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Summer Clark was a fierce competitor for the undefeated state champion Williamsville East softball team this spring. And through the first four rounds of The Buffalo News' Prep Talk Athlete of the Week playoffs, the sophomore pitcher received the most votes of any male or female in the competition. But when it came down to the championship round this week, Clark was happy…

High Schools

Orchard Park was tabbed as the No. 1 seed for Class AA in the Section VI softball playoff seeding meeting Monday night. The 14-3 Quakers will play Jamestown in the first round on Thursday. In Class A1, No. 1 Williamsville East on Thursday will play the winner of today’s game between Kenmore East/North Tonawanda. Iroquois, the top seed in Class A2, on Thursday will pl…

High Schools

Huddled on the infield after rallying for a 14th straight win, Missy Hufford got choked up talking to the St. Mary’s softball team. “This is the best team I’ve ever been around,” said the Lancers’ volunteer assistant and wife of head coach Kevin Hufford. “Not just because of the talent. You have the best chemistry, camaraderie, team unity of any team I’ve been a part of…

Colleges

Mike Terlecky  received many honors and held many positions as an umpire and referee, but his greatest distinction may have been the respect he earned from players and coaches for his fairness and enthusiasm. P. Michael Terlecky, Ph.D, of Williamsville died Saturday of cancer at age 74. The 1965 University at Buffalo graduate officiated many sports but was best known…

Local News

It's getting hard to field a softball league in Clarence. The town's girls softball program has experienced a rapid decline in participants for its house league over the past decade. Now the people who run it are trying to figure out how to reverse that trend, and they're looking to town officials for help. "We used to be a league of 600 or more girls with seven divi…

High Schools

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…

Sports

Mike Roberts has been named the new University at Buffalo head softball coach, UB Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Thursday. The fourth head coach in team history, Roberts comes from the University of Washington, where he served as the Huskies' pitching coach for the last two seasons. UW went 50-14 last season with Roberts' help, advancing to the College Sof…

Registrations are currently being accepted by the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department  for all youth softball, baseball and indoor soccer players. Registration includes spots for children 6 and older in tee-ball and youth soccer. Individual registration may be done in person at the town Recreation Department, 299 Decatur Road. Returning players may register in pe…