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



2 — Bob Roth cards a 38 for individual low gross and teams up with Dennis Covell to card a 79 and claim low team gross in the Reid’s Two-Man Golf League at Oak Run.
3 — Barker’s Emma Dewart, an indoor and outdoor track phenom at Ithaca College, is awarded a post graduate scholarship from the NCAA.
4 — A preview of fall sports at Niagara County Community College is featured. NCCC athletics director is Bob McKeown. Maureen Mahaney cards a 69 to place first in the Lockport Town & Country Club’s 18-hole Women’s Tournament.
5 — The annual Harbor Hoops 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is set to go next weekend at Clark’s Park in Wilson. The New Orleans Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the NFL’s Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt strikes again, repeating as the 100 dash champion at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
6 — Top finishers in the annual The Danny Memorial Golf Tournament with a 61 at the Niagara-Orleans Country Club in Middleport are the foursome of Tod Main, Bill Graney and Lynn and Gary Sumple.
7 — Austin Dick and Julia Frank capture respective 10-Under victories at the Lockport Tennis Tournament. The Kenan Center is accepting registrations for its fall youth soccer program.
8 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the appointment of a sports expert to advise the state in its efforts to secure the Buffalo Bills’ future in Western New York. American Allyson Felix wins a gold medal in the women’s 200 dash at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
9 — Rookie Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins heats up in his NFL pre-season opener with a TD drive in a 7-6 victory over the Buffalo Bills. “The World’s Greatest Athlete” is a healthy Leading Off debate topic for locals, including contributing columnist Ethan Randall and contributing photographer Stephen Wallace.

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  • 140721 Canal Derby MAIN ART.JPG Medina man snags top prize

    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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