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Earth Day 2018: Scouts contribute to cleanup success
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:15 pm
The Tuscarora Heroes Garden Mob was out in force last Saturday for the annual spring cleanup. More than 30 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help get the pocket park ready for the new season.
Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare coming to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 05:10 pm
A new center at Niagara University will investigate ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing local and global communities.
Locals showcase talent at PAL/ACE all-star games
Sun, Apr 15th 2018 02:40 pm
On Saturday afternoon, local high school basketball talent stormed into Niagara Falls High School for the annual PAL/ACE all-star games. The day of basketball included a freshman/sophomore game, as well as a junior/senior game. Each team, for both games, included a mix of the classes. Attendees who showed paid $5 for a ticket and all proceeds earned were donated to the Niagara Police Athletic League.
Vikings outduel Wolverines and elements for victory
Wed, Apr 11th 2018 09:35 pm
On Wednesday evening, weather conditions were how they've been for majority of the spring - bitter cold and windy. Despite real feel temperatures in the low 30's, the Grand Island Vikings baseball team defeated the Niagara Falls Wolverines, 3-1.
Kenan Center to present 33rd annual Storrs All High Photo Show
Wed, Apr 11th 2018 07:00 am
For the 33rd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring photos by students from 19 high schools from across Western New York.
Niagara University unveils new baseball field
Sat, Apr 7th 2018 08:15 pm
On Saturday morning, elected officials, Niagara University faculty and baseball fans alike stormed to NU for the official unveiling of renovations made to John P. Bobo field.
Niagara Falls baseball ready to use team effort in 2018
Wed, Apr 4th 2018 05:05 pm
In 2017, the Niagara Falls High School baseball team had a consistent lineup with names all of Western New York knew about. After running 10 to 11 guys out on the field consistently last season, coach Rob Augustino said 2018 would be completely different.
N-W boys lacrosse vying for gold in 2018
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 03:05 pm
Since 2011, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse team has faced off versus Hamburg in every Section VI Class B finals. The Falcons have one title win versus the Bulldogs in that time frame. In 2018, coach Vince Schiffert said his team is ready to get back on top.
Youth Month at Greater Niagara FCU
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 02:05 pm
Every child dreams about their future. Many of those dreams will require money to come true. How does one help the children in their life achieve such dreams? One way is to help them learn "The Science of Saving."
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center unites local school students to discuss race & equality
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:45 pm
Nearly 130 local middle and high school students were at Niagara University on Thursday to tackle sensitive issues related to race and equality. The daylong conference was presented by the university's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission, which was established last fall to leverage change on causes associated with diversity, equality and social justice - both on campus and within the community.
Niagara University's CMAA student chapter best in country for 9th straight year
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:40 pm
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America's (CMAA) is the best in the country - for an incredible ninth straight year.
Niagara-Wheatfield community comes together for Ziegler family
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:25 pm
It's been a very tough week for the Niagara-Wheatfield community. On Wednesday, students, faculty, friends and family received tragic news that Michael Ziegler; a student at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and a member of the Falcons football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, tragically passed away.
Quartet of seniors help Niagara Falls basketball to regionals
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School basketball program has a rich history of winning and is always held to high expectations. In the 2017-18 season, they won the Niagara Frontier League and their 20th Section VI title dating back to the old Niagara Falls High School on Pine Avenue, but this year seniors Quran Dubois, Syquan Ralands, Tazaun Rose and Marquise Miller want more than just another sectional title: they want the states.
HS Hockey: Peters guides Niagara-Wheatfield to state semifinals
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 11:45 pm
On Monday when the Niagara-Wheatfield Hockey team defeated Williamsville North for the Section VI large schools crown, Nick Peters played a rare game where he didn't record a point. Saturday night in the state quarterfinals, Peters was in on every scoring play. The Falcons defeated the Syracuse Cougars, 3-1, to move on to the state semifinals
Champions: Niagara-Wheatfield hockey defeats Williamsville North to win Section VI finals
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 10:35 pm
It's been four days shy of three years since the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team raised their last Section VI championship. On Monday evening, the Falcons got back to the top, as they defeated unbeaten Williamsville North, 2-0, in the Section VI large schools title game.
Belter, Peters and Tobey guide Falcons back to sectional finals
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:30 am
For four years, Zack Belter, Nick Peters and Chris Tobey have suited up for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team. On Monday evening, they'll play in their third sectional championship and look to bring Niagara-Wheatfield its sixth title.
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield strolls back into sectional finals
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 12:25 am
On Feb. 29, 2016, coach Rick Wrazin and his Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team were defeated in the sectional finals, 1-0, versus Williamsville North. Nearly two years later, the Falcons will face the same team in the same game. To get to the finals, the Falcons defeated the Orchard Park Quakers Tuesday night, 3-0, in the Section VI
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield cruises past Lockport
Sat, Feb 17th 2018 04:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield is known for being one of the best hockey teams in Western New York. On Saturday at the Northtown Center, Division 3 Lockport saw just how talented the Falcons are. The Falcons defeated the Lions, 15-0, in the first round of the Section VI large schools playoffs .
Niagara-Wheatfield hosts first NFL basketball crossover championships
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 12:20 am
Niagara-Wheatfield High School hosted the Niagara Frontier League basketball championships Thursday night. The games featured the Niagara and Frontier division winners going head-to-head to determine a true champion of the league.
HS Hoops: North Tonawanda survives test from Grand Island
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 10:05 pm
Wednesday night, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks faced the Grand Island Vikings in the Niagara Frontier League's third place crossover game. The Lumberjacks got off to a hot start, but the Vikings continued to push their way back, falling just short. North Tonawanda defeated Grand Island, 59-53, in front of a loud Vikings crowd.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield drops non-league game versus Maryvale
Tue, Feb 13th 2018 12:55 am
Niagara-Wheatfield coach Erik O'Bryan will admit, his team has been close in almost every game, but a big run by the opposing team seems to always haunt the Falcons at the end. That's exactly what happened Monday night, as the Falcons dropped a non-league contest versus Maryvale, 65-49.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS athletes sign college letters of intent
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 05:55 pm
On Thursday afternoon, student-athletes, family, friends, coaches and staff gathered in Niagara-Wheatfield High School's ALC to honor multiple athletes that signed letters of intent to extend their athletic careers into college.
HS Hoops: Grand Island pushes past Niagara-Wheatfield with big runs
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 12:35 am
Grand Island coach Ron Krysztof will tell anyone his team's ability to shoot the 3-pointer is critical. Wednesday night versus Niagara-Wheatfield, they only made six, a little below their season average, but all six came at key times to spark a Vikings win. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 51-30 Wednesday night for their second win in a row.
Rocking, pin-dropping to benefit Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
A fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event will feature a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special performances by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
HS Hockey: Falcons and Marauders tie in Division 1 clash
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 10:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield and St. Joes played the most hyped up hockey game scheduled for Wednesday night, as the No. 6 ranked team in the state faced the No. 9 ranked team in the state, respectively. After 50 minutes of play, though, there was no winner and no loser. The Falcons and Marauders tied, 1-1, Wednesday night at the Hockey Outlet. N-W and St. Joes came in as the second and third place teams in Division, respectively.
Girls HS hoops: Benton and Bailey's sharpshooting lead Niagara-Wheatfield past Kenmore East
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 11:20 pm
In basketball they say you live and die by the 3-pointer. Niagara-Wheatfield's girls basketball team didn't necessarily live or die by it Monday night versus Kenmore East, but when they made them, they were in big spots. The Falcons defeated the Kenmore East Bulldogs, 60-50, Monday night at Niagara-Wheatfield. It was the first time the two teams met all season.
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls pulls away late from Aquinas
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 04:55 pm
It's rare for an eighth-grader to play on a varsity team, let alone start. The Niagara Falls Wolverines are in rare company, as they start two eighth-graders. Saturday afternoon at Aquinas, eighth-grader Willie Lightfoot was a key in sealing the Wolverines victory. The Falls defeated the Lil' Irish in their third road game in as many days, 68-55.
Lewiston dancers collect for Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:50 pm
Students and teachers from the Lewiston Dance Center recently took part in a food drive for the Heart, Love & Soul Community Kitchen. Studio owners Rachel Novelli and Kathy Abbondanza decided to try boosting donations by getting the dance instructors involved. The result was a dance contest between the instructors. The class with the most donations would win a $50 gift card.
'What Must Be Done': Niagara University announces strategic plan details
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 05:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the Catholic and Vincentian university, presented details of "What Must Be Done" during a community meeting held Thursday afternoon.
HS Hockey: Woods leads Niagara-Wheatfield to victory
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 09:35 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield head coach Rick Wrazin knows when his team is at its best. On Saturday night versus Lancaster, he saw some good things, but said his team was outplayed. Regardless, the Falcons won their third straight division game over the Legends, 2-0.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf to represent NFL in first Section VI team championship
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 03:25 pm
On Thursday, Section VI boys golf Chairman Nate Leary announced that the section would hold its first annual Section VI boys golf team championship. The team aspect will be held alongside the annual individual championship and state qualifier. So, the tournament will not only crown an individual Section VI Champion and eight state tournament qualifiers, but also a Section VI team champion, something that hasn't been awarded in "many decades."
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team to host 'Pink-out' night
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:40 am
As a teacher and a coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, coach Steve Miller has a lot that he has to take care of. Miller also has a family, which he cares for dearly. This summer, though, he was dealt a tough blow. Miller's wife, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer for the second time and he's been at the forefront taking care of his family. Along with that, he continues to help coach the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team, which his son Cam Miller also plays for. The team has been nothing but supportive for the family, knowing what their coach and teammate is going through.
UB addiction specialist Clara Bradizza appointed to NIH study section
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Clara Bradizza, Ph.D., senior research scientist in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has been selected to serve as a member of the interventions to prevent and treat addictions study section of the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball season gives back to good cause
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Being a high school student athlete is no easy task. Jumbling practice with homework, and games with important projects can be a difficult time for most. For Kelsey Lachowski, she's dealing with a lot more than being a senior in the classroom and on the court for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team.
Mini-doc on club advised by Niagara University grad airs during CNN's 'New Year's Eve Live'
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 10:55 am
Amid the conical hats, demands for hot tea and general hullabaloo of New Year's Eve was a mini-documentary about a new program that launched last fall at a high school in Boca Raton, Florida. Produced by MassMutual, the three-minute piece spotlighted We Dine Together, a lunch club started by four teenagers that endeavors to combat social isolation.
Girl Scouts of Western New York kicks off next century of female entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie season
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 12:10 pm
Today, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills, but also powers amazing experiences for them across the U.S.
Tribune's year in high school sports
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 10:00 pm
Over the past year, Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda High School have been battling on the field, with student-athletes showing pride for their respective schools. The two schools accomplished a few feats that made hometown residents proud to call the area home. With that, here is a recap of some of those accomplishments from the past year.
Local students finalists in national STEM program; Niagara Falls students earn honorable mention
Thu, Dec 28th 2017 06:10 pm
An original experiment proposal developed by a team of students from Lockport High School was among the finalists in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP), Mission 12 to the International Space Station. SSEP is a national STEM education initiative of the National Center for Earth and Space Education (NCESSE). The local program was organized by the WNY STEM Hub.
Francis Center executive director honored by Niagara University
Thu, Dec 21st 2017 02:00 pm
Sister Betty Neumeister, OSF, executive director of the Francis Center in Niagara Falls, received the Community Leader of the Year Award from Niagara University's College of Education during a surprise presentation at the center on Wednesday.
HS Basketball: Niagara Falls storms past Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 11:00 pm
Niagara Falls High School has been a thorn in the side of Niagara Frontier League basketball teams for years. Tuesday night, the Wolverines proved to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons that trend is still alive, defeating the Falcons, 76-22.
 

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