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The talents and effort of more than 90 students, from actors to the orchestra and backstage, will bring the musical "Les Miserables" to the Kenmore West stage at 7:30 p.m. on March 8-10. Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door. The award-winning musical, which first premiered in London in 1985, is based on Victor Hugo's novel. Set in 19th century France, the story fo…

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2016-17 underclassmen Section VI champions 200 individual medley – Michael Maurer (Hamburg), 100 butterfly – Michael Clough (Williamsville East), 500 freestyle – Liam O’Connell (Hamburg), 100 backstroke – Maurer (Hamburg). 2016-17 Section VI team champions Class A – Orchard Park, Class B – East Aurora, Class C – Panama. Key dates Section VI Class Championshi…

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It's good to be No. 1. Just ask Kenmore West's Christina Wende. The senior track and field athlete is often on top of the leaderboard when all is said and done. That was certainly the case at last Saturday's Houghton Invitational. Wende came in first place in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.63 seconds, and leapt distances of 18 feet, 2 inches in the long jump a…

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Nia Stevens and Taylor Hunter have been part of some historic moments for Tapestry's track and field team. But there is something the two haven't helped the young program achieve since being part of school's first state championship relay back during the 2015 outdoor New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association meet in Albany. Tapestry hasn't won a Section VI…

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Defending state Division I champion Williamsville North obviously knows what it feels like to be truly No. 1. That's why being ranked first in the state in January means little to the Spartans and longtime coach Bob Rosen, who has guided the program to five state championships since its inception in 1990. There are still plenty of games on the docket, including those ev…

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Feeling cooped up by the cold weather? The Town of Tonawanda's Winterfest 2018 could be the answer Jan. 11-15. Included in the Winterfest are a senior center dance on Jan. 11 and a wine tasting on Jan. 12, both from 7 to 10 p.m. at the town senior center, 291 Ensminger Road. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the center or by calling 874-3266. On Jan. 13, events…

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Troy Caruana, a 2009 graduate of Kenmore West and alumnus of Buffalo State College, is finishing his second year in the Peace Corps, volunteering in the Republic of Benin in West Africa. He has spent two years in his adopted community, teaching English in an overcrowded classroom and helping build schools in the remote village of Ouèssè, where classroom space may be und…

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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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Don't look at the record, but it's officially a good season for Kenmore West. That's what happens when a struggling outfit wins its rivalry game. Ken West rallied and held on for a 21-18 victory over Kenmore East at Crosby Field on Saturday afternoon in the two Ken-Ton Schools' annual grudge match before more than 3,000 fans. Junior Joseph Stewart's 24-yard touchd…

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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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Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is D'Jae Perry of St. Mary's of Lancaster. The running back/linebacker had a big day during the Lancers' 27-7 triumph over reigning Section V Class C champion Bishop Kearney. He rushed 10 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns and on defense made eight tackles. In order to be considered for the honor, candidates must be amon…

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Lancaster versus Orchard Park is almost always a must-see game  – even more so when it's a rematch of a Section VI Class AA final. The combatants and the incentives for winning, however, aren't the only reasons fans should flock to Foyle/Kling Field on Friday night. There's more than an outcome at stake. Lancaster officials plan to donate $1 from each ticket purchase…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Kaiyer Fields of McKinley. The junior running back rumbled for 313 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Macks to a 25-7 victory at Orchard Park in the first meeting ever between the programs. In order to be considered for the weekly honor, candidates must be among the nominees for the Connolly Cup. Other Week One Con…

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It’s been a while since Niagara Wheatfield won a home opener and a season-opening football game. The Falcons killed two birds with one stone Saturday as they won a high-scoring thriller against Lockport, 43-42, in Class AA. Host Niagara Wheatfield, which has won the Funke Consolation Bowl the past two seasons, rushed for all of its offensive yards – more than 400. Ja…