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The polls are open and a champion will be crowned in time for Fourth of July fireworks. More than 3 million votes have been cast for the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial. Now we are asking readers to determine who will be the ultimate Prep Talk Girls Athlete of the Week for 2018-19.  We seeded the 32 weekly poll winners based on their vote tot…

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The polls are open and a champion will be crowned in time for Fourth of July fireworks. More than 3 million votes have been cast for the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial. Now we are asking readers to determine who will be the ultimate Prep Talk Boys Athlete of the Week for 2018-19.  We seeded the 32 weekly poll winners based on their vote tota…

The 2019 All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete spring sports team consists of 136 winners and 586 honorable mentions. To be nominated for the team, students must have carried a 90-plus average for the previous six semesters and been a starter or significant player in their winter sport. The scholar-athlete team is open to seniors from Western New York's 100-plus public and …

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We are down to the final four. More than 2.5 million votes have been cast for the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial. Now we are asking readers to determine who will be the ultimate Prep Talk Boys Athlete of the Week for 2018-19.  We seeded the 32 weekly poll winners based on their vote totals and created a bracket. Four semifinalists advanced t…

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We are down to the final four. More than 2.5 million votes have been cast for the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial. Now we are asking readers to determine who will be the ultimate Prep Talk Girls Athlete of the Week for 2018-19.  We seeded the 32 weekly poll winners based on their vote totals and created a bracket. Four semifinalists advanced …

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Four boys and four girls have advanced after Round 3 of voting in the Prep Talk Athlete of the Week playoffs sponsored by Sgroi Financial. The poll winners were seeded based on their vote totals and placed in a bracket. The overall champion will be crowned on Thursday, July 4. Voting for Round 4 begins today and closes on Monday, July 1 at noon. Here are the Round…

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The Armand “Ace” Cacciatore Wrestling Room at Niagara Wheatfield High School will be dedicated at the school at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night. Alumni, friends and former NW wrestlers and coaches are invited to join the NW Hall of Fame committee at the dedication of the facility, which honors the longtime Falcons wrestling and football coach. Guests are asked to arrive by 5:…

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A revised plan to improve the Town of Tonawanda's parks and recreation venues by adding an ice arena, sports field house and splash pad received strong backing from the public. The vast majority of speakers at Monday's Town Board meeting said they supported this latest version of a long-debated plan to upgrade Tonawanda's Brighton ice arena. Town officials said expan…

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More than 2.3 million votes have been cast for the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial. Now we are asking readers to determine who will be the ultimate Prep Talk Boys Athlete of the Week for 2018-19 with the playoffs.  We seeded the 32 weekly poll winners based on their vote totals and created a bracket. Eight have advanced through the first two …

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More than 2.3 million votes have been cast for the Prep Talk Athletes of the Week, sponsored by Sgroi Financial. Now we are asking readers to determine who will be the ultimate Prep Talk Girls Athlete of the Week for 2018-19 with the playoffs.  We seeded the 32 weekly poll winners based on their vote totals and created a bracket. Eight have advanced through the first two…

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What do John Urschel, Ryan Hunter, Michael Kenefick and James Thomas all have in common? The linemen are Canisius High School football alumni who wanted to give back to the Western New York community and school that helped open the doors of opportunity for them during their youths. So, when their high school coach Rich Robbins asked them to be camp instructors at the fi…

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On Saturday, the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls’ Sports announced its 30th annual All-State softball teams. A total of 45 girls from Section VI and Buffalo-area schools were part of these teams, including Summer Clark of Williamsville East, who shared the Class A Player of the Year honor with Lauren Kersch of Section II’s Ballston Spa. L…

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How often does one team achieve perfection? How often does another achieve everything it set out to do, and do so in flawless fashion? We had such an occurrence in Western New York during the spring courtesy of Williamsville East softball and the Canisius rowing team’s lightweight-four boat. Both have the titles to prove they’re best in the area and state. Canisius’ …

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Williamsville South’s Amari DeBerry scored two points as the United States won the gold medal over Canada, 87-37, at the 2019 FIBA Americas U16 Championship held in Puerto Aysen, Chile, Saturday night. DeBerry added three rebounds. Payton Verhulst (Bishop Meige H.S./De Soto, Kan.) led the Americans with 18 points and was named MVP. Canada was led by Avianna Thompson …

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Canisius High School quarterback Christian Veilleux announced on Twitter Friday night that he is transferring to the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., for his junior and senior years and to continue his football career. He said that he will reclassify as a member of the 2021 recruitment class. “My time at Canisius was amazing,” Veilleux tweeted. “I would like to thank m…