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When Cheektowaga received the opening kickoff and took a look at what Hornell was doing defensively, right away the team saw a chance to exploit the defensive backfield. The Warriors made Hornell pay early and often in Saturday evening’s Class B Far West Regional. Cheektowaga connected on two long touchdown passes and was set up on its other scoring drives with sizabl…

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Libby Benzer was not going to let a rainy morning and extremely muddy course stand in the way of accomplishing her goal for this season. The St. Mary’s senior wanted to capture what had become an elusive Monsignor Martin cross country individual title in her final All-Catholic championship race after finishing third last year and second in 2015. She did just that, …

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From players to coaches, Lackawanna has been bold in making predictions for this season. The Steelers mission has been to make a state tournament run and ultimately win a title. The Section VI champions are still on track to do so but it took tying Saturday’s Class B Far West Regional with just four minutes left in regulation and then scoring the game-winner with 22 s…

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Three individual race champions from last year's Section VI girls swimming championships returned to the pool at Erie Community College Friday evening in defense of their titles. Only one came away with back-to-back crowns. Fredonia senior Riley Drummond cruised to consecutive sectional titles in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.66, capping a night which also i…

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It took all Clarence could muster to outlast Williamsville North in a pair of one-goal regular season wins. So to create a two-goal cushion after scoring early in the second half of the Section VI Class AA final between the two teams gave the Red Devils some relief. In a battle of Class AA champions of the past two seasons, Clarence scored what would be the game-winner …

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NIAGARA FALLS – Williamsville North took the field for the Class AA baseball championship game less than 24 hours after a draining one-run win over the tournament’s top seed in a contest that took two days to finish due to weather. Right away, Clarence pounced on the opportunity it was presented and never let up. The Red Devils put on a hitting display while crui…

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Derrick Walters has played a role as a second or third pitcher in Fredonia’s rotation throughout much of the 2017 season. On Saturday afternoon, the junior hurler pitched like the ace of the staff in the team’s biggest game of the year to this point. Walters threw a two-hit, complete-game gem, striking out 15 batters and allowing only three baserunners, in shutting …

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They say to be the best, a team must beat the best. Williamsville North has accomplished that on its way to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division I championship game. The Spartans followed up an overtime win over 2016 state runner-up West Genesee by knocking off defending state champion Mamaroneck, 1-0, Saturday in the Division I semifin…

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It was quite the scene on the HarborCenter ice Sunday after St. Joe’s repeated as state Catholic High School Athletic Association boys hockey champion. Following a 5-2 win over St. Anthony’s of South Huntington, Marauders’ players and coaches welcomed friends and family to the playing surface where they celebrated and took photos for nearly 45 minutes after the ga…

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Two teams unfamiliar with playing in a girls basketball sectional final will meet with the Class AA title on the line. Top-seeded Clarence defeated No. 4 Jamestown, 51-37, on Friday night in the second game of a Class AA doubleheader at Sweet Home to advance to the final for the first time since 2004, and second-seeded Frontier may be making its first trip to a sectional …

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Just when Amherst looked to be in control of Wednesday’s Class A-2 semifinal showdown between defending sectional champions at Buffalo State College, Olean exhibited its offensive prowess and started raining down three-pointers. The Huskies’ quick strike offense knocked down five three-pointers in the final two minutes, but Amherst, which led comfortably for most of…