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Gallagher on Wolverines Quakers Game

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.-This Friday night Niagara Falls travels to Orchard Park for a Class AA semifinal matchup.

The Quakers have rolled over everybody this season. The Wolverines are coming off an upset win over Clarence.

Most people aren't giving Niagara Falls much of a chance. Dick Gallagher has his take on the game and what has to go right for the Wolverines to have a chance to beat Orchard Park.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 o'clock at Orchard Park.

Upcoming Entertainment at Seneca Casinos: October 2011 Update

Upcoming Entertainment at Seneca Casinos: October 2011 Update

NIAGARA FALLS and SALAMANCA, NY – The big names continue to roll in for upcoming entertainment at Seneca Casinos.  Seneca Niagara Casino is gearing up for a spectacular New Year’s Eve with Little River Band and New Year’s Day with comedian Lisa Lampanelli.  Two recently-announced acts – country sensation Tanya Tucker and 1980s soft rock sensation Air Supply – will keep the excitement high during late November.  And storytellers Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers and Marc Cohn will warm hearts during the cold January and February months.

Niagara County Girl Wins Trip For Teacher

Yes, Elizabeth McCormick has cerebral palsy, but she doesn't allow that to slow her down. She's plays sports and skates with Gliding Stars. In fact, her condition is only important to this story because she had to miss a few weeks of school for a related surgery.

And when a teacher made regular visits to Liz's home to keep her up to speed with schoolwork, she wrote an essay as part of a Disney contest thanking him. Liz's essay won a trip to DosneyWorld for her family, and for her teacher's family as well.

Postal Service Announces Changes in Youngstown

Postal Service Announces Changes in Youngstown

Look for some changes in local U.S. Postal Service operations, starting next month.

As part of a national effort to address deficits and operation costs in the Postal Service, over past months USPS officials have been considering structural changes, including staff changes, consolidations and even closure of facilities throughout the country. Postal facilities large and small have been under review, including many in the Buffalo area.

Reports to the Sentinel on Friday revealed that changes are coming in the form of Postal Service mail location pickups for carriers servicing the Youngstown delivery areas, starting Nov. 5.

Hardy Becomes First Niagara University Student to Receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Hardy Becomes First Niagara University Student to Receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

Niagara University is pleased to announce that Shannon Hardy, ’11, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship, making her the first student to receive the honor while enrolled at NU. (Other Niagara graduates have received awards but did so while pursuing advanced degrees at other institutions.)

“We are extremely proud of Shannon and thankful to the faculty members who assisted her in being selected for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Timothy Downs, Niagara University’s vice president for academic affairs. “This recognition not only speaks to the quality and uniqueness of Shannon’s abilities but also to the continued emphasis that NU places on academic excellence and service learning.”

Frost Advisory for Parts of WNY

Frost Advisory for Parts of WNY

BUFFALO, NY -- A Frost Advisory for Southern Erie and Chautauqua Counties from 11:00pm tonight to 9:00am Sunday. 

Patchy to widespread frost is possible across the region where the growing season is ongoing.

Wolverines Eliminate Clarence 20-7

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Niagara Falls High School pulled off a playoff upset on Saturday, defeating Clarence 20-7 in the quarterfinals of Section VI-Class AA. Clarence defeated Niagara Falls in week three. Falls lives on with a 5-3 record, while Clarence's season ends at 5-3.

The Red Devils were without a number of starters who were suspended for violating team rules.

Niagara Falls quarterback RIck Bailey was 7-of-14 passing for 197 yards and added 57 more on the ground. Paris Scott had three catches, two for touchdowns including an 84 yarder.

The Wolverines travel to Orchard Park for a semifinal matchup next weekend.