Right to the end, Dena Armstrong was still holding out hope. This was the Porter Cup, after all, which isn’t so much a golf tournament as a civic treasure. There had to be a way to make sure that the event would go on as planned from July 22-25 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its quarterly meeting of its Executive Committee via video teleconference for the first time in the history of the Association, which comprises 788-member schools.
Early last winter, Greg Paulus walked into the gym at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va., eager to watch a promising big man from Mali play in person for the first time.
Wynton Bernard grew up in San Diego, and it took him two years of junior college before Niagara University, all the way across the country, became the lone Division I program to offer him a baseball scholarship.
LEWISTON — Reeling in the biggest and the baddest has been a life-long part of life for Gasport's Morgan Fonzi, a former all-star football player and wrestler at Royalton-Hartland High School and avid outdoorsman.
BUFFALO — Canisius Sports Hall of Famer and former Buffalo Braves coach John McCarthy, only the second Golden Griffin in program history to be drafted by an NBA franchise, died of natural causes last week at the age of 86.
Like small and businesses and schools throughout the country and the world, local hockey arenas are waiting patiently for that day they can finally reopen their doors.
Niagara legend Frank Layden has been sheltering in place at his home in downtown Salt Lake City for the last two months. He and his wife, Barbara, will celebrate 63 years of marriage in June. He says he’s been watching a lot of “Law and Order.”
TOWN OF LOCKPORT — Like the tens of thousands of young, impressionable athletes who have passed successfully through their doors over the past half century, Shirley Beecher and Larry Goldsmith aren't taking anything laying down.
It’s already May, and most of the area golf courses are now open, albeit with understandable concessions due to the coronavirus. Whatever the circumstances, it’s a welcome relief. Even at a safe social distance, the most casual duffer is happy for a competitive outlet.
ASHLAND, Va. — One of the greatest girls basketball players in Lockport High School history has been named the new head women’s basketball coach at Randolph-Macon College.
All racing events at Ransomville Speedway have been postponed indefinitely due to continued restrictions put in place by New York State to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the track announced Tuesday.
A local man of faith who's been an integral part of the local youth and scholastic sports scene for the past half century is offering a “verbal vaccine” for COVID-19.
BUFFALO — The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team has been placed on one-year probation and agreed to other NCAA sanctions after a former assistant coach was found to have forged recruiting documents.
Lou Rosselli turned a Niagara County upbringing into wrestling stardom. Now he'll do his best to help another local on a similar trajectory.
WHEATFIELD — Sports clocks throughout Western New York and beyond have stopped, but not because of any coach's timeout, or someone running out of bounds, or errant pass, turnover, goal, nor God-forbid, an injury.
OLCOTT — There is no “on-off” switch when it comes to the charter fishing boat business, one of hundreds of small businesses nationwide that faces difficult days ahead as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On March 9, the Toronto Raptors finished a five-game, nine-day road Western road trip with a Monday night win over a tough Utah Jazz team. The win, their fourth straight, left them at 46-18 — the exact record they’d had at the same time a year earlier in their NBA championship season.
Joe Cecconi has no idea how long he could be waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic in Youngstown, so following his three-day drive home from Texas last month, he ordered some gym equipment.
Time is certainly not on the side of high school spring sports programs throughout the United States, including here in Western New York, where spring sports seasons are becoming less and less likely each passing day.
GASPORT — The 30th annual Stephen C. Harrington Memorial Erie Barge Canal Fishing Derby will have to wait another year, but another prestigious honor for its late founder and namesake has just arrived.
The binational Lake Erie Committee, composed of fishery managers from Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario and Pennsylvania, set total allowable catches (TACs) for 2020 of 7.805 million pounds of yellow perch and 10.237 million walleye, it announced last week.
Like many Americans sheltering in place during the coronavirus crisis, I’ve watched my share of television. Gov. Cuomo’s daily press conferences have become must-see events. I spent much of the weekend bingeing “Tiger King,” a bizarre and mesmerizing Netflix documentary that is currently the…
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- Better Homes and Gardens picks Lockport front yard as contest finalist
- Coulter Farms looking for new owners
- Newfane Rehab resident disputes attorney's claim
- NT police investigating three people found dead in residence
- Three dead in apparent overdose in North Tonawanda
- District spending $8,600 to send new postcards
- A lifetime of advocacy: Anthony Ben reflects on his 65-year career in law
- WNY phase 2 timeline not certain
- Organizers postpone 2020 Niagara County fair
- Cause sought in Brickyard fire; owners vow 'We will be back'