The Stanley County Buffaloes basketball team played their first home game in nearly two weeks on Monday night.,The Buffs clawed their way to within one point at the end of the third quarter.,The Falcons were led by senior guard Aiden Bizardie, who had a game high 26 points.,Hoftiezer had 21 points, while Fischer had 20 points.,The Buffs will next see action on Tuesday night when they host the Mobridge-Pollock Tigers at Parkview Gymnasium.

With a natural ability to lead, you would never know that this professional keeper is only 16-years-old and just signed a contract with Orange County Soccer Club.,“I coached in the academy level, I’ve coached youth soccer and now all the way up to the professional ranks and there’s a tremendous amount of talent out here.,Orange County is home to some of the ripest soccer talent in the country.,They are signing kids like Cervantes to contracts and fostering an environment where that talent can develop.,It is the equivalent of the minor leagues of Major League Soccer and is becoming a big ticket with homegrown talent.

At the risk of being one of those “back-in-my-day,” trouser-hiking curmudgeons, the sports landscape I left as a high schooler and the one that exists today are as different as the hype surrounding super game I and super game LIII . . . see?,Certainly some of the programs at area high schools are solid and a few even very strong, dare I say, perennial playoff contenders.,And before we get any further along, this is in no way a knock on the coaches or athletes at any of the four Fairfield high schools.,In comparison to the – I’m going to guess somewhere upwards of hundreds – of businesses supporting local youth leagues and high schools decades ago, teams today have to scrape together what little funding they can to keep their teams afloat.,The change is that high school teams are the parent club, anchored in a community like a pro team and supported by youth teams like minor leagues.

CT 28, BV 13 DAVIDSVILLE — Mya Poznanski scored 15 points to power Conemaugh Township to a 28-13 win over Blacklick Valley in girls junior high basketball Thursday.,Meyersdale 33, Berlin 29 MEYERSDALE — Meyersdale edged Berlin, 33-29 in girls junior high basketball Thursday.,Rockwood 26, Salisbury 18 ROCKWOOD — Rockwood beat Salisbury, 26-18 in girls junior high basketball, Thursday.,Thursday indoor golf REELS CORNER — The Thursday Indoor Golf League at The Alley week eight low score was Mike Visinsky with 36 and the low net was Scott Hollern with 31.,Senior indoor golf REELS CORNER — The Thursday Senior Indoor Golf League scramble at The Alley this week was won by the team of Bill Zubek, Bob Becony, Mike Harber and Barry Craig with a score of 15-under par.

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The Bills actually played in a playoff game for the first time in 18 years (though connected to the 2017 season, we'll point out the 10-3 loss at Jacksonville was played on Jan. 7, 2018).,As for Dallas, it's where St. Bonaventure's best basketball season since the 1970 Final Four ended after it became the first Big 4 team to win an NCAA Tournament game since 2007.,Dahlin was the center of attention at the NHL Scouting Combine in HarborCenter the last week of May and then came the big moment: Less than two months after Allen donned his Bills jersey in Big D, Dahlin did likewise with his first Sabres sweater, becoming the club's first No. 1 overall since Pierre Turgeon in 1987

While the Bills hope Allen can develop into a solid NFL quarterback, Dahlin has already developed into a mainstay on the Buffalo defense and will give the Sabres a long-missing presence in the NHL and even on the international hockey scene.,In March, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team stunned fourth-seeded Arizona, 89-68, in a first-round NCAA Tournament game in Boise, Idaho, for the program's first NCAA win and the first in a main-draw victory by a local school since the days of Bob Lanier in Olean.,Emily Pfalzer is draped in the American flag after the U.S. team was awarded the gold medal in women's ice hockey (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) read more

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood throws in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Cincinnati.,(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Cincinnati Reds have made a blockbuster trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers that will bring outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, as well as pitcher Alex Wood and catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer to Cincinnati for pitcher Homer Bailey and a pair of minor leaguers.,Puig, who defected from Cuba to play in Major League Baseball, is a career .279 hitter with 108 home runs and 331 RBI in six Major League seasons.,Wood was a National League All-Star and was ninth in the Baseball Writers' Association of America's National League Cy Young Award voting after finishing 16-3 with a 2.72 ERA in 25 starts and 2 relief appearances.,A minor league All-Star in each of 4 seasons from 2013-2016, over the last 2 seasons he made 59 appearances for LA, including 26 games at 3B, 4 games at C and 2 games at 1B. read more

Oxford Hills quarterback Colton Carson improved dramatically in his second year as starter and was named the Class A North Player of the Year.,Named the Class A North Player of the Year last week, Carson said the biggest difference from last year, his first as the starting varsity QB, is his understanding of the game.,Oxford Hills coach Mark Soehren said the change in Carson’s understanding started last year, when senior running back Dawson Stevens, who the Vikings had built much of their offense around, was sidelined by injury.,Carson’s completion percentage inflated from 35 percent last year to 48 percent this year, and he topped the 1,000-yard mark during the regular season with eight touchdowns and six interceptions.,Oxford Hills quarterback Colton Carson drops back to pass during the first half of the 2018 season opener against Lewiston.

The Yates County teams played their home contests on the turf at Penn Yan Academy., Besides the full teams fielded by the Yates County Soccer League, seven other Yates County players joined youngsters from Marcus Whitman and Naples to field a team playing in Naples colors., In a couple of weeks the local high school soccer schedules will start up and the local Yates County Youth Soccer League will also kick in with their fall schedule., The first Penn Yan Mustang football game broadcast on the radio was…

I had a chance to talk with retired Doctor Bob Jones recently about the Penn Yan Little League history project., During our conversation, he asked me some local sports trivia questions: When was the first Penn Yan Mustang football game broadcast on the radio? read more