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Six of the 15 sectional champions from last year were underclassmen, with most competing at the lighter weight classes. Last year’s champions from 145 pounds and up all graduated. While there are quite a few opportunities for newcomers, many of last year’s winners have changed weight classes. That includes Lancaster sophomore Ryan Stencel, the top-ranked D-I wrestler…

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A 42-year-old man was charged with second-degree menacing after he threatened another man with a kitchen knife during an argument. Jamestown police responded to the 600 block of Spring Street at about 7:51 p.m. after receiving a report of a person armed with a weapon. Officers were told that an argument had occurred between Ismael Rivera-Pena and another unidentified…

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Not having both headlights on at night landed a Jamestown woman in jail for drunken driving early Saturday morning. Jamestown police stopped Tammy B. Arnold, 35, at North Main Street and East Fifth Street for having a headlamp out. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated and taken to the city jail, where a chemical test recorded her blood-alcohol content highe…

A Jamestown man was arrested by State Police on charges of driving while impaired by drugs, according to State Police. Devin Houghwot, 29, was pulled over Friday on Buffalo Street in Jamestown for a traffic violation, State Police said. After allegedly failing several field sobriety tests, Houghwot was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and placed u…

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A Jamestown teenager was arrested Monday after allegedly threatening his brother with a large knife and damaging his vehicle, according to Jamestown Police. Jamestown Police said the 16-year-old boy fled when officers arrived about 12:40 p.m. to the Franklin Street address, where the incident had allegedly taken place. The teen was located by police a short distance …

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The marble figure stands motionless in a Plexiglass box, the smallest details of her hands and elaborate lace dress etched in stone. The statue went up in Jamestown's Lake View Cemetery more than a century ago, after the death of the young woman it was built to represent. The many wedding day stories about "the lady in the glass case" remain wildly alive: The lady wa…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Eight of the high school football season, the first week of the postseason in Section VI. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/news-football-polls-week-eight/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 38, St. Fran…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/sect…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Clare…

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JAMESTOWN – They're young, they're confident and they're still undefeated. For the second straight week, the Williamsville North Spartans spotted their football opponent a two-touchdown lead. Once again, the deficit didn't shake or stir coach Mike Mammoliti's team. Williamsville North scored a bunch of points after falling behind Jamestown to take the clash between C…

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It's that time of the week as the New York State Sportswriters football poll has been released. While the 4-0 Legends of Lancaster remain in the No. 2 spot behind fellow unbeaten Troy of Section II, the defending state champion, the biggest attention-getter upon glancing at Class AA poll is Canisius inching its way closer to the top five. The Crusaders moved up four …

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A Jamestown man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release following his conviction on charges of distributing child pornography According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Christopher Whitford, 46, on May 1, 2016, used a peer-to-peer file sharing program in which he shared files with an undercover law enforcement officer. On June 23, 2016, …

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For the second week in a row Lancaster is ranked No. 2 in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA football poll. The Legends improved to 3-0 with last Friday's 43-20 win over Orchard Park in a rematch of last year's Section VI final. Defending champion and News No. 1 large school Lancaster has company in the poll as Canisius (2-1) is 10th, up one spot f…

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Bennett Tigers (8-3) Coach: Stevenson McDuffie, sixth season Home field: All High Stadium Program founded: Unknown Outlook: After winning the program's first Section VI championship, the Tigers move up from Class A into the big-boys classification – their fourth different class in as many seasons. While Bennett has made three straight sectional finals, the nucl…

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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…