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Robert Pierce was rooting for a Sweet Home victory on Tuesday night. He doesn’t want to see them win again, however. “I’m thrilled for them,” Pierce, the Eden coach, said of Sweet Home and coach Rich Cicero, his former club volleyball and Penn State University teammate. “He’s one of my best friends, a great guy. He’s really worked hard and those kids are res…

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By Tom Dinki Special to the News Far West Regionals Saturday produced mixed results for Section VI field hockey teams, as Akron easily punched its ticket to the state semifinals but Williamsville North and Amherst both lost nail-biters in heartbreaking fashion. Akron (14-1) avenged a 2015 regionals loss to East Rochester with a 7-0 rout of the Section V foe in the C…

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The clash between unbeaten regular-season Class AA Division football champions ended the same way all of Lancaster games have this year: With the Legends earning a convincing victory. The difference with Friday night's win from all of their other triumphs was the trophy presentation that followed their performance. Lancaster's season officially became one to remember…

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Who: Lancaster Legends (9-0) vs. Williamsville North Spartans (9-0). When: 8 p.m. Friday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Television: Spectrum News. Rankings: Lancaster is ranked No. 1 in the News Large Schools Poll and second in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. North is No. 4 in the News poll and ranked 14th in the state. New Era records: Lanca…

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WILLIAMSVILLE – The Section VI field hockey championships on Wednesday in Williamsville had a little bit of everything. Revenge was found in Class C, a new champion was crowned in Class B, while a title was defended in Class A. In Class C action, the top-seeded Akron Tigers (13-1), who graduated 10 seniors from last season, got their revenge and stunned powerhouse and…

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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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It took all Clarence could muster to outlast Williamsville North in a pair of one-goal regular season wins. So to create a two-goal cushion after scoring early in the second half of the Section VI Class AA final between the two teams gave the Red Devils some relief. In a battle of Class AA champions of the past two seasons, Clarence scored what would be the game-winner …

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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…

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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/s…

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JAMESTOWN – They're young, they're confident and they're still undefeated. For the second straight week, the Williamsville North Spartans spotted their football opponent a two-touchdown lead. Once again, the deficit didn't shake or stir coach Mike Mammoliti's team. Williamsville North scored a bunch of points after falling behind Jamestown to take the clash between…

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Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points         LW 1. Lancaster [6]           (AA)    3-0      96       1 2. Canisius [4]  2-1      93       1 3. West Seneca West(A)       3-0      74       3 4. Starpoint (A)           3-0      66       6 5. South Park (A)     …

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is D'Jae Perry of St. Mary's of Lancaster. The running back/linebacker had a big day during the Lancers' 27-7 triumph over reigning Section V Class C champion Bishop Kearney. He rushed 10 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns and on defense made eight tackles. In order to be considered for the honor, candidates must be amon…

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The remodeled South High Athletic Fields at Williamsville South makes its Friday night lights debut for football against rival Williamsville East. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. but there will be a special ceremony celebrating its grand opening an hour earlier. The gala includes a ribbon cutting, remarks from school and district officials, a thank you video from students …

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Bennett Tigers (8-3) Coach: Stevenson McDuffie, sixth season Home field: All High Stadium Program founded: Unknown Outlook: After winning the program's first Section VI championship, the Tigers move up from Class A into the big-boys classification – their fourth different class in as many seasons. While Bennett has made three straight sectional finals, the nu…

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2016 team champions: Frontier (A), East Aurora (B), Alden (C), Maple Grove (D). Msgr. Martin High School Athletic Association: St. Joe's. 2016 underclassmen individual champions: Section VI Class A -- Grey Conover-10 (Clarence), Section VI Class D -- Michael Peppy-11 (Maple Grove). All-Catholic -- Tom Appenheimer-10 (Cardinal O'Hara). 2016 All-WNY first-team undercl…