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In 1959, you could buy a loaf of bread for 20 cents, go to a movie such as Ben Hur or North by Northwest for a dollar or gas up your average new $2,200 car for 25 cents a gallon and drive to the new golf tournament in town — the International Invitational at Niagara Falls Country Club.

Niagara Falls' Cory Sawyer stayed hot at Ransomville Speedway, taking the second annual John Susice Memorial KiPo Chevrolet Street Stocks feature Friday during Halloween Night, presented by Niagara Hardwood, A-1 Land Care, Sunset Bar and Grill, and WGR 550.

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Jumping up and down and running all around like only a youngster can on a hot, humid mid-summer afternoon, the final day of Session I of the 2018 Lockport Soccer Camp was a fun-filled affair on Friday at the Kenan Center Arena soccer fields off Beattie Avenue.

BUFFALO — Tom Girot flashed a friendly smile and said he won't retire until he finds something that he enjoys more than working Buffalo Bisons games.

GASPORT — The adult fishermen don't seem to want to make many moves, but the kids are making changes almost daily in the 28th Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby, which concludes this Sunday on canal waters between Albion and the Tonawandas.

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says an allegation posted on social media accusing him of bloodying his former girlfriend's face is baseless and false.

GASPORT — There's been very few changes on the Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Leaderboard since Monday's issue of the Union-Sun & Journal, but two new kids' division leaders emerged on Tuesday. and were posted on-line at lockportjournal.com.

SYRACUSE — David Wessells was excited, in general, to play at the 2018 NYCBL/ACBL All-Star game on Monday night at Onondaga Community College. 

Ransomville's own Ryan Susice scored his first win of the season Friday in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds as Live Edge Brewery and Asset Consulting Experts presented racing action at the Ransomville Speedway. The three-time and defending track champion drove the Slack Racing #3RS to his fi…

GASPORT — Leaders from Grand Island to Gasport currently dot the 28th annual Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby Leaderboard as the family-oriented event heads to its final week on canal waters between Albion and the Tonawandas.

A couple of weeks ago the Niagara Power had been struggling to get a consistent, all-around game. When the offense was clicking, the defense responded with errors. When the pitching was on-point, the offense couldn't get timely hits. 

Tonawanda native Matt Farnham and Ransomville's own Erick Rudolph won the feature events in Friday's action at Ransomville Speedway.

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto.

NIAGARA FALLS — Conrad Voss has a quiet personality, he's not necessarily the most vocal player in the dugout. He goes about his business. But he's also surged as one of the leaders on the team. 

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Lockport High School varsity football head coach Matt Vermette has resigned after three years with the team, effective last month.

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The good news far outweighs the bad when it comes to the Lockport football Lions' 2018 fall schedule.

SENECA FALLS — Two Lockport youth basketball players recently participated on the 716’s 13-Under AAU basketball team which punched a ticket for Nationals by winning a qualifying tournament.

The Lockport Regals of the Greater Ontario Junior B Hockey League have announced tryouts for their 2018-19 GOJHL season Aug. 4-5 at the Cornerstone CFCU Arena.

Lockport native Lea Sobieraski has been named director of basketball operations for the Canisius College women's program, the school announced Tuesday.

Mike “The Winfield Warrior” Marlar was the big winner on Friday night in front of a packed crowd at the Ransomville Speedway as the World of Outlaws Craftsman. Late Models made the much-anticipated return in the 50-lap A-Main presented by Busch Beer, Stirling Lubricants, Champion Oil, and Ku…

BUFFALO (AP) — Wynston Sawyer, Zack Granite and LaMonte Wade scored on a single while Nick Gordon scored on an error in the top of the 10th inning to lead the Rochester Red Wings to a 6-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons on Saturday.

The Niagara Power came into Saturday night’s game on a bit of a hot streak. They had won its last three games and gotten to .500 for the first time since game two of the year.

For Chad Laurie, the only thing more frightening than the news that he had cancer was the thought of going through his battle alone. Then his Buffalo Bisons family stepped up.

For the second straight season, Niagara men's basketball managed to avoid the large-scale transfers that set it back early in the Chris Casey era.

LEWISTON — This year's Women's Porter Cup is the first tournament Zoe-Beth Brake has played in since taking the course at Niagara Falls Country Club for last year's event.

Outgoing Niagara senior Cody Eckerson has signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Angels, the NU athletics department announced Tuesday.

The Niagara County Community College baseball team had another outstanding year, even if it didn’t meet the program’s lofty standards.

It's the middle of June, which in these parts means one thing: Porter Cup season has arrived. 

13-time Krown Undercoating Modified track champion “Mr. Small Block” Pete Bicknell from St. Catharines, Ontario, earned his second feature win of the 2018 season as BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and the Niagara-Orleans Labor Council AFL/CIO presented the 10th annual Labor Night at the Races on…

BINGHAMTON — Royalton-Hartland's magical baseball season finally came to an end on Friday in the semifinals of the state tournament at Maine-Endwell High School.


SYRACUSE — Two Lockport and one Starpoint sprinter made quite a stir on the Opening Day of the state outdoor track & field championships at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Lockport's Daniel Bronson, the multi-purpose back for the University of Rochester football team, was presented recently with top career honor for a male athlete — the Louis Alexander Alumni Award — at the school's athletics banquet.

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Aly Criswell was throwing the discus in the parking lot and Malik Brooks was doing resistance training in the Lockport High School pool.