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Hockey has been Holly Schmelzer’s go-to ever since she was 6 years old. Ice hockey. Roller hockey. Street hockey. Knee hockey. You name it, she played it growing up. It helps that the Schmelzers are a hockey family through and through. Dad, Roger, played growing up as a kid. Older brother Ryan is the senior captain at Division I Canisius College this season. …

Sports

2016 champions: Williamsville North (Class A), Iroquois (Class B), Barker (Class C). 2016 All-WNY first-team underclassmen: Abigail Stone-11 (Akron), Holly Stiller-11 (Iroquois), Kayla Blas-11 (Sacred Heart). Williamsville North goes for three-peat: Behind freshman Emma Roland, the Spartans made a deep run into the 2016 postseason before losing to Baldwinsville in t…

Bills

Barker’s seven-year reign on top of Western New York field hockey is over. No. 1 seeded Akron handed No. 2 Barker a 3-1 loss in the Class C field hockey title game Thursday at Amherst High School, ending a championship streak that had spanned since the dawn of the iPhone. Akron's Heather Cummings opened the scoring in the first minute of the second half, finishing a ni…