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Hamburg Bulldogs (3-5) Coach: Jeff Tripp, fourth season. Home field: Howe Field. Program founded: 1915. Outlook: Hamburg will find out if the growing pains of the past two years pay off. Five returning senior starters, including four on the offensive line, look to fuel the ground-and-pound attack with Logan Garza, Spencer Dix, John Haberman and Alan Beyer opening…

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PITTSFORD — Riding the bus to St. John Fisher College on Saturday, the East Aurora boys lacrosse team followed along as Orchard Park and Hamburg let their seasons slip away in the state quarterfinals. “We’ve got to pick it up and win one for Section VI,” coach Scott More told the Blue Devils. “We can't go 0-fer out here.” East Aurora responded to the challenge after a sl…

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Tom Ryan is fortifying his bond with a daughter who moved across the country by taking her place on the sideline back home. Last spring, Katy Ryan left for Las Vegas to work for Legends Hospitality, a company helping the Oakland Raiders build their new NFL stadium. Making the career move meant leaving behind a Hamburg girls lacrosse program that she built into a powerhou…

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Gabe Mastrangelo became the Hamburg boys soccer program’s all-time leading scorer earlier this week and ranks among the Section VI leaders with 12 goals through the first eight games of the season. The senior striker’s surge has been more than enough offense for the defensive-minded Bulldogs, who set another school record with their seventh-straight shutout Saturday in a …

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Who’s who: The 16-team class consists of two divisions. Class A North includes the Grand Island Vikings, Kenmore East Bulldogs, Kenmore West Blue Devils, North Tonawanda Lumberjacks, Starpoint Spartans, Sweet Home Panthers, Williamsville East Flames and Williamsville South Billies. Class A South features the Amherst Tigers, Hamburg Bulldogs, Iroquois Chiefs, Lake Shore Eag…