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West Seneca West endured plenty of drama that tested its mettle this season. It’s made the Indians tougher and stronger – all the attributes possessed by a champion. And a boys basketball season that started with West struggling to find itself has once again reached the point in which the Indians are one win away from returning to the New York State Public High Schools …

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Juston Johnson’s quest to play basketball with West Seneca West this season appears to be finished. State Supreme Court Justice Dennis Ward denied Johnson’s quest for an injunction that would allow him to play, and the Article 78 petition filed in court to appeal a Section VI decision that Johnson has used all of his eligibility in the sport has been dismissed. The j…

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Juston Johnson will likely do Thursday what he did during Tuesday night’s game for West Seneca West. He’ll help put the boys basketball team through its paces during warmup drills and then take a seat in street clothes on the bench once the game tips off. That’s not sitting well with him or his family, which remains hopeful he’ll get a chance to suit up for the Indians …

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Will Juston Johnson be allowed to play in West Seneca West’s next boys basketball game? That will be decided Wednesday in State Supreme Court. Johnson is seeking an immediate stay that would allow him to potentially play while he continues to appeal a Section VI ruling that said his six-year window for playing high school basketball has expired. In court documents an…

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While the West Seneca West boys basketball community has made its stance regarding Juston Johnson’s eligibility known on social media, players on the team will further explain their desire to let the star senior guard play at a news conference Tuesday. Players and their parents plan to appear with Johnson and his family at 11 a.m. at the West Seneca Town Library, 1300 U…

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Juston Johnson won’t be on the court Friday night for West Seneca West because he’s waiting for a court ruling that will determine whether he plays basketball this season. Johnson, the star point guard for the defending Section VI Class A champions, will be dressed in street clothes sitting on the bench when the Indians open their season at Canisius High School in the l…

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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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West Seneca West versus Williamsville South was expected to be an epic Section VI boys basketball championship game. The Class A-1 final did more than live up to that billing, as it was perhaps one of the best high school games ever played in the Buffalo State Sports Arena. A standing-room only crowd of more than 3,000 witnessed West Seneca West dig deeper than deep to …

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Juston Johnson has not been on the losing end of any game this school year. Let that sink in for a moment. The West Seneca West junior was a big part of the 13-0 state-champ football team in the fall, and that success has carried over to the hardwood, where the Indians are the only unbeaten left in WNY at 19-0. Last Tuesday, Johnson scored a career-high 42 points in …

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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Matt Myers School: West Seneca West Position: QB Ht: 6-4 Wt: 215 Year: Senior Repeat Connolly Cup finalist earns his second straight All-WNY first team honor this time as quarterback. University at Buffalo commit passed for nearly 2,400 yards and rushed for 1,037 to finish with 3,434 all-purpose yards and 46 total touchdowns, including 24 passing. He totaled five …

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SYRACUSE – All season long, West Seneca West's defense has kind of taken a back seat to an offense that has seemingly scored at will against most teams. The points didn't come so easily for West on Friday afternoon against Yorktown, but that ended up being OK. The 'D' handled its business and provided the foundation for the biggest victory in history of West Seneca West…

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ENDICOTT – When Matt Myers and Juston Johnson joined the West Seneca West football program from Bishop Timon-St. Jude over the summer, they and their new teammates set the goal of winning a state championship. It may have seemed lofty considering the Indians hadn't qualified for the postseason in 12 years, but the first-time Section VI champions are one win away from ea…

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Matt Myers always thought it would be cool to play for his first high school again, but he never envisioned it happening. The University at Buffalo quarterback commit played junior varsity at West Seneca West his freshman year before transferring to Bishop Timon-St. Jude. There, he starred for the last two seasons, earning Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Associati…