Today's H.S. Schedule
Springville at Fredonia, 12 p.m.
Dunkirk vs. Washington H.S., W. Va., at Mingo Bay Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Ripley at Randolph
Fairport at Gowanda, 5:30 p.m.
Fumble League - High team game: Northway Services 988. High team series: Northway Services 2,744.
Other high scores: Devon Fijal 191-162-171-524, Penny Kalfas 203-505, Brenda Kerstetter 170, April Jagoda 178-193, Kathy Price 171-160-166, Pam Pleszewski 191, Anne Haase 186, Marie Skubis 169, Maggie Owen 190, Samantha Haase 180-202-182-564, Vicki Rylowicz 204-173-535, Grit Baumgartner 184, Shirley Salerno 161-160, Betsy White 168, Pam Tramuto 168.
Fumble League - High team game: Casale Plumbing 938. High team series: Casale Plumbing 2,740.
Other high scores: Cindy Wilson 160-193-188-541, Betsy White 195-185-516, Dolores Szukala 202, Grit Baumgartner 161, Donna Zuchowski 172, Shirley Salerno 171-170, Vicki Rylowicz 163-181, Pam Pleszewski 182-161, Anne Haase 161, Mary Erick 163, Penny Kalfas 223-209-579, Brenda Kerstetter 190-181-522, April Jagoda 166, Kelly Link 161, Maggie Owen 166.
Third Annual DHS/FHS/CMHS Alumni Golf Tourney
The 3rd Annual Dunkirk/Fredonia/Mindszenty Alumni Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 10, at Shorewood Country Club.
Registration will be at 8 a.m., in front of the club house, with a group photo set for 8:30 and a shotgun start at 9.
Dunkirk Mayor Anthony Dolce, Fredonia Mayor Steve Keefe, former Shorewood CC golf pro Jack Shubert and current club pro Matt Clark will be on hand as the honorary starters for the event.
The four-man, best-ball format will include men's, women's and mixed teams. The cost is $75 per golfer and includes a cart, boxed lunch, beverages, dinner buffet and dessert. If anyone is interested in attending only the dinner, the cost is $25. There will be a cash bar beginning at 2 p.m., and dinner is scheduled for 3.
Following dinner, trophies for the winning teams, as well as door prizes will be handed out.
Checks should be made payable to Bill Bamonto, and mailed to 9124 Backdrop Drive, Perry Hall, MD 21128.
Anyone wishing to make a donation to the tournament can also send checks made payable to Bamonto at the above address. For donations, in the memo line of the check, donators should write, "DHS, CMHS, FHS Golf Benefit."
All donations will be made in memory of John M. Williams, Dunkirk Class of 1962 and will benefit a sports or educational organization serving the Dunkirk/Fredonia communities.
For more information, contact Bamonto at 302-832-0344, or at 302-379-1882, or by email at email@example.com.
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.
A short meeting and a "Dutch Treat Pizza Party" will be held after golf.
For more information, contact Bobbi Deering at 366-5805 or Dodo Dudek at 366-3306.
Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer
Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer will hold signups April 17 at the Sinclairville Elementary from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 24 at the Cassadaga Valley Middle-High School.
All children ages 4 -14 are encouraged to play.
Visit www.cvyouthsoccer.com for more details.
The ninth edition of the McDonald's Senior Tour will open its season with a registration brunch to be held at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club on Monday, April 16.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m.
Any senior golfer, 60 years or older, is eligible to join the tour. Participants will be asked to sign on as a regular or as an alternate when registering. Car pooling will be encouraged when ever possible.
A registration fee of $15 will be collected at the door and $7 for the brunch.
All golfers attending are asked to bring any golf balls, shoes or clubs they wish to donate to "Bunkers In Bagdad."
Dick Nelson and Randy Carlson will be there to accept the donations.
For more information, contact Art Asquith at 595-3185.
"Game Time" Basketball Camp
at FSU begins today
The men's basketball team at Fredonia State will be hosting its third annual "Game Time" basketball camp today thru April 13. The camp will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily and is open for both boys and girls ages 9-15.
The camp will include daily instruction in ball handling, shooting, defense and passing with the focus on 3-on-3, half-court games and daily 5-on-5 team competition.
"With a lot of the local schools off for spring break this week, we are offering a fun, competitive, action-packed week of basketball for all skill levels" Kevin Moore, Fredonia State basketball coach said.
The camp will be instructed by Moore along with his staff and players.
The cost of the camp is $80 for the week and all campers get a complimentary camp T-shirt. Walk-up registrations will be taken at the door Monday, April 9, starting at 9 a.m.
For more information, call Moore at 673-3108 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinehurst Senior Scramble
The Pinehurst Senior Scramble will begin April 26 at 9 a.m.
For more information, contact Keith Rothwell at 326-4133.
Vineyards Golf Ladies Purple Posse League
The Purple Posse League is set to begin its season on Wednesday, May 2, in the morning.
It is a golf league with a twist, not based on strokes, as it focuses on having fun as the only requirement. A different game is played every week with cash prizes. Players can come as many or as few times as they would like.
Tee times change monthly, so check the OBSERVER or call the course. If you are a Purple Posse member from last year, or would like to join, call Janet Guenther at 672-2282.
The league is planning a kick-off lunch in April.
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.
2012 Chautauqua Striders Runner
of the Year Series
The Chautauqua Striders Runner of the Year Series, sponsored by WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, is a year-long running competition designed to determine the top area distance runners. During the year, runners accumulate points in selected area races. In 2012, the selected races are as follows:
Wooden Shoe 5K5KMay 19
Sa. Army Anew Run5KJune 9
Firecracker Run10KJuly 4
Laurel Run8KJuly 21
Dunkirk Lakefront 5K5KAug. 11
Dan Feather Memorial 5K5KSept. 2
Bemus Point 15K15KSept. 30
Heritage Trick or Trot5KOct. 27
Amy's Run5KNov. 24
There are separate divisions for males and females who compete for overall and age-group titles. No special action needs to be taken to enter. A runner is automatically entered simply by running in the selected races.
For the overall competition, runners placing in the Top 10 of any of the selected races are awarded points as follows: 10 points for first place, nine for second, eight for third, seven for fourth, six for fifth, five for sixth, four for seventh, three for eighth, two for ninth and one for 10th.
For the age group competition, points will be awarded as follows: Three points for a first-place finish in the age group, two for second and one for third. Age groups are as follows: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-and-Over. Runners are placed in an age group category based upon their age as of Dec. 31, 2012.
In each category, the runner with the most points at the end of the year will be crowned "Runner of the Year." The Runner of the Year awards will be distributed at the Chautauqua Striders Winter Banquet in February or March 2013. Awards will be given to the overall Male Runner of the Year, the overall Female Runner of the Year, and runners placing in the top three of their age group category. No runner will be eligible for an age group award unless he or she received an age group point in at least two Runner of the Year Series races. There is no duplication of awards.