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City Honors winning streak continues
The college basketball tournament is not the only tournament that is going on this time of year. High school basketball players are trying to achieve their season long goal of winning a state title and 2 of Section V’s teams fulfilled their dreams. Elba (25-0) which has been so dominant all year long (winning all but one game this season by double digits) found itself in unfamiliar territory, trailing 23-22 at halftime in the state final vs Argyle Scots (22-3).
LATHAM, NY – After approval by its Central Committee, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the Girls Swimming and Diving State Championships will officially move to Ithaca College in November of 2012 and 2013.
The State Tournament will be conducted November 16-17 in 2012, then tentatively on November 22-23, 2013 in Ithaca, which lies in Section IV. The tentative 2013 dates are due to a possible scheduling conflict that Ithaca may have that weekend. Competition typically begins at 9 am on day one.
Williamsville South hosted Amherst Friday night with the Class A South title on the line. The Billies of Williamsville entered the game with a perfect 6-0 record while Amherst came into the contest with a record of 5-1. These two cross town rivals had a lot to play for in this very damp and windy Friday night clash. The bleachers were packed with many Billie fans who wanted to see their team complete the undefeated regular season.
As the high school football season approaches its conclusion a showdown is set for week seven. The Class A South division title will be on the line as undefeated Williamsville South will host rival Amherst. The game Friday will not only determine first place in the division but it will also determine momentum as the teams head into the playoffs.
By Amanda O’Leary
For Willie “Hutch” Jones, Burgard High school’s gym teacher, the road from there to here is much different than any other high school gym teacher; but how many are former Lakers?
It all started for Jones growing up sitting on his parents’ bed watching NBA games on television. With his homemade rim, a hanger on top of a door and glove as his basketball, his journey begins.
In high school the 5’8” freshman became a 6’6” senior.
The Cardinal O’Hara’s Varsity football team sets out to win their seventh straight championship, but this year may prove to be a greater challenge then in years past.
The Monsignor Martin Athletic Conference, which used to divided into Class A for small schools, and Class AA for large schools, is now a single class for football; comprised of St. Joe’s, Canisius, St. Francis, Timon/St. Jude, and Cardinal O’Hara. Niagara Catholic, St. Mary’s, and Nichols will compete independently.
Few urban school districts' athletic programs were in need of an extreme makeover as much as Buffalo Public Schools. And nothing symbolized decades of neglect more than the solitary tree standing in the middle of the condemned concrete grandstands at ancient All-High Stadium — where football players battled in tattered uniforms and cheerleaders worked the sidelines in street clothes.
Group shot of some of the Buffalo Public Schools participants from the 2011 Chase Corporate Challenge.
Taken by Amanda O'Leary
In the best of 3 series, Canisius only needed 2 games to defeat St. Francis for the Monsignor Martin Championship.
Good defense and even better pitching is what won the game for Canisius on Sunday. After jumping out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, Canisius pitcher Alex Heuer dominated. Heuer had a no-hitter for 4 1/3 innings, and went the complete game; striking out six, and giving up only one run on three hits and three walks.