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DEC announces New York's trout harvest opens April 1
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the April 1 start of the spring trout fishing season, which provides excellent angling opportunities thanks to DEC's extensive stocking program and wild trout fisheries. DEC stocks nearly 1.9 million trout in waters statewide, beginning in March and lasting until early June.
Lewiston Porter Youth Football League shares football field plans with Village of Lewiston
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Youth Football League has grand expansion plans for Richard F. Soluri Park at the Lewiston plateau off Portage Road.
Pat LaFontaine, industry leaders discuss building sustainable youth sports at NU forum
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 11:35 am
NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine and CEO of Life Sports Chris Price will lead a conversation on re-imagining 21st-century youth sports, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on the Niagara University campus.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2023 demolition derby dates
Fri, Mar 10th 2023 09:00 am
The Ransomville Speedway has officially released the 2023 demolition derby dates. The fan-favorite events will take place Fridays, May 26, and Sept. 1, as part of the 65th anniversary season of racing at "The Big R."
Scotty Bowman Showcase slated for April 10
Thu, Mar 9th 2023 07:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the 17th Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Monday, April 10, at KeyBank Center.
Niagara University sports teams managing very different weather conditions in spring months
Mon, Feb 20th 2023 10:25 am
The Niagara University Purple Eagles women's lacrosse and softball teams are navigating their practice and game schedules around the winter weather on the ridge. The women's softball team is preparing both indoors and outdoors for its upcoming spring series games in Hawaii, as the women's lacrosse team bundles up outdoors as the unpredictable weather continues.
Mike Tirico & Danica Patrick return to NBC Sports' coverage of Indianapolis 500 100 days from today
Fri, Feb 17th 2023 04:10 pm
With 100 days until the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on NBC and Peacock, NBC Sports announced today that Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick will return to its coverage of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28.
'Free Freshwater Fishing Days' in NYS
Wed, Feb 15th 2023 11:05 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the 2023 dates for "Free Freshwater Fishing Days" in New York. The requirement for a freshwater fishing license is waived during the following six days this year: Feb. 18-19; June 24-25; National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 23; and Nov. 11.
Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo this week
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 12:25 pm
The annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo will take place this week at the Niagara Falls Convention Center (Thursday through Sunday). The event draws anglers from various specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to learn from experts in the industry.
DEC announces 'second successful year' of youth deer hunt pilot program
Tue, Feb 14th 2023 11:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced results of the second year of a pilot program allowing mentored 12- and 13-year-old hunters to harvest deer with a firearm or crossbow. The results show youth big game hunters enjoyed another safe, successful, and well-attended season afield.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway releases 2023 schedule
Mon, Feb 13th 2023 07:00 am
The Ransomville Speedway has officially released the 2023 schedule of events. From fan favorites to national and regional touring series, "The Big R" is the place to be on Friday nights.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Half Marathon set for May 6
Sat, Feb 11th 2023 07:00 am
Roger King said that, as a 30-year-old, he started running to improve his health, but, since then, it has become a big part of his life.
Super Bowl LVII: Get ready for Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 12:55 pm
On Sunday, Feb. 12, the Kansas City Chiefs (16-3) and the Philadelphia Eagles (16-3) will meet in Super Bowl LVII (6:30 p.m. ET, FOX) at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. It marks the sixth time since 2000 that the two No. 1 seeds will meet in the Super Bowl.
Pickleball popularity sweeps over Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 10th 2023 11:00 am
A combination of tennis, badminton and Ping-Pong, the nationwide affection with pickleball has not escaped the Town of Wheatfield's Recreation Department.
12th Annual NFL Honors presented by Invisalign to be broadcast on NBC, NFL Network, streamed on Peacock live on Thursday
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 02:25 pm
The 12th Annual NFL Honors presented by Invisalign, an Align Technology brand, is the annual two-hour primetime awards special that recognizes the NFL's best players, performances and plays from the 2022 season. it will be televised live nationally at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT on NBC and NFL Network, and streamed live on Peacock on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Ransomville Speedway hosted drivers meeting
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 11:50 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a drivers registration meeting at the Ransomville Fire Co. on Sunday afternoon. Drivers had the opportunity to reserve pit pads, register their cars, purchase track memberships and DIRTcar licenses. Ransomville Speedway officials, including tech inspectors and the race director, were on hand to answer any questions.
DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded anglers to be safe when venturing onto the ice this season, especially given recent variations in weather conditions.
Niagara Frontier Golf Club names Engel general manager
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:35 am
Timothy J. Engel has been named general manager of the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, a private golf club on Lake Road in the Village of Youngstown near Lake Ontario. The announcement was made by club President Andrew Cline.
Ransomville Speedway to host drivers meeting Feb. 5
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway will host a drivers registration meeting for all classes on Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Ransomville Fire Co., 2521 Youngstown Lockport Road.
GIHS: Teams rebuild after numerous graduations
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 06:45 pm
Several high school teams are in a rebuilding mode after a number of graduations, said Grand Island Athletic Director Jon Roth in his roundup of fall sports at the Jan. 9 Board of Education meeting.
D'Youville University responds to Hamlin incident by offering community training
Fri, Jan 13th 2023 04:50 pm
Following the on-the-field cardiac arrest in the Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game that left Damar Hamlin fighting for his life in an intensive care unit, D'Youville University has partnered with Sports Medicine Concepts to offer Core4 simulated training to local athletic trainers and coaches at the high school, college and university levels. The associated cost is $3, in recognition of Hamlin's jersey number.
Want to umpire in 2023?
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 04:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Umpire Association is seeking men and women ages 16 and older to join as umpires. Members work high school baseball for the Niagara Frontier League, as well as summer leagues in the Niagara County and Grand Island areas.
'Little R' is ready for 2023 season
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 11:10 am
The SANY New York/Burris Racing go-kart season is fast approaching, with the 2023 season opener just four months away. 
7 fitness resolutions that are easy to keep
Mon, Dec 26th 2022 07:00 am
Resolutions to get in shape, exercise more and eat healthier foods are popular each January. Optimism reigns when making resolutions, but for many, the difficulty lies in keeping them. Individuals looking to get healthier in the year ahead can try these strategies to stay the course.
New York State Parks encourages snowmobilers to ride safely, as season opens
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is reminding snowmobilers to "ride responsibly and put safety first, as they enjoy the state's outstanding snowmobiling opportunities." 
DEC reminds hunters of late-season deer-hunting opportunities
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 01:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded hunters that many deer-hunting opportunities are still available in New York, and encouraged new and experienced hunters to participate.
Ransomville Speedway 2023 season passes now available
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
2023 Ransomville Speedway season passes are now available for purchase, which makes for great Christmas presents for that special race fan in your life, or even for yourself.
The basics of pickleball
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
A court sport is sweeping the nation, and it isn't tennis or basketball. According to the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, 4.8 million people played pickleball in 2021, marking a nearly 15% growth in the total number of players from the year prior.
Snowmobilers reminded to renew their registration locally
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 10:20 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns reminds snowmobilers to register their sleds and trailers "locally" - directly through the Erie County Auto Bureau.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Youngstown's Cecconi
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the acquisition of defenseman and Youngstown native Joseph Cecconi.
Buffalo Bills star Stefon Diggs and M&T Bank provide holiday help for local families
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 02:20 pm
M&T Bank teamed up with Buffalo Bills star receiver Stefon Diggs to spread joy and deliver extra holiday help for about 100 families from the east side of Buffalo during a special celebration held at the William-Emslie Family YMCA in Buffalo. This holiday celebration was the culmination of a season-long partnership between Diggs and M&T Bank.
State Parks seeks lifeguards for 2023
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced there will be four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2023 season.
'Big R': Champions honored at Ransomville Speedway awards banquet
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:25 am
Ransomville Speedway honored its 2022 track champions Saturday night at the annual awards banquet at the Lewiston No. 2 Fire Co. hall. Breakaway provided music for the evening, and Donna Eick catered the meal. Track announcer Steven Petty served as emcee. 
All-star crop of champions returning to 'Big R' in 2023
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 pm
The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will return to the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, July 7, 2023. Last season, Kokomo, Indiana's Parker Price-Miller used a green-white-checkered restart to take the lead and win in a race that pocketed him $12,000.
The Harlem Globetrotters bring 2023 World Tour to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike's Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world's winningest team!
Billy Quarantillo makes a mark in MMA - leaves a mark at popular Lewiston eatery
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Now, Niagara County can lay claim to another nationally known professional athlete: mixed martial arts star Billy Quarantillo. The Lewiston-Porter graduate will face Alexander Hernandez on Dec. 10 in "Ultimate UFC 282," a mixed-martial arts card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will broadcast on ESPN pay-per-view.
Hochul signs legislation to allow collegiate student athletes to receive compensation for endorsements & athletic participation
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday signed legislation (S.5891-F/A.5115-E) that allows New York collegiate student athletes to receive compensation for their name, image or likeness without the risk of forfeiting their scholarships or eligibility to participate in collegiate athletics.
New York State Parks reminds snowmobilers that state trail system remains closed
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 05:25 pm
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Snowmobile Bureau reminds snowmobilers to exercise caution in this weekend's snowstorm. Despite the large snowfalls in the Tug Hill and in Western New York, snowmobile trails are not open at this time. For public safety reasons, grooming generally may not begin until the closure of big game hunting season. Snowmobilers should exercise restraint when operating snowmobiles before the start of the season.
AAA: Hunting season opens - motorists should beware
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:30 am
Opening day of regular season deer hunting is Nov. 19 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.
US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks project applications for $38 million in fish passage funding
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 09:10 am
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the availability of $38 million in funding from the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" for fish passage projects across the nation that address outdated, unsafe or obsolete dams, culverts, levees and other barriers "fragmenting" the nation's rivers and streams.

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