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January 2, 2013

2012 Year End — Part I

Brad Angelo's year to remember



31 — The Toronto Maple Leafs end a team-record, 11-game home losing streak, beating the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3.
1 — Four Lockport Kids Wrestling Club members, Andy Lucinski, Mitch Seaver, J.R. Leuer and Anthony Orefice, win state titles. Ryan Newman wins after a wild NASCAR Sprint Cup finish at Martinsville.
2 — Barker’s Destiny Metzler tosses a three-hitter, sparking the Lady Raiders softball team past CSAT, 14-7. In Wilson, Brianna Walker hurls a one-hitter as the Roy-Hart Lady Rams beat the Lakewomen, 14-1.
3 — Key members of the Lockport High School girls varsity softball team include seniors Patti Burdick, Kelly McKeever, Kassidy McFall and Nora Passuite and junior Allie Cavagnaro. The Lady Lions are coached by Julie Kwoka. McFall hurls a five-hit shutout, while Belfield homers and scores twice in Lockport’s 4-0 non-league win over Sweet Home.
4 — Starpoint’s Zack Monelli earns his first varsity win on the mound as the baseball Spartans down visiting Williamsville East, 13-9. Matt Miller goes 4-for-5 at the plate with a double and three RBI for the garnet and gray.
5 — Senior tri-captains on the 2012 LHS boys varsity baseball team are Nate Schneider, Nick DiMartile and Rob Arlington. The Lions are coached by Steve Styrzo. The Buffalo Sabres’ playoff hopes vanish with a 2-1 loss at the Philadelphia Flyers.
6 — Returning key players on head coach John Grzymala’s Roy-Hart Rams varsity baseball team are Connor Baker, Ryan Metz, Aaron Brigham, Judd Jamieson, Brandon Wolter and Zach Yates. Fifty-two-year-old pro golfer Fred Couples shares the 2012 Masters lead.
7 — Buffalo Bills’ ticket sales jump significantly as the team’s latest spending spree appears to have paid off. The Sabres end their season with a 4-3 loss at Boston.
8 — Lockport professional kickboxer Amer Abdallah, the reigning United States AKA Eastern Light Heavyweight champion, is winding down training camp as he prepares for this weekend’s light heavyweight bout against D.J. Gibson of Duluth, Mich. at the Kenan Center Arena. Bubba Watson wins the 2012 Masters at Augusta.

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