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Sports from Hamburg NY

Memories of Van Miller will endure for generations

While it wasn’t extremely shocking to learn last Saturday about Van Miller’s passing away at the age of 87, the news still provided an inevitable flood... more

Character Chase 5K held as part of Burger Fest

Linus Chumba, from Kenya, won this year’s Character Chase 5K, held July 18 in conjunction with Hamburg Burger Fest, with a time of 15:47. Jennifer Boerner... more

Eden cancels 2015 varsity football season

One of Western New York’s most successful small school varsity football programs of the last six years is shutting down for 2015. Eden athletic director... more

Eden Post 880 ends season after running short on pitching

Eden Post 880 entered the American Legion Baseball District VIII postseason sweltering hot. It won its final seven games to finish second in the South... more

Fly fishing in summertime offers WNY adventure, fun

The summer of 2015 in Western New York will go down as one of the quickest. Our outdoor-minded adults are changing gears and spending more time learning... more

Raiders 13U leaves everything on field at states

Dave Rice could feel the excitement in the dugout and the stands.His Eden Raiders 13U travel team, out of the Eden Athletic Association, was playing its... more

Red Raiders embrace challenge of Queen City Classic competition

Their chemistry, that’s down pat. Many of the players on Brian Ferris’ St. Francis basketball team participate in AAU together. On top of that, each summer,... more

Eden 10U defends district crown, competes at states

After the Eden Raiders 10U travel team, sponsored by OneMain Financial, lost the opening game of the Cal Ripken District 7 tournament to Jamestown June... more

Kensington Lions Club set for 40th year sponsoring All-Star HS Football Classic

Over the years, Milt Dickerson has watched the programs for the annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic grow from around 10... more

Devon Skeats is ready to skate for Buffalo

For Devon Skeats, playing the game she loves most in a brand new place to call home is a pretty good situation to be in.On July 1, Skeats took that next... more

Cuddihy sizes game up against some of nation’s best

Patrick Cuddihy was honored to represent his high school, Eden, at the Brine All-American National Lacrosse Classic June 29-July 2 at River City Sportsplex... more

New Beauts defenseman ready to flip the switch

Maybe the best way to describe Kelly McDonald is through the 1886 mind of Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.In... more

Tidbits: Things happening in the area include all-state baseball

All-state baseball teams announced, local schools represented The New York State Sportswriters Association has released its all-state baseball teams, and... more

Former Bills GM Polian awaits Hall of Fame enshrinement

Bill Polian almost can’t believe the company he’s about to join. Mickey Mantle. Willie Mays. Frank Gifford. Chuck Bednarik. He mentioned all four in a... more

Lake Shore’s Santana stays on the move, thrives in two sports

At this point of the summer, it might be tough for Ivy Santana to pinpoint exactly where her home is, because really, it’s been all over, with hotel beds... more

Canisius-bound Connors caps careers with top honors

Carolyn Connors understood what she had to do. With three of the Hamburg High girls lacrosse team’s top five scorers graduating following the 2014 season,... more

Dufresne concludes career with long-awaited honor

Frontier girls lacrosse coach Tim Myslinski looks at Jackie Dufresne on the offensive end and sees a natural attack player. At the same time, he can’t... more

Eden’s Plarr pleased to win most improved award, pushes for more

Josh Plarr has made a habit of wowing during practice. Since Day One with the Eden High boys lacrosse team, the attackman showcased exceptional ability... more

High-scoring Herrmann takes game to new heights

The way Claire Herrmann sees it, why not aim high? The soon-to-be senior has yet to limit her personal expectations during a three-year career for the... more

Hamburg native Resetarits ‘excelling’ for the Excelsiors

By Craig RybczynskiSpecial to the SunOn June 5, Hamburg native Joe Resetarits was back at work with the Brampton Excelsiors in a pivotal mid-season showdown... more

Maloney named Bengals assistant

They were once rivals on the court—competing for the same Monsignor Martin Athletic Association volleyball titles.Now they are teaming up to try and bring... more

Buffalo Sabres: Prospects wow fans as camp wraps up

And that’s a wrap.In other words, it’s all over.A spirited 3-on-3 tournament on July 12 capped off a very intense week of hockey as the Buffalo Sabres... more

Buffalo Beauts sign 4 on the dotted line

The Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) have signed Devon Skeats and Erin Zach from the Toronto free agent training camp in the... more

Campers enjoy new-look Sabres

Submitted photoTown of Hamburg Day Camp Friendship visited First Niagara Center to take in the Buffalo Sabres Rookie Camp practice on Friday, July 10.... more

Laettner holds camp, reminisces about WNY roots

Christian Laettner sat inside the Gerard Gymnasium and reflected on what it was like the first time he stepped onto the campus of the Nichols School.Now... more

WNYers winning on big-time stages

TORONTO - The U.S. synchronized swimming duet of Mariya Koroleva and Alison Williams won the first U.S. medal of the 2015 Pan American Games... more

FC Buffalo defeats Fort Pitt Regiment

FC Buffalo picked up a gritty road win to strengthen its playoff hopes with a 2-1 victory at Fort Pitt Regiment on Sunday afternoon, meaning the club will... more

Tidbits: Things happening around the area include world lacrosse

Haudenosaunee withdraws from Women’s World Championship Four locals who were slated to play overseas in an elite world championship lacrosse tournament... more

Sports writers wanted

Community Papers of Western New York is looking for sports writers for all of its coverage areas throughout Western New York. The right candidate(s) will... more

Pan-Am Games in Toronto provides flashback to 1993 Buffalo

Almost everyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I rarely say anything bad about Buffalo’s nearest neighboring metropolis, Toronto.But recently... more

WNY outdoors – discover new adventure, peace and beauty

If you are an artist, the waterscapes of Western New York beckon to your water color and oil brush strokes. If you are an angler, we do not have any bonefish... more

Grigg and McDonald become Beauts’ first blue liners

The Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League have signed defensemen Lindsay Grigg (RIT) and Kelly McDonald (Maine), general manager Linda... more

Skeats and Zach sign after Toronto free agent camp

TORONTO, ONT. – The Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL) have signed Devon Skeats and Erin Zach from the Toronto free agent training... more

McLaughlin to bring top-notch experience to Beauts' crease

Buffalo Beauts General Manager Linda Mroz is remaining tight-lipped about a lot of things.Future player prospects?Who’s being looked at as bench boss?How... more

Net-minder is primed for ice time, community time

She doesn’t have any teammates yet, but that isn’t stopping two-time U.S. Olympic silver medalist Brianne McLaughlin from soaking in the moment.That moment... more
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