Saturday Sports Slam hosts Frank Sparks and Greg Benedetti Broadcasted live yesterday, September 19, 2016 from The Beaver County Times Cooking Expo at the CCBC Golden Dome in Center Twp. After a three year absence the show made a return in a big way. Many patrons showed up to patronize a whole host of great vendors ranging in variety. Frank and Greg also manned the Beaver County Radio prize wheel throughout the event. Below are pictures of the action from the Golden Dome yesterday.
On a beautiful Saturday night at Sharon Speedway local racer and New Brighton product Kevin Bolland brought home the checker flag in his #777 Big Block modified. He picked the perfect night to win in that one of his sponsors ANSYS was having their company picnic at the track. Bolland led all 20 laps of the non-stop Hovis Auto & Truck Supply feature holding off Murdick and point leader Rex King, Jr. for his first win of the season!! Bolland and Murdick started on the front row and battled hard into turn one with Bolland prevailing. King, Jr. closed in on Murdick on lap four in the race for second. Bolland had opened up a straightaway lead over Murdick; however, by the halfway point Murdick cut the lead in half. With green flag racing continuing, lapped traffic came into play on lap 11. Three laps later, Murdick was right on Bolland’s rear bumper. For the remaining six laps Murdick moved around the track trying to find his way around Bolland, but Bolland was too strong taking the checkers by just 0.596 of a second in front of Murdick in his Bolland Machine/Boundary Systems/ANSYS/Cintas/Budisak Boys-sponsored #777. With Bolland’s 22nd career victory, he became the season’s ninth different winner at Sharon Speedway. Bolland swept the night by also winning his heat race.
Photos taken by Trina Bolland and used with permission.
The Pittsburgh Pirates capped off a weekend sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Sunday by winning 3 to 1. This is first time the Pirates have ever swept the Brewers at Miller Park. Before this weekend the Pirates had lost nine straight games at Miller Park. The Cardinal’s lost again to the Oakland A’s 7-4 and the Miami Marlins lost to the San Diego Padres 3 to 1. The Pirates are now only 1/2 game back for the second wild card and only 2 1/2 back of the San Francisco Giants for the first wild card. Click on the play button below as Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown has a re-cap of all the action.
Kyle Larson with help from Brad Keselowski pushing him to the lead on the final restart of the day held of Chase Elliot and Keselowski to claim his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Michigan international raceway. The victory by Larson clinched his spot in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs, The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with only two more weeks left till the final race to qualify for the chase at Richmond International raceway. Larson now becomes the 12th driver to lock his spot in the chase and the 13th overall to win this season. Chris Bueshcer is the 13th winner and needs to stay in the top 30 in points the next two weeks to clinch his spot in the chase. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next moves onto Darlington raceway next Sunday night for the BO Jangles 500 on throwback weekend.
This Saturday on The Saturday Sports Slam from 8 AM to 10 AM Frank and Greg are going to be previewing The High School Football season. Guests that are scheduled so far this week are Beaver County Radio Sports Director and Beaver County Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bob Barrickman . Newly enshrined in The Larry Bruno Circle of Achievement and New Brighton Athletic Director Joe Ursida will also join the guys to talk about the upcoming football season and also talk about what an AD’s duties are this time of year. As always they will also be taking your calls through out the show and also they will be giving away a basket of wings at Robert’s Roadside Inn.
The Pirates are headed to Miller Park to take on the Brew Crew in the first of a four game series. Click the play button below as Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown has a preview of tonight’s action. Airtime is 7:45 PM on Beaver County Radio.
The Pirates fell to the Houston Astros at PNC Park yesterday by the score of 5-4 finishing the home stand with a miserable 1-5 record. Click the play button below as Pirates Broadcaster Greg Brown has a recap of yesterdays defeat.
Bill Mc Cracken retired local racer will be a guest on The Lead Lap with Frank Sparks this week , August 27,2016. Frank and Bill will chat about the differences between racing in his day and racing now. Tune into Beaver County Radio this Saturday at 10 AM for more.
The Steelers 0-2 for the 2016 preseason. They have scored only one offensive touchdown but, their offensive starters have yet to see action. That is about to change. Mike Tomlin declared all men on deck. Quarterback Ben Rothelesberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown, and running backs Le’vion Bell and Deangelo Williams will play Friday night in New Orleans. Playing time is to be determined. The Steelers are still looking for a back-up quarterback. Airtime from the Mercedes Benz Dome Friday night is 6-pm and kickoff is is at 8-pm.