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Williamsville East wasted little time seizing control of its Section VI Class A-1 baseball final against West Seneca West. The Flames (19-1) are now one win away from advancing to the state tournament for the second time in three years. They face Class A-2 champion Maryvale on Saturday at Niagara Falls High School for the overall Section VI Class A championship. Will…

Bisons and Baseball

The Buffalo Bisons put on their rally caps but their comeback bid against the Syracuse Chiefs fell just a bit short on Thursday, as the Herd closed a seven-game homestand with an 11-8 loss at Coca-Cola Field. Syracuse led 8-0 after 2.5 innings and carried an 11-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth before Bisons hitters started connecting. The Chiefs made Sean Reid-Fol…

By Marge McMillen My mother taught me never to ridicule others less fortunate than I, and I have lived my life practicing this lesson learned.  But really, there is a limit, isn’t there?  I mean, just look at that old woman performing the simple act of getting up out of a chair.  The grunts and groans emanating from her lips will astound you, and I find myself saying un…

Editorials

Three years after a civil rights complaint against Buffalo schools was confirmed by a national expert, enrollment problems at City Honors school have gone from bad to worse – and we mean worse: Buffalo’s unhappy example is now serving as a case study in a new book. City Honors is generally considered to be Buffalo’s top public school, but it’s also a criteria school: It…

By Henry F. Wojtaszek The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to strike down a 1992 federal law that limited gambling, has created a pathway for Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTB) and Batavia Downs Gaming to provide sports betting opportunities to all the dedicated sports fans in Western New York. Our organization is perfectly positioned with existi…

Bills

Coach Sean McDermott and former teammates wished the best for recently released Bills guard Richie Incognito on Thursday as troubling new details of his interaction with police in Florida earlier this week emerged. Incognito had the police called on him at a gym in Florida after allegedly throwing a dumbbell at a man during an altercation. Incognito wasn’t arrested Wedn…

Bills

Quarterback Josh Allen Q: How’s it going? A: It’s going well. Being out there with everyone on the team, firing around and getting back to real football. It’s been awesome. Q: How about [the fact that] everybody’s learning a new offense? What do you think about the challenge of, now that you’re into it, learning the new terminology and all that? A: Yeah, I mean, …

Colleges

Canisius is one win away from playing for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference baseball championship. The Golden Griffins advanced in the winner's bracket of the tournament Thursday by crushing Quinnipiac, 11-3, at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island. Canisius used a six-run ninth to turn a close game into a rout. The Griffs face top-seeded Monmouth at n…

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ATLANTA – New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills, isn’t the only facility at which Pegula Sports & Entertainment is taking a hard look for potential replacement. KeyBank Center, where the Sabres play, is also undergoing a thorough review by PSE officials, Kim Pegula told The Buffalo News this week at the NFL spring meeting. The PSE president and Sabres co-owner…

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Tom Reed Thursday signed onto an effort to push to a vote legislation that would provide a legal solution for Dreamers, young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents. Reed's move -- and that of other members of the Problem-Solvers Caucus -- means a discharge petition on legislation providing a solution for Dreamers appear…