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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.
Enrollment open for Artpark 2018 Theatre Academy & Art Camps
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
Enrollment is now open for 2018 Artpark Theatre Academy and Art Camp sessions. Artpark Theatre Academy is set to take place July 9-Aug. 5, 2018 (ages 10-18); four weeklong sessions of Art Camp will begin July 9 (ages 9-14).
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day two recap
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 11:50 pm
In the second and final day of the 2017 Cataract Classic, the schedule provided a slate of six games that provided everything from close overtime games to teams showing their strength in victory. Games started at noon and the final horn sounded around 10 p.m. To catch up on the day and night's action, here is a recap of the final day of the 18th Cataract Classic.  
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day one recap
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 11:15 pm
Day one of the 18th annual Cataract Classic lived up to the hype its amassed over the years. On Friday night, fans got to see six teams in three different games that all brought entertainment to the table. With another full slate of games on tap for Saturday, here's a recap of the first three games of the Classic from Friday night.  
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield survives late push from Clarence
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 01:40 pm
On Wednesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons displayed superb defense versus Clarence throughout the course of the game. They needed the effort for all 45 minutes of play, and they got it. The Falcons defeated Clarence 2-1 in Section VI Division 1 action.
HS Basketball: Falcons fight back to win second straight
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 10:45 pm
Playing two games in as many nights demands a lot out of basketball players from high school to pros. On Tuesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons played their second of three games in a row. Fatigue was shown early, but as the game went along, the Falcons seemed to gain energy and pull through for their second straight win. The Falcons defeated the Starpoint Spartans on the road, 48-41, behind a huge comeback run in the third quarter.
Explore & More topping-off milestone at Canalside
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the topping off of the new $29 million Explore & More Children's Museum on the South Aud Block of Canalside.
N-W hoops relying on team chemistry heading into season
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 11:35 am
In basketball there are five starters and usually seven people to come off the bench. If one player is having an off night, the team looks to pick that one player's spirits up. The 2017-18 Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team is all about team unity and togetherness. 
Niagara Falls HS basketball looking to stay dominant
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 10:40 am
In Western New York, dominant high school basketball programs have come and gone throughout the years, but one that has remained consistently dominant is Niagara Falls High School.  The Wolverines are coming off their second straight Section VI Class AA title and 15th sectional title appearance in the last 17 years. With 19 sectional titles in program history, coach Sal Constantino and his team have their expectations set to work for No. 20 this year. 
Niagara University MBA students take on China: Global Trade Mission 2017
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
The Global Trade Mission is a summer study abroad experience offered to Niagara University's MBA students (and sometimes undergraduate business students) to meet with business professionals overseas. Not only does the experience expose students to the global economy, but it also serves as a valuable cultural immersion opportunity.
Chinese teacher at Lew-Port presents about today's China
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 28, Ning Meng, a Chinese guest teacher for the Lewiston-Porter School District, provided a presentation about her homeland, China, from a native's perspective. The event, held in the Lewiston Public Library, drew students from Lewiston-Porter as well as local residents.
Tom Lowe receives Champion of Service Award from Service Collaborative of WNY
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:10 am
Tom Lowe, director of IMPACT/ReNU Niagara at Niagara University, received the Champion of Service Award from the Service Collaborative of Western New York during the organization's Sweet for Service event on Saturday.
Lew-Port cross country: Running with heart and believing
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:20 am
Last weekend, the Lewiston-Porter boys cross country team won the 2017 Niagara Frontier League Championship title.
GNBC's 50th family-fun 'Nutcracker' comes to life
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 03:25 pm
Some of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company cast members, artistic director Beverley Feder and Assistant Director Julie Traver recently took advantage of some beautiful weather to take a photo for the upcoming 50th anniversary production of "The Nutcracker."
Glazed gift: West Street Elementary donates to hurricane victims
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 03:35 pm
On Oct. 19, the school held a doughnut sale and donated all proceeds from the fundraiser to hurricane victims. In all, the school sold all 408 doughnuts in 30 minutes, and, including donations, raised $450.
HS Football: Parks shines in Falcons' win over Frontier
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 02:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons might not be in the playoffs this year as they'd hoped, but they were in action on Saturday, in an extra regular season matchup versus Frontier High School. The Falcons came out on top, 41-26, in the last home game of 2017.
HS Sports: Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball captures gold
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 10:40 pm
In 13 seasons as head coach of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team, Brandi Cochran hoped that one day her team would raise a Niagara Frontier League title. The dream became reality on Friday night, as the Falcons' defeated Grand Island, 3-0, in the NFL Championship game.  
HS Sports: Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer moves on
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:35 pm
After coming a tough loss for a league championship, any team could've hung their head and lost confidence. Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer did the complete opposite on Friday evening. The No. 2 seeded Falcons defeated the No. 7 seed Lockport Lions, 4-1, in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals.
 

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