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By Dave Ricci Special to The News There’s nothing like taking a road trip with friends. Especially when a state championship is in reach. It was a clean sweep for Orchard Park as Madigan Humiston, and her Lady Quaker teammates Lauren Karoglan and Zoe Watson captured the titles at the Section VI girls tennis championships that were held at the Miller Tennis Center …

Boys soccer teams from the D’Youville Cup will have a shot at sectional titles next week after picking up semifinal wins Saturday. Defending Class B champ I-Prep/Grover overcame an early two-goal deficit to pick up a 4-3 win against Newfane in the B-1 semis. Abdullahi Hussein scored twice for the Presidents to break 2-2 and 3-3 ties. The first came in the 38th minute,…

Large schools 1. Lancaster: Beat Hutch-Tech, 35-0. Next: Friday vs. Jamestown, 7:30 p.m. 2. Canisius: Beat St. Francis, 38-9. Next: Saturday vs. Cathedral Prep, 1 p.m. 3. West Seneca West: Beat Sweet Home, 59-24. Next: Friday vs. Iroquois, 7 p.m. 4. Williamsville North: Beat Bennett, 35-6. Next: Friday vs. Niagara Falls, 7 p.m. 5. South Park: Beat Williamsvi…

Glen Graham was on the sidelines as an assistant when former Cleveland Hill head coach Dennis Mason secured his 100th win at the school. The roles were reversed on Saturday. In a 60-10 Eagles win over Allegany-Limestone in the Section VI Class C quarterfinals, Graham earned the 100th victory in his 14th year as head coach with Mason alongside as an assistant on the s…

LACKAWANNA – The Lackawanna Steelers know firsthand how dangerous a No. 8 seed can be in the playoffs. The Steelers were in that spot last year and put it all together as the plucky underdog when they took out top-seeded Medina in last year's Section VI Tournament. Given that several key members of that team helped the current edition earn a No. 1 seed for this sea…

LACKAWANNA – In a clash between two of the top defensive teams in Class B, Lackawanna's combination of speed and strength proved to be too much for Pioneer as the top-seeded Steelers overwhelmed their foe, 32-0, in a Section VI Class B quarterfinal game Saturday. Senior quarterback Noble Smith scored on three relatively short touchdown runs, while senior running back …

We're #PrepTalkLive from Week Eight of the high school football season, boys soccer postseason and the Section VI Championships in girls tennis. 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 #PrepT…

* Pioneer Panthers (5-2) at Lackawanna Steelers (6-1), 1 p.m. at Veterans Stadium.  The Section VI tournament continues Saturday, including this quarterfinal featuring the top-seeded team in Class B -- the Steelers. Points might be hard to come by as Lackawanna yielded the fewest points (70) in Class B, while Pioneer gave up the third fewest (94). The Steelers have …

We know there's no homeroom today. But we're up and ready to go. 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 Saturday 1. Football - Week Eight Saturday There are five local games on today's schedule, three of which come in the Section VI playoffs: Class B:…

Football Friday’s games Nonleague O’Hara at Steubenville (Ohio), no report SECTION VI PLAYOFF SCHEDULE All games 7 p.m. unless noted CLASS AA Friday’s games 1-Lancaster 35, 8-Hutch-Tech 0 2-Wmsv. North 35, 7-Bennett 6 6-Niagara Falls 22, 3-Orchard Park 17 4-Clarence 53, 5-Jamestown 52 (2OT) Lancaster 35, Hutch-Tech 0 Hutch-Tech …

Jamestown coach Tom Langworthy didn’t have to go for two in the second overtime. His Red Raiders scored on a 9-yard pass the previous play and trailed Clarence, 52-51. He just couldn’t turn down a chance to win from the 2-yard line, even in a high-pressure playoff situation. “That’s just one of my philosophies,” Langworthy said. “You have to have the courage…

PENDLETON -- Much like his running style on the field, C.J. Perillo didn't hold anything back when he was asked how he felt following his team's playoff game at Tudor Stadium. "I'm exhausted," the Iroquois senior said, "absolutely done. I need about six months recovery." Perillo won't have that much time, as he'll have only six days. He has only himself to blame f…

Kasey Hollins scored on a penalty kick in the fourth overtime to give Orchard Park a 2-1 win over Frontier in the Class AA girls soccer quarterfinals. Clarence dominated Niagara Falls, 9-0, to move on and face the Quakers in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, Erin Weir and Samantha Maghrak each scored twice in Niagara Wheatfield’s 4-1 win over Lockport.…

PENDLETON – Iroquois didn't just have a workhorse lining up in its backfield Friday. It had what coach Rob Pitzonka called his version of "Secretariat" to gallop through holes. Yet, C.J. Perillo didn't just leave tacklers in the dust. He dragged a few and bowled over some in delivering another post 200-yard rushing effort. That helped carry the third-seeded Chiefs pas…