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Kate Bergamasco's nickname for her son Dave is Forrest Gump. Much like the iconic, fictional movie character, Dave Bergamasco hasn't stopped running since discovering he's pretty good at it. The Williamsville South senior has qualified for the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship meets in cross country and indoor track. He has set school …

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Anyone who has followed Greg Dolan's basketball career knows the Williamsville South star loves a challenge. Coach Gabe Michael presented one to him last summer. That's when Michael told his point guard, regarded as perhaps the best offensive facilitator in the area, that in order for the Billies to be really good during the 2017-18 season, Dolan would have to average r…

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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

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Greg Dolan has been on the Division I radar for quite some time. But the Williamsville South star point guard wants to get bigger and stronger before heading to the next level. So he's going to prolong taking that jump a bit by heading to prep school for a year. Dolan announced via Twitter on Friday that he plans to attend Northfield Mount Herman, a prep school about…

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Noah Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup provided the perfect ending to Park School's championship quest and the perfect finish to a postseason full of memorable moments for Western New York's boys and girls basketball teams. There were three state champions: Park (Federation Class A boys), East (NYSPHSAA Class D boys) and Sacred Heart (state Catholic Class A girls). Ther…

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TROY – Having the best player on the court has led to plenty of wins for the Williamsville South girls basketball team this season. It didn’t on Saturday. Despite a game-high 30 points from 6-foot-5 freshman Amari DeBerry, Section VIII’s Elmont Memorial (23-2) simply overpowered the Billies (19-6) in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A …

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Who: Williamsville South Billies (19-5) vs. VIII-Elmont Memorial Spartans (22-2). What: New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A final four. When: Friday at 8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. NYS Sportswriters Rankings (as of March 8): Elmont Memorial is ranked No. 4. Williamsville South is No. 7. How they got here: The Bi…

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What Kristen Dolan loves most about coaching is the fact that every single person on a team brings something different. It’s like a puzzle, and it’s her job to figure out how all the pieces fit together. The Williamsville South girls basketball team has the corner pieces in place. There’s 6-foot-5 freshman Amari DeBerry, a big-time Division I recruit ranked near t…

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Williamsville South’s girls basketball team picked a good day to play its best game of the season. So good it was darn near perfect. With a season-opening 69-46 loss to Section V’s Pittsford Mendon in the back of their minds, the Billies came out as aggressive as they have all season and avenged that defeat with a 65-47 win over the Vikings in the Class A Far West Regio…

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Section V girls basketball teams historically haven’t had much trouble dispatching its Section VI opposition in the Far West Regionals. Rochester-area schools come into Saturday’s games at Rush-Henrietta High School leading the all-time series with a record of 103-59. In the last three years, however, Western New York has held its own and is a respectable 8-7. Sectio…

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Coach Kristen Dolan called Amari DeBerry the “best-kept secret in Western New York” last year following Williamsville South’s Section VI Class A-1 title win over Hamburg at Buffalo State. On the same court, in the same round and against the same opponent, it’s safe to say the 6-foot-5 freshman is a secret no more. DeBerry was a dominating presence from the tip and on…

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West Seneca West versus Williamsville South was expected to be an epic Section VI boys basketball championship game. The Class A-1 final did more than live up to that billing, as it was perhaps one of the best high school games ever played in the Buffalo State Sports Arena. A standing-room only crowd of more than 3,000 witnessed West Seneca West dig deeper than deep to …

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Hamburg is going back to Buffalo State. It was another challenging game in a season full of them for the Bulldogs, but they came away with a 45-43 win over Grand Island on Wednesday night in the Class A-1 semifinals at Clarence due to some key plays late. Hamburg will play Williamsville South for the championship Sunday. In the second game Wednesday, the Billies got …

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During a timeout early in the third quarter, the West Seneca West student section began chanting: "It's too easy." The unbeaten Indians made it look as such because of pressing defense that made a North Tonawanda crew that plays reigning Class AA champion Niagara Falls twice a year uncomfortable – leading to lots of turnovers, easy baskets and a shot at the title. Th…

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It hadn’t dawned on Nick O’Neil until a few days ago just how long it’s been since the Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team has lost to a Western New York opponent. It was March 1, 2013, a defeat at the hands of rival Sacred Heart in the Monsignor Martin championship at Canisius College. Sure, there have been close calls along the way, most recently a 63-57 win at A…