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August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Sports

School’s all-time leading goal scorer paces East girls soccer

Lady Flames seek three-peat in Class A

File photo by Patrick McPartland Purchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com   Chris Durr has coached many great soccer players in his 22 years at Williamsville East. More...

Amherst Soccer extends fall registration deadline

The Amherst Soccer Association has extended fall registration for its house league program through Wednesday. Aug. 31. Programs are available for children and teens ages 6 to 19. More...

South starting roster is work in progress

It’s going to take a little while for the Williamsville South girls soccer starting lineup to be finalized.  More...

Sports brief

The Lake Effect Baseball independent travel team will be fielding a 16U squad during next summer’s second year of existence for the program, and is looking for interested players to try out for the club. More...

CALENDAR

Friday, Aug. 26 Boys soccer: Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament (Sweet Home)— Williamsville North vs.Niagara-Wheatfield, 4 p.m.; Williamsville South vs. Kenmore East, 4 p.m.; Williamsville East vs. More...

Amherst boys soccer moves up division

It doesn’t matter to Amherst boys soccer coach Bobby DiNunzio that the team has moved from ECIC III to II due to enrollment. All he cares about is that his squad puts forth a strong effort with the hopes of recording wins.  More...

Sports brief

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy is running a boys and girls fall ball academy at the Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St. in Buffalo, for players entering grades 1-12.  The academy will start Sunday, Sept. 11, and will run until Sunday, Oct. 16. More...

Reigning ECIC II champ South boys volleyball facing unknown

Williamsville South’s boys volleyball has dominated ECIC II in recent years, winning the league the past three years, including a 12-0 campaign last fall.  More...

Sports briefs

The Great Lakes Gators travel baseball will hold tryouts for their summer 2017 13U team from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at Maryvale High School, 1050 Maryvale Drive, Cheektowaga. More...

Amherst girls volleyball seeking better record

Amherst’s girls volleyball team struggled getting wins last year, finishing 1-11 in ECIC III and 2-14 overall.  Lady Tigers coach Rachel Schepart said a team goal for this fall is to improve the team’s record, but they will have to r More...

New East boys volleyball coach hopes team can leave mark in division

Chris Conrad takes over the reins for Williamsville East boys volleyball, but he is not a stranger to the program.  The Sweet Home graduate had coached the previous two years for East’s JV team.  More...

Loaded East girls volleyball team eyeing another successful season

Lady Flames reached state championships

This year’s Williamsville East’s girls volleyball team has a lot to live up to.  The 2015 squad finished 20-0 in match play, 37-1-2 overall, repeated as Section VI Class A champions and reached the Class A state championships for the More...

New faces to step up for North

Williamsville North girls volleyball coach Keith Hopkins is not sure how the team will fare this season but he is looking forward to the journey.  With the graduation of three-year starters, senior Elise Hopkins (Co-Player of the Year in ECIC I More...

West Seneca West Sports Boosters to hold golf tournament to build scholarship funds

The West Seneca West Sports Boosters will be holding its eighth annual scholarship golf outing Saturday, Sept. 10, at Harvest Hill Golf Center, located on Old Transit Road in Orchard Park. More...

Sacred Heart volleyball assistant makes easy transition to head coach

New Sacred Heart girls volleyball coach JT Ripper knows a lot about the Sharks’ program.  Ripper has served as an assistant coach at Sacred Heart for the past three years.  Ripper called it “an easy transition” and is look More...

Sweet Home boys soccer returns scoring punch

Sweet Home’s boys soccer team has been a model of consistency, reaching the Section VI Class A-1 semifinals seven consecutive times.  Some key players graduated, including three-time All-Western New York and four-time ECIC Division II Firs More...

Monsignor Martin girls soccer champion Sacred Heart working towards three-peat

On paper, it might be hard for girls soccer teams in the Monsignor Martin Association to touch Sacred Heart.  The Sharks are back-to-back MMA champions and return a boatload of talent from last year’s 15-2-1 squad.  “Everybody i More...

East boys soccer filled with youth

It’s been a while since the Williamsville East boys soccer team has been this young heading into a season.  The Flames only return six players and three starters from last year’s squad.  More...

Lady Spartans’ soccer filled with youth

It’s going to take some time for the Williamsville North girls soccer team to find its groove.  The Lady Spartans have only four seniors on the roster and is mixed in with a lot of young players.  More...

Assistant takes over reins of South boys soccer team

It’s been a smooth transition for new Williamsville South boys soccer coach Trevor Lawler.  Lawler, Peter Sugg’s assistant for the past seven years, took over the reins as head coach after Sugg stepped down after 27 years.  More...

Defending Class AA champ North boys soccer raises bar for season

Winning always changes expectations, and that is what is transpiring for the Williamsville North boys soccer team.  More...

Amherst lacks experience, moves up division

There is a lot of newness with the Amherst boys volleyball team.  No starters return from last year’s 10-9 overall record and 7-5 league mark as they move up from ECIC III to ECIC II due to enrollment.  More...

Section finalist Sweet Home putting pieces together

Sweet Home’s girls volleyball team has made it a habit of playing in the Section VI Class A final.  The Lady Panthers have reached the title game for the past three years, winning in 2013 and losing to Williamsville East in 2014 and 2015.& More...

New players to aid Sweet Home’s success

Sweet Home’s boys volleyball team struggled last year, finishing 0-12 in ECIC Division II, but an influx of players from a JV team that lost one match last year should help to turn around the team’s record this season.  More...

NT youth football sign-ups set

The North Tonawanda Recreation Department is currently holding registration for its upcoming fall touch football league. The league — which is open to anyone regardless of residency — has both a grades 4-6 and a grades 7-9 division. More...

South loaded with youth

To say the Williamsville South girls volleyball team is an understatement.  There are no seniors on the 2016 roster. Grades of players range from eighth grade to juniors.  More...

Tombstone piledrives MOGs in quarterfinal clash

Glory Days softball

The Tombstone Saloon defeated the Mostly Old Guys, 12-5, in Thursday’s Glory Days Softball quarterfinal-round playoff action.  Tombstone’s offense exploded for 19 hits in the game, some of which led to their six-run fourth inning tha More...

Publish scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ football, baseball, softball, soccer or other summer/fall 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...