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Boys basketballFinal Regular Season StandingsMsgr. Martin A League AllCanisius 12-1 22-2Park 11-2 19-5Bishop Timon/St. Jude 10-3 19-5St. Francis 6-7 12-12St. Joe’s 2-11 8-16Msgr. Martin BCardinal O’Hara 10-5 13-10St. Mary’s/Lancaster 10-5 16-8Niagara Catholic 7-7 15-8Nichols 4-11 10-14Christrian Central 2-8 9-13Walsh 0-14 0-22Yale Cup IMiddle Early College 12-2 15-5East 11…

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We're #PrepTalkLive from Tuesday's winter sports lineup, which includes the Section VI boys hockey Division I semifinals and more than 30 playoff basketball games. 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 t…

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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 Tuesday 1. Boys hockey - Section VI Division I semifinals at HarborCenter Winners advance to next Monday's championship game at KeyBank Center at 4 p.m. 1-Williamsville North vs. 4-Lancaster, 6 p.m. 2-Niagara Whe…

Boys basketballSECTION VI TOURNAMENT(Game times at 7 p.m. unless noted)Class AAWednesday’s prequarterfinal9-Niagara-Wheatfield at 8-FrontierFriday’s quarterfinals9-Frontier/8-N-W winner at 1-Niagara Falls5-Clarence at 4-Jamestown7-Orchard Park at 2-Lockport6-Lancaster at 3-Williamsville NorthClass A-1Wednesday’s prequarterfinals9-Grand Island at 8-Hutch-Tech12-W. Seneca Ea…

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The team that's supposed to be done playing hockey by now has at least one more game left, and it's a mighty important one against a St. Joe's program that almost always seems to be playing in the big game. St. Mary's, the lowest-seeded team in the Niagara Cup playoffs, will get to play for a championship in its return season to the Western New York Varsity Hockey Feder…

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We're #PrepTalkLive from Monday's winter sports lineup, which features a boys hockey doubleheader at HarborCenter. 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 sch…

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Win or go home. That's what it all comes down to for the 90 girls basketball teams in Section VI and the Monsignor Martin Association set to embark on paths that can lead to championship glory. A Section VI team hasn't won a state title since 2015, when Williamsville South captured the NYSPHSAA Class A crown. Can the Billies recapture that magic this season? They sho…

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MONSIGNOR MARTIN PLAYOFFS Wednesday’s quarterfinals at Villa Maria Class A 5-Nichols vs. 4-St. Mary’s/Lan., 4:30 p.m. 6-Mount Mercy vs. 3-Mt. St. Mary, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Nia. Catholic vs. 4-Buff. Sem., 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Sunday, Feb. 25 at Villa Maria Nich/SML winner vs. 1-Card. O’Hara, 2 p.m. MM/MSM winner vs. 2-Sacred Heart, 3:30…

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MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s play-in games at Villa Maria Class A 5-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Christian Central vs. 4-Nichols, 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Friday, Feb. 23 at Koessler Center 5-SJ/4-SF winner vs. 1-Canisius, 6 p.m. 3-Timon-St. Jude vs. 2-Park, 7:45 p.m. Class B Semifinals Saturday, Feb. 24 at Koess…

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The Alden community lost an iconic member over the weekend. Former athletic director and football coach Harrison “Harry” Hill passed away Saturday in his South Carolina home about two months short of his 80th birthday. Hill was an Alden lifer, graduating from the high school in the 1950s and returning to coach the Bulldogs football team for 40 years. He retired in th…

Boys basketball SECTION VI TOURNAMENT (Game times at 7 p.m. unless noted) Class AA Wednesday’s prequarterfinal 9-Niagara-Wheatfield at 8-Frontier Friday’s quarterfinals 9-Frontier/8-N-W winner at 1-Niagara Falls 5-Clarence at 4-Jamestown 7-Orchard Park at 2-Lockport 6-Lancaster at 3-Williamsville North Semifinals Thursday, March 1 at Buf…

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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 Monday 1. Boys hockey - Niagara Cup semifinals at HarborCenter A Monsignor Martin doubleheader will determine which two teams advance to the championship game next Monday at KeyBank Center at 8:30 p.m. 1-Canisius vs…

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“Energy” was the word coach Mike Torrillo said would best describe how the Williamsville East boys hockey team upset No. 2 Grand Island in the Section VI small school quarterfinals Sunday at Northtown Center. After splitting close decisions with the Vikings during the regular season – a 2-1 win and a 4-1 loss that included two empty-net goals – the ninth-seeded Flames w…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Boys Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Canisius [10] 22-2 100 1 2. Park 19-5 90 2 3. Williamsville South (A-1) 17-3 77 3 4. Niagara Falls (AA) 16-4 64 4 5. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-5 61 5 6. West Seneca West (A-1) 20-0 58 6 7. Lockport (AA) 16-4 37 7 8. St. Fran…

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Late last summer, at the start of a new school year, UB swimming and diving coach Andy Bashor had a nagging sense of unease. After all, his team had literally been cut in half when the university eliminated the men's team the previous spring. "I didn't know what the heck was going to happen," Bashor said early this week. "What would be the dynamics? It was a really diff…