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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 - Lancaster at West Seneca East, 5 p.m. No. 2 Lancaster (7-0), fresh off a win over another top five large school yesterday, heads to No. 4 West Seneca East (5-2) for a nonleague battle between secti…

Wednesday was a big day for Lancaster teams on the baseball diamond and softball. Both the Lancaster High baseball team and St. Mary's of Lancaster scored big victories on the diamond. The Legends scored four times in the eighth inning at Clarence and handed the Red Devils their first loss in ECIC I play. St. Mary's came back from deficits of four and one run to upse…

The spring portion of area scholastic athletes making college commitments continues. In addition to Williamsville South holding a signing ceremony for field hockey star and Ball State-commit Abby Ferenczy in the school library at 2 p.m. Thursday, Canisius High School will hold its own event for 11 athletes across eight sports at 10 a.m. Thursday. Track athlete Alex B…

Monsignor Martin The league lost quite a bit of talent to graduation last summer. Still, the good teams figure out a way to compete year after year. Canisius - ranked first among large schools last year - along with St. Joe's and St. Francis figure to be contenders, and St. Mary's of Lancaster also has some good talent. On the individual side, it's a fine year for ca…

Dates to remember: Sectional play begins on May 18. The finals will be held on Saturday, May 27. The Far West Regionals will be staged on Saturday, June 4, as various Section V locations. The goal: The State Championships are back in Binghamton and Endicott. The games will be played June 9-11. 2016 Sectional Champions: AA - Lancaster; A/A1 - Williamsville East; A2 - …

Clarence made quite a statement in ECIC I on Monday. It knocked off Williamsville North in a matchup of the two top-rated large-school teams in Western New York. The Red Devils won their first eight games overall. But there will be challengers for those two in a stacked division. Lancaster has the most heralded player in the region in LG Castillo, an outfielder with …

At its heart, baseball is a game of counting. Three strikes and you're out. Touch four bases and you score. Get three outs and you run to the dugout. Play seven or nine innings (depending on the level) and you're done for the day. This year in New York State, an addition has been made to the list. Teams will be counting the number of pitches that each pitcher throws …

Nick Ciraolo of Clarence did a month's worth of work in a week on the baseball diamond. In four games he went 7 for 13 with two walks. Nick had 2 doubles and three homers, scored four runs and drove in eight. On the mound he pitched a complete game against Frontier allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks. But without question, the signature performance of th…

It's one thing to be able to run fast, and another to be able to jump high. But to do both? In the world of track and field, that's quite impressive. Olivia Gervan of Lancaster turned in an impressive performance in the Olean Invitational on Saturday. She won the 100 hurdles, and was part of a winning 4x400 relay team. Gervan also won the high jump, completing a rare tr…

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 Wednesday 1. Softball - Clarence at Lancaster, 4:45 p.m. No. 3 Clarence (5-0, 3-0) heads to No. 2 Lancaster (6-0, 4-0) for a large schools clash between Class AA and ECIC I rivals The Legends had its game against Fro…

St. Joe's (3-3, 3-0 Monsignor Martin Association) took Round One of its lacrosse rivalry with Canisius, defeating the Crusaders, 9-7, at the Stransky Complex in West Seneca. Senior attack Blake Zachau led the Marauders with three goals. while freshman midfield Hunter Parucki had two goals and an assist and senior midfield Jack Lalley had three goals. Canisius (4-3, …

It didn't take too long for the reality of the situation to hit members of Williamsville North's hockey team. It also didn't take long for the Spartans to run into each other, lose their balance and for them to realize the obvious. "This is hard," one North player shouted. The state champions were clearly in over their head last Saturday on the Olympic Rink at North…

Five Williamsville East athletes will sign letters of intent to play their respective sports in college at either the Division I or II levels during a ceremony at the school's cafeteria at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Track star Alanna Krammer will continue her career at University at Buffalo. She currently holds six school records for the Flames. A pair of field hockey players…

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 Tuesday 1. Boys lacrosse - St. Joe's at Canisius, 4:30 p.m. One of the top rivalries in Western New York is renewed when Canisius (4-2, 1-0) and St. Joe's (3-3, 2-0) get together on the lacrosse field. The Maruaders …

Ellicottville football coach Chad Bartoszek has been selected as one of 19 coaches to be a Master Trainer with USA Football’s Heads-Up football program. Bartoszek joins a group of more than 100 individuals - including five women -- who have been selectd to edcuated football programs nationwide since 2013. USA Football’s Heads-Up Football program is a comprehensive wa…