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January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I

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5 — The Buffalo Sabres announce that they are sticking with Ron Rolston as their head coach for the 2013-14 NHL season. GM Darcy Regier says Rolston was the only candidate interviewed for the job, irking many Western New York Sabres fans.
6 — Tom Fawber’s 2007 interview with then rookie NASCAR driver David Ragan is recalled in a special feature story. Ragan was in at the AAA Headquarters in Williamsville six years ago to do a driver’s demionstration and Fawber was afforded an exclusive interview at the event.
7 — LHS senior pole vaulter Megan Evans sets a new school record with a leap of 10 feet, four inches in a Lady Lions track victory over visiting North Tonawanda at Max D. Lederer Field. Lions junior Josh Beshaw is a double winner, claiming both the 100 and 200 sprints.
8 — Buffalo Bills and National Football League Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas are at the Bewley Building in downtown Lockport to sign autographs as part of a fundraiser put together by the Niagara County Deputy Sheriff’s Dispatcher’s Association. Lockport’s Frank Mrowka takes pictures at the event for the US&J.
9 — Jordan Beutel homers and Jamie Kerwin adds a triple as head coach Katie Stedman’s Newfane Lady Panthers softball team defeated host Medina, 15-9, improving to a league best 10-1 in the Niagara-Orleans League. Pour Boyz on South Transit Road is hosting poker nights every Wednesday.
10 — Barker senior defensive specialist Jessica Hefferon signs a National Letter of Intent to attend Seton Hill on an academic and field hockey scholarship. Starpoint’s Austin Speaker hurls a complete-game victory on the mound and goes 5-for-5 at the plate, leading the Spartans past visiting Iroquois, 13-2, in ECIC baseball action.
11 — Lockport’s Lauren Wager and Wilson’s Tayler Thilk each receive $2,000 scholarships at the 48th Hewitt Sports Awards Banquet at Niagara County Community College. Alora Sinnott doubles in the 100 and 400 hurdles, leading the Newfane girls track team over Medina, 75-62. Zach Shaft homers and drives in three runs in Barker’s 11-9 baseball win at Wilson.

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