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St. Joe’s Athletic Director Brian Anken has confirmed the school has decided to not play its final two junior varsity football games this season and instead moved the players to the varsity roster to further their development. The program has promoted the JV players the last three seasons under coach Derek Landri, but that has been after the final JV game. However, Land…

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St. Joe's lacrosse midfielder Hunter Parucki has committed to Canisius College, he announced on Twitter. Parucki, a four-year starter and two-time All-Western New York selection, set school record for points by a midfielder (80) with 33 goals and 47 assists this past season. He has been voted a team captain for the 2020 season. https://buffalonews.com/2019/07/…

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The newest member of the St. Joe’s crew popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate his first visit to the West Side Rowing Club. Dressed in a button-down shirt and tie for the 35th Charles Fontana All High Regatta, restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore appreciated the view of Black Rock Channel on a sunny Memorial Day. But he kept his distance from the water…

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St. Joe's senior and team leading scorer Kellen Pulera had three goals and two assists as the Marauders routed Canisius, 16-2, in the Monsignor Martin boys lacrosse championship game Wednesday. One of those goals, however, is getting national attention. As captured by WKBW, Pulera took a pass and scored on a ridiculous over the shoulder shot. The video made its way t…

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Dennis Gilbert has become the latest Buffalo native to play in an NHL game. Gilbert, a 22-year-old graduate of St. Joe’s, was recalled from Rockford by the Chicago Blackhawks and made his debut Wednesday night against the St. Louis Blues. Wearing No. 39, Gilbert played 12 minutes, 46 seconds on defense and had a two-minute minor penalty. The Blackhawks beat the Blues in …

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Former Broncos backup quarterback and Western New York native Chad Kelly has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing after being accused of entering a couple's home uninvited after Von Miller's Halloween part in Centennial, Colo. According to KDVR-TV in Denver, Kelly entered the plea Monday in Arapahoe County District Court. If convicted, Kel…

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Crosstown rivals took a trip downtown Monday for a quintuple-header of Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation games at HarborCenter. “It was really great to have all these games here during the entire day, a lot of entertainment, a lot of fun,” St. Joe’s senior William Redding said after scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Canisius in the final game of the …

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This season’s edition of the Canisius boys basketball team may be younger than recent ones, but the Crusaders are proving to be a resilient bunch. They showed it again against the one team that matters most on their schedule, on the road – St. Joe’s. Receiving double-digit scoring from four different players, Canisius dialed up its defensive intensity at key moments …

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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of The Buffalo News' high school boys basketball preview. Gabe Michael came to appreciate the basketball tradition at St. Joe’s from the opposing end of a hallowed hardwood rivalry. “This place is very special,” the 1998 Canisius High School graduate said while gazing at the St. Joe’s gymnasium. “It was the toughest gym to play in. I rem…

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Until Wednesday night, Tyler Doty deemed the game in which he scored his first-ever touchdown as his most memorable moment from the just-completed high school football season. The St. Joe’s senior now has a new moment to trump that one, and it is quite the historic achievement. Doty has been selected as the 2018 winner of the Trench Trophy, which is awarded to the se…

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In its 40-year soccer history, St. Joe's has won more than 500 games and 20 Monsignor Martin Athletic Association championships. The winning tradition transcends the annual graduation cycles, evidenced by the Marauders' 10-2 start this season after losing 16 seniors, including six All-Catholic players, from last year's title team. "We don't go down very often," coach Mik…

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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…