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June 6, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

Flotilla 33 to hold safe boating course

Flotilla 33, Buffalo is presenting America's Boating Course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 16 at St. Patrick's Church Hall, 1395 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. More...

Girls lacrosse

Lady Tigers put forth great effort, lose Far West Regional

Since Amherst gained a girls lacrosse program 13 years ago, they've been the standard for Section VI excellence in the sport. More...

Softball

Sacred Heart to meet Holy Angels for MMA crown

Sacred Heart is one win away from their third straight Monsignor Martin Association softball title after blanking Mount Mercy, 3-0, in a semifinal game on Monday, June 4. More...

North softball loses in sectional semifinals

Williamsville North varsity softball team lost their Section VI Class AA semifinal game at Clarence, 7-1, on Thursday, May 24 to bring an end to their season. More...

North modified concludes season 12-2

The Williamsville North girls modified softball team's stellar spring season came to a close last week with a record of 12-2 in league play. More...

Boys lacrosse

Tigers' second-half meltdown ends section title run

Amherst Central's run as the best team in Section VI Class B had to end some day, but the way it concluded was unimaginable. More...

Dunkirk ends South's section title repeat bid

Dunkirk may have been a 12th seed but they were the best team in the Section VI Class A playoffs. Just ask Williamsville South. The Billies, seeded eighth, lost 13-4 to the Marauders in a semifinal home game on Thursday, May 31. More...

Boys golf

North's Katz disappointed with outcome at states

Jake Katz wanted to close his high school golf career with a top-ten finish at the New York State Championships. Had he shot better on several par-3 holes, his goal could have been reached. More...

Outdoor Track

Championship meet for Amherst, North, South

Five titles were won by athletes from the Town of Amherst at the Section VI Championships held Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 at Starpoint High School. More...

Sacred Heart excels at All-Catholics

Sacred Heart's girls tennis team had a good showing at the All-Catholic championships held May 30 to June 4 at Amherst Hills Tennis Club. More...

Sports briefs

Sister Maria Pares' 2007 basketball camp for girls in grades 3-8 will be held this summer at Sacred Heart Academy, 3860 Main St., Buffalo. The first session is June 25-29. The second session is July 9-13. The camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

CTK places third in Diocesan track and field meet

Under the auspices of the Department of Catholic Education of the Diocese of Buffalo and the direction of the WNY Track and Field Officials Association, the 85th annual Parochial School Outdoor Track and Field meets were held May 21-23. More...

Mathewson McCarthy

'Major East' Royals shut down Braves, 4-0

The Mathewson McCarthy "Major East" Royals shut down the attack of the National League leading Braves, winning 4-0. The pitching of the Royals' Rob Paslaqua and Timmy Coulter held the Braves to just two hits. More...

Twins rout Central Amherst Astros

The Mel Ott Twins defeated the Central Amherst Astros, 20-3, in a junior 13-14-year-old COMMRAC baseball game. More...

Central Amherst 'AAA' Cardinals win close games

The Central Amherst "AAA" Cardinals played two games in two days, narrowly defeating each opponent by one run. The games were played on May 25 and May 26. More...

Amherst Girls Softball

'Major' White Sox win big over Phillies, Cubs

The Amherst Girls Softball "Major" White Sox defeated the Phillies, 13-3, in a great team effort. Pitcher Audrey Yu pitched three strong innings and contributed with singles of her own. More...

Lou Gehrig 'AA' Angels, Mets post wins

In a hard-fought game, the Lou Gehrig "AA" Mets' baseball team fell to the Angels 10-6, as the Angels took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning for the win. More...

St. Benedict's softball defeats OLBS, 7-3

On a hot, 85-degree afternoon last week, St. Benedict's softball defeated Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 7-3, securing a spot in the playoffs. Through the heat, pitcher Kristy Luce struck out 17 batters. More...

AIM CHAMPS

- The Amherst Flyers U16 boys soccer defeated the Buffalo United Premier, 3-0, to win the Amherst Invitational Memorial Tournament. Last year, the Flyers won every tournament except AIM, losing to a team visiting Canada from England. More...

FINALISTS

The Amherst SharpShooters were finalists in the 2007 Amherst Invitational Tournament held over Memorial Day weekend. The SharpShooters lost 3-0 in the championship game to the Brighton Blue Devils on Monday, May 28. More...

FIRST PLACE -

The SS. Peter & Paul Boys JV volleyball team took first place in the "B" division of the Monsignor Stanton JV tournament. The Knights rallied to win both games of the final match of the playoff tournament against Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament. More...

SILVER

At the U.S. National Championships in Camden, N.J, Nardin Academy's women's lightweight eight (with coxswain) took the silver medal. More...

BLACK BELT

- Blossom Truel, 8, recently received a promotion from Grand Master Chong's World Class Tae Kwon Do School after three-and-a-half years of intense martial arts training. She was promoted to the rank of Black Belt. More...

Class A champs

South softball shuts out WS East, wins fifth straight section crown

Williamsville South, led by senior captains Chelsea Plimpton and Lisa Fronczak, helped the Lady Billies win the team's fifth consecutive Section VI Class A championship, shutting out seventh seed West Seneca East, 2-0 on Saturday, June 2 at Niagara More...

Commentar y

Boxing Hall of Fame can't be missed

This is the second in a series of columns on sports Halls of Fame. Others will follow throughout the summer. More...

Niagara girls lacrosse day camp scheduled for July

The Niagara Girls Lacrosse Day Camp, sponsored by Patterson Lacrosse, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, July 23 to Thursday, July 26, at Amherst High School, 4301 Main Street. More...

East's season ends in extra innings

The Section VI Class A quarterfinal game between Williamsville East and Dunkirk on Tuesday, May 29 was so evenly matched that it needed an extra inning to decide the outcome. More...

Ken West offense too much for Sweet Home

Sweet Home's season ended with a game they would like to forget. The Lady Panthers, seeded ninth in the Section VI Class AA tournament, lost at top-seed Kenmore West, 14-0, on Tuesday, May 29. More...

Avenue of Athletes

Students honored for work on field, classroom, community

The 2007 edition of the Amherst Avenue of Athletes will be held at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13 at the Amherst Pepsi Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Amherst. More...

Mistakes cost North against Orchard Park

Williamsville North knew they needed to play a perfect game if they had any shot of defeating Orchard Park in the Section VI Class A boys lacrosse semifinals on Wednesday, May 30. But mistakes are exactly what cost the Spartans. More...

Turnovers prove costly for Sweet Home boys lax

Sweet Home was its own worst enemy against Hamburg and was the biggest reason why the Panthers left Hamburg High School as 13-8 losers in a Section VI Class B semifinal game played on Wednesday, May 30. More...

RIT to host basketball camps, tourneys

The Rochester Institute of Technology will hold the 29th annual Bob McVean Basketball Camps this summer, including a shooting day camp and JV and varsity tournaments. The shooting day camp is open to individuals in grades 4-10 and runs June 25-29. More...

Boys tennis

Binder wins consolation final

It wasn't exactly what he was looking for but Ari Binder ended his high school tennis career with a win. More...

CCA baseball records perfect game

A perfect game in baseball is hard to come by, especially in the midst of a less-than-perfect season. However, the 2-6 Christian Central Academy Crusaders did the near impossible on May 23 against the Nichols modified baseball team. More...

Fireman's Softball

June 8 Bowmansville at Clarence Center East Amherst at North Bailey Clarence at Newstead Akron at Eggertsville Harris Hill at North Amherst Snyder at Main-Transit More...

SS. Peter and Paul improves ribbon count

The SS. Peter and Paul Knights, coached by Mary McIntyre, continued their winning ways this year and improved their ribbon count to 18 in the 85th annual Parochial School Outdoor Track and Field meet last week. More...

Mel Ott 'AAA' Red Sox win slugfest with Dodgers, remain perfect

In a back and forth slugfest played on June 2, the Mel Ott "AAA" Red Sox remained unbeaten with a come-from-behind 14-11 victory over the Dodgers. More...

Connie Mack U-11 Braves beat Athletics, 7-4

The Connie Mack U-11 softball Athletics met the Braves on Dellwood North for the third time this season, winning 7-4. The Braves took the early lead and never looked back. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SP O RT S SCOREBOARD

Amherst Central Boys Lacrosse - Section VI Class B semifinal - def. W.S. East 6-5 (3 OT); final - lost to Hamburg 9-7 Girls Lacrosse - Section VI Class C final - def. More...

East grad selected as scholar-athlete

Williamsville East High School graduate Emily Urbanczyk, a senior forward on the University of Rochester women's soccer team, was presented with the University's Female Scholar-Athlete Award by the Department of Athletics and Recreation. More...

SIENA BOUND

Sweet Home High School senior Bethany Fried recently signed a National Letter of Intent to swim at Siena College in the fall. More...

SISTER ACT

Briana Reinecke, left, and her sister Mallorie of Williamsville East High School came in first place in their lightweight four boats for West Side Rowing Club at the Fontana All-High Regatta on May 28. More...

Seven openings left for Aunt Rosie's tournaments

Only seven openings remain for the 19th annual Aunt Rosie's International Girls'/Women's Fast Pitch Softball tournament which gets underway the weekend of June 22-24 at the Audubon Recreation Center in Amherst. More...

KICKOFF WIN

The Team New Era 12U baseball team placed first out of eight travel teams to win the WNY Boys of Summer Kickoff Tournament held May 18-20 at New Era Park in Lockport. More...

Williamsville Junior Football, Cheerleading to hold information sessions

Boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 13 who reside in the Town of Amherst or the Williamsville, Amherst or Sweet Home school districts can try out for the Williamsville Junior Football and Cheerleading teams. More...

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS

The 12U New Era Diamond Girls travel softball team won its second tournament in as many weekends over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, going 7-0 en route to the Cayuga Tournament title. More...