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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (10-1) vs. Chenango Forks Blue Devils (11-0) When: 3 p.m. Saturday Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News Small Schools poll and No. 3 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Chenango Forks is ranked second in the stat…

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Minutes after Eric Rupp walked off the football field at SUNY Brockport after his Lancaster Legends earned perhaps their biggest win in program history, the second-year coach checked out his phone and noticed the wave of text messages waiting to be read. Nearly 50 of them were from friends and area football coaches (public and Catholic) offering him and his team congrat…

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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (9-1) vs. Hornell Red Raiders (10-0) When: 4 p.m. Saturday Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News Small Schools poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Hornell is ranked fourth in the state. Regional r…

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Maryvale High School is two miles away from Cheektowaga Central. On Saturday, the Flyers were two yards from beating their crosstown rivals for the sectional championship. The Warriors’ defensive line pushed into the backfield and linebacker Taivaughn Roach tackled Maryvale’s Rashad Law on a two-point conversion attempt to cement Cheektowaga’s 28-27 overtime victory…

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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (8-1) vs. Maryvale Flyers (8-1) When: 3:15 p.m. Saturday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News’ Small Schools poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Maryvale is ranked second and 12th in the state. New Era records: Cheektowaga is 3-…

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Off in a corner of the press box in the M&T Bank Suite at New Era Field, Jeremiah Sanders got one of his mitts on Matt Myers. In this instance, it was a friendly, how are you doing buddy kind of hug between former teammates who hadn't seen each other in a while. Should Sanders have a chance to get his hands on Myers come Saturday night, though, it won't be a love…

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LACKAWANNA – The name of the stadium is different but the nickname is here to stay. Starting senior linebacker Nick Costanzo provided the latest example of that late in the fourth quarter as he exclaimed to teammates on the sidelines and fans behind the bench the words Maryvale and its faithful have longed to hear for more than a decade. "We're going to The Ralph! …

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Lancaster remains the state's second-ranked team in the New York State Sportswriters' Class AA poll this week. Lancaster brings an 8-0 record into its Section VI semifinal contest Friday night against Jamestown. Canisius (6-2) stands at No. 15 in Class AA, while unbeaten Williamsville North (8-0) is ranked 16th. Jamestown (5-3) and Niagara Falls (4-4) were among the hon…

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The routines of summer will last a little longer this year for people who leave their vehicles on the streets of Cheektowaga after dark. The winter overnight parking ban, scheduled to go into effect next Wednesday, will be postponed until Nov. 15. Town Supervisor Diane Benczkowski advised residents to pay attention to forecasts in case snow shows up during those two we…

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Add another one to the list. Cheektowaga grad Dominick Welch, the 2016-17 Buffalo News Allen Wilson Player of the Year in boys basketball, announced on Sunday that he picked up his seventh scholarship offer from Cleveland State of the Horizon League. It's his first while attending the SPIRE Institute Men's Basketball Academy in Geneva, Ohio. The 6-foot-6 wing already…

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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. F…

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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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The trend continued and Cheektowaga couldn't be happier. The Warriors and Maryvale combined for another entertaining game during their annual rivalry-week meeting and when it was all said and done, Cheektowaga once again earned bragging rights. KeShone Beal rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 28-21 triumph as the News' No. 2 small school took down th…

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It pays to be safe and smart, as the Cheektowaga football program discovered on Wednesday. The Warriors were among the 10 recipients of a $10,000 equipment grant as part of Riddell's Smarter Football Program. The competition was open to programs as far northwest as Alaska and south as Florida. More than 700 teams from various levels applied for the grant. Three high …

Town of Cheektowaga tax bills would rise less than 2 percent in 2018 under a tentative budget submitted Monday by Supervisor Diane M. Benczkowski to the town clerk. A home assessed at $100,000 would see a $29.83 hike, to $2,632.70, a 1.86 percent increase. Taxes last year went down 1.64 percent. The proposed $91,178,333 plan raises the overall tax levy by 2.91 percent. …