The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association has opted to change things up for the coming season following the review of the 2017 season.
The biggest news is that instead of one six-team division, the league will now be split into two divisions featuring three teams each. The A Division consists of Canisius, St. Francis and St. Joe's. The B Division features Bi…
The words didn’t escape their mouths, but when it felt like Nichols might be on the verge of ending Cardinal O’Hara’s boys basketball season for the third year in a row, the play of Nasir Benton and his teammates rose to the level that screamed the equivalent of enough is enough.
Instead the Hawks seized control by hunkering down on defense and quickening the pace of th…
MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS
Tuesday’s play-in games
at Villa Maria
5-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6 p.m.
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…
Chad Andrews' first crack at being the coordinator of a tournament instead of merely covering it takes center stage Saturday at Williamsville South.
South serves as the host site for the first Centercourt Classic, named in honor of Andrews' popular View From Centercourt website.
"Some of the coolest events we go to in high school basketball are the showcase events wh…
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 …
Ignore the record.
Things are going better than fine for Starpoint in its first season in the Western New York Boys Varsity Hockey Federation for a simple reason.
Membership in perhaps the most competitive scholastic league in the state has its advantages.
"I'm enjoying it, the kids are enjoying it," Spartans coach Clayton Wilson said. "It's just good playing the …
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…
Chris Dickson loves his jobs as teacher and coach of various scholastic sports.
Dickson also realizes his career could have taken a different path if not for the Music City Miracle that capped the 1999 Buffalo Bills’ season.
Dickson, currently a physical education teacher with Lancaster Central Schools and the St. Mary’s of Lancaster football coach, was an assistant …
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…
Curiosity prompted me to look back at the previous Power 10s from the just-completed fall season.
My mission: Exactly how many of the teams that won state championships, reached state finals or captured what's considered the top overall Monsignor Martin title in sports without state tournaments actually received a mention in a Power 10 before the playoffs?
St. Mary's of Lancaster announced Monday that John Opfer has been named the high school's sports performance director.
As the owner and director of performance training at Performance Sports Training operated at the Northtown Center, Opfer works with athletes of all ages and talent levels. He will bring those skills and "work with student athletes to improve their o…
St. Mary’s of Lancaster will bring its 36-5-2 record (including tournaments) to St. Anthony’s High School on Long Island on Saturday looking for its 16th New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association title.
The Lancers will play three downstate league champions, John F. Kennedy, The Ursuline School and Kellenberg Memorial, in a round robin pool play to determ…
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…
You can't win if you can't score, and St. Mary's of Lancaster boys soccer keeper Noah Winiarski has made life difficult for opposing offenses this season.
Just last week, the sophomore made 10 saves in a 2-1 win against Central Christian Baptist, another 10 saves in a 2-0 win at Niagara Catholic, and 30 (no, that's not a typo) more saves in a 1-0 win at Fredonia in the …
Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season.
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Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14
Bennett 14, Clarence…