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Just before the game-clinching point, teammates Sophia Renaud and Destiny Custer looked at each other and said “we got this.” They were right. Class B-2 Olean scored a stunning three-set sweep over B-1 champion Cheektowaga in the Section VI Class B overall title match that was played at North Tonawanda High School Friday night. “We always just look at each other f…

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The defending Class C state champions are once again off to defend their title. Portville girls volleyball defeated Eden in a five-set thriller on Friday night. The Eden Raiders played hard to the bitter end but ultimately lost in a 26-24 final set. Portville’s final set scores were 15-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24. The Panthers have won a state title in four …

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On a night ruled by first-time champions, Olean sophomore Alexis Trietley remained the dominant force at the Section VI girls swimming championships. The Olean sophomore won the sectional title in the 100-yard freestyle for a third straight year, finishing in 52.10, and repeated as the 200-freestyle champion with a time of 1:53.10. Last season, as a freshman, Trietle…

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Throughout the regular season and playoffs, Iroquois has been known for scoring goals. During sectional play this year, Greece Olympia has stopped every shot that has come their way. Something had to give. In the fourth minute of the first overtime period, Kuditra DeRosa’s left-footed strike inside the 18-yard box was the game’s lone goal, sending Greece Olympia t…

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Amari DeBerry has been a coveted women’s basketball Division I recruit since eighth grade. Although the 6-foot-5 forward won’t graduate high school until 2021, the Williamsville South junior opted to make her college choice public Friday night. DeBerry announced on Twitter that she has accepted an offer to attend the University of Connecticut. DeBerry, the two-time A…

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It was not a particularly nice day for a run at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora on Friday. Temperatures around the freezing mark along with a mix of snow, ice and water on the ground left most of the competitors in the Section VI cross country championships doing at least a little mumbling. “It was absolutely awful,” said Owen White of Lockport. “At the turn to t…

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Sydney Nowicki of Lockport has turned the Section VI girls cross country championships into her own personal playground. What’s more, she’s getting better at it. When Nowicki was a freshman she won the title by about two seconds. This time, the junior won the Class A race held at Knox Farm State Park by 1 minute, 18 seconds for a third straight victory. In other word…

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We're covering the latest updates and news in high school sports on @bufnewspreptalk on Twitter and through your #PrepTalkLive tweets. We encourage you to tweet photos, scores and updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive – that's the quickest way to share information with us. Our high school scoreboard page has today's entire lineup, an…

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Who: McKinley Macks (9-0) vs. South Park Sparks (9-0). When: 3:15 p.m. Saturday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Rankings: South Park is ranked second in the Buffalo News’ large schools poll and sixth in the state. McKinley is ranked sixth in the News’ large schools poll and eighth in the state. At New Era Field: South Park is 1-2, beating West Seneca Ea…

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Who: Southwestern Trojans (9-0) vs. Wilson Lakemen (9-0) When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Rankings: Southwestern is ranked first in the Buffalo News Small Schools poll and second in the state. Wilson is ranked third among News small schools and ninth in the state. At New Era Field: Southwestern is 4-7, posting its last win in 201…

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Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama (7-1) vs. Franklinville/Ellicottville (8-0) When: noon Saturday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Rankings: Franklinville/Ellicottville is ranked fifth in the Buffalo News Small Schools poll and second in the state. CSP is ranked seventh among News small schools and third in the state. At New Era Field: Defending state champion …

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Wow! That’s the only way to describe this match. Captain Madison Popielski had 13 kills amd 28 digs as top-seed Williamsville South erased a 2-0 deficit to beat No. 3 Hamburg in five sets to claim the Section VI Class A championship that was played at North Tonawanda High School Thursday night. Winning their first sectional title since winning states in 2014 the Bill…

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Amherst football player Anthony McCarley and St. Mary’s volleyball player Marie Rhodes have been named the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial, in voting done by visitors to BuffaloNews.com. McCarley rushed for 251 yards and five touchdowns and scored a sixth TD on a 30-yard reception in 56-38 matchup win against Hutch-Tech. He received 47% of t…

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Who: Albion Purple Eagles (8-1) vs. WNY Maritime/Health Sciences Falcons (8-1). When: 5 p.m. Friday Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Rankings: Maritime/Health Sciences is ranked No. 2 in the Buffalo News Small Schools Poll and 12th in the state. Albion is ranked fourth among News small schools and 14th in the state. At New Era Field: Albion is 4-6. The Pu…

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Who: Lancaster Legends (7-2) vs. Orchard Park Quakers (8-1). When: 8 p.m. Friday. Where: New Era Field. Tickets: $10. Rankings: Lancaster is ranked fourth in the News’ Large Schools poll and 23rd in the state. Orchard Park is ranked fifth among News Large Schools and 17th in the state. Records at New Era Field: Lancaster is 5-7. The Legends defeated Bennett,…