Sports

Racer dominating three divisions

Unless it’s lapped traffic, Hunter Bauer has yet to see the back of an opponent’s motorcycle crossing the finish line at Welland County Speedway.

Taylor Dion, foreground, shown in action against the Guelph Regals in this 2015 file photo, collected 15 points in nine games for the Welland Generals junior B lacrosse team this season. BERND FRAN\KE/Welland Tribune

Injuries hurt Welland Generals

Missing the playoffs and having the second-lowest winning percentage in Ontario junior B lacrosse was not the finish Jonathan Corkery envisioned when he signed on as head coach of the Welland Generals.

Fans of the former NHL team the Quebec Nordiques enjoy the atmosphere during the NHL pre-season game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Videotron Centre on September 28, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Nordiques fans optimistic about eventual return

Sports radio host Vincent Cauchon says he remembers being criticized at a Quebec City convenience store for buying Molson beer products — 20 years after the brewer vetoed plans for the Nordiques to enter the NHL in the late 1970s.

Merrittville Speedway's dirt track belonged to race fans during intermission on Autograph Night. BERND FRANKE/Welland Tribune

Fans take to the track

Drivers at Merrittville Speedway climbed out their cars, took off their helmets and spent intermission during Saturday night’s program parked on the track.

Lakeshore Catholic High School's 2015-16 athletes of the year: from left, Nick Cook, senior male; Amanda Passero, senior female; Kendra Cousineau, junior female; and Eric Joyce, junior male.

Gators wrap up year in sports

Larissa Giliforte’s bronze medal-winning performance in her floor routine at the provincial gymastics championships was among the highlights of 2015-16 in sports at Lakeshore Catholic High School.

St. Catharines truck racer Dylan Llord, No. 13, shown in action at New Humberstone Speedway in this 2015 file photo, so far has three victories at the Port Colborne track this season. BERND FRANKE/Welland Tribune

Racers fall short of 3-for-3 weekend

Brad Rouse wasn’t able to wrap up an otherwise winning weekend by celebrating stock car racing’s version of a trifecta – wins on three different nights at three different tracks.