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PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield HS graduates Class of 2018
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 09:10 pm
Thursday night, Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduated its class of 2018 at Artpark in Lewiston. Below is a list of this year's senior class.
Belter and Zayatz win scholarship in honor of Michael Ziegler
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 01:15 pm
This past spring, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School community endured a heartbreaking loss. Michael Ziegler - son, student, athlete and friend -- tragically passed away in March. To honor Ziegler, a member of the football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, a scholarships were put in place by donations from the Ziegler family and friends, as well as the Niagara-Wheatfield Sports Alliance, to carry on Ziegler's passion for athletics.
Falcons Flashback Awards 2017-18
Tue, Jun 12th 2018 03:35 pm
Phew. What a year it's been. Five teams won Niagara Frontier League championships, some teams and athletes reached the state finals; nevertheless, Falcons athletics gave this writer a lot to report on this year. Without further ado, here is the first ever Falcons Flashback Awards for the 2017-18 school year. The Falcons Flashback Awards will pick a most valuable player from each team during the past year, as well as a Best Team Award.
Lew-Port lauds future business leaders
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School has announced the graduation of its sixth cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance.
Best of SUNY includes NCCC Graduate
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
This year's Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition featured a piece, "Untitled" by Niagara County Community College graduate, Danielle Dirks. The art exhibition showcases work by student artists from across the 64 State University of New York campuses, allowing for a year-round display to be seen by wider audiences at the State University Plaza in Albany, the SUNY Global Center in New York City, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in Washington, D.C. Danielle's piece was selected to receive an honorable mention award and a prize of $500. 
Lew-Port Class of 1968 reunion committee meets
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class Reunion Committee met on Thursday at the home of Vicki DeVantier to finalize a few plans for its 50th class reunion.
Catholic Academy visits Community Missions
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 12:10 pm
Ms. Christina Lopardi's fourth-grade class from Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls came out to Community Missions to learn more about the needs of the community. Students brought with them a donation of $100 and washcloths for use in the shelter.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball halted in sectional final
Tue, May 29th 2018 10:20 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons strolled into Williamsville East High School with one thing on their mind: winning a Class AA Section VI title. Unfortunately, the Falcons were halted by No. 5 Lancaster, as the Legends defeated N-W, 7-5.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball rallies into sectional finals
Fri, May 25th 2018 12:30 am
It's been about seven years since Niagara-Wheatfield softball coach Jim Proefrock could say his team was heading to the big game. Proefrock breathed a sigh of relief Thursday night, as the Falcons defeated the Williamsville North Spartans, 8-4, in the Section VI Class AA semifinals.
Architectural and Engineering Academy students present ideas for Play Everywhere Challenge
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Students in North Tonawanda High School's Architectural and Engineering Academy recently had an opportunity to present their designs and ideas for play spaces to a panel made up of North Tonawanda city officials and the Lumber City Development Group. 
Scully wins Empire State Excellence in Teaching award
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Elizabeth Scully was the proud recipient of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching award. Scully is a reading specialist whose job constantly changes to meet the needs of her students and the overall desires of West Street Elementary School.
Delisanti to represent Falcons at NYS golf tournament
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Monday morning at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island, the best high school golfers from Section VI arrived to punch their ticket to the New York state high school golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell from June 2-4.
Jr. Thunderwolves pitcher Greco throws perfect game
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
Perfect games in baseball are as rare as they come. In the MLB a pitcher must retire all 27 batters he faces without giving up a hit, walk, hit by pitch or a runner reaching on an error. In turn, everything literally must go perfect.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building wins public architecture award
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
The new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has won an Excelsior Award for public architecture in the category of New Construction from the American Institute of Architects New York State.
Late offensive explosion throttles Niagara-Wheatfield past Niagara Falls
Fri, May 11th 2018 11:15 pm
On Friday evening, the Niagara Falls Wolverines and Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons sent their ace pitchers out to the mound for a big Niagara Frontier League game at the Niagara Falls turf facility. With two aces on the mound, majority of the crowd thought it would be a pitchers duel. That was not the case, Friday. The Falcons used 21 hits to defeat the Wolverines, 22-11, in a game where the score was not indicative of the gameplay throughout.
St. Francis Guild awards junior scholarships
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:45 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced four of the hospital's past junior volunteers will receive this year's Karen Mahoney Scholarships.
Niagara-Wheatfield counters Grand Island rally in NFL contest
Tue, May 8th 2018 08:35 pm
Coach Jim Proefrock calls his Niagara-Wheatfield softball team a "bunch of gamers." Versus Grand Island, the gamers fought back. After blowing a 4-0 lead, the Falcons rallied back to defeat the Vikings, 11-6.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball turning heads in NFL
Thu, May 3rd 2018 03:30 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team has had a knack for producing a quality team out of the Niagara Frontier League. With five Section VI titles and eight Niagara Frontier League crowns under their belt dating back to 1976 and 1982, respectively, the 2018 Falcons could use their experienced roster to ring in No. 6 and No. 9.
HS Softball: Quider does it all in Falcons victory
Tue, May 1st 2018 11:40 pm
Mackenzie Quider has a huge role for the Niagara-Wheatfield softball team. Not only does she pitch in the circle for the Falcons, she hits fourth in a strong lineup. On Tuesday evening, she showed exactly what she's capable of. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Grand Island Vikings in Niagara Frontier League play, 3-2. The game was the first home game of the year for the Falcons due to dreary April weather.
UB to award President's Medal, honorary degrees
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 11:30 am
University at Buffalo vice presidents Michael E. Cain and Laura Hubbard, and faculty member Cristanne Miller will receive the UB President's Medal in recognition of extraordinary service to the university during UB's 2018 commencement ceremonies being held May 4-23.
Bottom of lineup leads Falcons to league win over Ken-East
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 12:55 am
Tuesday evening provided some not-so-great conditions to play baseball. Nevertheless, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons were on the new turf facility at Kenmore West as the home team versus Kenmore East. In a game that provided 21 walks, double-digit errors, 22 runs and only 11 hits combined by both teams, the Falcons walked away soaked as the victors, 15-7.
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.
 

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