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January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

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 Amherst Central Boys basketball:    def. Hamburg 63-46  More...

North’s Catanzaro brothers win at wrestling invite

Vinny and Michael Catanzaro could not be stopped at Monday’s Spartan Wrestling Invitational at Williamsville North.  Vinny Catanzaro, a senior, went 4-0 and won the 138-pound bracket. Michael, a freshman, went 4-0 to win at 113. More...

Edholm leads Sweet Home hockey past NT

Tyler Edholm had the game of his life in the Sweet Home boys hockey team’s 6-2 win over North Tonawanda Thursday at Hyde Park.  The Sweet Home senior forward had a hand in all six goals, tallying three goals and three assists for six point More...

North boys hockey downs some of division’s top squads

Williamsville North’s boys hockey team stayed in first place in Section VI Division I after downing Niagara Wheatfield, 3-2, Thursday and Lancaster, 6-3, Monday at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  The Spartans are 8-0-2 in le More...

East hockey’s Mitchell nets game winner over Hamburg

Flames rally from two-goal deficit

Ryan Mitchell scored on a screened slapshot from the point with 37 seconds left lifting the Williamsville East boys hockey team to a 3-2 win over Hamburg Monday afternoon at the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  Eric Metz and Nick LaFor More...

Stumpf’s girls perform well in Niagara Falls

The Stumpf’s girls gymnastics team headed to the Niagara Falls Event Center Jan. More...

Amherst boys hoops finishes strong against Hamburg

Sweet Home bounces back

Amherst’s boys basketball team started and finished strong in its 63-46 road win over Hamburg Thursday.  The Tigers jumped out to a 16-9 lead after the first quarter, led 31-27 at halftime and 40-35 after three, and outscored Hamburg, 23-1 More...

North wins crazy overtime game over Lancaster

The Williamsville North boys basketball team’s 76-70 overtime home win over Lancaster Jan. 9 was anything but ordinary.  “It was a flat-out crazy game,” North coach Chuck Swierski said.  More...

Sacred Heart hoops’ defense steps up in recent wins

Sacred Heart’s defense was clicking on all cylinders in girls basketball victories last week.  The Sharks (7-5, 2-0) held St. Mary’s of Lancaster to eight first-half points in a 57-40 road league win Jan. More...

Amherst girls basketball records big league wins

Amherst’s girls basketball team improved to 4-1 in ECIC Division II with two big league wins last week over Williamsville East, 51-43, on the road Jan. More...

Zemla rolls 299 in North bowling’s win over South

Matt Zemla was close to perfect in the Williamsville North boys bowling team’s 7-0 win over Williamsville South Jan. More...

South’s Vaughan places third at Spartan Invite

Thomas Vaughn was Williamsville South’s top finisher at Monday’s Spartan Wrestling Invitational at Williamsville North.  The top seed pinned sixth seed John Bennett of Hamburg in 1 minute, 35 seconds to place third.  More...

Monsignor Martin girls hockey finishes 2-0-1 in last three

Playing three games in three days is a tall task for any team, but the Monsignor Martin Association girls hockey team was up to the challenge last week.  More...

Amherst girls bowling improves record to 7-0

Amherst’s girls bowling team improved to 7-0 on the season with a 6-1 road win over Clarence Thursday at Clarence Bowling Academy.  Rachel Banning led the “A” squad with a high game of 222 and a 625 set. More...

Central Amherst Little League opens registration for 2018 season

Central Amherst Little League has opened player registration for the 2018 baseball season. More...

Short-handed Amherst swim team falls to Lancaster

Amherst’s boys swim team put up a solid effort in a 57-37 home loss against Lancaster Jan. 9 at Amherst Middle School.  Tigers coach Mike Giancarlo said over 25 percent of the roster did not compete due to illness.  More...

Sports Calendar

 Wednesday, Jan. 17 Girls basketball:  Mount St. Mary at Sweet Home, 6:30 p.m.; Williamsville South at Bishop Kearney, 6 p.m.  More...

East boys swimming records rare win over OP

Mike Doerfler has been boys swim coach at Williamsville East since 1990 and he cannot remember his team ever beating Orchard Park.  That all changed Jan. More...

Amherst’s Simonson named Most Outstanding Wrestler at Lockport Tourney

Brandon Simonson was the best wrestler at Saturday’s 25th annual Lockport Boosters and Sunrise Optimists Invitational Wrestling Tournament at Lockport High School.  The Amherst senior went 3-0 at 160 pounds and was named the tournament&rsq More...

Firemen's Bowling

Team Wins Losses North Amherst 92 34 Lancaster 86 40 Harris Hill 76 50 East Amherst 74 52 Harris Hill B 71 55 More...

Amherst TigerSharks shine at Niagara Regional bronze meet

The Amherst TigerSharks excelled at the Niagara Regional Bronze Qualifier meet Jan. More...

Stumpf’s boys shine at Candy Cane Classic

The Stumpf’s gymnastics boys’ team performed well at the 2017 Men’s Candy Cane Classic, held at Brockport State College Dec. More...

East basketball shakes off rust in league victory

South routs Starpoint

Williamsville East’s boys basketball team shrugged off some early rust and downed Hamburg, 67-52, at home Jan. 9.  The Flames had not played since beating Olmsted in the consolation game of the Five Guys Invitational Tournament Dec. More...

Lack of depth hurting Amherst boys bowling’s chances

Amherst’s boys bowling team is 1-6 at the midway point of the season, but a lack of depth has cost them a few more wins.  The Tigers lost close matches to Williamsville East, 4-3, Jan. 4 at Classic Lanes and Williamsville North, 4-3, Dec. More...

North falls short against Lancaster

Losing by 14 points might not sound like a team is making progress, but Williamsville North girls basketball coach Bill Shaw is seeing improvement.  The Lady Spartans played tough in a 50-36 road loss against Lancaster Thursday.  More...

East girls hoops bounces back against Sweet Home

Williamsville East’s girls basketball team bounced back from a 51-43 home loss against Amherst with a 67-35 home win over Sweet Home Thursday.  East started slowly, leading 11-9 after the first quarter, but moved ahead 26-17 at halftime.&n More...

Sports brief

Jenna Cavalieri, who missed five games due to an injury, scored the game-winning goal on a rebound halfway through the second period of the Williamsville girls ice hockey team’s 1-0 win over West Seneca/Hamburg/ Eden Jan. More...

Sports briefs

Daemen College will host boys and girls basketball camps Feb. 19-22.  The boys winter break basketball camp, for those in grades pre-K through 8, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Daemen’s Lumsden Gymnasium. The cost is $175.  More...

ON POINT

— Renee Lauer of the Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey team forces a shot on net late in the third period of the team’s 4-3 loss against Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew Jan. More...

Sweet Home boys swim team downs Jamestown

Sweet Home’s varsity boys swim team defeated Jamestown, 108-75, Jan. 9 despite starting down by 13 points from diving.  Sweet Home placed first in all events but the 200-yard freestyle relay.  More...

Bugiera leads Boston College over Xavier

Josh Bugiera erupted for 18 points, including six in the decisive fourth quarter, to lead Boston College over Xavier, 31-22, in an Amherst Youth Basketball seventh grade hoops game Jan. 10.  More...