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Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial to open Ransomville Speedway's 63rd season
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
With the rainout this past Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will try again and open the gates for the first time in 2021 on Friday, May 14, with the running of the Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks. The 36-lap event is in honor of Mackenzie Kulesza, the 11-year-old who died tragically following a car accident in November 2020.
Early spring fishing opens throughout New York on May 1
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the fishing season for popular coolwater species such as walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge begins Saturday, May 1. With early spring offering many opportunities, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging new and experienced anglers alike to fish in waters throughout New York.
'Big R': 'Test, Tune, and Time' scheduled for April 30 at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:05 pm
Drivers will get their first opportunity to take their cars onto the track at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, April 30, for "Test, Tune, and Time," presented by VP Racing Fuels. A 55-gallon drum of VP Racing Fuel will be presented to the pole winners in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman divisions.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
New York Power Authority's fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the NYPA Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season Thursday, April 1 - weather and water levels permitting.
State Park Police, State Troopers, DEC police & forest rangers remind snowmobilers to ride safely
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
With the recent snowfall, the New York State Park Police, State Police, Environmental Conservation police officers and forest rangers are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority in an effort to reduce the number of personal injury and fatal accidents throughout New York.
First 'Free Fishing Weekend' of 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the upcoming first "Free Fishing Weekend" of 2021, on Feb. 13 and 14, when anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license.
Alternative Baseball Organization looking to start team in WNY
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:55 am
The Alternative Baseball Organization is a 501(c)(3), authentic baseball experience for teens 15-plus and adults with autism and other disabilities to gain social and physical skills for success in life, on and off the diamond.
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
'The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020' now on sale
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:40 pm
"The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020" is a 400-page, hardcover journey through the illustrious history of baseball in The Queen City. It is filled with more than 150 images, rare illustrations, cartoons, and page after page of baseball facts and follies - a true reflection of Buffalo's 163-year love affair with the grand old game.
Bike path network ecotourism 'gold standard'
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:15 am
Greg Stevens, executive director of the Niagara River Greenway, and Jim Sharpe, chair of Grand Island's Long Range Planning Committee, invited volunteer members of their organizations for two bicycle rides recently to understand Grand Island's current trail network and identify gaps in trail connectivity.
Fuccillo takes checkered flag with Island Fun Center
Tue, Jul 28th 2020 11:05 am
When Tom Fogarty was recruited by Billy Fuccillo Sr. and his son, Billy Jr., to become general manager of its Toyota store on Grand Island, he told them about his concern of residents leaving the Island to purchase the same vehicles elsewhere.
Sentinel outdoors writer Mark Daul passes
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:50 am
Joseph "Mark" Daul of Youngstown passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2020, in Niagara Hospice House, Lockport.
NYSPHSAA to delay fall sports start date & cancel fall championships
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:10 pm
The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association voted to delay the official start date of the fall 2020 sports season, cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships, and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 task force when it convened as a working group for the third time Thursday morning.
Cuomo announces opening of new recreation center at Letchworth State Park
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 05:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced a new, $2 million outdoor recreation center is opening at Letchworth State Park. Construction began in April 2019 and was completed recently. The Lower Falls Recreation Area provides a fun new option to enjoy one of the Finger Lakes Region's top tourism destinations.
N-W state champion McDougald welcomed back home
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
When people think of Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons athletics and its history, many turn towards the success of the wrestling program over the years. This past weekend, another N-W wrestler etched his name into the history books, as senior Justin McDougald became the fifth Falcons wrestler to win a New York State wrestling title.
Duff assisting Lew-Port hoops to success
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 12:40 pm
Over the last two seasons, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team have accomplished great feats going a combined 33-12 and won the Niagara Frontier League and Section VI Class A titles. Accomplishments and accolades take hard work, talent and success to achieve. While the Lancers feature star sophomore Roddy Gayle, there's another player wearing the Kelly green and white who has been a huge piece to the L-P squad ... and he's just a freshman. Jalen Duff has taken the role of point guard for the last two seasons under coach Matt Bradshaw's squad and, in just two years, the two-year varsity guard has stood out for the Lancers.
New look Niagara-Wheatfield hoops hungry in 19-20
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 06:55 pm
Those who have gone on a roller coaster know, the ride goes up, down and every which way. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons 2018-19 boys basketball season was (in a way) like the amusement park thriller. There were ups, downs, turns and bumps, but the main emotion of that roller coaster - it was a thrilling time.
Lew-Port hoops ready for success again in 2019-20
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:10 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers 2018-19 basketball season could be summed up in one word - historic. The squad went 21-4, won the Niagara Frontier League title, a feat that hadn't been accomplished in 34 years; were victorious in the Section VI Class A championship and made an appearance in the Far West Regional before the season came to a close. All in all, it was the program's best season in 41 years.
Niagara Falls hoops ready to continue winning tradition
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 09:50 pm
2018-19 was one of the best seasons in the long history of Niagara Falls High School basketball. The team finished 21-4, won its fourth straight Section VI Class AA title and reached the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four for the first time in 10 years.
Historic Falcons boys soccer season closes in Far West Regional
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 11:50 pm
It was a historic season for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons boys soccer team, but, with all good things, they come to an end. Friday night, the Falcons' 2019 campaign came to a close in the Far West Regional versus the Greece Athena Trojans, 3-0.
Rochester-bound: Falcons soccer wins Class A title
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 11:35 pm
All postseason, the magic number for the Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team has been two. Monday night, the Falcons continued the trend, as the team defeated Williamsville South, 2-0, to clinch the Section VI Class A title.
Niagara-Wheatfield survives playoff scare from McKinley
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 08:10 pm
When it comes to playoff time, the saying is: "Survive and advance." Wednesday afternoon (and into the evening), the No. 1 seeded Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team did just that, as the Falcons finally pushed past No. 8 McKinley, 2-1, after two rounds of penalty kicks to advance to the Section VI Class A1 semifinals.
Party like it's 1985: North Tonawanda stuns Grand Island for NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
It was a night of upsets at Gene Masters Field on the Grand Island High School campus Wednesday night. In the first Niagara Frontier League boys soccer title matchup, Lewiston-Porter defeated Niagara-Wheatfield. For the girls title, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks kept the upset specials alive, as they defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 2-1, to win the NFL crown.
Lady Falcons volleyball creeps closer to third-straight NFL title
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team continues to roll in 2019, as the squad defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 3-0, Thursday night in the Falcons Den.
Lysiak's (literal) debut boosts Falcons to opening victory
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 11:05 pm
For some people, when they try something for the first time, they actually do pretty well. For example, Forrest Gump playing ping pong. Another example was present Thursday night, as senior Matt Lysiak led the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team to a 26-6 victory over the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks.
Locals represent at Kensington Lions HS All-Star game
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 02:05 pm
Wednesday night, several local Class of 2019 high school football players represented their respective programs in the 44th Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at Williamsville South High School.
2019 Falcons Flashback Awards
Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
Without further ado, here is the 2019 Falcons Flashback Team MVPs for each team and, additionally, the team of the year.
N-W athletics wins NFL Supremacy Award
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 03:15 pm
2018-19 was indeed a dominant school year for Niagara-Wheatfield athletics. On Wednesday, at the Niagara Frontier League end of the year banquet, the program added to its impressive resume by winning the Niagara Frontier League "President's Cup" Supremacy Award.
16 NFHS seniors sign to play in college
Tue, Jun 4th 2019 05:45 pm
On Tuesday, 16 Niagara Falls High School seniors signed their national letters of intent to continue their student-athlete careers in college.
Quider does it all, guides Niagara-Wheatfield to Class A1 finals
Tue, May 28th 2019 07:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team has been in its fair share of offensive battles. On Tuesday, in the Section VI Class A1 semifinals, the Falcons got it done on the defensive side of the ball, as N-W defeated Hamburg, 1-0.
Peltier's no hitter guides Falcons to strong regular season finish
Thu, May 23rd 2019 12:00 am
After heavy rains suspended the contest in the first inning last Wednesday, the two teams continued the battle on Saturday, with N-W coming out as the victors, 9-0.  Despite a stellar offensive showing from the Falcons, it was all about Tommy Peltier on the mound. The senior hurled a no hitter while striking out 13 Lions.
Falcons get revenge win on senior day
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:55 pm
The last time the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team played Kenmore West, the team witness the Blue Devils celebrate on their own field after an impressive comeback victory. Friday night, the Falcons were seeking revenge and got it, as N-W defeated Ken-West, 8-4.
Niagara-Wheatfield outduels Lewiston-Porter in extra innings
Sat, May 11th 2019 03:50 pm
One extra inning thriller just wasn't enough for the Niagara-Wheatfield and Lewiston-Porter softball teams. Saturday afternoon, on the turf of Kenmore West High School, the two Niagara Frontier League squads dueled in a second extra inning affair, with the Falcons defeating the Lancers, 6-3, in eight innings.
PHOTOS: 'Race for Hope' draws large audience
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:30 pm
Tuesday evening, Niagara-Wheatfield High School hosted the "Race for Hope" during its track meet versus Kenmore West.
Longball guides Falcons softball to victory
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 08:25 pm
On a typical Western New York bitter "spring" day, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball bats stayed hot in a 14-6 victory at Niagara Falls High School.
Trio of captains leading Falcons softball for '19 season
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:40 pm
16 combined years. That is how much varsity softball experience the trio of Maddie Evarts, Mackenzie Franks and Mackenzie Quider possess on the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team.
N-W softball defeats Lew-Port in extra innings thriller
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 09:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons walked it off in nine innings versus the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 5-4.
Falcons outlast Lumberjacks for first win
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 10:25 pm
Spring sports in Western New York are played in some of the most brutal weather conditions. Tuesday, the offenses looked past the bitter cold, as the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks in eight innings, 12-7.
Falcons baseball expecting big season
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:20 pm
Last spring, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team strolled into the Section VI Class AA final winners of nine consecutive games before their fall versus Williamsville North, 3-2.  During the streak, the bats and pitching arms of the Falcons were as hot as could be.  For the 2019 season, the team will return a bulk of the talent that led them on the streak. 
Falcons softball bringing talent, experience to table in '19
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 02:00 pm
Last spring, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team was close to winning its first Section VI title since 2011. The team fell short versus Lancaster but, for the 2019 spring season, the Falcons return a majority of the 2018 roster that guided the team to the finals.
 

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