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Imagine a scenario in which Lancaster and Jamestown, West Seneca West and West Seneca East, and Clymer/Sherman/Panama and Maple Grove played each other twice during the same football postseason. While the chances two teams from the same section meeting for a New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship already exist in boys ice hockey, the scenar…

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It’s been a while since Lancaster took one on the chin the way it did during Saturday’s Class AA Far West Regional football contest. Still, put into proper perspective, the Legends’ 39-7 season-ending loss to Section V champion Aquinas shouldn’t serve as a sign that Lancaster’s run as the cream of the crop in Section VI Class AA is nearing its conclusion. Rather, it…

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As a quarterback for a two-time state runner-up, Easton Tanner is all about the team. So when new Maple Grove coach Justin Hanft asked him to switch positions, the senior overcame the fear of not having played any other position on offense in his life by responding like any leader. He accepted the challenge. The reason. “I’m just trying to do whatever I can to hel…

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Dylan Kelly admittedly wasn’t very sociable following Williamsville North’s loss to Bennett via a game-ending Hail Mary, 24-21, last weekend. The two-way star senior believed he should have made a play on the ball, even though he wasn’t the only defender in the area of the completed prayer. “I just thought I was in a nightmare. That was a heartbreaker,” Kelly said. "…

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David Gaca turned on the television and watched Syracuse beat Florida State on Saturday. He also found the strength to laugh a little, do a quick interview on the phone and have a bite to eat. The Lancaster senior didn’t do any of this from the comforts of home, though. He had to do it all from a hospital bed at Oishei Children’s Hospital, where he continued to recover …

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Joe Licata is committed to making Bishop Timon-St. Jude a success in all sports. That is why he signed a multi-year deal to stay with the South Buffalo Catholic school as its athletic director and head football coach. Timon’s sports news Twitter account tweeted out news of the deal. “I’m not going anywhere,” Licata said Thursday night after football practice. “I’m ju…

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Liam Scheuer is a big lad who knows he has big shoes to fill. Not surprisingly, the West Seneca West junior has prepared not only for the challenge of succeeding Matt Myers at quarterback but also the physical punishment that comes with battling in the trenches on defense. Scheuer, last year’s backup signal-caller, spent the season making life miserable for opposing …

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Christian Veilleux, a quarterback from Ottawa, Ont., received an offer from the University at Buffalo last year. That’s not the only Division I suitor vying for his services. Should he receive any other offers, though, it’ll be for the work he does under center with Canisius High School. Coach Rich Robbins confirmed to the Buffalo News on Sunday that the 6-foot-3,…