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Local Fitness Expert Creates New Training Program for U.S. Marines

East Aurora resident Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc., was contacted by trainers from the U.S. Marine Corp. base in Camp Lejune over the summer to consult on new training methods. After contributing with Noreen Kuhn on the Semper Fit presentation titled “Uncommon Training with Common Movements,” next came a week-long mentoring program that ran daily from 6 a.m. until the dead of the night. 

Class AA-Clarence vs. Rush Henrietta

In the Far West Regionals Class AA game this weekend Clarence takes on Rush-Henrietta from Section 5.

The Red Devils are coming off an amazing 31 to 28 win over Orchard Park in the Section 6 Class AA championship game. Stephen Hughes kicked a 37 yard game winning field goal on the last play of the game. Clarence coach Tom Goddard said his team got the weekend off but then got right back to business Monday at practice.

Rush-Henrietta is led by quarterback Ashton Broyld who ran for four touchdowns and threw for one in the Section 5 championship game against Irondequoit. Rush-Henrietta won the game 46 to 7. Broyld, a senior is listed at 6-feet-4 inches tall and 223 pounds will be a handful for Clarence.  

Clarence quarterback Zach Lauricella told Stu Boyar that the Royal-Comets offense is designed around their quarterback. "He can do it all. He can throw it and he can run it. He's an outstanding quarterback, a great player."

City Mission Puts Out Plea For Turkeys

BUFFALO, NY-- The people who run Buffalo's City Mission are making an urgent plea for help so they can serve up dinner for the poor this coming Thanksgiving.

The mission set a goal of collecting and serving 3,000 turkeys this season, but with just a few weeks to go, they're more than 2,300 short.

They explain why the number of turkeys they receive is so important.

"Right now we have a little bit over 700 turkeys that we have cooked and prepared to utilize a thousand we put into reserves for long winter months," says Aubrey Calhoun, City Mission spokesperson. "About 1,800 to 2,000 will actually go out through our community outreach program where churches in the inner city that have families that need turkeys will call the mission and then we are the distribute hub for that."

Akron's Ford Gum Adds a Major League Brand

Started by a couple of professional baseball players as a alternative to chewing tobacco, Big League Chew brand bubble gum quickly grew in popularity. The unique pouches of shredded bubble gum were manufactured in Mexico. Until now, that is.

Ford Gum Company of Akron, NY was founded in 1913 by Ford Mason. Now, perhaps, the nearly 100-year company has added it's most famous brand of all!

Watch Kevin interview one of the inventors of Big League Chew.



Top 5 High School Plays

Five teams won Section 6 championships at Ralph Wilson Stadium this week. They'll move onto the Far West Regionals next weekend. Here are the top 5 plays from this weekend's games at the Stadium.  

5) Late fourth quarter, Randolph is down two touchdowns to Silver Creek. The Cardinals John Morgante to Mason Burch for the 99 yard touchdown.  

For the entire game recap and highlights of the Silver Creek Randolph game click here.

4) Sweet Home's Ralph Neasman with a monster game against Williamsville South. Here he carries tacklers with him for extra yardage in the Panthers win.

For the entire game recap and highlights of the Sweet Home Williamsville South game click here.

Clarence, Alden, Fredonia Win Section VI Championships

Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium Clarence, Alden, and Fredonia won Section 6 Championships.

Class AA: Clarence 31- Orchard Park 28

In Class AA Clarence won in dramatic fashion as # 21 Stephen Hughes booted a  37 yard field goal as time expired to give the Red Devils a 31 to 28 win.

For extended highlights and the full story of the Clarence-Orchard Park game click here.

Class B: Alden 14 - Lackawanna 12

In Class B Alden beat Lackawanna 14-12 to win the Class B crown.  The win left coach Dick Diminuco "speechless."