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Hunters encouraged to apply early for deer management permits
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:35 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation reminds hunters to apply for deer management permits this week, ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline.
Mark Daul: Sounds of the house cricket
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
I have an interest in all things crickets. Ridiculous? Yes.

I had already formed a different story for the Sentinel in my head on Monday of this week, and it was (is) a good one. But, I poked my head outside the back door and all I could hear was the serenade of crickets.

Buffalo Sabres: 2014 training camp opens Sept. 18
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will open its training camp Thursday, Sept. 18, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public.
Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the next owners of the Buffalo Bills.
UB sports law expert Nellie Drew discusses her love of teaching, law and the Buffalo Bills
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
University at Buffalo Law School adjunct professor Nellie Drew is the utility player of sports law.
'The Fred Jackson Show' returns for third season on WBBZ-TV
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, welcomes Fred Jackson back to television Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. for season three of "The Fred Jackson Show.
Townsend aces field to win Grand Island Fun Center golf tourney
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
Kevin Townsend of North Tonawanda won the second annual Grand Island Fun Center Golf Tournament Aug. 24, taking home the $250 first prize.
Grier, Olczyk to serve as head coaches at CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Mike Grier, who played 15 years in the NHL, including two stints with the Buffalo Sabres, and Eddie Olczyk, the current lead analyst for the NHL on NBC/NBC Sports Network who played 16 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Sept. 25 in Buffalo.
NBC Sports Group surrounds week 1 of 2014 NFL season with 'NFL Kickoff 2014,' 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
In a season that will see NBC broadcast Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, NBC Sports Group surrounds the 2014 NFL season with robust multiplatform coverage across its portfolio of assets.
NWAA Wildcats win Lew-Port tourney
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Athletic Association Wildcats celebrated a win over the Wilson Jr. Lakeman, 17-0, at the annual Lew-Port Classic Tournament held Sunday, Aug. 24.
NU, Bonnies hoops contest this November
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:50 pm
The Niagara University men's basketball team will play the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at the First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo Saturday, Nov. 29, as part of the "Big 4 Classic" doubleheader with the University at Buffalo Bulls and Canisius Golden Griffins.
Roster unveiled for 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center, home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 11:30 am
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2014 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Oct. 3. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Mark Daul: Winning a summer trifecta
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:20 pm
Betting on horses can be a lot of fun and exciting, even though I spent most of my life rejecting the thought until recently.
NU volleyball team serves NC
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University women's volleyball team volunteered their time Thursday at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. The girls, joined by assistant volleyball coach Eric Buggs, helped with various tasks to get the school ready for its Sept. 4 opening.
Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarships awarded
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:00 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship committee has announced John Conti, Joseph Corio, Thomas Corrao, Joseph Dobmeier, Lucus Hurtt, Joseph Langer, Michael Laurendi and Jake Schoelles as the 2014 scholarship recipients.
Buffalo to host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 03:35 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER complex across from the arena.
Queen City Roller Girls qualify for Women's Flat Track Derby Association playoffs
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced Queen City Roller Girls qualified as the No. 2 seed for the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Aug. 22-24).
First-ever CanAm Challenge draws 92 boats
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
On July 26-27, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted the first-ever CanAm Challenge, a one-design and pursuit class event that emphasizes a friendly rivalry between the U.S. and Canada, with each country vying for bragging rights.
Variable ticket prices announced for 2014-15 Sabres season
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the variable ticket-pricing plan for all Sabres home games in the 2014-15 regular season.
Higgins sacks efforts to take Buffalo Bills away from loyal Western New York fans
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins stood up to play defense for Buffalo Bills fans this week. In remarks on the House Floor, he cited new ownership and blackout rules as threats that could take the team away from loyal, local fans.
New regatta comes to Youngstown
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club hosts the inaugural CanAm Challenge regatta this weekend on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 on Lake Ontario.
Second state record fish established for 2014
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced James VanArsdall of West Henrietta caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Irondequoit Bay (Lake Ontario) in Monroe County.
Record crowds attend Buffalo Sabres development camp
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres hosted nearly 15,000 fans at First Niagara Center this past week as the team held its annual summer development camp.
National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament arrives in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 01:15 pm
It's a ringer for the local economy: The National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament is expected to bring a few thousand visitors to Buffalo this week.
Paralympic champion visits Buffalo
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:40 pm
Paralympic sled hockey champion and Lancaster resident Adam Page will talk about his journey and what it's like to be a gold medal winner, Saturday, July 19, inside the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The free event begins at 1 p.m.
30th annual soccer tournament expected to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:15 am
The World Cup is heating up near its end, but for young athletes in Niagara County, the real soccer excitement is only just beginning.

This weekend marks the 30th annual Niagara Pioneer Soccer Tournament, billed as the county's largest and longest-running youth sporting event. It is hosted by the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League and held at Fort Niagara.

Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 24
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced registration is open for Street HockeyFest 2014. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled this year on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Cornerstone CFCU acquires naming rights for new ice arena in Lockport
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced a 12-year agreement with Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center Inc. for the naming rights to the new 93,500-square-foot facility under construction at 34 Chestnut St. Slated to open in September, the facility will be called Cornerstone CFCU Arena.
Mark Daul: 'Take me fishing'
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 07:00 am
I would like to praise all the organizations and businesses that sponsor kid's fishing contests, and have continued for years, realizing many children wouldn't get this opportunity to fish if it wasn't for these events.
NRAA fishing tourneys this summer
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Anglers Association has announced two upcoming fishing tournaments along the lower Niagara River.
New Zealand rugby team to play exhibition match at Niagara University
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The St. Peter's College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University.
Boating safety course in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 will offer "About Boating Safely" classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Officers Club of Fort Niagara.
Masters Field closer to completion
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:00 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association will hold "Friday Night Under the Lights" when the first night football game on the Ransom Road campus in Grand Island Vikings history takes place at new Gene Masters Field.
Buffalo Sabres statement on Rick Jeanneret
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 09:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres are deeply saddened to learn of Rick Jeanneret's cancer diagnosis. RJ has been a vital part of the Sabres family and the Buffalo community for 43 years, and this news undoubtedly weighs heavily on everyone who has had the privilege of listening to his broadcasts through the years.
Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner set for Oct. 16
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 12-member class of 2014, Thursday, Oct. 16, at its annual induction ceremony and dinner. The event will be held for the first time ever at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The cash bar reception begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. Proceeds from the dinner and the auction benefit the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame amateur sports development fund.

DEC announces proposed rule changes for new crossbow hunting law
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
With new state legislation authorizing the Department of Environmental Conservation to allow the taking of big game (deer and bear) or small game by the use of a crossbow at certain times and places in New York, DEC is now accepting public comment on proposed regulation changes so crossbows may be a legal implement for the fall 2014 hunting seasons.
Mark Daul: Eating whistle pigs? More on mute swans
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
I'm not talking about the whistle pigs we've all had at one time from the old "Page's Whistle Pig" on the six corners in Niagara Falls. Those pigs were good for you; that hot dog, slit down the middle, cheese laid neatly in, then wrapped in bacon, grilled, then placed neatly into a nice fresh bun - that all had to be good for you.
Erie County Fair to host 5K run/walk
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
The Erie County Fair 5K returns Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. This USTA certified 3.1-mile course is one of the flattest in Western New York. The starting and finish line are at the entrance of the grandstand. The race route takes participants through the Town and Village of Hamburg.
Fundraiser to aid boxer
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:35 am
Eleven-year-old Emily "Noodle" Cooper will represent Casal's Boxing Club at the National Golden Girls Boxing Championships July 7-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 


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