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Niagara Wheatfield High School is under a shelter in place following a threat that was called in to the school. Parents were notified with an alert just before 1 p.m. that said a threat was called in and that it is being investigated by law enforcement. According to the New York Department of Education website, a shelter in place is an emergency situation that is use…

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The Niagara-Wheatfield wrestling team received an at-large entry to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Dual Meet Championships during a seeding conference call on Sunday. Olean and Falconer automatically qualified for next weekend’s tournament in Syracuse as the top seeds for the Section VI Dual Meet Championships that were canceled Saturday due to…

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By Will Springstead, Special to The News GLENS FALLS – In the moment, Niagara Wheatfield’s five-set loss to Wantagh for the state title Sunday hurt. But not for long, because the Falcons knew how much they had achieved just to get there. Wantagh rallied to edge the Falcons, 23-25, 25-22, 20-25, 26-24 and 28-26, in the Class A championship for its first New York State…

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Niagara Wheatfield product Lucas Gravelle has agreed to join the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent, according to TCU. Gravelle, who primarily served as a long snapper and holder, played one season at Erie Community College and two at Washington State before finishing his college career at TCU. He played in all 14 games for the Horned Frogs last season. &n…

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That's not how it was supposed to end for Niagara Wheatfield. The Falcons were the ones who had envisioned themselves celebrating a historic state hockey championship in their own backyard much like Williamsville North (2017) and Kenmore East (2016) had before them the first two years the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association final four took place at H…

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Niagara-Wheatfield senior forwards Nick Peters, Nick Breier and Chace Woods had a goal and an assist each as the Falcons beat I-North Rockland, 4-0, in the state hockey semifinals Saturday at HarborCenter. Niagara-Wheatfield has a chance to win its first state championship at noon Sunday when it faces Rochester champion Victor, which beat Section X’s Massena in Saturday…

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West Seneca West boys hockey is entering unchartered territory. The Indians will play I-John Jay in the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Division II state semifinals Saturday at 2:15 p.m. at the HarborCenter. It's the furthest into the playoffs the program has ever been. While the roster is inexperienced when it comes to hockey titles, a pair o…

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Defending state Division I champion Williamsville North obviously knows what it feels like to be truly No. 1. That's why being ranked first in the state in January means little to the Spartans and longtime coach Bob Rosen, who has guided the program to five state championships since its inception in 1990. There are still plenty of games on the docket, including those ev…

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Ignore the record. Things are going better than fine for Starpoint in its first season in the Western New York Boys Varsity Hockey Federation for a simple reason. Membership in perhaps the most competitive scholastic league in the state has its advantages. "I'm enjoying it, the kids are enjoying it," Spartans coach Clayton Wilson said. "It's just good playing the …

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Without further ado, here's the first Power 10 for the scholastic winter season. (Through Friday night's games) 1. Williamsville North hockey. Defending state champions have spent much of the winter ranked first in the state Division I poll. Spartans (13-0-2) remained unbeaten by defeating reigning state Catholic champion St. Joe's on Friday night. The teams also bat…

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Six of the 15 sectional champions from last year were underclassmen, with most competing at the lighter weight classes. Last year’s champions from 145 pounds and up all graduated. While there are quite a few opportunities for newcomers, many of last year’s winners have changed weight classes. That includes Lancaster sophomore Ryan Stencel, the top-ranked D-I wrestler…

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By Dave Ricci Special to The News It was a classic Border War battle. When the dust settled it was the top-seeded Red Devils that were champions. Again. Lindsey Leipold had 27 assists as Clarence beat No. 2 Lancaster, three games to one, to claim the Section VI Class AA championship as part of a girls volleyball double header that was played at Daemen College, Thurs…

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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…