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December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Sports

Spartan swimmers have talent, lack depth

Williamsville North’s boys swim team had a very successful 2011-12 season, finishing 11-1 and winning the ECIC AA and Class A titles.  Spartan coach Dan McLaughlin feels this season’s team will be competitive and have close meets wit More...

Sweet Home girls bowling has potential for strong season

Sweet Home girls bowling coach Jim Russo never had a problem determining who was going to bowl on the “A” and “B” teams until this season. That shows how much he thinks of this season’s squad. More...

CTK downs St. Andrews in season opener

Christ the King’s sixth-grade boys’ basketball team won its season opener over St. Andrew Country Day School, 24-19, on Monday, Dec. More...

South swim team increases roster numbers, talent

Williamsville South boys swim coach Rick Grampp isn’t sure how many meets his team will win this season, but he is expecting a successful season.  The Billies have 15 swimmers on the roster, four more than last season, and their biggest te More...

Panthers record statement win in season opener

Sweet Home’s boys swim team made a big splash in the Panthers’ season-opening 113-70 win over Hamburg at home on Dec. 4.  More...

Williamsville South girls bowling retools lineup

Last season was one to remember for the Williamsville South girls bowling team.  The Lady Billies won the ECIC Division II title, Section VI Class B championship and qualified two bowlers for the state meet.  More...

Big junior class paces Amherst, team captains return

The Amherst girls bowling team looks to build off last season’s 7-3 record with a strong junior class. More...

Sacred Heart lacks varsity experience

To say the Sacred Heart girls bowling team is inexperienced would be an understatement.  All five bowlers — senior captains Taylor Foster and Lauren Martin and sophomores Liz DiCarlo, Erin Duggan and Lexy Smith — are making their deb More...

Amherst boys seeking top bowler in lineup

For the first time in six years, the Amherst boys bowling team will take to the lanes without its top bowler.  Eric Michalski, a four-year captain who was Section VI champion two years ago, sectional runner up last season and part of two state c More...

Sports briefs

East Amherst’s Justin Sokolowski shot a 233-609 in the Cardinal O’Hara boys bowling team’s 2-1 loss to St. Joe’s on Nov. 20. Amherst resident Mike Morehouse added a 220-560.   More...

Panther cagers win crazy opener in double OT

Some of the magic that led the Sweet Home football team to the Class A state title game must have rubbed off on the Panthers’ boys basketball team.  More...

Billies record road victories as part of coach’s debut

The Gabe Michael era with Williamsville South basketball began last week with two of three victories.  The Billies earned road wins over Allegany-Limestone, 63-55, Dec. More...

Sports brief

Williamsville South graduate Ben Greenspan won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:08.78 in the Geneseo State College men’s swimming team’s 136-97 loss to Canisius Saturday. More...

Amherst needs OT to win at Pastor-Cooper Showcase

Amherst and Depew’s meeting at the Pastor-Cooper Memorial Showcase Wednesday at Daemen College had more on the line than bragging rights; it actually counted in the ECIC III boys basketball standings.  The Tigers led most of the game, but More...

Sharks rout Iroquois in season opener

The Sacred Heart girls basketball team, winners of the past three Monsignor Martin championships, opened the 2012-13 season with a convincing 69-42 victory over Iroquois as part of the Pastor-Cooper Memorial Showcase Wednesday at Daemen College.  More...

SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Dec. 4 Girls basketball: Aquinas def. Williamsville North, 40-39; Williamsville East def. Orchard Park, 57-49, in overtime Federation boys ice hockey: West Seneca West def. Williamsville East, 4-1 More...

Flames’ Fed boys ice hockey wins two of three

Williamsville East’s Federation boys ice hockey team opened last week with a 4-1 loss to West Seneca West on Dec. 4 at the West Seneca Town Rink, but rebounded with back-to-back shutouts over Lewiston-Porter, 5-0, Thursday and Bishop Timon-St. More...

North wrestling wins Depew Wildcat Duals

Williamsville North’s wrestling team defeated cross-town rival Williamsville East, 51-22, to win the Depew Wildcat Duals Tournament Saturday at Depew High School.  The Spartans won 11 of 15 matches against the Flames.  More...

Williamsville falls to defending section champion

Girls hockey

Williamsville’s varsity girls hockey team suffered its first loss of the 2012-13 season, losing to defending Section VI champion Kenmore, 3-1, Thursday on the Northtown Center at Amherst Feature Rink.  Kenmore scored a power-play goal six More...

Sweet Home wrestling places second at Portville invite

The Sweet Home wrestling team fared well in its first competition of the 2012-13 season, placing second out of 13 teams at the 38th annual Portville Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday. More...

Amherst’s victory over Cheektowaga is ‘big for program’

Amherst wrestling coach Dennis Bauer called his team’s 43-30 road victory over Cheektowaga Wednesday as “a big win for the program.”  “We have not beaten Cheektowaga in a few years,” Bauer said. More...

Williamsville North wins season-opening meets

Williamsville North began its defense of the ECIC AA and Section VI Class A championships by swimming past Williamsville South, 60-41, on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Amherst swim team features mixed bag of experience

Amherst’s boys swim team is larger in roster numbers compared to last season, but they lack a lot of varsity experience.  Ten of the 18 swimmers on this season’s roster are making their varsity debuts, and nine of them have never bee More...

Fireman's Bowling

Team Wins Losses Clarence 65 19 Eggertsville 56 28 North Amherst 53 31 Main-Transit C 53 31 Harris Hill 48 36 Getzville A 47 37 Sworm More...

East’s many returns include state qualifiers

Williamsville East’s boys swim team graduated some key swimmer from last season’s 9-4 team, but they still return plenty of talented athletes.  More...

CCA bowling showing progress

Christian Central Academy’s varsity boys bowling team recently began its third year in the Monsignor Martin Association league at Thruway Lanes.  Kaleb Colosimo, Jimmy Martinic and Parker Woodard are CCA’s three returning bowlers. More...

Lady Spartan keglers feature several new faces

This season’s Williamsville North girls bowling team looks completely different from the 2011-12 squad that finished 4-8.  Five of last year’s top eight bowlers either graduated or moved out of the district. More...

Returning bowlers lead Sweet Home

How much success the Sweet Home boys bowling team will attain this season will largely fall on its four returning bowlers that make up the “A” team.  This year’s “A” team is made of seniors Cody Johnson, Kyle Merrif More...

Spartan keglers hope to contend for division crown

Williamsville North’s boys bowling team has typical hovered around a .500 record in ECIC Division I, but a more competitive schedule in the newly-formed ECIC North Large Schools division should make the Spartans a contender this season.  More...

Flames are young, talented

Williamsville East’s boys bowling team has only one senior and one junior on the roster, but coach Ryan Komaromi sees a lot of talent within the young group.  The only senior on the team is Dominic Naples, the team captain.  He will More...

Spartans march over Batavia at Cataract Classic

¦ Taplin named Game MVP

Williamsville North’s boys basketball team couldn’t have started the 2012-13 season any better.  The Spartans outscored Section V school Batavia, 22-6, in the first quarter on their way to a 51-32 season-opening win in the Cataract More...

South keglers to rebuild

Williamsville South boys bowling coach Nate Smith cannot put his finger on why there are so few bowlers on the team this season, and because of that, thinks it will be a rebuilding year for the group.  More...

East basketball drops first three games of season

The start to the 2012-13 season did not bode well for the Williamsville East boys basketball team.  The Flames lost to Middle Early College, 69-52, in the Pastor-Cooper Memorial Showcase Wednesday at Daemen College, and then lost to St. More...

Lady Panthers use strong defense to down Ken East

Sweet Home’s girls basketball team played strong defense throughout its season-opening 53-41 road win over Kenmore East.  The Lady Panthers held Kenmore East to five points in the first quarter, 11 points in the second quarter and 10 point More...

Lady Billies split non-league games

Williamsville South’s girls basketball team opened the 2012-13 season by splitting non-league home games against Nichols, 48-42, Dec. More...

East girls hoops earn non-league victories

Williamsville East’s girls basketball team fared well in non-league home games against ECIC Division I competition last week, defeating Orchard Park, 57-49, in overtime on Dec. 4 and Williamsville North, 54-45, Friday.  More...

North rebounds against OP

The best way to rebound from a horrible loss is to come back with a win, and that is exactly what the Williamsville North Federation boys ice hockey team did last weekend.  The Spartans rebounded from a 5-0 loss against Niagara-Wheatfield Saturd More...

Williamsville East places second at tourney

Williamsville East’s wrestling team finished as runner up at the Depew Team Tournament Saturday at Depew High School.  Despite going 3-1 in their pool, East won the third tiebreaker of most cumulative points between three teams with identi More...

Amherst/Sweet Home has roller coaster week

It was certainly a roller coaster week for the Amherst/Sweet Home Federation girls ice hockey team.  The team beat Orchard Park/Frontier, 2-1, Wednesday, but then lost to West Seneca, 9-7, Thursday.  Injuries to key players plagued the team More...

Depleted South lineup finishes 2-3 at Cheektowaga tourney

Williamsville South’s wrestling team was not at full strength at the Cheektowaga Warrior Team Tournament Saturday, but the Billies still managed to beat two of the five schools they competed against.  The Billies beat North Tonawanda, 51-1 More...

CALENDAR

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Boys basketball: Lake Shore at Amherst, 7:30 p.m.; Riverside at Williamsville North, 7:30 p.m.; ECIC-MMA Challenge — Williamsville South vs. St. Mary’s of Lancaster, 7:30 p.m. More...