When and wherever the Thunderwolves prowled the wrestling mats this spring, they have come out on top.

NORTH TONAWANDA — North Tonawanda football has been lumbering around for some time now.

BUFFALO — Sabres interim coach Don Granato hoped a re-emphasis on speed and forechecking would lead to a better result in a rematch against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

MIDDLEPORT — Move over 11-man, make room for 8-man football.

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres will be leaning on their fourth, fifth and even sixth-string goalies for potentially the remainder of the season with Linus Ullmark listed week to week with a lower-body injury.

Let's give Amelia Strong her flowers while she's here.

They really thought 2020 was their year. Niagara baseball was only 6-10 in mid-March, but the signs were promising, especially a 3-1 win over nationally-ranked Florida State. The non-conference schedule was always challenging. But when Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play began, the Purpl…

Lockport's Enoch Adonai is set to try his hands at bare knuckle boxing.

Bill Moore set the bar when it comes to paying homage to one's father.

WASHINGTON — Anders Bjork scored his first goal with his new team and added an assist, helping Buffalo spoil Nicklas Backstrom’s 1,000th game as the Sabres beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night.

WILSON — The Lakemen were able to get back on track Thursday night.

This season, more than ever before, it really is a case of "we, not me" for high school athletes.

The Purple Eagles are growing.

Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel won't play the rest of the season because of a neck injury.

BUFFALO — Tony Granato can laugh now in recalling how angry he was at his brother Don for giving up goaltending at 15 and switching to forward.

North Tonawanda boys volleyball coach Luke Hodgson wants his team to view the season as a bucket of water — and the players as sponges. Soaking up and learning from every single thing they experience.

What a difference a year made for the Bulls.

BOSTON — Charlie Coyle and Jake DeBrusk scored in Boston’s two chances in the shootout and the Bruins, with newcomer Taylor Hall, rebounded for a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

LOCKPORT — Max Ciepiela was truly one of a kind in the Starpoint boys hockey program.

GRAND ISLAND — It was ribbon cutting time for the Vikings faithful.

PHILADELPHIA — Rasmus Asplund and Jeff Skinner scored 25 seconds apart late in the third period to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Niagara University men's basketball dipped into the transfer market, picking up a commitment from sharpshooting forward Sam Iorio late Friday.

BUFFALO — The Florida Panthers addressed losing Aaron Ekblad to a season-ending injury by acquiring defenseman Brandon Montour in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

WILSON — You can’t question the heart of the Lakemen.

The Niagara County Community College men's and women's basketball teams play for bids in the NJCAA Division II national tournament today in New Jersey.

It’s difficult to fathom now, after all the wins and championships and Halls of Fame. But there was a time, as a young girl newly arrived in Niagara Falls, when Tara VanDerveer told her parents she was finished with basketball. She said she was too old.

The Buffalo Bisons announced Friday that they will open the 2021 season in Trenton, New Jersey while Sahlen Field undergoes a handful of upgrades in anticipation of the Toronto Blue Jays bringing MLB games back to the Queen City this summer.

NIAGARA FALLS — Jalen Bradberry, your coronation has arrived.

BUFFALO — Jesper Boqvist scored the go-ahead goal with 11:15 remaining and the New Jersey Devils overcame the disappointment of having two key veteran forwards traded to beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 on Thursday night.

BUFFALO — Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is still debating whether to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and believes the decision be left to a personal choice.

While kids and coaches await the start of the high school wrestling season on May 3, locals found a way back to the mat in the meantime.

ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills agreed to sign guard Forrest Lamp to a one-year contract on Wednesday in continuing a series of offseason moves to add experienced offensive line depth.

Don Pray originally had a 10-year window in mind. But he was having so much fun his heart told him to stick around a little longer.

The combination of urgency and thankfulness should serve as the perfect motivation.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin scored and set up the winning goal by Casey Mittelstadt as the Buffalo Sabres snapped a 10-game road winless streak with a 5-3 over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

LEWISTON — Not many seniors have the season Sophie Auer just had. That's what makes the sophomore's dominance so profound.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — East Tennessee State has hired Tennessee assistant Desmond Oliver, a product of DeSales High School in Lockport, as the Buccaneers' new men's basketball coach, six days after Jason Shay resigned unexpectedly after one season.

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres are taking the precautionary step of scratching forward Taylor Hall for their game at New Jersey on Tuesday night in anticipation the NHL's 2018 MVP will will be traded in the coming days.

INDIANAPOLIS — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title.

This week was more than a year in the making for local high school football programs, which competed for the first time since the fall of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SAN ANTONIO — Tara VanDerveer hugged each of her Stanford players as they climbed the ladder to cut down the nets, capping a taxing whirlwind journey and ending an exhaustive championship drought for the Cardinal.

Desmond Oliver, the Buffalo native who attended DeSales High School and got his coaching start at Niagara University, will get his first head coaching opportunity at Eastern Tennessee State University, as first reported by Russell Smith of FOX Sports Knoxville.

The Thunderwolves shared a championship moment dancing on their home hardwood with matching nylon neckwear.

NIAGARA FALLS — The Wolverines got a rude awakening to open 2021.

Niagara County Community College wrestling took care of business Thursday, handling host Jamestown CC, 34-15, to win the 24th Region III championship in program history.

SANBORN — It's a new day for Niagara Wheatfield football.

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