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Lacrosse: Timon Flexes Muscle in 16-1 Demolition of Canisius

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 11:27 pm

Timon LacrosseIt’s one of the oldest clichés in sports, “losing was the best thing that could have happened.”  But sometimes clichés are actually cliché because they hold a lot of truth, and in the case of Bishop Timon’s lacrosse team, their loss to West Seneca East two weeks ago may just have been that loss.

Since being upset by the Trojans, Timon have only conceded nine goals in four games and on Tuesday night Timon sent a reminder that they are still one of the best teams in Western New York after a 16-1 trouncing of Monsignor Martin rivals Canisius.

The most impressive part of Timon’s win is the fact that Syracuse-bound Chris Kane did not find the net.  Instead it was freshman Tommy Gioia, junior Sam Connors and many others contributing on offense, while junior Brian Sullivan, the best long pole defender in Western New York, showed again why the University of North Carolina cannot wait to get him to Chapel Hill.

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UB’s Dan Bishop to appear on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 4:25 pm

University at Buffalo wrestler Dan Bishop will appear on the Wednesday’s episode of First Take on ESPN2. He will be interviewed at 10:50 am.

Bishop recently walked across the stage at Alumni Arena to receive his degree just two months after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while competing at the Mid-American Conference Championships. He defied his doctors who hoped Bishop would walk in a year.

First Take airs weekdays on ESPN2 beginning at 10 am.

Report: Bills work out Kyle Eckel

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Kyle EckelAccording to Aaron Wilson of the Ravens Insider, the Buffalo Bills worked out veteran fullback Kyle Eckel this morning at One Bills Drive.

Eckel, 28, has played for five teams since entering the league as an undrafted free agent originally signed by the New England Patriots.  He’s also spent time with Miami, New England a second time, Philadelphia and New Orleans.

For his career he has 59 carries for 175 yard and two touchdowns.  His best year was with New England in 2007 when he ran for 90 yards and scored both of his touchdowns.

Eckel is perhaps best known for getting expelled from Navy while playing football there.

The only true fullback the Bills currently have on the roster is incumbent Corey McIntyre.

And hey, at least he has a Super Bowl ring after being a member of the Saints last year.

Canisius hoops coach Tom Parrato gets two-year extension

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Tom Parratta CanisiusCanisius College director of athletics Bill Maher announced today that head men’s basketball coach Tom Parrotta has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep Parrotta as the Golden Griffins’ head coach through the 2012-13 season.

“Under Tom’s leadership, the men’s basketball program at Canisius has made steady progress and he has done a great job of recruiting and developing the young men in our program,” Maher said. “The growth and improvement of the student-athletes in our program has been outstanding and has positioned us very well for future success. I look forward to continuing to work with Tom and his staff as they lead our program toward the ultimate goal, winning a MAAC men’s basketball championship and earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament.”

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Kennedy struggling for U.S. in World Championships

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm

World Hockey ChampionshipsBuffalo Sabres Tim Kennedy was placed on the United States roster for the World Championships currently taking place in Germany.  Unfortunately for the South Buffalo native, it’s been anything but a pleasant experience thus far.

Kennedy has been held scoreless in his first two games, a theme that’s become too common with the rest of his American teammates.  The U.S. has scored just two goals total in a pair of overtime losses to Denmark and Germany.

Over the two games Kennedy has managed just one shot on goal while averaging 13:30 of ice time and is a minus-one.

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Canisius’ Moser reflects on Empire State Games

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 9:27 am

Scott MoserWestern New York athlete Scott Moser has built quite an impressive resume over the past seven years throughout his high school and collegiate career. Being a multi-sport athlete and an outstanding scholar in the classroom, Moser has had many accomplishments and experiences when it comes to Western New York sports.

One of those experiences he’ll never forget is participating and winning a gold medal in the Empire State Games.

Moser, a Tonawanda native, played on the Western Men’s Scholastic hockey team in the 2006 games. He was selected after having a great year helping lead his Kenmore West high school team to a Western New York Federation Hockey Championship.

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Bisons fall for fourth time in five games

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 8:24 am

Tejada Buffalo BisonsThe Bisons’ bullpen woes continued on Monday night in a 7-6 loss to the Louisville Bats from Louisville Slugger Field.

Luis Terrero’s hit a three-run home run off of Bobby Parnell in the bottom of the seventh inning to send Buffalo to their fourth loss in the last five days.

Parnell entered the game for Pat Misch with one out in the seventh inning. The southpaw starter allowed four runs on six hits but left with a 6-4 lead.

Parnell walked Chris Burke on six pitches before Zack Cozart singled sharply to right on an 0-2 pitch. With the game-tying runs on base, Terrero jumped all over the first pitch he saw from Parnell and drove it to deep centerfield for his first home run of the season.

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Canisius’ Goemans Named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

Mike GoemansCanisius College senior Mike Goemans (Guelph, Ontario) was one of eight players - and one of three pitchers - honored as a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday.

Goemans threw a one-hit shutout of Manhattan in the final game of the Golden Griffins’ weekend sweep, a 4-0 victory at the Demske Sports Complex on Sunday. Goemans allowed a second-inning single, walked a batter in the third inning and also hit a batter in the third before retiring the final 19 Manhattan batters to complete the shutout victory.

It was the first one-hitter by a Canisius pitcher since Mike Bax on April 9, 2005 and first one-hit, nine-inning shutout by a Golden Griffin in the last 20 years. Goemans, a 2009 all-MAAC Second-Team selection, improved to 5-3 on the season and has a 4.36 ERA, the lowest ERA among the Canisius starting pitchers.

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Bona holds annual Senior Banquet

  • Posted on May 11, 2010 at 8:15 am

St. Bona LogoThe St. Bonaventure department of athletics held its annual Senior Awards Banquet Ceremony at the St. Bonaventure Clubhouse Restaurant.

Women’s basketball senior Dana Mitchell took home the Women’s Letterwinner Award at the event, while men’s soccer senior Sam Maheu won the Men’s Letterwinner Award for athletic excellence. Men’s golf senior Nate Peck took home the Merit Award for academic success, while women’s basketball senior Andrea Doneth grabbed the women’s Merit Award. Women’s lacrosse senior Molly Hastrich won the Ray Dee Leadership award and lastly sports information intern Joe Kepler won the Service Award.

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