Buffalo, NY Sports

Sports Anchor Ashley Holder welcomes twin girls

BUFFALO, N.Y. — WGRZ-TV Weekend Sports Anchor Ashley Holder will be off for a few months caring for her newborn girls. Malia and McKenzie are doing well and healthy along with their mom. They were born one day after Holder worked and reported on the Thanksgiving Day Buffalo Bills victory...
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Viewpoints: Downtown stadium is best and least expensive choice

The new Bills stadium should be built in downtown Buffalo, where it can be a vibrant addition to the city: urban, walkable, and oriented toward public and private transit. Currently there are two sites under consideration: Orchard Park and South Park. But there is a downtown site that would cost...
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Bennett Loses in State AA Final

The Bennett High School Tiger’s football team lost to Carmel High School 42-12 last night at the Carrier Dome in the state Class AA title. It was the first time the Tiger’s had ever reached the finals and they say they will be back next year.
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Adaway carries Saint Bonaventure past Buffalo 68-65

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — Osun Osunniyi had 14 points and four blocks for Saint Bonaventure (7-1). Linton Brown added 10 points. Dominick Welch had nine rebounds. Jaren Holmes, whose 18 points per game heading into the matchup led the Bonnies, was held to 8 points on 3-of-17 shooting. Jeenathan...
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Jalen Adaway's buzzer-beater lifts St. Bonaventure to a 68-65 win against UB

ALLEGANY – The wake of the previous six days wore on the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team. No longer ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, the Bonnies dealt with plenty of questions and plenty of speculation surrounding the health of point guard Kyle Lofton, who injured his left ankle in the final minutes of a closer-than-expected win against Coppin State.
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Photos: Buffalo Polar Plunge 2021

About 600 participants dipped into the frigid waters of Lake Erie for the 15th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge at Woodlawn Beach on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. The event raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes in the Western Region. On Friday 200 students jumped in as well for the cool school plunge. The total for both days raised $280,000.

Playoff bound: Bama rolls No. 1 Georgia 41-24 for SEC title

ATLANTA (AP) — Underdog is an unusual role for Alabama. Turns out, it suits the Crimson Tide just fine. Now, Nick Saban’s team is in a much more familiar position: getting ready to play for another national title. Bryce Young carved up the nation’s top-rated defense, throwing for three touchdowns...

Adaway 3-pointer lifts St. Bonaventure over Buffalo, 68-65

After leading at the half, St. Bonaventure built an 11-point lead over Buffalo with 3:05 remaining. Dominick Welch hit his second 3-pointer of the game, and things looked promising for the Bonnies. Suddenly, a 13-2 run for the Bulls sparked by three-consecutive 3-pointers in a 53-second span tied the game...

Bennett falls to Carmel in the state championship Saturday

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Bennett High School Tigers had high hopes to bring a state championship home to Buffalo this weekend but the team lost to Carmel High School, 42-12. The team was the only Western New York school still playing football right now. With a season record of 11-1, the team took on Carmel High School at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse and hoped to win their first NYSPHSAA Class AA title.
Buffalo State Athletics

Women’s basketball suffers 62-54 setback to Geneseo

BUFFALO, N.Y.— The Buffalo State women's basketball team couldn't recover from a strong third-quarter effort by Geneseo, as the Bengals dropped a SUNYAC matchup to the visiting Knights by a 62-54 score Saturday afternoon. GAME BASICS. FINAL SCORE: Geneseo – 78, Buffalo State – 54 LOCATION: Buffalo State Sports Arena...
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Remembering Ian Matthews, a longtime Buffalo-area soccer referee

Ian Matthews, a longtime youth, high school, college and adult soccer referee in the Buffalo area, died Thursday after a short bout with cancer. He was 73. Funeral information is available via John J. Kaczor Funeral Home. Immediately recognizable by his thick English accent, Matthews garnered respect as an official...
Buffalo State Athletics

Men's Hockey Loses 2-1 to #1 Geneseo

GENESEO, NY — Emil Norrman's (Kungsbacka, Sweden/Dells Ducks) career-high 54 saves weren't enough as the Buffalo State men's hockey team fell on the road to #1 Geneseo 2-1 in a SUNYAC matchup on Saturday evening. THE BASICS. FINAL SCORE: Geneseo – 2, Buffalo State – 1 LOCATION: Ira S. Wilson...

Bulls Welcome Rhode Island to Alumni Arena on Sunday

Buffalo, NY – The University at Buffalo women's basketball team looks for its fourth straight win as they welcome Atlantic 10 member Rhode Island to Alumni Arena at 2pm on Sunday. It is the third overall meeting between the two programs with the Bulls coming away victorious in both previous meetings, most recently a 59-57 victory at Alumni Arena on November 28, 1999.
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Bennett falls to Carmel in Class AA state football championship game

SYRACUSE – There’s was no hiding the disappointment among members of the Bennett football team after Carmel put the finishing touches to an unbeaten season by crushing the championship dreams of the Tigers. Bennett hoped to become just the second Buffalo Public Schools football program to win a New York...
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Niagara Continues to Have Success at Zippy Invite

AKRON, OH – The Purple Eagles continued their record-breaking performances Saturday at the Zippy Invite in Akron, Ohio. • The women's 800 free relay broke the program record with a time of 7:44.22 during prelims. The quartet included Katrina Wardner, Moana Houde-Camirand, Megan Smith and Maggie Marody. • Wardner broke...
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Women's Hockey Falls to Potsdam in NEWHL Contest

FINAL SCORE: Potsdam – 6, Buffalo State – 3 LOCATION: Maxcy Ice Arena – Potsdam, NY. RECORDS: Potsdam (3-6-1, 1-4-1 SUNYAC), Buffalo State (0-10-0, 0-5-0 SUNYAC) Angelina Cruzal (Campbell, CA/San Jose Jr. Sharks) scored two goals to lead Buffalo State. Tori Fadeley (Buffalo, NY/Cazenovia Chiefs) also scored for the Bengals.