Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



16 — Lockport senior Alex Reid signs a National Letter of Intent to attend Daemen College on an athletic and academic scholarship. One of the great American sports broadcasters, Pat Summerall, dies at 82, in Dallas. Top finishers for the Lockport Flips at the Spring Spectacular Meet are Murphy McDermott, Matalyn Rutledge and Samantha McIntyre.
17 — LHS head coach Miles Patterson is pictured with Josh Steinman and Kailyn Szymanski at Max D. Lederer Field as he prepares his defending champion track and field Lions and Lady Lions for their upcoming Niagara Frontier League seasons. Drew Stafford nets the shootout game winner in the Sabres’ 3-2 victory at Boston. Former Sabres’ head coach Lindy Ruff is named head coach of Canada at the upcoming world hockey championships.
18 — Sophomore southpaw Jen Krieger hurls the Lockport Lady Lions past North Tonawanda, 16-6, topping NFL softball action. Senior Shannon Krywcun tops the blue and gold with three hits at the plate. The Buffalo BIlls’ 2013 schedule is released. Buffalo will open their season Sept. 8 at home against the New England Patriots.
19 — Lockport’s Belinda Stoll, a participant in the tragic 2013 Boston Marathon, is featured. Erinne Chamot nets five goals in Lockport’s 10-3 girls lacrosse victory over Buffalo Seminary. The Rangers beat the Sabres, 8-4, eliminating the Sabres from the playoffs.
20 — LHS graduate Allie Quast, a senior midfielder at Tiffin University, breaks numerous Division II lacrosse records, including a 13 assist-20 point performance against Walsh. Chris Casey is named the new men’s basketball head coach at Niagara University.
21 — Niagara County Community College women’s basketball head coach Nate Beutel of Sanborn restocks his team with 12 local recruits, including Roy-Hart greats Jesse DeWaters and Olivia Kelkenberg. Tsegaye Kebede wins the 2013 London Marathon.
22 — Lockport freshman Leah VanDenBosch scored the winning run as Lockport erases a 9-0 deficit to defeat Lewiston-Porter, 15-14, topping NFL softball action. Lizzie Bull scores three goals, sparking the Lady Lions lacrosse team past North Tonawanda, 9-3.

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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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

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