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Niagara-Wheatfield golf looking to continue success
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 11:00 am
Year in and year out, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School golf team always seems to find themselves at the top of the Niagara Frontier League standings. Although, Coach Tim Codd lost four key seniors - Nick Peters, Nick Clouden, Jacob Sillett and Peter Buffone - he still has talent at the top in 2018.
Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center opening huge success
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Over 80 people attended the grand opening of the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Workforce Training Center in Niagara Falls on Aug. 8. 
One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
3 from N-WHS being inducted into Section VI HOF
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
Recently, former administrator Fred Barone (posthumously) and Falcons coaches Richard Bartha and Armand "Ace" Cacciatore were named to the Section VI Hall of Fame.
Starpoint artist shows why she is the mother of dragons
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 02:00 pm
Starpoint 11th grader, Sara Danwin's fascination for dragons has proven to be very lucrative for her. Using an oven bake polymer clay called Sculpey, the 15-year-old artist has been sculpting the mythical creatures and selling them at local craft fairs. At this year's annual Starpoint Art and Craft Fair alone, she made over $500. 
Morris leads Cayuga to Mayor's Cup title
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 10:15 pm
As a kid, nothing feels better than hoisting a championship title. On Monday, the Cayuga Little League Cubs experienced that feeling, defeating the Whirlpool Little League Blue Jays in the 2018 Niagara Falls Mayor's Cup, 13-0.
Carly Presti wins world championship event in Las Vegas
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 11:30 am
On July 14 at the United Fighting Arts Federation tournament at South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, Carly Presti, 17, took first place in the international training conference and championships weapons kata. Carly has been training for 12 years and is a third-degree black belt under her father, Master John Presti, owner of Presti Karate Centers.
Locals represent in Kensington All-Star football game
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 01:00 pm
On Thursday night, football players from the Class of 2018 received one last chance to don their school colors at the 43rd annual Kensington Lions All-Star game.
Lewiston Community Lions present pair of scholarships
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently awarded high school scholarships to Abby Cullen of Lewiston-porter, pictured with President Sheila Zuhlke, and Kelsey Lachowski, a member of Tuscarora Indian Reservation shown with Turtle Clan Chief Leo Henry.
Lew-Port's 'Rock of Ages' will 'melt your face off'
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Teal's Niagara Theatre Co. will produce "Rock of Ages" at the Lewiston-Porter High School Performing Arts Center on July 27-28. The show chronicles the love between wannabe rocker Drew and would-be actress Sherrie. Set to a soundtrack featuring the music of Styx, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry and Poison, "Rock of Ages" has been called "the jukebox musical that will melt your face off."
Longest-serving trustee in New York honored by NCCC
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:15 pm
Edward Pawenski was honored posthumously for his dedication to the establishment of Niagara County Community College at the June board meeting. The board of trustees passed a resolution to honor Pawenski for his service to NCCC, presenting a plaque to his family, including his grandson - Niagara County Legislator Richard Andres.
CSI team takes bronze at the National SkillsUSA competition
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 05:30 pm
Congratulations go out to the CSI team of Austin Briley (Lewiston-Porter), Claudia Wrate (Starpoint) and Kasey Taylor (Wilson).  The security and law enforcement students took third place at the National SkillsUSA competition held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Niagara-Wheatfield families hold fundraiser for Anthony Gilmore
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 06:50 pm
On Saturday, at the Town of Niagara Active Hose, families from Niagara-Wheatfield High School came together for a good cause.
2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament kicks off July 7
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
On July 7 and 8, Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the annual R.E. Krug 2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament at Fort Niagara State Park.
6 students honored with TNBPA scholarships
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 05:00 pm
On Monday night at the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series in the Town of Niagara, six students were awarded scholarships by the Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association.
Niagara University criminal justice students study abroad in Ireland
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:40 am
As he drove their private coach from Belfast to Dublin, Tony sang for them a mournful ballad of Derry (aka Londonderry), attempting to heal from a long history of sectarian conflict.
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.