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Seventh-grader Jada Kenner once again is on top of the world. The 12-year-old Tapestry High School track star set a world record for runners in her age group for the second time this year, matching the world mark in the 200-meter dash on Saturday. Kenner won the 200 during the Eddy Games at Schnectady High School in 23.72 seconds. Her time matched the record set in 2…

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Here is this week’s Power 10. (Through Friday night’s games) 1. Williamsville East softball. There is joy in Mudville for Class A state No. 1 Williamsville East (18-0). The Flames started the week by taking down two top-three state-ranked teams in their respective classes, including state Class AA No. 1 Victor of Section V, to win the Officer Joseph Corr Memorial Tou…

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A huge, two-run triple from Colin Sullivan was plenty of offense for City Honors, as the Centaurs topped Cornell Cup rival McKinley, 4-0, on Friday. Sullivan’s triple was “one bounce” from the 350-foot fence at the Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Complex, as coach Michael Moretta put it. The hit scored senior Dave Lauermann and sophomore Matt Cambria, who also got the start …

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When Davion Warren completed his senior season of basketball at Bishop Timon-St. Jude two years ago, the Monsignor Martin Player of the Year and All-Western New York first-team selection had no scholarship offers from a Division I program. The only offers the 6-foot-5 double-double machine for the Tigers received were from local Division II program Daemen College and Ol…

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Tim Maciejewski knows he is near the finish line as a scholastic athlete. He also knows he is that much closer to starting a much more important endeavor. The St. Francis distance runner is fine with wearing his school colors in competition for a final time. For Maciejewski, that could be during the All-Catholic Championship meet at his home track Saturday and Sunday. …

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John Urschel needs little introduction around Buffalo. The Canisius High School graduate, a former Penn State and Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman, continues to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT. And he’s written a book, “Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football,” which went on sale Tuesday. The memoir was co-written with his wife, journalist Louisa Thomas, …

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Tyler Doty has thrown his weight around on the gridiron, winning the Trench Trophy last fall as Western New York’s most outstanding lineman. Approaching the end of his four-year career at St. Joe’s, Doty continues to make his mark in another athletic realm as one of the state’s top weight throwers. A 6-foot-5, 310-pound senior who has committed to join the University at …

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Orchard Park (Class A), Hamburg (Class B) and Salamanca (Class D) earned No. 1 seeds for the coming Section VI boys lacrosse tournament, as officials unveiled most of the playoff bracket Wednesday night. The Class C bracket is schedule to be unveiled later Wednesday after three prime-time games with seeding implications have been finished. The tournament begins Thurs…

Emma Faso of Clarence is putting the finishing touches on what seems like an unusual three-sport achievement. Faso scored a pair of goals and added three assists giving her 58 points for the season in the Red Devils’ 14-10 Division I girls lacrosse win at Orchard Park on Wednesday. That added to the senior’s career total of 139 points in lacrosse. She also had 151 career…

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Lois Garlow’s timing was slightly off Tuesday night at Canisius College’s Demske Sports Complex during the Monsignor Martin girls lacrosse awards presentation. Before the public address announcer could finish his sentence congratulating the team that won the regular-season and playoff championship, the Mount St. Mary senior already had grabbed both plaques to spark a le…

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News’ Boys lacrosse poll First place votes in brackets School  Pts 1 St. Joe's (5) 50 2 Hamburg 45 3 Orchard Park 39 4 East Aurora 33 5 Canisius 25 6 Williamsville East 21 7 Salamanca 16 8 Nichols 14 9 St. Francis 9 10 Lancaster 8 Others receiving votes: Clarence 5, Akron 4, West Seneca East 3, Amherst 1, Eden 1.

Kenmore West has ridden a nine-game win streak right into a tie for first place in Niagara Frontier League baseball. The Blue Devils (12-1 NFL) triumphed over visiting Lockport, 9-3, on Tuesday, handing the Lions (12-1-1 NFL) their first loss. "We’re getting good defense, good pitching and having good at-bats," said Kenmore West coach John Haynes. Sophomore Rafael Smith …

Four local crews including two from Canisius won gold medals over the weekend in the New York State Scholastic Rowling Championships on Fish Creek in Saratoga Springs. The Canisius varsity lightweight four of Charlie Korn, Zach Porter, Zach Mecca, Nathaniel Sass and coxswain John Weckerle finished first in 5:11.600, nearly 8 seconds better than the next boat, RowAmerica B…

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We are giving readers the opportunity to choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial.  You can vote in the poll embedded below until noon Thursday. Each Athlete of the Week winner will be eligible for the Athlete of the Year poll conducted in the spring. To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to sports@buffnews.com by Sund…