Gowanda APA League
Standings as of March 4, 2012: 8 Ball Assassins (1st), Simly Wicked Pool (2nd), Ball Busters (3rd), Da Wicked Skibbies (4th), Ronnie's Crazy 8's (5th), Jamestown Street Tavern (6th).
The N.C.C.S. boys’ varsity basketball team recently took first place in two tournaments in Buffalo. At the Notre Dame Tournament, in South Buffalo, the team won the championship with a 38-29 win over Loraine Academy in the finals. Robert Dempsey was named tournament MVP while Daniel Barnes and Bryan Dempsey were all-tournament players. In the St. Mary’s High School Tournament, the Monarchs downed O.L.B.S. in the finals, 43-36. Barnes averaged nearly 18 points per game in the three-game tournament. Pictured in the front row from left to right: Coach Tom Dempsey, Justin Price, Jack Gaken, Jack Penharlow and Charlie Roth. Back row: Coach Steve Pantano, Seth Patterson, Daniel Barnes, Robert Dempsey, Vince Gullo, Bryan Dempsey and coach Bob Patterson. Missing from photo are Christian Prechtl and Noah Fleckenstein.
Gary Oehler is first in the Purple Tier. IDK is first in the Red Tier. Steve Gimbrone is first in the Yellow Tier. John Jemiolo is first in the Blue Tier.
Sunday Nite Handicap - High team game: M+L Catering 969. High team series: Senior Citizens 2,821. High individual game men: Gary Sargent 250. High individual series men: Ben Hewitt 674. High individual game women: Nikki Nellist 209. High individual series women: Nellist 610.
Other high scores: Heckman 228-236-659, Birtchnall 236, Darling 204-217-609, Hice 214, Sargent 250-602, Smith 202, Hewitt 204-236-234-674, Howard 217-233-608, Kotarski 203. Women: Nellist 202-199-209-610, Sotarski 204.
Forestville Softball Sign ups
The Forestville Sports Club will be holding sign ups for the upcoming summer softball season on Tuesday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 13.
The sign ups will be held from 5-8 p.m., at the Forestville Elementary School. Any girl from Forestville or Silver Creek wishing to play, is encouraged to sign up. All participants must be 7-years-old as of Dec. 31, 2011.
For more information, call Mike Nasal 998-9720.
Fastpitch softball pitching clinic
There will be a men's fastpitch softball pitching clinic March 11 and 18, at the Rec Center at the Chautauqua Country Fairgrounds.
The clinic will run from 3-4:30 p.m. and the cost is $2 per person.
Lakewood YMCA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The Lakewood Family YMCA and the New York State Moose Association are proud to announce the 4th Annual 3-on-3 March Madness Youth Basketball Tournament.
The event will be held at the Lakewood YMCA on Saturday, March 24. The proceeds from the tournament will help provide scholarships for children attending YMCA summer camp programs.
There will be both a boys' and girls' tournament, which is open to all youth, in Grades 3-12, and divisions will be Grades 3-4, 5 and 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12, with separate teams for boys and girls.
The cost of the event is $80 per team, which includes custom team T-shirts and a pre-tournament pizza party with first- and second-place awards for all divisions. The pizza party will be held at the Lakewood YMCA on Friday, March 23, from 68 p.m., and teams can pick up their T-shirts and schedules that night. There will also be a skills contest on Friday for $1.
The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 10.
The Lakewood Celeron Moose Lodge 2587 is the host sponsor, along with McDonalds, Cummins Engine Company, Kwik-Fill/Red Apple, Inc., Truck-Lite, and Signature Paving & Sealcoating. This event drew more than 158 teams last year, making it the largest indoor 3-on-3 tournament in the state. Stop in at the Lakewood Family YMCA to pick up your tournament application.
For more information contact the Lakewood Family YMCA at 763-0303.
to show Miracle
Miracle, the inspiring story of Herb Brooks, the coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad will be shown Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m., at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. The movie will be shown free of charge as a community service project of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
Jim Riggs, sports editor for The Post-Journal, will introduce the film. Riggs witnessed the historic game in Lake Placid and will share his memories of the event.
to Hold Annual Classes
The Southwestern Chapter of Certified Football Officials will hold its annual football officiating classes starting Tuesday, March 6. The classes will be held at the Southwestern Middle School from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday nights until March 29. The fee is $50 and includes books.
The classes will lead to certification to officiate varsity and sub-varsity games in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
Interested parties can register in advance by contacting Greg Moran at 499-5916, Dave Kolstee at 484-7112, Al Feser at 366-7008, or Barney Lee at 945-3457. Interested individuals can also register at the first class on March 6.
FSU Boys' High School Indoor Soccer Tournament
The Fredonia State Boys High School Indoor Soccer Tournament being held Sunday, March 11, has just three spots left to fill its 16-team field. Contact P.J. Gondek at 673-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pinehurst ParTee Girls
The Pinehurst ParTee Girls are getting ready to start another year of league play.
Anyone interested in joining the Tuesday night ladies' league in Westfield should contact Sue Wagner at 792-9827 or Pat Thompson at 792-4232.
Soccer Official Training
The Western New York Referee Association is looking for new officials.
The WNYRA in the Southern Tier is comprised of about 100 USSF Certified Soccer officials that officiate youth through adult matches.
Match officials are primarily used for covering STTSL travel games in the spring and early summer. Anyone interested in becoming a certified official and beginning a career as a professional soccer official can email email@example.com or call the local District Referee Administrator, Michael Schneider at 785-9589.
Classes will be held March 10-11 in Jamestown. Visit www.southerntier.wnyreferee.org for more information.