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(Devon Darrell runs the pick & roll for the Red Raiders in their win at Park) Since the preseason, I've been talking about how competitive the Monsignor Martin Association large schools would be this year. There hasn't been a season in the last decade when the Class A private schools... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View From Centercourt
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(McKinley defenders swarm Jamestown in the paint) The Macks have been the big dogs in the City of Buffalo over the last few seasons under head coach Zaire Dorsey. They won a state championship in 2013, along with four undefeated seasons as Yale Cup champions from 2012 to 2016. But... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Nathyia Jackson challenges a shot at the rim for Middle College) Coming off a state championship season, rolling out five new starters, and moving up to Class B2, Middle College needed some time to make its mark with a new cast. After beginning the season with a pair of nonleague... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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The sixth state rankings for the 2017 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Park #1 Williamsville South #7 Timon #17 Class B Health Sciences #9 East Aurora #19 Walsh #22 Class C... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Cardinal O'Hara is playing its best basketball in nearly a decade) Large Schools 1. Park (MMA) - Quite a week in the books for the Pioneers. After knocking off the best team in WNY over that last five years (Canisius), who now sits at #4, they defeated the second best... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(One of the best games of this season to date was 'The Battle of Main St' Round I) Tuesday, January 17th East @ Middle College - 4:30 pm Burgard @ South Park - 6 pm Olmsted @ MST Seneca - 6 pm Nichols @ Cardinal O'Hara - 6:30 pm North... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Amherst's Da'Shawn Hines shoots a baseline jumper at the MLK Classic) Amherst 76, McKinley 54 Point Totals Amherst: Da'Shawn Hines 22, Marcellus Cooper 14, Desean Ashley 13, Jordan Barr 6, Ja'Kye Womack 5, Richard Kay 4, Jake Funderburk 4, Jackson Tan 2, Michael Walsh 2, Will Alfieri 2, Jake Mullen... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Medina's Jalin Cooper battles for a rebound with Newfane's Chad Dunbar/Photo: Cheryl Wertman) There was a lot of local hype surrounding Friday night's Niagara-Orleans tilt between Medina & Newfane. The two teams came into the season projected to be in a dog fight for league supremacy and each arrived at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Park's Joe Jones moves with the ball in transition while Ryan Bradley of Canisius defends /Photo: Larry Scheur) Despite several massive accomplishments over the last three seasons, there was still something they needed to check off their list. The Park Pioneers boast a Class B Manhattan Cup, a state championship,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(East's Willard Anderson hangs in the air to finish in traffic against South Park) Last season, the Yale Cup remained at McKinley after the Macks completed a second straight season with an undefeated record in the city. When the sectionals arrived, McKinley had to face South Park for a third... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The fifth state rankings for the 2017 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Park #1 Williamsville South #7 St. Francis #14 Timon #22 Class B Health Sciences #6 Walsh #15 Dunkirk #19... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Sam Erickson & Franklinville are one of six Southern Tier small schools receiving my vote) As a pollster, I rank the top ten large and small schools in WNY each week. These rankings are based on games played through Sunday of each week. Here's how I see them and some... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Canisius celebrates after defeating Park to win the Manhattan Cup) Monday, January 9th South Park @ East - 6 pm Tuesday, January 10th Medina @ Wilson - 6 pm Park @ Canisius - 6:30 pm Timon @ St. Joe's - 6:30 pm Walsh @ Nichols - 6:30 pm Niagara Falls... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The following is a press release from Villa Maria College, that includes the names of several former WNY HS basketball standouts who I had the pleasure to cover: ********************* No other way would be fitting. A dramatic final-minute comeback secured a 69-66 win for the #11 Villa Maria College Vikings... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Dan Scott and Park were soaring in the first half /Photo: Larry Scheur) On Tuesday night, Timon scored a major victory in South Buffalo. The Tigers defeated the two-time defending CHSAA state champions from Canisius, which ended the Crusaders' 36-game wining streak against the local competition from WNY. Coming off... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Barker's Nate Luckman beats the Wilson defense for two) Sometimes there's nothing you can do but shake the other guys' hand and congratulate him. Or as was the case for the Lakemen on Thursday night, shake several hands and say "well done." For most of the contest, it seemed like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Ellicottville's Elliot Bowen defended by Sam Erickson of Franklinville) The month of December offers a ton of tournaments and showcases that provide the chance to see intriguing nonleague matchups and pairings with out-of-area teams. But once the calendar flips over to the New Year, league play heats up and neutral... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(South's Greg Dolan netting two of his career-high 32 points on the evening) Two players were back with their teams this year after earning First Team All-Centercourt selections following the 2016 season. Williamsville South's Greg Dolan led his team to its first ever appearance in the NYSPHAA state final four... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The fourth state rankings for the 2017 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Park #1 Williamsville South #8 Timon #14 St. Francis #16 Class B Health Sciences #6 St. Mary's #16 Dunkirk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Randolph has made its case with recent wins over South Park & Ellicottville) As a pollster, I rank the top ten large and small schools in WNY each week. These rankings are based on games played through Saturday of each week. Here's how I see them and some of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Ellicottville visits Franklinville to ring in the New Year on Wednesday) Monday, January 2nd McDowell @ Jamestown - 7:30 pm Tuesday, January 3rd Park @ St. Joe's - 6 pm Niagara Wheatfield @ Wilson - 6 pm Williamsville South @ Cheektowaga - 6:30 pm Grand Island @ Niagara Falls -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Amherst & North Tonawanda slugged it out in the Bob Hettler championship game) The championship game of the Bob Hettler Classic sponsored by the Jolly Boys at Amherst High School between the host Tigers and North Tonawanda was anything but a clash of styles. Amherst and NT have plenty in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
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(Ray Blackwell gets to the basket for Maryvale) Maryvale 61, Hamburg 51 Ray Blackwell scored a team-high 27 points and kept his team in front of Hamburg the entire second half, as the Flyers won for a second straight day to earn the championship trophy as the host of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
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The third state rankings for the 2017 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Park #2 Canisius #3 Williamsville South #8 Timon #23 St. Francis #24 Class B Health Sciences #5 East Aurora... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
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(Williamsville South and Timon treated fans to a duel between top WNY large schools) As a pollster, I rank the top ten large and small schools in WNY each week. These rankings are based on games played through Saturday of each week. Here's how I see them and some of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The View From Centercourt