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Former Bishop Timon High School and University at Buffalo linebacker Demone Harris has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. Harris posted his signing on Instagram. Harris was signed from the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. He signed with Baltimore last month. Harris was on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' active roster for the first four games of the season and played …

High Schools

By Michael Petro, Special to the News It wasn’t a defensive game, but when Bishop Timon-St. Jude needed a stop from that side of the ball in the waning minutes of Saturday’s Monsignor Martin Class B football championship, the Tigers got it. In Joe Licata's third season of heading a rebuilding Timon program, the Tigers won a back-and-forth 36-32 shootout over St. Mary…

Colleges

Former Bishop Timon and University at Buffalo linebacker Demone Harris has signed with the Baltimore Ravens's practice squad. Harris announced his signing on Instagram. Harris could possibly move to the active roster as the Ravens deal with a torn triceps injury to Pernell McPhee suffered Sunday. McPhee is likely going to miss the rest of the season. Harris worked ou…

Bills

PITTSBURGH — Demone Harris will never forget how he got to the NFL. And he will never settle just for being in the NFL. The former University at Buffalo linebacker is in his second training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Harris, a 2013 Bishop Timon-St. Jude graduate, has already seen a change in his on-field demeanor as he plays for a spot on the 53-man roster. …

Crime

Paul Humphrey's football teammates filled the front steps of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School while family, friends and faculty gathered on the front lawn of the South Buffalo school Monday morning for a prayer service in which the slain 17-year-old was remembered for his smile and positive energy. Humphrey, who had recently completed his sophomore year, was killed in …

High Schools

Jermaine Haynes Jr. has been a dynamic wide receiver all season for Cardinal O’Hara, but when the team’s starting quarterback went down in the regular-season finale, the senior was called on to go behind center in the Monsignor Martin Class B football final. It became obvious this wasn’t the first time Haynes Jr. has played quarterback. He completed five of six passes f…

Colleges

It took almost two years, but Joe Licata finally has his first victory as Bishop Timon-St. Jude head coach. The Tigers earned a 46-15 win against St. Mary’s/Lancaster on Friday at New Era Field thanks largely to Mitch Theal, who threw for 362 yards and earned five total touchdowns, three in the air and two on the ground. Jake Blidy was his favorite weapon, as the wid…

Sports

Who’s who: The six-team Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association consists of the Bishop Timon-St. Jude Tigers, Canisius Crusaders, Cardinal O'Hara Hawks, St. Francis Red Raiders, St. Joe's Marauders and St. Mary's Lancers. The Nichols Vikings remain an independent team. Alignment shift: Nichols football also has players from Central Christian Academy and Nia…

Local News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to moral and social philosopher Eric Hoffer, “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” . . . COMING CLEAN – “Germs Are Gross” is the theme for this week’s edition of EPIC Storytime at Canalside in downtown Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Special guest will be local magician Paul Antonio, who will…

High Schools

Matt Myers hopes to know by the end of the week if he'll return to Bishop Timon-St. Jude for his senior season of high school, or if the standout quarterback will be going somewhere else. Myers - a first-team member of the All-Western New York squad in 2016 - sent a message via Twitter that he hadn't made a decision yet, but would announce his next move on the social me…

Sports

Joe Licata has no experience as a high school administrator or head coach, but Bishop Timon-St. Jude supporters can rest peacefully knowing the Tigers are in good hands with him taking over as athletic director. He has all the qualities needed to restore order after Charlie Comerford resigned last month. For starters, Licata is among the most upright and upbeat people y…

Local News

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, born on this date in 1804, “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” . . . TELLING TALES – “It’s Okay to be Different” is this week’s theme for EPIC (Every Person Influences Children) Storytime from 11 a.m. to 2 p.…