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Here is the list of Class of 2019 student-athletes from each school who have signed Division I or II letters of intent. Any other commitments not listed here, please send via email to mrodriguez@buffnews.com. Cardinal O’Hara: Angel Parker (Siena, women’s basketball). Clarence: Jack Putney (St. Bonaventure, baseball). Grand Island: Samantha Bailey (Marist, baske…

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ENDICOTT – Another trip to Union-Endicott High School’s Ty Cobb Stadium resulted in Cleveland Hill football players walking off the field in tears. The Golden Eagles’ comeback bid in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class C semifinal fell short as the Section VI champion's season came to an end against Susquehanna Valley of Section IV, 21-20, …

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Quinn DeCicco and Kaitlyn Higby provided the finishing touches each’s respective girls soccer team needed Tuesday night to earn spots in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Tournament. DeCicco’s second goal of the game late in the second half broke a 1-1 tie and enabled Amherst to defeat longtime nemesis Williamsville East, 2-1, in the overall Se…

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Hannah Mulhern is in pain. It won’t go away any time soon, if ever, though she takes medication to manage it. The daily pain she endures serves as a reminder of just how fortunate the St. Mary’s of Lancaster girls’ volleyball star is to be running, jumping, feeling and being alive. Mulhern is a 17-year-old senior who has overcome a brain tumor to be more than a co…

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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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Here are the members of the All-Western New York boys lacrosse first team: Attack A Nelson Logan, Akron, 12. Tigers co-captain recorded 44 goals, 99 assists for Class D champions. Scored 300 points in 58 career games. A Thomas Cecere, Grand Island, 12.  Strong, three-sport athlete graduates as GI's all-time leader in goals (207). Will play at Division II North Greenvi…

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It's fitting that Jalyn Jimerson and Ivy Santana shared the stage with the rest of area's top girls lacrosse talents during the recent Tom Borrelli Memorial Awards banquet at Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant. The Lake Shore scoring sensations have seemingly been joined at the hip the past 10 years. They've attended lacrosse camps together as well as played on the same summer l…

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ALL-Western New York Coach of the Year: Katy Ryan (Hamburg) FIRST TEAM P             Player    School   Yr. GK          Maren Geiger     Nichols  12 D            TaNia Cunningham           Nichols  10 M           Jalyn Jimerson    Lake Shore          12 M           Ivy Santana         Lake Shore          12 M           Taylor Gehen      Frontier 12 …

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Williamsville East wasted little time seizing control of its Section VI Class A-1 baseball final against West Seneca West. The Flames (19-1) are now one win away from advancing to the state tournament for the second time in three years. They face Class A-2 champion Maryvale on Saturday at Niagara Falls High School for the overall Section VI Class A championship. Will…

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Western New York Maritime Charter School, fresh off moving its middle school to a new location in South Buffalo, is now planning a major expansion of that building to accommodate its high school and a new gymnasium. The nautically themed school worked with Ellicott Development Co. to purchase the former School No. 70, a two-story brick building at 102 Buffum St., just e…

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Several members of the South Park Sparks decided to take a stand prior to their game at Iroquois, but they and their teammates needed to make a couple more down the stretch in order to return home with a victory. South Park remained unbeaten by hanging on for a 36-28 triumph over the Chiefs in a Class A South clash between playoff contenders, but that thrilling conclusi…

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Nichols Vikings (0-7) Coach: Bob Mullen, second season Home field: Peek Field Program founded: 1895 Outlook: The program has joined forces with Christian Central Academy – with 12 of its 29 players coming from the small, private school in Williamsville that does not offer the sport. One of those players is Ben Lekeuneu, a senior who will start at running back. …

Here's our second attempt at doing this as the first one disappeared into cyber space as I hit the publish button. In any event, we came oh, so close to perfection -- me and the other voters -- as we saw eye to eye on 1-8 in the Large School balloting and just missed out on No. 10 of having an identical Small School poll. Without further adieu, here's the post Canisius-J…