Effort and energy evident in Griffs’ four-set loss

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor LEWISTON, N.Y. - - Thursday evening was the first of two times that the Canisius and Niagara volleyball teams would have in the legendary rivalry. Both teams carried a ton of energy into the game, but the Purple Eagles edged the Griffs in four sets: 25-22, 18-25, 28-26, 25-22. The crowd of 289 at the … [Read more...]

A great man gone too soon

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor To some he was Sal Cat. Some others called him Mr. Catalano. Most importantly he was a husband, father and grandfather. Sal Catalano was someone you truly enjoyed being around. His sincerity was contagious. Sal, the grandfather of Erika Mackie, a senior on the Canisius softball team, passed away on … [Read more...]

Griffs prepare for Paul Short Invitational

By Sam Brouwere Senior Sports Reporter The Griffs’ cross country team will travel to Bethlehem, Pa. this weekend to compete in the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University. At the event last year, the men’s team finished in 21st place overall. Sophomore Donny Glavin had the second-best finish for the Griffs, finishing … [Read more...]

Freshman Leonard makes big impact for Griffs

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor After losing former captain Katlyn Tyler to graduation over the past offseason, the Canisius volleyball team looked to find a new outside hitter to fill the hole. Last year, Griffs head coach Lenika Vazquez recruited three freshmen to join the squad. Claire Leonard, a Bettendorf, Iowa native, was … [Read more...]

Improvements needed going into crucial part of season

By Nolan Hopkins Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s soccer team suffered two more conference losses against Monmouth and Siena this past Saturday and Wednesday. The Griffs found themselves in an early hole against Monmouth, as the Hawks netted a goal in the second minute of the game. They would go on to add another goal to the … [Read more...]

Griffs, Saints open MAAC schedule with draw

  By Marshall Haim Sports Editor MAAC Play Starts Up: On Wednesday the Canisius men’s soccer team began their 2017 portion of the conference schedule at home against Siena at the Demske Sports Complex. The Griffs were coming off a 5-1 loss against Binghamton, which snapped a program-best six-game win streak. Marco Trivellato … [Read more...]

Highlights from the first month of fall sports

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor As the first full month of the fall athletic calendar comes to a close, there have been many highlights for Canisius Athletics. Some have earned accolades from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, while some player’s performances have aided their respective team to be ranked high nationally in … [Read more...]

Optimism high for rowers after impressive scrimmage

By Mike Pesarchick Sports Reporter The Canisius women’s rowing team could not have asked for a better morning as their fall season kicked off last Saturday with a scrimmage against the University at Buffalo and D’Youville crew teams. Smooth waters and warm temperatures greeted the Griffs’ three varsity teams for their first taste of … [Read more...]

Senior skip year

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor “Senior year’s a big deal,” said Canisius freshman Tamia Bowden, “but I decided to come here because I like it here better than Kentucky.” The Lexington native graduated a year early from Lafayette High School so that she could come play for the Griffs. At the end of her junior year, she had the … [Read more...]

Wagner gets the call to the bigs

  By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Major League Baseball. The level all kids that are exposed to the game of baseball aspire to reach. Some wish to play while others hope to be in the broadcast booth. For Ben Wagner this past week, that wish was granted. Wagner, the play-by-play announcer for the Buffalo Bisons and Canisius … [Read more...]

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