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Sports from Hamburg NY


Staub to continue softball career at Alfred

It was early in her junior season when Kelley Staub hurt her arm on the diamond. The Eden slugger would soon get a cast over her arm that sidelined her... more

Faulkner gets MVP nod in All-Star game

It took a while for Jenna Faulkner to believe that she was playing basketball on an all-star team. In fact, it took so long that it wasn’t until she was... more

Frontier cheer adds state place finish to its lengthy resume

The cheerleading program at Frontier had been one of the most decorated varsity sports at the high school even before it became an official sport this... more

Eden overcomes adversity to place third at state meet

The weeks spent preparing for states were stressful enough for coach Jessica Kleinschmidt and her Eden cheerleading team. The Lady Raiders were hoping... more

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Holness-Lightbody does wonders in short time

So you’re saying there is a chance?That was the mindset senior Kordell Holness-Lightbody took into his final high school basketball season.Scoring 1,000... more

IceDogs worth seeing on their own merits

ST. CATHARINES, ONT. - Many Western New York hockey fans looking for a glimpse of the sport’s immediate future have been found going to nearby Ontario... more

Trout stream fishing fun starts on April Fool’s Day

Even when the weather was not the best – like it might be this year, dad would say, “no matter rain or shine, the important thing is to get to the stream!”... more

Furry critter is expanding its range to Western New York

Farmers, travelers, hunters with trail cameras and many outdoor enthusiasts in southern Erie County and in other counties of the southern tier have started... more

UB hoops poised to maintain long term buzz

For the most rabid fans of the UB Bulls men’s basketball team, it still seems like a perfect dream: the squad is in the NCAA Tournament.There should be... more

McDonagh adds new dimension to his game

The jump shot just kind of happened for Andrew McDonagh. A soccer player at heart, the Lake Shore sophomore does not spend much of the little time he has... more

Duo share net in program’s milestone campaign

Zach Sortisio compared his hockey career at Hamburg High School to a popular ride one would see at Darien Lake.The senior goaltender has had an up-and-down... more

Sun Select All-Stars to be announced

The 2014-15 Sun Select All-Star Basketball edition will be printed in The Sun, Orchard Park/East Aurora Sun and West Seneca/Elma Sun papers next week.The... more

St. Francis graduate Clifford part of Cats national title team

Kyle Clifford thought it was a simple shoot-around in Daemen College’s gymnasium. It was January of 2013 at the time, and Clifford, a talented forward... more

‘Juice’ became more than a moniker for Villarini

During this year’s basketball tournament at Frontier High School was when Katie Villarini earned her nickname.Hamburg’s sophomore point guard was drinking... more

Knoll gets last-minute call up to states as wild card

It was just another Tuesday night when coach Ken Meyer gave Garrett Knoll’s cell phone a ring while the senior at Hamburg High School was taking a drive... more

Two years later, Brooks jumps for second state championship

Success found McKyla Brooks pretty early in her track and field career when she was able to claim the outdoor state title in the triple jump as a sophomore.... more

Lake Shore’s slow start hurts Eagles in sectional championship game

Lake Shore had been the underdog all season long. That can happen to a program that had not seen much success in the regular season nor the playoffs in... more

Prechtl just misses step ladder in return to states

St. Francis High won an All-Catholic bowling championship for a second year in a row last month and Christian Prechtl recently made his second straight... more

Hamburg makes unexpected second trip to finals

Hamburg High girls basketball coach Kelly Owens said that senior leader Jordan Smith summed up the season in a nutshell with a few words spoken in the... more

Becker takes 4th at states, Brooks wins long jump

Consider Ty Becker back for the first time.The standout volleyball player and track and field athlete made his first appearance at the NYSPHSAA Indoor... more

Eden falls to strong East Aurora team in sectional semis

The regular season did not quite go the way Eden High had planned. It was not until the postseason inched closer and closer when the Lady Raiders began... more

Good steps up as anchor for Frontier, finishes fifth at states

Sectionals was fun. It was a bowling tournament that the Frontier High girls knew it had a chance of winning, and the Falcons did just that.But the state... more

Lake Shore wins its first sectional championship in the last 17 years

The last time Lake Shore High appeared in the championship game was 17 years ago. It was 1998 and most of the players that make up the current basketball... more

WNY gets jump start on March Madness

I came to the conclusion last weekend that I kind of feel sorry for folks in Kentucky and North Carolina.It obviously has nothing to do with weather. Rather,... more

Erie Co. Sportsmen’s Federation opens (out)doors for many

When hand-held electronic devices became faster, more colorful and more powerful than the Apollo moon landing computer, and sold for so much less, I thought... more

Monsignor Martin edges Kenmore in WNY girls ice hockey federation finale

It was only fitting that the 2015 WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation Final came right down to the final horn. With anticipation building for nearly... more

Carson leads Frontier in final sectional appearance

Expectations are going to be high for any program coming off of consecutive state tournament appearances. Frontier, though, faced a difficult dilemma when... more

Hamburg’s momentous season halted in 4-OT classic

For a third season in a row, Hamburg found itself one win away from making an appearance in the federation hockey championship game. But this time was... more

Falcons snag OT win then fall short in next round

The road to Buff State is never an easy one. Last year it was the Hamburg boys that were able to punch a ticket to the big stage and play in the semifinals... more

Miller, Dehlinger among locals on 4th place state gymnastics team

Sam Miller was hopeful of returning to states as a sophomore at Hamburg before a freak accident occurred at the Section VI Girls Gymnastics Championships.... more

Wittmeyer plays key role in Hamburg’s state relay

No swimmer from Hamburg was able to qualify for the state meet last winter.In a season where coach Andy Godios saw one milestone after another reached... more

Lewis hopeful that milestone season impacts NC program

This winter at North Collins featured a basketball season that the girls program had never seen before. Just 10 games into his second season at the helm,... more

Catholic state champion Colom breaks wins record

One of the main reasons Tito Colom transferred to St. Francis from Dunkirk was to expose himself to more wrestling opportunities in hopes of becoming a... more

Senior comfortable in leadoff roll

Taking on the role as the leadoff bowler for a Frontier team that is headed to states is something that Kara Kryszczuk takes pride in. Setting the tone... more

Legette-Jack getting UB women’s hoops team prepared for playoffs

In any sport, at any level, it seems that the best teams are coached by an individual who can balance strategic prowess with savvy diplomatic skills. Sometimes... more
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