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Labatt Blue Pond Hockey Tourney returns in February
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 02:00 pm
Labatt Blue USA has announced details for the fifth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament.

Taking place Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 and 12, the tournament will feature night pond hockey under the lights on Lake Erie at downtown Buffalo's Erie Basin Marina. The evening play takes advantage of the colder temperatures and will allow more teams to play.
Jacobs to compete in Queen of Diamonds
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 09:15 am
Nicolette Jacobs, a sophomore from Niagara-Wheatfield High School, has been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds North at Kent State University on Jan. 7 and 8, 2012. Currently in its 18th season, the QDSN is part of the Queen of Diamond's Showcase events, which are the largest fastpitch softball showcases of their kind in the U.S.

This event continues to attract athletes from more than 30 states and two Canadian provinces. Its sister showcase, the Queen of Diamonds South, is in its fifth season. Each of these events has more than 2,400 applicants from which only 264 athletes are selected as participants.

Sno-chiefs to hold snowmobile safety course
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 07:00 am
Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will be offering a New York state snowmobile safety course, Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn. Course time is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is available to children ages 10 and up. Parents are required to accompany the child at registration to sign the state required permission slip and provide a signed note for their child to take the course. Parents are also encouraged to attend the course with their child.

Students are advised to bring a pencil and/or pen and a snack. Soft drinks will be provided courtesy of Shawnee Sno-Chiefs.

Ransomville Speedway: Big R announces purse increases
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 05:40 pm
With the ink barely dry on the 2011 season, the management of Ransomville Speedway has immediately turned its focus on the 2012 year. The successes of both 2010 and 2011 with solid car counts and a great fan base has prompted a purse increase in the Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman, and Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks.

"In light of the recent successful seasons, we feel it's time to help out the drivers with their costs by increasing the purse in our three weekly divisions," commented co-promoter Jamie Friesen. "The full 2012 purses will be released along with the Ransomville rules structure for next year by Dec. 5," continued Friesen. "I do not foresee any major changes."

For the 2012 season - the Mighty Taco Modified feature winner will now earn $1,500, an increase from $1,200 in 2011.

Hole-in-one at Hickory Stick
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:00 pm
The 2011 golf season may be just about over, but there's still news coming from the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club on Creek Road.
Motor racing fan club history celebrated at Salisa's
Thu, Nov 10th 2011 04:10 pm
Members of FOAR SCORE, the oldest race fan club in America, presented a plaque to Salisa's All American Diner in Wheatfield.
Teaming up to fight cancer
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 07:00 am
Sabres, ECMC, First Niagara join forces to purchase breast cancer prevention and education bus.
Lew-Port Travel Football sets fundraiser
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:05 pm
Lewiston-Porter Youth Travel Football will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser.
Presti names black belt recipients
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:00 pm
Presti Karate Centers hosted international black belt testing on Saturday, Oct. 8, conducted by an international board. Eight students were promoted to the rank of black belt or higher.

First-degree black belt recipients included: Lewiston's Robert Blakelock, 13; Rory McGuire, 13; and Jordan D'Angelo, 12; and Niagara Falls' Chris Smith, 15; Amanda Mrzygut, 16; Chris Drake, 13; and Philip D'Angelo, 15.

Carly Presti, 10, of Wilson ranked as the youngest-ever promoted to black belt. Presti has compiled more than five years of training.

Third-degree black belt recipients included Greg Bullock of Niagara-Wheatfield and Doug Boje of Pendleton.

Grand Island's season ends on high note with bowl championship win
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:00 pm
Grand Island put together its most dominating performance of the football season last Thursday to win the Chuck Funke Memorial Classic, 28-0 over Hamburg.
Get in the game
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 04:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation has announced its sponsorship of the following activities and programs for November. All take place at the Lewiston Red Brick Municipal Building gym, 145 N. Fourth St.

•A craft class utilizing sand art will be offered on Monday, Nov. 7, at 4 or 6 p.m. The class is for children age 5 and older. The cost for the class is free and all supplies are included. To register for this class, call 754-1990.

•Fleece pillowmaking workshop classes for children will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 4 or 6 p.m. The class is for children 5 and older. Participants will be tying knots. The class is free and all supplies are included. To register for this class, call 754-1990.

An education on E-10 gasoline additives: Solving phase separation with K100
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 02:55 pm
by Mark Daul
Outdoors in Niagara
On Oct. 8, I wrote an article on E-10 gasoline and cautioned about using it in your boat, motorcycle, car or whatever kind of gasoline-powered engine you have because of "phase separation." I warned about using E-10 (10 percent ethanol) fuels (and E-15), and what to watch for and the real danger of mixing non-ethanol fuels with ethanol fuels.

I advised that you keep your gas tank full and vents closed to help prevent air moisture (humidity) entering your tank. I also mentioned that if there was an additive for this problem the fuel companies would already have an answer, and it would be included in every gallon of fuel you bought, but it doesn't.
Welcoming 8 into Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame board announced its 2011 inductees.
 


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