Share this article

print logo
High Schools

MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s play-in games at Villa Maria Class A 5-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Christian Central vs. 4-Nichols, 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Friday, Feb. 23 at Koessler Center 5-SJ/4-SF winner vs. 1-Canisius, 6 p.m. 3-Timon-St. Jude vs. 2-Park, 7:45 p.m. Class B Semifinals Saturday, Feb. 24 at Koess…

High Schools

The expectations were much higher for Dominik Thomas this season. He didn't have a problem living up to them. The St. Francis wrestler won his third All-Catholic title two weeks ago and followed that up this past weekend with his second state title at the Catholic High School Athletic Association Championships on Staten Island. Our Prep Talk Male Athlete of the Week …

High Schools

Ed Maynard has been around the Western New York swimming scene long enough to recognize when he has a special collection of talent. The 2017-18 Canisius Crusaders don’t just stand out in his mind. They’re right at the very top. “We have 15 seniors on this team and a good compliment of juniors, sophomores and freshmen that are pretty impressive as well,” Maynard said.…

High Schools

It's a different year but the same situation, one that won't be resolved until late February at the Section VI championship meet. As usual, there are more talents that have already hit state-qualifying marks for the March 3 meet in Staten Island than there are spots. Only a maximum of three based on finish at sectionals get to go to states. While the situation also e…

High Schools

Julian Cunningham says he's still has friends on the St. Francis Red Raiders boys basketball team. The friendships were definitely put on hold at tip-off once Cunningham's new team, Bishop Timon-St. Jude, and his old one crossed paths Friday afternoon in South Buffalo. Cunningham's play proved that as the junior guard did everything in his power to make sure the Tigers …

High Schools

When Anthony Day moved back to Western New York last spring and was named boys hockey coach at St. Francis, his alma mater, he really had no idea what to expect. The one thing he knew that he wanted to do though was to restore the luster of the Red Raiders' Prep Team – a program that has produced National Hockey League players as well as Division I players like himself …

High Schools

Look at the standings and folks immediately ask, what's wrong with St. Joe's?  The longtime Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation power has more losses this year (five) than in the previous two seasons combined (three). The one word answer: Injuries. The Marauders have played one entire game with their full roster, as they've had eight players miss at least one …

High Schools

Out of the five teams in the Monsignor Martin Association, No. 4 St. Francis and No. 6 St. Joe’s are both ranked highly among large schools. The Marauders are looking to extend their All-Catholic title streak to four years. They return three All-Catholic champions in sophomore Ben Parish and seniors Samuel Baker and Ty Slaugenhoupt. Parish placed third at states in 2017…

High Schools

The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association earned the "no nights off" moniker last year because the top boys' basketball teams in the private schools league showed a knack for knocking each other off on a given night. That also held true during the postseason as the No. 4 seed won the Manhattan Cup Class A crown. That said, the champion was still a familiar f…

High Schools

It was close, but we have a winner. Senior Max Giordano's one-handed catch in Lancaster's Week Four win at Niagara Falls has been voted the best catch of the high school football season. https://twitter.com/Hudl/status/912378980568879105 Thanks for the 5,000-plus votes over the course of the past few weeks. This has been a fun experiment and is something I hope to…

High Schools

St. Joe’s intercepted a St. Francis pass at the goal line with just over a minute left on the clock to secure an 18-13 win for the Marauders and a spot in next Saturday’s Monsignor Martin Association championship at New Era Field. The opponent will either be Canisius or Cardinal O’Hara, which play at the Stransky Complex today at 1 p.m. When St. Joe’s visited Polian …

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Eight of the high school football season, the first week of the postseason in Section VI. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/22/news-football-polls-week-eight/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 38, St. Fran…

Sports

Canisius was not sharp last week and paid the price in absorbing a thumping at the hands of Aquinas in Rochester. In that defeat, the Crusaders turned it over on two of its first three possessions and never found their mojo in the battle between state powers. Fast forward six days, it's safe to say the Crusaders learned from their mistakes. They started out fast and …

High Schools

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…

High Schools

Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. http://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Clare…