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Sports from Hamburg NY

Lady Raiders’ torrid stretches not enough in quarterfinal loss to East Aurora

The hot start created promise for an upset, while the equally strong finish kept a chance at one very much alive. But the middle is what ultimately prevented... more
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Blitzers start season with big win in Hamburg

Julian Ekeze (Niagara University) scored a pair of first-half goals, and FC Buffalo gutted out more than a half-hour of play with 10 men in a 2-1 win over... more

2015 Hilbert College boys and girls summer basketball camps announced

Hilbert College has announced dates for its 2015 boys and girls summer basketball camps. Now in its 36th year and still one of the only overnight basketball... more
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Duo looks to keep working on ice, in classroom at Canisius

David Baskerville and Mike Bevilacqua remember the scene.They’re 14 years old, carpooling to one of their AAA hockey practices for the Buffalo Regals.... more
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Hamburg native completes the Boston Marathon

When Hamburg native Martha Santandreu graduated from Nardin Academy in 2008, she was off to Quinnipiac University.But when she got there, the longtime... more
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Hamburg resident Grogan takes a shine to sweet science

Even before he won a sub-novice division New York State Golden Gloves title, before he fully committed to the sport, or even joined it, Liam Grogan had... more
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Many step up to bring FC Buffalo to Hamburg

FC Buffalo is coming to Howe Field because, at the end of the day, it simply made too much sense. The quick-moving process to make it happen serves as... more

English is solid as can be for Frontier High Falcons at first singles

Nick English watches a lot of professional tennis. The senior on the Frontier boys tennis team marvels at Roger Federer, the greatest of all-time in his... more

Kelso to headline youth football symposium

Niagara Falls, N.Y. - Former Buffalo Bill Mark Kelso and the Niagara Erie Youth Sports Association (NEYSA) are slated to host a youth football symposium... more

Senior Walter does it all for St. Francis track and field team

Throughout his track and field career at St. Francis, Chris Walter recalls his father suggesting he should compete in the pentathlon. “My dad always said,... more
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Tid-bits from around the area

Hamburg baseball clinches division championship A crowded week was also a spotless one for the Hamburg baseball team, which went 4-0 from May 4-9. Then,... more

Senior-less Hamburg softball growing up in 2015

To Lisa Palma, the biggest strength of her Hamburg softball team doubles as its most pronounced weakness. “It’s youth,” Palma said. “We have a bright future,... more

Scanlan not an average sophomore for Lake Shore

In Hannah Wawrowski’s first three seasons coaching the Lake Shore girls lacrosse team, all of her captains — selected by a team vote — have been upperclassmen.... more

Lake Shore High boys tennis runs table, wins ECIC II

All Chris Ignatowski wants for his Lake Shore boys tennis team each season is to be “competitive all the time.”They were that and then some in 2015. The... more

Los Angeles Clippers, in playoff run, still resonate in Buffalo

Maybe it’s my imagination, but it seems like when you start driving a new car, you suddenly find all kinds of fellow drivers in the same model vehicle.Likewise,... more
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Monster bass fishing in Western New York is on, right now!

During the upswing in water temperature last weekend, the bass went into a feed on everything mode. Jim Hanley is a local charter captain that has clientele... more
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Senior Mecca becomes two-way threat for Eden softball

The last few seasons, the Eden softball team has assembled a pile of talent behind the plate. Ability has really been widespread for the defending Class... more

Junior Victor steps up for St. Francis baseball team

It’s barely above freezing at 40 degrees. And at St. Francis, along the shore of Lake Erie, the wind is howling, causing the real feel to be closer to... more
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Lake Shore seniors Butlak, Evans gear up for next level

On April 30, inside Lake Shore High School, seniors Calvin Butlak and Darian Evans displayed their commitments to taking on busy, yet full, lifestyles... more
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Carroccia in control as Lady Bears’ ace

When she’s out on the diamond, Cortney Carroccia enjoys being in the driver’s seat. It’s a place she thrives in. It’s also a spot the senior on the Immaculata... more

North Collins baseball seniors look to close careers strong

Going into the 2013 season, North Collins baseball coach Paul Kellner had quite a few vacancies to fill. The Eagles lost eight seniors from the previous... more

Tireless Fredriksen goes the distance for Hamburg lax

It’s the fourth quarter of a Hamburg girls lacrosse game, and while it’s natural for many players to tire by that point, there Hannah Fredriksen is, running... more
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Rockey translates court skills to the lacrosse field

If you look at a lacrosse field, Frontier girls lacrosse coach Tim Myslinski pointed out, it’s the same thing as a basketball court — just enlarged a few... more

Tid-bits from around the area

The Hamburg baseball team was busy on the road last week, but was able to go 3-0 in defeating hosts Sweet Home, Williamsville East and Williamsville South.... more
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St. Francis holds signing day for 11 athletes

On Tuesday morning (May 5), 11 St. Francis High School student-athletes inked commitments to further their academic and athletic careers in college. John... more

Team U.S.A. takes down Canada to win sled gold

The United States sled hockey team had been rolling through the 2015 IPC World Championships, outscoring opponents 26-1. Only long-time nemesis Canada... more

Eden having up-and-down season

The Eden High baseball team has had no trouble generating offense this season, but keeping opponents from scoring has been an entirely different story.... more
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Major League Baseball road trips can be easy for WNYers

Just weeks away from the Memorial Day weekend, it’s prime time for folks everywhere to start planning their summer road trips.Around here, it’s easy to... more
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Wild turkey, trophy bass, monster yellow perch or wily walleye?

Western New York may be the number one hotspot for creating the biggest “what to do” quandary for outdoor sportsmen, folks. The trophy bass season is... more
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Courtade turns full focus toward softball, excels for Frontier

For about as long as she can remember, soccer, basketball and softball have been Courtney Courtade’s athletic identities.“I just love participating in... more

Wilder follows in big footsteps, leads Eden boys lacrosse

When Kyle Zittel graduated from Eden High School in 2011, he left a sizable hole in the school’s boys lacrosse program.He was a four-year starter, a U.S.... more
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Purtill plays major role in growth of Hilbert lacrosse

Simply put, Hilbert men’s lacrosse coach Rick Schunke said Sean Purtill has “meant everything” to the program. He headlined the Hawks’ first-ever recruiting... more

Artsy, selfless Cyrek an all-around asset

North Collins softball coach Jan Warren said that his left fielder and leadoff hitter, senior co-captain Richelle Cyrek, always finishes what she starts.... more

St. Francis tennis hopes to find more success in MMAA Division II

When Andy Lanigan took over the St. Francis tennis program in 2010, his knowledge of, and experience in, the sport was limited.He’s the school’s varsity... more

Franco’s plate patience pays dividends for Lady Eagles

If junior Emma Franco is in the batter’s box when the Lake Shore softball team is in need of a run and there are players in scoring position, Lady Eagles... more
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