback was zinging the football around Friday night at Williamsville South, but it wasn’t Joe Licata.  Junior Trent Ferguson completed 29 of 41 passes for 316 yards for five touchdowns and an interception in the Billies’ 38-14 More...

Amherst volleyball competes at tournament

The Amherst boys volleyball team did not win a game at the Eden Pan-Am Tournament on Saturday but Tigers coach Peter Wlosinski was pleased with his players’ efforts.  Amherst lost to Canisius, 17-25 and 15-25; Hamburg, 17-25, 21-25, and Be More...

Amherst Youth Hockey introduces Midget recreational level program

For the upcoming 2011-2012 house season, Amherst Youth Hockey has created a Midget level recreational program designed for boys ages 15 to 18 (birth years 1993 through 1996) who are looking for an opportunity to learn the game of hockey and have fun. More...

CTK JV improves record to 2-0

Christ the King’s JV baseball team improved its record to 2-0 with a 16-4 win on Saturday over Mary Queen of Angels.  Leading the offense with multiple RBIs were Matthew Connolly, Tom Foster, Gregory Stamm, Charlie Sinagra, and Robert Gian More...

East girls volleyball wins Cheektowaga tourney

Williamsville East’s first trip to the Cheektowaga Girls Volleyball Tournament ended with a championship.  The Lady Flames beat host school Cheektowaga, 25-18, 25-14, in the 10-team tournament on Saturday.  East went 7-1 in pool play More...

North downs Clarence in ECIC I opener

Girls soccer

The Williamsville North girls soccer team opened the 2011 season with a 1-0 road win over Clarence last Wednesday.  More...

East girls soccer beats South, 3-2

Williamsville South swept Williamsville East in both ECIC Division II girls soccer meetings last year to end East’s eight-year reign as league champions. More...

Defending ECIC II tennis winner East loaded with talent

Last year, there was no high school girls tennis program better than Williamsville East.  More...

New faces featured across South field hockey lineup

A boatload of talent and experience from last year’s 14-3-1 team graduated so there are plenty of new faces this fall across the Williamsville South field hockey roster.  More...

Sports brief

Williamsville North graduate Brian Davis rushed three times for 24 yards and a touchdown and added three kickoffs for 48 yards to help the Edinboro University football beat West Liberty, 30-14, on Sept. 3.   More...

Senior leadership to carry Amherst field hockey

A group of senior leaders will pace the Amherst field hockey team.  The team is led by senior tri-captains Sara O’Brien, Paige Darby and Caroline Dillabaugh. More...

Sweet Home field hockey seeks turnaround season

The Sweet Home field hockey team can only get better this fall. More...

South girls tennis debuts new lineup

Williamsville South’s starting girls tennis lineup will look a lot different than last year.  All but one starter, senior Liz Wolf, who moves from second doubles to third singles, is new.  South will be really young at first singles w More...

East golf’s returning players become veterans

Last year’s seniors are still leaving their mark on the Williamsville East boys golf team.  The group, which included five starters such as Sean Mahon and Billy Gaffney, were responsible for back-to-back ECIC Large School North division ti More...

Injury changes top of lineup for South boys golf

The Williamsville South boys golf team took a hit to the starting lineup even before the season started.  Senior Trevor Simonick, the team’s top returning golfer and a returning division all-star, will miss the first two weeks of the regul More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Sept. 14Field hockey: Amherst at Hamburg, 5 p.m.; Starpoint at Sweet Home, 4:30 p.m.;Pioneer at Williamsville East, 4:30 p.m.; Lancaster at Williamsville South, 5 p.m. (MillMiddle School)Boys golf: Amherst at Clarence, 4 p.m. More...

Lady Tigers win league opener

The Amherst girls soccer team defeated Depew, 4-2, last Wednesday at home to open ECIC Division III with a 1-0 record.  Amherst jumped out to a two-goal lead early in the first half and scored two more at the beginning of the second half. More...

Sweet Home football wins at McKinley

Quarterback Jordan Johnson threw two touchdown passes to John Franklin and the Sweet Home defense caused three turnovers as the Panthers’ football team toppled McKinley, 14-6, at Riverside’s Charlie Dingboom Field on Friday night.  T More...

Sacred Heart golf returns state qualifier

One of the Monsignor Martin Association’s top golfers is back.  Senior Claire McMahon, All-Catholic runner-up and a returning Catholic state golf qualifier, returns as the Sharks’ best player. More...

Flames rebound against Ken East, earn victory

The Williamsville East football team bounced back from a tough 38-0 loss to Sweet Home in week one with a 12-2 home win over Kenmore East on Saturday.  The Flames’ defense allowed only two first downs in the entire game.  More...

Amherst routs Lake Shore

The Amherst football team looks unstoppable in their first two games of the 2011 season.  The Tigers posted a 41-6 blowout over Lake Shore on Friday at Dimp Wagner Field to improve to 2-0. Amherst blanked Iroquois, 13-0, last week.  More...

Sweet Home repeats at Amherst tourney

For the second straight year, the Sweet Home boys soccer team are champions of the Amherst Tournament.  The Panthers beat host school Amherst, 4-2, in penalty strokes in Saturday’s final at Dimp Wagner Field. More...

CTK varsity baseball wins opener

Fresh off winning the Lockport Baseball Tournament, Christ The King’s varsity baseball team opened its diocesan schedule with a convincing 23-1 win over Our Lady of Pompeii.  A quartet of pitchers provided strong pitching and the defense More...

North blanked in final

Williamsville North’s bid to win the Lockport Boys Soccer Tournament came against the top-ranked large school in Western New York.  The Spartans lost 2-0 to Lockport in Saturday’s final.  Alex Reid scored both goals for the top- More...

North adds Frontier to resume

Williamsville North girls volleyball coach Keith Hopkins looked back in the archives to find out the last time the Lady Spartans had beaten Frontier. He couldn’t. More...

Sacred Heart rallies for non-league victory

The Sacred Heart girls soccer team bounced back from a loss in the finals of the Tonawanda Tournament with a 2-1 non-league road victory over Kenmore East on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Knights claim Cooperstown tourney title

The Clarence Knights captured the title at the annual Cooperstown “A League of Our Own” Baseball Tournament, held August 15-18 at Doubleday Field.  After numerous runner-up finishes, the Knights — who won the tournament title i More...