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Sean Tucci wrote his name in the West Seneca East boys volleyball record book by posting 43 assists in the Trojans’ victory over Sweet Home in four sets, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22, on Friday. Tucci, a junior and the team’s starting setter, shattered the record for assists in a game, 36, set in 2007 by Frank Smith. He also holds the school record for assists in a sea…

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Three recent WNY high school graduates have been named to St. Bonaventure’s men’s lacrosse roster for the upcoming seasons, the school announced Friday. Brett Beetow, a graduate of Lancaster, will transfer to the Bonnies from the University at Tampa. He will join former Legends teammates Ben Mazur, CJ DiRienzo and Andrew Hersey on the St. Bona roster. Hamburg grad…

Devare Mathis was a big part of West Seneca East’s offense as the Trojans employed the “ground and pound” approach to beat Amherst, 38-20, Friday night at Dimp Wagner Field. Mathis rumbled for 195 yards and a touchdown as West Seneca East racked up more than 350 yards on the ground. Quarterback Brady Frys added 82 yards rushing and threw for 87 yards and a touchdown. …

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The New York Public High School Athletic Association's Central Committee approved revised classification cutoffs for the 2020 and 2021 football seasons on Tuesday. The revisions are likely to impact several programs in Section VI. According to estimates by the New York State Sportswriters Association, West Seneca East will drop from Class A to Class B, Eden/North Col…

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The plan was to kick off the state's annual seat belt awareness campaign Tuesday with an event at West Seneca East High School. But on Sunday, hours after a West Seneca teen was killed and five others narrowly escaped death following a fiery car crash, it seemed prudent to consider postponing the event. Mark J.F. Schroeder, acting commissioner of the State Department…

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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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After too many years of losing and drudgery, the Buffalo sports scene was marked by two overriding themes in 2018. One was hope. Strangely enough, the other was historic trips to Dallas, a place that broke the city's collective hearts three major times during the 1990s. Cynics might chuckle on the first point. The Bills and Sabres, in particular, have had nothing to …

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Who: West Seneca East Trojans (11-1) vs. IX-Cornwall Central Dragons (11-0) When: 3 p.m. Friday Where: Carrier Dome in Syracuse Tickets: $10 How to watch or listen: All games in Syracuse will be available via livestream on the NFHS Network at www.nfhsnetwork.com with a fee. Both Section VI games will have an audio only broadcast as well via www.mixlr.com/wnyath…

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Cam Cacciotti has been in the right place at the right time the past two weeks for West Seneca East. The junior lineman has recovered two fumbles early in the third quarter of each of the Trojans’ last two playoff wins. Both have led to momentum-turning touchdowns by East. The secret to Cacciotti’s success? He’s just doing his one-eleventh. It’s a message the T…

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ENDICOTT – Shaun Dolac has played some inspired football all season. But near the two-year anniversary of the death of his father, Dolac took his game to another level and in the process carried West Seneca East to where it has never gone before. The Trojans will play for the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A championship next weekend in Sy…

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West Seneca East is heading to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A title game after a thrilling 50-42 victory against Indian River on Friday night. West Seneca East led 29-28 after the third quarter, but the teams combined for 35 points in a wild fourth quarter. Here is how it happened and the key plays that sent West Seneca East to the…

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Devare Mathis didn’t want to play varsity football this season for West Seneca East. The sophomore wanted to play junior varsity, but not because he doubted his abilities. The linebacker/running back wanted to play on the same team as his friends, and they wanted to play with him too. Coach Jim Maurino’s heard that before and in this case Mathis’ reason for playing j…

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Who: West Seneca East Trojans (10-1) vs. III-Indian River Warriors (11-0) When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Union-Endicott High School Tickets: $10 Rankings: West Seneca East is ranked No. 4 in The News’ large schools poll and sixth in the New York State Sportswriters’ poll. Indian River is ranked fifth in the state. At state semifinals: West Seneca East is making …

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West Seneca East is a tough, physical and determined group that wears down football teams. While folks in the 716 area code know that all too well, teams downstate will get to see those attributes up close and personal for the first time next weekend in Binghamton. West Seneca East’s season to remember continues. It lives for another week thanks to a relentless defen…

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Who: West Seneca East Trojans (9-1) vs. Irondequoit Eagles (10-0) When: 8 p.m. Friday Where: Clarence High School Tickets: $10 Rankings:  West Seneca East is ranked No. 4 in the News’ large schools poll and ninth in the state. Irondequoit is ranked third in the state. At Far West Regionals: West Seneca East is making its first appearance. Irondequoit is maki…