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Brackets indicate first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points LW 1. Lancaster [7] (AA) 9-0 88 1 2. Canisius [2] 6-3 79 2 3. West Seneca West (A) 9-0 70 3 4. Williamsville North (AA) 9-0 67 4 5. South Park (A) 9-0 56 5 6. Iroquois (A) 6-3 35 7 7. West Seneca East (A) 5-4 27 6 8. St. Francis 4-5 22 10 9. St. Joe’…

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This week’s Character Athletes of the Week, as sponsored by Intense Milk and Cross Training Athletics, are: Football: Casey Esch (Clarence), Ethan Falsone (Orchard Park), Brandon McKinney (McKinley), Alex Miller (Williamsville South), Jesse Iniguez (Medina), Alex Pantuso (Olean), Ryan Gernatt (Gowanda/Pine Valley), Sean McGee (JFK), Scott O’Donnell (Cattaraugus/Little V…

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is Max Giordano of Lancaster. The senior finished with four touchdowns, reaching the end zone in three different ways, during the Legends' 61-12 Section VI Class AA semifinal triumph over Jamestown. Giordano scored on receptions of 20 and 54 yards. He also scored via a 64-yard punt return and returned a kickoff 84 yards for a to…

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The Jim Kelly Underclassmen of the Week are junior running back Aaron Wahler of Cleveland Hill and sophomore linebacker Mike Glinski of West Seneca West.

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The Trench Trophy nominees following Week Nine's games are: Terrance Bass (Cheektowaga), Derek Biscaro (Pioneer), David Hallmark (Silver Creek/Forestville), John Lapiana (Lancaster), Colin Melquist (Southwestern) and Mike Parisse (Starpoint).

Football Monsignor Martin O’Hara 6, St. Mary’s/Lanc. 0 (2 OT) Nonleague Cathedral Prep (Pa.) 31, Canisius 20 St. Joe’s 46, McDowell (Pa.) 40 Cardinal O’Hara 6, St. Mary’s/Lanc. 0 (2 OT) St. Mary’s/L 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 O’Hara 0 0 0 0 0 6 - 6 CO: Benton 1 run Nonleague Cathedral Prep (Pa.) 31, Canisius 20 Cathedral Prep 14 14 0 3 - 31 Cani…

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By Tom Dinki Special to The News DUNKIRK – While revenge isn’t much of a motivating factor for Dale MacArthur, the Allegany-Limestone girls soccer head coach admitted his players have discussed two goals since preseason: win the Class C title and beat Maple Grove. The No. 3 Gators accomplished both of those goals Saturday, as they claimed a 3-0 victory in the Sectio…

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By Dave Ricci Sprcial to The News You have to hand it to the Niagara-Orleans League. They play some pretty good soccer in the small league. And they proved it on Saturday afternoon, with all four teams in the Section VI Class B-1 and B-2 girls soccer championships at Williamsville North representing the N-O. In the B-1 game, No. 2 Newfane topped No. 8 Albion, 1-0…

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Laura Schultz is in her first year on the Grand Island varsity soccer team. Her first ever goal for the Vikings varsity squad came at an opportune time Saturday afternoon at Williamsville North. Schultz saw a ball bounce off a Williamsville East defender after a corner kick in the second half, allowing her to net her first career varsity goal and the only goal in the Vi…

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It took all Clarence could muster to outlast Williamsville North in a pair of one-goal regular season wins. So to create a two-goal cushion after scoring early in the second half of the Section VI Class AA final between the two teams gave the Red Devils some relief. In a battle of Class AA champions of the past two seasons, Clarence scored what would be the game-winner …

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East Aurora seniors Ian Russ and Molly McLaughlin were the overall winners of the ECIC cross country championships at Alden High School on Saturday and in the process helped the Blue Devils repeat as Division 3 boys and girls team champions. Molly defended her overall title with a time of 18:39.12, which edged out eighth-grade sister Megan McLaughlin by .63 seconds. Rus…

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How They Fared Large schools 1 Lancaster (9-0): Beat Jamestown 61-12. Next: Friday vs. Williamsville North at 8 p.m. at New Era Field. 2 Canisius (6-3): Lost to Cathedral Prep 31-20. Next: Bye. 3 West Seneca West (9-0): Beat Iroquois 35-14. Next: Friday vs. South Park at 6:30 at New Era Field. 4 Williamsville North (9-0): Beat Niagara Falls 31-8. Next: Frida…

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LACKAWANNA – The name of the stadium is different but the nickname is here to stay. Starting senior linebacker Nick Costanzo provided the latest example of that late in the fourth quarter as he exclaimed to teammates on the sidelines and fans behind the bench the words Maryvale and its faithful have longed to hear for more than a decade. "We're going to The Ralph! We…

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The numbers were basically even across the board in the offensive shootout between St. Joe’s and McDowell (Pa.) at the Robert T. Scott Complex Saturday afternoon. Each team scored six touchdowns and picked up 23 first downs. The Marauders piled up 500 total yards of offense, while the Trojans had 499. But when the clock read zeroes, it was St. Joe’s that picked up their…

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LACKAWANNA -- Rivalry Week and Championship Week will be one and the same at New Era Field. That's because Maryvale punched its ticket to the Section VI Class B football final for the first time in 11 years by upsetting No. 1 seed Lackawanna, 27-8, on a wet, cool Saturday afternoon at Veterans Stadium. Dylan Casey scored twice with his 90-yard kick return touchdown t…