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After West Seneca West's seniors completed an unbeaten season as eighth-graders at the modified level years ago, the crew received T-shirts with the motto "starts here and ends there." The "there" in this case was a picture of New Era Field, then known as Ralph Wilson Stadium, to signify the Indians' ultimate goal they strived to achieve before their time together at th…

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Who: West Seneca West Indians (12-0) vs. I-Yorktown Huskers (12-0) When: 3 p.m. Friday Where: Syracuse University Carrier Dome Tickets: $10 Television: Spectrum News Rankings: West Seneca West is ranked No. 3 in the News Large Schools poll and third in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Yorktown is ranked second in the state. At NYSPHSAA final: This …

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ENDICOTT – When Matt Myers and Juston Johnson joined the West Seneca West football program from Bishop Timon-St. Jude over the summer, they and their new teammates set the goal of winning a state championship. It may have seemed lofty considering the Indians hadn't qualified for the postseason in 12 years, but the first-time Section VI champions are one win away from …

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Minutes after Eric Rupp walked off the football field at SUNY Brockport after his Lancaster Legends earned perhaps their biggest win in program history, the second-year coach checked out his phone and noticed the wave of text messages waiting to be read. Nearly 50 of them were from friends and area football coaches (public and Catholic) offering him and his team congrat…

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Who: West Seneca West Indians (11-0) vs. Whitesboro Warriors (8-3) When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Television: Spectrum News Rankings: West Seneca West is ranked No. 3 in the News Large Schools poll and third in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Whitesboro is ranked 11th in the state. At NYSPHSAA…

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The Section VI cross country runners who competed at the NYSPHSAA Championships came to a consensus when it was all said and done: The conditions at Section V’s Wayne High School made the course one of toughest, if not the toughest, they have ever run on. The ruts in the frozen ground thawed out as temperatures approached the mid 30s in the afternoon and made way for …

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BROCKPORT – West Seneca West's goal is simple. The Indians want to keep playing football, specifically through the end of the month. The only way they can keep doing that is by winning. Matt Myers made sure they at least lived to play another week with the big-game performance one would expect from a future Division I player. Myers' first play in a New York Stat…

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For a brief moment Thursday, the minds of several Lancaster football players were focused on their college future, not the challenge that awaits them this weekend at SUNY Brockport. They had no choice but to briefly look beyond Saturday because it was a special time in their lives as the moment they've been working toward all their athletic lives was finally here. Th…

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Many of the top cross-country runners from Section VI got their first glimpse of the state championship course at Section V's Wayne High School at the pre-state meet on Sept. 16. Maple Grove senior Michael Peppy and East Aurora eighth-grader Megan McLaughlin won their respective races that day while there was a heat advisory. The conditions will be quite different on Sa…

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Who: West Seneca West Indians (10-0) vs. Wilson Magnet Wildcats (9-1) When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium at SUNY Brockport Tickets: $10 Television: Spectrum News Rankings: West Seneca West is ranked No. 3 in the News Large Schools poll and fifth in the New York State Sportswriters' Poll. Wilson Magnet is ranked ninth in the state. A…

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West Seneca West weathered a flurry of haymakers from South Park and then countered with a few of their own. The result: A comeback that will go down in history as the one that produced the program's biggest victory, yet. The Indians did it. They stormed back from a 12-point third-quarter deficit to defeat previously unbeaten South Park, 27-24, Saturday night in t…

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Believe it or not, East Aurora’s McLaughlin sisters don’t always get along. You just wouldn’t be able to tell by watching the finish of their race at the Section VI cross country championships on Friday. Senior Molly McLaughlin, the reigning champion in Class B, and eighth-grade sister Megan were neck-and-neck as they entered the final stretch of the course at …

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Who: South Park Sparks (9-0) vs. West Seneca West Indians (9-0) When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Television: Spectrum News Rankings: West Seneca West is ranked third in the News Large Schools Poll and fifth in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. South Park is ranked fifth in the News Poll and No. 8 in the state poll. New Era r…

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Off in a corner of the press box in the M&T Bank Suite at New Era Field, Jeremiah Sanders got one of his mitts on Matt Myers. In this instance, it was a friendly, how are you doing buddy kind of hug between former teammates who hadn't seen each other in a while. Should Sanders have a chance to get his hands on Myers come Saturday night, though, it won't be a love…

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Lancaster remains the state's second-ranked team in the New York State Sportswriters' Class AA poll this week. Lancaster brings an 8-0 record into its Section VI semifinal contest Friday night against Jamestown. Canisius (6-2) stands at No. 15 in Class AA, while unbeaten Williamsville North (8-0) is ranked 16th. Jamestown (5-3) and Niagara Falls (4-4) were among the hon…