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Frontier's Brandon Badaszewski is going to states again, and once again he'll have plenty of Falcons joining him. That's the way he likes it. The Falcons as a team proved their might in soaring all the way to the top during the grueling day that is the annual Section VI boys bowling tournament. Frontier captured its fourth team championship in six seasons, posting a …

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Veteran actor William Fichtner will be among the honorees during Maryvale High School's annual Athletic Wall of Fame and Distinguish Alumni Award induction banquet at 6 p.m. March 24 at Salvatore's Italian Gardens. Fichtner, who graduated from Maryvale in 1974, and Col. Joseph Martin, Class of 1987, will be presented with distinguished alumni honors. Fichtner has app…

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Pos. Name, School, Year, fast fact OH Troy Gooch, Canisius, 12, Third-year starter and Monsignor Martin Player of the Year earned all-tournament honors five times, recording 569 kills and 62 aces. OH Drew Hesse, Eden, 12, Two-year starter earned all-tournament honors in several events, including the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship…

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The Eden boys volleyball program has recorded its share of memorable victories over the years but earned perhaps its most unforgettable triumph just before Thanksgiving. That's when the Raiders captured the one title – the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association plaque – that had been missing from their trophy case. Eden capped its season to remember …

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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…

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A $24.3 million capital project, including new turf athletic fields and improvements at three schools, was approved Tuesday by voters in the Maryvale School District. A new multipurpose turf field at the stadium, along with turf softball and baseball infields and a fifth tennis court, are among new amenities approved for the district in Cheektowaga. In addition, the …

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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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Maryvale High School is two miles away from Cheektowaga Central. On Saturday, the Flyers were two yards from beating their crosstown rivals for the sectional championship. The Warriors’ defensive line pushed into the backfield and linebacker Taivaughn Roach tackled Maryvale’s Rashad Law on a two-point conversion attempt to cement Cheektowaga’s 28-27 overtime victory in th…

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Who: Cheektowaga Warriors (8-1) vs. Maryvale Flyers (8-1) When: 3:15 p.m. Saturday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cheektowaga is ranked No. 1 in the News’ Small Schools poll and No. 10 in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Maryvale is ranked second and 12th in the state. New Era records: Cheektowaga is 3-2;…

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The top seeds held serve to set up a rematch in the Section VI Class B girls volleyball title game. Defending Class B champion Alden defeated Medina in four sets to win the B-2 final after East Aurora swept ECIC III rival Maryvale to win its second straight Class B-1 title on Wednesday night at Daemen College. East Aurora (15-0), No. 5 small school in the Western New Yor…

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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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One thing is guaranteed to happen this weekend: A town of Cheektowaga school will get to celebrate a championship moment on the New Era Field turf. The stakes will be even higher when Cheektowaga and Maryvale meet in the Section VI Class B final on Saturday afternoon. The last two regular season meetings between the programs have been quite riveting with one decided …

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LACKAWANNA – The name of the stadium is different but the nickname is here to stay. Starting senior linebacker Nick Costanzo provided the latest example of that late in the fourth quarter as he exclaimed to teammates on the sidelines and fans behind the bench the words Maryvale and its faithful have longed to hear for more than a decade. "We're going to The Ralph! We…

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LACKAWANNA -- Rivalry Week and Championship Week will be one and the same at New Era Field. That's because Maryvale punched its ticket to the Section VI Class B football final for the first time in 11 years by upsetting No. 1 seed Lackawanna, 27-8, on a wet, cool Saturday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. Dylan Casey scored twice with his 90-yard kick return touchdown t…

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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…