As 2014 tipped off, we thought it would be an interesting idea to take a look back at the year gone by in high school sports via our Twitter account.
That was, until we realized that we tweeted about 10,000 times this past calendar year.
So we had to cut things down, settling on a highlight review of the fall season, starting with some notable late regular-season football games in October.
Since I tweet from every event I cover, and also pass along news of other major happenings, that means that a review of tweets is part headline archive, part highlight show, each of them in one or two sentences.
And when you tweet thousands of times, the important stuff tends to be in ALL CAPS. I think Williamsville North football’s run to the state final was responsible for most of those.
Here’s a tweet-by-tweet review of the best of the 2013 fall sports season.
Oct. 12: 65-YARD PUNT RETURN TOUCHDOWN PRESTON SUMMERS of CHEEKTOWAGA!!! :20 left. 12-8 Cheek!!! #BURGvCHK
Oct. 19: TOUCHDOWN ORCHARD PARK 65 YARDS Goltz to Murphy! WHOAAA! 3:33. 34-34. Timeout before kick #JAMvOP
Oct. 19: TOUCHDOWN JAMESTOWN! Sisson 6yd run. Sisson-to-Park PAT pass. Jamestown 42-35. 2:55 left! #JAMvOP
Oct. 19: TOUCHDOWN ORCHARD PARK!!! Walker 2yd run. 27.8 left. 42-41 Jamestown. Timeout before PAT! #JAMvOP
Oct. 19: Orchard Park is GOING FOR IT w/27.8 left. Down 42-41 to Jamestown. Goodness gracious. #JAMvOP
Oct. 19: 2-point conversion is NO GOOD. Goltz stopped SHORT on run. JAMESTOWN UP, 42-41. 27.8 left #JAMvOP
Oct. 19: FINAL: JAMESTOWN 42, ORCHARD PARK 41. Awesome, awesome game. #JAMvOP
Oct. 26: “Whoa” alert at All High. North up on South Park & driving late second half. MT @TML1000: Majewski-Hughes 31yd TD 3:57 in half #preptalklive
Oct. 26: I said WHOA. RT @TML1000: TOUCHDOWN North...29 yd run untouched up middle. XPT good. 14-0 North 2:50 left. Wow. #preptalklive
Oct. 26: HUGE WIN FOR WILL NORTH. Upsets South Park, 21-0. Score is final according to my best new tweeter bud @jlol48042 of #SpartanNation
Nov. 1: RT @HomeBaseBuffalo: #preptalklive #OPvFRO Frontier going to The Ralph for first time since 1984
Nov. 1: WOWWWWW! WILL NORTH is headed to THE RALPH. SHome/WSE tomorrow in other semi. RT @storyteller716: 14-7 Will North Wins #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 2: FINAL: Canisius 21, St. Joe’s 0. Canisius WINS SECOND STRAIGHT MMA regular season CHAMPIONSHIP. #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 8: FINAL in D CHAMPIONSHIP: Randolph 35, Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake 12. State No. 1 looks it.
Nov. 8: Sweet Home kicks off, right to left on your smartphone/dustydesktop/kid’s tablet.
Nov. 8: HELLO. TOUCHDOWN Will North. Majewski-to-Hughes for 48 yds. Whoa. Will North, 7-0. 7:51 1Q.
Nov. 8: HELLO (again). INTERCEPTION Will North’s Derick Isler, WN takes over at SH 31. 6:08 1Q. WN 7-0.
Nov. 8: END 1Q & a STUNning score: Williamsville North 14, Sweet Home 0. SH 4th&1 at WN 49.
Nov. 8: HALFTIME and many are still stunned: Williamsville North 21, Sweet Home 0. Just flat-out beating SH. #PrepTalkLive http://t.co/QEVMiYQetM
Nov. 8: RT @Jason Cretacci: first tweet from A final I’ve seen tonight is 21-0 lead for WN. Had to make sure it wasn’t a tweet from @fakeKeithMcSheaBN !
Nov. 8: Sweet Home’s won 69 straight vs. Section VI; run includes its 6 straight VI A titles + 2 state titles. #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 8: END 3Q & still a stunner: Williamsville North 21, Sweet Home 6. WN 1st&10 at own 43.
Nov. 8: IT IS A FINAL in A championship: WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH 21, Sweet Home 12. HUGE WIN for WILL NORTH.
Nov. 8: Fist-taps heart&points at #PrepTalkNation RT @TrendsBuffalo: Keith McShea, @keithmcsheabn is now trending in #Buffalo
Nov. 9: TJ HORNBERGER of Lake Shore is STATE CHAMPION in cross country. #preptalklive MT @NYSPHSAA: Class B: TJ Hornberger, Lake Shore 15:16.3.
Nov. 9: HOPE PIETROCARLO of Maple Grove a cross country STATE CHAMPION #PrepTalkLive MT @NYSPHSAA: Class D: Hope Pietrocarlo of #MapleGrove, 18:29.5
Nov. 9: FINAL in CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP: Cleveland Hill 22, Fredonia 13. Golden Eagles REPEAT in Class C.
Nov. 9: TOUCHDOWN ALDEN!! Stoldt-to-Richards. 19yds. Alden within TWO. 28-26. 1:32 left! Drama Kings. Jeesh. #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 9: Brian Stoldt keeper to right & is STOPPED at the 1-YARD-LINE. Depew, 28-26 w/1:32 left.
Nov. 9: FINAL in the Class B championship: DEPEW DETHRONES three-time champion ALDEN, 28-26. Our #PrepTalkLive blog: http://t.co/Z3GdEqYaoX
Nov. 9: FINAL in Section VI CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP: Jamestown 42, Frontier 7. First Section VI title since 2000. #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 15: FINAL in D Far West Regional: Randolph 49, V-Red Jacket 0. OVERWHELMing performance by Cards.
Nov. 15: TOUCHDOWN WILL NORTH!!! 18yds Majewski to Zac Kelly! WHOA. :43.4 left. Kick good. 23-20 NORTH!
Nov. 15: Or what they said. #PrepTalkLive RT @Willnorthsqual: TOUCHDOWN NORTH TOUCHDOWN NORTH TOUCHDOWN NORTH. North is now up 23-20
Nov. 15: FINAL in Class A Far West Regional: WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH 23, V-Eastridge 20. WOWWWWWWWWW.
Nov. 15: Williamsville North senior Derick Isler ran 27 times for 231 yards (!!!) and a touchdown in 23-20 win. #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 15: On final drive (11 plays, 81 yards), WN sr. QB Ryan Majewski (12-22, 142) converted THREE 3rd&7 passes. #PrepTalkLive http://t.co/hQwXKih1ku
Nov. 16: FINAL: Cleveland Hill 46, V-Wayland-Cohocton 20. CLEVE HILL to STATE SEMIS for FIRST TIME.
Nov. 16: FINAL: Depew 29, V-Geneva 9. FIRST STATE SEMIFINAL trip for DEPEW. Section VI 4-for-4 so far.
Nov. 16: FINAL: V-Aquinas 48, Jamestown 34. What a game, some great offense both sides.
Nov. 16: Jamestown sr QB Jake Sisson’s 3,170 passing yds this yr is NEW WNY RECORD (Chad Kelly 3,050, ‘11) #PrepTalkLive blog: http://t.co/UKN7FjqlgC
Nov. 16: Section VI’s 4-1 showing vs. V matches its best regional. Has happened four times, all in last six yrs. #PrepTalkLive http://t.co/UKN7FjqlgC
Nov. 17: HOLLAND GIRLS SOCCER STATE CHAMPIONS #PrepTalkLive RT @sectionvgsoccer: Class C Champions Holland
Nov. 17: EDEN GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STATE CHAMPIONS. #veryfamiliarpose #PrepTalkLive RT @Marigolds90: 2013 Class C champions
Nov. 21: FINAL in MONSIGNOR MARTIN CHAMPIONSHIP: CANISIUS 41, St. Joe’s 7. Canisius’ 2nd straight title.
Nov. 21: MT @hsjrphoto: #PrepTalkLive @QOllison 5 TDs & 240 yards on 20 carries pic.
Nov. 22: FINAL in D state semifinal: RANDOLPH 35, IV-Tioga 6. Cardinals back to Dome to defend state title.
Nov. 22: FINAL in A state semi: WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH 27, IV-Union-Endicott 14. NORTH GOES TO THE DOME(!!!).
Nov. 23: FINAL in C state semifinal: IV-Chenango Forks 22, Cleveland Hill 0.
Nov. 23: Clarence’s Dina Rommel wins two events & another on relay to win top swimmer award at state swim meet.
Nov. 23: FINAL in #NYSPHSAA Class B semifinal: IV-Maine-Endwell 35, Depew 13.
Nov. 29: Randolph’s Chris Doubek has broken the WNY single-season rushing record of 2,447 (Dustin Bowser, Southwestern, 2003). #PrepTalkLive
Nov. 29: FINAL in D STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: RANDOLPH 42, IX-Chester 13. 2nd straight title, 4th in 9 years.
Nov. 29: Randolph’s Chris Doubek (3 TDs, 26-273 rushing) owns new WNY single-season record of 2,536.
Nov. 29: FINAL in CLASS A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: II-Queensbury 36, Williamsville North 7. Great ride for North #PrepTalkLive
Dec. 7: In Saturday’s paper: @TheBuffaloNews Player of the Year is Jake Sisson of Jamestown.
Dec. 7: WOW. A TIE in final large school football poll. 5 votes each for @JHSRedRaiders & @CanisiusHSFB.
Dec. 7: The winner of the 2013 Connolly Cup is Jake Sisson of Jamestown. He is the 42nd winner of the award. #preptalklive
Dec. 7: DONTE WILLIAMS of TIMON ONE-HANDED JAM/FACIAL FROM RIGHT BASELINE. WHOA. HAPPY HOOPS SEASON TO ME! #PrepTalkLive
Dec. 12: Jeremiah Bill of Hamburg is the 2013 winner of the Trench Trophy, awarded to Western New York’s top senior lineman.
Dec. 19: Clarence girls swimming No. 1 in the final Power 10 of the fall.
There will be more, starting with Friday night’s basketball games and Saturday’s first hoops meeting of St. Joe’s and Canisius.
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