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With five final words to her husband, she stayed true to her selfless spirit until drawing her last breath. John McFall is convinced his wife, Andrea, knew she was in trouble, that her organs were shutting down and the end was near, when the medical staff whisked her to the operating room. “Tell them I love them,” she said. McFall had been with his wife since they we…

We're #PrepTalkLive from another big day of the winter postseason. Check out info on all of today's matchups in our Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio, for today's top events. We follow ALL the high school action, and in all sports, via our team, the home office via @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high school score…

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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 Sunday 1. Girls hockey - Federation Championship 1-Williamsville and 2-Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore wrap up the girls hockey season Sunday in the Fe…

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By Jason Franchuk Special to The News ALBANY – For as busy as he was, Laith Alsous could hear his mom, Safa, screaming encouragement to him from the front row of seats at the Times Union Center. She was who Alsous ran to quickly after winning Section VI’s only wrestling state championship in three tries. The Lewiston-Porter heavyweight hugged his coaches, then stor…

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By Marshall Haim Special to the News Nichols has had a tendency to make it to a Manhattan Cup finals. The Vikings advanced to the Class B  its fourth consecutive championship game appearance, with a 59-40 win over Cardinal O’Hara at Villa Maria College on Saturday. The Vikings defense, after allowing 20 points in the opening quarter, limited Cardinal O’Hara to just 20 f…

Boys basketball MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS CLASS A Semifinals Saturday at Villa Maria 1-Timon-St. Jude vs. 4-Canisius, 5:30 p.m. 2-St. Francis vs. 3-Park, 7:15 p.m. Canisius 65, Bishop Timon-St. Jude 61 Canisius 16 12 22 15 - 65 Timon 15 11 22 13 - 61 CANISIUS (17-9): Bradley 10, Jamison 12, Johnson 11, MacDonald 11, Moultrie 16, Trapper 2, Zeis 3. T…

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Joe Jamison and Ryan Bradley were not on Canisius during its Manhattan Cup Class A final appearances the past two years, but they are about to learn first-hand what it's like to play in one of the signature championship games in all of Western New York high school sports. So too are members of the St. Francis Red Raiders. Canisius (17-9) and St. Francis (20-5) both s…

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North Tonawanda’s Anton Kunnas has had to get comfortable with a new pole length and step count in his pole vault routine this year. He’s had to get comfortable living in a foreign country, too. Kunnas, a senior exchange student from Finland, has fit right in on the North Tonawanda track and field team, and the thrill of winning remains the same no matter where he li…

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With Olean and Amherst boys and girls basketball teams both reaching the Section VI Class A-2 semifinals, fans of those teams won't have  to make the tough decision as to which team they want to see Tuesday night. That's because the Olean-Amherst boys semifinal will be played at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday as not to conflict with the Olean and Amherst girls playing semifinal ga…

We're #PrepTalkLive from one of the biggest days of the winter season. Check out info on all of today's matchups in our Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio, for today's top events. We follow ALL the high school action, and in all sports, via our team, the home office via @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high school s…

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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. Boys basketball - Monsignor Martin semifinals at Villa Maria Class A - 1-Bishop Timon-St. Jude vs. 4-Canisius, 5:30 p.m. - 2-St. Francis v…

Boys basketballMANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFSCLASS ASemifinalsSaturday, Feb. 25 at Villa Maria1-Timon-St. Jude vs. 4-Canisius, 5:30 p.m.2-St. Francis vs. 3-Park, 7:15 p.m.FinalMarch 1 at Canisius College, 8:05 p.m.CLASS BSemifinalsSaturday, Feb. 25 at Villa Maria1-St. Mary’s/Lanc. vs. 4-Walsh, 2:00 p.m.2-Cardinal O’Hara vs. 3-Nichols, 3:45 p.m.FinalMarch 1 at Canisius College, 6:0…

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Twelve wrestlers from Western New York advanced to the semifinals in the first day of the New York State championships, which are taking place in the Times-Union Center in Albany. Eleven of them were seeded going into the event. The 12th winner pulled off one of the big upsets of the tournament, at least to this point. Mason Hoose of Canisius knocked off the No. 1 seed …

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A big upset almost marked the quarterfinals of Class AA’s boys basketball playoffs in Section VI on Friday. However, Jamestown showed that it’s not how you advanced to the next round, but if you advanced to the next round. The Red Raiders, the top seed in Class AA, needed overtime to fend off No. 8 Clarence, 63-57. The teams were rather even throughout the second hal…

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Dominick Welch's pursuit to break 2,355 is heading to Buffalo State as it will be one of the story lines of boys basketball's annual Championship Week extravaganza. On a night in which Welch faced double and sometimes triple team tactics from Lewiston-Porter (6-14) in his pursuit of the Western New York career points record, his Cheektowaga teammates picked up the slack…