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Standing barely 5-feet, 4-inches tall and weighing little more than 100 pounds, with a baby face and alto voice, Greg Brooks III made an underwhelming first impression on WNY Maritime Charter boys basketball coach Joshua Parker. Entering the seventh grade, Brooks was presented as a prodigy ready for varsity ball by his older brother Richard Sotero, an assistant coach for …

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The seeds are planted and the Section VI girls basketball postseason is ready to bloom. No. 1 seeds: Williamsville North (AA), Hamburg (A-1), Williamsville South (A-2), City Honors (B-1), Wilson (B-2), Portville (C-1), Holland (C-2) and Panama (D). No. 2 seeds: Orchard Park (AA), Hutch-Tech (A-1), Grand Island (A-2) Iroquois (B-1), Eden (B-2), Chautauqua Lake (C-1), Fran…

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Ja’Vaughn Jones performed live surgery for Health Sciences on Sunday, dissecting the Tapestry defense in a 77-62 victory in front of a capacity crowd of about 600 at D’Youville College. Jones, a 5-foot-9-inch junior, is in his third season as the Falcons’ starting point guard, but came off the bench so Health Sciences could start five seniors in its regular-season finale…

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All-Western New York point guard Shay Ciezki hobbled on crutches out of Williamsville South on Saturday, taking with her much of the excitement surrounding a non-league matchup between two of the top three large schools in the News’ girls basketball rankings, and leaving behind cautious hope that the St. Mary’s sophomore avoided serious injury. Williamsville South, ranked…

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While beautifying the landscapes in Lancaster, Ryan Stencel continued crafting his wrestling legend. Already a two-time Section VI champion and three-time state qualifier, Stencel slabbed more than 30 pounds on his frame laboring throughout the summer before his senior year. And while working in the sun, he was able to absorb some wrestling wisdom from Lancaster’s all-tim…

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In what has grown over the past six years into one of the largest – and loudest – Section VI championship events, more than 500 cheerleaders representing 41 teams performed their enthusiastic routines in front of a panel of judges and an estimated crowd of 1,500 spectators spread throughout the eight-hour program on Sunday at Starpoint. “It was a great showcase for what t…

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John Bak has coached Lancaster boys hockey for more than two decades, first as a varsity assistant dating to the program’s club days, and for the past five years as modified head coach. When Kevin Miller shifted to coach the combined Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew girls team that went on to win a regular season title in his first year, Bak brought measured optimism into his fir…

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