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'Big R': Ransomville Speedway hosts registration meeting to start 2024 season
Mon, Feb 5th 2024 10:05 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a drivers registration meeting for both the Friday night stock car program and Thursday night go-kart program on Saturday at the Ransomville Firehall.
DEC announces changes to sporting license fulfillment beginning Aug. 1
Fri, Feb 2nd 2024 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that, by Aug. 1, the paper used for state sporting licenses and carcass tags will change from special stock synthetic paper to plain paper.
10 Niagara University students score 'Super Sunday' experience
Thu, Feb 1st 2024 09:30 pm
Ten students from Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management will see what goes into organizing one of the world's largest sporting events as they work behind the scenes at Super Bowl LVIII for a one-of-a-kind experiential learning opportunity.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway registration meeting set for Feb. 3
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Ransomville Speedway will be hosting a drivers registration meeting for both the Friday night stock car program and Thursday night go-kart program on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Ransomville Firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2024 schedule
Mon, Jan 15th 2024 01:20 pm
The 2024 schedule for the Friday night racing program at the Ransomville Speedway was released, and the schedule is filled with exciting events throughout the season.
Joe Leber to receive 2024 Duffett Award
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Joe Leber was named the recipient of the 2024 J. Michael Duffett Memorial Award, presented each year to the coach whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York "best exemplify the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike."
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips to avoid costly mistakes with gym memberships
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 01:10 pm
As we begin a new year, many of us will be setting new goals and resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to get fit and healthy - and to achieve this, many people will be joining a gym or renewing their gym membership. The New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection shares practical tips to help guide New Yorkers on what they need to know before signing up or a renewing a health club or gym membership.
State Parks encourages snowmobilers to ride safely
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 10:55 am
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy New York state's outstanding snowmobiling opportunities.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway celebrates 2023 season at awards banquet, names new GM
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:25 am
Ransomville Speedway celebrated the 2023 season at the annual awards banquet on Friday night at the Lewiston No. 2 firehall. Donna Eick catered the banquet, and the event was emceed by Ransomville Speedway announcers Steven Petty and Jay Trainer.
Hunting season opens - motorists should beware
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 03:00 pm
Opening day of regular season deer hunting was Nov. 18 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.
Buffalo Sabres expand partnership with Hasek's Heroes
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will expand its partnership with Hasek's Heroes to include it in the organization's "Learn to Play" program.
Community Foundation: information sessions, deadline for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:25 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 6. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Ride your heart out and learn Hands-Only CPR at ADPRO Sports Training Center
Tue, Oct 31st 2023 01:10 pm
As the Buffalo Bills play in Cincinnati for the first time since Damar Hamlin's collapse, fans will be learning the lifesaving skills of Hands-Only CPR during the CycleNation event sponsored by the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association.
'Big R': 'Little R' drivers honored at end-of-season awards banquet
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
The 2023 season has officially concluded for the SANY New York/Burris Racing go-kart program at the Ransomville Speedway, with the annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Ransomville Firehall.
NU swim makes its debut on ESPN+
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 03:55 pm
The Oxy Aquatic Center at Niagara University was abuzz with excited swimmers and families this past Friday, Oct. 13, for the season opener dual swim meet against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Bonnies are a long-time "Little Three" rival of the Purple Eagles.
Powerhouse Sports Center hosts open house to promote youth baseball in Niagara Falls
Wed, Oct 18th 2023 08:10 pm
Gronk Nation Travel Baseball invites the community to its open house at what it called the "state-of-the-art Powerhouse Sports Center, the latest initiative to support youth baseball in Niagara Falls. Formerly known as the Volare Lodge, the facility has been transformed into a premier destination for young athletes seeking top-tier training resources."
Niagara Wheatfield to induct 9 into Wall of Fame, Hall of Fame
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District is pleased to announce that it will honor eight alumni and one community member into the Falcon Wall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.
Fishing generates estimated $58.55M in visitor spending in Niagara County
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
With access to the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, Niagara County is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in the country. In fact, Bassmaster Magazine has ranked the area in the top 10 places for bass fishing two years in a row.
New York State Canal Corp.: Award-winning fall fishing program returns for 4th season
Thu, Sep 28th 2023 09:10 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced the kick-off of the 2023 fall fishing program - an award-winning, annual program it said enhances fishing opportunities while boosting tourism and bolstering the local economy.
NYPA announces one-day closure of fishing pier at Robert Moses Dam
Wed, Sep 27th 2023 04:15 pm
The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will be closed Saturday, Sept. 30, while NYPA crews work on the south access road and sidewalk.
What's different about fall boating? 3 on-water safety tips
Tue, Sep 26th 2023 01:40 pm
For some boaters, fall is the best time for boating. Summer's steamy days have surrendered to more comfortable temperatures, angling improves, and winds are stronger for sailing. It's also time to embrace extra boating safety efforts for the season and look ahead to how you're going to store your boat this winter.
GIHS: Athletic Director Jon Roth retires after 50-year career
Sat, Sep 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Jon Roth has been part of the Grand Island Central School District for 50 years. His career began in 1973 when he was hired by H. David Myers, Grand Island's first athletic director, as a physical education teacher in Sidway Elementary School.
Registration open for Hands-Only CPR trainings at CycleNation
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Western New Yorkers are getting another chance to join a Nation of Lifesavers. Registration is now open for the latest in a series of Hands-Only CPR trainings made available thanks to a collaboration between the Buffalo Bills and the American Heart Association.
'Free Fishing Day' on Sept. 23
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 11:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the year's fifth "Free Fishing Day," on Saturday, Sept. 23, when New York state waives the requirement for a freshwater fishing license. Her team said, "Fishing is considered one of the most therapeutic outdoor activities, making it an ideal activity for all New Yorkers looking to get outside and enjoy the outdoors."
'Big R': Rudolph, Hauser, Mason, Leone, Washburn & Gordon score Ransomville finale victories
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville won the $2,000-to-win special for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds on Friday. Austin Hauser, from Grand Island, won the RUSH Late Model special.
'Big R': Dewitt wins Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill; Kramarz & Plante claim track championships
Mon, Sep 11th 2023 01:00 pm
Byron Dewitt from Pavilion took the lead on lap nine and would go on to score the win in the Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill for the KiPo Motors Street Stocks at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night.
Niagara Hospice Mighty Niagara Half Marathon named in Top 10 half marathons around world
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Niagara Hospice announced its annual Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has been named in Top 10 Destination Half Marathons Around the World by Outdoors Wire powered by USA Today Sports.
'Big R': Williamson, Wagner, Camidge claim track titles; McPherson wins Sean Letts Memorial
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:30 pm
Mat Williamson from St. Catharine's, Ontario, won his third consecutive track championship in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds last Friday. Derek Wagner, from Middleport, earned his second-straight Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman track championship. Ken Camidge, from Niagara Falls, won his first KiPo Motors Street Stock championship.
'Big R': Final points night for Modifieds, Sportsman & Street Stocks, demo derby highlight Team Spirit Night
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 03:50 pm
Three track champions will be crowned this coming Friday night as it is the final points night for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, and the KiPo Motors Street Stocks.
'Big R': Ron Martin Memorial Summer Nationals, Mike Bonesky Memorial
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
One of the most anticipated races of the season is this coming Tuesday at the Ransomville Speedway as the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will be in competition for the Ron Martin Memorial Summer Nationals, and the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series will be in action for the third annual Mike Bonesky Memorial. Both races are in honor and memory of two individuals who dedicated their lives to racing and the Ransomville Speedway.
'Big R': Southern Ontario Sprints headline Friday night show
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
Ransomville Speedway will see the anticipated return of the Southern Ontario Sprints this coming Friday night, with support from Beyer Trucking, Parco Builders and Clark Rigging. The racing program features the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
'Big R': John Susice Street Stock Memorial and go-kart exhibition this Friday night
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:55 pm
This coming Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will be honoring and remembering John Susice with the John Susice Memorial for the KiPo Motors Street Stocks. A full Ransomville racing program will also be presented, as well as the "Little R" go-kart exhibition. Modern Disposal and Shelby Crushed Stone will present the racing action.
NYS 2023-24 hunting and trapping licenses now on sale
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2023-24 season are now on sale.
Special Olympics New York announces 17th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York will once again be taking on the chilly waters of Lake Erie to raise funds and awareness for athletes throughout the state. The two-day Buffalo Polar Plunge is set to bring thousands together for one reason: inclusion.
Remembering Sean Letts this Friday night at 'Big R'
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:50 pm
Ransomville Speedway will be remembering one of its own this coming Friday night, Aug. 4, for the Sean Letts Memorial for the Hy-Tech Concrete Sportsman. The racing program features the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
'Big R': Mother Nature claims 'Little R' program for second straight week
Thu, Jul 27th 2023 04:05 pm
Heavy rains saturated the grounds at the Ransomville Speedway Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, forcing speedway management to cancel the July 27 racing program for the SANY New York/Burris Racing go-karts.
'Big R': 'Halloween in July' plus Autograph Night & full card of racing
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
It is "Halloween in July" this coming Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway, as fans and drivers are encouraged to wear their best costumes.
'Touch a Truck' returns to Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum for fun, free day for families
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced the return of its signature event, "Touch a Truck," to Canalside. The Western New York community is invited to join in the free fun at Canalside on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with a quiet sensory hour from 10-11 a.m. for those who are sensitive to loud noises.
NFL & Deestroying will host 1ON1 Tour throughout US and expand internationally for first time
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 10:50 am
The NFL announced that renowned football athlete and YouTube creator Deestroying will bring his popular 1ON1 series to nine cities in NFL markets and one international city. This will be the first time the 1ON1 tour will expand globally to London, a key international market for the league.
U-17 Machine, U-10 Raptors win at NPSL International Tournament
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Highlights from the Niagara Pioneer International Soccer Tournament, held July 8-9 at Fort Niagara State Park, included the Niagara Pioneer Machine winning the boys under-17 division, and the boys under-10 NPSL Raptors winning all three games played.
 

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