Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2014


US&J Year End Part II



17 — Retired Newfane elementary school principal Tommy Hicks is inducted into the Bare Knuckles Hall of Fame in Belfast. Veteran Spartans head coach Brian Lasher hosts a cross country camp at Starpoint.
18 — Brian Fry smacks a triple, leading the Nationals past New Era Gold, 12-3 in the title game of the 2013 New Era Classic Baseball Tournament in Lockport. Matthew Flatau smacks a pair of two-baggers to pace the Lugnuts past the Clippers, 5-2, in An-Jo Baseball League action.
19 — The Buffalo Sabres will open their 2013-14 NHL season at Detroit on Oct. 2, according to the league slate released today. The Sabres’ home opener is Oct. 4 against Ottawa. The regular season concludes league-wide on April 13, with the playoffs beginning three days later.
20 — The Buffalo Bills will play in just one of the 51 NFL games not slated for the traditional Sunday afternoon time slot. Buffalo plays at Cleveland on Thursday, Oct. 3. Phil Mickelson wins the 2013 British Open in dramatic, comeback fashion at Muirfield.
21 — Jason Whitmer of Niagara Falls is the winner of a new fishing boat and trailer at the 2013 Erie Canal Fishing Derby Awards Banquet at the Gasport Fire Hall. Sanborn’s Colby Lawrence wins a new canal trail bike.
22 — Newfane native John Beilein is given a contract extension as men’s basketball head coach at Michigan. Beilein, 60, will earn $2.45 million a year.
23 — The city’s annual flag football league is slated to start next month at Altro Park on Willow Street, according to commissioner Doug Rehm of Lockport.
24 — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder and is held without bail in Bristol, Mass. He is accused of slaying Odin Lloyd, 27, a semi-pro football player whose body was found June 17 in an industrial park near Hernandez’ home.
25 — Tyler Dunlap of Texas and Justin Shin of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, share the second round lead at the 2013 Porter Cup Golf Tournament in Lewiston.

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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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