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Sabres Fall Again, 4-2 at Boston

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 10:53 pm

If this keeps up, that hot Buffalo Sabres start will soon be just a distant memory.

For the second time in 24 hours, the Sabres skated against an Eastern Conference power.  After getting outplayed and beaten at home by Philadelphia last night, Buffalo took their road show to Boston.  They were probably better off staying home.

The Sabres were again clearly outplayed as Boston defeated them, 4-2 in a game that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated.  The loss is the third in the last four games for a Buffalo team that started the season 8-1-1.

Jhonas Enroth got his first career NHL start in goal.  Derek Roy scored for the Sabres for the third straight game.  Jason Pominville added the other goal. We’ll have much more on this game on Sunday morning.

Section VI Class AA Final: North Tonawanda 54, Lancaster 7

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 10:09 pm

In many ways, it  seemed fitting that Lancaster played this game at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills.

The previously unbeaten Redskins run a no-huddle offense, engineered by a quarterback sporting uniform No. 5.  Sound familiar?

Whatever disease the Bills have on this turf must be contagious, because it spread like wildfire to Lancaster.

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Section VI Class C Final: Southwestern 21, Eden 8

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Southwestern rolled into their Section VI Class C championship showdown on a devastating roll that saw them squash each of their nine previous opponents by an average of 31.4 points  Fredonia previously gave the Trojans their toughest game of the season, keeping the final score within 18 points.  Southwestern put up 336 points in their first nine games, a 37.3 average.

Conversely, Eden’s defense entered the showdown deadly, giving up exactly three offensive touchdowns on the season.  Opponents were blanked in six of their nine contests, and only two times was the game decided by less than double digits.

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Section VI Class B Final: Cheektowaga 27, Alden 13

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 3:53 pm

The Cheektowaga Warriors used a combination of a punishing ground game and ruthless pass rush en route to defeating Alden, 27-13 in the Section VI Class B final at Ralph Wilson Stadium today.  It was Cheektowaga’s (10-0) first ever sectional championship.

The victory was made possible on the strength of the ground game.  Cheektowaga ran the ball 37 times and pounded out 287 yards, with all four of their touchdowns coming via the running game.

Their pass rush was equally effective, harassing Alden quarterback Tyler Schodt into eight sacks.  Junior linebacker Kevin Brooks led the way with four of them, while Donte Perry contributed two.

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NU: No. 19 UMass Downs Men’s Hockey, 4-1

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 3:50 pm

The Niagara men’s hockey team (0-6-1, 0-0-0 CHA) put together a tough and gritty effort, but it wasn’t enough as they dropped a tightly contested 4-1 decision to No. 19 UMass (5-1-0, 3-1-0 HE) on Friday night at the Mullins Center.

“A lot of our game I like, even with the tight loss,” head coach Dave Burkholder said. “We hope to get a win over them in 48 hours.”

The Purple Eagles took a 1-0 lead 22 seconds into the second stanza, after a thunderous check at blueline by senior Egor Mironov (Thornhill, Ont.) kept the puck in the zone. Niagara kept cycling the puck, until Mironov put a shot on goal, with senior Ryan Olidis (Uxbridge, Ont.) scooping up the rebound and firing a backhanded shot past sprawling UMass netminder Paul Dainton for the lead.

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UB: Hamel and Green Ranked First in MAC Preseason Individual Rankings

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 7:00 am

The Mid-American Conference wrestling coaches in conjuction with the league offices have announced the 2009 preseason individual rankings. Appearing on the list, 20th nationally-ranked junior Jimmy Hamel at 197 and 16th nationally-ranked sophomore Desi Green at 149, each ranked at the top of their respective weight classes. In the preseason MAC team rankings, the University at Buffalo wrestling team has been predicted to finish fifth.

Three additional Bulls were listed in the top four of their individual weight classes. At 125, senior Dan Bishop occupies third while Kevin Smith and John Martin-Cannon are slated in the fourth spot at 133 and 165, respectively.

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Six Bengals Capture All-SUNYAC Soccer Honors

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 6:30 am

Six Buffalo State soccer players were recognized by coaches of the State University of New York Athletic Conference as 2009 All-SUNYAC selections with Leighana Krzyzanowski (Ontario/Wayne), Barb Kiliszek (Depew/Lancaster) and Mindy Wendt (Sanborn/Starpoint) leading the group, all garnering second team honors.

Meghan Jarrell (Hamburg/Hamburg) and Kelly Reuter (East Aurora/East Aurora) rounded out the women’s selections, named to the third team, and Tony Schiappa (E. Amherst/Williamsville East) was the lone representative from the men’s team, also claiming third team recognition.

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NCCC’s Clingersmith Named ABCA 2009 Regional Baseball Coach of the Year

  • Posted on November 7, 2009 at 6:00 am

Niagara County Community College’s Baseball Coach Matt Clingersmith has been named the 2009 Diamond Sports American Baseball Coaches Association Regional Coach of the Year for NJCAA Division III.

Clingersmith led the NCCC Trailblazers to their first ever berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association College World Series last spring in just his second season as head coach of the trailblazers.

Clingersmith will be recognized at the American Coaches Association Hall of Fame/Coach of the Year Banquet on January 8th, 2010 in Dallas Texas.