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Sports from Hamburg NY

Handful of Hamburg seniors sign on with college teams

Kara Daly has a knack for staying ahead of the game, both on the pitch and in the classroom.She made the Hamburg girls varsity soccer team as an eighth... more

Red Raiders blow out Timon, punch ticket to first MMA title game since ‘11

Jerry Smith’s birthday this year sure beats the one he had last year. Last Nov. 13, the St. Francis football coach’s birthday, Canisius pummeled the Red... more

Red Raiders rout Canisius, get back to top of Monsignor Martin football

Oh, how much has changed since the grand unveiling of Polian Family Field. St. Francis’ new turf field, lights and scoreboard — part of a multimillion-dollar... more

Eden wins Super Regionals, make 17th straight state tournament

Each year, Stephen Pierce noted, the pressure builds to replicate the success of the previous year. That’s because there is always a lot of it. This season... more

Raiders fall to Will North in volleyball semifinals

This wasn’t part of the script. Robert Pierce thought his Eden boys volleyball team had the potential to reach states. The senior-laden bunch shared that... more

HHS Athletes of the Week

Both photos were contributed.Ryan Dils, a senior setter on the Hamburg High boys volleyball team, was chosen as a recent Athlete of the Week by the Hamburg... more

Following up with a more current “Top 10”

By Mike HaimSports ColumnistTwo weeks ago, I revealed my personal top 10 list of the most memorable sporting events I ever attended. Shortly after finishing... more

Raiders claim yet another Section VI title

It may have appeared to be business as usual, but Stephen Pierce doesn’t like to use that phrase. It hints that there is an assumption of winning, and... more

Buffalo State football defeats Ithaca, 7-3

Buffalo State limited Ithaca to just 174 yards of total offense and Had Bryant (Bronx/Cardinal Hayes) reeled in a fourth-quarter touchdown catch to give... more

Hamburg’s Bender makes states in record-breaking, surprising fashion

If there’s one lesson Dave Evans learned during Section VI girls swimming and diving championships, it’s to expect the most out of Dana Bender, a junior... more

Tidbits: Christ completes professional season on foreign soil

Hamburg native Tori Christ concluded a successful six-month professional soccer season overseas last month. The 2010 Nardin graduate and former Cornell... more

Hilbert harriers have historic day at AMCC Championships

It’s apparent to Geoff Brunger that his runners did their homework. While high school athletic teams can train together and hold captains’ practices over... more

Eagles fall to Will East, have short-lived stay in postseason

Lake Shore High boys volleyball coach John Coyle was plenty happy with how well his team developed from Day One to the start of November. There was a lot... more

Falcons fall short of finals for first time in long time

The Section VI Class AA girls volleyball final was devoid of a familiar face this season. Frontier pulled one upset, but wasn’t able get another to reach... more

NFL youth flag football champs crowned

Contributed photoThe Village of Hamburg Recreation Department recently completed the 2015 season for the 9-11 year oldco-edNFLFlagFootballleague. Onacrispfallmorning,thePatriotscompletedtheir7-0unde-... more

Grand Island squashes Bulldogs’ bid for three-peat

There’s nothing Hamburg High boys volleyball coach Brian Carroll would have changed. There’s nothing the Bulldogs did to lose. It’s just that they went... more

Hamburg Hawks graduates stand out for ECC hockey

It’s opening night for the Erie Community College men’s hockey team — its first game action since capturing the National Junior College Athletic Association... more

Second to one

The Hamburg High boys varsity cross country team takes 2nd place at Sectionals, for Class B, held at Sunshine Park in West Seneca on Friday, Nov.... more

Frontier boys volleyball ousted by Lancaster in quarters

Bill Faust said the two matches his Frontier boys volleyball team had against Lancaster during the regular season brought out the best in his group. He... more

Rindfuss reigns supreme at cross country sectionals, Kennedy qualifies for states

Peter Rindfuss made sure not to leave any doubt this time.At last year’s Section VI cross country state qualifiers, Rindfuss was passed by Sweet Home’s... more

Still time to throw a line or an arrow…

We are just about one week away from the southern zone big game firearms opener on November 21 and while everyone is looking ahead to the challenge and... more

Bulldogs fall victim to Grand Island in Class A-1 final

For the most part, everything went according to plan. When Grand Island won the coin flip and chose for the fierce wind to be at its back in the first... more

Buffalo State football falls to Hartwick 41-30

Buffalo State (5-3/3-3) out-gained Hartwick (3-5/1-5) 467-374 but the Hawks capitalized on three turnovers to hand the visiting Bengals a 41-30 loss in... more

Legends hold off late push by Falcons in Class AA semifinals

If another five minutes were tacked on, Ron Sporyz believes there’s a good chance his team would have broke through. The final 25 minutes of Oct. 27’s... more

Launchers downs rival in league championship game

Submitted photoThe Hamburg Little Loop Launchers, a junior varsity youth football team pictured here celebrating, won an Empire West Youth Football championship... more

Frontier girls swimming and diving comes of age in a blink

The Frontier High girls swimming and diving team is ahead of schedule. Falcons coach Jeff Moessinger believed that someday soon, his squad would become... more

Hamburg Little Loop Lions capture second straight title

Submitted photoThe Hamburg Little Loop Lions, a freshman team in the youth football organization, poses after claiming their second Empire West Youth Football... more

Red Raiders rout Tigers, get bye to semifinals

The St. Francis football team earned a week off in style. In game to decide the second seed, which ensures a first-round bye, in the Monsignor Martin Association... more

STAR swimmers storm the waters.

STAR Swimming, Buffalo’s top USA Swimming program for the past 12 years, started its season on Oct. 10 by hosting a swim meet for swimmers ages 12 and... more

Adversity turns to championship for Eden/NC JV football

Every team faces adversity during its season, but that adversity doesn’t usually happen in July. Due to a lack of numbers, the Eden/North Collins varsity... more

Raiders’ run ends in Class C semifinal loss to top-seeded Akron

Jen Carriero knew what her Eden High field hockey team was up against. The top seed in the Section VI Class C bracket, a regular contender to win the tournament.... more

Rod, Gun and Game: Pencils, cars, spoons and guns

As a kid, my grandfather often told me, “Think simple to be safe.” His words of wisdom echo in my unassuming mind quite frequently during our modern days... more

Bulldogs JV asserts itself as top team in area

The Hamburg High JV boys volleyball team emerged victorious in the first annual Western New York JV Volleyball Championships Oct. 24 at the Buffalo Niagara... more

UB, Canisius men’s hoops programs adjusting for new season

By Mike HaimSports ColumnistWe’ve changed the clocks back. Sectional high school football championships are being held this weekend at Ralph Wilson Stadium.... more

North Collins boys soccer falls in sectional final

Jay Walters is a man of his word. Just ask Jake Jasinski. As the North Collins boys soccer team worked through a 4-9-2 regular season, Walters, the Eagles’... more
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