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It was close, but we have a winner. Senior Max Giordano's one-handed catch in Lancaster's Week Four win at Niagara Falls has been voted the best catch of the high school football season. https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/912378980568879105 Thanks for the 5,000-plus votes over the course of the past few weeks. This has been a fun experiment and is something I hope to…

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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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It's that time of the week as the New York State Sportswriters football poll has been released. While the 4-0 Legends of Lancaster remain in the No. 2 spot behind fellow unbeaten Troy of Section II, the defending state champion, the biggest attention-getter upon glancing at Class AA poll is Canisius inching its way closer to the top five. The Crusaders moved up four …

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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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Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points         LW 1. Lancaster [6]           (AA)    3-0      96       1 2. Canisius [4]  2-1      93       1 3. West Seneca West(A)       3-0      74       3 4. Starpoint (A)           3-0      66       6 5. South Park (A)     …

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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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Albion Purple Eagles (3-5) Coach: Adam Krenning, first season Home field: Spierdowis Field Program founded: 1898 Outlook: Krenning, a 1993 Albion grad who played for legendary coach Dick Diminuco, is tasked with leading the Purple Eagles to their first playoff appearance since 2011. Third-year senior Demetrius Gardiner is a bruising running back at 5-foot-11, 2…

An Albion mother was charged with drunken driving after her northbound vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole at 301 Hamilton St. at 9:15 p.m. Saturday in the village, Albion police said. Courtney L. Robertson, 39, also had her 6-year-old child in the car and charges were increased to felony aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra's Law. Police…

An Albion man was arrested Wednesday on charges of allegedly possessing child pornography, according to acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. Christopher Ridder, 45, faces a maximum 20 years in prison and $250,000 fine, if convicted. Ridder on Wednesday made an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer. The investigation began after two Medina…