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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.
Niagara Academy teacher named elite woman's physique competitor
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:15 pm
Rachel Newman is not only an elite educator, but after the National Physique Committee (NPC) Universe Competition in June in Teaneck, New Jersey, she is now considered a nationally elite athlete, as well.
'Big R': Honoring and remembering Mackenzie Kulesza
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The annual Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial Race for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will take place on Friday, July 14. A full Ransomville Speedway racing program featuring the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Hy-Tech Concrete Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman will all be in action, as well as the annual kids poster contest.
'Big R': Doug Etue Memorial on Thursday, All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
This Thursday night, "The Little R" at the Ransomville Speedway will pay tribute to Doug Etue, with the running of the Doug Etue Memorial to kick off the "Little R Midsummer Money Series."
New legislation aimed at addressing minimum age of lifeguards
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she signed legislation to address the minimum age of lifeguards at children's camps. Legislation (S.6467-A/A.5821A) will require lifeguards for children's camps to be at least 17 years of age except that up to 50% of the required number of lifeguards on duty may be at least 15 years of age if they are under the supervision of a camp aquatics director. Lifeguards required for wilderness swimming must be at least 18 years of age.
Sal Maglie Stadium: Niagara Falls rededicates historic Hyde Park venue
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:00 am
A landmark ballpark with a long and storied history has been rededicated as a tribute to Niagara Falls native and former major league pitcher Sal "The Barber" Maglie.
AAA: Simple steps to swimming safety
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Summer is in full swing, and Independence Day weekend is going to be full of pool parties and beach getaways. Unfortunately, every year in the United States, there are an estimated 4,000 unintentional drownings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'Big R': Mother Nature claims Friday night program
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 05:15 pm
A stray afternoon shower just as pit gates were opening forced Ransomville Speedway management to pull the plug on the June 23 racing program.
Buffalo Sabres sign Youngstown's Joseph Cecconi
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team signed Joseph Cecconi to a one-year-contract.
NFL, NFLPA commit additional half-million dollars to fund studies of innovative pain management solutions, including CBD
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:20 pm
The National Football League and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) announced today they are jointly awarding two grants in research funding totaling $526,525 to independent medical researchers at the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience (ASPN) and Emory University.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2023 preseason schedule
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres revealed their 2023 preseason schedule on Wednesday. The team will play seven preseason games, including three home games at KeyBank Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
'Big R': Reschedule 'Labor Night' & autographs at raceway
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 01:15 pm
Heavy and persistent rains at the conclusion of the warmup session forced Ransomville Speedway management to make the decision to cancel the June 16 racing program.
NYS: 'Free Fishing Weekend' June 24-25
Mon, Jun 19th 2023 06:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the year's second "Free Fishing Weekend," on June 24-25, when New York state waives the requirement for a freshwater fishing license.
Grand Island Little League raises money for Ride for Roswell
Sat, Jun 17th 2023 07:00 am
Air quality on June 7 and 8 was so unhealthy, as a result of the winds that brought in smoke from wildfires in Canada, that Grand Island NY Baseball & Softball (little league) canceled all games.
New York state joins Operation Dry Water to stop boating under the influence
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:55 am
The New York State Parks Marine Services Bureau is proud to coordinate New York's annual participation in the national Operation Dry Water campaign. This campaign involves law enforcement agencies statewide to educate boaters about the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, and removing impaired boaters from the waterways. This year, Operation Dry Water's national weekend of amplified outreach and coordinated enforcement is July 1-3.
State Parks schedules lifeguard qualifier
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a final lifeguard qualifier will be held for the 2023 season.
DEC announces new 'Next Step' hunting and trapping courses
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 01:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced DEC's hunter education program (HEP) is now offering "Next Step" courses in seven disciplines for those who have completed a hunter education, bowhunter education, or trapper education certification course.
'Big R': 14th 'Labor Night at the Races' this Friday night
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:45 pm
One of the longest traditions at the "Big R" will continue this coming Friday night as it is the 14th annual "Labor Night at the Races" to benefit the United Way of Greater Niagara.
DEC announces opening of 2023 black bass season
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the open (harvest) season for largemouth and smallmouth bass, collectively known as black bass, begins June 15 and runs through Nov. 30.
'Big R': Ron Martin Summer Nationals to take place Aug. 22
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 10:10 am
In honor of Ron Martin and his dedication to Ransomville Speedway, the Summer Nationals has been officially renamed to the Ron Martin Summer Nationals. The 38th edition of this event for the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will take place Tuesday, Aug. 22, with Wednesday, Aug. 23, being utilized as a rain date, if needed.
GI Moose Lodge 180 to showcase NASCAR Cup Series racecar
Sat, Jun 10th 2023 07:00 am
Heads-up NASCAR fans: Later this month, you will have opportunity to check out one of the premier vehicles in the 2023 Cup Series, as Grand Island Moose Lodge 180 hosts driver Ross Chastain's No. 1 race car for public viewing.
'Big R': Empire Super Sprints return to Ransomville this Friday night
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Empire Super Sprints will make their annual pilgrimage to Ransomville this coming Friday night, June 9, for the Ron Lux Memorial. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hebeler Sales & Service, and Nuttall Gear will present the racing action. The Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman, and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will also be in action.
'Big R': Dick Wilkinson Memorial set for Friday night
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Ransomville Speedway will honor the memory of the oldest feature winner in speedway history on Friday, June 2, with the Dick Wilkinson Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks. Mark Cerrone Inc. will present the racing program that also features kids rides.
DEC: Muskellunge fishing seasons open June 1 for inland waters, June 15 for Great Lakes waters
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fishing seasons for muskellunge begin June 1 in inland waters, and June 15 in Great Lakes waters (Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River).
Grand Island Lady Vikings 10UB Bagley take first at Arcade tournament
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Vikings 10U B (Bagley) softball team recently attended the second annual Lady Cardinal Tournament in Arcade and took first place.
Project Play WNY announces awardees for 'Summer Free Play Series' inaugural grant process
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:15 pm
Project Play Western New York (WNY), driven and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation's youth sports and recreation focus area, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, announced 12 organizations received a 2023 "Summer Free Play Series" grant award.
Daughter of Lew-Port principal following in mom's shoes as sports star
Thu, May 25th 2023 08:10 am
Reyes Rodriguez is on a fast-track to sports success - which isn't surprising, considering her mom, Tina (Williams) Rodriguez, was the GOAT at Niagara Catholic High School.
'Big R': Tickets on sale for All-Star Circuit of Champions Race on July 7
Wed, May 24th 2023 08:55 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series race at the Ransomville Speedway. The event will take place on Friday, July 7, and the all-stars will be joined by the Hy-Tech Concrete Sportsman, and the KiPo Motors Street Stocks.
'Big R': Memorial Day weekend features $2,000-to-win modifieds, plus bike races and 'Austin Wilson Memorial Demo Derby'
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:10 am
Memorial Day weekend at the Ransomville Speedway will once again see the Krown Undercoating Modifieds running for $2,000-to-win, plus the inaugural "Austin Wilson Memorial Demolition Derby." Buffalo Auto Auction and DNA Towing will present the racing program on Friday, May 26. Also on the card will be a kid's bike race, and kids will have a chance to win one of four brand-new bikes courtesy of the Wilson Print Shop.
'Big R': Cody McPherson wins Chris Moore Memorial at Ransomville
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Mr. DIRT Sportsman titlist Cody McPherson, from St. Catharines, Ontario, won the Chris Moore Memorial for the Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night, as Parkhill Tree Service and Niagara Hardwood presented the night's program
NYSDOT highlights Bicycle Safety Month, encourages people to bike WNY
Wed, May 17th 2023 02:05 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced the importance of bicycle safety during National Bicycle Safety Month, and reminded everyone that roadway safety is a shared responsibility.
Mason FOREVER Foundation Niagara Pioneer Scholarship opportunity
Tue, May 16th 2023 07:00 am
The Mason Forever Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes youth sports and students pursuing a degree in the health/fitness fields.
'Big R': Chris Moore Memorial set for Friday night
Mon, May 15th 2023 10:35 am
Ransomville Speedway will host the second annual Chris Moore Memorial for the Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman on Friday, May 19, with sponsorship from Parkhill Tree Service and Niagara Hardwood.
'Little R' hosts practice session to start season
Fri, May 12th 2023 09:20 am
The SANY New York/Burris Racing go-karting program at the Ransomville Speedway hosted its annual test and tune and practice session on Thursday night. A full pit area and the fans had the chance to see karts on the track for the first time. Nearly 70 karts took to the track and took part.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds people to wear their bike helmets
Tue, May 9th 2023 12:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is reminding New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Take 2: Ransomville Speedway opening night set for Friday
Tue, May 9th 2023 11:55 am
It finally looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate with the Ransomville Speedway to get the 65th season of racing at the "Big R" underway this coming Friday night.
'Big R': Wet grounds force Ransomville Speedway to postpone 2023 opening night
Fri, May 5th 2023 12:50 pm
The start of 65th season of racing at Ransomville Speedway will have to wait another week, as with persistent rain - and an unfavorable forecast for most of this week - speedway management made the decision to pull the plug on opening night (originally scheduled for Friday, May 5).
Lewiston Porter Youth Football to set up shop at former board room inside Red Brick
Fri, May 5th 2023 10:55 am
The Lewiston Porter Youth Football and Cheer Organization has been partnering with the Village of Lewiston in recent years, most notably in using Richard F. Soluri Park in the plateau area off Portage Road. The youth group will soon begin renting the former board meeting room on the second floor of the Red Brick Municipal Building.
DEC announces 2022 deer harvest estimates
Tue, May 2nd 2023 04:35 pm
Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 231,961 deer during the 2022 hunting seasons, a 10% increase from last year, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
 

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