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Gleason's School of Gymnastics Level 4 wins team trophy
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Level 4 Niagara Team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics recently participated in the fifth annual Jacquie Hirsch Memorial Girls Buffalo Challenge, winning the first place team trophy with 189.25 cumulative points.
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball: Raising awareness and funds
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Varsity and JV girls' basketball teams held a fundraiser basketball game on Jan. 25 to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The girls sold donation cards, wristbands and collected donations and raised a total of $1,600.
Big R: Johnson, Chrysler to team up for 2013 season
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 09:15 am
Current Ransomville Speedway competitor Randy Chrysler has announced that he will field a DIRTcar 358 Modified ride for DIRTcar superstar Danny Johnson at Ransomville Speedway for the 2013 season.
Registration under way for Presti Kids-only Tourney
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 09:15 am
Presti Karate Centers is now taking registration for its 13th annual Kids-only Karate Tournament, set for Saturday, March 23, at Niagara Catholic High School.
Niagara Pioneer Soccer League registration approaches
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 07:00 am
Registration for the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League 2013 house league season is approaching.
Ice fishermen: Relax, don't push your luck
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
OK, let me tell you a little story.

Ice fishing is a great sport, fun, and a real challenge sometimes.

Learn about snowmobile safety
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York state snowmobile safety course on Jan. 21 and 22 at the firehall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. This course is open to anyone age 10 and above.
Ransomville Speedway: 2013 sponsorship agreements moving at Big R
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:25 pm
The Ransomville Speedway 2013 season officially kicked off on Jan. 1 with the 13th annual Hangover 150. A great crowd was on hand to scratch that racing itch despite very chilly temperatures. With the event officially in the record books, the focus has turned to the upcoming regular season, which is tentatively set to kick off in late April.
E-15 gasoline is making news now
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:30 pm
In November 2011, this column wrote about the effects of E-10 gasoline in your boat, your automobile, lawn mower and farm equipment. Most of us have been lucky, especially those using the new fuel additives/stabilizers such as K-9, which is made right here on Balmer Road.
Oursler breaks 1,000-point mark in win
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
Cassie Oursler scored the 1,000th point of her Grand Island Vikings basketball career Jan. 4 in Niagara Falls.
Mark Daul: Don't make promises you can't keep
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:45 pm
New Year's resolutions for many people are hardly ever given a second thought as to how hard they are to keep. You might resolve to yourself, "I'm going to eat healthy and wise this year," or, "I'm going to walk, run, exercise, and get in the outdoors more."
New divisional sponsors at Big R
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:40 pm
As we enter into a new season of racing just five short months from now, attendees at Ransomville Speedway will see a change within the Sportsman and Fireball classes. This change comes within the names. Investor's Service Co. is the new official sponsor of the Sportsman division while FindItQuick.com is the official sponsor of the Fireball ranks.
Hickory Stick makes Golfweek's 'Casino Top 40'
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:40 pm
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course has announced that, in Golfweek magazine's just-released December issue, the Lewiston facility is listed as No. 25 among the "Casino Top 40 Golf Courses" in the U.S. Golfweek is considered one of the gold-standard publications in the golf industry.
Niagara Falls Country Club: Building on success
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
It may be the off-season for area golfers, but that doesn't mean the folks at the Niagara Falls Country Club have been quiet.
Christmas and the out-of-doors
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
With Christmas upon us for another year, we seem to forget what it is all about. Celebrated by billions of people around the world each year, it represents the birth of Christ. It also represents a time for giving and celebration.
State crossbow law expires Dec. 31
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
The provisions in the Environmental Conservation Law that allow the use of crossbows for big game hunting, as well as eliminate a permit requirement for hunters with physical disabilities to use special archery equipment during any big game or small game hunting season, will expire on Dec. 31, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens reminded hunters this week.
Niagara Falls Family YMCA to host free open house on New Year's Day
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Branch of YMCA Buffalo Niagara will hold a one-day open house from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2013. The branch is encouraging the public to stop in to get a tour of the facility and enjoy the many free programs going on throughout the day.
Dynamo team cap off season with silver medal at Bauer Classic Tournament
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 09:40 pm
The Dynamo Harrow Hockey Team capped off an exciting spring season by taking the silver metal in St. Catherines.
Niagara County deer seen fleeing to Canada
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Whitetail deer are pretty smart critters and seem to know just when hunting season begins; they make themselves scarce immediately. They seem to head for parks, cemeteries, anyplace that has posted signs up, or by fleeing the country.
Lew-Port to induct four into Athletic Hall of Fame
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Athletic Department is holding its Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, in conjunction with the eighth annual James Walker Basketball Tournament.
Winter activities announced for local state parks
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 03:05 pm
The Niagara Region of the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its winter 2013 programming, which starts with "First Day Hikes" on Jan. 1, 2013.
Live nativity and children's party celebrate Christmas at Hilbert College
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 07:00 am
A live nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 15th annual Christmas celebration. The event runs from 2 until 4 p.m. on Dec. 2, and will include a children's Christmas party - complete with a visit from Santa - following the nativity.
Buffalo Bills host American Red Cross Blood Drive at Ralph Wilson Stadium
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Buffalo Bills and the American Red Cross are again teaming up to host a community blood drive. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Ralph Wilson Stadium (Paul Maguire Club), One Bills Drive in Orchard Park.
Lew-Port JV hockey Lancers off to 2-0 start
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
Defending Western New York High School Club Hockey League Champion Lew-Port JV is off to a 2-0 start following victories last weekend over Starpoint and Depew.
Open recruitment for Queen City Roller Girls
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Queen City Roller Girls will hold tryouts for women ages 18 and over on Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rainbow Rink in North Tonawanda. Any skater who joins the league and passes assessments will be eligible for the 2013 QCRG Home Team Draft and to tryout for the Lake Effect Furies.
The squirrel represents different things to different people
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Whenever I hear the word "rodent," right away I think of mice and rats, but in the rodent "family" there are many different sizes and types of relatives.
Zarbo brothers make return
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:25 pm
Saturday, Nov. 3, the Clarkson University Golden Knights played the Canisius College Golden Griffins at Buffalo State College Sports Arena.
Purple Eagles make first NCAA tourney appearance
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 10:25 am
The Niagara University men's soccer program will take on the University of Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at the U-M Soccer Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich.
'Michelle's Memorial 5K' is Nov. 17
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 10:50 am
A new tradition will begin this month in Middleport.
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship season opener
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:10 pm
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from around the globe.
Sports clinic offered to veterans
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
Veterans, 55 years of age or older, can learn how to play shuffleboard, table tennis, checkers and dominoes at a sports clinic being held Wednesday, Nov. 14, at VA Western New York Healthcare System in Buffalo.
A fascinating animal found in Niagara County
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:45 pm
Did you ever hear of an animal that can pay for its own yearly maintenance, like veterinarians fees, room and board, and be a great pet at the same time?
Grand Island loses close match in Section VI finals to Hamburg
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:00 am
Only five points separated Grand Island and Hamburg in Tuesday's Section VI Class A girls volleyball finals, but the Bulldogs were able to turn the slim margin into a 3-1 victory.
Fishing with Don Supon
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Who is Don Supon? That's your first question, I'll bet.
Ransomville Speedway: Champions honored at 2012 Big R awards, dinner banquet
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:40 pm
A total of 222 guests and staff gathered last Friday night to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2012 stock car season at Ransomville Speedway. The top 15 in the Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks were honored in addition to the top five in Bobcat of Buffalo Fireballs and top three in Gippster's Collision 4 Bangers.
Vikings offense shut down in playoff loss
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Grand Island shut down the usually high-powered Sweet Home offense Saturday, but it was the Panthers' defense that won them a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Football Federation Class A championship.
Grnad Island native to race in NYC Marathon
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Island native LeighAnn Martinez is a Kessler Foundation employee who is sponsored to be one of 200 hundred disabled people to participate in the New York City Marathon.
A love affair with a fishing boat
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Boats are money pits. No doubt about that. The bigger the boat, the bigger the pit to throw money into, but they sure do bring a lot of fun and pleasure for singles and families. You can fall in love with boats and boating, quicker than you can say "Happiness."
Bring on Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:50 pm
Grand Island left no doubt who they wanted to play for the right to advance to the Section VI Class A Football Federation championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Tomcats division champs again
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats ended their regular season at the top of the heap Oct. 19 after shutting out Williamsville Navy 33-0, ending their regular season undefeated and as the Niagara Youth Football League division champs for the second year in a row.
 


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