The News has paid tribute to the state champions of the winter season with special poster pages.
Today's page focuses on Western New York's individual champions in indoor track, wrestling, boys swimming and rifle -- a total of 12 athletes from 12 different schools.
Past state championship pages, all being published as part of our weekly Monday Extra sports page, included the Section VI girls gymnastics team (April 16), which took the team title at the state championship meet; Kenmore East boys hockey (April 23); and the Niagara Falls girls bowling and Section VI boys bowling teams, both of which won state championships (May 7).
In the fall, state championship pages were devoted to Orchard Park football (with the All-Western New York team on Dec. 3), girls volleyball champions Eden (Dec. 26) and St. Mary's (Dec. 31), girls swimming champion Clarence (Jan. 9) and the cross country champion East Aurora boys, Barker boys and Maple Grove girls.
High-quality versions of the championship pages -- from this season and previous seasons -- can be purchased at buffalonewsstore.com.