Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014


US&J Year End Part II



18 — Lockport senior libero Eamon Yates and junior hitters Jason Donorovich and Brad Schneider are named First Team NFL all-stars. Five Lady Lions soccer players, seniors Jill Golding, Allison Sakowski and Rachel Herbst, junior Jayme Wadosky and sophomore Gretta Dry, are named First Team NFL all-stars.
19 — Buffalo nets the first goal, then bows to the visiting St. Louis Blues, 4-1. The Sabres announce the demotion of four rookies.
20 — Lockport senior J.J. Napoli is named a First Team NFL all-star in golf. Roy-Hart sophomore Emma Lindke is named to the Niagara-Orleans League’s First Team for girls soccer.
21 — The Buffalo Sabres blow an early lead for the second straight game, losing at Philadelphia, 4-1. Local outdoors columnist Bill Hilts says the arriving cold weather signals the end of salmon season in the area.
22 — Medina Journal Sports Editor Kevin Prise previews both the Barker boys and girls basketball teams as well as the Royalton-Hartland boys basketball team. Among Roy-Hart players featured are senior cagers Cody Breedlove, Marc Roman, Austin Heschke, Alex Stoddard and DaRon Woods.
23 — Lockport heavyweight kickboxer Joe Taylor earns a unanimous decision victory over Toronto’s Satbir Bassi in a fight card at the Kenan Center Arena. Fourteen bouts were on the sold-out card.
24 — Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson leads the Red Wings past the Sabres, 4-1, in Buffalo. The Bills are on their bye week.
25 — The assistant general manager of the CFL-champion Saskatchewan Roughriders is Lockport native and former CFL lineman Jeremy O’Day. LHS seniors Charlie Sobieraski and Moziah Townsend are named First Team Section VI all-stars this week.
26 — Fifty six players and a dozen coaches comprise this year’s Lockport Boys Volleyball Club, announces club director Tom Schneider. Lockport’s Megan Guay earns a national championship for a second straight year in the Elk’s Club soccer shootout.

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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.

    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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