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Sabres Star Steve Ott on texting and driving: 'It Can Wait'
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 04:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott takes a moment away from signing autographs at the AT&T store in the Walden Galleria Mall to pose with Jackson, Grady and Kobee Decker. Ott was at the AT&T store to meet with fans and to assist the company in educating the community on the dangers of texting while driving.
Buffalo Junior Sabres organization releases details for 2014-15 season
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:45 am
The Buffalo Junior Sabres youth organization today announced details for the upcoming season, including team coaches, tryout dates and player fees. The organization also announced additions to its website, buffalojuniorsabres.com, which has been expanded and re-launched.
NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee to commence Super Bowl week with concert, fireworks display
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 09:35 am
Area football fans and visitors to New York and New Jersey will have a unique opportunity to welcome Super Bowl XLVIII to the region, as the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with Macy's, will produce the "Super Bowl Kickoff Spectacular," a free, ticketed event featuring performances by Daughtry and Goo Goo Dolls, with additional acts to be announced, and a first-class Macy's fireworks show.
More sponsors on board as Big R readies for 2014 season
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
With the colder, winter temperatures settling into the Western New York atmosphere, Ransomville Speedway continues to prepare for the 2014 season. The Niagara County-based half-mile speed plant will be releasing a monster 2014 schedule within the next few weeks and continues to sign valuable marketing partners that will only enhance Ransomville Speedway's popular Friday racing program.

Tim Hortons, Johnston's Restaurant, Pepsi and Gippster's Collision are officially back in the fold for the upcoming season.

K of C to hold FT contest
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:50 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. 18. Registration, as well as free throw practice, begins at 12:30 p.m. and closes at 1:30 p.m. Competition begins promptly at 1:30 p.m.
U.S. House Soccer program arrives in Wheatfield
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 04:20 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics has introduced an approved U.S. House Soccer development program in Wheatfield.
Sabres to sell 'Ott's Otters' to benefit Buffalo Zoo
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will sell a limited number of special edition stuffed otters, known as "Ott's Otters," with an autograph from Sabres forward Steve Ott. The stuffed otters, each one wearing an Ott jersey, come with a card autographed by the Sabres captain. All proceeds will directly benefit the Buffalo Zoo.
AMSOIL Championship Snocross Racing returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
AMSOIL Championship Snocross, powered by Ram - the world's premier professional snowmobile racing circuit - returns to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel for two days/nights of high-octane racing action Feb. 7 and 8, with the running of the Seneca Allegany Casino Air Force Snocross.
Big R announces return of sponsors for 2014
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway has announced the return of several sponsors for the 2014 season. With the 14th annual Hangover 150 in the books, Big R has set its sights on preparing for Friday, April 25, and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2.

Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities.

Sno-Chiefs set state snowmobile safety course
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 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 this month. Course dates are Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 20 and 21, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Times are 4:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
NU to honor Scaffidi with bobblehead day
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will recognize NU Hall of Famer Phil Scaffidi with a bobblehead day when the men's basketball team hosts Rider at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12. The first 1,200 fans in attendance will receive a Scaffidi bobblehead.
Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo: Additional speakers and activities announced
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held Jan. 24-26 inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., is providing attendees the opportunity to learn from the pros as Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, co-founders of Bass University, head two panel discussions throughout the weekend.
Buffalo Stars to expand footprint to Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Stars hockey organization will expand its footprint in the 2014-15 hockey season with the formation of the "Buffalo Stars North" or Niagara Falls Stars.

The Stars will form multiple organization house league teams in the squirt, peewee, bantam and midget levels. In addition, the Stars will offer a beginner/learn to skate hockey program.

Tonight's Jr. Sabres game postponed
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:40 am
Tonight's scheduled Buffalo Jr. Sabres home game vs. the Hamilton Red Wings at Northtown Center is postponed.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls kick off the 2014 season with a re-match of last year's championship
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off the 2014 season with a re-match of last year's championship between the Devil Dollies and the Nickel City Knockouts.
Cecconi tallies first USHL goal
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Last month marked a first for Lewiston's own Joseph Cecconi, pictured, as he tallied his first USHL goal.
Big R kicks off racing with 14th annual Hangover 150
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
A total of 91 entries were recorded for the 14th annual Hangover 150. The yearly event at the half-mile Western New York oval officially kicks off the racing season at the Big R.
Birding in winter? Great Lakes Seaway Trail offers avian diversity
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Winter along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway offers birdwatchers unique opportunities to espy feathered fliers along the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania.
Intense Milk launches 'Winter of Fun' ski resort discount program
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Intense Milk continues its "Winter of Fun" program this season by offering deep discounts at New York state ski resorts from Western New York to the Capital Region.
New Year's resolution: Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
Another year has passed us by and now a new one is here. We know one of the easiest things to break is a resolution we make and, silently, somehow, forget about it and, snap, it's broken and forgotten. Here is a resolution you should make and keep forever: "Take an elderly person fishing."
New York State Parks to celebrate new year with 'First Day Hikes'
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will sponsor 24 guided hikes in state parks and historic sites on New Year's Day as part of the third annual "First Day Hikes" program taking place across the nation.
DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir Park ice rinks are now open
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 11:25 am
The ice rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir Park are now officially open for public use.
DEC announces a temporary blackout period for sporting license sales and game harvest reporting
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that, beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, the public will not be able to purchase hunting, fishing or trapping licenses, or secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report their harvested game.
Janice Cavaretta becomes first woman to receive Duffett Award
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Janice Cavaretta was named as the 2013 recipient of the J. Michael Duffett Memorial Award, presented each year to the coach or administrator whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York "best exemplify the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike."
Bowl game gives UB a chance to shine before national audience
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo is heading to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 21, giving the university an opportunity to introduce a national audience to the institution's athletic, academic and research strengths.
HARBORCENTER announces team of the month contest
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the details of the HARBORCENTER team of the month contest.
Sabres to sell autographed holiday ornaments for charity
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will again provide fans a chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation with the return of their annual autographed ornament surprise.
New inductees into Lew-Port Athletic Hall of Fame
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
On Friday evening, the Lewiston-Porter School District Athletic Department held its annual induction of members into the Lewiston-Porter Athletic Hall of Fame.
'Went hunting all weekend. Gotta love the outdoors'
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:50 pm
Start 'em young and they will never forget. I have several grandsons and only two granddaughters. Of the grandsons, all are hunters or aspiring hunters, some are too young yet, and some just getting into learning.
Get set for snowmobiling
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course on Dec. 14, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
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.