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Lewiston-Porter's Roddy Gayle has received a scholarship offer to play men’s basketball at Oklahoma, he announced on Twitter Tuesday morning. The 6-3 sophomore guard worked out in his school gym in front of Oklahoma assistant Carlin Hartman, a Grand Island native. Gayle averaged 22.0 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in helping the Lancers win their first Sectio…

High Schools

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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Joe Powers, an All-Western New York first-team offensive lineman from Lewiston-Porter, will continue his football career at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he announced Tuesday on Twitter. Powers, a four-year starter and Trent Trophy finalist, had interest from Division II and Patriot League schools. A strong, athletic player, he also notched 42 tackles (31 solo) …

Colleges

Lewiston-Porter’s Andrew Perrault, a Section VI champion in cross-country and the 3,000-meter steeplechase, has signed to run cross-country and track and field at Canisius College, he announced on Twitter. Perrault, who was named to the All-Western New York first team in cross-country in the fall, won the sectional Class B title in 16:55.49 and then finished 11th in the…

High Schools

The mood on the bus was light for the Lew-Port girls swimming team last Tuesday. Jokes were flying around between the girls about how they don’t think they had ever beaten Niagara Frontier League rival Lockport in a dual meet before. That wasn’t the case, but it had been a while – as in 36 years. First-year varsity coach Ashley Tutwiler, a Niagara Falls High Schoo…

High Schools

Burgard Bulldogs (4-5) Coach: Jason Kolb, 16th season Home field: Dingboom Field Program founded: 1930 Outlook: The Bulldogs may not have as much skill as in recent years, but Kolb thinks the noticeable commitment and leadership of this year’s senior class should have Burgard in the thick of the playoff race come October. All five starters are back along the of…

Sports

Coaching changes Paul Burgio may be a first-time head coach, but he's no stranger to Clarence football. He's logged 24 seasons as an assistant with the program, including the Red Devils' Section VI Class AA championship year back in 2010 under then-head coach Tom Goddard. When Goddard stepped down, the district stayed in house – hiring another member of Goddard's …

Niagara County

Every athlete has a dream school. Michaila Raby’s no different in that sense. She just competes in a sport not usually associated with high school athletics. Basketball players may envision themselves playing at Syracuse, or volleyball players at Penn State. But what about cowgirls? Michaila has her mind set on earning a rodeo scholarship to Montana State Unive…

Education

The reporting continues trickling in. And, the news isn't good. School district by school district across Western New York is discovering varying amounts of lead in their water. At one water fountain in a Fredonia classroom, for instance, a sample showed that there was 2,850 parts per billion of lead. That's nearly 200 times the state's threshold for lead in water…