Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



12 — Lockport High’s 400 relay quartet of senior Alex and Reid, junior Josh Beshaw and sophomore Nick Hamilton, which earned a third-place finish at last week’s state meet, are named to the All-NFL’s First Team, along with teammates Connor Doran, Derek Dunlap, Brian Farfaglia, Dan Jones, Mitch Loiacano, Adam Perilli and Josh Steinman.
13 — This week marks the 30th anniversary of Wilson High School winning the state baseball championship, beating Rome Catholic High School, 5-2, at Veterans Stadium in Rome, N.Y. The Lakemen head coach in 1983 was today’s Lockport High School athletics director Patrick M. Burke. Members of the title team include today’s Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour.
14 — The Buffalo Bills sign their top college pick in 2013, quarterback EJ Manuel, to a four-year deal worth $9 million. Manuel, 6-4, 237-pounds, was selected 16th overall out of Florida State back in April.
15 — Next month’s 23rd Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby expands to areas east of Medina, according to founder and director Steve Harrington of Gasport. Phil Mickelson has the early lead at the U.S. Open golf championship.
16 — Among the instructors at the upcoming Lockport Basketball Clinic are Dave Gilson, Dick Russell, Brett Sippel, Eric Klumpp and Justin Gerstung. Justin Rose of England wins the 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.
17 — The Shawnee Snowmobile Club — the Sno-Chiefs— is recently named the Snowmobile Club of the Year by the American Council of Snowmobile Associations.
18 — The Newfane Soccer Club is planning to host a British Soccer Camp with coaches from Challenger Sports at Krull Park in Olcott. 
19 — The Chicago Blackhawks even the Stanley Cup Finals best-of-seven series against the Boston Bruins at two games apiece with a 6-5 overtime win in Boston. Brent Seabrook tallies the game winner for Chicago.
20 — The Sabres sign goalie Jhonas Enroth to a two-year contract extension. The Miami Heat win their second straight NBA championsip, beating the San Antonio Spurs, 95-88, in Game 7, in Miami. LeBron James is the Most Valuable Player.

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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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