Nick Kahanic of Falconer broke the 40-year-old record in the 16-pound open stone throw during the annual Scottish Highland Games on Saturday at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.
Kahanic, a member of the Buffalo Heavies Kilted Throwers Club, broke the record in the Scottish Highland version of the shot put with a throw of 63 feet, 3¾ inches. The effort surpassed the old record of 63-2 held by Brian Oldfield, which he set in Baemar, Scotland.
Bob Weaver of North Tonawanda took home three national trophies at the Vintage Snowmobile Club of America’s Eighth Annual Show in Boonville. His 1971 AMF 800XX won National Best in Show and best in Class Race Sled. His 1971 Al Unser Thunderjet won the People’s Choice Award.
BASEBALL: The Southtowns Knights 11U travel team will hold a tryout at 1 p.m. Sunday at ECC South. Contact Kevin Coyne at 864-8879. The Southtowns Knights 12U travel team will hold a tryout at ECC South (field near DMV Building No. 7) at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Contact Marc Prentice at 866-7915. Check www.SouthtownsKnights.com for updates. … WNY Sting will hold tryouts for a new 2014 12U team at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Registration begins one hour prior at Westwood Park in Lancaster (Fenway Diamond). Pre-registration can be done at www.wny-sting.com. … Niagara PAL will hold tryouts for an 11U tournament travel team Saturday and Aug. 31. Contact coach Matt Paonessa at 425-9975 or Mlpaonessa@gmail.com for times and places.
BASKETBALL: Empire Basketball Club is selecting a seventh-eighth grade boys team for Saturday play at the Salvation Army, 960 Main Street, Buffalo. Contact Tony Pulvirenti (716-984-7266) for information.
CHEERLEADING: All high school cheerleading groups in Western New York and Canada are invited to participate in the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival Cheerleading Competition at 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. There is no charge. Contact Jerry Wolfgang (754-7745) or visit lewistonkiwanis.org.
GOLF: The Fourth Annual Flattery’s Fall Classic will be held at Batavia Country Club on Sept. 14. Details are available at www.flatterys.com or in person at 1130 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Contact email@example.com.
SOCCER: The Niagara-Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Galaxy will host tryouts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Aug. 28 at the Niagara-Wheatfield High School complex. The program is open to all U9, U10, U11, U12, U14, U15 and U16 boys as well as U11 and U13 girls. Visit www.nwaasports.net to register.
SOFTBALL: Tonawanda Storm 14U and 16U teams are looking for pitchers. Tryouts will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Veterans Park Field No. 4. Contact Tim Toth at firstname.lastname@example.org. … Amherst Storm 14U tryouts to be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Main-Transit Fire Hall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. It will play a full metro league schedule and four to six tournaments. Contact coach Koz at 863-2483.
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