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Vikings offense shut down in playoff loss
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 10:00 pm
Grand Island shut down the usually high-powered Sweet Home offense Saturday, but it was the Panthers' defense that won them a trip to Ralph Wilson Stadium for the Section VI Football Federation Class A championship.
Grnad Island native to race in NYC Marathon
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Island native LeighAnn Martinez is a Kessler Foundation employee who is sponsored to be one of 200 hundred disabled people to participate in the New York City Marathon.
A love affair with a fishing boat
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
Boats are money pits. No doubt about that. The bigger the boat, the bigger the pit to throw money into, but they sure do bring a lot of fun and pleasure for singles and families. You can fall in love with boats and boating, quicker than you can say "Happiness."
Bring on Sweet Home
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:50 pm
Grand Island left no doubt who they wanted to play for the right to advance to the Section VI Class A Football Federation championship at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Tomcats division champs again
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats ended their regular season at the top of the heap Oct. 19 after shutting out Williamsville Navy 33-0, ending their regular season undefeated and as the Niagara Youth Football League division champs for the second year in a row.
Fish report: Fall perch are in at Wilson Harbor, finally!
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Richard Fortier and Tim Badeneyck, both of Niagara Falls, found the fall perch running in Wilson Harbor off the north dock at the Tuscarora State Park launch ramp.
Beyoncé to perform Feb. 3 during Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on CBS
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:35 pm
Beyoncé will perform in the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show on CBS at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.
Grand Island suffers first loss, 22-16 to McKinley
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:30 pm
Grand Island dropped its first football game of the season with a 22-16 loss to McKinley Saturday at Riverside High School.
Making a splash as volunteers
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:05 pm
About 30 members of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving team volunteered their time the morning of Sept. 22 to assist in the Hospice Dash 5K Race and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon in Youngstown.
Mark Daul: Preparing your boat, motor for winter storage
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:05 pm
This little story is about trailerable boats like the ones I have owned through the years. Don't do what I did one time, do what I didn't do. Listen up and you'll get the "drift."

One winter I prepared my boat for winter storage outside in my backyard. I covered it, left loose ends for ventilation, tightened up the cover around the edges so I wouldn't have a water problem, and didn't look at it until the following spring.

Jay McKee qualifies for 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 10:00 am
Red Bull Crashed Ice skated into Western New York Tuesday holding the only northeast qualifier for the first Canadian stop in the World Championship in Niagara Falls. Two local Buffalo competitors, one from Niagara Falls, one Midwesterner, and one Canadian Buffalo Sabres alum player will represent the U.S. on Dec. 1.
Vikings hold off N-W, 14-7
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The good news is Grand Island is still undefeated in Class A of Federation football.
Vikings win on Senior Night
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 06:00 pm
The Grand Island Vikings swimming and diving team beat North Tonawanda 126-42 in the last home meet at the GIHS natatorium.
Evens, Odds battle to 3-3 draw in 23rd L-P Alumni soccer game
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
In one of the most competitive Lew Port alumni soccer games in recent memory, the Evens and Odds fought to a 3-3 draw before 50 appreciative fans on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Blakeslee Stadium in Youngstown.
Buffalo, it's time to fight for your spot in 2013 Ice Cross Downhill Series
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 12:00 am
New York's extreme athletes take to the ice to vie for a spot at the 2013 Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship in Niagara Falls, Ontario
Vikings run record to 5-0
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:50 pm
Chris Connors caught three touchdown passes and quarterback Quinn Corrao scored a touchdown in the waning seconds as Grand Island came back to beat Williamsville North 26-21.
Muzzleloader course to be given in Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:30 pm
Hunting season is almost here, and the Firearms Permit Review Board of Wheatfield will hold its annual muzzleloader course from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Community Center located behind the Wheatfield Town Hall.
Lew-Port Youth Football recaps
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 06:55 am
Highlights of recent games in Lew-Port Youth Football include the following:
First-ever Mighty Niagara Half Marathon a success
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:30 pm
A total of 925 runners weathered cold, rainy conditions for a good cause as the first-ever Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to benefit Niagara Hospice took place Saturday morning along a course from Artpark in Lewiston to Porter on the Lake.
Niagara Falls Sports Hall Of Fame names new inductees
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:25 pm
Richard (Pete) Taylor, Ken Kenny and the late Bill Bradshaw Sr. were voted into The Niagara Falls Sports Hall Of Fame. The three, all with strong ties to the Lewiston area, are among 11 new inductees that comprise the Class of 2012.
Vikings remain undefeated with 24-6 road win
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 08:00 pm
Grand Island passed its first road test of the football season last Friday with a 24-6 win over Huch Tech at All-High Stadium in Buffalo.
Explore 'The Science of Sports' at Buffalo Museum of Science
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science has partnered with the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Bisons, Bandits and New Era Cap to create an interactive exhibit that investigates the science behind Buffalo's favorite sports.

"The Science of Sports" opens Sept. 29 and runs through Jan. 6, 2013.

Aside from being competitive, sports are a complex equation of physics, math and biology. From the physical impact of collisions to the technology behind how hockey ice is created, science plays an integral role in every highlight reel and play-by-play.

Two Youngstown Yacht Club teams win two different North American championships (in the same week!)
Wed, Sep 26th 2012 01:15 pm
First Today wins Beneteau First 36.7 North American Championship for third time; Jug 4-1 wins North American J-22 Championship in Tawas Bay, Mich.
New York Farm Bureau offers scholarships
Sat, Sep 22nd 2012 07:00 am
The New York Farm Bureau is encouraging area high school seniors who have been involved with agriculture and plan on continuing studies in this field to apply for the New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Youth Scholarship sponsored by the New York Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee. Scholarship awards are $1,500 for first place, $1,200 for second place and $1,000 for third place. The first-place winner will be invited to present his essay at a New York Farm Bureau spring event.
Ransomville Speedway: Comfort wins first-ever King of the Hill
Sat, Sep 22nd 2012 07:00 am
A total of 126 cars jammed the pit area last Saturday night, Sept. 15, for the annual King of the Hill event. While Mother Nature played the spoiler for the Friday night portion, bright blue skies greeted fans, drivers, and crew on Saturday as Investor's Services presented the King of the Hill twin 100s for the Original Pizza Logs Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks, plus a full program of Parts Plus Stock Cars, Bobcat of Buffalo Fireballs, Gippster's Collision 4 Bangers, and a 4/6 cylinder enduro.
Lewiston Dance takes first in Field Days Parade
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:45 pm
Students from the Lewiston Dance Center took first place in the Dance and Drill Team category in the Youngstown Field Days Parade held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3.
Vikings improve to 3-0 with decisive Homecoming victory
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
The student section stormed the football field after Grand Island's 31-14 victory over Starpoint on Homecoming.
Vikings winning in early stages of season
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:00 pm
Paul Smith inducted into WNY Baseball Hall of Fame
Thu, Sep 20th 2012 10:15 am
Paul Smith of Wheatfield was inducted into the WNY Baseball Hall of Fame on Sept. 19 at the Lake Erie Italian Club's Banquet Hall.
Large turnout expected at The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon
Wed, Sep 19th 2012 12:20 pm
The highly anticipated Mighty Niagara Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. Promoted as a destination family event to marathoners throughout New York, Southern Ontario and Northern Pennsylvania, participants will enjoy breathtaking views as they run alongside the Niagara River and through the historic villages of Lewiston and Youngstown.
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson says he's 'getting better'
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 03:35 pm
On Monday's episode of "The Fred Jackson Show" on WBBZ-TV, Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson told host Bob Koshinski and his television audience that he has "come a long way," crediting the staff of the Buffalo Bills for his rehabilitation since injuring his knee in week one of the NFL season.
Ted Nolan coming back to Buffalo
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 07:00 am
Native American Community Services of Erie & Niagara Counties Inc. is excited to celebrate the community it serves through its third annual gala. This year's theme is "Honoring The Past, Celebrating The Present, Enriching The Future." The event is presented by KeyBank on Friday, Sept. 21, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.
Vikings go 2-0 after manhandling NT, 35-21
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:15 pm
After having an admittedly bad week on practice field Monday through Friday, the Grand Island Vikings had a good afternoon Saturday in beating North Tonawanda 35-21 at Masters Field.
Buffalo Sabres, past and present, visit Island for Miracle League game
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:10 pm
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres signs an autograph on the shirt of Miracle League ballplayer Ian Cameron during a night game at the Miracle League Field in Veterans Park Wednesday. (photo by Larry Austin)
Dance students support hurricane victims
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 04:15 pm
Dance students at Jaclyn Carol's Dance Academy in Wheatfield are giving a helping hand to dancers they've never met, just because they share the same passion.
Tomcats start season with a win
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 04:10 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 8, the Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats started their regular season off with a 40-0 win over the North Tonawanda 49ers.
Alzheimer's Association hosts 'Walk to End Alzheimer's'
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 03:55 pm
Participants raise critically needed funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier State Park Region has announced that the annual permit lottery for the 2012 pheasant hunting season will take place Friday, Sept. 28. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Vikings overcome slow start to beat Kenmore East, 26-14
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 11:00 am
Grand Island shook off some nerves and beat Kenmore East 26-14 in the first Section VI football game of the season on Sept. 1.
Does Niagara have beavers? Yes, it does!
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:25 am
Although mainly a nocturnal animal, beavers can be spotted occasionally during the day, and their homes or "lodges" can be seen around the county along different streams and creeks.

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