BATAVIA — A historic night at Genesee Speedway featuring the return of fans, fireworks and a full moon was accompanied by a full pit area with 106 cars in competition. The return to normalcy so saw familiar winners return back to Victory Lane as well as some new names.

BATAVIA — Since a report last week by The Daily News based on independent sources stating all New York community (junior) college fall sports had been canceled has yet come to fruition, a number of New York colleges have since announced cancelation of their fall sports seasons.

BATAVIA — On Tuesday afternoon, the hammer finally came down on the Minor League Baseball season for the summer of 2020, as well the possible end to the New York-Penn League and it’s longest running — and original member — the Batavia Muckdogs.

SYRACUSE – The State University of New York Athletic Conference will split into two divisions in the sports of men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball for the 2020 athletic season, while women’s tennis will move its entire conference schedule and championship to the spring of 2021.

BATAVIA — Long time Western Regional Off-Track Betting (WROTBC) employee Aaron Galanti was named the new track Track Superintendent at Batavia Downs on Thursday after Fran Mruczek announced his retirement on Monday (June 22). Galanti has worked under Mruczek for a number of years.

BERGEN — This school year was certainly atypical fore high school student-athletes. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone had their years and, in many cases, their careers cut unceremoniously short.

ERIE, PA. — Tim Fries, of Glen Oak Golf Club, and Bobby Hogan, representing River Oaks Golf Club, both fired a 1-over par 73 in the storm delayed WNYPGA Golf Max Stroke Play at Lawrence Park Golf Club Monday in Erie, PA.

ELBA — If there was ever a book on how a coach is supposed to follow in the footsteps of a legendary, longtime coach that preceded them, Elba girls basketball coach Tom Redband should write it.

LAS VEGAS – Only one qualified ride separated Teams Boot Barn and Cat when the dust settled inside the Let ‘Er Buck Saloon at South Point Arena in Las Vegas and it was Team Boot Barn that won the middle game of Division B action of PBR’s new team tournament, 169-83.75.

LE ROY — Le Roy High School senior Andrew Englerth certainly decided to make the most of his final year as an Oatkan Knight, at least athletically. Having concentrated nearly solely on wrestling for much of his high school career, Englerth decided he was going to become a three-sport athlete…

BATAVIA — While it was hardly unexpected, news came down on Saturday as to the status of the New York-Penn League and the 2020 short-season minor league campaign.

OAKFIELD/ELBA — In the past number of years, there have been some big shoes to fill for high school football coaches in the local region — Brian Moran at Le Roy, Mike Monacelli at Caledonia-Mumford, Steve Girolmo at Livonia, to name a few. And if a few more ever stepped down — Brennan Briggs…

ORCHARD PARK — Like many of us, Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen has been struck by the recent events that have occurred our nation, specifically the ongoing fight for racial equality. In Allen’s mind, although he cannot relate to some of the hardships that people of color feel on a daily basis…

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its first meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday.

NASCAR said Wednesday that it would ban the Confederate battle flag from its events and properties, becoming the latest organization to reconsider the emblem’s place amid a national reckoning over racism and white supremacy after the death of George Floyd.

Tuesday’s senior spring athletes’ parade was a huge hit. Many of the kids in attendance finally got some closure on what has been a difficult finish to their high school athletic careers.

ELBA — For the last number of years, senior Colton Dillon certainly hasn’t been much of a secret coming out of Elba. A three-sport star in football, basketball and track and field, Dillon has more than made a name for himself in the lore of Lancers athletics.