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Noah Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup provided the perfect ending to Park School's championship quest and the perfect finish to a postseason full of memorable moments for Western New York's boys and girls basketball teams. There were three state champions: Park (Federation Class A boys), East (NYSPHSAA Class D boys) and Sacred Heart (state Catholic Class A girls). Ther…

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The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association has opted to change things up for the coming season following the review of the 2017 season. The biggest news is that instead of one six-team division, the league will now be split into two divisions featuring three teams each. The A Division consists of Canisius, St. Francis and St. Joe's. The B Division features Bi…

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The Canisius swimming quartet of Dan Bowen, Jake Ruffolo, Mac Granto and Christian Balkin set a school and Monsignor Martin record in the 200-freestyle preliminaries on the first day of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Championships at the Nassau Aquatic Center. They finished in third with a time of 1:29.44. The same group also finished in thi…

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Postseason championships have been hard to come by for Park School ever since it went all the way and captured the New York State Federation crown in Class B back in 2015. Perhaps it's fitting, then, that the only holdover from that Pioneers team played a major role in the program's latest championship moment. Behind the MVP performance of senior Brandon Smith, Park …

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Boys Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Canisius [9] 23-2 90 1 2. Park 20-5 81 2 3. Williamsville South (A-1) 18-3 70 3 4. Niagara Falls (AA) 17-4 59 4 5. West Seneca West (A-1) 21-0 57 6 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 39 5 7. Williamsville North (AA) 14-7 30 NR 8…

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MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s play-in games at Villa Maria Class A 5-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Christian Central vs. 4-Nichols, 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Friday, Feb. 23 at Koessler Center 5-SJ/4-SF winner vs. 1-Canisius, 6 p.m. 3-Timon-St. Jude vs. 2-Park, 7:45 p.m. Class B Semifinals Saturday, Feb. 24 at Koess…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Boys Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Canisius [10] 22-2 100 1 2. Park 19-5 90 2 3. Williamsville South (A-1) 17-3 77 3 4. Niagara Falls (AA) 16-4 64 4 5. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-5 61 5 6. West Seneca West (A-1) 20-0 58 6 7. Lockport (AA) 16-4 37 7 8. St. Fran…

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Ed Maynard has been around the Western New York swimming scene long enough to recognize when he has a special collection of talent. The 2017-18 Canisius Crusaders don’t just stand out in his mind. They’re right at the very top. “We have 15 seniors on this team and a good compliment of juniors, sophomores and freshmen that are pretty impressive as well,” Maynard said.…

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St. Joe’s secured its fourth straight Monsignor Martin wrestling championship at the 52nd All-Catholic tournament Sunday. The host Marauders won six of the 10 finals it placed wrestlers in to help accumulate 234 points. St. Francis was the runner-up with 197, followed by Canisius with 156, St. Mary’s of Lancaster with 73 and Gow with 16. Winning their respective weig…

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Canisius and Nardin are heading back from the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships in Philadelphia this weekend with national titles. The sixth-seeded Crusaders upset No. 2 Radnor (Pa.) in Sunday’s tightly-contested final, 4-3, to capture the Division VI crown. Canisius won the Division IV title in 2016. “It came down to our No. 1 player Allen Tompkin…

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Jayce Johnson became the fourth senior member of the Canisius football team to commit to a Division I program when the quarterback announced on Twitter Sunday morning that he's heading to Wagner College on Staten Island. The All-Western New York third team selection threw for 1,764 yards and 18 touchdowns and added a team-high 713 yards and 15 TDs on the ground during h…

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Look at the standings and folks immediately ask, what's wrong with St. Joe's?  The longtime Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation power has more losses this year (five) than in the previous two seasons combined (three). The one word answer: Injuries. The Marauders have played one entire game with their full roster, as they've had eight players miss at least one …

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There are still plenty of boys basketball games to be played this season, but one thing is apparently certain. Last year's "no nights off" moniker still is a fitting description of life in the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association. With that in mind, it shouldn't be surprising that Park took down No. 1 Canisius. In the clash between the top two-ranked Buf…

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Without further ado, here's the first Power 10 for the scholastic winter season. (Through Friday night's games) 1. Williamsville North hockey. Defending state champions have spent much of the winter ranked first in the state Division I poll. Spartans (13-0-2) remained unbeaten by defeating reigning state Catholic champion St. Joe's on Friday night. The teams also bat…

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Out of the five teams in the Monsignor Martin Association, No. 4 St. Francis and No. 6 St. Joe’s are both ranked highly among large schools. The Marauders are looking to extend their All-Catholic title streak to four years. They return three All-Catholic champions in sophomore Ben Parish and seniors Samuel Baker and Ty Slaugenhoupt. Parish placed third at states in 2017…