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Experience, versatility define First Team

— All-Bee Football — Defense —

Experience and versatility describe this year’s All-Bee Football First Team Defense, which features eight seniors – including Co-Defensive Players of the Year Sam Judasz of Lancaster and Jordan Theodore of Sweet Home – all of whom are making their first appearance on the All-Bee First Team. All of the players have been multi-year starters for their respective squads and described […]

All-Bee Football process explained

The Bee’s sports staff is once again proud to recognize some of the area’s top talent with the 2022 installment of the All-Bee Football Team. Being selected for any of the All-Bee teams 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 […]

Judasz, Theodore share Player of Year honor

— All-Bee Football — Defense —

To hear their coaches describe each of them, it is not surprising that Lancaster’s Sam Judasz and Sweet Home’s Jordan Theodore received the same number of votes for All-Bee Football Defensive Player of the Year. Both players are senior linebackers who have been on varsity since their sophomore year and have led their respective teams in tackles all three years. […]

Watson takes over veteran Lancaster boys hoops team


Anytime a new head coach takes over a veteran team, there are always some questions with players “buying into” and getting used to new ways of doing things. However, new Lancaster boys’ basketball coach Tony Watson is very pleased with how his career as new Legends head coach has begun. “We have a lot of seniors this year and those […]

Veteran Depew boys hoops squad eyeing deep playoff run


The Depew boy’s basketball team has moved on, following its heartbreaking loss in last season’s Class B-1 semifinals. The Wildcats lost, 60-59, to Riverside on a last-second half-court shot, and while the loss still stings, head coach Larry Jones said with a new season the team is looking toward the future. “I mean, that was last February,” he said. “We’re […]

Lancers boys hoops go back to work after state title


While some coaches might be satisfied with a state championship, second-year St. Mary’s of Lancaster boys basketball coach Ryan Gallo still has a lot he wants to accomplish with the Lancers. “Even though in one year we had great success, there’s still a lot I want to change,” he said. “I want to make sure that we’re giving the right […]

Lady Legends cagers set to defend sectional title


Lancaster Lady Legends head basketball coach Jayson Jaskier knows his team has a target on their back. Coming off an undefeated regular season and their first sectional title since 1978, Jaskier knows that every team they play will have that game circled on their schedule and be fired up to take down the champs. “You have to go to work […]

Pitzonka repeats as All-Bee Coach of the Year


Iroquois head football coach Rob Pitzonka believes that everything happens for a reason. So, while it may have temporarily seemed like the end of a promising coaching career when he came back to Western New York to help care for his ailing grandmother in 2011 after one year as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach at Milford Academy, it was just […]

Iroquois’ Barry runs away with Player of Year honor

— All-Bee Football — Offense —

Iroquois’ Trevor Barry winning the 2022 All-Bee Football Offensive Player of the Year award should not come as a shock to anyone who follows Section VI football. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior running back has put up video game numbers all season for the undefeated Chiefs, recording 225 carries for 2,181 yards and 42 touchdowns as well as catching 20 receptions […]

First Team filled with top-level talent

— All-Bee Football — Offense —

The 2022 All-Bee Football First Team’s offensive unit features some of the most talented players to ever play at their schools. Five selections, including Player of the Year Trevor Barry from Iroquois, broke at least one school record. Two honorees, including Barry, are finalists for the Connolly Cup, an award given to the top Western New York player, while another […]


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