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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. https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/912378980568879105 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…

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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…

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Who: Lancaster Legends (10-0) vs. Aquinas Little Irish (9-1). When: 7 p.m. Saturday. Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport. Tickets: $10. 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. Regional re…

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For a brief moment Thursday, the minds of several Lancaster football players were focused on their college future, not the challenge that awaits them this weekend at SUNY Brockport. They had no choice but to briefly look beyond Saturday because it was a special time in their lives as the moment they've been working toward all their athletic lives was finally here. Th…

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The clash between unbeaten regular-season Class AA Division football champions ended the same way all of Lancaster games have this year: With the Legends earning a convincing victory. The difference with Friday night's win from all of their other triumphs was the trophy presentation that followed their performance. Lancaster's season officially became one to remember…

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By Dave Ricci Special to The News It was a classic Border War battle. When the dust settled it was the top-seeded Red Devils that were champions. Again. Lindsey Leipold had 27 assists as Clarence beat No. 2 Lancaster, three games to one, to claim the Section VI Class AA championship as part of a girls volleyball double header that was played at Daemen College, Thurs…

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Makenzie Castiglione and her Lancaster teammates hoped for a section title at Thursday night’s Section VI gymnastics finals at Clarence High School. With tough competition from Williamsville, Castiglione didn’t count on winning a section title on her own. “The goal ultimately was to win a sectional title as a team and to just to come in here, have fun, do our best…

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Who: Lancaster Legends (9-0) vs. Williamsville North Spartans (9-0). When: 8 p.m. Friday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Television: Spectrum News. Rankings: Lancaster is ranked No. 1 in the News Large Schools Poll and second in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. North is No. 4 in the News poll and ranked 14th in the state. New Era records: Lanca…

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Lancaster enjoyed its surroundings on Tuesday at M&T Bank Suite at New Era Field for a simple reason. The unbeaten, top-ranked Legends (9-0) have been working toward returning to Championship Weekend ever since its last appearance at the home of the Buffalo Bills. Lancaster ended its 17-year Section VI championship drought when it defeated Orchard Park for the Cl…

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Off in a corner of the press box in the M&T Bank Suite at New Era Field, Jeremiah Sanders got one of his mitts on Matt Myers. In this instance, it was a friendly, how are you doing buddy kind of hug between former teammates who hadn't seen each other in a while. Should Sanders have a chance to get his hands on Myers come Saturday night, though, it won't be a love…

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Lancaster remains the state's second-ranked team in the New York State Sportswriters' Class AA poll this week. Lancaster brings an 8-0 record into its Section VI semifinal contest Friday night against Jamestown. Canisius (6-2) stands at No. 15 in Class AA, while unbeaten Williamsville North (8-0) is ranked 16th. Jamestown (5-3) and Niagara Falls (4-4) were among the hon…

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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. F…

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Jacob and Jeremy Calo spend countless hours perfecting their crafts. For Jacob, the starting left tackle on the Lancaster football team, he invests his time in the weight room, film room and on the practice field so that he can do his part on an explosive Legends offense come Fridays and Saturdays. So far so good for the senior, who shifted over from his left guard s…

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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/s…

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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 Cl…