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2018 All-Western New York boys basketball teams Photo gallery: A look at the 20 members of the All-WNY boys basketball teams. Video: First-team All-Western New Yorkers on their seasons and memorable moments. FIRST TEAM Willard Anderson East: 6-2 senior guard PPG: 25.7 Assists: 6.3 Reb: 6.1 Yale Cup I Player of the Year moves up from All-WNY second team…

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Anyone who has followed Greg Dolan's basketball career knows the Williamsville South star loves a challenge. Coach Gabe Michael presented one to him last summer. That's when Michael told his point guard, regarded as perhaps the best offensive facilitator in the area, that in order for the Billies to be really good during the 2017-18 season, Dolan would have to average r…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

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Friday proved to be a proud and emotional moment in the life of Dominick Welch. The former Cheektowaga star and all-time boys basketball scoring leader in Western New York officially announced he will stay in the area as he accepted a Division I scholarship to play ball at St. Bonaventure. Welch, the 2017 Allen Wilson Buffalo News Player of the Year, delivered the ne…

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I just stumbled upon this on Twitter. Not sure if this is from an all-star game or just some random event at Park School. It's cool nonetheless. Six-foot-1 Park point guard Noah Hutchins slams it home, jumping over former teammate Joe Jones and current 6-11 teammate John Orogun. We thank Chad Andrews of Centercourt for this video highlight. https://twitter.com/center…

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Greg Dolan has been on the Division I radar for quite some time. But the Williamsville South star point guard wants to get bigger and stronger before heading to the next level. So he's going to prolong taking that jump a bit by heading to prep school for a year. Dolan announced via Twitter on Friday that he plans to attend Northfield Mount Herman, a prep school about…

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It's rare when a Big 4 basketball player declares for the NBA. It's even rarer when such instances happen twice in a year, let alone on consecutive days. That appears to be the case, as freshman and Buffalo native Takal Molson has become the second Canisius College player to enter his name into this year's NBA Draft. Molson made the announcement via Twitter on Thursd…

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Craig Dana knows he has big shoes to fill. Orchard Park's new football coach welcomes that challenge. Dana was appointed as Quakers pilot during Tuesday night's school board meeting. He succeeds longtime coach Gene Tundo, who stepped down after 24 seasons as varsity coach during the winter. Tundo, who won nearly 200 games, led the program to 14 Section VI champion…

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One team has filled its coaching vacancy while another suddenly is in need of a boys basketball coach. St. Joe's announced Monday that Gabe Michael has been hired as its new boys basketball coach. Michael, who has been coach the past six years at Williamsville South, takes over for longtime coach Mark Simon. Simon retired at the end of the past regular after 18 seaso…

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Elon DeJesus and Joe Reed are friends who haven't been on speaking terms for about a few weeks. That will change Sunday once the two amateur boxers' 123-pound fight for the open New York State Golden Gloves championship has concluded. The two Western New Yorkers are among the finalists vying for state Golden Gloves titles in open, novice and sub-novice division weigh…

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Noah Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup provided the perfect ending to Park School's championship quest and the perfect finish to a postseason full of memorable moments for Western New York's boys and girls basketball teams. There were three state champions: Park (Federation Class A boys), East (NYSPHSAA Class D boys) and Sacred Heart (state Catholic Class A girls). Ther…

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Scholastic football fans in Western New York already knew Canisius would be facing Health Sciences/Maritime Charter Schools to open the 2018 season since Section VI released its master schedule last week. Now the rest of the Crusaders' opponents have been unveiled, as Canisius released its football schedule via Twitter on Friday afternoon. The major highlights of the…

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GLENS FALLS – Noah Hutchins didn't forget to follow his shot. The result of that head's up play produced an unforgettable finish to what will go down as the greatest season in the history of Park School boys basketball. Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup secured another championship moment for the Pioneers. The basket completed a remarkable comeback by Park, which defeated …

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GLENS FALLS – Park used its size to its advantage. It also took charge for good when it seemed like it was losing control. Simply put, the Pioneers refused to be denied. They are now one win away from being the Empire State's overall Class A boys basketball champion. Daniel Scott scored 11 of his game-high 24 points during the third quarter, while Julian Eziukwu adde…

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Who: NYSCHSAA-Park School Pioneers (23-5) vs. NYSPHSAA-XI Amityville Warriors (27-1) What: New York State Federation Tournament of Champions When: Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls (It's the former Glens Falls Civic Center) NYS Sportswriters Rankings: Park is ranked No. 1, while Amityville is third. How they got here: Park defeated Naz…