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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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TROY – The ball was in the right hands. The chances were there. The shots just didn’t fall, at least not when the Franklinville girls basketball team needed them to the most. Down, 54-51, with 34 seconds left in overtime of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D championship against Section IV’s Delaware Academy, sophomore sensation Da…

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TROY – As the 11 girls on the Franklinville basketball team huddled around each other to celebrate their win Saturday, senior Allyson Haskell raised her left index finger with a simple message. One more. Visible on that left forearm are the words “be the first.” Inspired by a visit from 1990 Franklinville grad Brian Wachter, every player applied a temporary tattoo at…

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Danielle Haskell does something every game that Franklinville girls basketball coach Allan Dunlap just marvels at. When the sophomore sensation scored 17 of the Panthers’ first 21 points of the Class D Far West Regional at Rush-Henrietta Saturday, Dunlap thought she was well on her way to putting up 50. Haskell “cooled off” in the second half, finishing with a game-h…

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The Franklinville girls basketball team had not had a practice the entire season where it didn’t talk about Panama in some form or fashion, preparing to square off against the perennial power for the Section VI Class D championship. Ever since Allan Dunlap took over as girls coach three years ago, Panama is all Franklinville has known. And for good reason. Panama won th…

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Franklinville's Danielle Haskell may lead Section VI in scoring at 26.5 points per game, but her game is so much more than just throwing up (and often making) three-point bombs from NBA range. The sophomore sensation showed that last week when she took her act on the road three times and helped the Panthers remain undefeated with three wins. Haskell combined for 48 p…