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Pos. Player School Grade Fast fact A Charleigh Rondeau, Amherst, 11, Student of game who took most draws for Tigers, Rondeau recorded 38 goals for Section VI Class C runner-up. A Anjali Silverheels, Hamburg, 10, Third-year player had breakout season, recording career-bests in goals (46), assists (36) and points (82) for the Bulldogs. A Morgan Baxendale, 12, Orchar…

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ALL-Western New York Coach of the Year: Katy Ryan (Hamburg) FIRST TEAM P             Player    School   Yr. GK          Maren Geiger     Nichols  12 D            TaNia Cunningham           Nichols  10 M           Jalyn Jimerson    Lake Shore          12 M           Ivy Santana         Lake Shore          12 M           Taylor Gehen      Frontier 12 …

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While the best players in Major League Baseball participate in All-Star festivities next week, Orchard Park teen Abby Torgerson will be right there alongside them. She is one of three finalists in the 13-14 age group in the Pitch, Hit and Run softball competition, and will compete Monday against the two others to determine the champion at Washington's Nationals Park, wh…

High schoolsFinal call for all-starsChairmen from the following leagues are asked to email their all-star teams to the News. Please send all-star teams to sports@buffnews.com. If all-stars are not received by the News, those leagues will not be included in all-star team listings.Baseball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West II, Cornell Cup I, Cornell Cup II, IndependentSoftball: Ni…

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Buffalo Bandits forward Josh Byrne will achieve a lifelong dream on Friday. The young phenom will represent his home country of Canada and compete at the highest international level of the outdoor style of lacrosse, the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship, in Netanya, Israel. He – along with his 22 teammates – nearly didn't get the opportunity. Up until three weeks ago, it…

High schoolsCalling all all-starsChairmen from the following leagues are asked to email their all-star teams to the News. Please send all-star teams to sports@buffnews.com.Baseball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West II, Cornell Cup I, Cornell Cup II, IndependentSoftball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West IIBoys lacrosse: All-WNYGirls lacrosse: All-WNY, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D…

Colleges

Mike Terlecky  received many honors and held many positions as an umpire and referee, but his greatest distinction may have been the respect he earned from players and coaches for his fairness and enthusiasm. P. Michael Terlecky, Ph.D, of Williamsville died Saturday of cancer at age 74. The 1965 University at Buffalo graduate officiated many sports but was best known…

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Current and former student-athletes, as well as parents, community members and co-workers spoke for about two hours in support of former Sweet Home track and field coach Brian Lombardo on Monday night at the Board of Education meeting. Lombardo's resignation as a coach and teacher had been approved by the board at its last meeting, which was a special meeting with just …

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Nate Davis turned to his mother, then to his brother, then grabbed a Kentucky hat, starting to place it on his head before shaking his head and proudly lifting the Indiana hat. After placing the hat on his head, the recent Sweet Home high school graduate signed his National Letter of Intent to run track and field at Indiana University in the fall Monday afternoon in fro…

High schoolsCalling all all-starsChairmen from the following leagues are asked to email their all-star teams to the News. Please send all-star teams to sports@buffnews.com.Baseball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West II, Cornell Cup I, Cornell Cup II, IndependentSoftball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West IIBoys lacrosse: All-WNYGirls lacrosse: All-WNY, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D…

High schoolsCalling all all-starsChairmen from the following leagues are asked to email their all-star teams to the News. Please send all-star teams to sports@buffnews.com.Baseball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West II, Cornell Cup I, Cornell Cup II, IndependentSoftball: Niagara-Orleans, CCAA West IIBoys lacrosse: All-WNYGirls lacrosse: All-WNY, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D…

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Continuing the tradition of Canisius kickers going to FBS programs, Tristian Vandenberg announced Friday that he has committed to Ohio University. Vandenberg follows Michael Tarbutt, a 2015 graduate who attends Connecticut, and Blake Haubeil, a 2017 graduate who attends Ohio State. Vanderberg was offered a scholarship by Ohio special teams coordinator Brian Haine…

Bisons and Baseball

Former Williamsville East baseball star Charles Mack has signed his contract with the Minnesota Twins. Mack, chosen in the sixth round, had until Friday's deadline to decide between turning pro or attending college. He had signed to play at Clemson. “They were both wonderful options,” his mom said. “However, once he was drafted by the Twins, the decision was clear.” …

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Williamsville North High School will have a new principal Aug 1. Andre Thomas, an assistant principal at North for three years, was appointed principal Monday night by the Williamsville Central School Board. He succeeds Gary Collichio, who is retiring. “Mr. Thomas is an experienced and respected educator,” said Superintendent Scott Martzloff in a statement. Th…