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.
In NASCAR, Kurt Busch led only one lap in yesterday’s Daytona 500, but it was the most important one, as the 2004 series champion won his first Daytona 500. Ryan Blaney finished second followed by AJ Allmendinger, Aric Almirola, and Paul Menard. Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick won the first two segments, but were later involved in wrecks. Ryan Reed won Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Daytona. Both series will now head to Atlanta for races next weekend.
In NASCAR, Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin won last night’s twin qualifying races to set the starting grid for Sunday’s Daytona 500. As heard on WEBO, Elliott dominated his qualifying race, starting on the pole and finishing first. He will lead the field to the green flag Sunday. Jamie McMurray finished second last night, so he will start third in the 500. Defending Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin won the second race of the Can-Am Duel. He will start fourth. Listen to flag-to-flag coverage of Sunday’s Daytona 500 live on WEBO. Motor Racing Network coverage will begin at 1pm. The Xfinity Series race will be heard Saturday on WEBO starting at 3pm.
The Binghamton Senators are home for two games this weekend, and tonight is Reality Check Movie Night. All fans can get discounted tickets and stay after the game against the Toronto Marlies to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” on the scoreboard presented by Broome-Tioga Reality Check. The B-Sens will host Utica tomorrow on their annual DIFD day to raise mental health awareness. Both games begin at 7:05pm.
Forty-two drivers will take to Daytona International Speedway tonight for twin qualifying races to set the starting lineup for Sunday’s Daytona 500. Forty of the cars will make it out of tonight’s 150-mile qualifying races and into the 59th-running of the Great American Race. We know the front row, as teammates Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. qualified first and second. The other 38 members of the starting lineup will be set tonight, with the finishing order in the first qualifying race making up the inside row on Sunday and the finishers of the second race lining up on the outside. Hear the Can-Am Duel live on WEBO tonight, with Motor Racing Network coverage beginning at 6pm.