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NCCC Wrestling Team Travels to National Tournament

NCCC Wrestling Team Travels to National Tournament

SANBORN, N.Y. — Nine members of the Niagara County Community College Wrestling team will travel to Spokane, WA on February 25-26 for the NJCAA National Tournament.

Coach Eric Knuutila will be taking Tim Coughlin 141, David Lyons 149, Paul Ciaramella 184, Rocco Rosso 125, Mark Manganaro 157, Troy Ireland 165, Dustin Moss 174, Travis Taylor 197 and Kyle Gibas 285.

NCCC finished as the number two team in Region III, finishing just one point behind Mercyhurst Northeast with six regional champions, Rocco Rosso 125, Mark Manganaro 157, Troy Ireland 165, Dustin Moss 174, Travis Taylor 197 and Kyle Gibas 285.

Coast Guard Cautions Great Lakes Citizens & Visitors of Dangers of Weakening Ice

Coast Guard Cautions Great Lakes Citizens & Visitors of Dangers of Weakening Ice

CLEVELAND, OH - The U.S. Coast Guard is cautioning those who choose to recreate on ice-covered waterways in the Great Lakes region that warmer weather expected this week and coming weekend may accelerate melting of ice fields, resulting in dangerous conditions.

Prior to going on or near any ice-covered waterways, people should check local weather forecasts and the National Weather Service's Marine Forecasts: http://www.weather.gov/om/marine/home.htm

The Coast Guard and other U.S.

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

“We need more signatures from parents and student athletes who have experienced concussions,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement. “This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants. We also need concerned individuals to contact their local representatives and urge them to support this petition drive.”

National Curling Event Slated

National Curling Event Slated

OK, so it’s been a long, cold Western New York winter. But instead of complaining about it, how about we celebrate it with some great winter events? The 2011 Tim Horton’s Brier will be held March 5-13 in nearby London, Ontario, at the John Labatt Centre. This national curling event will host 12 provincial/territorial teams to compete for Canada’s top curling honor, the Brier Tankard! 

A variety of ticket package options remain available, including complete event packages, mini packages, single tickets, group rates and VIP packages. 

Niagara University Students Head to Dallas for a ‘Super’ Learning Experience

Niagara University Students Head to Dallas for a ‘Super’ Learning Experience

Niagara University is sending a team of 11 to Dallas for Super Bowl XLV but they won’t be suiting up against the Steelers or Packers. Instead, the students from NU's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management will get a first-hand look at what goes into organizing one of the world's largest sporting events.

The group departed from Buffalo on Feb. 1 to volunteer at a series of events associated with the National Football League’s Super Bowl, which will pit two of the league’s premier franchises against each other when the Green Bay Packers take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Feb. 6. During the eight-day trip, NU students will greet visitors, host a media party and take a few shifts at the NFL Experience, the league’s interactive theme park, among several other activities as requested by organizers.

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

New York Power Authority Offers Slick Savings at Hyde Park Ice Rink with New Electric Zamboni

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Standing in front of a new electric Zamboni, New York Power Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel (at podium) is joined by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster (left) and New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto at an announcement on Jan. 26, 2011, of the completion of a comprehensive energy efficiency project at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.

In addition to the  Zamboni, the nearly $1.4 million initiative will save energy, provide significant financial savings for taxpayers, and help protect the environment.

Women's Basketball Falls Short Against Manhattan

Women's Basketball Falls Short Against Manhattan

NIAGARA UNIV., N.Y. – The Niagara women’s basketball team dropped a tough, 59-53, decision to the Manhattan Jaspers on Sunday afternoon at the Gallagher Center.

“It was probably the best game we’ve played this season,” head coach Kendra Faustin said.  “We had players doing their roles well, did the little things right and played well as a team. We just made some crucial errors at the end.”

The Niagara (1-20, 0-10 MAAC) defense, which has improved immensely in the last few games, held Manhattan (15-6, 7-3 MAAC) to 5-for-18 shooting in the first half. Offensively, the Purple Eagles patiently broke down the Jaspers zone defense and finished the half with a 41.7 field goal percentage and a 26-25 lead.