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Setters play a huge part in the success of a volleyball team. Marc Bixby has been no different for No. 1-ranked Lockport. Last week, he led the Lions to Niagara Frontier League sweeps over Niagara Falls and Grand Island before winning the Sweet Home Invitational on Saturday without dropping a single set. Bixby was named MVP of the tournament, but his latest honor is …

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Jillian Vitale was vital for the St. Mary's of Lancaster girls volleyball team during a highly-anticipated stretch of tough competition. During the week, the No. 1 small school Lancers swept both No. 1 large school Williamsville East and Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association rival Sacred Heart in home games. Then on Saturday, St. Mary's finished tied for thi…

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Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Wednesday 1. Girls volleyball - Williamsvile East at Clarence, 6 p.m. No. 1 large school Williamsville East visits No. 2 Clarence in a high-profile nonleague matchup. The lone loss for the Flames came at No. 1 small s…

Boys soccer Tuesday’s games ECIC I Clarence 3, Lancaster 0 C: Quinn Neelon 2g; Kenny Suen sho, 4 svs Orchard Park 4, Frontier 1 OP (6-3-1, 5-3): Bryce Mateer g-2a, Jimmy Doran g-a Williamsville North 6, West Seneca West 0 ECIC II Hamburg 10, West Seneca East 0 H (6-2-3): Cullen Ingraham 4a, Dylan Miskell 3g, Nate Nudek sho Starpoint 4, Amhe…

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The moment of truth. Here's How the News Voted in this week's Buffalo News football polls. LARGE SCHOOLS 1. Canisius (3-1). Crusaders overwhelm perhaps second-best team in their league. ICYMI, the Pittsford team Canisius defeated to open the season took down state runner-up Victor over the weekend. That's the same Victor team that beat Aquinas, which put up 65 and…

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Clarence avenged the only blot on its record in ECIC I boys soccer Tuesday with a 3-0 victory at Lancaster. The Legends played Clarence to a 1-1 tie earlier this month. Junior Quinn Neelon scored twice for the Red Devils, including a tally in the eighth minute for a lead that stood up the rest of the half. That goal on a header off a corner kick by Kyle Harsch. "We w…

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(Through Monday's games) 1. East Aurora cross-country. The Blue Devils remain the top-ranked team in the state among girls Class B teams with good reason. They are 4 for 4 this season – four invitational meets, four victories after edging Section V Class A-sized school Rush-Henrietta by two points Saturday at the East Aurora Invitational. That's enough to sway this corn…

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We're #PrepTalkLive from Tuesday's fall sports action, which is headlined by a handful of soccer matchups. Check out today's top games and events in Homeroom Announcements, from Corey Desiderio. We follow ALL the high school action, in all sports, though our Buffalo News team, @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter, and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. Our high school scor…

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Penny Joseph's family had a sail boat, but she didn't get to travel through the waves on it too often. Yet, those few experiences on the open water piqued her interest, resulting in her joining the competitive sailing team at Buffalo Seminary. What does the freshman think about the sport after some extended exposure to it? "It's really fun. I like it here," said Jose…

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Western New York coaches polls (* indicates tie) Boys cross country Large schools 1. Clarence 2. Orchard Park 3. East Aurora 4. Williamsville North 5. Frontier 6. Lockport 7. Pioneer 8. Niagara Falls 9. Lancaster 10. Williamsville South Small schools 1. Maple Grove 2. Newfane 3. Clymer/Sherman/Panama 4. Fredonia 5. Alden 6. Wilson 7. Barker 8.…

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Western New York coaches poll (* indicates tie) School Points 1. Iroquois 57 2. Williamsville North 56 3. Akron 43 4. Amherst 39 5. Clarence 38 6. Williamsville East 31 7. Barker 25 8. Lancsater 17 9. Sweet Home 13 10. Williamsville South 4 https://buffalonews.com/2017/09/19/wny-high-school-field-hockey-poll-sept-19/

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Western New York coaches polls (first-place votes in parentheses, * indicates tie) Girls volleyball Large schools School Points 1. Williamsville East (8) 80 2. Clarence 70 3. Lancaster 62 4. Orchard Park 59 5. Niagara Wheatfield 48 6. Hamburg 34 7. Kenmore West 32 8. Grand Island 28 9. Williamsville South 21 10. Williamsville North 8 Also receiving votes…

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Western New York coaches polls (first-place votes in parentheses, * indicates tie) Boys soccer Large schools School Points 1. Clarence (6) 69 2. East Aurora (1) 56 3. Lancaster 54 4. Williamsville North 49 5. St Joe's 45 6. Kenmore East 29 7. Williamsville East 25 8. North Tonawanda 24 9. Starpoint 17 10. Grand Island* 7 10. Sweet Home* 7 Small school…

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Kevin Halpern, the 2017 Section VI boys individual golf champion, shot a 38 over nine holes in Williamsville North's 248-282 varsity golf victory over Williamsville South on Monday at the Country Club of Buffalo. It's no surprise that the Spartans senior was the medalist for the nine-hole competition. How he got to his 38, two over par, was a bit unusual, though,  becau…

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Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Tuesday 1. Boys soccer - Clarence at Lancaster, 5 p.m. No. 1 large school Clarence (7-1-1, 5-0-1) and No. 6 Lancaster (7-1-2, 5-1-1) battle it out for first place in ECIC I. The Red Devils and Legends tied last Monday, 1…