SAYLORSBURG, Pa. —
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.
A special program designed for 7th and 8th grade boys interested in learning the introductory skills and game of lacrosse is being offered at the Kenan Center Arena.
“Winter Gear-Up” is a lacrosse program being offered from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19; Jan. 2, 9, 16 and 30; and Feb. 6, 13 and 27.
Instructors are members of the Lions coaching staff — Scott Reddinger, Karl Griffin and Patrick Bradley.
The cost to sign up is $50 with a deadline of Nov. 8.
For more information, contact Reddinger at 201-1066.
Bills 13, Raiders 8
The Lockport Raiders dropped to 3-3 in the Niagara Youth Football League on Saturday with a 13-8 loss to the visiting Tonawanda Bills at Exchange Club Field, Outwater Park.
A pick-6 by the Bills with less than a minute left in the second quarter was the difference.
Head coach Gil Eaton's JV Division Raiders took the early lead on an 18-yard bootleg by quarterback Torree Cheatham, who then tossed a 2-point conversion pass to Kameron Williams.
The Bills' INT cut the Raiders lead to 8-7 at the half.
Tonawanda's winning score came late in the third quarter on a 32-yard scoring pass to the tight end.
Cheatham finished with 91 yards on 15 carries Santino Drake added 83 yards on 10 carries.
Drake also led the defense with 5 tackles. Williams added 4 stops and an INT. Bentley White and Imario Douglass added sacks for Lockport.
Next up, Lockport plays at LaSalle Middle School at 1 p.m. Sunday against the undefeated Niagara Falls Jr. Cobras.
Jim Stephen and Mike Bieger placed first in the Lockport Town & Country Club's 2013 Governor's Cup.
Bill Wincott and Steve Shafer were the runners-up.