Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball stretches win streak to seven

The Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team has continued their strong play toward the end of the regular season. They started the month of February by defeating Mount St. Mary Academy on Feb. 2 by a score of 75-49. Just two days later, they won on the road against St. Mary’s 72-60. They followed that up on Feb. 6 with a […]

Cardinal O’Hara senior signs letter of intent

Tommy Appenheimer, a senior at Cardinal O’Hara High School, signed a national letter of intent with Canisius College for Division I cross-country Thursday. Appenheimer has received both an academic and athletic scholarship to Canisius, where his parents, Tom and Heather Appenheimer, attended and are both members of the Canisius College Athletic Hall of Fame for cross-country and track and field. […]

Tonawanda wrestler Braddell claims fourth section title

Frazer earns first crown,
NT’s Bartolomei wins

Zach Braddell is no stranger to winning Section VI wrestling titles, but Jason Frazer is. Both Tonawanda wrestlers claimed Division II crowns Saturday at Lake Shore. Braddell, a senior, won the 138-pound division for the fourth title of his career and was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler while Frazer, a junior, won at 182 pounds for his first section […]

NT girls hoops records season’s top effort

North Tonawanda’s girls basketball team played what coach Patrick Kennedy called “by far our best game of the season” Wednesday in defeating Niagara-Wheatfield, 52-31, with a performance Kennedy called “what I’ve been waiting for all year.” The Lady Lumberjacks, fresh off a heartbreaking 33-30 setback to Niagara Falls the night before, were determined not to have a repeat – and […]

Kenmore East hoops drops road game against Grand Island

The Kenmore East girls basketball team lost its second game in a row when they lost to Grand Island on Feb. 5 by a score of 52-29. It was the second time this season they lost to the Vikings, but they were able to keep the game much more competitive this time around, according to head coach Les Simon. “I […]

Mount St. Mary bowling falls short in All-Catholics

After finishing the regular season in first place, the Mount St. Mary Academy bowling team finished in second place in the All-Catholic Championships. They were edged out by Mount Mercy Academy by eight pins (1,966-1,958). Thunder head coach Brian Fittry explained the format of All-Catholics and how close it ended up being between these two schools. “We were up 804-798 […]

Hamill’s last-second heroics lift Lady Warrior cagers to win

Hanna Hamill scored the most important of her game-high 17 points with just 1.3 seconds to spare, making the game-winning layup to propel Tonawanda’s girls basketball team to a 39-38 victory over ECIC IV rival JFK on Feb. 4. Tonawanda, which trailed by eight points with three minutes to play in regulation, caught a break when JFK missed both chances […]

Family Activities

thurs. 14 Valentine’s Day & Happy Hour — The first 300 visitors will receive a special Valentine’s Day surprise, Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com Budding Scientists — Does your child (ages 3-5) love the play-based science foundation in the Buffalo Museum of Science’s Explorations gallery? If […]


thurs. 14 Casablanca — Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star as two lovers who are briefly reunited amidst the chaos of war in Michael Curtiz’s 1942 Oscar Award-winning drama. Movie times: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13; 5 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Screening Room, 880 Alberta Drive, Amherst. Separate entrance outside the […]

Special Events

thurs. 14 R&B Karaoke: Valentine’s Day — Buffalo’s best interactive party is back with a new vibe just in time for Valentine’s Day. Sing your favorite R&B songs backed live by the 907 Band and DJ Lil Gabby, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com, www.ticketmaster.com thurs. 14, fri. 15 […]