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Ed Eaker will host Sports Rap tonight from 7-8:30 p.m., on Cable Access Channel 12 in Dunkirk.
Join Eaker as he talks about the local and national sports scenes with Bob Patterson, Zeke Curtin, Jim Bunge and Rich Catalano.
Dunkirk-Fredonia High School Hockey Tryouts
Tryouts for the 2012-13 Dunkirk-Fredonia high school hockey team will be held at the Steele Hall Ice Arena on Sunday, March 25, from 4-5 p.m.
All interested players must attend. If a player is unable to attend, they must be excused in order to be considered for the team.
Any eighth grader interested in playing must pass the New York State physical fitness test if they are selected for the team.
Tryouts will be $10. If possible, players should bring a home and away jersey with a name on the back.
Call Dave or Andrea at 965-4161 for more information.
Dunkirk Little League is still taking registrations for girls aged 9-12.
Any new or returning player may still sign up. Registrations will be taken until March 25. Any girl that would like to sign up can call league president Gary Haase at 679-6929, or 366-4452.
Thunderbird Youth Baseball Clinic
The Chautauqua Lake baseball program will host its annual youth baseball clinic on Saturday, March 17, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Chautauqua Lake Central School.
The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 7-12, which will be divided into smaller groups. High school players and coaches will provide instruction in hitting, throwing, infield and outfield defense, pitching, catching and base running.
Facilities include three gymnasiums, indoor batting cage with pitching machine, indoor pitching mounds and indoor track. Each participant should wear sneakers and bring their own glove.
The fee is $20 for one child and $15 for each additional child from the same family. All participants will receive a free Thunderbird T-shirt and water bottle.
Walk-ins are welcome. Contact Thunderbird varsity head coach Tim Cowan at 753-5881 or by email at TCowan@CLake.org with any questions.
Concord Babe Ruth Final Registration and New Player Tryouts
Concord Babe Ruth will be holding a final registration and new player tryout on Saturday, March 17, from 12-2 p.m., at the Dunkirk Recreation Center, located on the chautauqua County Fairgrounds.
The cost for the 2012 season is $60 per player. Any parents interested in coaching a team for the 2012 season should contact Frank Schrantz at 646-778-2180, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course Ladies League
The Vineyards has openings for teams in both Monday and Wednesday evening's leagues. Leagues have a handicap system that would take strokes off your score, so any skill level is welcome.
The Monday league is set to start play on May 7. A meeting to make final plans for the 2012 season will take place Monday April 9, at 5:30 p.m., Jeanne Pagano's house.
The Wednesday league is set to start play on May 2, and will run until the end of September. There will be no league play on July 4.
If you would like to be a part of either league, or a substitute, please call Brenda Hennessey at 679-4915 or Barb VanDette at 934-3993.
Registration for the spring travel season of the Northern Chautauqua Soccer Association (NCSA) remains open until Friday, April 6. The travel club known as NC Concord competes in the Southern Tier Travel Soccer League (STTSL). This year, the club will field teams in the U10 Co-ed, U12, and U14, as well as U17 Boys and Girls divisions.
Players are still needed for the U10 Co-ed, U12 Girls and Boys divisions, and the U14 Boys division. Player openings in the U14 Girls, U17 Girls and U17 Boys division are available on a limited basis.
Registration fees are $85 for the U10 co-ed and U12 division and $100 for U14 and U17 divisions. There is a $60 uniform fee for new players only. Need based scholarships are available on a limited basis with forms available online at www.myncsa.com. Mail or drop off completed forms with payment at 103 Gardner St.,Fredonia, N.Y. 14063.
The STTSL was established in 1991 to fill a need for a more competitive program than the summer recreational model for committed, talented youth soccer players. Teams from Chautauqua County participate as well as teams from Erie and Cattaraugus counties and Bradford, Pennsylvania. Last year, both the NC Concord U14 Boys and U14 Girls teams won their division championship games held at the Town of Ellery Park and hosted by the Bemus Area Youth Soccer Organization (BAYSO).
Bi-weekly practices for travel soccer begin indoors in March and outdoors as soon as the weather permits. Games are typically held on Sunday afternoons beginning in early May and concluding with the playoff tournament at the end of June. Plans are under way for all NC Concord teams to participate in a tournament in June.
Highlights of the STTSL include the STAR program, in which a patch is awarded to one player per team each game for the star qualities of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Attitude and Respect. STAR patch recipients are selected by their opponents at the end of each game. In addition, the league has created a zero tolerance policy for players, coaches and spectators in order to promote positive interactions with officials and everyone attending a game. To learn more about the STTSL visit www.sttsl.org.
Questions about NC Concord travel soccer should be directed to Program Director Pattie MacKinnon at email@example.com.
Cheektowaga Lions Club Basketball Classic
The Cheektowaga Lions Club will host the 14th Annual Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic on Saturday, March 24, at the Cheektowaga Central High School. The event will feature the top female high school basketball players from across Western New York.
Katie Stang (Gowanda) and Cindy Nelson (North Collins) will be teammates on the Justinettes. Skylar Ondus (Gowanda) will play for the Knights.
The first game will pit the Lioness team and the Justinettes at 6:30 p.m. The second game is slated for 8:30 p.m. and will feature the Lions and the Knights. The games are open to the public. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students. For tickets, call 685-1422.
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The Second Annual KC/Paper Factory Floor Hockey Tournament will be held March 31 at the Dunkirk Recreation Center. The cost is $25 per person for a six-person team. Participants must 16 years of age or older.
It is a 3-on-3 format with three games guaranteed. There will be prizes for first, second and third place.
Register by email with names to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Eric at 410-0309. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The event is presented by the Kosciuszko Club/Paper Factory Relay for Life Team.