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January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



1 — Lockport varsity football’s “Miracle at the Max” is named the Union-Sun & Journal’s Sports story of the year for 2012. The Lions trailed visiting Clarence, 27-0, in a Section VI Class AA playoff game, then bounced back to win, 42-35, in overtime. The Buffalo Bills fire head coach Chan Gailey after three losing seasons.
2 — Russell Brandon is promoted to Bills President and CEO by owner Ralph Wilson. Rory McIlroy is golf’s top money winner. Justin Rose is No. 2.
3 — The Lockport Lacrosse Association is hosting winter clinics, according to president Todd Sukdolak. Jim Boeheim wins his 903rd game as Syracuse men’s basketball coach, surpassing Bobby Knight for second on the all-time wins list.
4 — Lockort’s Erin Miller, a Dean’s List student at the University at Buffalo, places first in the shot put event for the Lady Bulls at the Upstate Holiday Classic Indoor Track meet at RIT’s Gordon Field House in Rochester. The NHL strike continues. Brian Alt is a double winner for the Barker boys swim team in a 104-60 Niagara-Orleans League victory at Newfane.
5 — North Tonawanda senior Ian Gilhousen nets a game-high 16 points to spark the visiting Lumberjacks past the basketball Lions, 57-53. Brad Bobbitt cans a game-high 27 points to lead the visiting Roy-Hart Rams past the Medina Mustangs, 84-82, topping N-O boys hoops action.
6 — Two local young ladies make history when Lockport and Niagara-Wheatfield ice hockey teams square off at the Hyde Park Ive Arena in Niagara Falls. For the first time in Western New York boys varsity ice hockey history, a pair of female goalies squared off against each other. In goal for Lockport is Jillian Long and in goal for the Falcons is Alexis Becker.
7 — Former Syracuse head football coach Doug Marrone is hired as the new Buffalo Bills head coach. Marone went 25-25 in four seasons at Syracuse. Alabama defeats Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS College Football Title Game in Miami.

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    A Medina man was the grand prize winner of a new fishing boat, motor and trailer at the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Awards Banquet on Sunday at the Gasport Fire Hall.

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    The Lockport football Lions won't need to qualify for the sectional playoffs this fall in order to play a game at coveted Ralph Wilson Stadium — home of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.

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    The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth about $23 million.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

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    Lockport heavyweight Joe Taylor improved to 6-0 as a professional by winning an IKF tournament last week in Florida.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

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    Andre Reed will have his old signal-caller right there with him to celebrate in Canton.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

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    With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

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    A state-commissioned report that had been anticipated Friday identifying potential sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium is now expected at the end of the month.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

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