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Ty Harper, who led Clymer/Sherman/Panama to the state Class D football championship, is the Buffalo Bills' nominee for the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award. Coaches are recognized for "their character and integrity, leadership, dedication to the community, commitment to player health and safety and on-field success," according a news release. One coach …

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Derek Ecklund of Class D state champion Clymer/Sherman/Panama was named the state Class D Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters Association on Tuesday. Ecklund, a second-team All-Western New York selection, ran for more than 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns and was a force on defense for the 13-0 Thunderwolves. "I am overwhelmed to be chosen for such a …

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After too many years of losing and drudgery, the Buffalo sports scene was marked by two overriding themes in 2018. One was hope. Strangely enough, the other was historic trips to Dallas, a place that broke the city's collective hearts three major times during the 1990s. Cynics might chuckle on the first point. The Bills and Sabres, in particular, have had nothing to …

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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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SYRACUSE – A handful of big offensive plays and whole lot of stingy defense put Clymer/Sherman/Panama in a position to achieve the perfect ending to its dream season Friday afternoon. But the one play that swung momentum permanently in the direction of the Wolfpack was a biggie that not only got a rise out of fans, but also helped provide CSP with the finishing kick it …

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Clymer/Sherman/Panama is the best Class D football team in New York State. The combined program earned its first state title Friday, beating Moriah from Port Henry, 26-6, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final. CSP finished a prefect season at 13-0. The teams played a low-scoring first half with the Wolf…

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Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack (12-0) vs. VII-Moriah Vikings (9-2) When: Noon Friday Where: Carrier Dome in Syracuse Tickets: $10 Rankings: CSP is ranked No. 7 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 1 in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Moriah is ranked fourth in the state. NYSPHSAA championship-game records: This is Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s first …

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It may not be over until the fat lady sings, but there’s no doubt Clymer/Sherman/Panama has triumphed when opposing football teams hear members of the Wolfpack singing by the stands with their fans. That has been the ending to each and every Wolfpack game this season. If that happens Friday afternoon in Syracuse, the song and other words definitely will be uttered durin…

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Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack (11-0) vs. IV-Tioga Tigers (9-2) When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Rankings: CSP is ranked No. 7 in the News' small schools poll and No. 1 in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Tioga is ranked second in the state. NYSPHSAA semifinal records: This is Clymer/Sherman/Pan…

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Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack (10-0) vs. Alexander Trojans (10-0) When: noon, Saturday Where: Clarence High School Tickets: $10 Rankings: CSP is ranked No. 7 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 1 in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Alexander is ranked second in the state poll. At Far West Regionals: Clymer/Sherman/Panama is making its first ap…

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When Clymer/Sherman/Panama formed a football partnership in 2015, the schools did it not just so that their students could have the opportunity to play the sport, but so that they one day could experience that championship-winning feeling. Friday became that day. The Wolfpack howled with glee after ending Maple Grove’s championship reign, 35-7, in the Section VI Class D…

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Section VI Class D Championship Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack (9-0) vs. Maple Grove Red Dragons (6-3) When: 2:30 p.m. Friday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Webcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/guide Rankings: CSP is ranked No. 7 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 1 in the New York State Sportswriters poll. Maple Grove is unranked in th…

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Randolph/Frewsburg Cardinals (6-2) at Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles (7-1), 2 p.m. at Cheektowaga High School. The drive for three is within reach for Cleveland Hill, but Randolph/Frewsburg won’t be an easy out. Though now merged with Frewsburg due to numbers, Randolph is still one of all-time programs in New York, having won five state titles – which is tied for second m…

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Believe it or not, East Aurora’s McLaughlin sisters don’t always get along. You just wouldn’t be able to tell by watching the finish of their race at the Section VI cross country championships on Friday. Senior Molly McLaughlin, the reigning champion in Class B, and eighth-grade sister Megan were neck-and-neck as they entered the final stretch of the course at Bemus …

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Lancaster remains the state's second-ranked team in the New York State Sportswriters' Class AA poll this week. Lancaster brings an 8-0 record into its Section VI semifinal contest Friday night against Jamestown. Canisius (6-2) stands at No. 15 in Class AA, while unbeaten Williamsville North (8-0) is ranked 16th. Jamestown (5-3) and Niagara Falls (4-4) were among the hon…