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Buffalo News girls basketball polls Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large schools Rank School (Class)           Record           Pts      LW 1 Lake Shore [2] (A2)         21-3   56       6 2 Cardinal O’Hara [2]        17-6   52       4 3 Frontier* [2] (AA)            20-4   44       5 3 Williamsville South* (A1)      …

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Lake Shore saw more than half its starting lineup, including its top two scorers, foul out before the Eagles ran out of time in a double-overtime thriller in the Class A Far West Regional. Trailing most of regulation, Section V champion Pittsford Mendon outscored Lake Shore, 19-12, in the fourth quarter and then outlasted the Eagles for a 68-66 win to earn a trip to nex…

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We interrupt what potentially was the most anticipated must-see Section VI girls basketball game of the season in order to bring folks another must-see matchup that hasn’t happened in a while. And Lake Shore couldn’t be happier. The Eagles finally know what it feels like to be a Section VI champion, again. Lake Shore rallied from a double-digit third quarter deficit …

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How beloved is the local weatherman? Some viewers were concerned and wondered where Spectrum News' weekday morning meteorologist Dan Russell was during a recent two-week stretch in which he wasn't on the air. Russell reassured those who inquired via social media that there's no cause for alarm. He's still doing Weather on the Ones and would return. He did earlier thi…

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Brocton baseball is heading to the state semifinals for the first time in school history. Ronald Brown threw nine strikeouts in a complete-game outing as the Bulldogs downed Avoca, 5-1, in the Class D Far West Regional at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. “It means a lot,” Brocton Coach Raymond Rosas said. “It feels cool not only for the school district, but the village a…

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In an attempt to get ready for something new, Frontier’s girls’ lacrosse team has been preparing for the unfamiliar by doing something old. The Falcons’ opponents are still feeling blue. Unbeaten Frontier is no longer part of Class A. It hasn’t stopped the Falcons from playing and beating their ex-rivals even though they no longer are part of that division. They hope…

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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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It's been more than 30 years since a boys basketball team at Lake Shore, South Park or Newfane have added some Section VI championship hardware. A drought will end for either Lake Shore or South Park, as the two teams will meet in the Class A-2 championship. The Panthers will wait and see who they match up against in their second straight appearance in the Class B-1 fin…

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Lake Shore Bancorp finished the year with more than $500 million in assets for the first time in its history. The Dunkirk-based parent of Lake Shore Bank reported $519 million in assets at the end of 2017, compared to $489 million a year ago. Its fourth-quarter profits soared to $580,000, from $140,000 a year earlier. A big factor was the bank's $755,000 decrease in …

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One nickname's roots can be traced back to a joke between teammates, while the other appears to have been born from a statistician's shorthand. Regardless of their origins, there's no denying that the acronyms FLOP and CASH have become as much a part of the Western New York Girls Hockey Federation as the players and late afternoon games. CASH has the jerseys to prove it…

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The parent who alleges football coach Drew Takacs hit his son during a practice last month voiced his displeasure at the state of the investigation during Tuesday night’s Lake Shore School Board meeting. Craig Hutchinson read a prepared statement to district superintendent Dr. James Przepasniak and the school board during the public comment portion of the session, quest…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/se…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Clar…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/news-football-polls-week-five/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14 Class AA Bennett 14, Clarenc…

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Week Three of the high school football season pretty much had it all. There were upsets, a school-record scoring output and game-winning drives, including one capped off by a Hail Mary. But what's the use of telling you when we can show you? Below is a roundup of available video highlights from Week Three. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a me…