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N-W football hosts annual banquet
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 05:00 pm
On Sunday afternoon, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team celebrated its season at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., for the team's end of the year banquet.
Wolverines win season opener over defending state champs
Fri, Nov 30th 2018 10:35 pm
The Wolverines faced the defending New York State Class AA champions Liverpool High School. After a slow start in the first quarter, the Wolverines never looked back and throttled the defending champs, 71-42, at Onondaga Community College.
Niagara-Wheatfield downed in state finals
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 01:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons have had success all season. From unbeaten in the regular season to Niagara Frontier League champions to Section VI champions - nothing could go wrong for the team. On Sunday, at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls, the girls looked to add to their season resume: New York state champions. With all good things, though, they come to an end. The Lady Falcons' historic season struck midnight Sunday, as the team was defeated 3-2 by Wantagh.
Lady Falcons volleyball to play in state finals
Sun, Nov 18th 2018 12:25 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls volleyball team etched another first into its season Saturday. The Niagara Frontier League and Section VI Class A champions will play for their first state title Sunday, after finishing second place in pool play of the New York State Class A girls volleyball championships.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS hosts send off for girls volleyball team
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 11:10 am
The fall athletics season has been one to remember for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team. The team won its first Section VI title and followed it with a win in the Far West Regional to clinch the first state tournament appearance in program history. On Friday morning, the team was scheduled to hit the road for states in Glens Falls. Prior to them loading up the bus and taking off, though, the team was given an outstanding send off from their fellow classmates.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball fly into states
Fri, Nov 9th 2018 09:25 pm
Last Saturday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls volleyball team notched the program's first-ever Section VI title. On Friday night, at Webster-Thomas High School, the girls etched another first into its history. The Falcons defeated the Irondequoit Eagles, 3-1, in the Far West Regional crossover matchup. The victory sends the girls to the New York State Tournament in Glens Falls.
PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield inducts Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame & Falcon Wall of Fame
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 12:35 pm
Saturday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District welcomed 10 new members to its Falcon Wall of Fame, as well as five new inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony also unveiled the new home for the Athletic Hall of Fame along the windows of the cafeteria hallway.
Falcons girls volleyball wins first sectional championship
Sun, Nov 4th 2018 12:45 am
"Phew." That was the first gasp out of Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball coach Brandi Cochran after her team defeated Williamsville South in the Class A Sectional Finals, 3-2.
Niagara-Wheatfield wins Funke Bowl
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 01:40 am
It's been a crazy year for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team. From wins, losses, tiebreakers and a death close to the team, the team has seen a mixture of everything. On Thursday night, the team ended it's fall campaign with a fulfilling sense of closure. The Falcons defeated Williamsville East in the Class A Chuck Funke Bowl finals, 22-8.
NT musicians selected as All-State members
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 12:30 pm
The North Tonawanda City School district recently announced 12 student musicians have been selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association's Area All State Festivals in November.
DeWolf carries Falcons to thrilling comeback victory
Sat, Oct 20th 2018 04:05 pm
On a rainy and dreary day at Niagara-Wheatfield's Terry Harvey Field, the Falcons supplied one of the most thrilling comeback victories in some years, as Niagara-Wheatfield defeated Williamsville South, 34-33, in the semifinals of the Class A Chuck Funke Bowl.
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.
 

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