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January 2, 2014

Reaching new heights

US&J Year End Part I

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LOCKPORT —

26 — Freshman Gretta Dry sinks an impossible running left-hander with 30 seconds to go, lifting the Lockport Lady Lions over visiting Frontier, 38-34, in a sectional Class AA girls basketball quarterfinal contest. Tyler Myers nets the game-winning goal in Buffalo’s 2-1 NHL win at Tampa Bay.
27 — Jamie Curry’s triple double (12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals) sparks Brian Baker’s Dozen to a 58-49 Class B-2 girls basketball semifinal win over Southwestern. Oracle eliminates Barker in a sectional Class C-1 boys basketball semifinal, 71-57. Jake Haight leads the Raiders with 16 points.
28 — Nathan Gerbe nets his first two goals of the season in Buffalo’s 4-3 shootout win at the Florida Panthers. Buffalo Bills defensive end Chris Kelsay announces his retirement.
MARCH
1 — David slays Goliath as Niagara-Wheatfield upsets Lockport, 50-47, in a sectional Class AA girls basketball semifinal at Kenmore West High School. The Buffalo Bills designate unsigned safety Jairus Byrd as a franchise player.
2 — The Buffalo Sabres win their third straight game, 4-3, in a shootout over the visiting New Jersey Devils. Jamestown defeats Niagara Falls, 46-39, in the Class AA boys basketball final at Buffalo State College.
3 — Lockport senior Alex Reid is third in the state indoor track meet long jump finals in Ithaca. LHS freshman Megan Evans is ninth in the pole vault finals, held at Cornell University. The Rangers score two short-handed goals in beating the visiting Sabres, 3-2.
4 — Brockport freshman Taylor Schaffert, the daughter of Michael and Mary Schaffert, breaks four individual school records at the 2013 SUNYAC Swimming Championships. The NHL suspends Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta for five games for shoving Rangers center Brad Richards into the boards from behind.
5 — Wilson comes up short against Olean, 59-36, in the Section VI Class B girls basketball championship game at NCCC. Junior Emily Lasher leads head coach Brian Baker’s Lakewomen with 13 points. Lockport’s Haley Oakes, a senior at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster, commits to attending Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh.

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