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Search is on for new promoter/general manager of Ransomville Speedway
Tue, May 11th 2021 04:55 pm
Ransomville Speedway is in the process of finding the track's new promoter/general manager. Current GM Jenn Martin has taken on a new position and, in a mutual agreement with Ransomville Speedway management, will be vacating her position beginning June 1.
Little R hosts practice session in tune-up of season opener
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:20 pm
The "Little R" came to life on Thursday night as the SANY New York Go-Karts took to the speedway for the first time in 2021. SANY New York has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the go-kart program at the "Little R" at Ransomville Speedway.
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers & drivers
Fri, May 7th 2021 04:20 pm
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips as the weather gets nicer. Many bikers will choose to ride free on the open road.
Erick Rudolph, Scott Kerwin, Jaren Israel, Sam Junkin & Cole Susice set fast time at Ransomville
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:40 pm
VP Racing Fuels presented "Test, Tune, and Time" at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night. Drivers who attended the session had three rounds of practice before racing against the clocks - and set the front row for the main events on opening night, Friday, May 7.
Early spring fishing opens throughout New York on May 1
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the fishing season for popular coolwater species such as walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge begins Saturday, May 1. With early spring offering many opportunities, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging new and experienced anglers alike to fish in waters throughout New York.
Ransomville Speedway hosts pre-tech inspection; 'Test & Tune' session up next
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
Ransomville Speedway hosted its pre-tech session at the speedway on Sunday afternoon. Drivers representing all of Ransomville's weekly racing divisions took part to make sure their equipment is all set for the 2021 season.
'Big R': 'Test, Tune, and Time' scheduled for April 30 at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:05 pm
Drivers will get their first opportunity to take their cars onto the track at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, April 30, for "Test, Tune, and Time," presented by VP Racing Fuels. A 55-gallon drum of VP Racing Fuel will be presented to the pole winners in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman divisions.
Ransomville Speedway hosts Inspection Day on April 25
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Ransomville Speedway will host a pre-tech inspection day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the speedway. This pre-tech inspection day will be for competitors in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
Empire State Trail & Boilermaker race to hold first trail challenge
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a partnership between the Empire State Trail and the nationally known Boilermaker race to create the "Empire State Trail Challenge" - a four-month virtual race where participants can register and log their miles to reach milestones tied to virtual progress along the Empire State Trail.
Morinello, Assembly minority conference call for expanded hunting and crossbow licensing
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:40 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello joined members of the minority conference requesting expanded hunting and crossbow licensing be included in the final budget.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
New York Power Authority's fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the NYPA Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season Thursday, April 1 - weather and water levels permitting.
Trout season opens April 1
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced trout fishing season in New York opens Thursday, April 1. In preparation for opening day, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is stocking 1.8 million catchable trout in waters across the state. In addition to larger-size fish being stocked this year, some stream reaches will receive four stockings of trout.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy prepares for golf season at Delaware, Cazenovia & South Park
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 03:40 pm
Season passes for 2021 municipal golf in Buffalo are now available for the three Olmsted Parks golf courses (Cazenovia, Delaware and South Park). Passes can be purchased online at any time through the conservancy's website, or in-person at the course golf shops during weekends in April.
Deskside with David: Livestreams need to stay: Districts livestreaming high school sports with reduced fan limitations
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 10:55 am
As we pass the year anniversary (I guess you can call it that) of COVID-19 shutting the nation down, I have continually looked back and asked myself, "Has anything good came out of this pandemic?"
'Big R': Scott Kerwin returning for some fun in 2021
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:20 am
Veteran Scott Kerwin is returning to Ransomville Speedway and adding his name to the competitive Investors Service Sportsman division. Kerwin will be behind the wheel of the Dirt Rocket Racing No. 1 for Bubby Pawlak.
Ransomville Speedway: 2021 season around the corner at 'Little R'
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 12:30 pm
The "Little R" at the Ransomville Speedway is returning to action in 2021. While the 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year of racing on Thursday nights, officials said.
Mike Bonesky Memorial set for July 6 at Ransomville Speedway
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 11:00 am
When the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series begins its Western Region schedule at the Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday, July 6, drivers will be competing in a $1,000 to win event - and will race for $3,000 in lap monies and other contingencies in honor and memory of avid fan and former racing columnist Mike Bonesky.
Deskside with David: High-risk sports back in action
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:15 am
Many of you know me for my dedication to covering the local athletes of our community and telling their stories. Another thing I dedicate myself to is helping the youth of our communities grow through coaching them in sport.
Ransomville Speedway hosts driver's meeting; plans for 2021 continue
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 11:15 am
Ransomville Speedway hosted a driver's meeting to officially kick off the 2021 season. Drivers and crew members from the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investor's Service Sportsman, Ki-Po Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman were on hand to go over any rule changes and procedures for the 2021 campaign.
Umpires sought
Fri, Feb 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Umpire Association is now seeking men and women ages 16 and older to join as umpires. Members work high school baseball games for the Niagara Frontier League, as well as summer leagues in the Niagara County and Grand Island areas.
'Big R': Mackenzie Kulesza Memorial scheduled for May 14
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 01:20 pm
Ransomville Speedway will honor the memory of 11-year-old Mackenzie Kulesza on Friday, May 14, with a 36-lap feature event for the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks at the Niagara County oval.
Ransomville Speedway to host drivers meeting Feb. 13
Fri, Jan 29th 2021 11:00 am
Ransomville Speedway will host a drivers meeting for all classes on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the O. Leo Curtis American Legion Post No. 830, 2589 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
Section VI moves wrestling, creates new calendar
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 07:55 pm
The executive committee of Section VI on Thursday voted to move wrestling to the spring sports season. The decision came after the health departments in the five counties that make up the section released a joint statement of concern.
WNY health leaders strongly suggest wrestling postponement
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 09:10 am
The leaders of the five county health departments (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara) in Western New York provided the following joint statement Thursday, related to wrestling programs. This announcement follows updates to the "New York Forward" interim guidance for sports and recreation issued Jan. 22.
Alternative Baseball Organization looking to start team in WNY
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:55 am
The Alternative Baseball Organization is a 501(c)(3), authentic baseball experience for teens 15-plus and adults with autism and other disabilities to gain social and physical skills for success in life, on and off the diamond.
ECDOH: Higher-risk sports can resume
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is providing the following information for schools, coaching staff, athletes, parents of student-athletes and youth and adult amateur sports leagues in Erie County.
'Big R': A family that races together ...
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 01:00 pm
Dan and Brandon Michaud along with Brandon's girlfriend, Jessica Kriegisch, are all calling Ransomville Speedway home in 2021. The trio will compete in the Investor's Service Sportsman division weekly.
'Big R': Triple T Auto Parts to present 2 demolition derbies in 2021
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:30 am
Triple T Auto Parts will be presenting two demolition derbies in 2021 at the Ransomville Speedway. Those two dates are Fridays, June 18, and Sept. 3, after the completion of the racing program at "The Big R."
Golf in NT
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors is are accepting in-office appointments for golf ID/pass registrations for Deerwood Golf Course. Customers can book an appointment online at www.ntparksrec.com or by calling 716-695-8520.
NFL PLAY 60's exercise library keeps kids active as COVID-19 cases continue to spike
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 12:40 pm
Today, the American Heart Association, the world's leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, and the National Football League, in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, debuted the first NFL PLAY 60 library, which features kid-friendly exercises to help kids to get their recommended 60-minutes of daily physical activity.
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
Ransomville Speedway sets busy schedule for 2021 season
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 11:35 am
Ransomville Speedway is ready to roar back to life in 2021, and speedway management is proud to unveil a jam-packed schedule for the upcoming season featuring 23 events.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle transferring to top Utah prep school
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:15 pm
In a normal year, many local teams would've been suiting up for practice or games Monday. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic in effect, and no end in sight for a return of HS basketball to the area, WNY's top-star Roddy Gayle Jr. announced he is transferring from Lewiston-Porter High School.
Section VI: Low- & moderate-risk sports move to January 2021
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 01:30 pm
The executive committee of Section VI has voted to postpone the start date for the winter season's low- and moderate-risk sports to Jan. 4, 2021. In a morning session, the committee paused boys and girls bowling, rifle, indoor track, boys swim and skiing from the previously chosen date of Dec. 14.
'The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020' now on sale
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:40 pm
"The Seasons of Buffalo Baseball 1857-2020" is a 400-page, hardcover journey through the illustrious history of baseball in The Queen City. It is filled with more than 150 images, rare illustrations, cartoons, and page after page of baseball facts and follies - a true reflection of Buffalo's 163-year love affair with the grand old game.
Deskside with David: In tough times, sports a site to see (for now)
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 05:00 pm
In the first few months, I know for a lot of people like myself, the spectacle of no sports to watch (other than classic throwback games where you already knew the result) was difficult to understand and deal with.
DEC announces tie for state-record pumpkinseed
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:10 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the state record for a pumpkinseed was officially tied by a catch on the Black River earlier this year.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle commits to Ohio State
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:25 am
Friday night, Lewiston-Porter junior Roddy Gayle had a big decision to make, but it was one he utmost felt incredibly comfortable with. In front of a few family, friends, media and Lew-Port administration and coaches, Gayle made his commitment to the Ohio State University during a ceremony in the Lancers gymnasium.
Winning ways continue for Lew-Port boys soccer
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:10 am
It's proving to be an impressive October for Lewiston-Porter boys soccer, according to team coach Rick Sweeney. The 2019 Niagara Frontier League champions kicked off their 2020 season earlier this month with a 4-0 shutout over Ken East.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
 

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