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By Dave Ricci The Legends just keep playing with house money. Brett Beetow scored four goals as Lancaster beat Section V’s Penfield 11-7 in the Class A Far West Regional title game. It was part of a quadruple header that at All-High Stadium Saturday. The win marks the first Class A regional title for Section VI since 2008, and the first-ever regional title for Lan…

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An Akron label printing and manufacturing company that does nearly one-third of its business in Erie County is seeking tax breaks to support an expansion of its operation so it can be more efficient and competitive. Niagara Label, owned by the Whitmarsh family, wants to construct a 16,000-square-foot addition to its current manufacturing facility, located on 11 acres at…

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When bank branches make news, it's often because they're closing. While that trend continues, the Bank of Akron and several other area banks are planning to add branches in select locations. It's evidence that brick and mortar locations have staying power, even in the digital age. Two notable trends have driven banks to downsize their retail networks: Customers are c…

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2016-17 underclassmen Section VI champions 200 individual medley – Michael Maurer (Hamburg), 100 butterfly – Michael Clough (Williamsville East), 500 freestyle – Liam O’Connell (Hamburg), 100 backstroke – Maurer (Hamburg). 2016-17 Section VI team champions Class A – Orchard Park, Class B – East Aurora, Class C – Panama. Key dates Section VI Class Championshi…

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It’s hard to miss Akron’s Abby Stone when she’s out on the field. She’s usually the one getting double- and sometimes triple-teamed. Yet the four-time All-Western New York first team member led the area in goals scored with 26 as a senior and was a critical piece in the Tigers reaching the NYSPHSAA semifinals for the first time since head coach Mary Borden took over the…

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Head coach Mary Borden has Akron in the state semifinals for the first time since taking over the program in 2003. Awaiting the Tigers at Maine-Endwell High School in the Binghamton area on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. is Section IV’s Whitney Point, which has won the last three Class C state championships. Winner advances to Sunday’s final at 9:30 a.m. Both teams are coming…

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By Tom Dinki Special to the News Far West Regionals Saturday produced mixed results for Section VI field hockey teams, as Akron easily punched its ticket to the state semifinals but Williamsville North and Amherst both lost nail-biters in heartbreaking fashion. Akron (14-1) avenged a 2015 regionals loss to East Rochester with a 7-0 rout of the Section V foe in the C…

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Portville will take another swing at trying to end Eden’s run of dominance. The two teams will meet in the Section VI Class C girls volleyball championship rematch on Monday night at Daemen College following their respective sectional title defenses on Thursday night at Brocton. Portville (18-3) swept Cassadaga Valley in the C-2 final after Eden (18-1) won its 19th strai…

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WILLIAMSVILLE – The Section VI field hockey championships on Wednesday in Williamsville had a little bit of everything. Revenge was found in Class C, a new champion was crowned in Class B, while a title was defended in Class A. In Class C action, the top-seeded Akron Tigers (13-1), who graduated 10 seniors from last season, got their revenge and stunned powerhouse and d…

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By Dave Ricci Sprcial to The News You have to hand it to the Niagara-Orleans League. They play some pretty good soccer in the small league. And they proved it on Saturday afternoon, with all four teams in the Section VI Class B-1 and B-2 girls soccer championships at Williamsville North representing the N-O. In the B-1 game, No. 2 Newfane topped No. 8 Albion, 1-0…

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Kickoff: 11:30 a.m. Saturday. TV: CBS Sports Network. Radio: ESPN 1520. Records: Buffalo 3-5 (1-3 in MAC), Akron 4-4 (3-1). Last time out: The Bulls lost for a third straight time Saturday against Miami (Ohio), 24-14. True freshman QB Kyle Vantrease started for the first time in his career due to a Drew Anderson injury the week prior. He threw for 202 yards and…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/se…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Clar…

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The Akron field hockey team may have only had one game last week, but Abby Stone made it count. With the help of her teammates, the senior scored five goals and had an assist in a 7-1 win against Wilson, one of the tougher teams in the Niagara-Orleans League. For her noteworthy performance in a sport that's not so easy to score in, Stone was an easy choice for the Pr…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/news-football-polls-week-five/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14 Class AA Bennett 14, Clarenc…