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By Perry L. Novak ITHACA — Orchard Park's fifth-place team finish led Section VI at the New York State Public High School Girls Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The Quakers scored 116.33 points to trail Section V schools Pittsford (217), Sleepy Hollow/Hastings/Edgemont/Irvington (202), Hempstead Sacred Heart Academy (161) and Bethlehem (124.50). A fourt…

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ENDICOTT – Another trip to Union-Endicott High School’s Ty Cobb Stadium resulted in Cleveland Hill football players walking off the field in tears. The Golden Eagles’ comeback bid in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class C semifinal fell short as the Section VI champion's season came to an end against Susquehanna Valley of Section IV, 21-20, …

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ENDICOTT — Another trip to Union-Endicott High School’s Ty Cobb Stadium resulted in Cleveland Hill football players walking off the field in tears. The Golden Eagles’ comeback bid in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class C semifinal fell just a little short, as the Section VI champions’ season came to an end against Section IV’s Susquehanna V…

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ENDICOTT – Shaun Dolac has played some inspired football all season. But near the two-year anniversary of the death of his father, Dolac took his game to another level and in the process carried West Seneca East to where it has never gone before. The Trojans will play for the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A championship next weekend in Sy…

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Grand Island sophomore Brooke Eichel went all the way to the diving finals at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships Friday at Ithaca College. Eichel qualified in the preliminary round in 22nd place with a score of 195.00. In the semifinals, she placed 14th with a score of 305.85, qualifying her for finals, where she placed 20th as the …

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West Seneca East is heading to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A title game after a thrilling 50-42 victory against Indian River on Friday night. West Seneca East led 29-28 after the third quarter, but the teams combined for 35 points in a wild fourth quarter. Here is how it happened and the key plays that sent West Seneca East to the…

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ENDICOTT — For the second straight week, Clymer/Sherman/Panama faced the state’s second-ranked team. For the second straight week, the Wolfpack showed folks why they are ranked No. 1 in without-a-doubt fashion. Unbeaten CSP (12-0) is one win away from earning the coveted New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D football championship. The Wolfpa…

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We're covering the latest updates on @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. We encourage you to tweet photos, scores and updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive – that's the quickest way to share information with us. Our high school scoreboard page has today's entire lineup, and it will be updated with the f…

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Devare Mathis didn’t want to play varsity football this season for West Seneca East. The sophomore wanted to play junior varsity, but not because he doubted his abilities. The linebacker/running back wanted to play on the same team as his friends, and they wanted to play with him too. Coach Jim Maurino’s heard that before and in this case Mathis’ reason for playing j…

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Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack (11-0) vs. IV-Tioga Tigers (9-2) When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Rankings: CSP is ranked No. 7 in the News' small schools poll and No. 1 in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Tioga is ranked second in the state. NYSPHSAA semifinal records: This is Clymer/Sherman/Pan…

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Who: West Seneca East Trojans (10-1) vs. III-Indian River Warriors (11-0) When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Rankings: West Seneca East is ranked No. 4 in The News’ large schools poll and sixth in the New York State Sportswriters’ poll. Indian River is ranked fifth in the state. At state semifinals: West Seneca East is making …

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A dozen members of the Orchard Park swimming and diving team are making the trip to Ithaca College for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships. Along with a jumbo rubber duck with his own Instagram page. “Humphrey the Duck is our team mascot,” junior Sara Conley said. “He’s been around for like eight years, passed down from captain to cap…

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Mother Nature can take as many victory laps as it wants. That’s because the New York Federation cross country meet on Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls has been cancelled due to the major snow storm that has blanketed downstate, including the New York City area. Meet officials said the course won’t be suitable for athletes or spectators, according to a rel…