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Emma Cooper scored the game-winner for Eden as the Raiders edged Sweet Home, 2-1, in Amherst to even its record at 2-2 in ECIC field hockey. Emma Tambascas had the other goal for Eden. Quinn Wierzkowski scored four times and Liz Fonfara had a goal and three assists for Iroquois in a 8-0 triumph over winless West Seneca East. The Chiefs improved to 4-2 in the ECIC league. …

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Julian Cunningham is on the move again, but instead of bouncing from one Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association program to another, he is heading to prep school. Cunningham, the second team All-Western New York selection, announced on Twitter he's leaving Bishop Timon-St. Jude to attend Orangeville Prep in Ontario. That is the same prep school team that featu…

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Here is the second Power 10 for the fall scholastic sports season. (Through Tuesday night's results) 1: West Seneca West football. No reason to bump the Indians from this spot. The defending state champions' winning streak is now 18 in a row. Doesn't matter who's in at quarterback, Indians' receivers have feasted on foes. West has bludgeoned the competition by a comb…

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Teams from Hutch-Tech and Olmsted made local history Tuesday when they competed in the first varsity boys volleyball matches between Buffalo Public Schools. For the record, coach Jason Prophet's Hutch-Tech team won in four sets, 25-16, 26-24, 18-25 and 25-21 before a small but enthusiastic crowd of supporters for each side at the Engineers' gym. "It was an electric a…

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Cardinal O'Hara's Tommy Appenheimer comes from a royal family of Western New York runners. Both his parents, Tom and Heather, ran at Canisius College and are in the school's Hall of Fame. Heather holds the Canisius records for the 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter races and was The Buffalo News' 1992 Runner of the Year. Tom is top 10 in multiple categories in th…

Niagara Wheatfield, the first-place team in the Niagara Division of the Niagara Frontier League, triumphed at Kenmore East, 3-1, to improve to 6-1 in boys soccer play on Monday. Junior forward Jacob Vallas scored twice for the Falcons with senior midfielder Alexis Leon assisting on each goal. Leon scored the other goal for N-W. The loss dropped Kenmore East to 3-2 in NFL…

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Buffalo News Football Polls Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points       LW 1 West Seneca West [6] (A)         3-0      94      1 2 Lancaster [3] (AA)           3-0      92       3 3 Starpoint (A)         3-0      64       5 4 South Park (A)      3-0      62       6 5 Canisi…

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Alex Weakfall of Olean has been selected as the Buffalo News Player of the Week for Week Three. The Huskies’ senior scored on touchdown runs of 58, 53 and 63 yards during a 42-14 win over Springville. Weakfall’s scores came in the first quarter to stake Olean to a 21-0 lead. Weakfall finished with 201 yards on 14 carries and also returned a kickoff 80 yards for another …

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New this year, we are giving readers the opportunity to choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week. To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to sports@buffnews.com or jbronstein@buffnews.com by Sunday night. Here are this week's candidates: • Jake Roach, East Aurora, golf, set school record shooting 33 for nine holes in match victory over Lake Sho…

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New this year, we are giving readers the opportunity to choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week. You can vote in the poll embedded at the bottom of this post. To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to sports@buffnews.com or jbronstein@buffnews.com by Sunday night. Here are this week's candidates: Anna Rybczynski, West Seneca West, cross-…

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David Gaca turned on the television and watched Syracuse beat Florida State on Saturday. He also found the strength to laugh a little, do a quick interview on the phone and have a bite to eat. The Lancaster senior didn’t do any of this from the comforts of home, though. He had to do it all from a hospital bed at Oishei Children’s Hospital, where he continued to recover …

A year ago, Armani Merlino of Lancaster finished one place in front of Tom Appenheimer of Cardinal O'Hara. Saturday, Merlino finished in front of the O'Hara star again, winning the large schools boys race of the West Seneca Invitational at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. Appenheimer was second in 16:15.06 over the 5K course at Sunshine Park in West Seneca. Merlino won in 1…

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Gabe Mastrangelo became the Hamburg boys soccer program’s all-time leading scorer earlier this week and ranks among the Section VI leaders with 12 goals through the first eight games of the season. The senior striker’s surge has been more than enough offense for the defensive-minded Bulldogs, who set another school record with their seventh-straight shutout Saturday in a …

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Tamell Bass had never been as smothered as he was Friday night at Iroquois. A week after he exploded for 200 receiving yards and three touchdown catches, the Cheektowaga wide receiver couldn’t find any space in the Warriors’ 39-0 win Friday at Iroquois. “All kinds of coverage,” Bass said. “Double teams, presses, they played all kinds. It was a lot. But it was a good lea…