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The 2018 All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete fall sports team consists of 135 winners and 926 who were honorable mention. 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 fall sport. The scholar-athlete team is open to seniors from Western New York's 100-plus public …

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The 2018 All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete fall sports team consists of 135 winners and 926 who were honorable mention. 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 fall sport. The scholar-athlete team is open to seniors from Western New York's 100-plus public …

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Teams are selected by each league's coaches:  MONSIGNOR MARTIN ALL-CATHOLIC A Offensive Player of the Year: Jake Ritts-10 (St. Francis). Defensive Player of the Year: Reilly Wood (St. Joe’s). Special Teams Player of the Year: Tristan Vandenberg (Canisius). First Team Offense Pos. Name School Yr. QB Micah Brown St. Joe’s 11 RB Xzvaier Janczylik St. Francis 11 …

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As Shaun Dolac kept making play after play for West Seneca East during its New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A semifinal victory against Indian River, a young reporter in the press box uttered the words, “He’s like a machine.” The reason? Dolac hardly ever came off the field. Yet as that game went on, the Trojans’ senior and 6-foot-1, 2…

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Here are the members of the All-Western New York first team offense as selected by The Buffalo News in consultation with Dick Gallagher and area coaches. Aaron Chase School: Starpoint Position: QB Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 170 Year: Senior Intelligent player on and off the field (99 average), the four-year starter matched Joe Licata’s Western New York record for passing to…

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The All-Western New York first team defense was selected by The Buffalo News in consultation with Dick Gallgher and area coaches. Trevor Smith School: Pioneer Position: DL Ht.: 6-5 Wt.: 240 Year: Senior Trench Trophy finalist and two-way starting lineman helped Panthers to nine-win season, a division title and appearance in the Section VI Class B final. Class …

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Editor's note: This is part of a series unveiling the All-Western New York football team as chosen by The Buffalo News. The football teams will be released on Friday. Clymer/Sherman/Panama lost in the Section VI football semifinals last season and returned several key players from that team in 2018. It would have been easy to conclude that the Wolfpack would have a v…

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Here are the members of the All-Western New York boys lacrosse first team: Attack A Nelson Logan, Akron, 12. Tigers co-captain recorded 44 goals, 99 assists for Class D champions. Scored 300 points in 58 career games. A Thomas Cecere, Grand Island, 12.  Strong, three-sport athlete graduates as GI's all-time leader in goals (207). Will play at Division II North Greenvi…

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It's fitting that Jalyn Jimerson and Ivy Santana shared the stage with the rest of area's top girls lacrosse talents during the recent Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards banquet at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant. The Lake Shore scoring sensations have seemingly been joined at the hip the past 10 years. They've attended lacrosse camps together as well as played on the same summer l…

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Pos. Player School Grade Fast fact A Charleigh Rondeau, Amherst, 11, Student of game who took most draws for Tigers, Rondeau recorded 38 goals for Section VI Class C runner-up. A Anjali Silverheels, Hamburg, 10, Third-year player had breakout season, recording career-bests in goals (46), assists (36) and points (82) for the Bulldogs. A Morgan Baxendale, 12, Orchar…

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Williamsville South senior guard Greg Dolan has been named state Player of the Year in Class A for boys basketball by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Dolan, a three-time first team All-Western New York selection and the 2017-18 Allen Wilson Buffalo News Player of the Year, averaged 28.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 7.1 steals and 6.9 assists per game in helping t…

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Lockport High School boys volleyball star Zach Schneider announced via Instagram that he will take his talents to Long Beach State in California. As of three days ago, Long Beach was ranked first in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, followed by UCLA, Ohio State and Hawaii. Schneider, a junior, helped the Lions win the Section VI Division I championshi…

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Wilson senior John Bender recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pa. Bender, who has experience pitching, catching and playing shortstop, was a first team All-Western New York selection last season. That capped a campaign in which he batted a Section VI-record.651 and also pitched a perfect game for the defending Ni…