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Bishop Timon-St. Jude got its first Georgetown Cup playoff victory in eight years as the Tigers knocked off St. Francis, 2-0, at St. Joe’s. The Tigers last playoff triumph came over Nichols in 2011. Timon lost to Canisius in the semifinal round that year and hadn’t won a playoff game since. Sean Hayes controlled the Red Raiders at the plate with a healthy mix of fast…

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Sarah Tully is a girls basketball coach’s dream. “She can defend; she can take it to the hole; she can shoot the three,” East Aurora coach Gary Schutrum said. “Defend, rebound and score. What more can we ask of a player?” She also can score in the clutch, as the senior captain did all of that Wednesday in helping the Blue Devils earn a season-extending victory in the…

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Section VI Class C Championship Who: Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles (8-1) vs. Southwestern Trojans (9-0) When: 5 p.m. Thursday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Webcast: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/guide. There is a fee to stream the games. Rankings: Southwestern is ranked No. 2 in the News Small Schools Poll and No. 3 in the New York State Sportswri…

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So, the running back that started the season as quarterback is now back at running back, while a different running back is now lining up under center for Cleveland Hill? OK, then. Let’s, just call this the evolution of the Golden Eagles’ offense. The ‘O’ has definitely taken flight in recent weeks, regardless of who’s lining up under center – causing foes to go oh-oh…

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This story was originally published Sept. 20, 2018. LAKEWOOD – A few days into his tenure as football coach at Southwestern Central High School, Jehuu Caulcrick saw the athletic gifts Cole Snyder possessed. Snyder was a freshman quarterback with an accurate arm and uncanny mobility. Snyder figured he would play on the junior varsity for a year, but Caulcrick brought …

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Giuseppe Hoose comes from a big family and has seven siblings, including two older brothers who had fine wrestling careers during their high school days. It’d be easy to assume sibling rivalry planted the roots of the Southwestern senior’s competitive drive on the mat and in the classroom. That’s not the reason Hoose has experienced a whole lot of success on both fronts…

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Fredonia knew it was going to be viewed as the underdog coming into the overall Class B girls basketball championship against Southwestern. The Trojans beat the Hillbillies twice during the regular season, by 23 and 13 points, and had a 21-2 record as opposed to Fredonia’s 12-12. Fredonia came out of the Class B-1 bracket as the fifth seed. Southwestern was No. 3 in Cla…

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Alanna Dibble was determined to play another game. Southwestern’s senior center made season-saving plays on both ends of the floor in the final minute to seal the Trojans’ 45-42 win over Wilson in the Section VI Class B-2 championship game Sunday before an estimated crowd of 500 people at Buffalo State’s Sports Arena. Dibble swallowed up Wilson’s Emily Kelly’s attempt at…

The No. 1 and No. 3 teams in the News’ small school rankings met Monday night at Buffalo State with more than a spot in the Section VI Class B-2 final on the line. “It’s kind of personal,” Health Sciences standout Davonte Gaines said of the matchup with Middle Early College. “We’re all friends. We hang out every day. So it was more about bragging rights.” Turning up the …

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It's kind of fitting that Cleveland Hill came out to Ric Flair's theme music during its team introduction Saturday afternoon. That's because in order to be the man you must beat the man, and the Golden Eagles showed they definitely still are the man in Class C among Section VI football teams. Cleveland Hill rode the momentum of a huge goal-line stand and a record-set…

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Who: Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles (8-1) vs. Southwestern Trojans (7-2) When: Noon Saturday Where: New Era Field Tickets: $10 Web cast: myspectrumsports.com Rankings: Cleveland Hill is ranked No. 3 in the News Small Schools Poll and third in the New York State Sportswriters Poll. Southwestern is ranked seventh in the News poll and 16th in the state poll. N…

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Off in a corner of the press box in the M&T Bank Suite at New Era Field, Jeremiah Sanders got one of his mitts on Matt Myers. In this instance, it was a friendly, how are you doing buddy kind of hug between former teammates who hadn't seen each other in a while. Should Sanders have a chance to get his hands on Myers come Saturday night, though, it won't be a love…

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Lancaster remains the state's second-ranked team in the New York State Sportswriters' Class AA poll this week. Lancaster brings an 8-0 record into its Section VI semifinal contest Friday night against Jamestown. Canisius (6-2) stands at No. 15 in Class AA, while unbeaten Williamsville North (8-0) is ranked 16th. Jamestown (5-3) and Niagara Falls (4-4) were among the hon…

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It's that time of the week as the New York State Sportswriters football poll has been released. While the 4-0 Legends of Lancaster remain in the No. 2 spot behind fellow unbeaten Troy of Section II, the defending state champion, the biggest attention-getter upon glancing at Class AA poll is Canisius inching its way closer to the top five. The Crusaders moved up four …

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Penny Joseph's family had a sail boat, but she didn't get to travel through the waves on it too often. Yet, those few experiences on the open water piqued her interest, resulting in her joining the competitive sailing team at Buffalo Seminary. What does the freshman think about the sport after some extended exposure to it? "It's really fun. I like it here," said Jose…