Both NASCAR Series are in Las Vegas for races this weekend that will be heard live on WEBO. The Monster Energy Cup will race the Kobalt 400 on Sunday. Brad Keselowski is the defending champion of the event and also won last week’s race in Atlanta. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 2:30pm Sunday. The Xfinity Series will race the Boyd Gaming 300 tomorrow at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. PRN coverage will start at 3:30pm on WEBO.
The Syracuse men’s basketball team opens postseason play today in the ACC Tournament with a quarterfinal game against Miami. The Orange are seeded eighth and defeated the Hurricanes when they played on Jan. 4. Tipoff is scheduled for 12pm, and IMG Coverage will begin live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 11am on WEBO. The winner of today’s game will play top-seeded North Carolina tomorrow. Listeners to the online stream at listentowebo.com or on our smartphone app can listen to the Rachel Grant Show while the game will be heard on radio only.
The Binghamton Rumble Ponies have unveiled their new mascot, and they need help naming him. The new mascot, a two-legged horse wearing shorts and boxing gloves, was unveiled during the St. Patrick’s Parade in Binghamton on Saturday. The team is now taking submissions on their website – www.bingrp.com – from fans for what his name should be. Submissions will be accepted until Saturday, and the top 5 names will be put out for vote on March 20. The winning name will be unveiled at their annual Meet the Rumble Ponies Dinner on April 4. Tickets for that dinner and the season are available by calling the box office at 607-722-FUNN. The Rumble Ponies begin the season April 6.
Brad Keselowski fought back from a lap down to win the Monster Energy Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway yesterday. Kevin Harvick dominated the race heard live on WEBO, winning the first two stages and leading 292 laps, but a late speeding penalty on pit road sent him to the back of the field. He finished ninth. Keselowski went a lap down after he had to come into the pits to tighten a loose wheel with 60 laps to go, but he came back to pass Kyle Larson with seven laps left and pulled away for the win. Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race, but his car was found to be too low in post-race inspection. Penalties will be announced later this week. Both series will race in Las Vegas next weekend.
In basketball, Andrew White scored 40 points to lead Syracuse past Georgia Tech 90-61 yesterday as the Orange wrapped up the regular season. Syracuse is seeded eighth for the ACC Tournament and will play Miami Wednesday at 12pm live on WEBO.
In high school, the Vestal girls won their third-straight Section 4 Class A title with a victory over Maine-Endwell on Saturday. Johnson City beat Vestal in the boys game. Waverly’s season ended at the hands of Norwich, as the Wolverines lost the Class B game Friday. Seton won the girls title.
The Section 4 boys all-star team won the New York State Bowling Championship yesterday in Syracuse. The team included Jake Robertson from Tioga, Tim Sladish of Union-Endicott, Trevor Kimble from Windsor, Zach Bobbett of Union Springs, Derek Lisi from Corning, and Sam McDonald of Elmira.
Both NASCAR series are in Georgia for races at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend that will be heard live on WEBO.
The Monster Energy Cup will race the QuikTrip 500 on Sunday. Jimmie Johnson leads active drivers with five series wins at Atlanta, and is going for three straight on Sunday. Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch is looking to be the first driver to win the first two races in 8 years. Performance Racing Network coverage will begin at 1:30pm Sunday.
The Xfinity Series will race tomorrow. Kyle Busch started from the pole and won last year’s event. PRN coverage of the Rinnai 250 will begin at 1pm on WEBO.
Senator Fred Akshar and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo will welcome the Little League World Series Champions to Albany today. The two local representatives will host the players, coaches and families of the Maine-Endwell Little League team for a full day at the Capitol, which will end on the floors of the Senate and Assembly as both chambers read resolutions recognizing the team’s achievement.
The numbers are in, and the OFA Sports Booster Club raised over $12,000 at their annual dinner auction on Saturday. The event featured live and silent auction items donated by local businesses and individuals to benefit the booster club. More than 130 people attended the event at the Owego Treadway Conference Center. The money will be used to support all 22 sports at Owego Free Academy, and the booster club thanks the community for their generosity. WEBO’s own Chris Schmidt and Jake Reynolds served as the hosts for the event.