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Boater safety class offered
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 09:05 am
Beaver Island State Park will be offering a safe boating course from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, in the lower level of the Beaver Island Clubhouse. This course is for ages 10 and up and is recommended for recreational boaters and paddlers. This class is required for personal watercraft operators.
Planning underway for Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice reports the highly anticipated Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21. The half marathon begins with a pre-race concert at Artpark and offers one of the most scenic routes in New York state.
Sabres break ground on HARBORcenter
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 01:20 pm
HARBORcenter Development LLC officially broke ground Saturday on HARBORcenter, a mixed-use hockey and entertainment facility being developed on the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo, directly across Perry Street from First Niagara Center.
Sabres sign defenseman Chad Ruhwedel
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 01:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has announced the Sabres signed free agent defenseman Chad Ruhwedel (ROO-wee-dell) to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Peep frogs - a sure sign of spring
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 07:00 am
Perhaps you have heard choruses of those fascinating little critters of nature, and you never knew what you were listening to. I didn't when I first heard tiny peepers about 30 years ago.
Niagara Falls Country Club sets open house
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 11:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive in Lewiston, will host an open house on Thursday, May 9, to kick off the spring 2013 season.
Buffalo Sabres statement regarding defenseman Tyler Myers
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 10:20 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Friday that defenseman Tyler Myers suffered a broken bone in his leg during Thursday's game against the Montreal Canadiens and will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season.
Mihalich leaves NU for coaching position at Hofstra
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 07:25 pm
Joe Mihalich was announced as the new men's basketball coach at Hofstra University on Long Island. Mihalich had previously served 15 years as the men's basketball coach at Niagara University.
Fishing piers now open
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:20 pm
The fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in Lewiston opened April 8 for the season. The fish cleaning station will also be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
Illusions cheer at nationals
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:15 pm
The 2013 Town of Niagara Illusions Cheerleaders went to national competition in Erie, Pa., and took first place in their team category and the national championship award for the recreation division.
State Parks seeking partners at Beaver Island State Park
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released two separate requests for proposals for food, beverage and catering operations, as well as operation of the golf course and food and beverage, for the golf course at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island.
Registration now open for 5th annual 'Run With the Rapids' 5K
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 06:50 pm
Registration is now open for the fifth annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K, on Saturday, May 18, in downtown Niagara Falls. This USA Track & Field-sanctioned race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Streaking Pittsburgh Penguins face-off with Buffalo Sabres
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:50 pm
NBC Sports Network will cover the Pittsburgh Penguins' chase to break the NHL record for consecutive wins ('92-93 Pittsburgh Penguins - 17 games) by airing the team's next two games. NBC Sports Network will telecast Tuesday's matchup between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday night's contest against the New York Rangers at 7:30 p.m.
Sabres sign forward Tim Schaller
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:45 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has announced the Sabres signed free agent forward Tim Schaller to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Sabres recall defenseman Adam Pardy
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:45 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has announced that defenseman Adam Pardy has been recalled from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
OUN: 14th annual golf raffle fundraiser features grand prize trip to California
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:25 pm
Sponsored by Upstate Pharmacy, WGRZ-TV Channel 2, Compu-Mail and Niagara Falls Coach Lines, the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 14th annual golf raffle is taking place on Sunday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Firehall.
NBC Sports Radio launches live 24/7
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 12:20 pm
NBC Sports Radio goes live today with full, 24/7 sports-talk programming to entertain, inform and engage sports fans nationwide. In addition to a starting lineup of 257 affiliated stations, the network introduces a newly designed, revamped website at and a customized NBC Sports Radio mobile app for Android and Apple devices.
New season pass at Seneca Hickory Stick
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 05:00 pm
The Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is introducing its new season pass for 2013. The "Frequent Fairways Pass" includes unlimited golf, unlimited range, unlimited cart, a 14-day booking window, and the New York State Golf Association Handicap. This package runs for $2,750 plus applicable taxes.
2013 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 01:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the rosters for the ninth annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Monday, April 15, at First Niagara Center.
DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series adds three races
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 07:00 am
The DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series is gearing up for another great running season with a generous $10,000 donation from Anthony DiMino, owner of Tops in Lewiston, and the addition of three new races.
Rebecca Lowe to serve as host of Premier League for NBC Sports Group
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 05:30 pm
Rebecca Lowe, who currently serves as co-host of ESPN UK's coverage of Premier League soccer, has signed a multi-year agreement with NBC Sports Group to serve as its host of the Premier League beginning in August, it was announced Tuesday.
New York opens for trout and salmon fishing on April 1
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 08:40 am
Opening day for trout and salmon fishing is April 1, with high, cold water and icy banks and streambeds anticipated, which could make for a dangerous early season angling - particularly in northern areas of the state, said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.
Niagara Falls Country Club in full swing for spring
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:30 pm
With spring steadily approaching, the Niagara Falls Country Club already has a sense of being in full swing. Granted, golf season is a little ways off, but stop by on a Wednesday or Friday night and see if you can tell the difference. Our Wednesday "Happy Hour" events continue to draw large crowds with live entertainment and drink specials.
Lutheran league champs
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 03:00 pm
The St. John girls varsity basketball team won the Lutheran Schools' Basketball League Championship.
NPSL walk-in registration March 23
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Pioneer Soccer League reports it will hold walk-in registration for its house league on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
Youngstown's Joe Paonessa knows fish
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Of all the years I spent fishing for yellow perch, I have never seen a perch as big as the one you see in the photo accompanying this story.
N-W hockey team falls to Saratoga
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 03:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's quest to win the New York State Public High School Athletic Association ice hockey championships was stopped by Saratoga on Saturday in Utica.
Michael Peca named OJHL Coach of the Year
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
The Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that Michael Peca of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres was named the recipient of the 2012-13 OJHL Coach of the Year Award. Peca is a former Buffalo Sabres captain.
Sabres Youth Hockey Clinic returns to First Niagara Center
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that Buffalo Sabres Alumni members will conduct eight separate hockey clinic sessions for children playing at the instructional, mite, squirt, peewee and girls 14-and-under levels on Tuesday, April 2, at First Niagara Center.
Scotty Bowman Showcase returns for 9th year on April 15
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the ninth annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place on Monday, April 15, at First Niagara Center. The 2013 Scotty Bowman Showcase consists of three all-star hockey games between players from Buffalo and their rivals from Rochester.
N-W hockey team heads to state competition
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's hockey team is heading for the state semifinals again.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Buffalo Regals tier 1 organization
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced they acquired the Buffalo Regals tier I youth hockey organization effective for the 2014-15 season. The Sabres new youth hockey association will play under the highly successful Buffalo Jr. Sabres organization and be housed at the HARBORcenter complex scheduled to open Sept. 1, 2014.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Strong late-season run ends in finals for Falcons
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:00 pm
After knocking off two higher seeded teams in the Section VI Class AA girls basketball tournament, Niagara-Wheatfield went down to defeat to top-seeded Jamestown 97-63 in the tournament championship game Tuesday.
DEC announces proposed changes to bighead carp regulations to further protect Great Lakes from invasive species
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:35 pm
Public comments on the proposed changes to regulations for the import, transport, possession and sale of bighead carp will be accepted until April 20, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.
Niagara University earns silver medal at CFA Institute Research Challenge
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 09:40 pm
A four-student team from Niagara University claimed the silver medal at the CFA Investment Research Challenge, held Feb. 19 at Canisius College.
Hibbert & Scott complete sweep of AMSOIL Championship Snocross at Seneca Allegany Casino
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 05:00 pm
Western New York's snowmobile-friendly atmosphere lent itself to an even larger crowd on Saturday for the Seneca Allegany Air Force Snocross round of AMSOIL Championship Snocross, presented by Traxxas and hosted by Seneca Allegany Casino.
Hibbert & Scott win inaugural AMSOIL Championship Snocross at Seneca Allegany Casino
Mon, Feb 25th 2013 04:55 pm
With thousands of fans pouring out of the packed grandstands and lining the hill adjacent to the AMSOIL Championship Snocross track at Seneca Allegany Casino, the stage was set for a couple powerful Pro class main events at the inaugural running of the Seneca Allegany Air Force Snocross.
Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Squirt Select team earns second place
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 11:00 am
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Squirt Select team earned the runner-up spot in its division in the Jamestown Mid-Winter Classic Tournament last weekend.
Lewiston-Porter Air Force JROTC hosting basketball fundraiser
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 06:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter High School Air Force Junior ROTC will host its fourth annual Cadets vs. Faculty Basketball Fundraiser on Friday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The Lewiston-Porter Players in Progress (PiPs) will perform during the game and the cadets will hold a basket raffle and selling concessions during the game.
Weightlifters are champs for military families
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:15 pm
The 10th annual USPA Red Brick Bench Press Championship drew 135 weightlifters to Buffalo's Connecticut Street Armory last Saturday, Feb. 16, to raise funds for the Friends and Family of Western New York Military.

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