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Party like it's 1985: North Tonawanda stuns Grand Island for NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
It was a night of upsets at Gene Masters Field on the Grand Island High School campus Wednesday night. In the first Niagara Frontier League boys soccer title matchup, Lewiston-Porter defeated Niagara-Wheatfield. For the girls title, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks kept the upset specials alive, as they defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 2-1, to win the NFL crown.
Lady Falcons volleyball creeps closer to third-straight NFL title
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team continues to roll in 2019, as the squad defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 3-0, Thursday night in the Falcons Den.
Jacobs, Brown announce $80,000 grant award to bolster access to soccer
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 06:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined late last week by Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, North District Councilman Joseph Golombek and local community organizations and leaders in announcing he secured $80,000 in state funding to support new mini-pitches along the Scajaquada Pathway in the Black Rock-Riverside neighborhood.
Academy of International Business & Finance offers unique high school experience
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Academy of International Business & Finance in 2019 is marking its 10th year as part of the Lewiston-Porter High School educational experience.
Girls in Sports Day: Girl power on display at NU
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
Last Saturday, 68 girls between the ages of 9-12 from 13 schools across Western New York, together with more than 100 women athletes, tried their hand at a variety of sports during Western New York Girls in Sports Day, hosted by Niagara University.
Lewiston-Porter dedicates new cross country course in honor of Gary Raby Sr.
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 03:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter announced the opening of the Gary Raby Sr. Cross Country Course this week on the Creek Road campus. The course was dedicated at a Tuesday afternoon ceremony, with the Raby family present to cut the ribbon and open the 1.7-mile course. The Lew-Port cross country team, now coached by Gary's daughter, Jenn, was joined by alumni, administrators and board members to honor Gary and his vision, and then explore the course.
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
With it comes "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday presentation. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 13-14 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual Scholarship Gala
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:50 pm
Six new, distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Lysiak's (literal) debut boosts Falcons to opening victory
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 11:05 pm
For some people, when they try something for the first time, they actually do pretty well. For example, Forrest Gump playing ping pong. Another example was present Thursday night, as senior Matt Lysiak led the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team to a 26-6 victory over the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks.
Researchers, community partners seek to develop Lower Great Lakes research network on sustainability & resilience
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 09:55 am
As the world warms, communities around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario may become a refuge for people seeking relief from drought, sea-level rise and other climate-related extreme events in different parts of the U.S. and the world.
Mayor's Park Playground, kid-designed, volunteer-built
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
A new addition for the community surrounding Mayor's Park in North Tonawanda, which all kids and families will want to utilize, is now complete and open for kids of all ages and abilities.
Community Education returns to Lew-Port
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
A new school year is around the corner and excitement is starting to build around the Lewiston-Porter School District.
Locals represent at Kensington Lions HS All-Star game
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 02:05 pm
Wednesday night, several local Class of 2019 high school football players represented their respective programs in the 44th Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at Williamsville South High School.
Niagara Power wins NYCBL championship
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 07:30 pm
The Niagara Power, of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, defeated the Cortland Crush, 12-6, in the second game of a three-game series to take home the league title. 
'Heart of a Falcon' scholarships presented to 10 winners
Sun, Jul 21st 2019 12:45 pm
Sunday morning, several winners gathered at the Sanborn Fire Co. park grounds for a special presentation. Ten awardees were given the "Heart of a Falcon" scholarship in memory of Michael Ziegler.
Thanks to help from BOCES Program, mini bike goes generation to generation
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:00 am
It is not uncommon for teachers at Orleans/Niagara BOCES to use their and their students' skills to help each other out. Case in point, building trades teacher Matt Anastasi reached out to his friend and fellow teacher, project based engineering's Scott Brauer for a favor. 
2019 Falcons Flashback Awards
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
Without further ado, here is the 2019 Falcons Flashback Team MVPs for each team and, additionally, the team of the year.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduates Class of 2019
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 11:35 pm
Today, Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduated its Class of 2019 at Artpark in Lewiston. Below is a list of this year's senior class. 
Kiwanis Club of N-W Scholarships awarded
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield awarded two $1,000 scholarships at a dinner at G-Macs on June 20. 
Lewiston Tops awards scholarships
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 11:25 am
On Wednesday, June 12, DiMino's Lewiston Tops held its annual scholarship dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara-Wheatfield grads go back to where it all began
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 07:00 pm
There were hugs, high-fives and tears as Niagara-Wheatfield High School seniors took some time to visit their elementary schools on June 14.
PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2019 prom
Sun, Jun 9th 2019 12:40 am
On Friday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Class of 2019 held its prom at the Statler City in Buffalo. The following is a gallery of photos taken at the prom. NFP extends its congratulations to the Class of 2019.
N-W athletics wins NFL Supremacy Award
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 03:15 pm
2018-19 was indeed a dominant school year for Niagara-Wheatfield athletics. On Wednesday, at the Niagara Frontier League end of the year banquet, the program added to its impressive resume by winning the Niagara Frontier League "President's Cup" Supremacy Award.
16 NFHS seniors sign to play in college
Tue, Jun 4th 2019 05:45 pm
On Tuesday, 16 Niagara Falls High School seniors signed their national letters of intent to continue their student-athlete careers in college.
NCCC board recognizes coaches & athletic achievement
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College Interim President Dr. William J. Murabito and William L. Ross, chair of the board of trustees, acknowledged several award-winning student-athletes and coaches during a brief presentation at last Tuesday's trustees meeting. 
Quider does it all, guides Niagara-Wheatfield to Class A1 finals
Tue, May 28th 2019 07:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team has been in its fair share of offensive battles. On Tuesday, in the Section VI Class A1 semifinals, the Falcons got it done on the defensive side of the ball, as N-W defeated Hamburg, 1-0.
Peltier's no hitter guides Falcons to strong regular season finish
Thu, May 23rd 2019 12:00 am
After heavy rains suspended the contest in the first inning last Wednesday, the two teams continued the battle on Saturday, with N-W coming out as the victors, 9-0.  Despite a stellar offensive showing from the Falcons, it was all about Tommy Peltier on the mound. The senior hurled a no hitter while striking out 13 Lions.
Falcons get revenge win on senior day
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:55 pm
The last time the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team played Kenmore West, the team witness the Blue Devils celebrate on their own field after an impressive comeback victory. Friday night, the Falcons were seeking revenge and got it, as N-W defeated Ken-West, 8-4.
Niagara-Wheatfield outduels Lewiston-Porter in extra innings
Sat, May 11th 2019 03:50 pm
One extra inning thriller just wasn't enough for the Niagara-Wheatfield and Lewiston-Porter softball teams. Saturday afternoon, on the turf of Kenmore West High School, the two Niagara Frontier League squads dueled in a second extra inning affair, with the Falcons defeating the Lancers, 6-3, in eight innings.
Maureen Ingham to serve as president/principal at St. Peter's RC School
Fri, May 10th 2019 10:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. Church Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma had a special message for parishioners on Saturday: School Principal Maureen Ingham was promoted.
PHOTOS: 'Race for Hope' draws large audience
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:30 pm
Tuesday evening, Niagara-Wheatfield High School hosted the "Race for Hope" during its track meet versus Kenmore West.
Thousands of New Yorkers participate in state's 8th annual 'I Love My Park Day'
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Thousands of volunteers participated Saturday in the eighth annual "I Love My Park Day," helping with community cleanup, beautification and stewardship events at more than 140 state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York. An estimated 8,000 volunteers participated in 250 park and trail projects, including planting trees and gardens, clearing debris, restoring trails and wildlife habitats, cleaning shorelines and beachfronts and more.
N-WHS National Honor Society event for Niagara Hospice
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:00 pm
The tradition of giving back at Niagara-Wheatfield High School continues on a daily basis. Come Saturday, the Falcons and the National Honor Society will host a basket auction and vendor sale to raise money for Niagara Hospice. 
Longball guides Falcons softball to victory
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 08:25 pm
On a typical Western New York bitter "spring" day, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball bats stayed hot in a 14-6 victory at Niagara Falls High School.
Starpoint middle schoolers get plastic straws banned
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
A group of students, along with Starpoint Middle School teacher Jessica Smith, have launched a crusade to get rid of plastic straws in the Starpoint School District. 
Trio of captains leading Falcons softball for '19 season
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:40 pm
16 combined years. That is how much varsity softball experience the trio of Maddie Evarts, Mackenzie Franks and Mackenzie Quider possess on the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team.
N-W softball defeats Lew-Port in extra innings thriller
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 09:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons walked it off in nine innings versus the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 5-4.
Falcons outlast Lumberjacks for first win
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 10:25 pm
Spring sports in Western New York are played in some of the most brutal weather conditions. Tuesday, the offenses looked past the bitter cold, as the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks in eight innings, 12-7.
Falcons baseball expecting big season
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:20 pm
Last spring, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team strolled into the Section VI Class AA final winners of nine consecutive games before their fall versus Williamsville North, 3-2.  During the streak, the bats and pitching arms of the Falcons were as hot as could be.  For the 2019 season, the team will return a bulk of the talent that led them on the streak. 
Beilein introduced as Niagara University men's basketball coach
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, one of Western New York's own teams dove into the Beilein family tree. Niagara University introduced Patrick Beilein, son of John, as its 22nd men's basketball coach in program history.