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GI alum Neutz speaks to N-W student-athletes
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 11:45 am
Wednesday night, former Grand Island High School and University at Buffalo wide receiver Alex Neutz spoke with Niagara-Wheatfield student-athletes about his mental health struggles with anxiety, depression and addiction.
Niagara Academy students think pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 12:05 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy decided to raise money for a worthy cause. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise awareness and money, the Student Council sponsored a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Niagara-Wheatfield shutout by Grand Island
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:50 pm
It was Niagara-Wheatfield's senior day at Terry Harvey Field Saturday afternoon. The celebrations did not finish how the Falcons would've liked, though, as the team dropped its final regular season game of the year versus Grand Island, 14-0.
Falcons boys soccer defeated in NFL championship
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
On a crisp and cool Thursday at Sparky Adams Field, the Kenmore East Bulldogs defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-1, to win the Niagara Frontier League title in the league crossover championship.
N-W soccer teams set for NFL championship
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:30 pm
The boys and girls soccer teams at Niagara-Wheatfield just recently finished up their regular season schedules.
Perfection: Niagara-Wheatfield golf completes undefeated season
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 07:40 pm
It's been almost four years since Niagara-Wheatfield's golf team had a number other than zero in its loss column. On Tuesday, that number stayed put at zero, as the team won the Niagara Frontier League Tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course with a combined low score of 407.
UB builds escape room to teach nursing, pharmacy students teamwork
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 11:20 am
Escape rooms have reached the college classroom.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES names Employees of the Year
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently named its Employees of the Year for the 2018-19 school year. Employees are nominated by their peers and a committee decides who will be the recipient in each of the categories: Administrator, Clerical, Continuing Education, Custodial/Maintenance, Staff Specialist, Substitute, Teacher Aide and Teacher. 
Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis clinches second straight NFL crown
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:05 pm
It's been a good two years for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis team. In 2017, the team won its first Niagara Frontier League title since 2012. In 2018, the girls are back on top of the league - clinching their fourth NFL title in program history. It's also the first time in program history that the team has won the title in back-to-back years.
Homecoming delight: Stott leads Falcons to victory under the lights
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 11:40 pm
Friday night was something players on coach Russ Nixon's Falcons squad won't forget for a long time. In front of a packed crowd at Terry Harvey Field, including a loud and proud Black Hole student section, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated Kenmore West for a homecoming victory, 28-21.
Falcons Flashback: Falcons athletics head into homecoming weekend
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 03:45 pm
It's hard to believe the Niagara-Wheatfield athletics season is already through one month. The teams have reached homecoming week, which includes themed days, the always competitive pindodge game, powder puff football and, of course, the Friday night lights football game. With that, here's how the Falcons teams are shaping up heading into homecoming on Saturday.
Niagara-Wheatfield bringing back Friday Night Lights homecoming game
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:30 pm
After playing its very first Friday night home game under the lights last year versus Williamsville North, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons will once again suit up for homecoming at 7 p.m. on Friday versus Kenmore West.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
Edward Town Middle School student giving back to others
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:30 pm
Everyone in Niagara County can usually admit the region is notorious for helping each other out and having each other's backs. For 12-year-old, Town of Niagara resident and Edward Town Middle School student Samantha Tierney, that has been her mindset for years now.
Balanced attack paying off for Falcons girls soccer
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls soccer team is special, with the ability to score at a steady pace, but keep opposing teams off the board as well. The team is coming off a stellar 14-2 regular season last year, but they were ousted in the semifinals of the Section VI Class AA tournament.
Falcons girls tennis looking to continue winning ways
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis coach Kristin Janese always says year in and year out, "I want to improve off of last season's record." This year, that's tough to do, because her squad last season went 14-0. Nevertheless, she hopes for much of the same in 2018.
HS girls soccer: Niagara-Wheatfield knocks off Lewiston-Porter
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 09:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls soccer team make it very difficult for teams to score. The team has given up just two goals in eight games, and on Tuesday, nothing was different versus Lewiston-Porter. The Falcons defeated the Lancers, 3-0, in Niagara Frontier League play behind two goals from Briana Zayatz and one from Erin Weir. The shutout was also the Falcons' sixth of the season.
Niagara-Wheatfield wins battle of Falcons, defeat Frontier
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:05 pm
What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team's defense struggled to slow teams down. In 2018, the Falcons haven't given up a point. The Falcons defeated the Frontier Falcons, 19-0, Saturday, on a cool and breezy day at Terry Harvey Field.
DASNY announces completion of $16M residence hall project at SUNY Buffalo State College
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:40 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced work has completed on a $16 million project to renovate Bishop Hall at SUNY Buffalo State College. This project is part of roughly $59 million in capital renovation projects DASNY is completing on SUNY campuses statewide.
NCCC cuts ribbon to new Learning Commons
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 12:35 pm
Thursday morning, faculty, trustees and students of Niagara County Community College, along with elected officials, cut the ribbon to the brand-new, $25 million Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
HS Football: Niagara-Wheatfield wins emotional home opener
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:10 pm
Opening day for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was different this year. Before the game, players and coaches gathered around a painted "42" on the field and said a prayer together. The audience also gave the man who donned that 42 a moment of silence. The man who donned 42 was Mike Ziegler, who tragically passed away last winter. To honor their fallen teammate, the Falcons played just like "Ziggy" would have - hard, energetic, passionate and with heart.
N-W football determined for postseason in '18
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Last season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons faced one of the most difficult schedules in Class AA of Section VI, going against state title runner up Lancaster on the road, and sectional runner up Williamsville North at home. This year, the Falcons were classed as A1, and coach Russ Nixon hoped the team could improve off of last season.
NFHS Class of 1958 to celebrate 60-year reunion
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 11:20 am
The Niagara Falls High School Class of 1958 reunion committee has planned a busy weekend of events in celebration of its 60-year reunion, set for Sept. 7-9. The committee invites all classmates and friends to attend.
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.
 

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