Niagara-Wheatfield’s Nate Maloney won his third straight Section VI boys bowling title Thursday at AMF Airport Lanes while West Seneca West earned its first team title in more than 50 years. Maloney needed big numbers in his final game to vault into first place during his sophomore and junior seasons, winning the title by 59 pins in 2015 and just 14 pins last year. Bu…

Three-sport star Jalin Cooper of Medina has received a Division I football scholarship offer from Boston College, the junior announced via Twitter. https://twitter.com/jalin_cooper/status/832287442828935169 That is Cooper's third Division I football offer as the 6-foot-5, 170-pounder with blazing speed also has received offers from University at Buffalo and Toledo. …

Cheektowaga's Dominick Welch is among the seven finalists for the state's Mr. Basketball honor, which is award to the top senior by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. Welch entered Thursday night's game against Depew 100 points shy of breaking the Western New York all-time scholastic points record of 2,355 set by Ritchie Campbell nearly 27 years ago. Wel…

We're #PrepTalkLive from today's lineup of high school sports. Check out info on that matchup and others 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 scorebo…

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 Thursday 1. Boys basketball - East at South Park, 4:30 p.m. The Yale Cup I race all comes down to this: If No. 10 large school South Park (14-4, 12-1) wins, it's the outright champ. If No. 3 small school East wins (1…

Kenmore West clinched a tie with Lockport and North Tonawanda for the Niagara Frontier League championship Wednesday night with a 74-44 victory over visiting Niagara-Wheatfield. "I checked the record books all the way back to the ‘50s and there never has been a three-way tie for the league championship," said Kenmore West coach Mike Meetze. "It’s probably because of …

Boys basketballWednesday’s gamesYale Cup Division IHutch-Tech 72, Riverside 66Monsignor MartinSt. Joe’s 74, Cardinal O’Hara 53Christian Central 62, Niagara Catholic 57ECIC IClarence 64, Orchard Park 61Lancaster 68, Frontier 35Jamestown 77, Williamsville North 59ECIC IIWilliamsville East 51, Iroquois 47Williamsville South 86, Sweet Home 39ECIC IIICheektowaga 71, Lake …

There was more than the usual amount of joy when the Niagara Wheatfield girls bowling team claimed the Section VI overall team championship on Wednesday. That's because few thought it could happen. Even coach Rich Maloney used the phrase "very surprised" to describe the outcome. "I thought we could have been a dark horse coming in, but it's not expected - trust me," Mal…

We're #PrepTalkLive from today's lineup of high school sports. Check out info on that matchup and others 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 scorebo…

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 Wednesday 1. Girls bowling - Section VI Championships Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga is the site of this year's Section VI girls bowling tournament. Bowling starts at 9 a.m. and is expected to finish up around 4:30 p.m. F…

Boys basketballTuesday’s gamesMonsignor MartinBishop Timon-St. Jude 60, St. Francis 55St. Mary’s/Lanc. 77, Walsh 53Yale Cup Division IIMST Seneca 78, City Honors 34ECIC IIAmherst 54, Hamburg 48ECIC IVSpringville 70, JFK 58Niagara-OrleansMedina 80, Barker 42Newfane 73, Akron 36Wilson 54, Albion 52Charter CupTapestry 87, Global Concepts 60NonleagueV-Aquinas 54, Canisius…

It’s been tough to be ranked No. 1 in The News’ boys basketball large school poll. Top-ranked St. Francis was the latest to fall, as the Red Raiders lost to Bishop Timon/St. Jude, 60-55. Master Radford blocked a three-point attempt by St. Francis in the final seconds to preserve the win, as the Tigers remained unbeaten at home this season. Davion Warren had a big ga…

Hamburg finished the Section VI swimming and diving championships the same way it started the final day of the meet. Triumphantly. In between the 200-yard medley and 400-freestyle relay events, Bulldogs swimmers set personal-best marks, a section record and, of course, did even more winning. Hamburg captured six out of 12 championship heats Tuesday at Erie Communi…