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The Used 6 p.m. in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets range from $29.50 in advance here, then $33 day of show. Alt-emo mainstays the Used will be joined by Akron, Ohio, up-and-comers Red Sun Rising and the Fever 333 - a new project fronted by former LetLive leader Jason Aalon Butler. The headliner's latest record, fall 2017's "The Canyon," peaked at No. 50…

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The Section VI Class C and D boys basketball finals have become a victim of Mother Nature. The games originally slated to be played Friday night at Jamestown Community College will now be played Saturday at JCC following the girls Section VI championship doubleheader. The decision to reschedule the boys games was made around 11:15 p.m. Thursday night, according to La…

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Lancaster throwers Jon and Natalia Surdej are in very different frames of mind when it comes time to compete. Jon, a junior, doesn’t stress much. He called the Section VI track and field championships “just a warmup meet getting ready for the state meet next week. If I do good, I do good. If I don’t, I don’t.” His best shot put landed at 58 feet, 2 inches. It wasn’t …

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Myrtle Pickering's three children always understood that their mother, in early childhood, endured a traumatic family separation. They knew that Myrtle – called "Micki" by her friends – was placed in Buffalo's old German Catholic Orphan Asylum, in the late 1930s. They knew she was finally reunited with her mother when she was 13, and that she became a fine enough studen…

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East Aurora now has a running program for all seasons. The Blue Devils are positively giddy about their merger with Holland but not because it provides an avenue to help their strong runners become even better for outdoor track season and cross country in the fall. Holland/East Aurora Track is about providing opportunities that did not previously exist for East Auror…

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East Aurora/Holland golfer Jake Roach's approach heading into tournaments is usually pretty simple. He's in it to win it. The usually sound strategy is being tweaked this week, but not because Roach is trying to shake out of a slump. He just doesn't want to miss a thing while teeing it up with some of the best golfers on the planet. Roach is the latest First Tee o…

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Coaching changes Paul Burgio may be a first-time head coach, but he's no stranger to Clarence football. He's logged 24 seasons as an assistant with the program, including the Red Devils' Section VI Class AA championship year back in 2010 under then-head coach Tom Goddard. When Goddard stepped down, the district stayed in house – hiring another member of Goddard's …

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2016 team champions: Orchard Park (ECIC and ECIC South Large), East Aurora/Holland (ECIC South Small), Williamsville North (ECIC North Large), Alden (ECIC North Small), Niagara Wheatfield (Niagara Frontier League), Wilson (Niagara-Orleans), St. Joe's (Monsignor Martin). 2016 state tournament participant underclassmen: Kevin Halpern-11 (Williamsville North), Andrew LaCon…