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November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Sports

Sophomore point guard leads North boys hoops

It can be argued that the best player in ECIC Division I boys basketball this year resides at Williamsville North.  Sterling Taplin, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore, returns for his third year as the team’s starting point guard. More...

Winter sports previews to continue

The Bee will continue previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the ice hockey and wrestling teams. More...

East’s returning players move into starting roles

Flames boys basketball brings back leading scorer Connor Keenan

The Williamsville East boys basketball team returns eight players but with the loss of three starters, several of them will need to step into larger roles for the team to duplicate last year’s success. More...

North girls hoops loaded with young talent

After making history by winning its first Section VI title in girls basketball, Williamsville North is basically starting from scratch heading into the 2011-12 season.  Only three players return from last year’s 15-7 team — seniors N More...

SHAQ competes well at host meet

Sweet Home Aquatics hosted swim teams from across Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Toronto at its annual G-S-B Open on Nov. 20. For many SHAQ swimmers, this was its first competitive meet and the home pool served them well.  More...

Sports briefs

Sam Boron of Sacred Heart was named to the Monsignor Martin Association girls volleyball North Division First Team.   More...

Amherst continues to rebuild, brings back nine

After finishing 1-18 a year ago, one would think it can only get better this season for the Amherst girls basketball team.  Heading into the season, Lady Tigers coach Mike Chatelle isn’t concerned about getting victories more than he is ab More...

South girls hoops seeks offense

Scoring points will be a main priority for the Williamsville South girls basketball team.  Approximately 70 percent of its scoring from last year left with the graduation of Joanna Ostroot and Krista and Brittany Novak.  This year, Lady Bil More...

Greater Buffalo Level 4 girls compete at Judges Cup

The Greater Buffalo Gymnastics and Fitness Center’s Level 4 girls gymnastics team placed sixth at the Judges Cup held in Greece, N.Y on Saturday, Nov. More...

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RUNNING SOCIETY — The Seven Runners Society will be participating in the Holly Jolly 5K in Orchard Park on Saturday, Dec. 3. More...

CCA girls soccer closes season at 8-8-3

Christian Central Academy’s girls soccer team finished its first official season in the Monsignor Martin South division (small schools) third out of seven teams with a league record of 7-5-1 and an overall record of 8-8-3.  More...

Boys soccer finishes 11-8-1

Christian Central Academy’s boys varsity soccer team finished its season with an overall record of 11-8-1 and an Independent Athletic Conference record of 5-0.  CCA boys soccer is a member of the Independent Athletic Conference, which has More...

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LETTER OF INTENT — Amherst senior Nathan Gowen, seated, signed a Division I scholarship on Friday, Nov. 18, with Rutgers University for men's lacrosse. More...

Lightning defeat Seals in Amherst Girls Hockey

The Lightning beat the Seals, 6-3, on Sunday.  The Lightning’s Brianna Stressinger (Susan Venditti) opened the scoring 90 seconds into the first period.  The Seals’ Rachel Farr (Kelsey Gramlich) responded 33 seconds later.  More...

Large Lady Panthers’ roster loaded with depth

Sweet Home girls basketball coach Matt LaRoach will have a lot of options on the court this year.  That is because LaRoach is fielding the biggest roster in his eight-year coaching career — 15 players — and does not see a drop-off fr More...

South boys hoops starts from scratch

Billies only return three players from A-1 championship team

If you don’t know anybody on the 2011-12 Williamsville South boys basketball team, you’re not alone.  More...

Smaller Sweet Home roster seeks wins, respect

The Sweet Home boys basketball team always strives for a winning program, but that wasn’t the case last year.  The Panthers finished with an overall record of 9-11 — the team’s second losing record in the past 15 years — More...

Tigers need team concept for success in ECIC III

Amherst boys basketball coach Chris Kensy feels the potential is there for his team to have success this season, but it will depend on how they work together.  More...

Sports brief

Erie Community College will host two six-week baseball camps, at the North Campus in Buffalo, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, starting Jan. 21, 2012, and the South Campus in Orchard Park, 4041 Southwestern Blvd. starting Jan. 29. More...

East girls hoops returns six players, one starter

There are several players back for the Williamsville East girls basketball team, but many will be in starting roles for the first time.  East coach Larry Lash returns six players from last year’s 17-4 roster, but only one starter — 5 More...

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Reigning league champion Sacred Heart debuts new roster

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team looks completely different from the squads that won back-to-back Monsignor Martin Association titles.  More...

Squirt Blue Sabres, Bruins tie

The Squirt Blue Sabres battled the Bruins to a 2-2 tie on Sunday, Nov. 20.  Christian Daboll put Blue Sabres ahead 1-0. More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 55 22 Clarence 53 24 Eggertsville 46 31 Main-Transit C 46 31 East Amherst 46 31 Snyder 44 33 North Bai More...

Stumpf’s Level 4 boys team sweeps top-ten rankings

Members of Stumpf’s Level 4 boys’ gymnastics team, competing in the 6 to 7-year-old age division, swept the top-ten rankings at the West Side Local Meet, held in Syracuse on Nov. 20.  More...

Soccer teams win awards

Christian Central Academy’s boys and girls varsity soccer teams earned all-star and team award winners at its annual soccer banquet.  The girls soccer team completed its first season in the Monsignor Martin South Division (small schools) a More...

Pee Wee Rangers win third straight

Youth Hockey

The Pee Wee Rangers beat the Blue Sabres, 9-4, for its third straight win.  Blue Sabre Alex Czyz scored twice in the first, but the Rangers’ Andrew Fromen answered with back-to-back goals.  Czyz regained the lead in the second, but Ke More...

Czyz brothers lead Blue Sabres over Coyotes

The Czyz brothers combined for five goals and Cam McMahon added four assists in leading the Blue Sabres past the Coyotes, 6-3, on Sunday.  Andy Czyz registered a hat trick, scoring the first goal of the game by converting a rebound off a Josh By More...