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Bennett assistant coach Dan Conley didn't mince his words following his Tigers' exciting 14-8 overtime victory over three-time defending Harvard Cup champion McKinley Friday night at All High Stadium. "McKinley is the best 0-3 team in Western New York for sure," he said after Cornelius Jones' 30-yard scoring reception from Charles Jefferson won it for the Tigers…

Saturday's High School Extra has the scoop on big games in boys soccer, field hockey and golf as well as major events today in cross country (McQuaid Invitational), girls volleyball (West Seneca Invitational) and boys volleyball (Sweet Home Tournament). Here are some more details from Friday's action: ** Orchard Park appears ready to face some out-of-town competition at …

6:47 p.m. I'm heading out to Williamsville South's homecoming game against Sweet Home tonight. I don't think I'll be able to have any live updates, unfortunately, but we'll get some notes on here as soon as possible. 10:30 p.m. Quite a night for me -- I started at South, where Sweet Home rolled to a 36-7 halftime lead. Then I got a call from assistant sports editor Dennis…

Getting ready for Week Four starts with a pair of polls ... Online Surveys & Market Research Online Surveys & Market Research Check out today's High School Extra for a look at some of the tonight's key games. • • •As promised, a leftover question from this week's Prep Talk live chat, this one from frequent contributor Gator: "Hi Keith, You told me all abo…

Every week of the football season, nine voters rate Western New York's best teams from 1 to 10 in the large and small school polls (published in the Sidelines of each Tuesday's Scholastic Spotlight). The News has one vote in each poll. Here's how we filled out our ballot: 1. Orchard Park (3-0) [last week: 1]-- In a tough week, at least one decision was easy.2. Clarence …

As I wrote in today's Scholastic Spotlight: While East Aurora is a power in cross country every season, this year the boys are hoping to do as much damage as the girls. Here's much more on this year's cross country season ... • • • First of all, cross country fans certainly know this ... but if you don't know, now you know: section6runs.com is a great local site for cro…

Online Surveys & Market Research Lots of fantastic finishes to choose from there. If you missed it, be sure to catch up on all the weekend's action in Friday's roundup and Saturday's roundup as well as a ton of information in several posts listed at right. In our last polls, the Class D showdown of Portville-Maple Grove (24.6 percent) edged Frontier-Clarence (22.3 p…

The Riverside Athletic Club Connolly Cup Committee's honor roll for Week Three is: Ben Boberg (West Valley), Sean Brady (Canisius), Daeshaune Clark (Williamsville South), Tony Dechario (Chautauqua Lake), Scott Drosendahl (East Aurora), Brooks Estarfaa (Maryvale), Dan Gorski (Depew), Tim Hersey (Kenmore West), Brandon Moshenko (Tonawanda), Brandon Murie (Iroquois), Alex N…

Williamsville South and Lafayette won by preventing two-point conversions in the final seconds on Saturday, less than 24 hours after West Seneca East, Tonawanda and Cheektowaga also came up with big plays late in their wins. See today's News for a story on Clarence's big AA South win over Frontier as well as a roundup of other action. Check the scoreboard files for all th…

Everybody who has seen Williamsville South knows that senior captain Daeshaune Clark is a football player. Now they know the same thing about sophomore Phil Stasiak. Clark stuffed the stat sheet in nearly every conceivable category and Stasiak proved he’s not just a star on the basketball court in the Billies’ thrilling 28-26 Class A North victory over Starpoint Saturd…

Check out a very entertaining radio broadcast of a very entertaining finish of Lafayette's 14-13 victory over Burgard at the Buffalo Public Schools' site. When the audio player pops up, fast forward to the end. It's definitely worth a listen. Intense Milk Game of the Week play-by-play man Rich Kozak said afterwards: "I almost jumped out of the booth." Here's a…

Today's roundup on the high school page has some great cross country and volleyball action. Here are a few more notes, mostly about some big girls soccer games.    • • •Kenmore West coach Jennifer Gilham described her defense in a 1-0 loss at Rochester power Aquinas as "phenomenal -- they got a lot of compliments today." Sweeper Paige Bouley is joined …

4 p.m. All I have to report so far is that St. Joe's had a 7-3 lead over St. Mary's in the first quarter (I was in the neighborhood).  We'll have more notes on Saturday's action as the afternoon goes on and the calls start coming in. Mary Jo Monnin is covering the Frontier at Clarence game. 5:15 p.m. St. Joe's went on to a 36-23 victory over St. Mary's. 10:30 p.m.…