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2016 champions: Singles: Eileen Wang, Williamsville North; Doubles: Kristen Zablonski and Lauren Karoglan, Orchard Park; All-Catholic singles: Zoey Liu, Buffalo Seminary; All-Catholic doubles: Carly Coppola and Amanda Schmiel, Nardin; Lancaster (ECIC), Sacred Heart (Monsignor Martin A Division), St. Mary's (Monsignor Martin B Division) The area’s best player won’t p…

Brothers from St. Joe's took home gold at the Royal Canadian Henley last weekend in Ontario. Charlie and Jack Pratt, of Grand Island, won gold while competing with St. Catherine's, their summer rowing team out of Ontario. Jack is a rising sophomore at St. Joe's. He raced in the U17 Coxed 4 and the U17 8. The St. Catharine's U17 8 won gold over teams from Argonaut Ro…

Nichols grad Emily Janiga was taken in the Canadian Women's Hockey League Draft on Sunday by the Vanke Rays. The center was taken in the fifth round with the 35th overall pick. Janiga graduated from Nichols in 2012 and played four seasons for women's college hockey powerhouse Mercyhurst. She was named the 2015 College Hockey America Player of the Year after leading t…

Lions, Tigers and Bulldogs with wearing differnt colored jerseys: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' pl…

AdPro Sports already has a robust business making custom-branded merchandise for sports teams and corporations. But its president, Ron Raccuia, believes AdPro can reach greater heights now that Kim and Terry Pegula have bought a majority interest in the company. "It's rocket fuel for us," said Raccuia, noting the Pegulas' "stature in the sports world" and the "expert…

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 team champions: Section VI - Clarence (Class AA), Grand Island (Class A), Newfane (Class B), Maple Grove (Class C). North Collins (Class D). Msgr. Martin: Nardin (Class A), Buffalo Seminary (Class B). Clarence lost in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association semifinal, 2-1, to I-Arlington. Newfane lost in the the NYSPHSAA semifinal to IV-Chenango Fo…

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)…

2016 team champions: Frontier (A), East Aurora (B), Alden (C), Maple Grove (D). Msgr. Martin High School Athletic Association: St. Joe's. 2016 underclassmen individual champions: Section VI Class A -- Grey Conover-10 (Clarence), Section VI Class D -- Michael Peppy-11 (Maple Grove). All-Catholic -- Tom Appenheimer-10 (Cardinal O'Hara). 2016 All-WNY first-team undercl…

2016 team champions: Orchard Park (ECIC and ECIC South Large), East Aurora/Holland (ECIC South Small), Williamsville North (ECIC North Large), Alden (ECIC North Small), Niagara Wheatfield (Niagara Frontier League), Wilson (Niagara-Orleans), St. Joe's (Monsignor Martin). 2016 state tournament participant underclassmen: Kevin Halpern-11 (Williamsville North), Andrew LaCo…

2016 team champions: Orchard Park (Section VI), Sacred Heart (All-Catholic). 2016 underclassmen Section VI champions: 100 free - Allie Stockwell-10 (Jamestown), 100 back - Riley Drummond-11 (Fredonia-Dunkirk-Forestville-Silver Creek), 100 breast - Isabel Sapio-10 (Orchard Park). Sister act: Don't feel too sorry for Orchard Park coach Bret Novilitis. He may have lost …