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ROCHESTER -- Zach Brosnick has a tough job for the Eden boys volleyball team. But he serves the role well. As the Raiders’ serving specialist, his playing time lasts as long as he is precise on the service line. Brosnick made sure he saw a lot of the court during Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II Far West Regionals at Webste…

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The Eden Raiders boys volleyball team added some more hardware to an already large trophy case on Thursday as they took a 24-26, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 win over Sweet Home in the Section VI Division II crossover match on Wednesday at Lackawanna High School. Eden’s win earned the Raiders their 31st Division II title and the third in the last four seasons. Leading the way …

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Robert Pierce was rooting for a Sweet Home victory on Tuesday night. He doesn’t want to see them win again, however. “I’m thrilled for them,” Pierce, the Eden coach, said of Sweet Home and coach Rich Cicero, his former club volleyball and Penn State University teammate. “He’s one of my best friends, a great guy. He’s really worked hard and those kids are res…

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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 Wes…

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Portville will take another swing at trying to end Eden’s run of dominance. The two teams will meet in the Section VI Class C girls volleyball championship rematch on Monday night at Daemen College following their respective sectional title defenses on Thursday night at Brocton. Portville (18-3) swept Cassadaga Valley in the C-2 final after Eden (18-1) won its 19th str…

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Stephen Pierce will be in an unfamiliar position during Eden girls volleyball games this season — cheering from the stands. For the first time in nearly three decades, it won’t be Pierce running one of the top programs in New York State. The longtime coach retired after a 28-year run that included 995 career wins and 14 state championships, both NYSPHSAA records. …

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2016 postseason champions: Canisius (Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association), Clarence (Section VI Division I), Eden (Section VI overall Division II), Hamburg (Section VI Division II-A). 2016 All-Western New York underclassmen: First team – Collin Rigley-11 (Eden). Second team – Drew Hesse-11 (Eden), Brandon Dunz-10 (Frontier), Jesse Donorovich-11 (Lockpo…

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Lions, Tigers and a few Bulldogs: Oh, my Scrimmage Saturday is around the corner for Western New York's scholastic football teams. The scrimmage extravagana begins at several sites at 9 a.m., as it's a chance for teams to hit players not on their own squad for the first time since practices began Aug. 14 throughout the state. Teams' playbooks will be scaled down, but…

Stacey Smith, a former volleyball standout at Eden High School who went on to play collegiately at the University of Georgia and Syracuse, was named women’s volleyball coach at Hilbert College Thursday. Smith, 25, had been serving as the Hawks’ top assistant since 2015. “Stacey has shown a passion for coaching the sport over the last few seasons,” said John C…

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Jan. 9, 1933 – July 29, 2017 When Anthony J. St. George graduated from Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1960, he was one of only two men in his class. “He wanted a different, male-oriented career,” his daughter Carolyn says. “He thought he was going to hate nursing, but he loved nursing. He said it was the most rewarding part of his career.” …

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A tough break may have foiled Depew's quest for the perfect ending to its softball season. It doesn't change the fact that the Wildcats completed another historic postseason run because they had the perfect difference-maker leading the charge in Karsen Cotton. Cotton, who tossed a no-hitter against unbeaten Babylon in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Asso…

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Pos. Name, School, Year, fast fact SS Molly Breier, Eden, 12, Defensive and offensive standout fueled Raiders' run to B-2 final, finishing with .974 fielding percentage, .729 slugging percentage. P/INF Abby Borkowski, Kenmore West, 11, Niagara Frontier League Player of the Year had 25 RBIs, 22 runs scored and posted 2.71 ERA. P Karsen Cotton, Depew, 12, Posted 0.9…

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The resumes of past Prep Talk Female Athletes of the Year have been impressive. This year's honoree might just have them all beat. On top of being named the Prep Talk Player of the Year for girls volleyball for the second straight year, Eden's Sam Burgio also took home the overall Prep Talk Female Athlete of the Year at Wednesday's Prep Talk Awards. http://buffalo…

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Eight straight state titles. Fourteen state titles overall. A New York State-record 995 overall wins. Longtime Eden girls volleyball coach Stephen Pierce, who's retiring after 28 years on the job, was a no-brainer to be the 2017 inductee into the Prep Talk Hall of Fame. Pierce joins some exclusive company with past inductees Dick Gallagher, the late Sister Maria Pa…

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Eden residents can look forward to another dining choice next spring when a former Buffalo Sabre opens a hamburger and hot dog stand. Rob Ray and his business partner, Mark Mohr, plan to put the second location of Rayzor’s Dawg House at 8178 N. Main St. on the former Stop and Gas property. Mohr, an Eden native and Eden High School graduate, wanted to bring another dining…