2021-11-17

County implements mask mandate

by EMILY STOLL Clarence Editor Effective 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, Erie County has instated a mask mandate for all indoor public locations in Erie County. All staff and anyone age 2 or older who can medically tolerate a face covering will be required to wear one. The policy will be reevaluated in three weeks, on Monday, Dec. 13, to […]

Lancaster’s goalie makes history as All-Bee Girls’ top player



On the heels of a historic Class AA sectional championship, Lady Legends goalkeeper Shealyn Vanderbosch has made All-Bee history herself with her selection as the 2021 All-Bee Player of the Year for girls soccer. Since Player of the Year honors were added to the All-Bee Soccer awards in 2015, no goalie has been named Player of the Year for either […]

Cross-country squads fare well at states

Clarence’s cross-country program experienced a great day of racing in Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class A Championships at Chenango Valley State Park. Though both teams experienced different weather conditions during their respective races, every Red Devil athlete gave their best efforts in leaving it all on the course. The boys’ team went into the meet […]

Field hockey run ends in state semifinal



Efficiency on penalty corner chances helped propel Section XI’s Northport field hockey team to a 5-0 win over Clarence in Saturday’s Class A state semifinal. Northport, spoiling the Lady Red Devils’ debut at the state level of postseason play, went on to claim the state championship via its 1-0 win over Section II’s Shenendehowa in Sunday’s title game. Both contests […]

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lancaster’s Taylor tabbed All-Bee Coach of the Year

Lady Legends alum helps guide program to first sectional championship



For three of her four years as head coach of the Lancaster girls soccer team, Julie Taylor watched her Lady Legends lose to Clarence’s dynastic grasp on the Class AA girls soccer sectional title. Until this year, that is. Taylor’s squad was able to dethrone the Lady Red Devils, ending Clarence’s eight-year winning streak and making program history by bringing […]

First Team honorees exemplify leadership

All-Bee — Girls Soccer


If there is one word that continuously comes up to describe the 2021 All-Bee Girls Soccer First Team, it’s “leadership.” The squad boasts a plethora of almost entirely senior talent that has been tried and proven over several years of combined varsity experience. While not all of the team’s honorees are seniors, all of the players have stood out and […]

Trio of state qualifiers help gymnastics team win Section VI title



In the weeks leading up to the Section VI Girls Gymnastics championship meet at Williamsville South, Clarence coach Mike Prelewicz had multiple chats with his athletes about needing their help to update the program’s banner in the school’s gym. Those challenges served as all the inspiration the Lady Red Devils would need Nov. 5 to take the team title for […]

2021-11-17 E-Edition

Akron man charged with felonies after Nov. 10 chase, search

Erie County Sheriffs deputies took 50-year-old David E. Cottom Sr. of Akron into custody Nov. 10, following a chase and search. Cottom was named a person of interest after a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle on Main Street in Clarence. The operator fled the scene when deputies attempted a traffic stop, after […]

Clarence observes Veterans Day



The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is significant. As the day and time that World War I finally ended, it became Armistice Day in many nations and Veterans Day in the USA. Here in Clarence, Veterans Day 2021 was a busy affair, with two ceremonies honoring those who served and a flag retirement ceremony held […]