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Mackenzie Donahue saved her best lap for last. The Daemen senior ran her fastest 400 on the final lap, 1:15.80, to finish ninth in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National meet in Bradenton, Florida. Donahue, a native of East Aurora, ran a 35:55.69 for the ninth-place finish and second-team All-American status. Donahue earned the invite…

Canisius College took an early lead, but errors proved costly as the Golden Griffins dropped a 6-2 decision to Marist in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls. Chris Conley had a two-run double in the first inning to put the Griffs up early. But Marist responded with three runs in the sixth off two Canisius errors and…

Lancaster wanted another opportunity to play for a girls lacrosse sectional title. The Legends will get that chance after holding off Orchard Park, 15-11, in the Class A semifinal. Lancaster will meet Frontier for the title on Thursday. “I felt like we kept saying all season we want the opportunity to play for a championship again,” Lancaster coach Julie Buccieri…

Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports. What to watch for Friday 1. Softball - Class C-1 & C-2 finals The two Class C finals at Prommenschenkel Park in Dunkirk were rescheduled due to rain yesterday. Class C-1 - 3-Cassadaga Valley vs. 4-Chautauqua Lake, 4 p.m. Class C…

Sectional title champions – that has a nice ring to it. "That has an incredibly good ring to it," Medina head coach Amber Cleaveland exclaimed after her team defeated the No. 1 seeded Eden Raiders on Thursday night. "For the first time in history, that’s awesome. It was something that probably was on the high pedestal of ‘maybe.’ First it was OK we won the league …

OLAF FUB SEZ: According to French artist and novelist Edmond de Goncourt, born on this date in 1822, “A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.” . . . POUR IT ON – Celebrity bartenders are among the attractions at the fourth annual In For a Penny fundraiser from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Cente…

FC Buffalo were dealt a blow at the tail end of their season-opening loss to Dayton, as Kendell McFayden's broken hand will sideline him indefinitely and leave the Wolves without their first-choice striker heading into Friday's visit to rival Erie (7 p.m., Gannon University). At least two of FC Buffalo's players ineligible for the team's opener due to a lack of internat…

March 25, 1955 - May 22, 2017 He was a tinkerer, handyman and Mr. Fix-it, all rolled into one. Whether it was a carburetor that needed repairing or kitchen in need of remodeling, Jeffrey Simme of Lancaster could do it. Mr. Simme was a natural problem-solver and just good with his hands, according to his family. Mr. Simme, a longtime code enforcement officer …

Grand Island bridge tolls are not just taking money from pocketbooks and time spent idling in traffic but could also be taking a toll on people's health. The group WNY for Grand Island Toll Barrier Removal took a new tack on Thursday – with an educational summit to talk about how idling traffic at toll barriers affects toxicity in the air. The group is pushing for …

By Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation. Kushner, who held …

Tully's is a sports bar and restaurant at 1449 French Road in Depew. It has sports memorabilia displayed throughout, more than 60 televisions and 32 beers on tap.

WASHINGTON – Rep. Chris Collins faces challenges that might be enough to knock off a typical politician: a stock investment that led to an ethics investigation, deep ties to an unpopular president – and the occasional habit of saying something controversial. But, so far, 17 months before his next election, the Clarence Republican lacks the most important challenge. …

The Buffalo Bills have their personnel department in place. The team announced three hires Thursday, completing the staff under General Manager Brandon Beane. Marcus Cooper and Pete Harris return to the organization after serving under former General Manager Doug Whaley. Cooper, who was previously an area scout, was named the team's BLESTO Scout. Harris, who was an area…