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Juston Johnson has not been on the losing end of any game this school year. Let that sink in for a moment. The West Seneca West junior was a big part of the 13-0 state-champ football team in the fall, and that success has carried over to the hardwood, where the Indians are the only unbeaten left in WNY at 19-0. Last Tuesday, Johnson scored a career-high 42 points in …

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Defending state Division I champion Williamsville North obviously knows what it feels like to be truly No. 1. That's why being ranked first in the state in January means little to the Spartans and longtime coach Bob Rosen, who has guided the program to five state championships since its inception in 1990. There are still plenty of games on the docket, including those ev…

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Without further ado, here's the first Power 10 for the scholastic winter season. (Through Friday night's games) 1. Williamsville North hockey. Defending state champions have spent much of the winter ranked first in the state Division I poll. Spartans (13-0-2) remained unbeaten by defeating reigning state Catholic champion St. Joe's on Friday night. The teams also bat…

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Winning boys basketball games in ECIC I is not supposed to be easy. It's supposed to be hard, especially when the division's contenders gather for their regularly scheduled grudge matches. West Seneca West knows this and although Thursday's 82-61 final score at Clarence on paper looks like another walk-in-the-park type of victory for a team that's won all of its games b…

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West Seneca West head football coach Mike Vastola is one of 32 high school coaches nominated by the NFL teams for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the NFL announced Thursday. Coaches are nominated for the national award for their "character and integrity, leadership and dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-fiel…

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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? The tally:…

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Here is a web breakdown of our entire 2017 All-Western New York football issue, which hit newsstands on Saturday. This is the 60th all-star team selected by The News. * * * PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tops in his field: Matt Myers made big plays when it mattered most to help West Seneca West win a state championship Photo gallery of Matt Myers from his sophomore thro…

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Matt Myers of West Seneca West earned another accolade following a record-setting season as the senior quarterback was named winner of the 2017 Connolly Cup. An award presented by the Riverside Athletic Club, the Connolly Cup is bestowed upon the top player in Western New York as determined by the Cup committee. This is the 46th year since the award's inception in 1972.…

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2017 Buffalo News football Player of the Year Matt Myers sat down with The Buffalo News to talk about the memorable moments from this season, his return to West Seneca West from Bishop Timon-St. Jude and why he committed to the University at Buffalo. A photo gallery look at Myers from his sophomore through his senior year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnXTsaR1mN0 …

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Brackets indicate first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points LW 1. West Seneca West* [5] (A) 13-0 94 3 1. Lancaster* [4] (AA) 12-1 94 1 3. Canisius [1] 8-4 78 2 4. South Park (A) 9-1 71 5 5. Williamsville North (AA) 9-1 61 4 6. Iroquois (A) 6-3 44 6 7. St. Joe’s 7-5 35 9 8. West Seneca East (A) 5-4 28 7 9. Gran…

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Proper reads and making correct decisions are the responsibility of the quarterback. So too are finding ways to make plays at key moments in a football game. West Seneca West's Matt Myers did it better than anyone else, which is why the senior signal-caller has been chosen as the 2017 Buffalo News Player of the Year. Myers' selection headlines the 60th edition of the…

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West Seneca West ended every last practice before a game the same exact way this season. The offense took a knee in victory formation because that’s how the Indians planned on ending each game. That’s quite the change in mentality for a program that came into the season having missed the Section VI playoffs 12 straight years. But this team was different. Follow…

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Except for one matter, the most recent West Seneca Town Board meeting earlier this month proved to be a contentious affair as residents and officials argued bitterly over the town budget and taxes. The one unifying topic? The packed room applauded when Supervisor Sheila M. Meegan dedicated the meeting to the West Seneca West High School football team. At that time…

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The West Seneca West football team came home heroes Friday night after winning the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A championship at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Indians beat Yorktown Huskers 14 to 6, after ending a 12-year playoff drought this season. The triumphant team was treated to a heroes' welcome as their bus returned to Wes…

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SYRACUSE – All season long, West Seneca West's defense has kind of taken a back seat to an offense that has seemingly scored at will against most teams. The points didn't come so easily for West on Friday afternoon against Yorktown, but that ended up being OK. The 'D' handled its business and provided the foundation for the biggest victory in history of West Seneca West…