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On Saturday, the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls’ Sports announced its 30th annual All-State softball teams. A total of 45 girls from Section VI and Buffalo-area schools were part of these teams, including Summer Clark of Williamsville East, who shared the Class A Player of the Year honor with Lauren Kersch of Section II’s Ballston Spa. L…

Jackie Rogowicz completed the best round of anyone in the Women’s Porter Cup to take a two-stroke lead into the final round today. Rogowicz finished with a six-under round of 66 on Thursday, lowering her score to 7-under 137 for the two days. Rogowicz birdied the final four holes at Niagara Falls Country Club to take the lead from Mary Parsons. Parsons finished 3-und…

Bisons and Baseball

Ryan Feierabend couldn’t even get through two innings pitched as the Syracuse Mets defeated Buffalo the Buffalo Bisons, 9-2, before a Kids’ Day crowd of 16,409 at Sahlen Field Thursday. The Mets’ offense had little trouble finding success against Feierabend. Rajai Davis earned a single on the first pitch of the game and Ruben Tejada hit a line drive single after forcing a…

Iroquois wrestler Cory Day and Maryvale basketball player Christie McGee-Ross have been named the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial, in voting by visitors to BuffaloNews.com. Day claimed the NYSPHAA Division II championship at 160 pounds with upset victories over the top three seeds in his bracket. He received 48.4 percent of the vote. McGe…

Sports

Brock Blecha had his no-hitter spoiled with one out in the seventh, but came up with the complete-game win for Franklinville as the Panthers defeated Pioneer, 9-0, in a non-league baseball matchup Friday. Belcha struck out 12 to earn the win while offensively going 3 for 4 and driving in two runs. Noah Mouton had the game-winning RBI as Tonawanda won a 13-12 slugfest ov…

Sports

St. Bonaventure junior guard Jaylen Adams was voted to the first team All-Atlantic-10 basketball team by the conference coaches. A-10 postseason honors were announced Tuesday in Pittsburgh, the site of the conference tournament, which will begin Wednesday with two first-round games at PPG Paints Arena. Junior guard Matt Mobley was the only other Bona player honored. Mob…

Canisius extended its undefeated streak to six games Friday afternoon with a 4-2 win over American International in the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. It was the fourth straight win for the Griffs, who improved to 1-4-4 in Atlantic Hockey play, 12-10-5 overall. Sophomore Dylan McLaughlin scored twice, extending his point streak to six games, while Matt Hoove…

Sports

It took six rounds of the shootout to get a goal, but Kristina Lavoie finally broke through with a score to give the Buffalo Beauts a 4-3 win over the New York Riveters in HarborCenter on Friday night. The teams were tied, 3-3, after three periods and a five-minute overtime session. The game went to a shootout and neither team could put a puck past a goaltender until La…

Second half keys O’Hara Truth be told, the weather had an impact on Cardinal O'Hara's boys basketball team. With after-school activities shut down on Wednesday, that meant the Hawks couldn't practice. But O’Hara came away with the 64-58 win over the Panthers. "We didn’t get our defense together until the second half," O’Hara coach Tony Pulvirenti said. "Once we did that…

By Diana C. Nearhos Special to The News GLENS FALLS – Panama just keeps rolling with the firsts. The Panthers were the first Panama team since 2003 to win Section VI and the first to make it to the State Volleyball Tournament, now they’re the first to advance to the final. The Panthers have the chance to be the first Panama team to win the Class D state championship Sun…

By Perry L. Novak SPECIAL TO THE NEWS ITHACA – One would be hard pressed to find a happier bunch of runners-up. Section VI’s girls swimmers gave it their best in the state championship meet Saturday at Ithaca College. And almost all who competed in the finals had their best times. But the times were not quite good enough for a state title. Olivia Sapio of Orchard Park…