Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online


January 2, 2013

2012 Year End — Part II

Miracle at the Max is 2012 Local Sports Story of the Year



29 — Lockport junior quarterback Dan Bronson throws for 255 yards and three touchdowns as the visiting Lions clinch the AA North football title with a 36-21 win over Kenmore West at Crosby Field. Evan Majewski rumbles for four TDs in Starpoint’s 48-7 Homecoming grid win over North Tonawanda at Shirley Tudor Stadium in Pendleton.
30 — The New England Patriots rout the Buffalo Bills, 52-28, at the Ralph. Europe wins another Ryder Cup.
1 — Among the top runners on head coach Bob Eberhardt’s  LHS boys and girls cross country team are Abbey Lang, Hannah Kurbs, Dan Jones, Mitch Loiacano and Matt Kaczmarek. 
2 — Local pro wrestler and promoter Brett “Beef” Stymus of Lockport brings in WWE great Hacksaw Jim Duggan to highlight a pro wrestling card at the Kenan Arena this weekend. Stymus and Duggan will work together in a tag team match.
3 — Shawn Moore has 10 kills, but the Lockport boys volleyball Lions drop a five-setter at Kenmore East. The Oakland A’s are the final team to qualify for pro baseball’s postseason.
4 — The NHL cancels all regular season games through Oct. 24. Head coach Tim Daley’s Barker Raiders golf team clinches the N-O title by winning the annual N-O Tournament at Willowbrook. Mitch Luckman cards an 85 and Brad Wilson 89 for the Raiders.
5 — Lockport sophomore Liz Connolly shatters the 29-year-old girls 500 freestyle pool record at LHS. Connolly splashes home in 5:18.23. The old record, held by Mo Donato, was 5:20.06. It’s an emotional win for the visiting Barker/Roy-Hart football team. They beat Albion, 33-30, dedicating the win to teammate Tyler Miller, who recently passed away.
6 — St. Joe’s edges Lockport, 30-25, in a non-league football contest at Max D. Lederer Field. Lions senior James Chambers rushes for 221 yards and three TDs on 20 carries.
7 — The Buffalo Bills give up a franchise-record 621 yards in a 45-3 loss at San Francisco.

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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

  • 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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