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After finally getting over the semifinal hump in the Class A-2 sectional playoffs No. 2 Maryvale continued to roll on Thursday in Orchard Park as a six-run fifth inning helped push the Flyers by No. 4 Lewiston-Porter for a 10-8 championship win. Maryvale (14-8), who fell in the semis the past two years, was led by Simon Krywcun (2-for-4, triple, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored) a…

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A three-run deficit early on against a Fredonia team that hadn’t lost to a Western New York opponent all season would seem like a difficult hill to climb for most baseball squads. Not the way Olean hits the ball. The Huskies, who have averaged more than 11 runs a game this season, responded to a three-run second inning from Fredonia by putting up four in the third an…

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Hastings nets tennis crown Call it a natural progression if you will. Greg Hastings did himself one better this season at the Section VI boys tennis championship at Lancaster as the North Tonawanda Lumberjack captured the single title Thursday. Hastings defeated Jonah Murphy of Sweet Home, 6-0, 6-4, in the final to take the top prize a year after losing in the fin…

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Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Friday 1. Track & field - League championships There are a pair of track and field league championships on today's schedule. Both events wrap up on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. ECIC Championships, 3 p.m. at Wil…

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The start to the B-2 softball final was a near disaster for the Eden Raiders. Starting pitcher Marissa Calloway, who struggled with Williamsville North's turf field, faced only two Roy-Hart batters before getting pulled due to multiple illegal pitches. A double from Rams' utility player Mallory Steiner made it 3-0 after one, and Roy-Hart built that lead up to 5-0 by the…

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Iroquois softball slayed the dragon of Class A-2 on the biggest stage. Chiefs pitcher Brooke Plonka held Lew-Port to two hits, backing Iroquois in a 5-0 victory against the previously undefeated Lancers in the A-2 final at Williamsville North. "There's been many people who kept on asking me, 'Why aren't you guys in the rankings?'" Iroquois head coach Aaron Vanderlip …

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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…

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Two weeks ago, at the 51st Loucks Invitational meet in White Plains, Ian Russ of East Aurora High School finished seventh in a spirited 3,200-kilometer race. When the grueling competition was finished, several of Russ' weary young rivals came up and thanked him for setting a swift pace. All six of the boys who crossed ahead of him broke the coveted nine-minute mark and …

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We're #PrepTalkLive from Thursday's spring sports lineup. Check out today's top games and events in Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio. We follow ALL the high school action, in all sports, though our Buffalo News team, @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high school scoreboard page has today's entire lineup, and it wil…

BaseballWednesday’s gamesMonsignor MartinSt. Francis 16, Niagara Catholic 1SF (12-5, 10-4): Hitch Edwards 3 hitsSt. Francis 7, Timon-St. Jude 3SF (12-5, 10-4): Cole O’Connor 2 hits, 3 RBIs; Andrew Michalski 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIsSt. Mary’s/Lanc. 5, Canisius 3SML: Frank Propis 6.2 IP, 4 hits allowed, 4 Ks; Trent Rumley gw 2-run single in top of seventhSECTION VI CHAMPIONSHI…

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Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Thursday 1. Softball - Section VI Class A and B finals The first sectional champions of the spring will be crowned in softball today. All four finals are being played at Williamsville North. Class A-1: 1-Williamsvil…

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When Kellen Pulera woke up Wednesday morning, he felt good and believed the rest of his day would be great. It was, and he made sure his St. Joe's boys' lacrosse teammates experienced the same euphoric feeling before the end of their day. Pulera scored six goals, include four of the game's final five goals, as the Marauders defeated Nichols, 9-4, in the Monsignor Mar…

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Casey Kelly of St. Joe's suffered a minor injury during the postgame celebration following the Marauders' 9-4 victory over Nichols in Wednesday night's Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association final. According to coach Peter Hudecki, Kelly sustained a cut on top of his head. It is believed as teammates were jumping up and down with the plaque that he got dinged…

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For the second straight, Melanie Green is the Section VI girls golf champion. The sophomore from Medina shot a round of 74 at the Gowanda Country Club to earn the individual title and a spot in the state tournament in Bethpage scheduled for June 2-3. “I was very confident from the start of the season,” Green said. “I got a new putter and that’s been treating me well.…