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January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



13 — Grand Island’s girls basketball coach for the past 15 years, Jenepher Banker, announces her retirement. The Newfane Soccer Club announces registration times for the upcoming season. The Bills sign linebacker Manny Lawson. Mitch Seavey, 53, is the oldest Iditarod race winner.
14 — Seth Anderson is named the Most Improved Wrestler and fellow senior Jose Pagan claims the Jimmer Murray Memorial Award at the annual Lockport Wrestling Awards Banquet. Buffalo Sabres defenseman Alexander Sulzer will miss the rest of the season with torn ligaments in his right knee.
15 — The Buffalo Sabres send rookie center Mikhail Grigorenko down to his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team — the Patrick Roy-coached Quebec Remparts. Chris Griffith bowls an 802 in the Lockport Classic League at Brad Angelo Lanes.
16 — Lockport’s Erin Miller is a third place finisher for UB at the 2013 Wake Forest Open in Winston-Salem, N.C. Miller tosses the shot put 46-0 and the women’s hammer 179-9. The Sabres squander a two-goal lead in a 4-3 loss to the visiting Senators.
17 — Louisville is the No. 1 seed in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Kasey Kane wins his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Bristol. The slumping Capitals beat the Sabres 5-3.
18 — Named to the N-O’s First Team in boys basketball are Barker’s Jake Haight, Newfane’s Connor Sears, Roy-Hart’s Brad Bobbitt, Akron’s Connor Ladd and CSAT’s Darnell Carson. Reggie Witherspoon is fired as the UB Bulls Men’s Basketball head coach. US&J Sports contributing columnist Bill Vanderlinde is pictured with former Sabres enforcer now MSG commentator Rob Ray.
19 — Steve Ott’s second goal of the game lifts the Buffalo Sabres over the Montreal Canadiens, 3-2, in overtime. Maryland outmuscles Niagara University in their NIT Tournament men’s basketball opener, 86-70, at the Comcast Center in College Park, Maryland.

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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.

    July 20, 2014 2 Photos

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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.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

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    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

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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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    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

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