Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I



21 — Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff is reportedly nearing a deal to become the new head coach of the Dallas Stars. The relatives of Odin Lloyd, 27, who was found dead near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, want answers.
22 — LHS varsity football coach Greg Bronson is named Coach of the Year at the recent league banquet. Bronson’s Lions captured the Section VI Class AA North Division the previous fall.
23 — Four Lockport Lions baseball players, seniors Casey Domski and Alex Weaver; and juniors Brad Wroblewski and Charlie Sobieraski, are named to the First Team of Niagara Frontier League All-Stars.
24 — Retired Newfane Elementary School principal Tommy Hicks is named to the Bare Knuckles Hall of Fame in Belfast, N.Y. 
25 — Maria D’Addeo, a competitive college cheerleader for the Louisville Cardinals in Kentucky, is pictured with her father, Michael D’Addeo, the owner of the Car Place on West Genesee Street, after returning from a special missionary trip trip to Belize. Legendary Barker field hockey coach Jude Otto retires from teaching.
26 — Incoming Lockport High School senior Marshall Taylor, the son of John and Mary-Brennan Taylor, one of the top defensive linemen and wrestlers in Western New York, qualifies for the state high school coaches association Elite Football Combine in Syracuse.
27 — The verdict on Lockport’s Kevin Burdick is his induction into the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame. The former Buslines great is elected on the prestigious first ballot. Former LHS golfing great Desmond Stoll comes up just short in his bid to qualify for the Porter Cup in Lewiston.
28 — East Avenue optometrist Dr. Paul DeLange is pictured with his son-in-law, Kris Schultz, after the pair won the Lockport Town & Country Club’s Member-Member Tournament. A wicked rain storm puts the entire city under water.

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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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