Camaros battle for the front-running position in Merrittville Speedway's 8-cylinder Hoosier Stock class in a qualifying heat Saturday night in Thorold. BERND FRANKE/Postmedia News

Racer's win drought ends

Cole Hardy took a checkered flag Saturday night at Merrittville Speedway, but he refused to take all of the credit for the first victory of his racing

Conor Timmins, 18, of Thorold is interviewed at the NHL Entry Draft Saturday in Chicago after being selected in the second round by the Colorado Avalanche with the 32nd overall pick. JONATHAN DANIEL/Getty Images

The Avs have it

Conor Timmins won’t have too much time celebrating being selected 32nd overall in the NHL Entry Draft.

St. Catharines Falcons forward Lucas Smilsky, foreground, and Welland Jr. Canadians defender Nicholas Boehmer fight for the puck in junior B hockey in this September 2016 file photo. Smilsky was selected as the Falcons most valuable player after leading the team in goals during the regular season. JULIE JOCSAK/Postmedia Network

High-flying Falcons

Years from now Lucas Smilsky will have plenty of reminders of his first season playing with the St. Catharines Falcons.

From left, Jeremy Heil, a digital and private records archivist from Queen’s University, Port Colborne Mayor John Maloney and former Mayor Bob Saracino pour over an Oct. 6, 1967 copy of The Evening Tribune pulled from a time capsule that was put in a brick of the old Centennial Pool building that same year. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

A snapshot of history

Newspapers, Centennial Pool brochures and a small flag commemorating Canada’s centennial year were items that came out of a Port Colborne time capsule.

Niagara sports roundup

St. Catharines Boxing Club fighters nearly sweep the competition at a tournament last weekend in Rochester, N.Y.

Jay Triano, shown instructing youth players in this August 2014 file photo, has been selected to chair the FIBA Under-18 Men's Americas Championships taking place June 10-16 at Meridian Centre in St. Catharines.

Hoops homecoming

A man whose name has become synonomous with Canadian basketball on the world stage will enjoy a hoops homecoming next June when St. Catharines hosts a

Welland and District Shrine Club drive around in minature cars along the East Main Street stretch of the Rose Festival parade route in June 2016. Laura Barton/Welland Tribune/Postmedia Network

Parade caps festival finale

The Welland Rose Festival is wrapping up its festivities this weekend with the annual street dance, Rotary duck race and of course the grande parade.