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With high school school football practice set to begin Monday, St. Joe's star running back Jaden Lofton will not be a member of the team this season, the school said. Lofton, who led the Marauders in rushing and all-purpose yards last season, was arrested in June and faces four felony charges stemming from a robbery in Town of Tonawanda, according to a police report. …

High Schools

Casey Kelly is no longer a St. Joe's Marauder. Kelly, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound quarterback, has transferred to Mallard Creek in Charlotte, N.C., the school's athletic director and coach confirmed to The Charlotte Observer. Mallard Creek, which won three consecutive North Carolina state 4AA championships from 2013 to '15, is coming off a 14-1 season in which it suffered …

Colleges

Rewind the clocks 10 years. I'm behind the wheel with smelly hockey equipment in the back seat and my 11-year-old, Sabres-loving, hockey-playing son in the front. It was the same year Buffalo became the first team to miss the playoffs after reaching the conference finals in consecutive seasons. We were driving home from a spring clinic at Hockey Outlet when he started t…

High Schools

Two St. Joe's football linemen signed their Division II letters of intent to make their college commitments official. Cameron Dabill committed to Mercyhurst University, while teammate Andrew Gradolph will suit up for Gannon University. Both schools are located in Erie, Pa., and face each other as members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Dabill, who plan…

Sports

As Pat Veltri bounds toward his sliding porch door, his father, Patrick, advises to wear a seatbelt. There’s a slight drop-off awaiting the motorized wheelchair in which Veltri sits, its six wheels and burnt orange rims gliding across the hardwood floor with the tilt of a black joystick, but Veltri brushes aside his father’s safety request. Veltri has used some type of …