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In an attempt to get ready for something new, Frontier’s girls’ lacrosse team has been preparing for the unfamiliar by doing something old. The Falcons’ opponents are still feeling blue. Unbeaten Frontier is no longer part of Class A. It hasn’t stopped the Falcons from playing and beating their ex-rivals even though they no longer are part of that division. They hope…

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Noah Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup provided the perfect ending to Park School's championship quest and the perfect finish to a postseason full of memorable moments for Western New York's boys and girls basketball teams. There were three state champions: Park (Federation Class A boys), East (NYSPHSAA Class D boys) and Sacred Heart (state Catholic Class A girls). Ther…

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A pair of Western New York softball standouts committed to Division I programs this week. Dunkirk senior Emilee Hanlon announced Monday that she's headed to the University of Tennessee, while Sacred Heart sophomore Gianna Fazzolari is verbally committed to Canisius College. Hanlon, a three-sport athlete for the Marauders, was named to the 2017 All-WNY small schools f…

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GLENS FALLS – Sacred Heart lost its way during Friday's New York State Federation Tournament of Champions Class A girls basketball semifinal. Straying off the path that led to many Shark victories this season proved to be a bad thing here at Cool Insuring Arena. Sacred Heart's quest to win a Federation title for the first time since 1992 is over, while James Madison's c…

Sacred Heart brought home the State Catholic High Schools girls basketball Class A championship, it second in two years, with a 62-49, victory over St. John Villa of Staten Island. Another strong performance by Micaela Ryan in the title game at Fordham University's Rose Hill Gym led the Sharks to the fifth state title in the school's history. Sacred Heart also won in 20…

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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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Every girls basketball team going up against Cardinal O’Hara knows the keys to keeping the game competitive. No. 1 is limit turnovers. The Hawks play 32 minutes of relentless, in-your-face defense and force turnovers in bunches. O’Hara can put a one-possession game out of reach faster than anyone around. To avoid turning the ball over, opponents must slow the game do…

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It doesn't matter if Kayla Blas is wearing cleats or skates. Give her a stick and a goal, and the Sacred Heart senior has an innate ability to find the back of the net. Competing on the combined Monsignor Martin girls hockey team, Blas scored five goals and had a pair of assists in three games last week, helping the team beat Kenmore/Grand Island, 7-2, and West Seneca/H…

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While there's no shortage of skilled players on the St. Mary's of Lancaster girls volleyball team, even the most talented crews need a difference-maker or two to take them over the top. The Lancers had three of them in seniors Jillian Vitale and Summer Slade and junior Hannah Mulhern. They all played vital roles in St. Mary's capturing its second straight New York State…

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OP girls top East Aurora No. 3 large school Orchard Park girls basketball handed No. 6 East Aurora its first loss of the season, defeating the Blue Devils, 46-33, in the final of the Orchard Park Tournament. Quakers coach Gary Janas said he prepared entirely new schemes in an effort to surprise East Aurora coach Mike Fronckowiak. Orchard Park switched to a five-playe…

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By Dave Ricci Special to The News Three years ago Troy Gooch watched his older brother, Trevor Gooch, get hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates during a victory celebration. This time it was Troy's turn. Troy Gooch had 20 kills as Canisius bested St. Mary's of Lancaster three sets to none to claim the program's 18th consecutive Monsignor Martin Athletic Assoc…

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It had been 25 years since the Sacred Heart girls swim team won the All-Catholic meet before knocking off perennial power Nardin last season. The wait was much shorter this time around. The Sharks defended their title by scoring 291 points on Thursday at ECC’s Flickinger Center in Buffalo. Nardin finished second with 232, followed by Mount St Mary with 136 and Buffal…

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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…