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Melanie Green won her third consecutive Section VI golf championship Wednesday with a 5-over 77 at Arrowhead Golf Course in Clarence. The junior from Medina, along with eight others, also qualified for the NYSPHSAA championships to be held June 1-2 at the Deerfield Country Club in Brockport. Green won the state title last year with a 6-under 138 and qualified for the…

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Aidan Shaw of Orchard Park defeated Medina’s Ian Wagner in a playoff on Monday to capture the Section VI golf championship at River Oaks Golf Course in Grand Island. Shaw and Wagner were tied after each shot 76-39 — 115 through two rounds. Both were 7 over par. Shaw used three birdies to take a two-stroke lead in the morning round. Three bogeys over the last nine hol…

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Tim Maciejewski knows he is near the finish line as a scholastic athlete. He also knows he is that much closer to starting a much more important endeavor. The St. Francis distance runner is fine with wearing his school colors in competition for a final time. For Maciejewski, that could be during the All-Catholic Championship meet at his home track Saturday and Sunday. …

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(Through Friday night’s games) 1 Williamsville girls hockey. Regardless of whether Williamsville wakes up as a state champion or state runner-up Sunday morning, historic week for coach Rick Hopkins’ crew is hard to ignore and deserves to be rewarded. Four wins in five days entering Saturday night’s state final against Skaneateles. Roland sisters lead comeback win agains…

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Buffalo News Football Polls Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class) Record Points       LW 1 West Seneca West [9] (A)         8-0      97      1 2 Lancaster (AA)     7-1      77       2 3 Bennett (AA)        6-2      69       5 4 West Seneca East (A)     6-1      67      4 5 Williamsville …

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How the News' ranked scholastic football teams fared Large schools 1 West Seneca West (8-0): Defeated Jamestown, 39-18. Up next, Starpoint. 2 Lancaster (6-1): Defeated Orchard Park, 26-16. Up next, Williamsville North. 3 Orchard Park (6-2): Lost to Lancaster, 26-26. Up next, Bennett. 4 West Seneca East (7-1): Defeated Kenmore West, 42-7. Up next, Grand Is…

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Here’s the fourth Power 10 for the scholastic fall sports season. (Through Tuesday’s games) 1 West Seneca West football. Twenty straight wins for the Indians, who can clinch second straight division title (they shared Class A South with South Park last year) with win over second-place Niagara Wheatfield on Friday. West, ranked first in state in Class A, gained a seas…

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Here is the second Power 10 for the fall scholastic sports season. (Through Tuesday night's results) 1: West Seneca West football. No reason to bump the Indians from this spot. The defending state champions' winning streak is now 18 in a row. Doesn't matter who's in at quarterback, Indians' receivers have feasted on foes. West has bludgeoned the competition by a comb…

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(Through Tuesday night’s games.) It’s hard to believe that another scholastic school year is already here. It seems like we were just celebrating one last time West Seneca West football’s run to the state championship, which helped them secure the title as overall Power 10 champion for the 2017-18 school year. Without further ado, here is the first Power 10 for th…

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Recent Olympian Matt Anderson of West Seneca is among the honorees slated to be inducted into the Section VI Hall of Fame this year. The Fifth Section VI Hall of Fame Dinner is set for The Columns (2221 Transit Road, Elma) at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be a cash bar. Tickets cost $30. Reservations must be made by Nov. 21. Call Pauline at 821-7581 or visit http://www.s…

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Aaron Vanderlip bought a house in Elma last December and planned to just coach his 9-year-old daughter's travel team based out of Iroquois High School. The former Cheektowaga coach and SUNY Buffalo State assistant didn't have his eyes set on a vacant coaching position at Iroquois until Athletic Director Pete Tonsoline reached out to him. When an AD makes contact, it'…

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Williamsville East senior shortstop Charlie Mack has been named Gatorade's New York State Baseball Player of the Year. Mack helped the Flames win the Section VI Class A-1 championship and post a 17-2 record. Their season ended in the overall Class A final against Maryvale. Mack, who has signed to play at Clemson but could also be selected later in this month's Major …

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2017-18 Coaches Polls Asterisk indicates tie in points; first-place votes in brackets; classification in parentheses. As voted on by area coaches. Baseball Large Schools Team Pts      LW 1 Lancaster [10] (AA)         100     1 2 St. Joe’s      83       5 3 Maryvale (A2)       69       NR 4 Canisius      68       5 5 Williamsville East (A1)    55    …

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2017-18 Coaches Polls Asterisk indicates tie in points; first-place votes in brackets; classification in parentheses. As voted on by area coaches. Baseball Small Schools Team Pts      LW 1 Fredonia [5] (B1) 50       1 2 Roy-Hart (B2)       41       2 3 Olean (B1) 40       4 4 Depew (B1)           38       3 5 Medina (B2)          25       7 5 Sou…

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2017-18 Coaches Polls Asterisk indicates tie in points; first-place votes in brackets; classification in parentheses. As voted on by area coaches. Baseball Large Schools Team Pts      LW 1 Lancaster [6] (AA)           94       1 2 Williamsville East [3] (A1)  88       3 3 Clarence [1] (AA) 86       2 4 St. Joe’s      65       5 5 Canisius      59   …