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Aidan Shaw of Orchard Park shot 78 for a fourth-place finish in State Federation Boys Golf championship on the Bethpage Black course on Long Island. Shaw tied for the third-best score but dropped a place in the standings on a match of cards. He was fifth last Monday in the state Public Schools Tournament in Ithaca. Matt Jackson of Canisius finished 10th after finishi…

high schoolsSoftballN.Y. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPSat Moreau Recreational Park, South Glens FallsCLASS ASaturday’s semifinalsIroquois 1, XI-Mount Sinai 0 (8)IV-Maine-Endwell 4, II-Averill Park 1Saturday’s championshipIV-Maine-Endwell 9, Iroquois 0CLASS BSaturday’s semifinalsII-Ichabod Crane 5, Olean 0IV-Susquehanna Valley 10, I-Westlake 0CLASS CSaturday’s semifinalsIX-Pine Plains…

The Nichols School four with Zachary Berzon in the stroke seat scored an upset victory Saturday in the C Final of the Youth National Rowing Championship at Lake Natoma, Rancho Cordova, Calif. The Vikings four with coxswain Kathryn Bean edged the favored Saint Andrew School of Atlanta by .784 seconds to win. Saint Andrew had rowed nearly five seconds faster than Nichols …

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By Perry L. Novak, Special to the News SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The Iroquois softball team probably made history Saturday just by reaching the state Class A championship game. No one could recall any team getting to that point after having a losing season the previous year, as coach Aaron Vanderlip's team did. But Section VI's Class A champs had to settle for a runner-…

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CICERO – Just before Jon Surdej unleashed the throw that put him in the lead for good, the Lancaster junior was the one leading the cheers for his competition. That included vocal support for Batavia's Anthony Ray and Rush-Henrietta's Jake McPherson – the two who finished behind Surdej, the undisputed champion of the shot put in New York. Why? "You're cheering on …

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CICERO –  Jayla Moss came out of the blocks hard and kicked in an extra gear near the end of her 100-meter dash at the New York State Track and Field Championships. The junior from Cheektowaga knew a trip to the Federation final for the first time in school history was on the line, and she didn’t want to take any chances. Moss finished that race in 12.31 seconds to tak…

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By Perry L. Novak, Special to the News SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Olean’s softball team frequently prepares for its season with a trip south during Easter vacation. Once there, Coach Dan Brooks’ Huskies battle strong teams to be better prepared for the regular season. That strategy paid off again in 2018 as Olean lost three games down south then returned home and wound up w…

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By Perry L. Novak, Special to the News  SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The Chautauqua Lake softball program buried a lot of ghosts Saturday. So often a game short in its quest to win a sectional crown or trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final four, the Thunderbirds are coming home as state champions for the first time. The Section VI Class C…

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The heartwarming promposal between Iroquois unified basketball teammates Alex O'Donnell and Sydney Hanley went viral. Friday was the big night, and what a night it was.  The two were the center of attention and then Alex and Sydney were honored as the prom king and queen by their classmates. O'Donnell and Hanley have Down syndrome and have been in the same specia…

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We're #PrepTalkLive from Saturday's spring sports lineup. 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 scoreboard page has today's entire lineup, and it wil…

BaseballN.Y. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPSCLASS BFriday’s semifinalsat Maine-Endwell High SchoolIV-Seton Catholic 7, Roy-Hart 1CLASS DFriday’s semifinalsat NYSEG Stadium, BinghamtonIV-Deposit/Hancock 3, Brocton 0SoftballN.Y. STATE CHAMPIONSHIPSat Moreau Recreational Park, South Glens FallsCLASS ASaturday’s semifinalsIroquois vs. XI-Mount Sinai, 11:30 a.m.II-Averill Park vs. IV-Maine…

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CICERO – Olmsted's Miquela Hunter is similar to Orchard Park's Jenna Crean in this unique way. Both have participated in so many New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls track and field championship meets that it's easy to forget that neither is a senior. So it's kind of fitting that on the same Friday afternoon, in span of perhaps 10 minutes, tha…

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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 Saturday 1. Track and field - NYSPHSAA Championships Western New York looks to add to state champion total when the state meet concludes with the second day of competition at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Action beg…

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CICERO -- Cleveland Hill's Aaron Wahler, Chris Diem, D'Mario Grant and Javon Thomas earned two things they coveted most by simply winning Friday afternoon at Cicero-North Syracuse. Jon Surdej extended the tradition of success for Lancaster's throwers by doing the same. Ian Russ didn't break 9 minutes in the 3,200 but was happy nonetheless because he earned the right to …

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The Deposit/Hancock baseball team proved to be too much to handle for Brocton Friday night, as they shut out the Bulldogs 3-0 in the New York State Public High School Class D state semifinal. After a scoreless first, Deposit/Hancock (15-1) scored its first run in the second inning. The score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth when Deposit/Hancock added the other…