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Area collegesBASEBALLUB 5, Sam Houston State 3UB (5-13): Alec Tuohy WP, 8 IP, 8 Ks; Kyle Brennan 2-5Crown 8-8, D’Youville 3-4SOFTBALLYoungstown St. 5-1, St. Bonaventure 0-0D’Youville 6, Grinnell 1Wisconsin-Oshkosh 8, D’Youville 0Medaille 16-9, Wells 1-6WOMEN’S TENNISCharleston Southern 6, UB 1WOMEN’S LACROSSEVermont 17, St. Bonaventure 10SB (2-6): LeighAnn Stauff…

Niagara County Community College’s dream of a national junior college championship in men’s basketball came to an end on Thursday afternoon. The Thunderwolves dropped a 105-78 decision to South Suburban (Ill.) in the quarterfinal round of the tournament. The game was played in Danville, Ill. Niagara CCC fell to 25-6. South Suburban improved to 23-11, but all 11 loss…

You know the promotional spots that universities run on TV during NCAA games? Penn State should get sophomore hockey player Andrew Sturtz to do one. Ask the guy a question and you get a testimonial about the school. You can almost hear music playing in the background. "You can try to explain it," Sturtz said by phone on Wednesday, "but until you actually experience it, …

Canisius goaltender Charles Williams was named one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award on Thursday. The award is given annually to the most outstanding goalie in NCAA men's hockey. The 10 semifinalists, five finalists and winner are selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media. The fourth annual award will be presented at the Men’s Froz…

Area collegesBASEBALLPrincipia 2-13, D’Youville 1-1SOFTBALLMount St. Mary’s 5-0, UB 3-13Chicago 10, Buffalo State 1 (5)Luther 4, Buffalo State 0Elmhurst 11, D’Youville 2Clarkson 7, D’Youville 0MEN’S LACROSSEHoughton 17, Medaille 5M (0-1): Tyler Fales 4gWOMEN’S LACROSSEBinghamton 11, Niagara 10N (3-4): Rachel MacCheyne 4g-aMedaille 21, D’Youville 4M (3-0): Kel…

Nine teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference were invited to the NCAA Tournament, reasonable considering its place on college basketball's landscape. The ACC was the top-rated conference based on RPI, which uses a formula calculating record, strength of schedule and other factors. Numbers don't lie, but statistics often fail to tell the whole truth in tournament play. …

St. Bonaventure University on Wednesday announced the addition of a men's lacrosse program, which will begin play in the 2018-19 season. The team does not yet have a coach or a conference to play in – the Atlantic 10 currently sponsors only women's lacrosse – but athletic director Tim Kenney said in a release that the school will be active in seeking both. The Bon…

Area collegesBASEBALLNiagara at St. Bonaventure, ppd. to Apr. 5.Geneva 11-9, Medaille 6-17SOFTBALLGeorge Washington 6-7, UB 1-3Wisconsin-Whitewater 8, Buffalo State 2BSC: Laura Crooks (Niagara-Wheatfield) 2-4, RBI; Allie Block (Starpoint) 2-3; Julia Blujus (Sacred Heart) 2 runsBuffalo State 6, Wesleyan 3BSC (3-7): Allie Block (Starpoint) WP, 4 IP in relief, 1 hit, 7 Ks; 2-…

Canisius men’s lacrosse hosted nationally-ranked Albany in its home debut at the Demske Sports Complex on Tuesday. The upset bid did not go as planned for the Golden Griffins. Bishop Timon-St. Jude graduate Connor Fields led the No. 8/9 Great Danes to a dominant 20-11 win by scoring four goals and adding three assists. “When you play a top-10 team, if you make…

The Niagara Community College men's basketball team upset seventh-seeded Macomb Community College, 78-67, on Tuesday at Danville Area Community College in Illinois to advance to the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Championships. Seven players scored seven or more points for the Thunderwolves. Freshman LaTerrance Reed, a Ca…

Buffalo State men's basketball senior Lovell Smith earned All-East Region third team honors from D3Hoops.com. The McKinley High School product was named first team All-SUNYAC at guard after leading the Bengals in scoring at 19.9 points per game. Smith finished his career ranked eighth in school history with 1,303 points.

Former Canisius goaltender Charles Williams signed a standard player contract with the Manchester Monarchs, the East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced Tuesday. Williams, 25, is a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the best player in college hockey, and a semifinalist for the Mike Richter Award, given to the best goaltend…

A few months ago, somebody suggested tracking down people who had direct and indirect connections to the Duke-Kentucky epic in the 1992 NCAA Tournament East Region final. The greatest game in history ended with Christian Laettner taking a long pass from Grant Hill and hitting the winning shot at the buzzer. It was a natural story for Buffalo. Laettner grew up in Ango…

area colleges BASEBALLUTRGV 4, UB 2UB (4-13): Kyle Brennan 1B (has 15 game hitting streak)D’Youville 17, Principia 5D (1-3): Travis Macrides HR,4RBIs; Justin Brackna 3B, 3RBIs; Josh Hammer 3BSOFTBALLKalamazoo 7, D’Youville 5D’Youville 4. Thomas 1D (1-4): Lauren Gawlak 2BHannah Turek 3RBIsFor informationUB: www.ubbulls.comCanisius: www.gogriffs.comNiagara: www.purplee…

The game had all the atmosphere of the public library. Check that. Rochester's public library probably had more atmosphere than Blue Cross Arena did on Friday when Canisius and Robert Morris played in the semifinals of the Atlantic Hockey tournament. The official attendance was 200 and I'm guessing that included members of both bands. The other semifinal between Army We…