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Anyone who has followed Greg Dolan's basketball career knows the Williamsville South star loves a challenge. Coach Gabe Michael presented one to him last summer. That's when Michael told his point guard, regarded as perhaps the best offensive facilitator in the area, that in order for the Billies to be really good during the 2017-18 season, Dolan would have to average r…

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2018 Angel Parker, Cardinal O'Hara 2017 Anndea Zeigler, Cardinal O'Hara http://buffalonews.com/2017/04/15/player-year-honor-named-girls-basketball-pioneer-pares/ 2016 Erica Martinsen, Williamsville East 2015 Chrisanna Green, Jamestown 2014 Jontay Walton, Cardinal O’Hara 2013 Cassie Oursler, Grand Island 2012 Katie Healy, Lancaster …

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When Angel Parker decides where she wants to play college basketball after graduating next year, she’ll be the fifth girl from Cardinal O’Hara in the last six years to sign with a Division I program. That’s a list that includes current senior Kiara Johnson, who’s headed to Eastern Michigan in the fall, University at Buffalo sophomore Summer Hemphill, Canisius College fr…

BaseballFriday’s gamesCornell Cup IOlmsted 10, McKinley 3O (2-0): Max Schmarder WP, 5 IP, 8 Ks, 2 hits, R, RBI; Max Budniewski 2 IP, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 hits, 2B, 2 RBIs, RSouth Park at Burgard, ppd.Hutch-Tech at City Honors, ppd.Monsignor MartinCanisius 19, Cardinal O’Hara 0St. Francis at Bishop Timon-St. Jude, ppd.Nichols at St. Mary’s/Lanc., ppd.ECIC IClarence 10, Jamestown 1C…

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The members of the 2018 All-Western New York basketball teams, featuring first-team photographs taken by James P. McCoy at Statler City in the historic Statler building downtown. The annual All-Western New York issue is published Saturday.

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Boys basketball career scoring leaders in Western New York, according to information reported to The Buffalo News and gathered from various sources. 1. Dominick Welch, Cheektowaga 2,376 2017 2. Ritchie Campbell, DeSales/Burgard 2,355 1990 3. Ryan Whelpley, Archbishop Walsh 2,347 2012 4. Damien Foster, Traditional 2,324 1996 5. Jason Rowe, Traditional 2,286 1996 6. …

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Girls basketball career scoring leaders in Western New York, according to information reported to The Buffalo News and gathered from various sources. 1. Mckenna Maycock, Randolph 2,947 2015 2. Crystle Marion, St. Mary’s/Deaf 2,527 2012 3. Sam Kopp, Franklinville 2,420 2009 4. Marah Maycock, Randolph 2,326 2012 5. Joelle Connelly, Pioneer 2,300 2008 6. Olivia Schmid…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Cardinal O’Hara [10] 21-7 100 1 2. Williamsville South (A-1) 19-6 89 2 3. Sacred Heart 20-9 75 3 4. Orchard Park (AA) 22-2 71 4 5. Amherst (A-2) 17-7 63 5 6. Iroquois (A-2) 19-4 31 8 7. East Aurora (A-2) 18-4 28 6 8. Lake Shore …

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Friday proved to be a proud and emotional moment in the life of Dominick Welch. The former Cheektowaga star and all-time boys basketball scoring leader in Western New York officially announced he will stay in the area as he accepted a Division I scholarship to play ball at St. Bonaventure. Welch, the 2017 Allen Wilson Buffalo News Player of the Year, delivered the ne…

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Andrew Krzesinski cannot make it to a dinner Saturday honoring Bob Scott for his impending retirement, a dinner so big the organizers had to move it from the gymnasium at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute to the downtown Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Yet Krzesinski, 42, already said what he needed to say to Scott. He caught up with him at an event a few months ago …

HIGH SCHOOLSBaseballToday’s gamesCornell Cup ISouth Park at Burgard, 4:30 p.m.Olmsted at McKinley, 4:30 p.m.Hutch-Tech at City Honors, ppd.Cornell Cup IIda Vinci at Emerson, 4:30 p.m.I-Prep/Grover at Mid. Early Coll., 4:30 p.m.Monsignor MartinSt. Francis at Bishop Timon, 4:30 p.m.Cardinal O’Hara at Canisius, 4:30 p.m.Nichols at St. Mary’s/Lanc., 4:30 p.m.ECIC ILancaster at…

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The All-Western New York boys basketball team was an exclusive of the Buffalo Courier-Express from 1959-1975. The Buffalo News published its first team in 1975-1976. The competing papers chose separate teams until the Courier folded in 1982 (differing picks are noted). Here are the all-time selections to the first team. (*-Indicates Player of the Year, which began in…

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Here are the all-time selections to The Buffalo News' All-Western New York girls basketball first team. (*-Indicates Player of the Year, which began in 1993) 1977-1978: Valerie Mosley (Grover Cleveland), Mary Achramovitch (Kenmore East), Sharon Gross (Lancaster), Martha Brodzik (Sacred Heart), Kim Weinreber (West Seneca West). 1978-1979: Yvette Angel (Sacred Heart…

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The 10 players named to the All-Western New York basketball first team sat down with The Buffalo News to discuss who they're thankful for and their most memorable moments of their high school careers. You can view photos and capsules of the complete first team here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ3Kte--eMI http://buffalonews.com/2018/04/21/all-wny-girls-basketb…