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Charlie Comerford has stepped down as football coach and athletic director at Bishop Timon-St. Jude. Comerford, one of the most accomplished athletes in the history of the school, said the "main factor" in his resignation was Michele Battin being removed as Timon's principal. The school announced the removal of Battin and the resignation of Comerford in a statement o…

Mr. 3000. The movie starring the late Bernie Mac was the first thing that used to pop into Leugim Castillo's head whenever he thought about the Milwaukee Brewers. That changed around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday when the Brewers turned Castillo's dream of being a Major League Baseball draft pick into reality. The Brew Crew selected the Lancaster High School baseball star …

The #PrepTalkCountdown continues. We are unveiling the Prep Talk Players of the Year (more than 35 total honorees) as we count down to the Prep Talk Awards on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Matthew Dukarm Canisius, Senior Twitter: @MattDukarm  #PrepTalkResume: Won the city singles/double championship for adult and junior squash in Western New Yor…

The #PrepTalkCountdown continues. We are unveiling the Prep Talk Players of the Year (more than 35 total honorees) as we count down to the Prep Talk Awards on Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Eileen Wang   Williamsville North, Eighth-grader   Twitter: None   #PrepTalkResume: Won the Section VI singles championship. Eileen also captured the ECIC single…

Leugim Castillo's dream of becoming a Major League Baseball draft pick likely will become a reality at latest by Wednesday. It could happen sooner. If by chance the 6-foot-3, 220-pound Lancaster senior goes unpicked by a big league team, he does have quite the fallback option in a full-ride scholarship to Oklahoma. It's nice to have options. It's nice to be in a s…

Bishop Timon-St. Jude star and All-Western New York first team selection Matt Myers announced via Twitter he will play Division I football in his hometown at the University at Buffalo. Myers, a quarterback/punter/kicker, earned All-WNY first team honors last fall following a junior season in which he earned Monsignor Martin offensive player of the year laurels. In ei…

MOREAU -- The four seniors on the Depew softball team leave behind a legacy of winning, and a standard of excellence for future editions of the Wildcats. They helped coach Dan Seelig's program go from perennial league title contender to bona fide players for the Section VI championship. They also gave Depew a chance at earning the historic crowning moment, but anothe…

MOREAU – One well-placed shot was all it took to help crown a champion. The way Williamsville East has been hitting the ball this softball season that seemed like the perfect scenario for the Flames to turn their title dream into reality. Instead, it was a grounder in a hole that would've been a tough play even if sure-handed shortstop Christy Mack had fielded the …

MOREAU – One run and a no-hitter were all Depew needed to reach the state championship in softball for the first time. Karsen Cotton struck out 10 and kept Section XI champion Babylon in check as the Wildcats advanced to their first New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship game with a 1-0 triumph over the previously unbeaten Panthers. De…

MOREAU – Paige McCormick. It's a name that Panama sports fans know fairly well considering the Division I talent played vital roles in preventing the Panthers from winning state Class D girls basketball championships the past three years. It turns out McCormick's athletic abilities aren't limited to the court. She can do wonders with a bat and softball in her hand.…

MOREAU – The bottom of the order came up huge for Williamsville East as the Flames advanced to their first New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association softball championship game Saturday morning. Abbie Stellrecht drove in three runs while Maddy Miske had two RBIs to lead Williamsville East past Section III champion Jamesville-DeWitt, 7-3, at Moreau Recreat…

Saturday at Moreau Rec Park, Moreau (South Glens Falls) Tickets: $8 Class A Who: Williamsville East Flames (17-3) vs. III-Jamesville-DeWitt Rams (17-4) When: 9 a.m. Rankings: Williamsville East is ranked third in the state sportswriters' poll, while J-D is fourth. Key Flames: SS Christy Mack-10 (.500, 5 HR, 33 RBIs), 2B Rachel Steffan-10 (.488, 2 HR, 28 R…

As freshmen, C.J. Falk and Colin Miller had a goal of capping their St. Joe's baseball careers as champions. They did just that Thursday, and it's fitting both seniors played vital roles in helping the Marauders earn their first championship in four years. St. Joe's is the top team in the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association once again. The Marauders ove…

Sometimes there's a great unknown when scholastic teams reach this point of the season. Williamsville East, Depew and North Collins softball along with the latter's baseball team admit they do not have as detailed scouting reports on their upcoming opponents heading into their respective New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association final fours as they did on …