The air is cooling, and the leaves are beginning to crisp and descend as summer sweat slowly but surely turns to autumn’s comfort. With that means the turn of another high school golf season in the Niagara Frontier League.

AMHERST — Short of calling Kansas coach Lance Leipold for a scouting report on Coastal Carolina’s defense, Buffalo quarterback Kyle Vantrease gained insight by watching the Chanticleers rout the Jayhawks last week.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Dan Marino was 28 when the Buffalo Bills last were in the throes of enjoying such a one-sided series against the Miami Dolphins.

SANBORN — A tie? In the sectional championship game?

North Tonawanda travels to Lockport at 2 p.m. Saturday in a game that could provide a deep look into the future of Class A North this season.

Niagara Falls High School is attempting to inject some school spirit into the community.

The second week of the high school football season brought a little more clarity, but as league play kicks into gear this week, we will begin to flesh out who is for real and who are the pretenders.

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres' cross-border rivalry against the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors.

Sanborn native Chad Brachmann and Oakfield's Josh Pangrazio were the big winners Friday night as SANY New York, Faery’s Concrete and Buffalo Auto Auction presented the racing program at Ransomville Speedway, taking the checkered in the PA 358 Outlaw Modifieds and Mateo Hope Memorial, repectively.

BUFFALO — The Buffalo Bills joined the Las Vegas Raiders on Tuesday as the only NFL teams to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over the age of 12.

For 25 years, the Bills and their fans have yearned for a quarterback somewhere in the realm of Jim Kelly. Josh Allen delivered a season that surpassed anything Kelly put forth individually during his Hall of Fame career.

NEWFANE — Medina jumped out a 24-0 halftime lead to cruise past Newfane 40-0 in Class C North action on Saturday.

For all of the success the Buffalo Bills had on offense last season, their offensive line came up short when it mattered most in the AFC championship game.

ORCHARD PARK — Bills safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer had a parting message as they exited the postgame interview room following Buffalo's season-opening dud.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Before Saturday, it had been two years since Nebraska won consecutive games.

ORCHARD PARK — Grand Island High School was riding high after a 34-0 season-opening win over Cheektowaga, but Orchard Park quickly brought it to Earth on Friday.

LEWISTON — For the first time since 2014, a player not named Hanzel or Decker added his name to the list of those who have won the Senior Porter Cup.

ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills have ruled out starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei from their season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska goes into its game against Buffalo today in a situation similar to two weeks ago.

ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen was 8 years old when he marveled at how then-Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ably shed tackles and eluded charging defenders before completing passes from awkward stances and angles.

LEWISTON — Steve Maddalena has been here before — literally — but he doesn't remember much about it.

The NFL season is set to heat up this weekend, and not just on national football fields.

The opening week of the high school football season in Western New York brought a few tight games and a few surprises, but the action will not slow down this week.

The first week of the high school football season delivered as promised.

LEWISTON — Kevin VandenBerg had never played the Niagara Falls Country Club course until a practice round on Tuesday.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 had to wait until the year 2021 to actually see their names enshrined in Cooperstown. But judging by their speeches and the roars of the thousands of baseball fans who made the trip to Wednesday’s ceremony, it was more than worth the wait.

ORCHARD PARK — Stefon Diggs no longer needs to worry about whether he’ll be accepted in Buffalo.

For one day at least, Joe Mihalich will be back in the spotlight at Niagara University.

Qadree Ollison is remaining with the Atlanta Falcons.

It was a bittersweet Tuesday at Niagara Falls Country Club. For the first time in its history, the Senior Porter Cup will tee off without the man who not only kept it going but expanded it into one of the nation's top tournaments for players 55 and older.

For the first time since 1996, the Krown Undercoating Modifieds have co-champions at Ransomville Speedway. Third-generation driver Erick Rudolph from Ransomville edged 2019 Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified champion Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario by one place Friday to fin…

It's almost as if the NFL is emulating college football heading into the 2021 season. Yes, the Buccaneers are the defending champions and the Packers deservedly have title aspirations.

WILSON — Grooving on their home turf to the disco soundtrack, the Lakemen reveled in the return of Friday Night Lights.

One of the great things about the NFL in the age of parity and free agency is that the playoff field can change so radically from one year to the next.

Former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller will once again represent the United States in the Olympics, only this time as a coach.

The Greater Niagara Region produced one playoff football team in the spring, but the area was loaded with young players ready to emerge.

The smell of fresh popcorn mixed with smells from grills burning. The sounds of coaches barking and cheerleaders cheering. The feel of cool fall air creeping in.

High School football has arrived with a full slate of games tonight and Saturday to kick off the season in Western New York.

LOCKPORT — Hot Corner Athletics just keeps growing. It has gotten so big that it can no longer remain in its current building.

New coach Maurice Linguist brings a new energy to the beginning of a new chapter in University at Buffalo’s football story.

The 2021-22 Niagara University men's basketball schedule was released in full over the past week, headlined by a trip to play a pair of national contenders in Ohio but light a few familiar foes.

ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills’ proposed new $1.4 billion stadium would include about 60,000 seats and 60 suites, The Associated Press has learned.

For the sixth time this season, “Money” Mat Williamson from St. Catharines, Ontario won the main event for the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, increasing his lead on the summer points leaderboard as Firth Jewelers, Sunset Bar & Grill, Sevenson Environmental Services, Niagara Frontier P…

ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills relieved a logjam at defensive end by trading Darryl Johnson to the Carolina Panthers on Monday.

Continued uncertainty over the Buffalo Bills' future in Western New York has prompted another push to make the New Stadium Working Group subject to the state Open Meetings Law.

ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen needed just three possessions to throw two touchdown passes in his preseason debut and show he and the Buffalo Bills high-powered offense are ready for the regular season.

NBA referees will all be vaccinated against the coronavirus this season.

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