Six Hammerhead Swim Club swimmers competed at the Niagara LSC Gold Meet the weekend of March 16-18, taking 23rd out of 56 participating clubs, at the Webster Aquatics Club in Webster.
Pictured from left to right are Quinn Bankoski - Northern Chautauqua Catholic School; Morgan Genovese - Fredonia High School; Alec Schrader - Fredonia; Kevin Siracuse - Fredonia; and Kurtis Seekings - Fredonia. The above students recently competed in the Western New York Regional Free Throw Contest in Kenmore and won in their respective age brackets. They will be headed to Syracuse Saturday, March 24, to compete in the Upstate Regional Competition.
Throughout the three-day meet, Hammerhead swimmers recorded three first-place, and one third-place finish, as well as 23 top 20 finishes. The swimmers also recorded 20 personal-best times at the meet.
The relay events were all timed finals, as well as all events for ages 10 and under. Swimmers ages 11 and older who finished in the top 20 in the preliminary round, qualified for the finals and competed again each evening.
Results of the meet are listed below:
Grace Mroczka (10) 100 Back 1:17.72-12th place; 200 IM 2:49.40-9th place; 100 Free 1:10.76-21st place; 100 IM 1:20.12-16th place; 200 Free 2:31.21-9th place.
Bill Osula (10) 50 Fly 31.41-1st place; 200 IM 2:47.19-6th place; 100 Free 1:01.48-1st place; 100 Fly 1:18.42-4th place; 100 IM 1:15.92-3rd place; 50 Back 35.72-5th place; 50 Free 28.13-1st place.
Esel Ro (10) 100 Back 1:21.86-24th place; 50 Fly 35.44-10th place; 100 Fly 1:25.27 -9th place; 100 IM 1:23.17-21st place; 50 Back 36.79-11th place; 50 Free 31.72-17th place.
Riley Drummond (11) 100 Back 1:12.44-37th place; 200 IM 2:42.18-29th place; 100 Free 1:07.80 Relay Lead off 13th place; 50 Breast 38.19-20th place.
Deidra Osula (12) 50 Fly 29.74-4th place; 100 Free 101.48-18th place; 100 Fly 1:11.49-18th place.
Katie Webster (12) 50 Free 29.99-53rd place; 100 Breast 1:20.19-13th place.
Riley Drummond (11) 50 Breast 38.61-20th place.
Deidra Osula (12) 50 Fly 29.89-8th place; 100 Free 1:01.52-18th place.
Monday Night Mixed Couples - High team game: Fountain Grill 710. High team series: Dom Polski 1,968. High individual game (men): Bob Patterson 223. High individual game (women): Carol Wise 213. High individual series (men): Patterson 553. High individual series (women): Wise 524.
Other high scores: John Taber 200, Dan Troutman 193-538, Mike Wise 510, Winfield Doner 181, Patterson 190, Cheryl Doner 165-179-495, Kathy Briggs 170-179-485, Diane Galarza 180, Del Jusko 161-170-489, Wise 160.
Monday Night Mixed Couples - High team game: Troutmans 686. High team series: Troutmans 2,025. High individual game (men): Neil Young 224. High individual game (women): Carol Wise 180. High individual series (men): Young 657. High individual series (women): Del Jusko 475.
Other high scores: Young 219-214, Mike Wise 212-536, Winny Doner 210-541, Mark Bartkowski 199-514, Jusko 171-176, Wise 175-467, Becky Skelly 164, Diane Galarza 160-448.
K & L Lanes
Frank Galfo Memorial Monday A League - Ken Purdy 224-248-218-690, Scott Workoff 246-216-224-686, Mike Krzemien 233-228-207-668, Dan Moyer 232-246-667, Greg Reynolds 217-243-628, Keith Tharnish 201-269-624, Steve Grimm 247-621, Ed Nalepa 246-214-606, Ed Abdo 211-213-605, Mike McKeever 231-203-600, Chris Hart 213, Ryan Robe 211, Jim Vogtli 205-211, Bob Stelley 232, Denn Jensen 234, Jack Frost 200, Dennis Emke 200, Brian Schulz 201, Jeff Gabel 203, Joey Sweda 226, Ryan Lipinski 212, Kevin Lipinski 236.
Women Who Golf4Fun
The season will begin for the women on Wednesday, May 2, at Hillview. Tee-off is scheduled for 10 a.m.
The league is open to women golfers of all kinds. Short ones, tall ones, old ones and new ones, good golfers and the rest of us are all welcome to play.
A short meeting and a "Dutch Treat Pizza Party" will be held after golf. If you have any questions, contact Bobbi Deering at 366-5805 or Dodo Dudek at 366-3306.
Former Thursday Night Men's Golf League
to Hold Meeting
An organizational meeting for the former Thursday Night Men's Golf League at Sugar Hill Golf Course will be held on Saturday, April 7, at 2 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the golf course for all golfers interested in the new league, which will be played on Wednesdays, beginning May 2.
Anyone interested in joining an established league is encouraged to contact Dan Griffin at 785-7546, or Sugar Hill at 326-4653.
DHS Sports Booster
The Dunkirk High School Sports Booster Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday in Mr. Pietro's room at Dunkirk High School.
Winter Sports Awards will be held immediately following at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
DHS Winter Sports Awards Presentation
The Dunkirk High School Winter Sports Awards presentation will take place on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m., in the high school auditorium.
All winter-sport athletes and coaches are asked to attend. Parents and community members are also invited.
Chautauqua Lake Central School, with the assistance of the Chautauqua County Baseball Umpires? Association, will once again sponsor the High School Baseball Showcase, April 27-28, at Russell E. Diethrick Park in Jamestown.
This is the sixth year of the resurrection of the showcase, which was conceived in the 1980s. The event will feature 12 teams from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, in a schedule of six games over the two-day period.
The showcase gives local high school players an opportunity to play in a professional baseball stadium, with the potential to be seen by college coaches, who have been notified about the event.
The schedule is as follows:
Friday, April 27
Forestville at Chaut. Lake, 4:30 p.m.
Gowanda at Southwestern, 7:30
Saturday, April 28
Clymer at West Valley, 10 a.m.
Ellicottville at Westfield, 1 p.m.
Pine Valley vs. Panama, 4 p.m.
Dunkirk vs. Maple Grove, 7 p.m.
A gate fee of $1 for students (K-12) and senior citizens and $2 for adults, will be charged to help Chautauqua Lake baseball, as well as to help add to the Umpires? Association Baseball Scholarship Fund. The gate fee will also go to help offset some of the costs of operating the event.
All umpires working games during the weekend will be donating their game fees back to the association to be put into their scholarship fund.
NCSA 3-on-3 soccer
The NCSA summer program will offer 3-on-3 soccer for high school players this season.
There will be five players on a roster with three on the field at a time. No goalies are used. The game is played on U-8 fields which are 30x40. Each team is required to have at least one male and one female on the field at all times.
The jayvee teams are for those who have completed eighth and ninth grade and they will play Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. They will play two games per night. The varsity teams are for those who have completed 10th-12th grade. They will play two games Thursday nights starting at 7:15 p.m.
All players are to register at regular NCSA summer registration sessions. Players can sign up as individuals or in groups of two (one male and one female). Additional players will be added to those teams of two by division coordinator. This is an attempt to avoid one team dominating over other teams. Cost is $50 with $20 discount for registered travel soccer players. For more information, contact Betsy Lang at 366-6517.
Clinics will be held the week of June 11 while scrimmages begin the week of June 18. Games will be played June 25-July 23rd with playoffs set for the week of July 30.
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, Pa. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
to Fight Cancer
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 be 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 email@example.com 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.
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 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.