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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…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Cardinal O’Hara [10] 21-7 100 1 2. Williamsville South (A-1) 19-6 89 2 3. Sacred Heart 20-9 75 3 4. Orchard Park (AA) 22-2 71 4 5. Amherst (A-2) 17-7 63 5 6. Iroquois (A-2) 19-4 31 8 7. East Aurora (A-2) 18-4 28 6 8. Lake Shore …

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Noah Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup provided the perfect ending to Park School's championship quest and the perfect finish to a postseason full of memorable moments for Western New York's boys and girls basketball teams. There were three state champions: Park (Federation Class A boys), East (NYSPHSAA Class D boys) and Sacred Heart (state Catholic Class A girls). Ther…

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TROY – The ball was in the right hands. The chances were there. The shots just didn’t fall, at least not when the Franklinville girls basketball team needed them to the most. Down, 54-51, with 34 seconds left in overtime of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D championship against Section IV’s Delaware Academy, sophomore sensation Da…

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TROY – As the 11 girls on the Franklinville basketball team huddled around each other to celebrate their win Saturday, senior Allyson Haskell raised her left index finger with a simple message. One more. Visible on that left forearm are the words “be the first.” Inspired by a visit from 1990 Franklinville grad Brian Wachter, every player applied a temporary tattoo at…

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 Who: Franklinville Panthers (24-0) vs. X-Edwards-Knox Cougars (21-1). What: New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D final four. When: Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. NYS Sportswriters Rankings (as of March 8): Franklinville is ranked No. 1. Edwards-Knox is No. 3. How they got here: Franklinville, the la…

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Danielle Haskell does something every game that Franklinville girls basketball coach Allan Dunlap just marvels at. When the sophomore sensation scored 17 of the Panthers’ first 21 points of the Class D Far West Regional at Rush-Henrietta Saturday, Dunlap thought she was well on her way to putting up 50. Haskell “cooled off” in the second half, finishing with a game-h…

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The Franklinville girls basketball team had not had a practice the entire season where it didn’t talk about Panama in some form or fashion, preparing to square off against the perennial power for the Section VI Class D championship. Ever since Allan Dunlap took over as girls coach three years ago, Panama is all Franklinville has known. And for good reason. Panama won th…

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Section V girls basketball teams historically haven’t had much trouble dispatching its Section VI opposition in the Far West Regionals. Rochester-area schools come into Saturday’s games at Rush-Henrietta High School leading the all-time series with a record of 103-59. In the last three years, however, Western New York has held its own and is a respectable 8-7. Sectio…

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Willard Anderson was a freshman role player the last time East won a Section VI boys basketball title. The Panthers secured the Class B-2 three-peat in 2015 at Buffalo State and haven’t been back to the Championship Week venue since. Due to drops in classification to C the last two years and D this season, East’s championship road has had to go through Jamestown Communit…

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The Section VI Class C and D boys basketball finals have become a victim of Mother Nature. The games originally slated to be played Friday night at Jamestown Community College will now be played Saturday at JCC following the girls Section VI championship doubleheader. The decision to reschedule the boys games was made around 11:15 p.m. Thursday night, according to La…

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JAMESTOWN – There were 8.9 seconds left, and East High School trailed Ellicottville, 61-60, in the boys basketball Section VI, Class D semifinal. Was there any doubt who would get the ball? Willard Anderson took the inbounds pass, zipped down the court, cut to his left, penetrated the lane, and laid in a shot with about three seconds left. That was the difference, as…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Boys Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Canisius [9] 23-2 90 1 2. Park 20-5 81 2 3. Williamsville South (A-1) 18-3 70 3 4. Niagara Falls (AA) 17-4 59 4 5. West Seneca West (A-1) 21-0 57 6 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 39 5 7. Williamsville North (AA) 14-7 30 NR 8…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Boys Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Canisius [10] 22-2 100 1 2. Park 19-5 90 2 3. Williamsville South (A-1) 17-3 77 3 4. Niagara Falls (AA) 16-4 64 4 5. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-5 61 5 6. West Seneca West (A-1) 20-0 58 6 7. Lockport (AA) 16-4 37 7 8. St. Fran…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Boys Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Canisius [9] 20-2 99 2 2. Park [1] 16-5 90 1 3. Williamsville South (A-1) 15-3 78 3 4. Niagara Falls (AA) 15-4 63 5 5. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 16-4 60 4 6. West Seneca West (A-1) 20-0 58 6 7. Lockport (AA) 14-4 34 7 8. St. Fr…