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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.
Wheatfield resident co-hosts 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 12:05 am
WBBZ-TV will introduce "The Fred Jackson Show" to the local program roster beginning Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Jackson, star running back for the Buffalo Bills, has been a member of the team since 2007.
LPYF holds annual tournament
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 08:35 pm
Lew Port Youth Football held its annual football tournament on Aug. 25 and 26. The event included a chicken barbecue on Sunday as a fundraiser.
Ransomville Speedway: Rudolph wins first 358 DIRT Modified feature
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 08:00 pm
It was another great night last Friday, Aug. 24, as Mother Nature provided perfect weather for racing. Clear blue skies greeted fans, drivers, crews and sponsors, as and Firth Jewelers presented a four star program of Mighty Taco Modifieds, Original Pizza Logs Sportsman, Ki-Po Chevrolet Streetstocks and Bobcat of Buffalo Fireballs.
People in Sports
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 08:00 pm
GI productive in scrimmage at Lockport
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 06:30 pm
Grand Island football coach Dean Santorio was "pretty happy overall" with his team after the Vikings' first live action of the season Saturday.
Vikings open soccer season Friday
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 01:00 pm
N-W's Lumadue on NU golf team
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:25 pm
Head coach Kevin Miller has announced the addition of two players to the Niagara University men's golf team for the 2012-13 season as Jackson Lizardo and William Lumadue join the squad.

Niagara begins play with the Little Three Tournament in Orchard Park on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 08:10 am
This year's Lewiston Kiwanis Club Peach Festival Cheerleading Competition will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. in Academy Park.
Tops Friendly Markets joins forces with Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Team Cure Challenge to fight cancer
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 07:50 am
Fifth annual 5k/10k road race expected to draw more than 1,500 participants and raise more than $150,000.
Zahno sets two state powerlifting records
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 04:05 pm
Stacey Zahno of Ransomville, wife of powerlifting American record-holder Dan Zahno, recently set two state records.
Expect large turnout at Mighty Niagara Half Marathon
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K Walk/Run. The half marathon, which was added to the event in 2011 (and had a turnout of more than 1,000 participants), has been expanded this year. The event will include more live bands and music, a new website at, and a new name.
GIHS alumnus to compete in men's physique competition
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:15 pm
Bodybuilder, actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, "Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100 percent to your training, diet and mental approach." Grand Island native fitness expert, Blast Fitness personal trainer and construction inspector Michael Del Zoppo, could not agree with this statement more.
Lew-Port senior to conduct Red Cross blood drive
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 11:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business and Finance, a volunteer group of professionals that provides students with knowledge and skills intended to give them an advantage in their future academic and professional careers, has announced one of its latest student endeavors.
Ransomville Speedway: Wright wins 2nd of rookie season at Big R
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 10:40 pm
Despite a 90 percent chance of rain, Ransomville Speedway was able to complete its 15th show of the 2012 season without a drop. Lucky? Perhaps. Suffice to say it was good to be at the Big R last Friday night (Aug. 10) despite the meteorologist's dismal forecast. Lesson to learn - don't listen to the weather "experts."
Independent Living clients have enjoyable fishing experience
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 10:35 pm
Independent Living of Niagara County recently held their seventh annual fishing contest in the Lower Niagara River. The contest was organized by ILNC for clients with disabilities.
Mike & Nate biked the states for Wounded Warrior Project
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 12:00 pm
Mike & Nate give new meaning to the phrase, "God works in mysterious ways."

Over 50 days, the two churchgoing college buddies - Mike Buonaiuto, 22, and Nate Frankoski, 26 - biked 2,500 miles to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

New members in Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Sports Hall of Fame voted in 11 new inductees, to comprise the Class of 2012, at a recent meeting of their board of directors.
Time to Dance hosts free 'Community Day'
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
Time to Dance hosts a free "Community Day" from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The dance studio is located at 5000 Saunders Settlement Road, just past the Town of Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces River Run winners
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:00 pm
Jack Hughes of Williamsville (18 minutes, 15 seconds) and Stephanie Schmidt of Sanborn were the winners in the 10th annual River Run to benefit the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Bond Lake: A hop, skip and a jump away
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 07:00 am
I often get asked by people where there is a good, safe place to take kids fishing - where they'll catch fish, be safe and learn to fish without a boat. Those are good questions for sure, especially the last one. We have lots of places around here to do that.
New QBs impress in Bills-Skins preseason opener
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 11:25 pm
Thursday night's Bills-Redskins preseason opener was one marked by a largely lackadaisical offense for the Bills first string, but also impressive showings by two new QBs in their first games on both squads.

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