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Aaron Chase, an All-Western New York first team quarterback from Starpoint, will continue his football career at the University at Buffalo, he announced on Twitter. Chase will be a preferred walk-on with the Bulls and be part of the summer training camp roster. Chase threw 36 touchdown passes, which tied Joe Licata for second place on the all-time Western New York li…

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Regardless the number of familiar faces dotting a roster, football teams are different year to year. That includes West Seneca West, which has plenty of names folks got to know during last year’s state championship run still in the fold. While veteran experience like past All-Western New York selections in the form of Juston Johnson and Mike Glinski along with Liam Sche…

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Malik Brooks is one of the fastest athletes in the state. The Lockport Lion proved that last spring when he placed fourth in the 400-meter dash at the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association meet after winning the Section VI title. But the senior is more than just scary fast. He’s crazy athletic, tough and knows how to get open on the football field. …

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When the offensive line is firing off the ball and moving defenders wherever it wants, football becomes a relatively simple game. West Seneca East made it look easy as 1-2-3 on a windy night in the Southtowns on Friday. In a showdown between unbeaten Buffalo News Large Schools, the eighth-ranked Trojans breezed past No. 3 Starpoint, 59-22, before an estimated 1,200. …

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Canisius High School's Christian Balkin, Mac Granto, Jake Ruffolo and Dan Bowen finished first in the 200 freestyle relay and earned All-American honors at the NYSPHSAA Championships Saturday. The quartet swam a time of 1:24.88, .27 seconds faster than second-place New Rochelle-Bronxville. The same group also finished in third in the 400 freestyle relay. Individually…

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By Jason Franchuk Special to The News ALBANY – Bryce Rowe sported an old-school look that carried a whole lot of meaning Saturday night. The Chautauqua Lake senior wrestled his Division II 160-pound wrestling match in his uncle’s black, white and orange-striped Section VI singlet. That gear has now seen another state title. Rowe (45-3), who had never even been to th…

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Chances are high that Starpoint’s Anthony Robinson is the only wrestler in the 285-pound weight class in New York State who led his school’s football team in rushing just a few months ago. Then again, not many competitors, regardless of weight class, possess the pure athleticism Robinson does. While the senior’s talents on the gridiron helped the Spartans football te…

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Ignore the record. Things are going better than fine for Starpoint in its first season in the Western New York Boys Varsity Hockey Federation for a simple reason. Membership in perhaps the most competitive scholastic league in the state has its advantages. "I'm enjoying it, the kids are enjoying it," Spartans coach Clayton Wilson said. "It's just good playing the …

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Pos. Name, School, Year, fast fact OH Troy Gooch, Canisius, 12, Third-year starter and Monsignor Martin Player of the Year earned all-tournament honors five times, recording 569 kills and 62 aces. OH Drew Hesse, Eden, 12, Two-year starter earned all-tournament honors in several events, including the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship…

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The Eden boys volleyball program has recorded its share of memorable victories over the years but earned perhaps its most unforgettable triumph just before Thanksgiving. That's when the Raiders captured the one title – the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association plaque – that had been missing from their trophy case. Eden capped its season to remember …

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Emma Brinker was having the season of her life. With an 8-1 record, the East Aurora girls basketball team was ranked No. 1 among Western New York small schools, and the 6-foot-1 forward’s presence on the court played a huge part on a senior-laden group that was among the favorites to win the Section VI Class B title. The junior averaged double-doubles through her fre…

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Robert Pierce was rooting for a Sweet Home victory on Tuesday night. He doesn’t want to see them win again, however. “I’m thrilled for them,” Pierce, the Eden coach, said of Sweet Home and coach Rich Cicero, his former club volleyball and Penn State University teammate. “He’s one of my best friends, a great guy. He’s really worked hard and those kids are responding to him…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Seven of the high school football season, the last week of the regular season for Section VI Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/15/news-football-polls-week-seven/ https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/16/se…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Six of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/08/news-football-polls-week-six/ Monsignor Martin St Francis 29, St. Joe's 26 From St. Francis: Class AA Clar…

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Here's a roundup of available video highlights from Week Five of the high school football season. Have a game recap posted somewhere other than Hudl? Send a message on Twitter or email cdesiderio@buffnews.com. https://buffalonews.com/2017/10/01/news-football-polls-week-five/ Monsignor Martin Canisius 35, Cardinal O’Hara 14 Class AA Bennett 14, Clarenc…