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Jan. 20, 1944 – Aug. 12, 2018 Sharon A. Brockman, Eden's town assessor for 20 years, and a longtime greenhouse owner in the town, died Sunday at Absolut of Eden Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was 74. Brockman, who became involved in politics later in life at the urging of friends, was well known and active in the town through her horticultural business, her go…

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Brocton baseball is heading to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. Ronald Brown threw nine strikeouts in a complete-game outing as the Bulldogs downed Avoca, 5-1, in the Class D Far West Regional at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. “It means a lot,” Brocton Coach Raymond Rosas said. “It feels cool not only for the school district, but the village a…

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Lancaster and Frontier had fought for a Section VI girls lacrosse title every year since the start of the decade. On Tuesday night, the two programs were both able to celebrate championship conquests on the same turf. Lancaster reclaimed its Class A crown with a 15-6 victory over Orchard Park, while on the adjacent field at Williamsville North, Frontier defeated cross-to…

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The building holding the Eden Ale House won't be dark for long. Its owners are bringing a tavern back to life at 8557 N. Main St, Eden. Eden Pub will carry on where the Eden Ale House left off, said Allie O'Brien Phillippi, daughter of owners Pat and Yvette O'Brien. "I just wanted to reassure people that we will be reopening very soon, once we get our liquor licen…

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It's going to be pretty tough to ignore Iroquois softball from here on out. That's because after years of struggling to attain postseason success, the Chiefs have done nothing but find ways to follow up big wins with triumphs of even more significance this spring. Tuesday night at Williamsville North, the Chiefs secured their biggest win in decades. Behind the clu…

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The start to the B-2 softball final was a near disaster for the Eden Raiders. Starting pitcher Marissa Calloway, who struggled with Williamsville North's turf field, faced only two Roy-Hart batters before getting pulled due to multiple illegal pitches. A double from Rams' utility player Mallory Steiner made it 3-0 after one, and Roy-Hart built that lead up to 5-0 by the…

An agricultural company has acquired an Eden warehouse from a prominent family in the town, paying $2.566 million. Timac Agro USA of Reading, Pa., bought the facility at 8639 Depot St., formerly home to Eden Sanitation Service and Paul C. Laing Inc., from Laing Family Properties LLC. The 35,470-square-foot warehouse was built in 1906 on 0.81 acres. Timac Agro, which …

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Pos. Name, School, Year, fast fact OH Troy Gooch, Canisius, 12, Third-year starter and Monsignor Martin Player of the Year earned all-tournament honors five times, recording 569 kills and 62 aces. OH Drew Hesse, Eden, 12, Two-year starter earned all-tournament honors in several events, including the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship…

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The Eden boys volleyball program has recorded its share of memorable victories over the years but earned perhaps its most unforgettable triumph just before Thanksgiving. That's when the Raiders captured the one title – the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association plaque – that had been missing from their trophy case. Eden capped its season to remember …

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One nickname's roots can be traced back to a joke between teammates, while the other appears to have been born from a statistician's shorthand. Regardless of their origins, there's no denying that the acronyms FLOP and CASH have become as much a part of the Western New York Girls Hockey Federation as the players and late afternoon games. CASH has the jerseys to prove it…

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Eden boys volleyball’s final day of competition was grueling and nerve-racking, featuring a pool play tie-breaker and a back-and-forth five-set championship game. Coach Robert Pierce said the hurdles just made the victory even sweeter. The Raiders left Long Island Division II state champions for the first time in school history. “We’re playing schools that are not o…

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ROCHESTER -- Zach Brosnick has a tough job for the Eden boys volleyball team. But he serves the role well. As the Raiders’ serving specialist, his playing time lasts as long as he is precise on the service line. Brosnick made sure he saw a lot of the court during Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II Far West Regionals at Webster Sc…

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The Eden Raiders boys volleyball team added some more hardware to an already large trophy case on Thursday as they took a 24-26, 25-16, 25-14, 25-16 win over Sweet Home in the Section VI Division II crossover match on Wednesday at Lackawanna High School. Eden’s win earned the Raiders their 31st Division II title and the third in the last four seasons. Leading the way fo…

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Robert Pierce was rooting for a Sweet Home victory on Tuesday night. He doesn’t want to see them win again, however. “I’m thrilled for them,” Pierce, the Eden coach, said of Sweet Home and coach Rich Cicero, his former club volleyball and Penn State University teammate. “He’s one of my best friends, a great guy. He’s really worked hard and those kids are responding to him…

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The sting of losing sectional championship matches last year propelled Portville and East Aurora to title conquests on Monday night. Portville ended Eden’s dynasty with a straight-set victory in the Class C crossover and East Aurora swept Alden for the Class B crown before an estimated crowd of 350 at Daemen College. The two teams return to Daemen on Friday for Far West …