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First-ever spring Bullhead Contest set for April 1-2
Sat, Mar 26th 2011 05:00 am
OutdoorsNiagara.com and Feather and Fur Bait Shop of Wilson have announced the spring 2011 Bullhead Contest, to take place Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, in Niagara County waterways.
People in Sports: Patti and Mackenzie Lank of Lewiston
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 04:00 pm
Patti and Mackenzie Lank of Lewiston won the USA Women's Nationals Curling Championships and are off to the World Championships in Denmark March 18-27.
Women-only softball league forming
Mon, Mar 14th 2011 01:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter Youth Sports and Recreation is planning a "women-only" softball league in Niagara County this year and is now looking for formed teams or individual players interested in participating.
Ransomville Speedway: Sponsorship renewals continue at Big R
Mon, Mar 14th 2011 01:00 pm
The 2011 season is just weeks away at Ransomville Speedway as May 6 will mark the 54th year of operation at the Big R, located along Lake Ontario in the small hamlet of Ransomville. Coming off their best season ever the management of Ransomville Speedway is busy putting the finishing touches on what they hope will top the successes of a year ago.
Patriots Cup
Sat, Mar 12th 2011 06:25 am
Stephanie Frazier, a third-grader at Lewiston-Porter, recently competed for the Gleason's Gymnastics Niagara Frontier level 5 team in the Patriots Cup meet held in Williamsville.
Buffalo Stars announce tryouts
Sat, Mar 12th 2011 06:00 am
The Buffalo Stars Junior B program will conduct a series of open scrimmage tryouts in April in order to select players for their 2011-12 Season Junior B teams.
Lewiston gymnast shines in Orlando
Sat, Mar 12th 2011 06:00 am
Level 9 and 10 gymnasts from Gleason's School of Gymnastics traveled to Orlando, Fla., last month to compete in the Presidential Classic. The meet was held Feb. 19 and 20 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and was hosted by Twisters Gymnastics from Boca Raton, Fla. More than 1,700 gymnasts of various levels competed from all over the country.
Local gymnasts earn praise
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 03:30 pm
Gleason's Gymnastics' Niagara Frontier Level Five Team recently participated in the Patriots Cup in Williamsville.
Play ball!
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 03:30 pm
Town of Wheatfield men's Friday night slow pitch softball currently has openings for four teams in the "A" division and two teams in the "B" division.
Sign up for baseball, softball
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 03:30 pm
Registration for the Town of Niagara's summer baseball and softball program will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 16 and 23, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 19 and 26, at the Town of Niagara Community Center.
Big R's momentum for 2011 continues
Sat, Mar 5th 2011 01:00 pm
Ransomville Speedway's 2011 rules and membership meeting was seen by speedway organizers as a tremendous success as a total of 102 drivers registered to compete this season.
Lancers take four to state wrestling tourney
Sat, Mar 5th 2011 12:55 pm
For the first time in Lewiston-Porter High School history, four students advanced to the New York State Public High School Sports Association Wrestling Championships at Times Union Center in Albany. Following an 18-3 overall season - a successful run for the team - Ryan Kromer, Dan Reagan, Joe Hill and Bashar Srouji represented Lew-Port at the Section VI wrestling tournament last weekend.
'State of Lake Ontario' meetings set
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 06:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced three public meetings during March to discuss Lake Ontario fisheries.
Learn to swim
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 06:00 pm
Falcon Aquatics is now accepting applications for its learn to swim program.
Village of Lewiston Recreation Department's March schedule
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 04:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department announces the following programs for March. All activities will be held at the Red Brick Municipal Building's recreation center/gymnasium at North Fourth and Onondaga streets.
Vikings finish season on positive note
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:00 pm
The Section VI playoffs brought out the best in the Grand Island boys basketball team as the Vikings won their first home game of the season with a dramatic late rally.
Gleason's 5 compete at Nickel City
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 04:00 pm
Gleason's Gymnastics' Niagara Frontier Level Five Team recently participated in the Nickel City Invitational Meet in Orchard Park.
NPSL registration
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 04:00 pm
House league early registration is now under way for the May 9 - July 28 season of Niagara Pioneer Soccer League.
Presti Karate to host 11th annual kids-only karate tournament, fundraiser
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 04:00 pm
On April 2, roughly 170 participants ages 6-18 ranging from white to the prestigious black belt will be competing for their chance to win in the Presti Karate Kid's Championships. This year's fundraising will benefit Child Advocacy, Community Missions and Kick Start Kids. Presti Karate has donated more than $49,000 over the years to such local children's programs.
Big R announces sponsorship renewals
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 04:00 pm
For the past several years Firth's Jewelers of Niagara Falls has been providing track champions of Ransomville Speedway with awards at the Big R's season ending banquet. Champion's watches engraved with "Ransomville Speedway Champion" and the year are awarded to the five titlists, while their significant others are recognized with a racer's bracelet. Miss Ransomville also receives a bracelet as a token of the speedway's appreciation.
Time to Dance welcomes special guest
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 12:00 pm
Time To Dance studio recently held a master class with professional dancer/choreographer Kim McSwain. She is a master teacher at several large dance convention companies and has worked with Michael Jackson and Pink.
Big R announces sponsorship renewals
Sat, Feb 12th 2011 01:50 pm
As plans continue for its May 6, season opener, Ransomville Speedway announced last week the renewing of sponsorship programs for 2011 with Budweiser, Labatt, Bobcat of Buffalo, and Modern Corporation.
Hey, Wheatfield! Three weeks left
Thu, Feb 10th 2011 05:00 pm
With Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of an early spring, Wheatfield Recreation Director Ed Sturgeon wants to remind everyone that there are only three weeks left until Feb. 26 to register for the 2011 baseball/softball season.
Falcons support Coaches vs. Cancer
Thu, Feb 10th 2011 05:00 pm
Last Friday's Niagara Frontier League boys basketball game between Niagara-Wheatfield and visiting Grand Island was also a fundraiser for Coaches vs. Cancer, an endeavor championed by Norm Stewart, former head coach of the University of Missouri's men's basketball program and a cancer survivor, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Time To Dance family night
Tue, Feb 8th 2011 03:45 pm
Time to Dance hosts a free "Family Fun Night" on Monday, Feb. 21. The event is open to anyone and everyone, and will be held at the dance studio, 5000 Saunders Settlement Road, bay 3, just past the corner of Military Road.
'About Boating Safely Course' set for Feb. 19
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 03:00 pm
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 reports that a public education "About Boating Safely Course" will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Lockport Elks Lodge, 6791 N. Canal Road in Lockport. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Spring youth basketball tourney at NU
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 03:00 pm
North American Youth Sports announced this week there are still openings for its annual spring youth basketball tournament, to be held March 25-27 at the Kiernan Center on the Niagara University campus.
Ransomville Speedway: Lowe, Sam, Phillips take wins in Hangover 150
Sat, Feb 5th 2011 01:00 pm
A total of 147 cars filled the pit area at Ransomville Speedway last Saturday afternoon for the 11th annual Hangover 150.
Junior Purple Eagles fundraiser
Fri, Feb 4th 2011 02:00 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles 12U baseball team will hold an adult fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Factory Outlet Blvd., in Niagara Falls.
Planning continues at Big R
Thu, Feb 3rd 2011 05:30 pm
The Ransomville Speedway office is a buzz of activity as the upcoming season plans continue to be made. Tana Robinson, public relations and marketing director, reports the schedule is nearly complete, while plans for the annual membership meeting and car show also are also in the works.
Snowmobiling approved for Canalway Trail
Thu, Feb 3rd 2011 05:00 pm
New state regulations have cleared the way for snowmobilers to use the Canalway Trail. The activity previously had been prohibited along the 280-mile trail that parallels most of the New York state canal system in upstate New York.
Gibas named NCCC Athlete of the Week
Thu, Feb 3rd 2011 05:00 pm
Wrestler Kyle Gibas has earned the Niagara County Community College Athlete of the Week honors for the week ending Jan. 30.
Blake chosen as Motocross Rider of the Year
Thu, Feb 3rd 2011 05:00 pm
Wheatfield resident Jake Blake has been involved with motocross dirt bike racing for just three years. However, on Jan. 22, the 16-year-old received the Western New York Motocross Association's Rider of the Year award at the group's annual banquet.
'The Doctors' tackle the Super Bowl
Wed, Feb 2nd 2011 12:00 pm
On Friday, Feb. 4, the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series "The Doctors" (check local listings) offers viewers a healthy companion to their Super Bowl experience with New York Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada and ESPN analyst/former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merril Hoge.
CBS, 'Hawaii 5-0' score big with AFC Championship football game
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 03:40 pm
CBS's post AFC championship game special broadcast of "Hawaii Five-0" delivers series highs in viewers and key demos.
'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2011' airs Friday, Feb. 4
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 10:00 am
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2011," an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote live for their top pick, hosted by Jim Nantz, lead play-by-play announcer of "The NFL on CBS," and co-host Lara Spencer, host of "The Insider," will be broadcast Friday, Feb. 4 (9 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni help support Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 04:00 pm
The Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY would like to thank Larry and Jayne Playfair for giving us the opportunity to sell the 50/50 raffle tickets at the World Junior Games at HSBC Arena on Dec. 26 and 31.
Lewiston Police on patrol at World Juniors
Sat, Jan 15th 2011 12:00 pm
HSBC Arena in Buffalo and Niagara University's Dwyer Ice Arena took center stage for hockey fans from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5 for the holding of the 2011 IBHF U20 World Juniors Hockey Championships.
Free throw competition set for Jan. 15
Fri, Jan 7th 2011 02:25 pm
The gymnasium at St. Stephen School is reserved for the local/Council 4752 championship, the first level of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, on Saturday, Jan. 15.
 


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