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January 2, 2013

2012 Year End — Part II

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



10 — In a rematch of last year’s 12-Under boys finals, Greg Hastings of North Tonawanda edges Lockport’s Nick Gay in three sets to win the 14-Under boys singles title at the 2012 Lockport Tennis Tournament. Lockport Siblings Hannah and Adrienne Folby claim the 18-Under girls doubles title.
11 — Play Ball! Ransomville’s Steve Geltz, 24, a former pitching star at Wilson High School, then the University at Buffalo, gets called up to the majors by the Los Angeles Angels. “This is what every ballplayer dreams about growing up,” says his dad, John.
12 — Lockport’s Bobby Holmes does it again at Dunn Tire Raceway Park, winning the 35-lap Sportsman feature race. Ireland’s Rory McIlroy wins the PGA Championship by a record eight strokes.
13 — The 20th Dr. Dy Memorial Golf Classic attracts 112 people to the Lockport Town & Country Club. Lockport High School is hosting cheerleader tryouts for varsity and junior varsity football.
14 — Anthony Delisanti and J.J. Parete each sock grand slam home runs to lead the Riverdogs over the Clippers, 16-3, in an An-Jo American Division playoff game.
15 — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman warns that there’s a “wide gap” between owners and players in current NHL labor talks.
16 — The sale of the former South Transit Lanes to Lockport pro bowler Brad Angelo closes. An Aug. 31 opening is anticipated. Retired Lockport teacher and LHS golf coach Jack Ioannone wins his seventh Oak Run Club Championship.
17 — Ransomville native Steve Geltz makes his Major League Baseball pitching debut with the Los Angeles Angels, striking out Tampa Bay Rays veteran Jose Molina, walking one and giving up no hits in a relief appearance in Los Angeles. Minnesota spanks Buffalo, 36-14, in Minneapolis, as the Bills fall to 0-2 in the preseason. 
18 — Teams from Curacao and Connecticut avoid elimination at the 2012 Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

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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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