Niagara sports roundup

A change to meet a striker who played for Italy in the 1978 World Cup and a three-team tournament featuring a team from Italy highlights the inaugural

Sportsman race cars head to the green flag at Merrittville Speedway. The 40-lap, $1,000-to-win Gabe Bellante Memorial, the finale in this year's King of the Crates Series goes Saturday night, weather permitting. PHOTO COURTESTY MERRITTVILLE SPEEDWAY

Track crowning Crates king

Brad Rouse, current points leader in the Sportsman racing class at Merrittville Speedway, also is in the driver’s seat heading into the finale of this

Ontario Provincial Police have charged the driver of this pickup with careless driving following a crash Thursday morning on the Queen Elizabeth Rod near the Gilmore Road exit in Fort Erie. HARRY ROSETTANI/Special to Postmedia News

Minor injuries in QEW mishap

A crash on the QEW near Fort Erie Thursday morning resulted in no serious injuries but did lead to charges against one driver.

People will be stepping in tune to music at the 26th annual Thorold Firefighters Street Dance starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at 16 Towpath St. in Thorold.

Dancing in the streets

For a quarter of a century, music-lovers have gathered in downtown Thorold every summer to dance in the street.

Ted Dent, shown at a team practice with the Rockford, Ill., IceHogs of the American Hockey League in this file photo, will be charge of the defence and penalty kill as an associate coach with the Niagara IceDogs.

IceHog becomes an IceDog

A man who as a minor league coach is credited with playing a “major role” in the development of players who went on to become Stanley Cup champions.

St. Catharines Collegiate graduate Mohammed Ahmed, shown running for Canada in this file photo, finished sixth in the men's 5,000 metres at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in London earlier this month, the highest-ever finish for a Canadian.

Another record run

St. Catharines’ athlete of the year for 2016 continues building a strong case to end 2017 as Canada’s long-distance runner of the year.

Playoffs needed at tour stop

Playoffs were needed at the latest stop on this year’s Niagara District Junior Golf Tour before a winner could be declared in two divisions.

Niagara Titans receiver Cameron Smith makes a one-handed catch in bantam football consolation championship action versus the West Niagara Steelers at Kiwanis Field Sunday in St. Catharines. SCOTT WOODLAND/Photo courtesy Niagara Regional Minor Football Association

Longhorns hook two titles

Fort Erie was the biggest winner on the weekend when the Niagara Regional Minor Football Association crowned overall and consolation championships.