Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on December 28, 2018
Football Phenom Ray Leach has been named the region’s Football Player of the Year by the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
The Batavia High senior has set several records for Section Five including most yards rushing, most touchdowns and most points scored in the single season.
Teammates Josh Barber and Ethan Biscaro were also named to the first team.
Longtime Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams will play his final NFL game on Sunday.
The team says the 35-year-old will retire after the regular-season finale against Miami.
Williams has spent his entire 13-year career with the Bills and is a five-time Pro Bowl selection.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is reporting a sharp rise in flu cases across the state. The governor says the number of cases of reported influenza rose by 72-percent over the past week in 58 out of 62 counties. Cuomo is urging everyone six months of age and older to consider getting a flu shot. Officials say the prevalent strain of influenza this year is one of the strains in this year’s vaccination.
The Championships of the Batavia Lion’s Club Pete Arras Memorial Tournament are taking place tonight.
Tip off for the 37th Annual Tournament Championship is scheduled for 7 tonight at GCC.
The small school Championship match is between Elba and Oakfield-Alabama.
Then at 8:30, scheduled time, the Blue Devils of Batavia go head to head against the Blue Devils of Attica in the large school division.
Bob Brown calls both games tonight on WBTA FM and AM and WBTAi-dot-com.