Western New York Top 10 55: Jack Manue (Hutch Tech) 6.58, Antonio Antonov (Depew) 6.65, Eric Johnson (Sweet Home) 6.65, Rodney Barnes (Niagara Falls) 6.67, Tariq Taul (Niagara Falls) 6.70, Tom Wendt (Lockport) 6.72, Seth Connor (Cheektowaga) 6.75, Anthony Williams (Sweet Home) 6.75. Dylan Birzon (Williamsville East) 6.78, Peter Borzillieri (West Seneca West) 6.79. 55…

Sacred Heart has been playing some good basketball lately, and Micaela Ryan is a major reason why. The Sharks’ junior is dangerous from around the basket and away from the basket. The 6-footer hit 53 percent of her shots from three-point range, and made eight of them in a game with Wilson. Ryan also is hitting 87 percent of her free throws. She’ll be playing at a…

2017 Western New York boys hockey playoff schedules (All teams will be reseeded every round) Niagara Cup Semifinals Feb. 20 at HarborCenter 1-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6:30 p.m. 2-Bishop Timon-St. Jude vs. 3-Canisius, 8:30 p.m. Final Feb. 27 at KeyBank Center 1-St. Joe's/4-St. Francis vs. 2-Bishop Timon-St. Jude/3-Canisius, 4 p.m. Section VI large scho…

It can be difficult for a hockey player from Nichols to receive a fair amount of attention. The Vikings play their road games out of Western New York for the most part, and that cuts down on the opportunities for publicity. Still, Matthew Gasuik is enjoying a fine season for Nichols. He’s coming off a week in which he had five goals and three assists in four games for…

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…

Sweet Home Athletic Director Chris DeMarco confirmed that Rich Lowe has been recommended to fill the football coaching vacancy at the school. The move needs to be approved by the school board to become official. The timetable for that is uncertain, although the board is scheduled to meet Tuesday night. "I like his enthusiasm; I like his passion and commitment," DeMar…

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 swimming - Section VI Championships The second and final day of the sectional championships at ECC's Flickinger Center begin with the diving finals at noon. Swimming finals start at 5 p.m. The winne…

Boys basketballMonday’s gamesYale Cup Division IRiverside 56, Burgard 54McKinley 63, East 56Hutch-Tech 92, Emerson 81South Park 63, Middle Early College 60Yale Cup Division IIMST Seneca 79, Buffalo Arts 58I-Prep/Grover 38, City Honors 33Olmsted 83, Lafayette 59Monsignor MartinCanisius 77, Christian Central 48Nichols 71, Cardinal O’Hara 57Park 78, St. Joe’s 53ECIC ILa…

There's no telling how a rivalry game will go since they're usually intense due to players riding the wave of emotions. Cheektowaga did that and more. Emotion, along with the ability to run enabled Cheektowaga to pull away from its town rival, 73-47, before a packed gym at Maryvale. Dominick Welch continued to inch closer to the Western New York scoring record as …

(Through Sunday's games) 1. St. Joe's hockey. The Marauders head into the postseason after a phenomenal week in which they not only extended their unbeaten streak to 19 games (18-0-1) but also won four games in as many days in three different rinks. It started with a triumph Thursday over state No. 3 Williamsville North at Northtown Center in Amherst, continued with the…

We're #PrepTalkLive from today's lineup of high school sports, headlined by a major clash of neighbors in boys basketball and more. 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 Twitt…

By MIKE PETRO Special to The News For a while, Canisius senior Mason Hoose couldn’t catch a break. He missed his entire junior wrestling season after having surgery on both of his shoulders and came into this year without preseason practices because of a concussion he suffered in the final game of the fall football season. Hoose was rusty at first, admittedly l…

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 basketball - Jamestown at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. No. 9 large school Jamestown (12-5, 10-0) and honorable mention large school Lancaster (11-7, 9-1) battle it out for the ECIC I crown in Monday's top game o…