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Bisons and Baseball

Some Niagara University students aren’t just getting their feet wet in the real world, they’re living in it. From planning a promotional schedule to finalizing ticket prices, 23 student interns are the reason the Niagara Power will be back on in June after a two-year hiatus. Niagara University announced in October that its College of Hospitality and Tourism Managemen…

Niagara County

When I was your age ... It’s a phrase said on rocking chairs and recliners everywhere. Good storytellers come in all forms, but some of the best are the have-beens who take trips down memory lane to remind themselves of the past. It’s their only way of traveling back in time to remember the good times, before the aches and pains forced them to the sidelines. Drinking…

Bills

The last time Grand Island football coaches Mike Stauffer and Steve Steck watched Brett Kern punt in a helmet and shoulder pads, Kern was a senior at Grand Island High School Fast forward nearly two decades, they were back together again — only this time, Kern as an NFL Pro Bowler. Kern was able to invite Stauffer and Steck down to Orlando, Fla., to celebrate Kern’s …

Niagara County

It was December 2011, three weeks before Christmas, when Krista Miller got the news. She remembers the frantic run to her car. She remembers tears dripping down her face and onto her steering wheel. She remembers calling her husband at work to tell him the two had to come back to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. How something was terribly wrong. A routine visit to …

Colleges

In the summer, Troy Keller is busting his back pouring concrete. By the fall, he’s sitting comfortably in a tree stand deer hunting. But in the winter, it’s all wrestling all the time –  and he’s made quite a name for himself doing it. When the University at Buffalo-bound Keller walks off the mat for the final time wearing a Thunderwolves singlet, he’ll likely go down a…

High Schools

For seven years, Eric Jantzi sat back and watched as some of his students walked the halls in game-day jerseys on Fridays in the fall. When the final bell rang, he was out the door traveling down to the Southtowns to coach instead of gearing up for a game on North Tonawanda’s George J. Vetter Stadium. He never got to coach Jordan Holmes, Jake Ferry or Austin Tober at NT…

High Schools

About 550 miles separate the crime-ridden streets of Englewood in southside Chicago, where Jalin Cooper was born, from the YMCA in Medina, where Cooper ascended from a homeless, uncoordinated boy to a beloved local superstar. Tucked conveniently just a few blocks from downtown Medina, right past the family-owned Rudy’s diner, is the YMCA. Covered in famous, local sandst…

Colleges

SANBORN – No one can blame LaTerrance Reed for playing with an edge. The former Canisius High School hoops star has gone from co-New York State Player of the Year, to prep school, to junior college – a trek that has tested his patience in hopes of landing a Division 1 scholarship. It’s been a long journey of 1 a.m. ice baths, crack-of-dawn shootarounds and hearing co…

Bills

Make your way around red, white and blue-clad tailgating lots near One Bills Drive and you'll find throngs of fans that can at least agree on something – their love for the Buffalo Bills. What many fans can't seem to agree on is what to call the team's home field in Orchard Park. Name changes have forced Bills fans to make a decision: Call it what they've learned to lov…

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You have probably spotted some of the Buffalo-themed T-shirts created by 26 Shirts. Learn the back story and mission of the company that has produced shirts such as "Abbott Road," "Orchard Park" and "It's Always Shady in Buffalo." https://youtu.be/G4EZXj1TdEY   https://buffalonews.com/2017/09/07/merch-tent-trust-process-t-shirt/