Weekly Feature




March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Sports

Otto swims at women’s NCAA National Championships

West grad sets Harvard school record in 400 IM, earns four All-Ivy League selections

Courtney Otto thought she knew what it was like to swim in big time national events, thanks to her past club-level experiences that helped garner the interest of Harvard University.  That was before she and a teammate became the first Crimson sw More...

All-Bee Team named; voting process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team.  More...

Spring sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls lacrosse teams. More...

Tori Nappo - FIRST TEAM

Clarence Red Devils

There are shooters on the basketball court, and then there is Tori Nappo.   More...

KC Sokolski - FIRST TEAM

Iroquois Chiefs

Iroquois senior KC Sokolski could easily be a spokesperson for Windex, given her penchant for cleaning the glass this past winter.   More...

Aaron Shabazz - FIRST TEAM

Cardinal O’Hara Hawks

The Cardinal O’Hara Lady Hawks enjoyed the best season in school history in 2011-12, and a big reason was the play of senior forward Aaron Shabazz.  More...

2012 Boys All-Bee Team Most Valuable Player

Stan Wier — East Aurora Blue Devils

It’s safe to say you’re a good player when you know teams are going to try to double or triple team you, just to have a fighting chance — and yet you still shred the opposing defense night in and night out.  More...

Martin Bailey — FIRST TEAM

Kenmore West Blue Devils

Martin Bailey has always been a tremendous athlete. He has proved this in past years on the football field, where he ran for more than 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons and was named a finalist for the Connolly Cup. More...

Matt McCormick — FIRST TEAM

Orchard Park Quakers

Orchard Park senior guard Matt McCormick did everything he could to rescue the Quakers from the bottom of the standings in ECIC I this past season.   More...

Annual Shoes for Shelter 5K slated for April 15

Independent Health and Canisius College will once again team up to present the 14th annual Shoes For The Shelter 5K Run/Walk at noon Sunday, April 15, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.  Race-day registration for the USATF-sanctioned event will More...

Publish scores in The Bee

Anyone wishing to have their team’s basketball, indoor soccer or other winter sports results published in The Bee — or their baseball, softball, soccer or other results once the upcoming spring/summer sports season begins — whether More...

Gehen, Kirchberger among girls ice hockey All-WNY all-stars

The second season of the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation resulted in two new champions.  The Monsignor Martin Association beat West Seneca, 2-1, for the Federation championship while Kenmore beat West Seneca, 1-0, for the pu More...

SWIFT OF FOOT

— West Seneca East’s Cory Swift, left, carries the puck up the ice while being defended by Zach Coughlin during the Juniors game in the eighth annual Bowman Cup Showcase, held March 20 at More...

STAR Swimming finishes strong at District Championship meet

Swimmers at STAR Swimming’s UB Amherst site made their presence known at the Niagara District Championships held March 15-18.  STAR competed against 50 other teams and won by over 1,300 points.   More...

2012 Girls All-Bee Team Most Valuable Player

Katie Healy — Lancaster Redskins

The Lancaster Lady Redskins knew they were getting a special player this season in Katie Healy, but even they were surprised at how special she was.  More...

Sam Wozniak - FIRST TEAM

Lancaster Redskins

It was a record-breaking season for senior Sam Wozniak and the Lancaster Lady Redskins.  More...

Jenna Panepinto - FIRST TEAM

Kenmore West Blue Devils

Jenna Panepinto is well known in the Western New York high school sports scene for being a soccer player. More...

Reggie Agbeko — FIRST TEAM

St. Joe’s Marauders

There is no doubt Reggie Agbeko is one of the best players in Western New York, if not New York State.   More...

Connor Keenan — FIRST TEAM

Williamsville East Flames

Connor Keenan was the undeniable face of Williamsville East.  The 6-foot-2, 190-pound small forward led the Flames to a 16-5 record, a piece of the ECIC Division II title and to the Section VI Class A-1 final.  Keenan paced East with 484 po More...

Sterling Taplin — FIRST TEAM

Williamsville North Spartans

Sterling Taplin did everything for Williamsville North.  In 21 games, the 6-foot-1 sophomore point guard led the Spartans with 401 points (19.1 per game), 68 assists (3.2), 39 steals (1.9) and 15 blocks (1.4), and was second on the team with 114 More...

Cobra Wrestling to offer college prospect camp

The Cobra Wrestling Academy, located in the Urbandale Plaza that is at the corner of Dick Road and George Urban Boulevard in Depew, is offering a way to help local wrestlers looking to participate in the sport beyond their high school years.  More...