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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

Community Bank System president and CEO Mark E. Tryniski had total compensation of $3.1 million last year, up 18 percent from 2016. Tryniski's total compensation was 74 times that of the median total compensation for Community Bank System employees other than him, which was $42,164, according to a regulatory filing. Median indicates half of the employees' compensation w…

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Health Sciences boys basketball coach Ty Parker learns something about his team every game. The wins are nice confidence-boosters, but the losses in particular have shown Parker that he can’t have his team play its preferred brand of full-court pressure for an entire 32 minutes. The reasoning is simple: Parker needs his top players on the court instead of on the benc…

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Barbara Anastasia is still the good luck charm of the Olean boys basketball team even though she's only with them in spirit. The Huskies, who have dedicated their season to their coach's late wife, are once again Section VI boys basketball champions. They hope to win more games for Barbara. Olean, the News' second-ranked small school, relied on its signature tough de…

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A certified public account from Cattaraugus County could spend up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to bank fraud and tax evasion, according to the U.S. Attorney's office In August 2012, Joseph Stevens, 53, of Olean was hired by a business owner to handle all of the bookkeeping responsibilities for his business, including paying…

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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/sect…

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Albion Purple Eagles (3-5) Coach: Adam Krenning, first season Home field: Spierdowis Field Program founded: 1898 Outlook: Krenning, a 1993 Albion grad who played for legendary coach Dick Diminuco, is tasked with leading the Purple Eagles to their first playoff appearance since 2011. Third-year senior Demetrius Gardiner is a bruising running back at 5-foot-11, 2…

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OLAF FUB SEZ: According to the King of the Boogie, John Lee Hooker, born on this date in 1917, “No matter what you got, the blues is there.” . . . DOG MY CATS – “Eat a Dog, Save a Cat,” that’s the motto as Ten Lives Club, the cat rescue and adoption agency, holds its 14th annual hot dog fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at George’s Hot Dogs, 5808 Herman Hill Road a…

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There were times Williamsville North's Josh Surowiec kind of got lost in the shadow cast by Major Baseball League prospect Leugim Castillo of Lancaster. He wasn't the only Western New York talent, and it's understandable. Castillo more than lived up to all the preseason accolades he garnered en route to being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and earning second-team All-…

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A tough break may have foiled Depew's quest for the perfect ending to its softball season. It doesn't change the fact that the Wildcats completed another historic postseason run because they had the perfect difference-maker leading the charge in Karsen Cotton. Cotton, who tossed a no-hitter against unbeaten Babylon in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Asso…

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Pos. Name, School, Year, fast fact SS Molly Breier, Eden, 12, Defensive and offensive standout fueled Raiders' run to B-2 final, finishing with .974 fielding percentage, .729 slugging percentage. P/INF Abby Borkowski, Kenmore West, 11, Niagara Frontier League Player of the Year had 25 RBIs, 22 runs scored and posted 2.71 ERA. P Karsen Cotton, Depew, 12, Posted 0.9…

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A mother and son face charges connected to the death of an Allegany County man, according to authorities on Wednesday. Lana M. Joseph, 51, and Richard D. Mosher III, 26, both of Olean, were arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Royce A. Chapman, 57, according to state police. Chapman's body was found just after mi…

A former worker at the Rehabilitiation Center in Olean has pleaded guilty to charges of attempted assault on a person with developmental disabilities in his care. Ahmad Burney, 52, of Olean, pleaded guilty to second-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, along with one count of third-degree attempted assault, according to a speci…

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It was a historic night for Western New York high school basketball and not just for Park School’s resounding win over Canisius. Olean boys coach Jeff Anastasia became the winningest coach in WNY history when his Huskies won at Fredonia, 70-44. It was victory No. 545 for the veteran coach, breaking the tie that existed between him and Mel Palano, the long-time coach at B…

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A cocktail specialist who was in the running for best bartender in Philadelphia is returning to Buffalo to open the former Black Rock Kitchen and Bar. At 491 Amherst St., Keith Raimondi plans to offer a place that highlights craft cocktails and other beverages, backed with a food program that exploits vegetables and local produce whenever possible. Everything besides liq…