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January 2, 2013

2012 Year End — Part II

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



Few’s right foot on the PAT made it official as the fourth quarter clock ticked down to 0:00. It was Lockport 35, Clarence 35.
In OT — where teams trade possession with starting drives at an opponent’s 20 — Chambers plowed in from a yard out to give LHS the lead. A final defensive stand was inevitable and the school’s greatest football comeback in history was complete in a 42-35 win.
“The further you get away from it, the more you’re able to put that game in perspective,” coach Bronson said. “It was a pretty amazing situation that the kids pulled off.”
Jim Slowey, who normally broadcasts football games for LCTV, was out of town for the game. He still got a call from coach Bronson.
“He called me to see if he could get 50 copies of the game on DVD,” Slowey said, laughing. “He was serious. Everyone on the team — all the players, coaches — wanted one.”
Sheehan called it, “a game for the ages.”
“I’ve been broadcasting games for the past 20 years and that by far was the best comeback I’ve ever seen — youth or high school sports, any sport,” Sheehan said.
“The pleasure part was calling the game. Witnessing it was another thing.”
Here’s a look back at the second half of 2012 in local sports.
1 — The Sixth Annual Catholic Cup Golf Tournament is just two weeks away at Oak Run. Co-chairmen of the event are local high school swim official and Lions volunteer Betty Newton and Fred Felix.
2 — Sheri Finn, Leigh-Ann Hildreth, Robin Hoch and Kathy Cassion are the Women’s Division winners at the Tee Off Against Breast Cancer Golf Tournament at Oak Run. The Buffalo Sabres trade center Derek Roy to the Dallas Stars for forward Steve Ott and defenseman Adam Pardy.
3 — Organizers announce that the Swinging For A Cure Golf Tournament to be held in honor of Lockport’s Jack Langdon, is slated for July 23 at the Lockport Town & Country Club.

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