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Two of the three Monsignor Martin girls basketball teams in New York City survived Friday’s NYSCHSAA semifinals. Cardinal O’Hara went on a 17-0 run to start the third quarter in a comeback 52-48 win against St. Anthony’s (L.I.). in Class AA. Three Cardinal O’Hara players scored in double-digits, led by Kiara Johnson with 11. Tatiana Smith and Nickelle O’Neil each hit…

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Section V girls basketball teams historically haven’t had much trouble dispatching its Section VI opposition in the Far West Regionals. Rochester-area schools come into Saturday’s games at Rush-Henrietta High School leading the all-time series with a record of 103-59. In the last three years, however, Western New York has held its own and is a respectable 8-7. Sectio…

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Nardin’s girls basketball team only knows one speed: fast. The Gators practiced getting out on the break all week long leading up to the Monsignor Martin Class B championship, and it was on full display Friday night. With a 49-36 win over No. 2 Park, top-seeded Nardin booked a return trip to New York City next weekend for the New York State Catholic High School Athletic …

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By Eric Keppeler Special to The News Ainsley Boras scored 21 points to send defending Class B champion Nardin back to the Monsignor Martin Association finals with a 52-26 win over Buffalo Seminary on Sunday at Villa Maria College. The top-seeded Gators will take on No. 2 Park, which outlasted Christian Central Academy, 42-34, in the other semifinal. The finals ar…

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Canisius and Nardin are heading back from the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships in Philadelphia this weekend with national titles. The sixth-seeded Crusaders upset No. 2 Radnor (Pa.) in Sunday’s tightly-contested final, 4-3, to capture the Division VI crown. Canisius won the Division IV title in 2016. “It came down to our No. 1 player Allen Tompkin…

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By Dave Ricci Special to the News Next stop, the state tournament. Marisa Warren scored the game winner as Nichols beat Nardin, 2-0, in the Class A championship that was part of the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association girls soccer championship double header at the Demske Sports Complex on Saturday. "Usually I cut outside and this time I decided to cut inside," …

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Even while apart, the Orie twins apparently haven't lost their tendency to do things in tandem. Danielle Orie, a freshman cross country runner at Penn, and Gabrielle, a freshman at Cornell, were both named Female Rookies of the Week by hepstrack.com, a website dedicated to spotlighting track and field athletes and events in the Ivy League. Danielle, last year's P…

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2016 team champions: Lockport (A), East Aurora (B), Newfane (C), Maple Grove (D). Monsignor  Martin: Nardin. 2016 underclassmen individual Section VI champions: Class B -- Molly McLaughlin-11 (East Aurora), Class C -- Sonya Krezmien-9 (Springville), Class D -- Abby Gostomski-11 (Cattaragus/Little Valley). 2016 All-WNY first-team underclassmen: Gostomski, McLaughlin, …

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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 (Section VI), Sacred Heart (All-Catholic). 2016 underclassmen Section VI champions: 100 free - Allie Stockwell-10 (Jamestown), 100 back - Riley Drummond-11 (Fredonia-Dunkirk-Forestville-Silver Creek), 100 breast - Isabel Sapio-10 (Orchard Park). Sister act: Don't feel too sorry for Orchard Park coach Bret Novilitis. He may have lost …