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Defending champion: Georgia Swarm. They defeated the 2016 champions, the Saskatchewan Rush, in two games in the Champions Cup. The Swarm's offense is still stacked, especially with Jesse King returning from a year-long injury. Reigning NLL MVP Lyle Thompson, who scored a league-leading 116 points last season, is still the focal point. There are a handful of changes from la…

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The trend continued and Cheektowaga couldn't be happier. The Warriors and Maryvale combined for another entertaining game during their annual rivalry-week meeting and when it was all said and done, Cheektowaga once again earned bragging rights. KeShone Beal rushed for four touchdowns to lead the Warriors to a 28-21 triumph as the News' No. 2 small school took down th…

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Franklinville/Ellicottville already boldly announced it's a contender for the Section VI Class D title when it handed last year's state runner-up Maple Grove its first loss to a Western New York team in four years two weeks ago. The Titans reminded folks just how tough they'll be during the postseason Saturday afternoon by marching into John F. Kennedy's den and defeati…