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12th Annual NFL Honors presented by Invisalign to be broadcast on NBC, NFL Network, streamed on Peacock live on Thursday
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:25 pm
The 12th Annual NFL Honors presented by Invisalign, an Align Technology brand, is the annual two-hour primetime awards special that recognizes the NFL's best players, performances and plays from the 2022 season. it will be televised live nationally at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT on NBC and NFL Network, and streamed live on Peacock on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Ransomville Speedway hosted drivers meeting
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a drivers registration meeting at the Ransomville Fire Co. on Sunday afternoon. Drivers had the opportunity to reserve pit pads, register their cars, purchase track memberships and DIRTcar licenses. Ransomville Speedway officials, including tech inspectors and the race director, were on hand to answer any questions.
DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded anglers to be safe when venturing onto the ice this season, especially given recent variations in weather conditions.
Niagara Frontier Golf Club names Engel general manager
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:35 am
Timothy J. Engel has been named general manager of the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, a private golf club on Lake Road in the Village of Youngstown near Lake Ontario. The announcement was made by club President Andrew Cline.
Ransomville Speedway to host drivers meeting Feb. 5
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway will host a drivers registration meeting for all classes on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Ransomville Fire Co., 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road.
GIHS: Teams rebuild after numerous graduations
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:45 pm
Several high school teams are in a rebuilding mode after a number of graduations, said Grand Island Athletic Director Jon Roth in his roundup of fall sports at the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting.
D'Youville University responds to Hamlin incident by offering community training
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
Following the on-the-field cardiac arrest in the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game that left Damar Hamlin fighting for his life in an intensive care unit, D'Youville University has partnered with Sports Medicine Concepts to offer Core4 simulated training to local athletic trainers and coaches at the high school, college and university levels. The associated cost is $3, in recognition of Hamlin's jersey number.
Want to umpire in 2023?
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Umpire Association is seeking men and women ages 16 and older to join as umpires. Members work high school baseball for the Niagara Frontier League, as well as summer leagues in the Niagara County and Grand Island areas.
'Little R' is ready for 2023 season
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 11:10 am
The SANY New York/Burris Racing go-kart season is fast approaching, with the 2023 season opener just four months away. 
7 fitness resolutions that are easy to keep
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions to get in shape, exercise more and eat healthier foods are popular each January. Optimism reigns when making resolutions, but for many, the difficulty lies in keeping them. Individuals looking to get healthier in the year ahead can try these strategies to stay the course.
New York State Parks encourages snowmobilers to ride safely, as season opens
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is reminding snowmobilers to "ride responsibly and put safety first, as they enjoy the state's outstanding snowmobiling opportunities." 
DEC reminds hunters of late-season deer-hunting opportunities
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 01:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded hunters that many deer-hunting opportunities are still available in New York, and encouraged new and experienced hunters to participate.
Ransomville Speedway 2023 season passes now available
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
2023 Ransomville Speedway season passes are now available for purchase, which makes for great Christmas presents for that special race fan in your life, or even for yourself.
The basics of pickleball
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
A court sport is sweeping the nation, and it isn't tennis or basketball. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 4.8 million people played pickleball in 2021, marking a nearly 15% growth in the total number of players from the year prior.
Snowmobilers reminded to renew their registration locally
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 10:20 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds and trailers "locally" - directly through the Erie County Auto Bureau.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Youngstown's Cecconi
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the acquisition of defenseman and Youngstown native Joseph Cecconi.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank provide holiday help for local families
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 02:20 pm
M&T Bank teamed up with Buffalo Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs to spread joy and deliver extra holiday help for about 100 families from the east side of Buffalo during a special celebration held at the William-Emslie Family YMCA in Buffalo. This holiday celebration was the culmination of a season-long partnership between Diggs and M&T Bank.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2023
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2023 season.
'Big R': Champions honored at Ransomville Speedway awards banquet
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:25 am
Ransomville Speedway honored its 2022 track champions Saturday night at the annual awards banquet at the Lewiston No. 2 Fire Co. hall. Breakaway provided music for the evening, and Donna Eick catered the meal. Track announcer Steven Petty served as emcee. 
All-star crop of champions returning to 'Big R' in 2023
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 pm
The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will return to the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 7, 2023. Last season, Kokomo, Indiana's Parker Price-Miller used a green-white-checkered restart to take the lead and win in a race that pocketed him $12,000.
The Harlem Globetrotters bring 2023 World Tour to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike's Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world's winningest team!
Billy Quarantillo makes a mark in MMA - leaves a mark at popular Lewiston eatery
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Now, Niagara County can lay claim to another nationally known professional athlete: mixed martial arts star Billy Quarantillo. The Lewiston-Porter graduate will face Alexander Hernandez on Dec. 10 in "Ultimate UFC 282," a mixed-martial arts card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will broadcast on ESPN pay-per-view.
Hochul signs legislation to allow collegiate student athletes to receive compensation for endorsements & athletic participation
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed legislation (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) that allows New York collegiate student athletes to receive compensation for their name, image or likeness without the risk of forfeiting their scholarships or eligibility to participate in collegiate athletics.
New York State Parks reminds snowmobilers that state trail system remains closed
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 05:25 pm
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Snowmobile Bureau reminds snowmobilers to exercise caution in this weekend's snowstorm. Despite the large snowfalls in the Tug Hill and in Western New York, snowmobile trails are not open at this time. For public safety reasons, grooming generally may not begin until the closure of big game hunting season. Snowmobilers should exercise restraint when operating snowmobiles before the start of the season.
AAA: Hunting season opens - motorists should beware
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:30 am
Opening day of regular season deer hunting is Nov. 19 in most areas of Western and Central New York. Hunting will stir the deer population, which is already active due to mating season. AAA is warning motorists to buckle up, be extra cautious on the roads, and scan for deer and other animals.
US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks project applications for $38 million in fish passage funding
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:10 am
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of $38 million in funding from the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" for fish passage projects across the nation that address outdated, unsafe or obsolete dams, culverts, levees and other barriers "fragmenting" the nation's rivers and streams.
New York Power Authority fishing piers close for season
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season at dusk today, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The fishing pier located near the Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River will also close for the season.
On to the next level
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:40 am
The following Niagara Wheatfield High School students signed their college commitment letter on Wednesday, signifying they will play sports at the collegiate level:
Registration open for 2023 Eastern Lake Erie Walleye School
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Convention Center will host the annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. The goal of the event is to promote and teach fishing to anglers of all specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to connect with experts in the field.
Hochul announces 'Free Fishing Day' on Nov. 11 to honor veterans
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state is honoring veterans with a statewide "Free Fishing Day" on Friday, Nov. 11. Selected to coincide with Veterans Day, Nov. 11 will mark the final "Free Fishing Day" of the year.
'Big R': Banquet tickets available beginning Oct. 19
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
Tickets for the 2022 Ransomville Speedway awards banquet will be available beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The awards banquet will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Lewiston No. 2 Firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
NYS Canal Corp. announces fall fishing initiative in WNY is now an annual program to support fishing environment, angling community & local businesses
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:00 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced that, after a successful two-year trial run, its fall fishing initiative is now a permanent annual program that will release regulated flows of water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries in Western New York each fall.
DEC announces youth pheasant hunting weekend for WNY
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 8-9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced. The youth-only pheasant hunting weekend helps acclimate junior hunters to upland game bird hunting when fewer hunters are afield, and to learn safe hunting values and skills from experienced hunters.
Holy Ghost hosts Bergholz 5K
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and School hosted the Bergholz 5K road race and 1-mile "fun run" on Saturday, to promote health and wellness within the community, and to benefit on-site facilities and operations.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
Bassmaster ranks Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River 8th in US
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Bassmaster Magazine is considered by many to be the worldwide authority on bass fishing, providing readers with tips and advice to improve their success rate on the water. This year, Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River were ranked eighth on their annual list of the 100 Best Bass Lakes in the country.
Noted journalist Bill Wolcott passes
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 01:25 pm
Western New York lost a well-respected and admired sports writer on Sept. 11, 2022. John William "Bill" Wolcott died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
3 boating safety tips just right for fall boating
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just right for leaf peeping season.
AHA, Buffalo Bills team to offer students exciting ways to get moving with NFL PLAY 60
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The American Heart Association and the National Football League continue their commitment to kids' whole-body health through physical activity.
'Big R': Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill set for Friday night
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
Labatt and Bailey Brothers Landscape and Snow Removal will present the Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill this Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. The racing card will also feature a $2,000 to win Big Block/Small Block Shootout, plus a Sportsman/Novice Shootout, and the final points race of the season for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.
 

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