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2016 champions: Section VI: Clarence (Class AA), Grand Island (overall Class A), Iroquois (Class A-2), I-Prep (Overall Class B), Lackawanna (Class B-2), Allegany-Limestone (Class C), Pine Valley (Class D). Monsignor Martin Association: Canisius (large schools), St. Mary’s/Lancaster (small schools). IAC: Christian Central. Grand Island lost, 2-1, in the state final, whil…

2016 champions: Williamsville North took the Section VI team title with a 109.87, over four points higher than the score that won it the title in 2015. Lancaster came in second with a 105.40 and Frontier third with a 103.65. North sophomore Zoe Kyriakopoulos repeated as all-around champion with a 37.97. She finished first on the floor (9.57), vault (9.62), and bars (9.47)…

All Big 4 women's soccer teams kicked off their 2017 seasons on Friday, but only one of them took home a win in the opener. Canisius was the lone team with a victory Friday night, topping Youngstown State, 1-0, in overtime. Madeline Beaulieu scored the winner in the 103rd minute with an assist from Emily Czechowski. The goal came off a corner kick, which Beaulieu headed…

The Buffalo Beauts added five players in the 2017 National Women's Hockey League Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn. Here's a look at the Beauts' selections, with their information courtesy of the NWHL. First Round, 2nd overall: Kennedy Marchment Marchment is a 5-foot-8 forward from Ontario. She scored 20 goals and assisted on 36 for St. Lawrence last season. In her…

Mike Roberts has been named the new University at Buffalo head softball coach, UB Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Thursday. The fourth head coach in team history, Roberts comes from the University of Washington, where he served as the Huskies' pitching coach for the last two seasons. UW went 50-14 last season with Roberts' help, advancing to the College Sof…

The first call to Ian Seau’s cellphone on the morning of May 2, 2012, came from a reporter. The 19-year-old didn’t answer. The second, in quick succession, came from his sister, Shannalei. This time he picked up. She told him their Uncle Junior had been shot. Ian sat in his buddy’s house in San Diego. He hung up the phone, rushed out the door and went to meet his …

After winning the last three of a four-game series at Toledo behind a combined 21 runs, the Buffalo Bisons returned home and dropped the opener against Indianapolis, 8-3. The Indians scored runs in innings 2-5 for enough of a cushion, including a pair of home runs from third baseman Gift Ngoepe, only his fourth and fifth long balls of the season. The Bisons mustered thr…

With 10 home games left on their 2017 slate, the Buffalo Bisons announced Tuesday afternoon their 2018 schedule. Buffalo opens next season an hour east at Rochester, before debuting at Coca-Cola Field for a 31st season on April 12 against Indianapolis. No game times have been announced. "It's never easy to say good bye to baseball and all those fun summer nights at t…

Jeremiah Sanders bolted from South Park to Bishop Timon-St. Jude less than a week before last season's opener, causing Sparks' head coach Tim Delaney to accuse then-Timon head coach Charlie Comerford of unethical recruiting. “They recruited him, it doesn’t matter what anybody says,” Delaney told The News then. “They recruited him actively because if they didn’…

Canisius High School expects nothing less than a state championship after last season, entering this one as the only defending state champion in Western New York. The Crusaders re-stocked their offense with a trio of playmakers in wide receiver and Rutgers commit Paul Woods, quarterback Jayce Johnson and running back Kenyatta Huston. All three factored heavily in last s…

Matt Myers always thought it would be cool to play for his first high school again, but he never envisioned it happening. The University at Buffalo quarterback commit played junior varsity at West Seneca West his freshman year before transferring to Bishop Timon-St. Jude. There, he starred for the last two seasons, earning Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Associati…

PITTSFORD — One practice in and he's already hurt. It's probably not anything catastrophic, but new Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews suffered a chest injury in his first practice with the team. He completed practice - it wasn't clear when he suffered the injury - but wasn't made available to media afterward because the chest was being evaluated. This most recent…

The pair of trades the Buffalo Bills pulled off Friday in a span of 20 minutes sent shockwaves through the NFL. Sean McDermott coached his No. 1 receiver in one meaningless game. Same with one of his starting cornerbacks. Sammy Watkins is now in Los Angeles and Ronald Darby in Philadelphia. On top of draft picks in return, Buffalo picked up Eagles' receiver Jordan Matth…

After winning five in a row against the division's two best teams, the Buffalo Bisons have taken a step back this week upon hitting the road. Bobby Meacham's team salvaged the series' third game at Indianapolis on Wednesday, but the Bisons (51-67) reverted to the loss column on Thursday night in Toledo. The Mud Hens (56-61) scored runs in the fourth, fifth, sixth and ei…