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V-Aquinas Little Irish (2-0) vs. Canisius Crusaders (1-1), 2 p.m. at Stransky Complex. Canisius gets to face its other maroon and white rival as defending Section V Class AA champion Aquinas makes the trip to the 7-1-6. The Crusaders enter the clash coming off a 42-37 road loss at Aquinas’ Rochester-area rival McQuaid. Canisius showed its potential and youth in that …

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Devils win battle of champs Taha Ahmed scored in the sixth minute and Ross Showalter in the 46th as the defending Class AA boys soccer champion Clarence defeated Monsignor Martin champion St. Joe’s, 2-1, in the final of the Clarence Tournament. The Marauders’ main rival, Canisius, kicked off its season and Monsignor Martin slate with a 3-0 home victory against Bishop…

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Canisius | St. Francis | St. Joseph Canisius Crusaders (8-4) Coach: Rich Robbins, eighth season Home field: Stransky Complex Program founded: 1913 Outlook: The Crusaders have won five of the last six league titles. The reigning state Catholic runner-up graduated a lot, but the cupboard isn’t bare. Seniors Joe Jamison and Joel Nicholas are fast but physical r…

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Chad Kelly's popularity is continuing to grow after he threw two touchdown passes Saturday night in the Denver Broncos' 42-28 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kelly, the former St. Joe's star, threw a 36-yard TD pass to Matt LaCosse on his first drive and then connected on a 19-yard touchdown to Phillip Lindsay. Kelly, who spent last season on injured reserve…

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University at Buffalo football has its first local product for its 2019 recruiting class, as big St. Joe's offensive lineman Tyler Doty announced his verbal commitment to the school Thursday night. https://twitter.com/TYLERDOTY2/status/1022614927884935168 "It's one of my top schools and it's right in my backyard pretty much," said Doty, who attended two UB skills cam…

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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 …

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Brett Hilton's path toward earning more playing time as a junior for St. Francis came at the expense of St. Joe's. During that regular-season victory, Hilton's pinch-hit, two-run homer proved to be the game-winner. It also proved to be the shot that put him in position not just for more playing time but also in a spot to deliver quite possibly the biggest hit of his car…

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Casey Kelly of St. Joe's suffered a minor injury during the postgame celebration following the Marauders' 9-4 victory over Nichols in Wednesday night's Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association final. According to coach Peter Hudecki, Kelly sustained a cut on top of his head. It is believed as teammates were jumping up and down with the plaque that he got dinged…

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See for yourself. The score is hard to ignore. St. Joe's 20, Canisius 2. In a rivalry game between the two boys lacrosse teams that have combined to win the last three Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association playoff championships, one would not expect that kind of outcome. Same holds true for a game involving two teams ranked in the top 10 of the latest Wes…

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One team has filled its coaching vacancy while another suddenly is in need of a boys basketball coach. St. Joe's announced Monday that Gabe Michael has been hired as its new boys basketball coach. Michael, who has been coach the past six years at Williamsville South, takes over for longtime coach Mark Simon. Simon retired at the end of the past regular after 18 seaso…

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The Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association has opted to change things up for the coming season following the review of the 2017 season. The biggest news is that instead of one six-team division, the league will now be split into two divisions featuring three teams each. The A Division consists of Canisius, St. Francis and St. Joe's. The B Division features Bi…

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Jaylen Morris is used to being overlooked. He was only an honorable mention on the 2013 boys basketball All-Western New York team in his senior year at St. Joe's Collegiate Institute. He played college ball at Division II Molloy College and was spurned by general managers in leagues overseas after graduating. But as of Wednesday, he's an NBA player. Morris signed a 1…

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Chad Kelly has been in the NFL for 10 months. And for 10 months his NFL dreams have been paused. At this time a year ago, when the top names of his draft class descended on Indianapolis and the NFL scouting combine, Kelly was encumbered by a laundry bag of red flags. The NFL had rescinded his combine invitation because of a new misbehavior policy — since terminate…

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Former St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute basketball player Jaylen Morris signed a 10-day deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Morris, an Amherst native, played and started in 39 games this year with Atlanta's G-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. He averaged 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 rebounds per game. He played college basketball at Division II Molloy,…

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MANHATTAN CUP PLAYOFFS Tuesday’s play-in games at Villa Maria Class A 5-St. Joe’s vs. 4-St. Francis, 6 p.m. Class B 5-Christian Central vs. 4-Nichols, 7:45 p.m. Class A Semifinals Friday, Feb. 23 at Koessler Center 5-SJ/4-SF winner vs. 1-Canisius, 6 p.m. 3-Timon-St. Jude vs. 2-Park, 7:45 p.m. Class B Semifinals Saturday, Feb. 24 at Koess…