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.

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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.

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Jordan Cintron knew what he was looking for when he entered the transfer portal in late March. He'd already found it once.

After a brief delay caused by COVID-19, Ransomville native Billy Quarantillo is set to return to a UFC octogon.

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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.

The Mid-American Conference is altering or eliminating postseason tournaments in the near future as a way to combat the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Here’s a look at a (fictional) nationally-televised National Football League game in the coming years ...

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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.”

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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.

Last season, Greg Paulus had the opportunity to take his Purple Eagles to his hometown for a game at Syracuse University.

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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.

NIAGARA FALLS — Local gym owners like Niagara Falls staple Ray Casal are hoping for a June 1st reopening date, with restrictions, in a best-case scenario.

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.

Months before the COVID-19 pandemic came upon us, concerns were growing among veteran local officials, referees and umpires over the future of their beloved part-time “profession.”

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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.

COVID-19 will be long gone someday — and the sooner the better.

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Lou Rosselli turned a Niagara County upbringing into wrestling stardom. Now he'll do his best to help another local on a similar trajectory.

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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.

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A year ago at this time, Niagara County Community College had never produced a NCAA Division I women's basketball player.

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.

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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.

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.

Danny Baughman loved racing and racing loved him back, eight-fold.

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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.

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The list of sporting events altered by the COVID-19 outbreak keeps growing.

Leave it to someone on the “front lines” to demonstrate this week that it's okay to laugh in the middle of a global pandemic.

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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.

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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…