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May 13, 2015 RSS feed / Sports

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South seniors sign letters of intent with St. Francis

¦ Graziano to play volleyball, Carroll to bowl

Williamsville South seniors Christian Graziano and Haley Carroll have nothing in common with one another, but both are taking their talents in their respective sports to St. Francis University, a Division I school in Loretto, Pennsylvania. More...

Kessler leading North boys tennis to 7-2 record

Williamsville North’s boys tennis team (7-2) concluded a busy week with a 5-0 home win over West Seneca West Friday.  North coach Mike Venditti said the entire starting seven played a complete match, had very few unforced errors, and won t More...

Sacred Heart wins six of eight matches

Due to weather, the major of Sacred Heart tennis’ season has been played since April 28.  The Sharks are 6-2 with two matches remaining as of press time.  Five of the teams’ eight matches played occurred last week. More...

Sweet Home boys tennis inches closer to .500 record

Sweet Home’s boys tennis team improved its record to 5-6 with wins over Iroquois, 4-1, Wednesday and a doubleheader win over West Seneca East, 4-1, 5-0 Friday.  More...

North’s Battaglia wins girls pentathlon at Wellsville Invite

Gina Battaglia was the best in the girls pentathlon at the Wellsville Spring Day Invite Saturday at the Wellsville Athletic Complex.  The Williamsville North junior recorded 2,280 total points, which included personal bests in 100-meter hurdles More...

Sports briefs

Miles Santa Maria of Amherst had a hat trick and a total of eight goals and two assists over four games for the Clarence Stallions 2006 team at the HarborCenter Spring Showcase hockey tournament May 8-10. More...

Morris, Rockoff win at Cadet Classic

After missing the first half of the season due to an injury, MJ Morris is back.  The Amherst senior won the 400-meter hurdles in a season- best time of 58.82 seconds at the 10th annual Runnin’ Cadet Classic Saturday at Hilton High School.& More...

ON TRACK

— Williamsville South’s Alyssa Oviasogie runs the 100-meter hurdles at the ADPRO Sports Track and Field Invitational Saturday at the Stransky Athletic Complex in West Seneca. More...

South softball falls to Iroquois, beats Sweet Home

Williamsville South’s softball team out-hit Iroquois, 12-10, but lost 8-3 Wednesday.  “We didn’t get the timely hit we needed,” South coach Julie Murphy said. “We left nine runners on base. More...

Flames tennis’ bid for league title ends with defeat

Williamsville East’s bid to earn a share of the ECIC Division II boys tennis title for the fourth straight year ended with a 5-0 loss at Lake Shore Friday.  East had shared the title with Williamsville South in 2012 and won it outright in More...

East girls lacrosse rebounds against South

¦ Hubert leads Lady Flames’ offense

Williamsville East’s girls lacrosse team (8-4, 5-3) rebounded from back-to-back losses last week with a 13-2 home win over Williamsville South Friday.  The game was supposed to be played April 20, but was postponed until last Friday due to More...

Amherst avenges loss, improves to 12-1

Amherst’s girls lacrosse team (12-1) avenged a 9-6 loss last season to Our Lady of Mercy with a 15-7 road win Saturday.  More...

Williamsville East records Class B victories

¦ Martinsen breaks single-season goal record

Williamsville East’s boys lacrosse team added three more Class B victories to its record, downing Sweet Home, 8-5, May 4; Grand Island, 11-9, Wednesday and North Tonawanda, 18-3, Thursday. More...

League loss places Amherst fourth

Amherst boys lacrosse players knew the significance of its final regular-season Class C game against Eden May 5.  The loser would be the fourth seed in Class C for sectionals, and if they advance to the semifinals, they would more than likely ha More...

Tigers snap losing skid against Maryvale

Amherst’s baseball team recorded a much needed 9-4 road win over Maryvale Friday, which snapped a three-game losing skid against ECIC Division III opponents.  The win improved the Tigers’ league record to 4-6.  Amherst scored o More...

League wins bump North baseball over .500 in ECIC I

Williamsville North’s baseball team climbed over .500 in ECIC I after earning home wins over Clarence, 12-6, Wednesday and Jamestown, 11-10, Thursday. More...

Stumpf’s gymnasts advance to national championships

Stumpf’s Gymnastics Center is known for producing some of the best gymnasts in the state and region and they did not disappoint, qualifying five gymnasts to the Junior Olympic National Championships.  More...

Mike MacDonald to conduct boys hoops camp at Daemen College

Medaille College basketball coach Mike Mac- Donald will host two weeks of summer basketball camps at Daemen College.  The first week of camp will be July 6-10, followed by a second week of camp August 10-14.  The camp hours are from 9 a.m. More...

East boys track post best times against Sweet Home

Williamsville East’s boys outdoor track and field team lost to Sweet Home May 5, but Flames coach Cameron Townsend noted strong performances from many of his athletes.  The 4x800-meter relay team of Joseph D’Amico, Ian Macdonald, Mat More...

Sacred Heart track finishes 5-2

Sacred Heart’s track and field team took a big step with its 66-39 win over Nardin Wednesday at Maryvale High School.  Sharks coach Ryan Bloom said it was the first time in several years that Sacred Heart has defeated Nardin.  At the More...

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, May 13 Baseball:  Amherst at Springville, 5 p.m. More...

Sweet Home track sets meet records at own invite

Sweet Home’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams excelled against great competition at the ADPRO Sports Track and Field Invitational Saturday at the Stransky Sports Complex in West Seneca.  The girls team set six of the 12 meet re More...

Publish sports scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their teams’ sports results published in The Bee can do so by filling out forms on our website, www.beenews.com, or by emailing them directly to sports reporter Patrick J. Nagy at pnagy@beenews.com. More...

Amherst tennis secures first division title in three years

Amherst’s boys tennis team had one of its busiest weeks of the season, playing six league matches in five days.  The Tigers were successful in all of them, improving to 13-0 overall and 11-0 in ECIC Division III, securing their first divis More...

Sacred Heart pitchers combine for perfect game against O’Hara

Sacred Heart’s softball team clinched a 9-0 record against Monsignor Martin Association competition with a perfect game against Cardinal O’Hara Wednesday.  Senior Maria Gabriele and junior Caitlin Conway combine to pitch a perfect g More...

South records 4-7 division mark

Williamsville South’s boys tennis team has completed the majority of its ECIC Division II matches over the last few weeks and has a 4-7 league record with one match remaining, a home match against Sweet Home that was played on Monday.  More...

East softball records walk-off win on ‘South Day’

Rivalry games usually bring the best out of teams and that was the case when the Williamsville East and Williamsville South softball squads met Friday at Transit Middle School.  More...

Victories improve Amherst softball to 10-2

After losing back-to-back games to Depew, Amherst’s softball team has been on a roll.  The Lady Tigers have rolled off seven straight wins, improving their record to 9-2 in ECIC III and 10-2 overall.  More...

Sweet Home softball records first win

Sweet Home’s varsity softball team had its long awaited first win, posting a 7-5 at Lake Shore Friday.  Senior Victoria Rigler went 2-for-4 and hit the game-tying RBI in the top of the seventh. More...

North softball falls to East, downs section champ Clarence

The Williamsville North varsity softball team split its recent games, losing against Williamsville East, 5-4, May 5 and defeating Class AA defending champion Clarence, 4-0, Friday.  The East game was a very close battle as both teams scored two More...

North girls lax upsets East, falls to WS West

Williamsville North’s girls lacrosse team had a roller coaster week on the field.  The Lady Spartans (5-5) rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the first 10 minutes to defeat Williamsville East, 10-9, May 4 and then lost at West Seneca West, 7-6, More...

Sports brief

The Lou Gehrig Lasers 10u White team opened their season with an 11-3 victory over host North Buffalo. Gabby Chilcott, Hallie Lorimer and Adriana Walter combined for a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts. More...

South boys lax evens record

Williamsville South’s boys lacrosse team evened its record to 6-6 with a 12-10 road win over Medina Saturday.  It was the Billies’ third consecutive victory as they also beat West Seneca West, 12-10, May 5 and won at West Seneca East More...

Sweet Home plays best game of season against Frontier

Sweet Home’s boys lacrosse team’s roller coaster week concluded with a 14-6 home win over Frontier Saturday.  The Panthers were coming off a 20-8 home loss against Williamsville North Thursday.  More...

Spartans victorious in last four games

Williamsville North’s boys lacrosse team (11-2) headed into its game Monday with Williamsville South for the Williamsville Cup on a four-game win streak.  Information about the South game was unavailable before press time.  The Sparta More...

South baseball crushes crosstown rival East

Williamsville South’s baseball team was on both sides of a rout last week.  The Billies lost at Iroquois, 20-8, Wednesday and rebounded with a 17-2 victory at Williamsville East Friday.  South dominated East, recording 19 hits, and im More...

Spartans place at multiple venues

Williamsville North’s boys outdoor track and field team split up and performed at two invitationals Saturday.  At the Wellsville Spring Day, Noah Chojnacki won the 110-meter hurdles in a personal-best 16.13 seconds fully automated time, wh More...

East rebounds against top-ranked Fredonia

Coming off an 18-2 loss from Williamsville South a day earlier, Williamsville East’s baseball team knocked off Fredonia, the top-ranked small school in Western New York and ranked fourth in the state, 19-5.  The Flames banged out 16 hits a More...

Sweet Home beats Starpoint, ends week with losses

Sweet Home’s baseball team opened its week with a 5-3 home win over Starpoint May 4 but closed with losses against West Seneca East, 10-0, Wednesday and Lake Shore, 10-9, Friday.  Pitcher Mike Romanowski earned the win for Sweet Home again More...

CHAMPIONS

— The Amherst Youth Soccer U12 beat the Cheektowaga Arsenal, 2-1, May 3 to win the Akron Kick it First Tournament. Max Obie scored the first goal, assisted by Mack Ward. More...

Stumpf gymnasts win 11 state titles

Eleven gymnasts from Stumpf’s Gymnastic Center recently won state titles March 20-22 at West Point Academy.  The Level 4 boys earned the honor from 6-year-olds Nicolas Buscaglia with a score of 9.9 on vault and Lancaster’s Declan Sen More...