Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014


US&J Year End Part II



12 — Emily Lasher leads Wilson with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 5 assists in a convincing 53-22 girls basketball victory over Lewiston-Porter, in the first round of the Wilson Tip-Off Tournament.
13 — Led by senior Colin Dougherty’s game-high 18 points, including a rare four-point play in the first quarter, Lockport spreads the court, then the wealth in a dominating 73-45 win over visiting Grand Island, topping Niagara Frontier League boys basketball action.
14 — Three former Lockport residents, Sam Ritz, center, and his twin sons, Ritchie, left, and Rod were among those who attended last week’s Buffalo Bills Game in Tampa Bay. “I wish I would’ve had a Tops grocery bag to put over my head,” Rod says.
15 — The Buffalo Bills beat the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20. No. 2 Syracuse defeats St. John’s, 68-63, at Madison Square Garden, topping NCAA men’s hoops action.
16 — Promising Lockport heavyweight kickboxer Joe Taylor improves to 3-0 with a unanimous decision victory over Binghamton’s Tyler Bayer at the LUX nightclub in Buffalo.
17 — Junior Alyssa Wagner and sophomore Gretta Dry (three, 3-point baskets) can 13 points apiece to lead the Lady Lions to a 51-38 win over visiting Kenmore West, topping Niagara Frontier League girls basketball action. Senior Scott Guyton posts three individual victories in the LHS swim Lions’ 107-71 victory over visiting Niagara-Wheatfield.
18 — Sacred Heart Academy senior Patricia Beaulieu of Lockport signs a National Letter of Intent to attend Canisius College on a rowing and scholastic scholarship.
19 — Drew Stafford scores the winning goal in the third period, and Ryan Miller makes 34 saves in the Buffalo Sabres’ 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Marcus Foligno and Brian Flynn both have a goal and an assist for Buffalo, which wins consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 15.
20 — The Lockport wrestling Lions benefit from eight Merry Christmas forfeits in a dominating win over visiting North Tonawanda. Four Lions, Mitchell Seaver (99), Dontay Gill (106), Vince Eberhart (145) and Kirk Feeney (152) earned pins.

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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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