Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



23 — Level 3 gymnast Allie Norwood of the Lockport Flips earns top honors in several events at the 2-13 Spring Graffiti meet. Thomas Vanek nets two goals in Buffalo’s 2-1 win at Pittsburgh. The Bills say they’re looking to draft a quarterback in the upcoming NFL Draft in New York City.
24 — Outstanding LHS senior diver Paige Kelkenberg signs a National Letter of Intent to attend Akron University on a swimming and academic scholarship. Lockport light heavyweight kickboxer Amer Abdallah earns a top 10 ranking from the WKA.
25 — A recent liver transplant patient, former LHS athletic great Lea Sobieraski, appeals to others to donate organs and save lives.  The Buffalo Bills select Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel as their No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft — 16th pick overall. Eric Fisher of Central Michigan is taken first overall by the Kansas City Chiefs.
26 — LHS senior Casey Domski fires a complete-game, five-hit shutout as the Lions down Kenmore West, 4-0, topping NFL baseball action. Chris Cribbs smacks a two-out, two-run double to help lift Starpoint over Williamsville East 9-4, in ECIC baseball action. Ryan Miller plays his 500th game with the Sabres in Buffalo’s 2-1 win over the N.Y. Islanders in the NHL season finale for both teams.
27 — LHS junior Roserita DiMillo scores four goals in the Lady Lions’ 9-6 victory over Sacred Heart in a non-league girls lacrosse contest. Sabres goalie Ryan Miller says he’s uncertain about his future in Buffalo. Blake Copella smacks an RBI double and Judd Jamieson adds an RBI single to lead visiting Roy-Hart over Barker, 3-0, in N-O baseball action.
28 — Lockport athletics director Patrick M. Burke is named New York State Administrator of the Year. Buffalo Sabres’ forward Jochen Hecht announces his retirement. John Gibson aces the 140-yard No. 3 hole at the Newfane Pro-Am Par Three golf course.

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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.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

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

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