The Kenmore East girls basketball team will certainly head into the annual Matt Colpoys Memorial Tournament on an upswing. The Blue Devils knocked off two-time Section VI Class B champion Williamsville East, 58-39, last Friday to end the Flames' 36-game winning streak vs. Western New York competition. Kenmore East will play Mt. St. Mary's at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 while Kenmore West takes on Buffalo Seminary at 7:30. The consolation and championship are Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. and 7:30.
The holidays offer up the usual healthy helping of boys basketball tournaments, with interesting fields at Timon/St. Jude (Lancaster, Seneca, Hutch-Tech; Dec. 27-28), at Nichols (Canisius, McKinley, Buffalo Arts; Dec. 28-29) and for the Hamburg Sun Holiday Tournament at Hilbert College (St. Francis, Lake Shore, Frontier and Hamburg; Dec. 27, 29-30). There are also a few intriguing nonleague matchups: defending Yale Cup champion Seneca is at Sweet Home (4-1) tonight; Iroquois (6-1) is at St. Joe's (5-1) on Wednesday.
About half of Western New York's wrestling teams will be in action on Dec. 29 as Newfane, Akron and Pine Valley will all host invitationals.
Lynn Halloran of Ellicottville, Meredith Reid of Wilson and Rosie Luzak of Lewiston-Porter were named first-team All New York State girls soccer players. The trio is among 15 Western New York girls chosen to one of the all-state teams. Making the team in Class A: Amanda Edwards (Williamsville North/second team), Nicole Olszewski (Lancaster/fourth), Lindsay Krakowiak (Clarence/fourth), Nicole Coddington (Williamsville East/sixth) and Danelle Mazzu (Lake Shore/fourth). From Class B: Luzak (Lew-Port/first team), Katie Paradise (East Aurora/third), Katie Mailla (Amherst/third), Jessica Ritzenthaler (Grand Island/fourth), Rachel LaManna (East Aurora/third). From Class C: Reid (Wilson/first), Melissa Medinger (Allegany-Limestone) and Kristie Goodman (Wilson/third). From Class D: Halloran (Ellicottville/first), Kristin Hintz (Ellicottville/second).
Burgard is seeking a varsity boys basketball game. Call coach Joe Cardinal at 838-7544.
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