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Williamsville East notched its sixth straight boys soccer win with a 4-0 victory over ECIC II rival Sweet Home on Friday. Team captain Ethan Ruggerio scored twice for the Flames. John Fors and Ashkan Sadri both had goals while Evan Olszewski had two assists. Sophomore Jack Root earned the shutout for Will East, his seventh of the season. “Our kids played poised, d…

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It’s a spicy tradition for the Williamsville East boys soccer team. The new Flames bear the burn of a “death wing” during the annual team dinner at Duff’s before the season opener. The custom continued this summer, even with the arrival of a new coach from the other side of both soccer and wing rivalries. Tony Schiappa, a former Williamsville East soccer player who buil…

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Hamburg Bulldogs (3-5) Coach: Jeff Tripp, fourth season. Home field: Howe Field. Program founded: 1915. Outlook: Hamburg will find out if the growing pains of the past two years pay off. Five returning senior starters, including four on the offensive line, look to fuel the ground-and-pound attack with Logan Garza, Spencer Dix, John Haberman and Alan Beyer opening…

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Summer Clark was a fierce competitor for the undefeated state champion Williamsville East softball team this spring. And through the first four rounds of The Buffalo News' Prep Talk Athlete of the Week playoffs, the sophomore pitcher received the most votes of any male or female in the competition. But when it came down to the championship round this week, Clark was happy…

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Clutch two-out hitting from eighth-grader Ella Wesolowski and senior Rachel Steffan have put the nationally ranked and unbeaten Williamsville East softball team in position to secure the perfect ending to what has been a flawless season. The Flames will play for the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A championship against …

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In 27 years coaching three seasons at Williamsville East, Chris Durr says he has never seen a collection of talent quite like this. It's not just the Flames' coach who has noticed. Following a 6-0 no-hitter on the road against defending state Class AA champion Victor on April 17, the Flames were ranked No. 1 in Class A in the first New York State Sportswriters Associatio…

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Gabe Mastrangelo became the Hamburg boys soccer program’s all-time leading scorer earlier this week and ranks among the Section VI leaders with 12 goals through the first eight games of the season. The senior striker’s surge has been more than enough offense for the defensive-minded Bulldogs, who set another school record with their seventh-straight shutout Saturday in a …

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Joseph “Trey” Buscaglia III, leading scorer and senior captain for the Williamsville East boys soccer team, not only competes against his opponents when he’s on the field. He’s also trying to get the best of his younger sister, Bella. “It’s a little family rivalry,” Trey said. “We come home and we see how many goals we scored, who had more, or whose team is racking up mo…