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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.
New York Power Authority fishing piers close for season
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season at dusk today, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The fishing pier located near the Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River will also close for the season.
On to the next level
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:40 am
The following Niagara Wheatfield High School students signed their college commitment letter on Wednesday, signifying they will play sports at the collegiate level:
Registration open for 2023 Eastern Lake Erie Walleye School
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 01:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Convention Center will host the annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo from Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023. The goal of the event is to promote and teach fishing to anglers of all specialties, with exhibitions, classes and opportunities to connect with experts in the field.
Hochul announces 'Free Fishing Day' on Nov. 11 to honor veterans
Wed, Nov 9th 2022 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state is honoring veterans with a statewide "Free Fishing Day" on Friday, Nov. 11. Selected to coincide with Veterans Day, Nov. 11 will mark the final "Free Fishing Day" of the year.
'Big R': Banquet tickets available beginning Oct. 19
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 03:45 pm
Tickets for the 2022 Ransomville Speedway awards banquet will be available beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The awards banquet will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Lewiston No. 2 Firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
NYS Canal Corp. announces fall fishing initiative in WNY is now an annual program to support fishing environment, angling community & local businesses
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:00 pm
The New York State Canal Corp. announced that, after a successful two-year trial run, its fall fishing initiative is now a permanent annual program that will release regulated flows of water from the Erie Canal into Lake Ontario tributaries in Western New York each fall.
DEC announces youth pheasant hunting weekend for WNY
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 8-9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced. The youth-only pheasant hunting weekend helps acclimate junior hunters to upland game bird hunting when fewer hunters are afield, and to learn safe hunting values and skills from experienced hunters.
Holy Ghost hosts Bergholz 5K
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church and School hosted the Bergholz 5K road race and 1-mile "fun run" on Saturday, to promote health and wellness within the community, and to benefit on-site facilities and operations.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
Bassmaster ranks Lake Erie and Upper Niagara River 8th in US
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Bassmaster Magazine is considered by many to be the worldwide authority on bass fishing, providing readers with tips and advice to improve their success rate on the water. This year, Lake Erie and the Upper Niagara River were ranked eighth on their annual list of the 100 Best Bass Lakes in the country.
Noted journalist Bill Wolcott passes
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 01:25 pm
Western New York lost a well-respected and admired sports writer on Sept. 11, 2022. John William "Bill" Wolcott died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.
3 boating safety tips just right for fall boating
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just right for leaf peeping season.
AHA, Buffalo Bills team to offer students exciting ways to get moving with NFL PLAY 60
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The American Heart Association and the National Football League continue their commitment to kids' whole-body health through physical activity.
'Big R': Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill set for Friday night
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
Labatt and Bailey Brothers Landscape and Snow Removal will present the Mateo Hope Street Stock King of the Hill this Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. The racing card will also feature a $2,000 to win Big Block/Small Block Shootout, plus a Sportsman/Novice Shootout, and the final points race of the season for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks.
UB students, working with community physicians, to provide free sports physicals at Seneca-Babcock Community Center
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Parents whose children are playing sports this year can take advantage of free sports physicals that University at Buffalo faculty and students are providing at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, under the supervision of physician volunteers from UB and the community.
'Big R': Big Blocks & monster trucks coming to Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 05:20 pm
The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds will make their 36th visit to the Ransomville Speedway Wednesday night for the 37th running of the Summer Nationals. The race will be 75-laps in distance and will pay $7,500 to win. The Investor's Service Sportsman will join the Big Blocks as they will be competing in the second annual Mike Bonesky Memorial for the Western and Central Region.
Bergholz 5K is Sept. 24
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 09:30 am
The Bergholz 5K (and 1-mile Fun Run) road race is once again being hosted in Bergholz on Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m.
Chimera delivers funding for Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera met with coaches and young players to present a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).
Boating safety has improved nationally says Water Sports Foundation, resulting in fewer incidents & fatalities
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard's latest 2021 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed boating safety improved with a 15.4% drop in the fatality rate per 100,000 registered vessels since 2020, while incidents decreased by 15.7% to 4,439; total fatalities decreased by 14.2% to 658; and total injuries decreased by 17.2% to 2,641.
'Big R': Buffalo Fuel, Firth Jewelers & Telco Construction present racing action this Friday night
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:35 pm
Buffalo Fuel, Firth Jewelers and Telco Construction will be presenting the racing program this coming Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. A full card of Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman will all be in action at 7:15 p.m.
Registration open for YMCA Turkey Trot
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:15 pm
Registration for the 127th annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot is open. Runners may register at www.YMCABN.org until race capacity is reached.
'WNY Home Run Derby' to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Foundation, other local charities
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 05:10 pm
Officials of the Buffalo AAA MUNY Baseball league announced the first-ever "WNY Home Run Derby" is happening Saturday, Aug. 13, at Sheridan Park in the Town of Tonawanda. The daylong event will feature some of the area's best hitters, competing in high school, college and open divisions.
Ransomville Speedway adjusting 2022 schedule
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 12:50 pm
Management of the Ransomville Speedway is making an adjustment to the end of the 2022 schedule.
Niagara County is 'Reelin' for a Cure'
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:45 am
"Reelin' for a Cure" is returning to Olcott and Wilson harbors from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 19. In its seventh year, the fishing tournament will host hundreds of women angling for prize money, bragging rights and the opportunity to raise money for women battling cancer.
Angel Cup Golf Challenge
Tue, Aug 9th 2022 10:00 am
The Community Action Angel Cup Golf Challenge, sponsored by Niagara Community Action Program, was held Monday at the Niagara County Golf Course. Pictured, from left: Chuck Cleri, Mike Hartman and board members John Lombardi and Andy Kirsch.
New 'Tackle Box' smartphone feature to enhance fishing-related tourism in New York
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 10:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the state's new "Tackle Box" mobile phone feature to, her team said, "enhance fishing-related tourism by making it easier for new and experienced anglers to enjoy the great fishing offered throughout New York.
Rapids Bowling Center sponsors fundraiser for Help and Hope for Homeless
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 10:40 am
The Rapids Bowling Center in Niagara Falls will sponsor a "no-tap" bowling event for the charity Help and Hope for Homeless on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9524 Niagara Falls Blvd.
DEC: Hunting & trapping licenses are now on sale
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits (DMPs) for the 2022-23 seasons are now on sale. Expanded hunting opportunities offered last year are also available to hunters this year.
Racing heats up at 'Big R'
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
Ransomville Speedway's 2022 season is continuing to roll right into the month of August, as VanDeMark Chemicals and JAGG Electrical and Control will be presenting the racing program on Friday, Aug. 5. The racing program will feature a full card of Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
 

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