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January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



6 — Roy-Hart seniors Brad Bobbitt, Blake Copella and Ryan Farewell are members of the Niagara-Orleans squad in the annual N-O/G-R boys all-star hoop contest slated this weekend at Medina High School. Los Angeles Angels pitching prospect Steve Geltz of Ransomville is reassigned to the team’s minor league camp.
7 — Sheldon Allen scores a game-high 32 points to spark Papa Leo’s to its 11th straight YMCA Men’s Basketball League win, 90-83 over A&A Beauty Supply. The Devils rally from a two-goal deficit to beat the Sabres in a shootout, 3-2, in Newark, N.J.
8 — The Niagara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Dispatcher’s Union announces that two former Buffalo Bills greats, Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas, will sign autographs in downtown Lockport on May 8 as part of a fundraiser for the NCSDA’s Scholarship Fund.
9 — The Buffalo Bills re-sign cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a four-year $20M contract. Former Bills Pro Bowl safety George Saimes dies at 71 in Canton, Ohio. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera announces that this will be his final season.
10 — Lockport boxing great Johnny Taylor passes away. The Flyers edge the Sabres, 3-2. UB’s Javon McCrea, a First Team All-MAC all-star selection, scores six of the Bulls’ seven overtime points in a 74-72 MAC Tournament win over central Michigan at Alumni Arena.
11 — Dave Bunn IV and Holly Hackmer are crowned all-events champions at the 2013 Lockport USBC Bowling Tournament at Brad Angelo Lanes. Bunn rolls a 2,227 on a steady 247-plus per game clip, while Hackmer finishes with a 1,815 (202 ave.) total.
12 — The Buffalo BIlls open free agency by cutting starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Buffalo Sabres beat the visiting New York Rangers, 3-1, led by two goals from Marcus Foligno. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s open to the idea of lifting the state ban on MMA fighting.

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  • 140721 Canal Derby MAIN ART.JPG Medina man snags top prize

    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.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140719 Bills Camp MAIN ART.jpg LHS grid Lions set to open at the Ralph

    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.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140719 Bills Camp SEC ART.jpg Bills will open camp Sunday

    Home-run hitters generally strike out a lot

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140718 Ennis MAIN ART.jpg Ennis earns five-year deal

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

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140716 Area Sports ART.jpg Taylor made victory in Florida

    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

  • 140717 Together Again MAIN art.jpg Reed & Kelly: Together again

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

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140714 World Cup MAIN.jpg Goetzekrieg

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

    July 13, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140712 Bills Stadium ART.jpg Bills stadium report delayed

    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

  • 140709 Fish Derby MAIN ART.jpg Derby homestretch

    Leaders can't get complacent in the 2014 Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby — especially when the North Carolinians roll in.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140709 World Cup ART.jpg Germany routs Brazil in historic WC semifinal

    Nobody ever expected this.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

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