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HS Hoops: North Tonawanda survives test from Grand Island
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 10:05 pm
Wednesday night, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks faced the Grand Island Vikings in the Niagara Frontier League's third place crossover game. The Lumberjacks got off to a hot start, but the Vikings continued to push their way back, falling just short. North Tonawanda defeated Grand Island, 59-53, in front of a loud Vikings crowd.
Niagara University clinical mental health counseling program receives CACREP accreditation
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 08:30 pm
Niagara University's clinical mental health counseling program has received full accreditation through 2024 from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield drops non-league game versus Maryvale
Tue, Feb 13th 2018 12:55 am
Niagara-Wheatfield coach Erik O'Bryan will admit, his team has been close in almost every game, but a big run by the opposing team seems to always haunt the Falcons at the end. That's exactly what happened Monday night, as the Falcons dropped a non-league contest versus Maryvale, 65-49.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS athletes sign college letters of intent
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 05:55 pm
On Thursday afternoon, student-athletes, family, friends, coaches and staff gathered in Niagara-Wheatfield High School's ALC to honor multiple athletes that signed letters of intent to extend their athletic careers into college.
HS Hoops: Grand Island pushes past Niagara-Wheatfield with big runs
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 12:35 am
Grand Island coach Ron Krysztof will tell anyone his team's ability to shoot the 3-pointer is critical. Wednesday night versus Niagara-Wheatfield, they only made six, a little below their season average, but all six came at key times to spark a Vikings win. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 51-30 Wednesday night for their second win in a row.
HS Hoops: Battle of the Border games come down to wire
Sun, Feb 4th 2018 12:30 am
For the third year in a row, the Battle of the Border brought talent from north of the border in Ontario to Niagara Falls High School to face off against some of the best that Western New York has to offer. Although only three Canadian teams played in this year's classic, the players from Canada represented their side of the border well, winning two of the three games. There were also some familiar faces from last year's battle who returned to the Wolvarena for another bought with an American high school. Here is a full recap from the action on Saturday.
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls survives overtime thriller vs. North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 11:20 pm
Friday night's North Tonawanda-Niagara Falls matchup was a game that many people attending will never forget. Both teams provided non-stop, on the edge of your seat action that was thrilling until the final horn sounded. Like every basketball game, their must be a winner and the Wolverines were the victors, 58-55 in overtime.
HS Hockey: Falcons and Marauders tie in Division 1 clash
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 10:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield and St. Joes played the most hyped up hockey game scheduled for Wednesday night, as the No. 6 ranked team in the state faced the No. 9 ranked team in the state, respectively. After 50 minutes of play, though, there was no winner and no loser. The Falcons and Marauders tied, 1-1, Wednesday night at the Hockey Outlet. N-W and St. Joes came in as the second and third place teams in Division, respectively.
Girl Scouts launches new series of outdoor adventures for girls to take lead, explore at summer camp
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:40 pm
Girl Scout summer camp registration is now open for all girls in grades K-12. Summer camp is a great way for girls to explore leadership, build skills and develop a deep appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore, and have fun in an all-girl environment under the guidance of caring, trained adults.
HS Hoops: North Tonawanda second-half run ices Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 10:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda's battle Tuesday night was a tale of two halves. One was strictly defense and another was strictly offense. In the end, the Lumberjacks used a big 30-13 second half run to put the Falcons away, 56-39.
Tom Tzetzo to receive 2018 Duffett Award
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced Tom Tzetzo has been named the recipient of the 2018 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."
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls pulls away late from Aquinas
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 04:55 pm
It's rare for an eighth-grader to play on a varsity team, let alone start. The Niagara Falls Wolverines are in rare company, as they start two eighth-graders. Saturday afternoon at Aquinas, eighth-grader Willie Lightfoot was a key in sealing the Wolverines victory. The Falls defeated the Lil' Irish in their third road game in as many days, 68-55.
Lewiston dancers collect for Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:50 pm
Students and teachers from the Lewiston Dance Center recently took part in a food drive for the Heart, Love & Soul Community Kitchen. Studio owners Rachel Novelli and Kathy Abbondanza decided to try boosting donations by getting the dance instructors involved. The result was a dance contest between the instructors. The class with the most donations would win a $50 gift card.
Kathy Twist to serve as interim director of athletics at UB
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:25 pm
Kathy Twist, a senior administrator in the University at Buffalo Athletics Department, will serve as interim director of athletics beginning Jan. 29, UB President Satish K. Tripathi announced Friday.
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls eclipses the century mark at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 09:20 pm
Niagara Falls has been a force to be reckon with in the Niagara Frontier League for years. Tonight, the Wolverines showed Niagara-Wheatfield just how dominant their team is. The Wolverines defeated the Falcons, 109-35, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Stella Niagara to host open house
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara Education Park will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Prospective parents are invited to come and see the advantages of a Stella Niagara education. Parents and prospective students will be able to see classes in session and tour the school facilities.
HS Hockey: Woods leads Niagara-Wheatfield to victory
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 09:35 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield head coach Rick Wrazin knows when his team is at its best. On Saturday night versus Lancaster, he saw some good things, but said his team was outplayed. Regardless, the Falcons won their third straight division game over the Legends, 2-0.
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls upends Lockport in NFL play
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 06:00 pm
For about two weeks now, Niagara Frontier League teams and fans had Jan. 20 circled on the calendar for one reason; Niagara Falls versus Lockport. The game was hyped up by players and students all over social media, as two of the top teams in the NFL battled on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines were the victors, defeating Lockport, 72-58.
PhD alumnus makes $1 million gift to UB School of Management
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
As a graduate student choosing a Ph.D. program decades ago, E. Han Kim, Ph.D. Class of 1975, took a risk that paid off. Which is why he is giving back - a $1 million gift - to the place he bet on: the University at Buffalo School of Management.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield gets outrebounded by CSAT in loss
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 10:45 pm
On Friday night, the Charter School of Applied Technologies did not shoot the ball well, but the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons were not able to corral in defensive rebounds, giving the Eagles plenty of second chances. It stung in the end, as the Falcons were defeated by CSAT, 56-48.
Battle at the Border returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 03:35 pm
The Battle at the Border is back at Niagara Falls High School. The one-day showcase on Saturday, Feb. 3, will feature four American high school basketball teams taking on four Canadian high school basketball teams. Some of the best talent, locally and nationally, will show off their skills at the Wolvarena.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf to represent NFL in first Section VI team championship
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 03:25 pm
On Thursday, Section VI boys golf Chairman Nate Leary announced that the section would hold its first annual Section VI boys golf team championship. The team aspect will be held alongside the annual individual championship and state qualifier. So, the tournament will not only crown an individual Section VI Champion and eight state tournament qualifiers, but also a Section VI team champion, something that hasn't been awarded in "many decades."
HS Hoops: Niagara Catholic uses big second half to push past Cardinal O'Hara
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 10:00 pm
Niagara Catholic is at their best when they're running in transition and making teams play up to their speed. On Wednesday night at Cardinal O'Hara, that's exactly what they were able to do. The Patriots defeated the Hawks, 64-50, in a big Monsignor Martin league game for both teams.
Castellani Art Museum recruiting docent trainees
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents - volunteer tour guides - for the museum.
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team to host 'Pink-out' night
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:40 am
As a teacher and a coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, coach Steve Miller has a lot that he has to take care of. Miller also has a family, which he cares for dearly. This summer, though, he was dealt a tough blow. Miller's wife, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer for the second time and he's been at the forefront taking care of his family. Along with that, he continues to help coach the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team, which his son Cam Miller also plays for. The team has been nothing but supportive for the family, knowing what their coach and teammate is going through.
HS Hockey: Third period mishaps doom Falcons
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 12:15 am
In any type of sport, when you play the best, mistakes just can't happen. For 30 minutes, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons played mostly good, mistake-free hockey. But, it was the final 15 minutes the doomed them in the end. The Falcons took a tough loss to the hands of the reigning New York state champs, Williamsville North, 3-2, at the Northtown Center.
Buffalo Sabres Library Day to be held Jan. 20
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on Buffalo Sabres Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 20, when the Sabres take on the Dallas Stars at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball season gives back to good cause
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Being a high school student athlete is no easy task. Jumbling practice with homework, and games with important projects can be a difficult time for most. For Kelsey Lachowski, she's dealing with a lot more than being a senior in the classroom and on the court for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team.
HS Hoops: Bradberry and Turner lead Niagara Catholic past CCA
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 10:10 pm
After two quarters of play Wednesday night, some Niagara Catholic fans may have been a little nervous. After two more quarters, the mood definitely settled. The Niagara Catholic Patriots defeated the Christian Central Academy Crusaders, 89-54, Wednesday night.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons outshoot Starpoint in win
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 09:50 pm
Coach Gary Jackson said his Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team had gotten off to slow starts in past games. On Tuesday night, it was anything but a slow start. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Starpoint Spartans in non-league action Tuesday night, 55-43.
HS Hoops: Niagara Catholic survives fight from Nichols
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 10:35 pm
The Niagara Catholic basketball team is a team that, when they play a fast pace they're tough to beat. When teams can slow them down, they have a tough time on offense. Both paces were seen on Monday night. The Patriots defeated the Nichols Vikings Monday night, 72-64, in Monsignor Martin league play.
Niagara University's College of Education earns highest national accreditation
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 08:20 pm
Niagara University's commitment to holding itself to the highest national and international standards in teacher education has been reaffirmed.
GI school district launches new website design
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District has introduced a new, responsive website design that launched Dec. 29. With the update, the website layout adjusts itself depending on the device being used. On smaller screens such as tablets or phones, a menu button appears above the logo that is used for navigation.
No more pouts about the drought: Bills are in playoffs
Thu, Jan 4th 2018 12:15 pm
Waking up on New Year's Day was different this year. It wasn't that dates changed to 2018, or drastic cold weather, it was being able to say six words that had been absent from a Western New Yorker's vocabulary for what seemed like an eternity: "The Bills are in the playoffs."
Call for proposals for 2018 STEAM Conference
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 03:40 pm
It all starts with a thought, a spark of innovation, or a wicked cool idea. Inspiring today's students to integrate design and creativity - the guiding power of the arts - with science, technology and engineering, is the goal of the annual WNY STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) Conference.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship process open
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 03:40 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2018-19 academic year is open. Requirements and application instructions can be found by visiting www.cfgb.org/scholarship. Applications are due by April 1, and can only be submitted online.
Niagara-on-the-Lake counselor honored by Niagara University
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Amanda J. Oosterveer, a mental health counselor at the Niagara North Family Health Team's site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, received the Ontario Counselor of the Year Award from Niagara University's College of Education on Dec. 18. The award was presented by Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of NU's College of Education.
Niagara County mental health practitioner honored by Niagara University
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Myrla Gibbons Doxey, a mental hygiene practitioner for the Niagara County Department of Mental Health, received the U.S. Counselor of the Year Award from Niagara University's College of Education. It was presented to her by Dr. Chandra J. Foote, dean of NU's College of Education, on Dec. 21.
Ross elected NCCC board chairman
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 03:10 pm
William L. Ross, a member of the Niagara County Community College board of trustees since 2005, was elected chairperson in a unanimous vote at the monthly meeting of the college's board on Tuesday evening on the Sanborn campus.
Writing your own life story: Free seminar available at NCCC
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Niagara County native and award-winning retired Gannett columnist Valerie Zehl will offer her popular "Writing Your Own Life Story" seminar at Niagara County Community College as part of the professional development days in January. The two sessions are free and open to the public.
 

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