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January 2, 2013

2012 Year End — Part I

Brad Angelo's year to remember



16 — Senior captains on head coach Dave Shambach’s 2012 Lockport tennis Lions are Brendan Williams, Connor Dry and Brian Smist. Wesley Korir of Kenya wins the Boston Marathon.
17 — LHS senior Rob Arlington tosses a complete-game victory with nine strikeouts as the baseball Lions beat visiting Niagara Falls, 8-2, at Outwater Park. Besides a strong game on the hill, Arlington goes 3-for-3 at the plate.
18 — Key returners on head coach Miles Patterson’s LHS varsity track team are Alex Reid and Keeley Ralyea. Brian Ratajczak executes a perfect suicide squeeze bunt with one out in the bottom of the seventh to spark Newfane past visiting Medina, 9-8, topping N-O baseball action.
19 — Senior slugger Emily Belfied homers again as the LHS Lady softball Lions crush visiting Kenmore East, 13-2. Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson signs autographs downtown. Alex Reid is a triple individual winner as the track Lions sweep Niagara-Wheatfield at Max D. Lederer Field.
20 — The 2012 Lockport Boys Basketball Clinic is slated for July 9-19 at LHS, announces camp director Dick Russell, the Lockport boys junior varsity basketball coach.
21 — Jon Jones records a light heavyweight unanimous decision win over Rashad Evans of Niagara Falls in the main event of a UFC card in Atlanta.
22 — Lockport seniors Marisa Guyton and Emma Sobieraski, along with Royalton-Hartland senior Jesse DeWaters, are named to the NYSSCOGS All-State Girls Basketball Team. Tracey Stoddard dominates the 2012 City Bowling Tournament, winning her eighth women’s title. Lockport’s Tim “Werty” Wertman rolls a record individual series of 812 in the team event.
23 — The Western New York Athletic Conference honors the Lockport Town & Country Club with a plaque of appreciation for hosting numerous tournaments in recent years. LT&CC golf pro Ed Borek accepts the plaque from NCCC golf coach Tony Ventresca, GCC golf coach Tom Moynihan and tourney director Eric Knuutila.

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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

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    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

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