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Buffalo News sportswriter Amy Moritz will discuss her athletic journey and share stories of other female athletes during the launch of her debut new book, “I Thought You’d Be Faster: The Quest to Become an Athlete,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave. Moritz – a Lockport native and sportswriter for the last 18 years – became an “adult-onset at…

Sports

Buffalo News sports reporter Milt Northrop, a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, celebrated 50 years at the paper Monday. Northrop began his career at The News on Dec. 11, 1967. He has covered a wide variety of sports in that time, and long-time readers will remember him as the primary beat reporter for the NBA's Buffalo Braves for their entire stay in t…

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The Jamestown Red Raiders have had a whole lot of fun breaking in something new while doing something that never gets old. The classic AstroTurf rug at Strider Field is no more. In its place is synthetic all-weather surface A-turf. It's safer than the course rug (softer, easier on the joints) and enables the Red Raiders to play a slightly faster game since they no longe…

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Bureau and Town of Tonawanda Police Club will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for grades 7 to 12 on March 4 at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway. The free tournament is open to those or live in or attend schools in the Town of Tonawanda or Kenmore. Check-in and registration will be held from 9 to 9:30 a.m. the morning of the t…

WHEATFIELD - Western New York professional wrestling talent will be showcased at Empire State Wrestling on Saturday, Jan. 21 in St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, 7165 Ward Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the bell is at 6. Admission is $20 for a front row and $12 general admission. ESW will also offer a trial for people interested in becoming professional wrestlers through the …

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Maybe it's appropriate. In a week when the firing of yet another Buffalo Bills head football coach leaves the Western New York sports world in a tumult, we also commemorate the anniversary of an almost forgotten tale of Buffalo sports disappointment. In this case, the bad news was delivered on what’s supposed to be the most joyous day of the year. The Atlanta Hawks were b…