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June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

Four programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Softball

The 2018 All-Bee Softball First Team features a slew of familiar faces. Two of the six girls who were honored were also on last year’s first team, while two others were honorable mentions.  More...

Lady Chiefs’ Plonka earns Pitcher of the Year honor

Not long ago, the idea of Iroquois going to the state playoffs in softball was more of a joke than a serious possibility. Brooke Plonka and her teammates talked about playing for a state championship, but never in a serious manner.  More...

Vanderlip’s first-year state title run earns him Coach of the Year

Last year at this time, Aaron Vanderlip had just finished a season coaching the Cheektowaga softball team, while Iroquois was coming off a sub-.500 season. Last weekend, his Iroquois softball team played for a Class A state championship.  More...

Twins select East’s Mack in sixth round of MLB Draft

Charles Mack had a feeling that he was going to be selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft. It became a reality on June 5 when the Williamsville East senior shortstop was chosen by the Minnesota Twins in the sixth round and 184th overall. More...

Sweet Home’s boys 4x100 relay places second at state meet

Sweet Home’s boys 4x100-meter relay fell one place short of defending its Division I and Federation titles, taking runner-up in both races at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships on Friday and Saturday at Cic More...

Amherst track’s Halt, Grubb earn medals at state meet

Amherst sophomores Morgan Halt and Maxana Grubb capped off their outdoor track seasons by earning medals at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships on Friday and Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.  Ha More...

THANK YOU, SENIORS

— Athletes who will continue playing sports at the collegiate level were recently honored at the second annual senior athletic recognition breakfast at Amherst Central High School. More...

Mesi headlines 2018 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall

“Baby” Joe Mesi is a member of the Ring 44 Buffalo Boxing Hall of Fame and was recently entered into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame but getting selected for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame was a surprise.  More...

OP’s Stewart named All-Bee Player of the Year

Madison Stewart’s four years on the Orchard Park girls varsity softball team have been eventful. More...

All-Bee Softball Teams named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the seventh annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to r More...

Defying the odds

Baseball players with same name, ‘disability’ inspire others

What if I told you there are two baseball players who are unrelated but have the same first and last name, live in different states and play with one hand?  The unbelievable scenario actually happened.  Eighteen-year-old Luke Terry, who com More...

Sports briefs

The Just Show Up softball skills camp for all girls in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Stumpf gymnast Terry finishes season undefeated

Excitement and nerves ran high for the Stumpf’s Level 3 squad at the Upstate Championship held last month in Rochester. More...

South basketball programs to host camp

The Williamsville boys and girls basketball camp, presented by the Williamsville South Basketball Booster Clubs, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25-29 at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St. More...

Olsen hits long course cut in 100 breast

Owen Olsen hit a Niagara Long Course Championship cut in the 100-meter breaststroke for the Amherst TigerSharks at the STAR Long Course Kickoff meet June 1-3 at the Flickinger Center in Buffalo.  Olsen finished eighth in 2 minutes, 3.58 seconds, More...

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Camp slated

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Day Camp will run for its 21st year July 23-26 at Amherst High School’s athletic fields on Westmoreland Drive.  Under the direction of Janet Battaglia, the camp is open to girls ages 4 to 17 regardless of ability o More...