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October 10, 2013

Reid third at Rumble on the Ridge in PA

Lockport TQ Midget driver among 27 of the East's best competing.


Lockport's Jonathan Reid proved why he's one of the top TQ Midgets drivers in the East last weekend, placing third in the prestigious Rumble on the Ridge at Borgers Speedway in the Pocono Mountains.

Starting 8th in a field of 27 cars, Reid had a great run in the 35-lap race, driving a car built by Mark Lafler with a motor built by Bill Pippard — both of Ransomville.

That wraps up the outdoor season, but there is plenty of racing left as the indoor season begins on Dec. 14 at the Rochester Sports Dome, where the TQ's will reach speeds of up to 70 m.p.h. on the tight indoor track. Then it's off to Atlantic City and Trenton, N.J.

Brett Conkling took the first-place prize of $2,000. He was followed by Ryan Tidman, Reid, Austin Fehr and Lou Cicconi.







Taylor named to NCCC Wall

SANBORN —  Former Lockport High School powerhouse John Taylor will be inducted into the Niagara County Community College Wrestling Wall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 26, as part of the Thunderwolves' 40th Anniversary Alumni Wrestling Tournament.

Taylor, an all-star football player and wrestler at LHS, is a two-time All-New York State collegiate wrestler in 2008-09 and earned All-American status in 2009, when he placed fifth in the nation at the NJCAA National Wrestling Championship in Rochester, Minn. in the 197-pound weight class.

Also in 2009, Taylor was named First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region and an Academic All-American. At LHS, Taylor was football powerhouse and the 2007 Section VI 215-pound champion.

A 2011 magna cum laude graduate of Niagara University,Taylor is currently employed by NU.



Winter Gear-Up sign-ups

After eight seasons as a growing high school boys lacrosse program in Western New York, Lockport is gearing up for the addition of a new modified lacrosse program this spring at North Park Junior High School.

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