Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014


US&J Year End Part II



5 — Head coach Karen Catalano’s 2013-14 LHS Lady Lions basketball team is previewed. The Rangers beat the Sabres, 3-1. Katie Bars rolls a 189-549 to lead the Lady Lions bowling team to its first NFL win of the season, 5-2, over Lewiston-Porter.
6 — Lockport and St. Joe’s open the 36th Lockport Rotary Club Boys Tip-Off Basketball Tournament with impressive wins before a large crowd in the Lions’ Den. St. Joe’s runs away from International Prep of Buffalo, 85-56, while Lockport beats gritty Williamsville East, 81-65. Lockport forward Ryan Lawrence scores a game-high 21 points for the Lions (1-0).
7 — St. Joe’s beats the host Lions, 78-73, in overtime, in one of the best Rotary Tournament games seen in this city in quite a few years. LHS senior Charlie Sobieraski (17 points, 7 rebounds) drains a three-point bucket at the buzzer to tie the game in dramatic fashion at 67-67, sending it to OT. The Marauders are led by tourney MVP Justin Hollins’ 29 points. Ryan Lawrence leads the Lions with 20 points. 
8 — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers destroy the Buffalo Bills, 27-6. Locals Tom Parker, Joe Neidlinger, Bill Neidlinger, Steve Goodman, Bob Neidlinger and Ryan Keys are pictured with Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein, a Newfane native, after a game in Michigan. 
9 — Lyle Wagner, Roy Phipps and Calee Coleman are the big swimmers in Roy-Hart’s N-O sweep over visiting Albion to kick off their 2013-14 league season. Katie Bars rolls a 232 single and J.J. Ritz fires a 251-665 to spark Lockport’s boys and girls bowling teams to victories over Ken West.
10 — Gretta Dry nets 11 second-half points as Lockport’s Lady Lions open their 2013-14 NFL season with a 52-46 win over visiting Niagara-Wheatfield. Derek Secord and Scott Guyton are double individual winners in the swim Lions’ 109-68 victory over visiting Kenmore West.
11 — Mitchell Seaver (99), Miguel Pareja (126), Anthony Orefice (132), Kirk Feeney (145), Michael Daskavitz (182), Marshall Taylor (220) and Marcelus Hinton (285), all record pins for Lockport in a 60-21 wrestling victory over visiting Kenmore West. 

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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

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    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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