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Sabres, AT&T encourage students never to text while driving
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:15 am
AT&T is teaming up with the Buffalo Sabres to offer Western New York high school students the chance to win the Sabres experience of a lifetime - and save lives, too.
Buffalo Stars host annual food drive
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:15 am
The Buffalo Stars month-long food drive for the benefit of the Food Bank of WNY is now underway. If you see a Buffalo Stars Player in your neighborhood, he or she is collecting nonperishable food items, which will be donated.
Holiday Valley Resort opens for 2013-14 season
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:15 pm
The cold and snowy November weather, combined with Holiday Valley's powerhouse snowmaking system, will allow the resort to open for the 2013-14 winter season Friday.
Kissing Bridge opens Wednesday
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:15 pm
Kissing Bridge will officially open for its 53rd season of skiing and snowboarding at noon on Wednesday. Winter conditions have allowed KB to make plenty of snow, allowing the resort to open one full month ahead of last year's opening day.
Mark Daul: A neat email from friend Bob Reese
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Bob Reese is a comical guy who I have known from back in the '80s. He always has something funny to say, such as the day he saw me in shorts and said, "Hmm, chicken legs, I think I'll have chicken tonight, you just reminded me of them."
Buffalo Junior Sabres youth hockey organization now accepting coaching applications
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Junior Sabres youth hockey organization has announced it has begun accepting coaching applications for the 2014-15 season. Individuals interested in coaching the 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u, 16u or 18u teams next season are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Niagara University men's club rugby claims first state championship
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:50 pm
The feeling was all too familiar to Niagara University junior Dennis Virtuoso. The heretofore-suppressed memory of losing a heartbreaker to Colgate University in last year's Division II club rugby playoffs had returned, dictated by the circumstances.
Niagara University women's lacrosse team gives back to community with 'Pink Out' game
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 04:50 pm
The Purple Eagles are heading to battle breast cancer in their first "Pink Out" game.

Niagara University's Division I women's lacrosse team will raise money at its game against Detroit Mercy.

Town of Lewiston announces rink rental info, recreation hiring
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston Recreation Department reports it is now taking applications for rentals at the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for December and January of this winter. "Days available are very limited. Rentals can be used for any type of party or approved ice activity, including birthday parties," said Mike Dashineau, town parks and recreation director.
Sabres hire LaFontaine as president of hockey operations, Nolan as interim head coach
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula today announced Pat LaFontaine has been hired to serve as president of hockey operations for the team. Pegula also announced Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston have been relieved of their respective duties. Ted Nolan has been hired as the team's interim head coach and the Sabres have retained the remainder of the coaching staff.
Buffalo Sabres fire Reiger, Rolston; LaFontaine, Nolan return
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 11:50 am
At a press conference this morning at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula announced general manager Darcy Reiger and coach Ron Rolston have been fired. Former Sabres star Pat LaFontaine has been brought on as president of hockey operations. He, in turn, has brought back former coach Ted Nolan to serve as interim coach.
New scholarship established at Niagara University in honor of Father Levesque
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:35 pm
Niagara University announced today a new endowed scholarship in recognition of former president Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., and his lasting, positive impact on the school.
Big R honors 2013 champions, specialty award winners
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:30 pm
More than 240 guests gathered last Friday, Nov. 1, to celebrate the accomplishments of many. More than 60 Ransomville Speedway members received point fund monies and sponsor bonus awards totaling more than $25,000.
Buffalo Junior Sabres 12U Quebec tournament roster announced
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the roster for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U hockey team that will compete at the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 12-23, 2014, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec.

The team, created specifically to participate in the annual 11-day tournament held each February in Quebec City, is comprised of players who reside in the Western New York and Central New York regions.

The tournament, commonly referred to as the "Pee-Wee World Championship," is the oldest and most prestigious youth hockey tournament in the world.

Adrenaline rush of snocross returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel for a second year
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
The thrills, twists, turns and high speeds in the snow return to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Feb. 7 and 8, 2014, with AMSOIL Championship Snocross powered by Ram Truck. The region's newest winter tradition promises to provide fun for the whole family during a two-day, nationally televised event that, last year, saw tens of thousands of fans descend upon the foot of the Allegheny Mountains for nonstop, heart-pumping, action-packed races with the world's best snowmobile athletes.
Niagara wins easily, but weaknesses are exposed in final tune-up game
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 05:50 pm
Although Friday night's game against the Bengals of Buffalo State did end in a lopsided 96-71 win for the Niagara University men's basketball team, there proved to be some minor glitches the Purple Eagles need to work out before they tip-off the regular season this Saturday, Nov. 9, against Seton Hall.
Niagara University Danceline hosts annual clinic
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 05:25 pm
The Niagara University Danceline will sponsoring its fourth annual dance clinic for girls ages 6 to 14 on Sunday, Dec. 8, at NU.
LPD-LP teachers flag football game to help needy
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 08:55 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announces it will play Lewiston-Porter School District teachers in a flag football game Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., under the lights at the Lew-Port football field behind the high school.
Grand Island Central School District: Masters Field goes out with win
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 05:30 pm
Grand Island High School alumni from the 1960s to the present took the field one last time at their alma mater Saturday.
NBC Olympics website re-launches today - 100 days from start of Sochi Winter Games
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 03:10 pm
NBCOlympics.com, America's premier Olympic digital destination, re-launches today, 100 days from the start of the Sochi Winter Games, which begin Feb. 6, 2014. The site will serve as the pre-eminent destination for Olympic content and the exclusive home of Olympic video coverage, featuring, for the first time, live streaming coverage of all Winter Games competition, plus event rewinds and extensive video highlights.
2nd annual Michelle's Memorial 5K is Nov. 16
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 07:00 am
"Michelle's Memorial 5K," a fundraiser for The Michelle A. Bewley Scholarship Fund, will take place Saturday, Nov. 16. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. registration) at the Middleport Firehall, 28 Main St., and continues along the Erie Canal before returning.
Fishing with 'Big Joe'
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
When sitting in the coffee shop one Friday morning, I got a cell phone call from "Big Joe" asking if I wanted to go fishing the river that morning. After a "quick think," my wife said, "Go, get going; you don't need to do anything today." She was right; the only thing I needed to do was to go fishing. I'm always happy to go when Big Joe calls, I've known him all his life, and he turned out to be a darned good fisherman.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Buffalo slated for Oct. 28
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will again take part in the NHL Hockey Fights Cancer program during the team's home game, presented by ECMC, on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m., against the Dallas Stars. As part of an NHL-wide initiative to raise money and awareness for cancer research, the Sabres will be hosting events throughout the night with the help of local cancer patients and their charitable organizations.
Holy Ghost team wins league championship
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:00 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran School recently won the Lutheran soccer league championship. The team defeated St. Peter's of Lewiston in the championship game.
Hockey programming plans announced for HARBORcenter
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 03:30 pm
HARBORcenter President John Koelmel made several announcements regarding hockey programming at HARBORcenter, including the hiring of Kevyn Adams as vice president and director of the HARBORcenter Academy of Hockey, a premier hockey training and development program at the complex.
NBCUniversal celebrates 100-day countdown to 2014 Olympic Winter Games with 20-channel promotional 'Roadblock'
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 07:00 am
NBC Olympics and the networks of NBCUniversal will celebrate 100 days from the start of the upcoming Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Oct. 29, by introducing a new phase of their multiplatform marketing initiative, highlighted by a 20-channel promotional "Roadblock" in the 8 p.m. ET/PT hour.
Second annual RTB tournament to be held at Wilson middle and high schools
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 07:00 am
The second annual RTB basketball tournament will be held at the Wilson School Gymnasium on Sunday, Oct. 27, beginning at 1 p.m. RTB stands for "Reason to Believe ... in each other." Two Episcopal churches, St. John's in Wilson and St. Andrew's in Burt, are co-sponsoring this event to benefit Niagara Hospice programs for children and youth.
50 years of Masters Field
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 06:20 pm
A celebration of 50 years at Gene Masters Field will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11:30 a.m. before the 1 p.m. Grand Island Vikings home football game vs. Williamsville North.
Goal oriented
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 05:30 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's soccer team has one Niagara Frontier League game left before heading into the sectionals.
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner is Oct. 30
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 03:25 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 13-member class Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the annual awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Dominique Wilkins, 'Human Highlight Reel,' targets diabetes in Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:55 pm
Dominique Wilkins provided guests at the Niagara Falls Culinary Center with diabetes education and prevention tips.
'Scout Expo Night' in Lewiston
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:15 pm
The Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts will co-host a "Scout Night Expo" for youth of nearly every age on Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., in the Lewiston-Porter Middle School cafeteria on Creek Road.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon raises more than $100,000 with record turnout
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
Into every life a little rain must fall, but for more than 1,400 runners who turned out for the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, that is an understatement.
Robitaille to retire from Sabres broadcast following 2013-14 season
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced veteran broadcaster Mike Robitaille, who has been a mainstay on Sabres broadcasts for more than three decades, will retire following the 2013-14 season. The team also announced the addition of former Sabres winger Brad May to the Sabres broadcast team, beginning this season, as an analyst and commentator.
WBBZ-TV to air Bills-Browns game
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, is reminding Western New York his station will carry the exclusive on-air telecast of the NFL Network game between the Buffalo Bills and the Cleveland Browns at First Energy Stadium on Thursday.
NU challenging students, alumni, public to B.A.S.I.C. competition
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 01:40 pm
It may not yet be a "Tough Mudder" or even a "Spartan Race," but an upcoming physical challenge at Niagara University is anything but basic.
Buffalo Sabres name Vanek, Ott team captains
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 02:35 pm
Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston today announced he has named forwards Thomas Vanek and Steve Ott team captains.
NBC Sports Group's coverage of NHL regular season begins Tuesday, Oct. 1
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Coming off the most-watched Stanley Cup Final on record, NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2013-14 NHL regular season with three games in three days, beginning with a matchup between the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. on NBCSN.
NBCSN to launch NHL programs 'NHL Rivals' and 'NHL Top' 10 for 2013-14 season
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
NBCSN will launch a pair of new programs - "NHL Rivals" and "NHL Top 10" - on Tuesday, Oct. 9, expanding NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage with programming focused on hockey's historic rivalries and some of the game's most-debated topics.
Mark Daul: A fishing column for non-fishing people!
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Non-fisher people are invited to read this column about our late-summer, early-fall fishing in the area.
 


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