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The Alden community lost an iconic member over the weekend. Former athletic director and football coach Harrison “Harry” Hill passed away Saturday in his South Carolina home about two months short of his 80th birthday. Hill was an Alden lifer, graduating from the high school in the 1950s and returning to coach the Bulldogs football team for 40 years. He retired in th…

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Returning 2017 NYSPHSAA individual champions Three-position kneeling – Kiersten Mucha (Lancaster). 2017 Section VI team champions 30-shot standing – Alden, Three-position – Kenmore. Returning 2017 Section VI individual champions 30-shot standing – Mucha (Lancaster); Three-position aggregate – Sarah Golas (Alden); Three-position standing – Golas (Alden); Thre…

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Alden State Bank has more than 100 years of his history on its ledger. Richard D. Koelbl has been there for more than 40 of them. Koelbl joined the bank as a teller in 1973 and rose to president and CEO in 1991. At the end of this year, Koelbl will hand the reins to chief financial officer Steve Woodard — himself a veteran of the Alden-based bank — under a transition an…

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The sting of losing sectional championship matches last year propelled Portville and East Aurora to title conquests on Monday night. Portville ended Eden’s dynasty with a straight-set victory in the Class C crossover and East Aurora swept Alden for the Class B crown before an estimated crowd of 350 at Daemen College. The two teams return to Daemen on Friday for Far West …

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The top seeds held serve to set up a rematch in the Section VI Class B girls volleyball title game. Defending Class B champion Alden defeated Medina in four sets to win the B-2 final after East Aurora swept ECIC III rival Maryvale to win its second straight Class B-1 title on Wednesday night at Daemen College. East Aurora (15-0), No. 5 small school in the Western New Yor…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Eight of the high school football season, the first week of the postseason in Section VI. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/news-football-polls-week-eight/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 38, St. Fran…

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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/sect…

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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 Clare…

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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, Clarence…

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West Seneca West versus Lackwanna has no impact on division standings or playoff seeding. Each team will have bigger games to prepare for down the road. But Friday night's nonleague meeting between the Indians and Steelers is a big deal for a couple of reasons. -- It's the next game on their schedules. -- It also is a meeting between unbeaten teams with champio…

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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 the en…

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It's one of the biggest scholastic football games on the Western New York calendar every year, so Canisius and St. Joe's meeting during the regular season on a Friday night in a televised game from New Era Field – why not? It's not the first time the rivals, who usually slug it out on Saturday afternoons before over-flow crowds of more than 6,000, have met under the lig…

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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 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…

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Medina's Jalin Cooper, who will take his size, speed and athleticism to Toledo of the Mid-American Conference after graduation, is just one of the many must-see talents in Western New York this coming season. Not all of them are seniors. Here are some of the other prime-time players looking to lead their respective teams to success while giving fans a reason to cheer, a…