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Fri, Nov 22, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Niagara fell behind early and failed to find the back of the net against national No. 5 Michigan on Friday night as the Wolverines pulled away for a 6-0 win.A crowd of 5,592 at Yost Arena saw Michigan keep the Purple Eagles (3-8-1) winless on the road in seven games (0-6-1). The Wolverines needed just 34 seconds to take the lead as Tyler Motte scored aga…

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Thu, Nov 21, 2013

The Niagara University men’s basketball team rallied from a 26-point deficit against USC Upstate on Thursday night, but eventually fell, 83-74, in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Subregional in Kent, Ohio.Junior guard Antoine Mason scored 21 of his game-high 31 points in the second half, while senior Marvin Jordan scored all 11 of his points in the second half, including dr…

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Sun, Nov 17, 2013

OLEAN — The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team got off to a quick start on its way to its third win a in row, 74-59 over visiting Fairfield. Gabby Richmond had a career high 21 points and Chelsea Bowker matched her career-best five three-pointers to finish with 19 points.The Bonnies jumped to leads of 13-3 and 29-16 before the Stags rallied to within 38-35 at halftim…

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Sun, Nov 17, 2013

CORTLAND — The town of Holland, known for its passion for soccer, has a state title to celebrate.The Dutchwomen beat Haldane, 2-1, on Sunday to win the New York State Class C title in a game played on the turf at Cortland State.Sophomores Olivia Schmidt and Alicia Massara scored for Holland, which ended its season 19-1-1.Well-wishers lined Route 16 as the bus pulled into t…

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Fri, Nov 15, 2013

Scoring leader John Tavares is one of nine players signed to one-year contracts, the Buffalo Bandits announced on Friday.Also agreeing to terms are: Mike Hominuck, Jamie Rooney, Derek Hopcroft, Kurtis Wagar, Joel Matthews and Jordan Critch, as well as 2013 draft picks Mitch Wilde and Nick Diachenko.Tavares enters 2014 as the all-time leading scorer in NLL history with 1,66…

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Thu, Nov 14, 2013

The Canisius women’s basketball team fell hard at No. 19 Michigan State, 102-54, on Thursday in what was the first road game of the year for the Griffs. Senior Jen Morabito and sophomore Emily Weber each scored 12 points and both made four three-pointers as Canisius made 11 threes for the second consecutive game. Freshman Lauren D’Hont had 11 points while freshman Tamara M…

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Mon, Nov 11, 2013

OLEAN — St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will bring an undefeated record into its game with Canisius on Saturday. On Monday, Bona (2-0) beat Abilene Christian, 75-47, in a nonleaguer played before a home crowd of 3,042.The Bonnies host the Griffs at 7 p.m. at the Reilly Center.On Monday, Matthew Wright had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. He was one of…

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Sun, Nov 10, 2013

Katie Healy scored a career high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the visiting St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team beat Colgate, 77-72, Sunday in Hamilton.The Bonnies led by as many as 10 points in the first half, but a late run by Colgate cut the lead to four heading into halftime.Bona enjoyed another 10 point lead in the second half, but this time Colgate cut the…

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Sat, Nov 9, 2013

St. John Fisher shut down the Buffalo State running game and Ryan Sweet (East Aurora) caught a pair of touchdown passes from Matt Nation in the Cardinals’ 24-6 victory Saturday afternoon at Coyer Field.The host Bengals were held to 86 net yards rushing and a 2.8 average per attempt. Tailback Rich Pete managed just 32 net yards and a 1.9 average in 17 attempts.Sweet, a juni…

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Sat, Nov 9, 2013

Niagara has been playing a lot of hockey on the road lately. The Purple Eagles, just off two losses in Colorado, still haven’t won away from Dwyer Arena.Niagara dropped a 4-1 decision at Ohio State on Friday night. It was an odd game between the teams that have only played a pair of games against each other over the years. Almost all of the scoring came in the final 10 min…

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Sun, Nov 3, 2013

OXFORD, Ohio – Canisius (1-4-0) was outshot badly and lost a second straight non-conference men’s hockey game to Miami (Ohio), 5-2, Saturday at Steve Cady Arena.The host RedHawks (5-2-1), who are ranked sixth in the nation, had 18 shots and took a 3-1 first-period lead on goals by Austin Czarnik (power play), Alex Gacek and Anthony Louis. Canisius tied the game, 1-1, on a …

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Sat, Nov 2, 2013

The Sweet Home boys were the talk of Friday’s Section VI Cross Country Championships, beating East Aurora in a sixth-runner tiebreaker to win the Class B race at Long Point State Park.A strong wind and a wet course from this week’s rains made footing a challenge for the participants in the day’s eight races.The Blue Devils had won six Section VI Class B titles in a row. Sw…

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Father Nelson Baker was officially proposed for sainthood in 1987, more than a quarter-century ago. Will he ever become a saint? Remember, the Catholic Church canonizes and even sometimes “drops” saints (the hugely popular Christopher was one) from its feast day lists. But what the church never seems to have done is declare that a person proposed for sainthood is not a sai…

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Sat, Sep 28, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Buffalo Sabres’ final dress rehearsal before the start of the new season wasn’t a triumphant experience.Patrick Dwyer’s short-handed goal early in the second period gave the Carolina Hurricanes the lead for keeps as the Sabres closed their preseason schedule with a 1-0 loss Friday night at PNC Arena.Ryan Miller got the start in goal for the Sabres and w…

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COLUMBUS — Preseason games don’t have any effect on how a team’s regular season might go. Still, it’s better to win such games than lose them.So far, the Buffalo Sabres have been winners.They took their second straight exhibition contest without a loss on Tuesday night, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets, 3-1. Marcus Foligno was the star for the Sabres in a game played be…