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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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Dominick Welch of Cheektowaga, the all-time leading scorer in Western New York basketball history, has confirmed that he will spend next year at the SPIRE Institute Men's Basketball Academy in Geneva, Ohio. The former Warriors had said earlier in the summer that he planned to go to the Midwest school. Several reports on Monday morning indicated that Welch was set to go …

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The All-New York State basketball teams for 2016-17 have been announced, and some of Western New York's top players received high marks. In Class A, Dom Welch of Cheektowaga was a first-team selection. Welch was named the Allen Wilson Player of the Year as Western New York's best boys performer. He broke the career scoring record for Section VI, averaging more than 30 p…

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Humble Beast. That’s the name of a soon-to-be-released album by rapper G Herbo. It’s also the moniker adopted by Cheektowaga senior Dominick Welch – the 2016-17 Allen Wilson Buffalo News Boys Basketball Player of the Year. It’s the perfect nickname for the 6-foot-6 athletic phenomenon. Welch, a two-time All-Western New York first-team selection, doesn’t …

Ritchie Campbell might be the greatest prep basketball player in Western New York history. I'm aware Christian Laettner, Cliff Robinson and Paul Harris also are from here, but Campbell held the WNY scoring record for 27 years. His 2,355 points for DeSales and Burgard were finally surpassed this winter by Dominick Welch, whose career at Cheektowaga began when he was in e…

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Cheektowaga senior Dominick Welch broke Western New York's boys basketball career scoring record Tuesday night. Here's what he had to say after the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8oO_1F3NNg&feature=youtu.be Stay with [BN] Prep Talk for more on high school basketball playoffs. http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/01/welch-sets-career-scoring-record-south-park-en…

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Dominick Welch got the record he has been pursuing. He didn't get the Section VI boys basketball championship he and his Cheektowaga teammates had hoped to earn during this season of milestones in Western New York scholastic sports. Western New York has a new all-time career boys scoring leader. It's Welch with 2,376 points. The senior eclipsed one of the area's m…

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Western New York has a new all-time boys basketball career points leader. His name is Dominick Welch. The Cheektowaga senior eclipsed one of the area's most hallowed records as he broke the record of 2,355 set by 1990 Buffalo News Player of the Year Ritchie Campbell with a layup with 6 minutes, 12 seconds left in the third quarter. He scored a game-high 45 during …

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The last three Buffalo Public Schools still alive in the Section VI basketball championships will be in action Tuesday. Yale Cup champion South Park will face Cheektowaga in the third game of a tripleheader at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. It’s a Class A-2 semifinal but, aside from the outcome, there will be a lot of interest in the exploits of Cheektowaga star Domini…

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With Olean and Amherst boys and girls basketball teams both reaching the Section VI Class A-2 semifinals, fans of those teams won't have  to make the tough decision as to which team they want to see Tuesday night. That's because the Olean-Amherst boys semifinal will be played at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday as not to conflict with the Olean and Amherst girls playing semifinal g…

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Dominick Welch's pursuit to break 2,355 is heading to Buffalo State as it will be one of the story lines of boys basketball's annual Championship Week extravaganza. On a night in which Welch faced double and sometimes triple team tactics from Lewiston-Porter (6-14) in his pursuit of the Western New York career points record, his Cheektowaga teammates picked up the slack…

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Quarterfinal Friday could turn into the third historic moment of the scholastic sports season. In case you missed it, Cheektowaga senior Dominick Welch is on the verge of breaking one of Western New York's most hallowed records -- the career points mark of 2,355 currently held by 1990 Buffalo News Player of the Year Ritchie Campbell. The Cheektowaga basketball Twitte…

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Cheektowaga's Dominick Welch is among the seven finalists for the state's Mr. Basketball honor, which is award to the top senior by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. Welch entered Thursday night's game against Depew 100 points shy of breaking the Western New York all-time scholastic points record of 2,355 set by Ritchie Campbell nearly 27 years ago. Wel…

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The ideal exit strategy for Dominick Welch during Monday night's Cheektowaga triumph would have been for the returning All-Western New York first team forward to take a seat following a thunderous transition dunk. It didn't happen due to the hustle efforts of a defender, who snuck in from behind to knock the ball away from Welch as he was about to leap to the basket. …