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The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association declared John Ese Orogun ineligible to play sports at the Park School this academic year. The school won't play this season without him. Park, the two-time defending league and New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association champion, is leaving the MMHSAA and plans to play as an independent team this year, …

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Former Bishop Timon and University at Buffalo linebacker Demone Harris has signed with the Baltimore Ravens's practice squad. Harris announced his signing on Instagram. Harris could possibly move to the active roster as the Ravens deal with a torn triceps injury to Pernell McPhee suffered Sunday. McPhee is likely going to miss the rest of the season. Harris worked ou…

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Lewiston-Porter's Roddy Gayle has received a scholarship offer to play men’s basketball at Oklahoma, he announced on Twitter Tuesday morning. The 6-3 sophomore guard worked out in his school gym in front of Oklahoma assistant Carlin Hartman, a Grand Island native. Gayle averaged 22.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in helping the Lancers win their first Sectio…

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McKinley, which eliminated Kenmore West from the Section VI boys soccer playoffs a year ago, did it again Monday. Milkias Aregawi scored on a free kick from in front of the goal with 5 minutes left in regulation to give the Macks a 1-0 victory in their Class A-1 prequarterfinal. It was the sixth goal of the season for Aregawi, a senior. McKinley defeated the Blue Devils…

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Dalton Gardner of Fredonia has been selected as the Buffalo News Football Player of the Week for Week Seven. Gardner finished with 399 total yards, including 307 rushing, and five touchdowns in Fredonia’s 45-16 win over rival Dunkirk. Gardner caught an 81-yard TD and rushed for scores of 60, 55, 70 and 74 yards. The Buffalo News Player of the Week is selected off the…

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We are asking readers to help 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 Sunday night. …

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We are asking readers to help 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 Sunday night. …

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The official name of the No. 1 seed in Class B for the Section VI Football Tournament is Western New York Maritime/Health Sciences. The combined team consists of student-athletes from two inner-city charter schools roughly 10 minutes away from each other. Coach Tyree Parker, however, prefers to just call the team Falcons. “It makes us seem like we’re divided,” he sai…

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Section VI Tournament Class AA Friday, Oct. 25 5-Lancaster at 4-Clarence 7 p.m. 8-Frontier at 1-Jamestown, 7 p.m. 7-Hutch-Tech at 2-Orchard Park, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 6-Niagara Falls at 3-Bennett, 4 p.m. Semifinals Nov. 1-2 at higher seeds Championship At New Era Field, 8 p.m. Nov. 8 Class A Friday, Oct. 25 (A2) 4-Sweet Home at…

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Here are the top performers in high school football in Week 7: Dalton Gardner finished with 399 total yards and five touchdowns in Fredonia’s 45-16 win against Dunkirk. Gardner caught an 81-yard TD and rushed for scores of 60, 55, 70 and 74 yards. Henry Hunter returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown, caught a 25-yard TD, and rushed for 76 yards as he amassed more…

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Nothing like a huge upset to stir up an already spirited rivalry. Kenmore East, winless in six games and a heavy underdog, upset rival Kenmore West, 22-18, at Crosby Field Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs victory in the 60th edition of the rivalry between the schools was their first since 2014. Not only was it the first victory of the season for coach Pat Veltri’s te…

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Undefeated Clarence, the No. 1 ranked large school in Western New York, is the No. 1 seed and drew a first-round by in Class AA of the Section VI boys soccer playoffs in seeding announced Saturday. The Red Devils, who suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday to Cathedral Prep of Erie, Pa., 1-0, will have to await the outcome of Wednesday’s Lockport at Orchard…

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Tiebreakers can be a football team’s best friend or worst nightmare when it comes to figuring out playoff scenarios. With that in mind, Grand Island and Sweet Home spent Friday night and Saturday breathing collective sighs of relief. What needed to fall in place for the A-2 division members to participate in the Section VI Class A Tournament happened, while Williamsvill…

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Randolph at Clymer/Sherman/Panama, 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Clymer. These two teams will meet in the Section VI Class D semifinals in two weeks. It’s just a matter of who will be the host. There lies the importance of Saturday’s clash. The winner gets to host the playoff game. Defending state champion CSP is used to big games and enters the clash led by senior quarterba…