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NORTH TONAWANDA – Three seconds doesn't seem like enough time to turn almost certain defeat into a stunning victory. Three seconds was all Williamsville North's Vinny Catanzaro needed to pull out a comeback win and experience what it's like to be a Section VI wrestling champion for the first time. The Spartans senior scored the two-point takedown of his life in the w…

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The individual and team accomplishments from football season have carried over to the mat for Lancaster wrestler Joe Andreessen. On a night when the Legends captured the ECIC Division I championship by defeating rival Clarence in the annual Border Brawl, Andreessen was recognized for earning his 150th career win and 78th career pin. The team carried that momentum into t…

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Rodney Bailey School: Hutch-Tech  Position: DL Ht: 6-0 Wt: 150 Year: Senior Solid athlete with a great work ethic got after ball carriers for an Engineers team that yielded the third-fewest points in Class AA and sixth-fewest among all large schools in Section VI. Bailey finished with 86 tackles, including 25 for losses, and ranked second in WNY in sacks with 13.5…

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ENDICOTT – It was a matter of when not if Lancaster would unleash the full Joe Andreessen on Cicero-North Syracuse on Saturday night. With the Legends trailing for the first time this season nearly 4 minutes into the second half of the biggest game in program history coach Eric Rupp decided it was time to turn to his "Tank" offense. The Legends' version of the wildca…

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One of the questions being asked within the walls of Lancaster High School is somewhat controversial. Who's the better football player – Joe Andreessen or Ben Damiani? It's quite the tough question to answer since both are strong, determined, special players with game-changing abilities. Andreessen and Damiani left their imprints all over the Legends' latest conqu…