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This bitter blast will blow out of town Wednesday. Buh-bye, you might say, as low 40s return, for one brief moment in time. Go ahead, if that helps. But truth in advertising will prevail. Since we were talking a month ago about a more persistent below- to much-below-average pattern setting up shop toward the end of the month into at least early February, I have to tell you…

Bills

Tom Brady has led the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl for the ninth time in his career. Leading into Sunday's AFC Championship, Bills fan Luke Russert pondered how Brady's continued success into his 40s affects Buffalo's rebuilding plans. "Do you think there’s a mindset within One Bills Drive that the clock really doesn’t start on anything until Tom Brady re…

Bryant Lantry, ranked 11th in the nation, earned a major decision, (11-3) over eighth-ranked All-American Sa'Derian Perry at 141 pounds to lead the University at Buffalo to a 19-12 wrestling victory over Old Dominion on Sunday in Norfolk, Va. UB came from a 12-10 deficit to win the final three for the victory and bring its record to 8-4 overall and 1-2 in Mid-American C…

Bills

Pleased with the potential Josh Allen displayed in his rookie season and stocked with veteran backups, the Bills aren't in the quarterback market entering this year's draft. The strength of that market, however, still bears watching for Bills fans. "The more quarterbacks coveted early in the first round, the better for the Bills, who hold the ninth overall pick," Mar…

Bandits

Winless in four National Lacrosse League starts coming in, the Philadelphia Wings were able to throw a scare into the Buffalo Bandits Saturday night in their National Lacrosse League game at KeyBank Center. After falling behind 7-1 midway through the second quarter the Wings rallied. The game was tied before Buffalo finished with four unanswered goals and a 14-10 victor…

Buffalo

Autherine Lucy Foster could only pause for a moment a few days ago at her Alabama home. Her husband Hugh was waiting for her, and she did not have much time to speak of a convention in Buffalo almost 63 years ago that also featured Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a gathering emblematic of the courage honored by Monday's national holiday. Foster remembered. Those were not da…

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This month marked the 7th installment of the contest and it continues to be a hit. Readers heated up my inbox this month with nearly 750 captions, keeping our monthly average at around 770 submissions. Not too shabby! This month’s murder mystery inspired lots of creativity. As expected, most entries were Frosty themed, but many ventured into police puns and climate joke…

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Say this for the Buffalo Sabres: They might be the last team the Tampa Bay Lightning hope to see come the first round of the playoffs in April. If the Sabres can somehow sneak in. The Bolts have some flat-out stupid statistics -- headlined by a 35-8-2 record. And although they're 2-1 against the Sabres this year after Saturday's 5-3 victory in KeyBank Center, they've be…

Colleges

Coming off her lowest scoring output of the season, Cierra Dillard bounced back in a big way Wednesday night, scoring a University at Buffalo women's basketball record 43 points in the Bulls' to 91-84 overtime victory over Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich. Dillard, who had only 15 points in a 74-71 overtime loss to Ohio University in UB's Mid-American Conference opener…

Park, ranked No. 1 among Western New York large schools needed 29 points by Noah Hutchins and some clutch shooting and defense in overtime to avert an upset home at the hands of St. Francis. Hutchins went over the 1,000-point mark for his career and made two steal in the final minute of overtime and Jai’den Dunn hit a crucial 3-pointer in the extra period in Park’s 80-79 …

Cranes have been nearly extinct on Buffalo’s East Side for decades, and their return is putting a smile on the face of Common Council President Darius Pridgen. We’re not talking about the long-legged, long-necked breed of cranes. We’re talking about those impossible-to-miss contraptions that help build things. “Ten years ago, when you saw cranes in the air in downtow…

High Schools

Buffalo News Boys Basketball Polls Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points       LW 1 Park [8]      7-1      80      1 2 Niagara Falls (AA)            8-2      65       4 3 St. Francis 7-2      61       3 4 Canisius      7-4      48       2 5 Lewiston-Porter (A2)     9-0     …

George Mason went on a 14-0 run in the second half and defeated St. Bonaventure, 68-63, on Sunday the Patriots' first victory over the Bonnies as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. A second straight poor outside shooting performance and a 44-24 rebounding deficit led to the defeat for Bona (4-10, 0-1 A-10). "All through the game, we couldn't get to the free throw …

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From its inception in 1982, Linda Knuutila nurtured the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Classic into the biggest in-season tournament in Western New York. The late wife of retired Niagara County Community College coach and Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame member Eric Knuutila devoted weeks to coordinating the annual event. When the matches started, she…