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(Marquise Miller of Niagara Falls scores against Lockport) The defending champions in Class AA have been up and down this season. After a fantastic start to the season that included a win over UPrep in its second game of the season, Niagara Falls to a few lumps in an ultra... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Clarence's River Reinhardt played some big minutes in crunch time) It can be tough living up to expectations, but it's most difficult when you don't meet the ones you place on yourself. The Red Devils at Clarence came into this season knowing they were capable of competing in a wide... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View From Centercourt
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Play-in Games - Thursday, February 23rd AT Villa Maria - 4:30 pm, 6:15 pm, 7:45 pm Class B - (3) Nichols 53, (6) Niagara Catholic 37 Class B - (4) Walsh 60, (5) CCA 43 Class A - (4) Canisius 59, (5) St.Joe's 52 Class B Semifinals - Saturday, February... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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The eleventh 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 Williamsville South #5 St. Francis #14 Park #15 Olean #22 Timon #23 Amherst #25 Class B East Aurora #14... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Ryan Bradley of Canisius tries to finish over Timon's Master Radford) Large Schools 1. Williamsville South (A1) - The Billies quest for a third straight overall Class A title and trip to the Far West Regional begins on Friday night. 2. St. Francis (MMA) - Kept the Red Raiders here... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Monty Shoemaker & the Olean Huskies enter sectionals on a 14-game win streak / Photo: Olean Times Herald) The Section VI postseason begins Tuesday night with seven First Round matchups. The winner moves on to participate in the Pre-Quarterfinal round on Wednesday night at 7 pm. On Friday, 32 Quarterfinal... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Manhattan Cup Class AA Bracket Class A1 Bracket Class A2 Bracket Class B1 Bracket Class B2 Bracket Class C1 Bracket Class C2 Bracket Class D Bracket Sectional Preview Clarence beats Niagara Wheatfield in Pre-Quarterfinal Brackets Central 2016 Brackets Central 2015 Brackets Central 2014 Brackets Central 2013 Brackets Central 2012 Brackets... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 22nd (8) Clarence 76, (9) Niagara Wheatfield 64 (7) Orchard Park 63, (10) Frontier 53 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 24th (1) Jamestown 63, (8) Clarence 57 OT (5) Niagara Falls 48, (4) Lockport 45 (2) Lancaster 81, (7) Orchard Park 55 (3) Kenmore West 73, (6)... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Class A1 Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 22nd (8) Hamburg 79, (9) Hutch-Tech 70 (10) West Seneca West 60, (7) Williamsville East 48 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 24th (1) Williamsville South 76, (8) Hamburg 43 (4) McKinley 62, (5) West Seneca East 55 OT (2) North Tonawanda 72, (10) West Seneca... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Class B1 First Round - Tuesday, February 21st (16) Emerson 71, (9) Alden 53 (12) Albion 63, (13) City Honors 52 (10) Fredonia 57, (15) Tonawanda 39 (14) CSAT 86, (11) Riverside 72 Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 22nd (8) Burgard 69, (16) Emerson 44 (5) Dunkirk 78, (12) Albion 39... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Class C1 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 24th (1) Chautauqua Lake 73, (8) Cassadaga Valley 54 (5) Allegany-Limestone 57, (4) Salamanca 38 (2) Cleveland Hill 67, (7) WNY Maritime 54 (6) Portville 66, (3) Tapestry 60 Semifinals - Monday, February 27th AT JCC - 5:15 pm & 6:45 pm (1) Chautauqua... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Quarterfinals - Friday, February 24th (3) Franklinville 68, (6) Pine Valley 49 (4) Sherman 57, (5) Forestville 22 Semifinals - Monday, February 27th & Tuesday February 28th AT JCC - 8:15 pm (1) Clymer vs. (4) Sherman (2) Ellicottville vs. (3) Franklinville Final - Friday, March 3rd AT JCC -... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(South Park's Shakur Harris looks for space to score against East) After spending a couple seasons over on Elmwood Avenue at Mack High, the Yale Cup will be flying south, as in South Buffalo...home of the South Park Sparks. Avenging an earlier loss to the Panthers, South Park defeated East... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Timon's Davion Warren racked up another double-double) In this crazy season of high school hoops in WNY where at least six different large schools have received first place votes for #1, it seems something goes down every week...or someone goes down every week. After St. Francis scored wins over Canisius,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Lancaster's Vito Fulciniti works off a screen set by Tim Molik) Lancaster basketball has been looking up at Jamestown for a long time. While the Red Raiders have enjoyed a string of six consecutive league titles in ECIC I, the last time Lancaster could call themselves league champs was over... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The tenth 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 Williamsville South #7 St. Francis #10 Park #11 Olean #23 Timon #24 Amherst #25 Class B East Aurora #15... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Medina hasn't lost a game in 2017, winning 11 straight games) Large Schools 1. Williamsville South (A1) - I took much time to deliberate on my first & second place vote this week. I knew the pollsters would keep Frannies #1 and was certainly encouraged to follow suit by more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Vito Fulciniti & Lancaster host Jamestown in a key ECIC I battle on Monday) Monday, February 13th East @ McKinley - 4:30 pm South Park @ Middle College - 6 pm Cardinal O'Hara @ Nichols - 6:30 pm Cheektowaga @ Maryvale - 7:30 pm Batavia @ East Aurora - 7:30... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Sean Taggart uses his left in the paint for St. Francis/Photo: Harry Scull, Buff News) The first win for St. Francis against Park this season sent shock waves across WNY. Last night's rematch with the Pioneers sent a message: The Red Raiders are no fluke, they're for real! St. Francis... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Tyler Howard and Medina are back-to-back champs of the N-O) After winning a league title in the N-O last season with a standout sophomore in Jalin Cooper, Medina entered this season with very high expectations. But a combination of four key players missing from the Mustangs' rotation early in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Park's Noah Hutchins finishes a fast break against Canisius/Photo: Larry Scheur) Whether they are fair or unfair, no team in WNY has higher expectations placed on them than Park. Despite being a very young team without a single senior on the roster, anything less than a win each time they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The ninth 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 #7 Williamsville South #9 St. Francis #13 Timon #20 Amherst #24 Class B East Aurora #16 Middle College... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Franklinville's Sam Erickson drives into the waiting arms of Ellicottville's Elliot Bowen) All season, there have been two schools among the Class D ranks that have stood out as a notch above the competition. Franklinville and Ellicottville have both been ranked top 10 small schools locally and are also top... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Williamsville South & St. Francis battled on January 24th. The Billies won 67-53) Large Schools 1. Williamsville South (A1) - Four wins over current top 10 large schools. To me, the easiest way to begin is St. Francis is in first place in the MMA, so rank them highest among... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Park visits the first place Red Raiders on Friday night) Monday, February 6th Middle College @ East - 6 pm South Park @ Burgard - 6 pm MST Seneca @ Olmsted - 6 pm Gowanda @ Randolph - 7:30 pm Salamanca @ Allegany-Limestone - 7:30 pm Franklinville @ Ellicottville -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at The View From Centercourt