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…
While there's no shortage of skilled players on the St. Mary's of Lancaster girls volleyball team, even the most talented crews need a difference-maker or two to take them over the top.
The Lancers had three of them in seniors Jillian Vitale and Summer Slade and junior Hannah Mulhern. They all played vital roles in St. Mary's capturing its second straight New York State…
Brawdy’s unbelievable stats
Gowanda boys basketball’s Nate Brawdy put up one of the craziest stat lines you’ll ever see — 43 points, 31 rebounds and eight assists against Roy-Hart. That’s with him primarily playing point guard, too.
”It blew my mind when I got the numbers after the game,” coach Andy Bobseine said. “It was incredible and it was consistent for 32 minu…
April 28, 1926 - Dec. 9, 2017
Joyce R. Schultz, 91, died Saturday in Elderwood of Williamsville, after complications from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Mrs. Schultz, a homemaker, artist and mother of five, was also an avid reader of art and science books.
The former Joyce Johnson was a native of Jamestown and had lived in the Western New York area all of h…
Here is a web breakdown of our entire 2017 All-Western New York football issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday.
This is the 60th all-star team selected by The News.
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tops in his field: Matt Myers made big plays when it mattered most to help West Seneca West win a state championship
Photo gallery of Matt Myers from his sophomore thro…
Brackets indicate first-place votes
*–Indicates tie in voting
Rank School (Class) Record Points LW
1. West Seneca West*  (A) 13-0 94 3
1. Lancaster*  (AA) 12-1 94 1
3. Canisius  8-4 78 2
4. South Park (A) 9-1 71 5
5. Williamsville North (AA) 9-1 61 4
6. Iroquois (A) 6-3 44 6
7. St. Joe’s 7-5 35 9
8. West Seneca East (A) 5-4 28 7
SYRACUSE – The ending to perhaps the greatest season in the long history of Lancaster High School football figured to be a tearjerker win or lose.
That's because there wouldn't be any more practices for this group. No more film sessions. No more game-planning for an opponent.
All of that would have been easier to stomach on a triumphant note, but Section II's Troy di…
SYRACUSE – The Lancaster faithful came out in full force hoping to witness the perfect ending to a historic season by the Legends. Instead, they saw Section II's Troy do just that for the second year in row.
The Flying Horses defeated Lancaster, 41-26, on Sunday afternoon in the New York State Public High Schools Class AA championship game at the Carrier Dome.
After West Seneca West's seniors completed an unbeaten season as eighth-graders at the modified level years ago, the crew received T-shirts with the motto "starts here and ends there."
The "there" in this case was a picture of New Era Field, then known as Ralph Wilson Stadium, to signify the Indians' ultimate goal they strived to achieve before their time together at th…
Call it an event for the generations, because, well, it is as far as Lancaster football is concerned.
When the Legends (12-0) take the field at 3 p.m. Sunday against fellow unbeaten Troy (12-0) at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse for the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class AA championship, there will be fans young and old who make the journey to wi…
ENDICOTT – It was a matter of when not if Lancaster would unleash the full Joe Andreessen on Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday night.
With the Legends trailing for the first time this season nearly 4 minutes into the second half of the biggest game in program history coach Eric Rupp decided it was time to turn to his "Tank" offense.
The Legends' version of the wildca…
Who: Lancaster Legends (11-0) vs. Cicero-North Syracuse (11-0)
When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School.
Television: Spectrum News.
Rankings: Lancaster is ranked No. 1 in the News’ Large School poll and second in the New York State Sportswriters' poll. C-NS is ranked sixth.
At NYSPHSAA semifinals: This is t…
It was close, but we have a winner.
Senior Max Giordano's one-handed catch in Lancaster's Week Four win at Niagara Falls has been voted the best catch of the high school football season.
Thanks for the 5,000-plus votes over the course of the past few weeks. This has been a fun experiment and is something I hope to…
Minutes after Eric Rupp walked off the football field at SUNY Brockport after his Lancaster Legends earned perhaps their biggest win in program history, the second-year coach checked out his phone and noticed the wave of text messages waiting to be read.
Nearly 50 of them were from friends and area football coaches (public and Catholic) offering him and his team congrat…
Who: Lancaster Legends (10-0) vs. Aquinas Little Irish (9-1).
When: 7 p.m. Saturday.
Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport.
Television: Spectrum News.
Rankings: Lancaster is ranked No. 1 in the News’ Large School poll and second in the New York State Sportswriters' poll. Aquinas is ranked seventh in the state.