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HS Basketball: Niagara Falls upset in Far West Regional
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 11:40 pm
It was a season many believed could be "the year" for the Niagara Falls Wolverines basketball team. The team compiled one of their best seasons in recent history and hopes were high. The hopes and dreams of the state tournament are now let to be "what if's?" The Wolverines were defeated by the McQuaid Knights, 65-57, in the Far West Regional game at Buffalo State.
HS Hockey: Falcons cruise to state title game
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 12:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield community has been down in the dumps the last few days, but Saturday morning, the Falcons hockey team gave some joy to those hurting. The Falcons defeated the North Rockland Raiders in the New York state semifinals, 4-0.
'Win it for Ziggy': Niagara-Wheatfield hockey ready for state tournament
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 10:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield hockey team is playing some of their best hockey at the right time. Winners of six straight, the Falcons are looking to make a push for their first state championship in school history.
Quartet of seniors help Niagara Falls basketball to regionals
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School basketball program has a rich history of winning and is always held to high expectations. In the 2017-18 season, they won the Niagara Frontier League and their 20th Section VI title dating back to the old Niagara Falls High School on Pine Avenue, but this year seniors Quran Dubois, Syquan Ralands, Tazaun Rose and Marquise Miller want more than just another sectional title: they want the states.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS holds basketball game for Bald for Bucks
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 11:30 pm
Tuesday night a couple thousand people gathered at the Niagara-Wheatfield gym for a basketball game between the Niagara-Wheatfield faculty and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni. The evening was more than a fun pickup game, though, as proceeds from the game benefitted the Bald for Bucks association in honor of the late James Campbell, who passed away in August due to cancer.
M&T Bank, Buffalo Bills kick off 10th annual 'Touchdown for Teachers' to honor outstanding educators
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 03:05 pm
For 10 consecutive years, M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills have teamed up to honor local educators for their extraordinary service to their schools and communities with the annual "Touchdown for Teachers" program.
NU offering free activities, developmental, literacy & vision screenings for children
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Back by popular demand, Niagara University is offering a spring-themed edition of "Books, Balls and Blocks," a children's educational program that also presents opportunities for early childhood, literacy and vision screenings.
3-peat: Niagara Falls wins 20th sectional title in school history
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:20 pm
There are few schools who have a storied basketball program like the Niagara Falls Wolverines. On Saturday afternoon, the Wolverines added to that history, defeating the Williamsville North Spartans, 61-42, to win their third consecutive Section VI Class AA title.
2 North Tonawanda students named top youth volunteers
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:35 pm
North Tonawanda sisters, Bailey and Shelby Walter, were recently recognized by the New York State Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The awards are a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. The awards are in their 23rd year and conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Honorees were judged on criteria including personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls survives scare from Jamestown in semifinals
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 10:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines came into the Section VI Class AA playoffs as the favorite to win it all. On Thursday night, they were put to the test late, but survived a fight from the No. 4 seed Jamestown Red Raiders, winning 48-39.
Girls HS Hoops: Falcons suffer season-ending loss to Jamestown
Tue, Feb 27th 2018 10:40 pm
Of all times for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons offense to get cold, the last place coach Gary Jackson wanted it to be was in the Section VI playoffs. Unfortunately, for the Falcons, points were hard to come by and they were defeated by the Jamestown Red Raiders, 48-39.
UB to offer advanced graduate certificate in public health beginning this fall
Tue, Feb 27th 2018 09:35 am
An advanced graduate certificate in public health will be offered at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) beginning in the fall of 2018.
Summer of '69, LEC donate to Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center was the site, Saturday night, for a fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship. The event featured a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special routines by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
HS Hoops: Book leads North Tonawanda past West Seneca East
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 10:00 pm
Trevor Book has been the anchor of the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks offense all season. Friday night versus West Seneca East he showed how he can take over a game at any time. The Lumberjacks defeated the Trojans, 59-43, in the Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinals.
Section VI hockey holds annual presser at KeyBank Center
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 02:00 pm
On Friday morning, eight Section VI hockey teams came together for an annual press conference. The conference was held to present the eight teams playing in the girls, small schools, large schools and private schools championships.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield falls to Frontier in opening round of sectionals
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 10:35 pm
It's been the story all year for the Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team. The team competes and keeps the game close, but the opposition goes on a second half run to pull away. The story lived on Wednesday night and ended Niagara-Wheatfield's season, as the Frontier Falcons used a big 39-15 second half to pull away N-W.
Buffalo: Students create their vision for UB GRoW Home's next move
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's award-winning GRoW Home will soon need a change of address form. That's because the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient dwelling will be relocated from its current spot on UB's South Campus to a more prominent, and permanent, location next to the Solar Strand on the university's North Campus.
On the brink: The inspirational story of Dante Moultrie
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 02:40 pm
The 2017-18 North Tonawanda Lumberjacks boys basketball team came into this year off one of their best seasons in program history. Coming off a sectional title, there were some unknowns as to how the team would perform this season. New faces surrounded the varsity squad, including 10th-grader Dante Moultrie.
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."
 

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