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The Akron Zips won a Mid-American Conference showdown, 89-83, over the University at Buffalo Bulls in front of a big crowd at Alumni Arena on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Cheektowaga and Dominick Welch moved on to Buffalo State, with Welch just 25 points away from the all-time Western New York points record, currently held by Ritchie Campbell. The win over Lewiston-Porter came in the Class A-2 Quarterfinals on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

The University at Buffalo Bulls dropped a tough Mid-American Conference contest to the Akron Zips, 89-83. UB student-run organization True Blue helped draw an impressive crowd of 6,598 fans to Alumni Arena on Feb. 24, 2017.

The Buffalo Zoo's winter fundraiser, Polar Bites, was a chance for guests to sample bite-size portions of food from several vendors, as well as wine and beer from local merchants. See who attended on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

The Rochester Americans slipped past the Utica Comets, 3-2, in overtime, as Cal O'Reilly potted the winner. The Sabres' AHL affiliate played in the KeyBank Center on Feb. 22, 2017.

The snowy owl that was found with a broken wing and emaciated in December was released in the Town of Wilson by Marianne Hites of Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center, who nursed him back to health, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Young professionals gathered at EXPO Market for a fundraising happy hour that benefited the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

Opening night of the annual WNY Boat Show at the Adpro Sports Fieldhouse at One Bills Drive, Orchard Park. A whole football field of water craft were on display to delight all and make summer come a little bit faster.

Ariana Grande madeĀ a stop on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on her Dangerous Woman Tour.

Lancaster beat Niagara Wheatfield, 3-1 in boys hockey on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The Legends will play Williamsville North in the Section VI Federation finals.