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January 2, 2013

2012 Year End — Part I

Brad Angelo's year to remember



28 — Rashad Evans of Niagara Falls out-points previously-undefeated Phil Davis in a five-round light heavyweight fight in Chicago. That moves Evans closer to a title shot against Jon Jones.
29 — Ransomville Speedway reschedules it annual Hangover 150 for Feb. 11, due to recent rainy weather. Andrew Harzewski nets the lone goal for the ice Lions in a 6-1 loss to St. Joe’s.
30 — Lockport’s Connor McCaffrey places first in the Boys 12-13 Division of the 2012 Elks Hoop Shoot Contest at the Lockport Family YMCA. McCaffrey sinks 18 of 25 shots and advances to the state regionals Feb. 27 in Wolcott.
31 — Ryan Miller makes 27 saves in a 3-1 Sabres win at Montreal, Buffalo’s first back-to-back NHL wins since November.
1 — Ryan Callahan nets the lone goal in overtime as the visiting New York Rangers beat the Buffalo Sabres, 1-0, at First Niagara Center.
2 — Newfane senior Gabby Balseca, the daughter of Jose and Michele Balseca, signs a National Letter of Intent to play soccer at St. Bonaventure University. Acclaimed former Lockport boxer Tony Ventura fondly recalls his former trainer, Hall of Famer Angelo Dundee, who dies at the age of 90.
3 — Tracy Maracle scores on a rebound, then sets up Ricky Eberhart with a late tying goal as the Lockport ice Lions tie Division I-leader Frontier 2-2.
4 — Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Andre Reed misses the cut for entry into the National Football League Hall of Fame. Shootout goals by Brad Boyes and Jason Pominville lift the Buffalo Sabres over the N.Y. Islanders, 4-3.
5 — Eli Manning wins his second Super Bowl MVP Award as the N.Y. Giants defeat the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
6 — Buffalo Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff cracks three ribs in practice after getting hit by defenseman Jordan Leopold. The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team cracks the top 25 nationally.

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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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    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

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    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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