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April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

League loss sparks North softball to win Gerry Gentner Memorial Invitational

Parzych named Tourney MVP

Williamsville North’s softball team used its first loss of the season as motivation to win the Fort Myers bracket of the sixth annual Gerry Gentner “Just Show Up” Memorial Softball Invitational. More...

Sweet Home softball secures first league win

Sweet Home’s softball team beat Starpoint, 6-5, on April 18, securing its first ECIC Division II win of the season.  The Lady Panthers are 1-2 in league play and 2-3 overall.  Sweet Home erased a 5-3 deficit with three runs in the bot More...

Sacred Heart softball has trouble closing out games

It is very early in the season but Sacred Heart’s softball team has had problems putting away its opponents.  The Sharks have a 1-2 record over their first three games but in all three they allowed the opposition to get back into each cont More...

East falls to North in Gentner Invite final

Steffan, Clark named to all-tourney team

The Williamsville East softball team’s run at the sixth annual Gerry Gentner “Just Show Up” Memorial Softball Invitational ended with a 6-2 loss to Williamsville North in the finals of the Fort Myers Bracket. More...

South softball splits games at Gentner Invite

Williamsville South’s softball team won and lost games at the sixth annual Gerry Gentner “Just Show Up” Memorial Softball Invitational on Saturday at Williamsville East, but regardless of the outcome, it was a great day to honor the More...

Panthers lose close game against East

Sweet Home’s baseball team had a chance to knock off league powerhouse Williamsville East Saturday but fell short 2-1.  Sweet Home coach Jon Campolo said the game should have ended 1-0 in the seventh inning, but East scored on an error and More...

Amherst boys tennis opens season with non-league win over North

After several cancellations due to inclement weather, the Amherst boys tennis team finally played a match this season, defeating Williamsville North, 3-2, in windy and cold conditions on Friday.  More...

North boys lax rebounds against Niagara Wheatfield

The Williamsville North boys lacrosse team’s offense came alive in its 10-6 road win over Niagara Wheatfield on Friday.  The Spartans were coming off a 3-1 home loss against West Seneca West on April 18.  North coach Andy Behm said th More...

Sweet Home’s Rivera wins boys high jump at Wolverine Invite

Sweet Home’s Tommy Rivera was the top boys high jumper at Saturday’s Niagara Falls Wolverine Invitational at Niagara Falls High School.  The senior won the event in 5 feet, 10 inches.  “It was a good jump for him to start More...

Amherst boys lax routs Wilson

Amherst’s boys lacrosse team put it all together in its 15-5 home win over Wilson on Saturday afternoon.  The Tigers led Wilson in total shots (52-22), possession percentage (61.7-38.3), clearing percentage (77.8-50), man-up opportunities More...

Stumpf’s level 9, 10 girl gymnasts advance to championship meets

Levels 9 and 10 gymnasts from Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center excelled at the Region 6 Championships held April 13-15 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The top seven gymnasts in each age group qualified for the national championships for level 1 More...

East track’s Myers takes fourth in high jump

Williamsville East freshman Kayla Myers had a big day at Saturday’s Niagara Falls Wolverine Invitational at Niagara Falls High School.  Myers hit provisional qualifying marks for sectionals in the girls high jump (4 feet, 10 inches; tied f More...

South’s Dolan to play in prep school in Massachusetts

Williamsville South’s Greg Dolan is taking his basketball talents to prep school next year.  The 6-foot-4 senior guard plans to attend Northfield Mount Herman, a prep school about two hours away from Boston, Massachusetts.  More...

Win over crosstown rival improves East baseball to 4-0

Williamsville East’s baseball team improved to 4-0 in ECIC Division II after beating crosstown rival Williamsville South, 15-5, on Monday.  The win keeps the Flames on top of the division and knocked the Billies from the ranks of the undef More...

Amherst softball splits games at Gentner Invite

Amherst’s softball team picked up a much needed 8-3 win over Nichols in the Cancun bracket of Saturday’s sixth annual Gerry Gentner “Just Show Up” Memorial Softball Invitational at Williamsville East.  The Lady Tigers wer More...

Sports brief

The Just Show Up softball skills camp for all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 9 a.m. More...

North baseball rallies over OP, falls to Lancaster

Williamsville North’s baseball team put on its rally caps and recorded an 8-7 home win in eight innings over Orchard Park on Friday. More...

Amherst’s offense struggles in losses

The Amherst baseball team’s bats have been quiet through the first four games of the season.  The Tigers are batting .108 and have 10 hits (nine singles, one double) in 109 plate appearances. More...

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Camp slated

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Day Camp will run for its 21st year July 23-26 at Amherst High School’s athletic fields on Westmoreland Drive.  Under the direction of Janet Battaglia, the camp is open to girls ages 4 to 17 regardless of ability o More...

Sacred Heart girls lax suffers first loss of season

Sacred Heart’s girls lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season after falling at Aquinas, 21-5, on Saturday.  Sharks coach Kristina Geschwender said the team was unprepared for the higher level of play seen in Rochester.  More...

North’s Gaygen wins girls pole vault

Gabrielle Gaygen opened her senior season of pole vaulting at Williamsville North by winning the event in 11-feet at Saturday’s Niagara Falls Wolverine Invitational at Niagara Falls High School.  The vault automatic qualified Gaygen for se More...

Stumpf’s level 6-10 boys gymnastics teams win 17 state titles

Levels 6, 8 take second in team competiton

The upper level boys teams from Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center shined at the recent New York State Men’s Gymnastics Championships in Binghamton.  The boys took home 17 state titles and the levels 6 and 8 teams both placed second in the t More...

Sports brief

Premier Baseball Travel League is a newly formed league for 11U youth baseball that will feature squads from across Western New York using the new USA bat standards.  More...

Senior Men’s Softball League aiming to open season in May

An independent senior softball league will begin play in on Saturday mornings in May at Cheektowaga Town Park.  The Western New York Senior Wood Bat Softball League is comprised of men over 50 years of age playing slow-pitch softball with wood b More...