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High Schools

Hamburg Bulldogs (3-5) Coach: Jeff Tripp, fourth season. Home field: Howe Field. Program founded: 1915. Outlook: Hamburg will find out if the growing pains of the past two years pay off. Five returning senior starters, including four on the offensive line, look to fuel the ground-and-pound attack with Logan Garza, Spencer Dix, John Haberman and Alan Beyer opening…

Gusto

We heard boats whirring through the river, water lapping the shoreline and American flags rustling in the breeze during a recent lunch at Lumberjack's Patio Grill. The seasonal North Tonawanda restaurant boasts a spacious deck overlooking the Niagara River. There, with oldies and reggae music playing in the background, we basked in the sunshine, enjoying that most glori…

Education

Two elected officials in the City of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda agreed to a friendly wager – in support of high school football teams in their cities. City of Tonawanda Common Council President Jenna Koch and North Tonawanda Alderman at Large Austin Tylec announced the wager Monday in a joint news release. Both schools are participating in "Spirit Week," in prepar…

Sports

Who’s who: The 16-team class consists of two divisions. Class A North includes the Grand Island Vikings, Kenmore East Bulldogs, Kenmore West Blue Devils, North Tonawanda Lumberjacks, Starpoint Spartans, Sweet Home Panthers, Williamsville East Flames and Williamsville South Billies. Class A South features the Amherst Tigers, Hamburg Bulldogs, Iroquois Chiefs, Lake Shore Eag…