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The season came to an end for Maple Grove and Panama as both teams fell in the Far West Regional round of the NYSPHSAA Softball Tournament held at Jamestown High School on Friday. Maple Grove, the Section VI Class C champion, was defeated by the Section V winner Warsaw, 2-0. Savannah Till scored the undefeated Tigers’ first run in the third inning when she stole thir…

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Teenage distance running phenom Katelyn Tuohy, a North Rockland (Section I) junior who is the nation’s top-ranked girls cross country runner, had no difficulty winning a second consecutive New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship Saturday at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Long Island’s north shore. Tuohy won the Class A 5K girls rac…

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When Clymer/Sherman/Panama formed a football partnership in 2015, the schools did it not just so that their students could have the opportunity to play the sport, but so that they one day could experience that championship-winning feeling. Friday became that day. The Wolfpack howled with glee after ending Maple Grove’s championship reign, 35-7, in the Section VI Class D…

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Section VI Class D Championship Who: Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack (9-0) vs. Maple Grove Red Dragons (6-3) When: 2:30 p.m. Friday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Webcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/guide Rankings: CSP is ranked No. 7 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 1 in the New York State Sportswriters poll. Maple Grove is unranked in th…

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As a quarterback for a two-time state runner-up, Easton Tanner is all about the team. So when new Maple Grove coach Justin Hanft asked him to switch positions, the senior overcame the fear of not having played any other position on offense in his life by responding like any leader. He accepted the challenge. The reason. “I’m just trying to do whatever I can to hel…

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Liam Scheuer is a big lad who knows he has big shoes to fill. Not surprisingly, the West Seneca West junior has prepared not only for the challenge of succeeding Matt Myers at quarterback but also the physical punishment that comes with battling in the trenches on defense. Scheuer, last year’s backup signal-caller, spent the season making life miserable for opposing …

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Longtime Maple Grove football, basketball and softball coach Curt Fischer has announced that he has stepped down from his coaching positions at the school effective immediately. Fischer sent an email to the Buffalo News on Friday in making the announcement. The letter stated: They say with every ending there is a new beginning and after 25 years it is time for a c…

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The small schools title at the 2017 Section VI finals came down to a tiebreaker between Pioneer and Falconer, with the Panthers earning a 33-32 win due to the fact they recorded one more victory during the match between the teams. Pioneer has been ranked No. 1 in WNY and Falconer No. 3 so far this season, with the Panthers beating the Golden Falcons, 38-30, at the Dick …

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SYRACUSE – When Easton Tanner returned an interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to pull Maple Grove within five points, coach Curt Fischer couldn't help but start to think maybe this was the play that would provide the spark the Red Dragons needed to deliver one more comeback triumph during this playoff run. Alas, Maple Grove didn't have enough left in the …

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After West Seneca West's seniors completed an unbeaten season as eighth-graders at the modified level years ago, the crew received T-shirts with the motto "starts here and ends there." The "there" in this case was a picture of New Era Field, then known as Ralph Wilson Stadium, to signify the Indians' ultimate goal they strived to achieve before their time together at th…

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Who: Maple Grove Red Dragons (11-1) vs. II-Cambridge Indians (11-1) When: noon Friday Where: Syracuse University Carrier Dome Tickets: $10 Television: Spectrum News Rankings: Maple Grove is ranked No. 8 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 2 in the state poll. Cambridge is ranked first in the state. State final records: Maple Grove is 2-1 beating II-Lak…

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ENDICOTT – After Maple Grove lost last year's state championship in heartbreaking double overtime fashion, the returnees set a simple but obvious team motto for 2017: Finish it this year. Living by the first word of that slogan Friday night enabled Maple Grove football to achieve its goal of returning to the Carrier Dome where it now hopes to finish the job. Nick Fab…

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Minutes after Eric Rupp walked off the football field at SUNY Brockport after his Lancaster Legends earned perhaps their biggest win in program history, the second-year coach checked out his phone and noticed the wave of text messages waiting to be read. Nearly 50 of them were from friends and area football coaches (public and Catholic) offering him and his team congrat…

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Who: Maple Grove Red Dragons (10-1) vs. Tioga Tigers (9-1) When: 4 p.m. Friday Where: Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Maple Grove is ranked No. 8 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 2 in the New York State Sportswriters Class D poll. Tioga is ranked third in the state. NYSPHSAA semifin…

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The Section VI cross country runners who competed at the NYSPHSAA Championships came to a consensus when it was all said and done: The conditions at Section V’s Wayne High School made the course one of toughest, if not the toughest, they have ever run on. The ruts in the frozen ground thawed out as temperatures approached the mid 30s in the afternoon and made way for a …