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June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Sports

Four programs represented on First Team

All-Bee Softball

The 2018 All-Bee Softball First Team features a slew of familiar faces. Two of the six girls who were honored were also on last year’s first team, while two others were honorable mentions.   More...

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Camp slated

Hot Shots Girls Lacrosse Day Camp will run for its 21st year July 23-26 at Amherst High School’s athletic fields on Westmoreland Drive.  Under the direction of Janet Battaglia, the camp is open to girls ages 4 to 17 regardless of ability o More...

Lady Chiefs’ Plonka earns Pitcher of the Year honor

Not long ago, the idea of Iroquois going to the state playoffs in softball was more of a joke than a serious possibility. Brooke Plonka and her teammates talked about playing for a state championship, but never in a serious manner.  More...

West boys track falls short at state meet

West Seneca West’s Joseph Castoire and Peter Borzillieri fell short at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships on Friday and Saturday at Cicero North Syracuse High School.  More...

West’s Broad awarded Skip Vonsik scholarship

West Seneca West senior Jesse Broad was awarded the 2018 Skip Vonsik Memorial “Big Guy” Scholarship.  Vonsik was a 1976 West graduate who played football, hockey and baseball. More...

MAKING HER DECISION

West senior Rachel Makowski, second from right in the front row, recently signed her national letter of intent to continue her academic and softball careers at St. John Fisher College, starting in the fall. More...

West honors May’s Athletes of the Month

Liz Harm, Kaitlyn Morris, Anna Rybczynski, Mike Flury and Jacob Castoire were recently named as West Seneca West’s Athletes of the Month for May. More...

All-Bee Softball Teams named; selection process explained

The Bee’s sports staff decided to once again honor some of the area’s best softball players with the seventh annual installment of the All-Bee Softball Team.  Being selected for the team is an honor that the recipients are proud to r More...

OP’s Stewart earns Player of the Year honors

Madison Stewart’s four years on the Orchard Park girls varsity softball team have been eventful. More...

West’s Rybczynski earns medals at state meet

In her 10th overall state championship between cross-country and track, West Seneca West junior Anna Rybczynski medaled for the first time, taking second in the Division I girls 400-meter hurdles in a best time of 1 minute, 3.87 seconds at the New Yo More...

Sports briefs

Several West Seneca East softball players earned postseason honors for their performances in the 2018 season.  Anilese Kelly, a pitcher, was by far the most decorated player. More...

Vanderlip’s first-year state title run earns him Coach of the Year

Last year at this time, Aaron Vanderlip had just finished a season coaching the Cheektowaga softball team, while Iroquois was coming off a sub-.500 season. Last weekend, his Iroquois softball team played for a Class A state championship.  More...

East boys lax’s best season ends in Class C state semifinals

West Seneca East’s boys lacrosse team’s first trip to the Class C state semifinals ended with a 17-3 loss to Section III’s Westhill, but that does not detract from what has been a memorable season. More...

West’s Myers named Varsity ‘W’ Club Athlete of Year

West Seneca West senior Matt Myers was the overwhelming choice as the 2018 Varsity “W” Club Athlete of the Year.  In order to be selected as athlete of the year, a student must have been an athlete of the month. More...