Weekly Feature



January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Sports

Pawlak leads Sacred Heart over Nichols

Sarah Pawlak couldn’t wait to play Nichols and her performance showed it.  The Sacred Heart Academy senior scored the last six points for her team — including 4 of 6 from the free throw line — in the Sharks’ 60-52 home wi More...

North girls place fourth at WNY Relays

Indoor track

The Williamsville North girls indoor track team scored a respectable 44 points to place fourth at Monday’s Western New York Relays at Fredonia State College. The Lady Spartans were six points out of third place.  More...

Indoor ball league slated

The Upward Sports Indoor Ball Hockey League will be held for eight weeks on Saturdays beginning Jan. 29 and running through March 19 at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church, 8445 Greiner Road, Williamsville.  More...

Billies place seventh, Scamurra takes first

The Williamsville South wrestling team crowned one champion and had two second place finishers to help the Billies place seventh at the 10th annual Williamsville North Spartan Wrestling Invitational Tournament on Saturday at North. More...

Sacred Heart indoor track wins at Lancaster

Sacred Heart’s dominance in indoor track continued.  The Sharks scored 51 points to win the MLK Classic on Saturday at Lancaster High School. Sacred Heart has lost one indoor track meet in seven years. More...

Amherst boys wins two of last three

The Amherst boys bowling team won two of its last three matches, beating Pioneer, 4-3, on Jan. 6 at Arcade Lanes, and Cheektowaga, 6-1, on Monday, Jan. More...

Billies head into final five matches .500

The Williamsville South boys bowling team is 3-3 through its first six matches, beating Williamsville East twice and Hamburg and lost to Iroquois, Sweet Home and West Seneca East.  Against East on Jan. More...

South girls record personal bests against East

Many Williamsville South girl bowlers recorded career-best performances in their 6-1 win against Williamsville East last Thursday at Transit Lanes.  Haley Carroll posted a career high 270 on the “A” team to help her to a 644 set, her More...

Tigers rally past St. Francis; Kaszubski nears milestone

Boys hockey

The Amherst Central Federation boys hockey team rallied late in the third period to beat St. More...

Sweet Home ties WSE, beats GI

The Sweet Home Federation boys hockey team earned a 3-3 tie with West Seneca East on Monday at West Seneca Town Rink.  The Panthers climbed out of a 2-0 deficit to move ahead 3-2 only for West Seneca East to tie it up with 3:23 remaining in the More...

Flames misfire at tournament, beat rival South

The Williamsville East Federation boys hockey team outshot Section V’s Gates-Chili, 27-25, but had problems finding the net in its 6-1 loss in the final of the Spartan Classic on Saturday in Rochester.  More...

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Jan. 11 Boys basketball: Bishop Timon-St. Jude def. Williamsville East, 72-43 Girls basketball: Sweet Home def. Williamsville South, 45-33; Williamsville East def. Iroquois, 51-39 Girls bowling: Immaculata def. More...

East boys swim team loses to North

Williamsville East swam well against Williamsville North, but the Spartans were a little better that day, losing 58-44, on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Ellicott Creek 76 43 Harris Hill 76 43 Swormville 69 50 Eggertsville 69 50 Main-Transit C 68 51 More...

Lady Billies put best effort forward versus Starpoint

The final score of last Friday’s Williamsville South-Starpoint girls basketball game was not indicative of the effort put forth by the Lady Billies.  South trailed, 43-41, with 1:10 remaining but Starpoint hit nine free throws to seal a 53 More...

Sweet Home modified swim team improves to 3-0

The Sweet Home modified swim team (3-0) dominated in their own pool against Hamburg Middle School on Jan. 5. The girls outscored Hamburg, 66-45, while the boys won, 68-29.  More...

Stasiak wills Billies to road victory

When the Williamsville South boys basketball team needed a spark at Hamburg, Phil Stasiak stepped up.  More...

East Amherst’s Dougherty commits to Bentley

Goaltender Blake Dougherty of the Bay State Breakers has committed to play collegiate hockey at Bentley University for the fall of 2011. More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Jan. 19 Boys and girls bowling: Williamsville East at Sweet Home, 4 p.m. (Manor II Lanes); Williamsville North at Orchard Park, 4 p.m. (Orchard Park Lanes); Iroquois at Williamsville South, 4 p.m. More...

McKinley takes advantage of Sweet Home

Boys hoops

The turning point of the Sweet Home boys basketball team’s 69-46 loss to McKinley in the MLK Classic on Saturday at City Honors came with three minutes remaining in the first half.  More...

Inconsistent play leads to North’s first ECIC I loss of season

The Williamsville North boys basketball team had chances to win at Frontier but lacked the overall consistency to make it happen.  The Spartans allowed 40 first half points in a 69-67 loss last Friday night. More...

CTK fifth-grade hoops wins two

Christ The King’s fifth-grade basketball team exploded for 36 points in a 36-24 win over St. More...

CTK fourth-grade boys down St. Greg’s

Defense was the order of the day in Christ the King’s fourth-grade boys’ basketball team’s 8-6 victory over St. Greg’s fourth-grade White squad on Jan. More...

Blades hold off Eagles, 2-1

The Blades held on to beat the Eagles, 2-1, on Sunday, Jan. 9.  Kyla Campanella opened the scoring for the Blades with a goal in the first period. Becky Hotung added the second goal for the Blades in the second period.  More...

Stumpf’s Level 5 girls place second

Facing seasoned squads from as far away as Michigan, Level 5 gymnasts competing for Stumpf’s Gymnastics earned the second place team award at the Winter Graffiti Invitational held on Saturday, Jan. 8. More...

Niagara Gymnastics’ Level 9 places first

Gymnasts from Gleason’s School of Gymnastics, representing the level 9 team Niagara, placed first at Saturday’s 25th annual Leatherstocking Invitational hosted by Valley Gymnastics.  The meet was held at the Utica Auditorium.  More...

Penn beats Cornell in third/fourth-grade girls action

Penn defeated Cornell on Saturday, 38-11.  Lauren Clark led all scorers with nine points. More...

Greater Buffalo Flames win Battle with the Stars

The Flame team from the Greater Buffalo Elite Heat has found success on the road this winter, earning second place in the Go Coastal Brawl in Binghamton, NY, and first place in the Battle with the Stars in Westfield.  More...

SCBA registration slated

The South Cheektowaga Baseball Association (SCBA) will be holding registration for the 2011 season from 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 23 and 30, at the Alexander Community Center, 275 Alexander Ave., Cheektowaga.  More...

Elite Heat Blaze places first in Westfield

The Go Coastal Brawl, held in Binghamton, NY, was the first road competition for the Elite Heat cheerleaders this season.  The Blaze team from Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center turned in a strong performance, earning second place.  More...

Sweet Home bowler Kaminski rolls perfect game against WSE

Kaylee Kaminski has been bowling since she was 6 years old but last Wednesday, she achieved the ultimate goal.  The Sweet Home senior right-hander bowled a 300 in the third game of the Lady Panthers’ 7-0 win over West Seneca East last Wedn More...

Spartans place third at own tournament

Wrestling

Despite not crowning any champions, the Williamsville North wrestling team placed third out of 16 teams with 136 points at Saturday’s 10th annual Williamsville North Spartan Wrestling Invitational Tournament. More...

East wrestling crowns two champions, places sixth at North tournament

The Williamsville East wrestling team recorded its highest tournament place finish of the year, taking sixth out of 16 teams with 80 points at Saturday’s tenth annual Williamsville North Spartan Invitational Tournament.  More...

Sports brief

The inaugural Arctic Blast Basketball Tournament, for boys and girls in grades three through eight, will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca. School and community teams are welcome.  More...

Sweet Home keglers rebound

Bowling

After losing the first game on “A” against West Seneca East, 861-762, the Sweet Home boys bowling team almost set a new school record with a 949 game against West Seneca East’s 823. More...

Amherst’s Devlin dominates at 103

Kellen Devlin continues to have a successful season, winning the 103-pound weight class at the 10th annual Williamsville North Spartan Wrestling Invitational on Saturday at North.  The top-seeded Devlin pinned Jemome Carter of Niagara Falls in 5 More...

Sharks finish well at tourney

The Sacred Heart girls bowling team won three of four games to Frontier and all four games against West Seneca West at the Festival of Lights Tournament on Tuesday, Dec. 28 at Thruway Lanes.  More...

Williamsville wins three games in three days

Girls hockey

Three games in 48 hours is a huge mental and physical test in any sport, but the Williamsville girls varsity ice hockey team passed with flying colors.  More...

Spartans march to 12-0-1 record

Boys hockey

The Williamsville North Federation boys hockey team keeps rolling.  The Spartans improved to 12-0-1 with a 7-1 win over Niagara-Wheatfield on Thursday and a 4-1 victory over Williamsville South on Saturday. More...

East girls bowling wins two of first five matches

The Williamsville East girls bowling team is 2-3 through its first five matches. Both of the Lady Flames’ wins are 7-0 victories over Iroquois.  East lost twice to Williamsville South and once to West Seneca East.  More...

Long layoff factors in East’s first league loss of season

Williamsville East hadn’t played a basketball game in about three weeks prior to last week and to some degree, it had an effect.  The Lady Flames (5-3, 5-1) won at Hamburg, 51-39, on Tuesday, Jan. More...

North boys swim team defeats East

The Williamsville East boys swimming team came to Williamsville North’s pool on Tuesday, Jan. 11, with ideas of an upset in their heart, but the Spartans prevailed, 58-44.  More...

Complete effort paces Sweet Home over South

A much more complete game by the Sweet Home girls basketball team led the Lady Panthers to a 45-33 ECIC Division II road win at Williamsville South on Tuesday, Jan. 11.  More...

Lake Shore denies Amherst first win of season

The Amherst Central girls basketball team’s best chance at winning a game this season ended in defeat.  Morgan Feldman hit a 10-foot jump shot from the left baseline off an out of bounds play with 2.3 seconds to give Lake Shore a 41-39 vic More...

Red-hot Timon defeats Williamsville East, 72-43

It wasn’t that the Williamsville East boys basketball team played bad in its 72-43 home loss against Bishop Timon-St. Jude on Tuesday, Jan. 11. It was that Timon was the better team.  More...

Second quarter swing does in North girls against Nardin

The Williamsville North girls basketball team had a great first quarter against Nardin but then came the second quarter.  Leading 14-4 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Spartans were outscored by the Gators, 20-4, en route to a 51-40 los More...

Determined Tiger swimmers pursue impressive goal

Going into winter recess, the Amherst Central boys swim team had a 1-3 record, suffering crushing defeats against Eden, Starpoint and East Aurora, the top three teams in ECIC Division IV. More...

Cabin Fever Baseball clinic to begin at end of January

Cabin Fever Baseball, a little league instructional program for players ages 5 to 7, will be offered at Sports Performance Park Complex in the Eastern Hills Mall.  The program, which has an anticipated start date of Saturday, January 29, is gear More...

CTK sixth-grade boys post season-high point total

The CTK sixth-grade boys basketball squad took on St. More...

Squirt Flyers top Bruins

The Squirt Flyers topped the Bruins, 7-1, on Sunday, Jan. More...

Sharks down Blackhawks

The Squirt Sharks defeated the Blackhawks, 6-2, on Sunday, Jan. More...

Pee Wee Bruins face adversity, unbeaten streak reaches five

For the first time during their five game unbeaten streak, the Pee Wee Bruins had to come from behind, tying the Blackhawks, 2-2, on Sunday, Jan. 9.  The Bruins got on the board early with a goal from Adam Benton (Zach Surowiec). More...

Amherst routs Springville, 62-34

After a slow start, the Amherst Central boys basketball team put on a clinic last Thursday at Springville.  Leading 16-9 after the first quarter, the Tigers outscored Springville, 20-5, in the second quarter on their way to a 62-34 victory to im More...

Bantam Niagara blanks Shamrocks, 4-0

The Bantam Niagara Purple Eagles blanked the Shamrocks, 4-0, last Wednesday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Olympic Rink.  More...

Lou Gehrig baseball, softball on-line registration open

Lou Gehrig Baseball and Softball on-line registration for 2011 is now open.  To register players from 5 years old through high school ages for the 2011 leagues, visit www.lgybs.com. Mastercard and Visa card payments are accepted.  More...

Clarence Girls Fastpitch Softball holding registration online, in person

The Clarence Girls Fastpitch Softball League is currently accepting registration for the 2011 season online, ahead of the in-person registration slated for early February.  More...

Individual All-Stars win big in Westfield

Six members of the Greater Buffalo Elite Heat All-Stars competed in the individual cheer competition at the Battle of the Stars in Westfield.  Each cheerleader performed a solo routine that was judged on the dancing, tumbling, jumping and cheerl More...

Sports briefs

Paige Nowak, a fifth-grader at Heritage Heights School, placed ninth overall in the 10/11-year-old division for the Niagara team from Gleason’s School of Gymnastics Level 6 at the 2011 Graffiti Invitational held on Jan. More...