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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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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 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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It's one of the biggest scholastic football games on the Western New York calendar every year, so Canisius and St. Joe's meeting during the regular season on a Friday night in a televised game from New Era Field – why not? It's not the first time the rivals, who usually slug it out on Saturday afternoons before over-flow crowds of more than 6,000, have met under the lig…

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The Medina girls soccer team may have gone 1-2 last week, but Destiny Satkowski scored nine of the team's 11 goals to keep the Mustangs within striking distance. On Sept. 12, Satkowski scored all three goals in a 5-3 loss to Newfane to become the school's all-time leader in career points. Satkowski's sidelined for a week and a half with a sprained ligament, but that …

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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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MEDINA – An outsider might assume the reason Jalin Cooper has so many people in his corner since moving to Medina six years ago is because of what he can do with a football or basketball in his hands. They'd be wrong, of course. The Mustangs' senior wide receiver and University of Toledo football commit had folks pulling for him to go all the way long before he score…

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Alden Bulldogs (6-3) Coach: Rob Currin, fifth season Home field: Alden Complex Program founded: 1952 Outlook: Currin is aiming for a more balanced offensive attack after the Bulldogs ran for more than twice as many yards as they passed for last season. Senior QB Bryan Cybulski is coming off an all-league season in which he threw for 1,146 yards and 12 TDs. Seni…

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While Matt Schneidman took in the action at the six-team Lockport scrimmage on Saturday, I opted to head further north into Niagara County and check out the four-team scrimmage at Roy-Hart between the host Rams, Wilson, Newfane and Medina. Here are some video highlights I shot during the scrimmage while gathering information for the coming high school football preview s…

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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…

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2016 team champions: Clarence (ECIC); Sacred Heart (Monsignor Martin). 2016-17 All-Section VI team underclassmen: Melanie Green-9 (Medina, medalist), Elena Lopez-11 (Clarence), Amanda Gaffney-11 (Williamsville East), Brenna Callahan-10 (Clarence), Abbie Stellrecht-8* (Williamsville East), Jersey Phillips-9 (Depew), Sarah Pilliteri-10 (Jamestown). * - Indicates qualif…

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2016 team champions: Orchard Park (ECIC and ECIC South Large), East Aurora/Holland (ECIC South Small), Williamsville North (ECIC North Large), Alden (ECIC North Small), Niagara Wheatfield (Niagara Frontier League), Wilson (Niagara-Orleans), St. Joe's (Monsignor Martin). 2016 state tournament participant underclassmen: Kevin Halpern-11 (Williamsville North), Andrew LaCon…

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Low bridge, everybody down It's a song everyone who lives along the Erie Canal knows, but the boats that navigated the canal can be viewed only in a history book. Not anymore. The 88-foot "Lois McClure," a replica of an 1862 sailing canal boat, will be on display in area canal communities for the next two weeks, beginning Thursday in Medina. The boat will stop …

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Medina High School's Jalin Cooper, one of the most coveted football prospects in Western New York, announced Wednesday that he's taking his athletic talents to The University of Toledo. The senior-to-be and three-sport star made the verbal commitment to the Mid-American Conference school after receiving 11 Division I offers – including one from the Rockets' conference r…

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JAMESTOWN – It’s hard enough for high school students to juggle school, practice, homework, family obligations and other extracurricular activities. Now add in packing your overnight bag almost every weekend and traveling around the Northeast. Seem overwhelming? It can be, but it hasn’t seemed to slow down Medina junior Jalin Cooper. In the midst of being heavily …