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By Will Springstead Special to The News GLENS FALLS – The Class D girls volleyball final came down to depth, and Candor had more than Panama. The Indians swept Panama with set scores of 25-11, 25-20, 25-13 in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association title game Sunday at Cool Insuring Arena. It was the third consecutive state final loss for Panama…

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Section VI's hold on the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C title has ended. Section I champion Valhalla beat Portville on Sunday at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls to become the first non-Section VI team to win the championship since 2007. Valhalla downed Portville, the two-time defending state champion in four, 17-25, 25-22, 25-16…

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By Will Springstead, Special to the News GLENS FALLS – The Portville girls volleyball team is back in familiar territory and hopes to again leave as the New York State Public High School Athletic Association champions. The two-time defending champion Panthers started the day with a relatively easy 25-13, 25-14 win against Section XI champion Pierson-Bridgehampton, fo…

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Authorities are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 74-year-old woman from the Village of Panama as the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services issued a "Vulnerable Adult Alert." Diana R. Chase, who has Alzheimer's disease and may be in need of medical attention, was last seen Sunday afternoon in Panama, authorities said. The Chautauqua Coun…

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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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BINGHAMTON — The New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D boys basketball final four remains a place of agonizing defeat for Panama. In 2016, the Panthers seemed on their way to a state final — nursing a 13-point lead with five minutes left only to go cold from the field the rest of the way in a 3-point loss. As painful as that one was for Pana…

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GREECE — Panama boys basketball coach Ed Nelson acknowledged lefty sharpshooter Jack Sperry was “due.” Nelson said Sperry was “shooting like 20 percent” in the seven games leading up to Saturday’s Class D Far West Regionals between the Panthers and Section V’s Belfast at Greece Athena High School. Sperry broke out of his slump in a big way, on a grand stage. The s…

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JAMESTOWN – Cam Barmore came up clutch in another big game for his team, except this time Panama’s the only school that got to experience that winning feeling. Barmore’s personal dream season continued as the 6-foot-4 junior poured in a game-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Panama to a 57-48 victory over Forestville in the Section VI Class D boys basketb…

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Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large Schools Rank School (Class)           Record           Pts      LW 1 Amherst [7] (A2) 5-0      88       1 2 St. Mary’s [2]       11-0   77       4 3 Cardinal O’Hara   8-3      74       2 4 Williamsville South (A1)            3-1      67       3 5 Lake Shore (A2)   5-1      49     …

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By Will Springstead / Special to The News GLENS FALLS – The Panama girls volleyball team had some eye-catching points off long rallies Sunday but they were too few in a three-set sweep by Bainbridge-Guilford in the Class D final of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament at Cool Insuring Arena. The Bobcats defended their state title, 25-…

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ENDICOTT — For the second straight week, Clymer/Sherman/Panama faced the state’s second-ranked team. For the second straight week, the Wolfpack showed folks why they are ranked No. 1 in without-a-doubt fashion. Unbeaten CSP (12-0) is one win away from earning the coveted New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D football championship. The Wolfpa…

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JAMESTOWN – While it may not be fair to the competition, the simple fact is that the overall Section VI Class C girls final the last two years could have been considered an unofficial state title match. That’s because the survivor of the Eden-versus-Portville clash has gone on to crush the rest of the playoff field at the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Asso…

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The Section VI Class C and D boys basketball finals have become a victim of Mother Nature. The games originally slated to be played Friday night at Jamestown Community College will now be played Saturday at JCC following the girls Section VI championship doubleheader. The decision to reschedule the boys games was made around 11:15 p.m. Thursday night, according to La…

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2016-17 underclassmen Section VI champions 200 individual medley – Michael Maurer (Hamburg), 100 butterfly – Michael Clough (Williamsville East), 500 freestyle – Liam O’Connell (Hamburg), 100 backstroke – Maurer (Hamburg). 2016-17 Section VI team champions Class A – Orchard Park, Class B – East Aurora, Class C – Panama. Key dates Section VI Class Championshi…

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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…