The new bowling season may be in its infancy, but it hasn't taken local players very long to warm up.

Wheatfield native Pete Stefanski came away from Ransomville Speedway's King of the Hill Weekend with two more wins under his belt.

AMHERST — Jim Whitesell sports a brand new blue rubber band with the University at Buffalo basketball team’s mottos on his right wrist.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The best young quarterback playing in New York these days might be the guy in the not so highfalutin city: Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills.

During his press conference after Sunday’s 28-14 win, Bills quarterback Josh Allen was asked by a Giants reporter if he'd thought about the chance he might have ended up in New York in the 2017 draft.

SANBORN — The Niagara Wheatfield Falcons had their fair share of chances to make things close and, quite possibly, win Saturday versus the Williamsville North Spartans. However, that is not how the ball rolled at Terry Harvey Field, as the Spartans upended the Falcons, 32-14, in a Class A-1 …

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants have been among the NFL's also-rans for a while, and it's hard to believe things are going to change a week into the season.

We had one-point wins, some bounce-back efforts and a few lopsided losses to Section VI powerhouses with a handful of our local teams. We had an even split at 5-5, putting some of our areas teams in much different spots after two weeks. Here's how it all played out:

Niagara County Community College’s athletics department is getting a makeover.

PENDLETON — Friday night’s game went from a blowout to a tight battle and even included three recovered onside kicks. But all Starpoint cares about is the 'W.'

The University at Buffalo football team is back on the road after an up-and-down upset bid in Happy Valley, continuing a non-conference slate of undulating difficulty.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants may be without their top starting receivers for the home opener against the Buffalo Bills.

Week two of high school football is upon us folks. Week one saw some big performances, record-setting efforts and some players breaking out onto the scene.

ORCHARD PARK — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur's lukewarm assessment of Bills quarterback Josh Allen has become bulletin board — or rather TV screen — material in Buffalo.

BUFFALO — The DeSales Knights swimmers return for the 2019 Neumann Catholic Swim League season, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, against St. Peter and Paul at Buffalo State College's Kissinger Pool.

GRAND ISLAND — Despite the loss of two All-Western New York players, the young and the restless Grand Island Lady Vikings are looking like one of the teams to beat for the 2019 Niagara Frontier League title.

ORCHARD PARK — What impressed receiver John Brown upon signing with the Buffalo Bills in free agency is how the team wouldn't take no for answer.

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The wife of Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko says tests have revealed she is cancer-free 2½ months after being diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma.

DONGGUAN, China — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.

Lockport's intense effort was the same — the concentration, the drive, the communication, the teamwork. But gone to graduation are some of the greatest boys volleyball names in school history, young men who played at a height and skill level that will long be remembered and revered in Lions'…

NORTH TONAWANDA — When it comes to golf at Niagara Wheatfield, the term “loss” isn’t often mentioned. In fact, it hasn’t been remarked in over five years, as the Falcons' victory Tuesday over Kenmore West pushed them to 93 consecutive wins.

ORCHARD PARK — Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier never forgot how quickly things unraveled in Buffalo's season opener a year ago.

BOSTON — The New York Yankees officially ended Boston's three-year reign as AL East champs, blanking the Red Sox 5-0 Monday night behind another big effort by James Paxton.

Syracuse coach Dino Babers knows there's nothing like a knockout to get your attention.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills had more turnovers than points while scuffling through much of the first three quarters against the New York Jets.

Someday, if the Bills become a genuine contender and Josh Allen the sort of quarterback who truly warrants those comparisons to Jim Kelly, we might look back on this as the moment when it all began to turn.

Newfane native Scott Kerwin won the DIRTcar Sportsman Series Western Region event and Phil Vigneri III (Elba) won the 358 Modified Tour feature Friday night at Ransomville Speedway. The “Big R” kicked off the month of September with this special twin bill of series events presented by Stirli…

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford turned in an all-around performance in another lopsided win for Penn State.

LOCKPORT — A long pass that was tipped by a Lockport defender fell conveniently into the arms of streaking Niagara Falls' receiver Faybian Prather and the junior took it in stride 68 yards for the tie-breaking, winning touchdown in Saturday's 26-20 Section VI Class AA football win over Lockp…

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New faces. New attitudes. New hopes.

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Antonio Brown agreed to terms with the New England Patriots hours after the Oakland Raiders cut him, going from the NFL's cellar to the defending Super Bowl champions on Saturday despite wearing out his welcome with two teams in one offseason.

LEWISTON — Welcome to the Gino Fontanarosa show.

New Niagara University men's basketball coach Patrick Beilein is away from the team after undergoing back surgery, he shared in a Twitter post Thursday.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — When Buffalo coach Lance Leipold looks at Penn State's roster, he sees a team that can attack in waves with few weaknesses.

ORCHARD PARK — The continuity the Buffalo Bills have established on defense over the past three years has plenty of benefits — and, perhaps, one minor drawback.

LEWISTON — Doug Hanzel won his second Senior Porter Cup championship in three tries Friday with a 1-under-par 69 that was a mere formality after opening a five-stroke lead in the second round.

NIAGARA FALLS — "We're one team and we just want one goal." That was the motto Niagara Falls High School football player Faybian Prather preached as the Wolverines opened practice back on Aug. 19.

The NHL for the first time has selected four female officials to work on the ice at several prospect tournaments being held this weekend.

NORTH TONAWANDA — It didn’t take too long for the Falcons to get on the board in 2019.

LEWISTON — Shades of the Senior Porter Cup 2015.

FOOTBALL. IS. HERE.

YOUNGSTOWN — Freshman midfielder Ella Rudney tallied two goals on Wednesday night and senior keeper Lydia Sweeney left her basketball at home and made some big second-half saves, sparking the visiting Grand Island Lady Vikings to a 4-1 win over Lewiston-Porter, topping Niagara Frontier Leagu…

LEWISTON — With Wednesday's first round of the 31st Senior Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club, it was no place to be for players who don't play their best in the wind.

SANBORN — Great programs aren't built in a year. Niagara Wheatfield head coach Russ Nixon is well aware of that.

SANBORN — Great programs aren't built in a year. Niagara Wheatfield head coach Russ Nixon is well aware of that.

Reaching an injury settlement with fullback Ricky Ortiz on Monday opened up No. 30 for the Atlanta Falcons.

ORCHARD PARK — Bills center Mitch Morse lost track of how many specialists he consulted over the past month since sustaining the fourth concussion of his NFL career.

NORTH TONAWANDA — Losing your head coach less than a month before the season could derail some programs. This does not seem to be the case with the Lumberjacks.

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