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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.
Art works at 2017 CAM gala
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosted its fall fundraiser on Saturday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The museum called this new event "CAMfest."
HS Football: Niagara-Wheatfield loses school's first night game
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 12:25 am
In his post-game speech coach Russ Nixon said, "This is a night you guys will never forget." The statement is fitting, as the Falcons made history playing the school's first game under Friday night lights at Terry Harvey Field. The Falcons lost the homecoming battle with Class AA power Williamsville North, 49-14.
Ancient Order of Hibernians awards scholarship to Niagara Catholic student
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:50 am
Kevin O'Brien, president of the Reverend James J. Browne Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Niagara Falls, and James Andrews, chairman of the division's scholarship committee, recently presented the division's annual George B. Reed Memorial Scholarship to Niagara Catholic High School student Courtney O'Gara.
HS Golf: Wheatfield golf wins NFL tournament
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 08:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield golf team has turned heads with their play for the last several years. On Tuesday, they added to the program's legacy of success. The Falcons golf team took home the Niagara Frontier League title at the league tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course. The top six golfers from each team in the league were on hand, with each team keeping the top five scores from their players at the end.
Niagara University criminal justice students receive Zonta Club Award
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 06:10 pm
Two Niagara University criminal justice majors have been selected for the 2017 Safe at Home Conference Award by the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf team setting a commitment to excellence
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 12:35 pm
Anyone that plays golf knows consistency in the sport is not easy. When it comes to Niagara-Wheatfield golf, consistency is all they know. The 2017 N-W golf team is currently 14-0, on a 59-match winning streak and seeking their fourth straight Niagara Frontier League title.
Girl Scouts of WNY participate in 48th annual 'Skills and Chills' event
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 02:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Girl Scouts from the Western New York council participated in the 48th annual "Skills and Chills" event at Camp Seven Hills Goodyear in Holland, New York.
6 honored during Niagara University's 2017 Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:25 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
Wheatfield girls tennis unstoppable to start season
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 12:40 pm
At the end of the 2016 tennis season, the Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis team found themselves in second place, finishing 12-2 and one match behind Niagara Frontier League champion, Lockport. This season, the Falcons have used that finish as fuel to their fire. The Falcons have been nothing short of dominant in their first eight matches of the year, as they are 8-0 and 40-0 in sets.
HS Football: Wheatfield stuns Bennett
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's defense has had a tough start to the season, giving up over 40 points per game. On Saturday, the script was flipped. The Falcons defeated the reigning Section VI Class A champion Bennett Tigers, 28-20, on a unusually hot September day at Terry Harvey Field.
Jacobs secures education funds for Northwest Buffalo Community Center
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured an allocation of $50,000 in state education dollars for the Northwest Buffalo Community Center (NWBCC). The monies will be used to support the renovation of the education center that provides educational assistance programs for children in grades 1-12.
Niagara Catholic announces open house
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, a private, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all denominations and provides tuition rates based on financial need, invites readers to its annual open house. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
Niagara-Wheatfield overpowered by Grand Island
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 11:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons came into week three of the high school football season with an average of 44 points allowed per game. It was much of the same Friday night vs. the Grand Island Vikings.
 

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