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This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History: Randy Mearns

   (Born May 28, 1969) --- If there's something Randy Mearns hasn't done in the sport of lacrosse, let him know about it. He'd probably like to add it to his resume.

   Mearns has spent much of his life associated with the game. The St. Catharines native played junior lacrosse for several seasons, and scored 101 points in 18 games playing for his hometown team in 1990.

   Then it was on to Canisius College, where he was an All-American and finished as the all-time leading scorer in Golden Griffins' history. From there it was on to the pros, which began with a brief stop with the Buffalo Bandits in 1993.

   Mearns resurfaced in the pro game in 1995, when he joined the Rochester Knighthawks. He came back to the Bandits in 2002 and had a career-high 38 points.

   These days, Mearns serves as the head coach of the Canisius team. Meanwhile, he's the popular color commentator on the Bandits' radio broadcasts. Mearns found time in 2006 to be inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

--- Budd Bailey

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