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Western New York boys hockey teams are well-represented in the first state hockey rankings that were released Wednesday. Four teams are in the top nine of Division I, while three are in the top seven in Division II. Defending state champs St. Joe's and Williamsville North are Nos. 1 and 2 in D-I, while Williamsville East is No. 1 in D-II. Lancaster is sixth and Ni…

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Board of Trustees Tuesday announced the appointment of the head of a co-ed college preparatory school in Strafford, Pa., as the school's next president. Christopher Fulco, head of the Woodlynde School, will become president at St. Joe's upon the retirement of Robert T. Scott on June 30. Fulco has more than 20 years' experience in…

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As much as Canisius enjoys the challenge of playing against some of the top football teams that Ohio and Pennsylvania have to offer, it’s never lost on the Crusaders that playing St. Joe’s means a little extra something. The teams meet annually during the regular season and have crossed paths in the playoffs, but the stage doesn’t get any bigger than playing against one…

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Can't make it to New Era Field for the Monsignor Martin football final between Canisius and St. Joe's We've got you covered. Watch the live stream of Saturday's showdown below. Game starts at 2 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rddsIMNLF-g Miguel Rodriguez's preview of the matchup: http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/16/monsignor-martin-football-final-capsule/…

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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 …

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The St. Joe's boys soccer team did everything but score in a 1-0 loss to Chaminade in the state Catholic semifinals on a cold and windy Friday evening at St. John's University in New York City. The Flyers scored about 10 minutes into the game and held on from there to advance to the championship Sunday afternoon. "It took a weird hop and went in," Marauders coach Mik…

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Lackawanna (Class B) and Lafayette (Class D) continue their most-successful seasons in school history on Saturday in the NYSPHSAA semifinals in Middletown, while Catholic champ St. Joe’s heads to Queens for a semifinal game Friday evening. The Steelers play at Twin Towers Middle School at 9:15 a.m. against Section II’s Ichabod Crane, which lost in the state semifinals t…

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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…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Four 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/2017/09/24/buffalo-news-football-polls-sept-25/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 55, St. Joe’s 16 Click the link below to watch the en…

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Don't know where or how to watch the newest installment of Western New York's biggest high school rivalry? We've got you covered. Watch the live stream of Friday's showdown between Canisius and St. Joe's below. Game starts at 7 p.m. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_sNfpDcr-M Miguel Rodriguez previewed the matchup as part of his Fab Five selections of Week Four…

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As Pat Veltri bounds toward his sliding porch door, his father, Patrick, advises to wear a seatbelt. There’s a slight drop-off awaiting the motorized wheelchair in which Veltri sits, its six wheels and burnt orange rims gliding across the hardwood floor with the tilt of a black joystick, but Veltri brushes aside his father’s safety request. Veltri has used some type of …

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Both St. Joe’s and St. Mary’s brought out the brooms and swept away their respective playoff opponents in best-of-three Georgetown Cup baseball semifinal series to earn a shot at the championship. St. Joe’s did it by ending Canisius’ reign as champions of the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association by topping its rival 5-1 at the Robert T. Scott Athletic Compl…

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April 18, 1957 – May 28, 2017 Winning was an important thing for Timothy W. Dyrek, of Kenmore, who coached several championship parochial high school basketball teams during a career of more than 30 years, but it wasn’t the only thing. In addition to skills on the court, he emphasized the importance of sportsmanship and good character. His motto, repeated on his T…

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By the time Drew Fittry’s playing career ended at Niagara University, baseball felt more like a job than a sport. He still had a passion for the game, but he lost the love for the sport he’d excelled at since he was 8 years old. Once his four years of eligibility were up in May of 2014, Fittry knew he didn’t want to play anymore. The thought that he was done with baseba…