South Niagara sports roundup

Ryan Dear singled, scored two runs and stole three bases, and Brian Lepp and Jerry Searight drove in two runs each to help the visiting Welland Chiefs defeat the St. Catharines Cobras 6-3 in senior men’s baseball Saturday night at George Taylor Field.

E.L. Crossley rowers get some shade under a train bridge in Dain City while getting instructions from a coach during practice at the South Niagara Rowing Club's Great Dain course in this April 2016 file photo. The course is hosting the two High School Invitational Regatta this weekend. BERND FRANKE/Tribune Staff

Great Dain getting great workout

It will be all hands – nearly 1,200 pairs – on deck and holding oars at the 38th annual High School Invitational Regatta this weekend in Welland.

Toronto Raptors centre Jonas Valanciunas (17) runs into Miami Heat centre Hassan Whiteside (21) during NBA playoff action in Toronto on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

No JV means no chance for Raps

When Jonas Valanciunas crashed hard to the court at the American Airlines Arena in Miami two Saturdays ago, with him went any real chance the Raptors would have to seriously compete against the Cleveland Cavaliers.