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Lancaster throwers Jon and Natalia Surdej are in very different frames of mind when it comes time to compete. Jon, a junior, doesn’t stress much. He called the Section VI track and field championships “just a warmup meet getting ready for the state meet next week. If I do good, I do good. If I don’t, I don’t.” His best shot put landed at 58 feet, 2 inches. It wasn’t …

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Competitive pride might just be the best way to describe Anthony Williams' reasoning for giving track and field a try last winter at Sweet Home. Williams heard about a dude at school who was pretty fast. Williams believed he could beat that dude in a short race. The dude just happened to be THE DUDE: Nathaniel "Nate" Davis. The same Davis whose 2017 wound up being…

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Seeing that brighter days awaited Sweet Home boys volleyball back in 2015 wasn’t hard for coach Rich Cicero. It’s not because he had a crystal ball. It’s because he had a bird’s-eye view of it in practice. Cicero saw the program’s future in action daily during what turned out to be a winless season for his Panthers. The members of the young and talented junior varsit…

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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 …