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December 26, 2007 RSS feed / Sports

Girl power

North senior tends goal on school's boys hockey team

Whenever the Williamsville North boys Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation team takes the ice this season, be on the lookout for the only player with a ponytail sticking out of their helmet. More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams' hockey, indoor soccer or other winter sports results published in The Bee, whether it is a house, travel, town, recreational or other team, can submit articles in a variety of ways. More...

South picks up crucial road league wins

Boys basketball

The Williamsville South boys basketball team needed a win badly, and the team responded with two victories last week on the road. The Billies won last Tuesday at Iroquois, 64-57, and at West Seneca East last Friday, 68-43. More...

North's depth on display in road league victories

Heading into the season, Williamsville North boys basketball coach Chuck Swierski wasn't sure how his bench players would match up with other teams. So far, they've passed with flying colors. More...

Amherst Soccer Association

Deadline for second-session registration ends Jan. 13

The deadline for the second session of the Amherst Soccer Association's indoor season is Jan. 13. Indoor soccer is available for any child in age groups U8-14. The games are played on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. More...

Tigers drop two on the road

The Amherst Central boys basketball team came into last week tied for the division lead in ECIC III. But after the week ended, the Tigers found themselves in the middle of the pack. More...

Tigers' hockey defeats South, continues solid play

Senior Matt Allwes scored with one minute left in the game, and sophomore Sean Smith made 22 saves as the Amherst Central Federation hockey team defeated Williamsville South, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Amherst Pepsi Center's Olympic Rink. More...

Watson, Sacred Heart wake up in fourth quarter, beat Nardin

Girls basketball

It took three quarters for Krystal Watson to wake up but once the fourth quarter hit, she couldn't be stopped. More...

North falls to Niagara-Wheatfield, Clarence

Williamsville North's girls basketball team fell to 2-2 in ECIC Division I and 3-4 overall with losses to Niagara-Wheatfield, 48-29, and Clarence, 51-34, on Dec. 17 and Dec. 21, respectively. More...

Stella wins showdown on the mat with Lewandowski

Sweet Home's Nic Stella and Lancaster's Mark Lewandowski have trained together in the summer but never met in a sanctioned wrestling match until last Wednesday at Sweet Home. More...

Miller Tennis Center, Orville's to host area's largest prize money for tourney

The Orville's Home Appliances Men's $3,000 Tournament, Western New York's largest prize money event, will be held at the Miller Tennis Center, 5959 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, from Friday, Dec. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 30. More...

South grad inducted into Oswego State College Athletic Hall

Laurie Irving Murphy, a 1979 graduate of Williamsville South High School, was inducted last October into the Oswego State College Athletic Association Hall of Fame. More...

Town of Amherst seniors named Fall All-WNY Scholar-Athletes

Several Town of Amherst seniors were honored for their work on the field and in the classroom in the fall with All-Western New York Scholar Athlete honors. More...

Sweet Home boys bowling improves to 4-1

The Sweet Home Panther bowlers defeated West Seneca East, 4-3, in a very close and exciting match on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The Panthers continually put pressure on West Seneca East and came through with the victory. More...

St. Greg's girls hoops keep unbeaten streak alive

St. Greg's varsity girls basketball team kept its undefeated season alive with a 34-28 victory against St. Mark's. Forty-two fouls were called in this defensive struggle. St. More...

Fireman's Bowling

200 games, 550 sets J. Maine 266, 226, 222 - 714; M. Gaiser 235, 223 - 643; AJ Swannie 219, 219, 204 - 642; R. Eggelston 235, 214 - 640; AJ Shisler 225, 221 - 635; S. DiPasquale 246, 211 - 632; F. Garus 235, 223 - 630; J. More...

Mammoliti sparks Iowa State hoops victory

Amherst Youth Basketball Results

The return of injured Alexis Mammoliti inspired her Iowa State teammates to a big 28-11 win against Baylor in an Amherst Youth Basketball fifth-sixth grade division game. Mammoliti had six points, as did Grace Licata. More...

Homecoming

HOMECOMING - Former Amherst resident Brooks Orpik will return home with his Pittsburgh Penguin teammates New Year's Day to play in the Winter Classic against the Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium. File photo More...

Undefeated Squirt Flyers double up Stars, 6-3

Squirt Flyer goalie Alex Streng made 16 saves, including two breakaways. The Flyers' Matt Mirand recorded his second straight second hat trick, scoring twice unassisted and once from Noah Bachwitz. More...

Pee Wee Rangers defeat Blue Sabres, 6-1

Coach John Kean's Rangers presented him with an early Christmas present by playing their most complete game of the year, defeating the previously unbeaten Blue Sabres, 6-1. Tyler Penberthy contributed three goals and outstanding defense. More...

Big third lifts Black Sabres to victory

The Black Sabres broke open a tight checking game as they used a four-goal outburst in the third period to remain undefeated with a 6-3 win over the White Sabres in an Amherst Hockey Association Pee Wee game. More...

Mite Devils scorch Blue Sabres, improve record to 7-0

After a tight two periods of hockey, the Mite Devils erupted in the third period with four unanswered goals to defeat the Blue Sabres, 7-2. Coach Douglas Shiring and his Devils are 7-0. More...

Sports brief

Williamsville resident Anna Rubino, 10, finished first in the women's 50-yard freestyle in a time of 28.03 at the STAR Swimming Short-Course Team Invitational Dec. 6-9 at Erie Community College. More...

Basketball tournaments slated

Every varsity boys and girls basketball team in the Town of Amherst except the Amherst boys will be competing in holiday tournaments on Thursday and Friday. For opponents, locations and times, view the high school calendar listed on page 29. More...

Spartans defeat Canisius, win 300th game for program

The Williamsville North Federation hockey team had beaten Canisius before, but its 3-2 win on Sunday at Buffalo State Sports Arena meant a little extra for Spartan coach Bob Rosen and his staff. It was the program's 300th win. More...

Edwards, Lynch need an introduction to WNY winters

Commentar y

Things I think I'm thinking about: Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards and running back Marshawn Lynch should spend as much time as possible enjoying the Western New York winter throughout January and February as the team rests up from the 2007 More...

North-South final a possibility at Rotary Tournament

The Williamsville North and Williamsville South varsity boys basketball teams have met the last three years in the final of the Williamsville Rotary Tournament, and if history is a good indicator, it could happen again. More...

Undermanned Sweet Home posts ECIC II wins

The Sweet Home boys basketball team improved to 3-0 in ECIC Division II, but it wasn't easy. More...

Sweet Home hockey ties, loses to Timon

The Sweet Home hockey team found out last week what they are made of against the top dog in the Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Division II. The Panthers tied Bishop Timon-St. More...

East overcomes to beat South, Batavia

The theme for the Williamsville East Federation hockey team last week was overcoming adversity. More...

East lacks offense, leaders

If the Williamsville East girls basketball team learned anything from its last two games, it's that they need someone on the roster to step up. More...

South plays inconsistent, splits nonleague games

Williamsville South's inconsistency showed in two nonleague girls basketball games last week at home. Last Tuesday, the Lady Billies defeated Hutch-Tech, 54-34, and last Friday, fell to St. Mary's of Lancaster, 48-31. More...

Amherst lady cagers hovering around .500

The Amherst Central varsity girls basketball team heads into this week's Mount St. Mary's Tournament with only one win in its last three games. More...

Flames' loss to WS East closer than score indicates

Williamsville East dropped a 33-18 decision on the wrestling mat to West Seneca East last Wednesday at home, but the match was a lot closer than what the score indicated. More...

Sharks' itching to race, team hasn't lost since league began five years ago

Indoor track

Sacred Heart has never lost a girls indoor track meet and they want to keep it that way after the 2007-08 season. More...

Titans break swim records at invite

The Town of Tonawanda Titans sent 15 athletes to the Pittsburgh Invitational meet in Pennsylvania held from Dec. 14 to 16. Swimmers from all over the United States attended the high level meet. More...

Lady Tigers honored at banquet

The Amherst varsity girls swim team recently held its annual end-of-the-season banquet at Sonoma Grill. "It was a celebration of our winning season, along with a farewell to our seniors," said coach Kim Skomra. More...

Bantam Bisons clip Warriors

The Buffalo Bisons Bantam Minor team defeated Cheektowaga, 6-5. The Warriors won, 4-1, three weeks ago. Cheektowaga jumped out to a 4-1 lead midway through the second, and their physical play seemed to be the difference. More...

Breathe

BREATHE - Sweet Home's Cody Regian comes up for air in the 100-yard butterfly during a meet with Lake Shore on Dec. 18 at Sweet Home. Regian took third in the event. Lake Shore won the meet, 120-64. More...

Molnar bags shutout for Squirt Devils

Nick Molnar was flawless in goal for the Squirt Devils in a 3-0 victory against the White Sabres on Dec. 15. The Devils' scoring started midway through the second period on an unassisted goal by Tommy Heyden. More...

Sportservice named concessionaire of Winter Classic

Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been selected by the NHL to handle both food service and retail for the AMP Energy/NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Ralph Wilson Stadium. On Dec. More...

Bills stuck somewhere between good and bad

Probably the best way to describe the Buffalo Bills this season is they're a good bad team. Or they could be a bad good team, depending on how you want to look at it. More...

Bruins end Devils' win streak

The Squirt Bruins, led by goalie Alex Bender, ended the Devils' season long win streak on Sunday, winning 2-1. The Devils started the scoring as Frankie Bodami fed Rex Koeppen at the 7:35 mark of the first. More...

Union College knocks off Cornell girls, 5-2

Emily Beauchamp (Sara O'Brien) opened the scoring in the first for Union College. Amanda Burns and Page Pautler scored in the second to give UC a 3-0 lead. Cornell came back in the third with goals from Cassandra Hopkins and Missy Mallon. More...

Micron Gray Sabres score late, edge Gold

In what was one of the most exciting games of the year, the Mircon Gray Sabres pulled out a 3-2 win with a late goal from Jarret Lang on a beautiful pass from Alec Cummins. More...

Gray Sabres beat Blue Sabres

On a frigid Sunday morning, the Micron Gray Sabres beat the Blue Sabres, 5-2. The Blue looked strong with Jeffrey Cummins and Matt Barrali each getting on the scoreboard. Adam Helfman and Michael DeMarco played fantastic at both ends of the ice. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Thursday, Dec. 27 Boys basketball: Ken-Ton Holiday Classic at Ken. East - Sweet Home vs. Ken. West, 5 p.m.; Clarence Booster Club Tournament at Clarence - East vs. Riverside, 6 p.m.; Williamsville Rotary Tournament at South - North vs. More...