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NIAGARA FALLS – Last year the Maryvale Flyers and Lancaster Legends baseball teams came up short in the Section VI Tournament, but this spring they have found redemption. On Saturday, Maryvale and Lancaster celebrated earning spots in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Tournament. Class A-2 champion Maryvale (15-8) pulled off the underdog sto…

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After finally getting over the semifinal hump in the Class A-2 sectional playoffs No. 2 Maryvale continued to roll on Thursday in Orchard Park as a six-run fifth inning helped push the Flyers by No. 4 Lewiston-Porter for a 10-8 championship win. Maryvale (14-8), who fell in the semis the past two years, was led by Simon Krywcun (2-for-4, triple, 3 RBIs, 2 runs scored) a…

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The Eden Raiders boys volleyball team added some more hardware to an already large trophy case on Thursday as they took a 24-26, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 win over Sweet Home in the Section VI Division II crossover match on Wednesday at Lackawanna High School. Eden’s win earned the Raiders their 31st Division II title and the third in the last four seasons. Leading the way fo…

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By Nick Wojton Special To The News The Newfane Panthers and North Collins Eagles, two of section VI’s top girls soccer teams, had chances at redemption against section V foes on Friday at Williamsville South High School but fate had other sides. Class B No. 2- Newfane (17-3-1) fell to No. 3-Aquinas (16-5), 2-0, after losing to the Irish 4-1 in September, and class D…

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WILLIAMSVILLE – The Section VI field hockey championships on Wednesday in Williamsville had a little bit of everything. Revenge was found in Class C, a new champion was crowned in Class B, while a title was defended in Class A. In Class C action, the top-seeded Akron Tigers (13-1), who graduated 10 seniors from last season, got their revenge and stunned powerhouse and d…

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DUNKIRK – Section VI will have first-time representatives in Class C and Class D at the Far West Regional for softball as Portville and North Collins each won their school’s first overall sectional titles Tuesday at Promenschenkel Park in Dunkirk in a pair of tight contests. In Class D, the North Collins Eagles (16-5) fell behind defending champion Franklinville (13-1),…

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The Fredonia Hillbillies held late while the Alden Bulldogs used the long ball to win Wednesday at Gowanda High School in Class B sectional baseball action, but regardless of route, the two will now face off for the overall B title on Saturday for the second-straight year. In the top of the seventh inning, the Royalton-Hartland Rams (13-6) plated one run to cut Fredonia’s…

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When a title is on the line, the determining factor on who takes home the hardware often comes down to who performs better down the stretch. That was the case for both Amherst and North Tonawanda, both winners in the A-2 and A-1 Section VI championships, respectively, but both did so in different manners at Buffalo State College on Saturday afternoon. The two will no…