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Head coach Mary Borden has Akron in the state semifinals for the first time since taking over the program in 2003. Awaiting the Tigers at Maine-Endwell High School in the Binghamton area on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. is Section IV’s Whitney Point, which has won the last three Class C state championships. Winner advances to Sunday’s final at 9:30 a.m. Both teams are co…

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By Tom Dinki Special to the News Far West Regionals Saturday produced mixed results for Section VI field hockey teams, as Akron easily punched its ticket to the state semifinals but Williamsville North and Amherst both lost nail-biters in heartbreaking fashion. Akron (14-1) avenged a 2015 regionals loss to East Rochester with a 7-0 rout of the Section V foe in the C…

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Portville will take another swing at trying to end Eden’s run of dominance. The two teams will meet in the Section VI Class C girls volleyball championship rematch on Monday night at Daemen College following their respective sectional title defenses on Thursday night at Brocton. Portville (18-3) swept Cassadaga Valley in the C-2 final after Eden (18-1) won its 19th str…

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WILLIAMSVILLE – The Section VI field hockey championships on Wednesday in Williamsville had a little bit of everything. Revenge was found in Class C, a new champion was crowned in Class B, while a title was defended in Class A. In Class C action, the top-seeded Akron Tigers (13-1), who graduated 10 seniors from last season, got their revenge and stunned powerhouse and…

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By Dave Ricci Sprcial to The News You have to hand it to the Niagara-Orleans League. They play some pretty good soccer in the small league. And they proved it on Saturday afternoon, with all four teams in the Section VI Class B-1 and B-2 girls soccer championships at Williamsville North representing the N-O. In the B-1 game, No. 2 Newfane topped No. 8 Albion, 1-0…

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Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. Saturday. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 3-5 (1-3 in MAC), Akron 4-4 (3-1). Last time out: The Bulls lost for a third straight time Saturday against Miami (Ohio), 24-14. True freshman QB Kyle Vantrease started for the first time in his career due to a Drew Anderson injury the week prior. He threw for 202 yard…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/s…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Cl…

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The Akron field hockey team may have only had one game last week, but Abby Stone made it count. With the help of her teammates, the senior scored five goals and had an assist in a 7-1 win against Wilson, one of the tougher teams in the Niagara-Orleans League. For her noteworthy performance in a sport that's not so easy to score in, Stone was an easy choice for the Pr…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/news-football-polls-week-five/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14 Class AA Bennett 14, Cla…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Four of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/09/24/buffalo-news-football-polls-sept-25/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 55, St. Joe’s 16 Click the link below to watch t…

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Nathan "Nate" Forrestel doesn't box. In fact, the only glove the 17-year-old Akron senior carries, he wears occasionally on his left hand. But make no mistake about it. The sixth-year Tigers' golfer with cerebral palsy is a fighter. He always has been, from the moment he came into the world, from the nearly 20 minutes prior to his birth when oxygen deprivation threat…

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Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is D'Jae Perry of St. Mary's of Lancaster. The running back/linebacker had a big day during the Lancers' 27-7 triumph over reigning Section V Class C champion Bishop Kearney. He rushed 10 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns and on defense made eight tackles. In order to be considered for the honor, candidates must be amon…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Kaiyer Fields of McKinley. The junior running back rumbled for 313 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Macks to a 25-7 victory at Orchard Park in the first meeting ever between the programs. In order to be considered for the weekly honor, candidates must be among the nominees for the Connolly Cup. Other Week One Con…