Weekly Feature



September 12, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

Second-half rally lifts WSE football over South

For the second straight week, West Seneca East’s football team rallied from a halftime deficit on the road and recorded a victory.  More...

Sacred Heart girls golf opens season 2-0

The Sacred Heart girls golf team’s consecutive win streak reached 56 after beating Mount Mercy, 283-328, on Sept. More...

North girls soccer splits games at Herkimer Tourney

Kircher inducted into NYS Girls Soccer HOF

The Williamsville North varsity girls soccer team had a busy ending to the week as they played three games in four days, all against quality opponents.  The Lady Spartans tied Sacred Heart, 0-0, at home on Thursday and closed out the week splitt More...

Sacred Heart possesses large, youthful cross-country squad

With 21 on the roster, Sacred Heart still has one of the largest girls cross-country squads in Western New York.  Of the 21, five are seniors, five more are juniors, three are sophomores and another eight are freshmen.  Sharks’ coach More...

Competition abounds for East boys cross-country

Williamsville East’s boys cross-country coach Cameron Townsend said the team should be competitive this season, as up to nine athletes are pushing for a spot in the lineup for the Section VI Championships at the end of the season.  More...

South field hockey posts shutouts

Williamsville South’s field hockey team is off to a strong start, blanking East Aurora, 11-0, at home on Sept. More...

Flames edge Bulldogs in league opener

After getting routed by Williamsville North, 40-0, in its season opener, the Williamsville East football team bounced back in Week Two with a 26-25 home win over Kenmore East in its league opener on Friday. More...

Starpoint’s Chase breaks school records against Amherst

Amherst’s football team ran into a good football team led by a really good quarterback Friday and the result was disastrous for the Tigers.  Starpoint quarterback Aaron Chase broke single-game school records for passing yards in a game (47 More...

East boys soccer boys soccer records third consecutive league shutout

Williamsville East’s boys soccer team has been untouchable through three ECIC Division II games.  The Flames scored once in each half in their 2-0 road win over Sweet Home on Sept. More...

Sports brief

The Daemen Basketball Sunday School, led by Daemen College head basketball coach Mike MacDonald and the MacDonald Basketball Academy, will be held for boys in grades 5-8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sundays, Sept. 16 through Nov. 4.  More...

South boys volleyball takes third at own tournament

Williamsville South’s boys volleyball team defeated Maryvale, 25-21, 27-25, to claim third place at South’s 27th annual invitational on Sunday.  More...

Amherst girls tennis edges South in league opener

Amherst’s girls tennis team picked up a 3-2 road win over Williamsville South in its ECIC Division II opener Friday.  Lady Tigers coach Paul Biddle said his team was waiting a long time to play on South’s brand-new painted courts.&nb More...

Sacred Heart starts season strong at tournaments

Although the Sacred Heart girls varsity volleyball team graduated five starters last year, the Sharks look strong despite their youth.  More...

East field hockey posts shutouts

Williamsville East’s field hockey team improved to 3-0 after earning a 4-0 road win over Starpoint Thursday and a 10-0 home victory over West Seneca West Friday.  Randi Jones had an outstanding game against Starpoint with a goal.  Lau More...

North boys golf opens 3-0, Amherst improves to 3-1

Williamsville North’s boys golf team picked up where it left off from last year, opening the season with three victories.  The reigning ECIC Large School North Division champions won matches against Sweet Home, 278-298, Aug. More...

TINY TAP

— Williamsville East freshman Kevin Zhao putts during the Flames’ 258-271 road win over Clarence on Sept. 5 at Brookfield Country Club. More...

North gridders edge Clarence in OT thriller

Friday night’s Class AA football game between Williamsville North and Clarence had all the makings of an instant classic — just not the ending the Red Devils and their fans were hoping for in what was the squad’s home opener for the More...

New Sweet Home boys cross-country coach hopes to build lifelong runners

Eva Basehart hopes to build lifelong competitive runners in her first year as Sweet Home’s boys cross-country coach.  “I am very focused on running form and smashing personal records,” Basehart said. More...

North girls cross-country’s starting lineup is clear

Last year, Williamsville North girls cross-country coach Peter Gratien didn’t know who would be in the team’s starting top seven until late in the season. More...

Balanced attack paces Amherst field hockey past Hamburg

The Amherst field hockey team is learning and working together each day.  That was evident in the Lady Tigers’ 4-3 road win over Hamburg on Friday.  Amherst had a balanced attack with four girls scoring.  Olivia Cinquino scored a More...

South cross-country’s rosters see boost in numbers

Coming into the season, Williamsville South cross-country coach Dan Syracuse was nervous about how many kids were going to come out for the team.  South lost five of the starting seven on the girls and boys teams from last year, but Syracuse was More...

Amherst girls cross-country’s entire starting lineup returns

The starting lineup for the Amherst girls cross-country team will look identical to last year.  The girls team’s entire lineup returns, including seniors Sophia Roy, Emma Stelley and Amelia Scheaffer, as well as junior Morgan Halt, a retur More...

Late field goal seals NT’s win over Sweet Home

Connor DeVantier crushed Sweet Home’s chances of winning its opening Class A-2 football opener, drilling a 25-yard field goal with 4.5 seconds left to lift North Tonawanda to a 20-17 road victory Friday.  DeVantier tied the game at 17-17 w More...

Sports brief

Pat Mix, assistant wrestling coach at Sweet Home, will be competing in the catchweight division (140 pounds) as part of a mixed martial arts event starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls. More...

Amherst girls swim team breaks two pool records in Lady Tigers’ season-opening win

The Amherst girls swim team dove into the 2018 season with a 100-80 road win over the Buffalo Public Schools at City Honors on Sept. More...

Spartans post non-league win over South

Williamsville North’s boys soccer team secured a nice 2-1 non-league home win over Williamsville South on Sept. More...

East girls soccer posts road shutout

Williamsville East’s girls soccer team remained perfect against ECIC Division II competition, recording road shutouts over Starpoint, 4-0, on Sept. More...

Sacred Heart, North plays to scoreless tie

What a difference a year has meant for the Sacred Heart girls soccer team.  Last year, the Sharks lost to Williamsville North, 6-0. This year, they played the Lady Spartans to a scoreless tie Thursday.  More...

East girls volleyball places third at St. Mary’s Tourney

Williamsville East’s girls volleyball team took third place at Saturday’s St. Mary’s of Lancaster Tournament, losing to host school St. Mary’s of Lancaster, 23-25, 17-25, in the gold bracket semifinals.  More...

TIP DRILL

— Williamsville North’s Angela Seo misdirects a shot for a point during pool play of the St. Mary’s of Lancaster Tournament Saturday. More...

North girls tennis sweeps WS West in opener

Williamsville North tennis players excelled in its season opening match at West Seneca West on Friday.  The Lady Spartans dropped two games for the entire match in North’s 5-0 victory.  “I was very happy with the way the girls p More...

New South boys golf coach seeks daily improvement from team

New Williamsville South boys golf coach Ryan Hayes wants the squad to win matches this season, but he is focused on his players reaching individual goals.  More...

North boys volleyball rebounds against Clarence

Williamsville North, last year’s section runner-up in Division I, played a high level of volleyball and the result was a 25-23, 18-25, 25-17, 17-25, 15-12, road win over Clarence on Friday.  “We played at the level of volleyball that More...