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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 [9]      25-3 90          1 2 Niagara Falls (AA)            21-4   78       3 3 Lewiston-Porter (A2)     21-4   66       2 4 Williamsville North (AA)           20-3   53       5 5 Canis…

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It’s a game Cardinal O’Hara would have lost in past years,  coach Tony Pulvirenti says. Maybe that’s a sign of just how the Hawks have matured, just how much they are in sync. They won their biggest game of the season without the school's all-time scoring leader, Justin Hemphill, recording a point. Their reward: the New York State Catholic High Schools Athletic Assoc…

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By Jim Hague Special to The Buffalo News NEW YORK – The Cardinal O'Hara boys basketball team spent seven hours on a bus from Buffalo to the Bronx on what senior Jermaine Haynes Jr. termed “a business trip.” “It was a business trip because we had to come here and take care of business,” Haynes said. O'Hara eventually did, winning the New York Catholic High Schoo…

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There’s still a lot of season left, but should the Park School and Cardinal O’Hara end their respective campaigns with No. 1 rankings both will undoubtedly be thrilled with the achievements. Both also will know which boys basketball team would be the undisputed No. 1. That would be Park based on head-to-head record. The Buffalo News’ No. 1 large school spoiled sen…

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NIAGARA FALLS – The blink-of-an-eye offense was at it again for Cardinal O’Hara and that’s a good thing. It served as an effective repellent for whenever Section V’s U-Prep got within striking position of the Hawks. The play also served as O’Hara’s most effective on a Saturday in which the Buffalo News’ top-ranked small school looked a little off but found a way to exte…

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Justin Hemphill is quite familiar with what it’s like to achieve a milestone. The Cardinal O’Hara senior attained another historic moment in his career before the home folks Wednesday, except on this night he wasn’t the only Hawk to have the game stopped in recognition of a feat. Hemphill notched a triple-double en route to becoming the first O’Hara player to reach t…

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Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class)           Record           Pts      LW 1 Amherst [7] (A2) 5-0      88       1 2 St. Mary’s [2]       11-0   77       4 3 Cardinal O’Hara   8-3      74       2 4 Williamsville South (A1)            3-1      67       3 5 Lake Shore (A2)   5-1      49     …

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Park School rode the towers of three and perhaps the best backcourt in the area to championship glory last season. It was expected that the underclassmen core would return with the mission of completing a New York State Federation Tournament Class A championship repeat. Then the offseason happened. Three pivotal players to Park’s run transferred to prep schools, incl…

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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…

Who: Cardinal O’Hara Hawks (4-5) vs. Bishop Timon-St. Jude Tigers (2-8) When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: UB Stadium Tickets: $10 Audio only: mixlr.com/wnyathletics Cardinal O’Hara in the final: This is Cardinal O’Hara’s first appearance in the Division B final under the league’s current playoff format. However, O’Hara won several Monsignor Martin Small Schools p…

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Cardinal O'Hara's Tommy Appenheimer comes from a royal family of Western New York runners. Both his parents, Tom and Heather, ran at Canisius College and are in the school's Hall of Fame. Heather holds the Canisius records for the 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter races and was The Buffalo News' 1992 Runner of the Year. Tom is top 10 in multiple categories in th…

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V-Aquinas Little Irish (2-0) vs. Canisius Crusaders (1-1), 2 p.m. at Stransky Complex. Canisius gets to face its other maroon and white rival as defending Section V Class AA champion Aquinas makes the trip to the 7-1-6. The Crusaders enter the clash coming off a 42-37 road loss at Aquinas’ Rochester-area rival McQuaid. Canisius showed its potential and youth in that …

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Bishop Timon-St. Jude | Cardinal O’Hara | St. Mary’s Bishop Timon-St. Jude Tigers (0-9) Coach: Joe Licata, second year Home field: Tifft Farm Program founded: 1948 Outlook: The roster of 35 has been bolstered by the addition of athletes who did not come out for the team last year. That includes hockey players Michael Sands and Trai Jenkins. Linebacker Ethyn Ell…

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When Angel Parker decides where she wants to play college basketball after graduating next year, she’ll be the fifth girl from Cardinal O’Hara in the last six years to sign with a Division I program. That’s a list that includes current senior Kiara Johnson, who’s headed to Eastern Michigan in the fall, University at Buffalo sophomore Summer Hemphill, Canisius College fr…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…