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Grace Heidinger ’18 NYSPHSAA Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete

Grace Heidinger ’18 NYSPHSAA Honorable Mention Scholar-Athlete

March 19, 2018


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Grace Heidinger received Honorable Mention as Scholar-Athlete for Section VI of the  New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). "The athletic department nominated Grace for excellence in academics and her dedication and leadership on the bowling team," said Kacie Mills, assistan...

Bridget Conboy ’19 Named 2018 MMHSAA B Division First Team All Catholic

Bridget Conboy ’19 Named 2018 MMHSAA B Division First Team All Catholic

March 12, 2018


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Bridget Conboy '19, SEM basketball forward, was named to the 2018 Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association (MMHSAA) B Division First Team, All-Catholic. "Eva and I are thrilled that we were able to recognize Bridget for her hard work this past season. We really put the pressure on Bridget to become a leader ...

SEM Basketball Goes to All-Catholic Semifinals

SEM Basketball Goes to All-Catholic Semifinals

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018


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SEM basketball played in the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association semifinals February 25 at Villa Maria College. For the second year in a row SEM's opponent, Nardin Academy won 52 to 26. Due to injuries, SEM played the game and much of the season down three players. With only three girls...

Zoe Knauss ’19 Will Compete in Eastern US Ski Finals

Zoe Knauss ’19 Will Compete in Eastern US Ski Finals

February 26, 2018


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Junior Zoë Knauss qualified for the U19/U21 Eastern US Ski & Snowboard Finals at Gore Mountain March 22-25, 2018 after capturing podium finishes in both her races at the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) championships at Gore Mountain, February 24-25....

SEM Hosts Fencing Tournament Feb. 11

SEM Hosts Fencing Tournament Feb. 11

February 12, 2018


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SQUASHing the Competition at Nationals

SQUASHing the Competition at Nationals

Tess Rine, Contributor

February 12, 2018


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SEM has always been known for its intelligent young minds but perhaps SEM might now be known for producing #squashgoddesses, as the squash team sometimes calls themselves. In the past few years, SEM has done an exceptional job at bringing home national titles. SEM was the US High School Team Squash...

In a New Division, Squash is 5th at Nationals

In a New Division, Squash is 5th at Nationals

February 5, 2018


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SEM Squash won the Division IV Classic Plate draw at this year's US SQUASH High School National Championships in Philadelphia, February 2-4. SEM earned fifth place out of 16 teams in Division IV.  This was SEM's first year in Division IV where they were moved after winning Division V for the last three years in a...

Squash Goes to Nationals

Squash Goes to Nationals

January 16, 2018


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The squash team goes to Nationals February 2-4 in Philadelphia, PA. The team arrives as the three-time Division V US Squash national champion. Any Philadelphia based alumnae who want to cheer the team can contact Betsy Bloom '08, who played on SEM's first squash team in 2008 and now is assistant squa...

Recap of SEM’s Fall Sports

Molly Doyle, Contributor

November 27, 2017


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From the hours on the erg to the miles on the trail, Buffalo Seminary's eight fall sports all had memorable seasons. When the season ended SEM had sent swimming, soccer and cross country to the All-Catholics! Sailing tied for first in the Western New York Regatta Fall Invite. Crew, Field Hockey and Golf...

Class of 2017 Red-Tailed Hawks Are Now…

Class of 2017 Red-Tailed Hawks Are Now…

Cara DeRose, Contributor

November 20, 2017


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The girls of the Class of 2017 went to colleges and universities from the Buffalo region to California, from Boston to Canada to Florida and along with pursuing academics, many have met the challenge of becoming a student-athlete or a student-coach. On the water, on courses or on courts, former SEM students...

Zoe Knauss Breaks SEM Record at XC Championship

Steve Mikos, Cross Country Coach

November 20, 2017


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What a way to end the season! Zoe gave her all November 18! She ran a seasonal best time at Wappinger Falls, NY on the most difficult course she faced all season, breaking her own school record at the New York Federation Cross Country Championships and finishing 142nd out the nearly 300 entra...

XC Fights Through Mud and Rain at the All-Catholics

XC Fights Through Mud and Rain at the All-Catholics

Steve Mikos, Cross Country Coach

November 6, 2017


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What a truly excellent performance turned in by our Buffalo Seminary Cross County team at the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association Championship on Sunday, Nov. 3. With the first and last 1/2 mile of East Aurora's Knox Farm State Park course pretty much underwater, two delays for lightning and ...

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