The New Era Diamond Girls 12U Colucci travel softball team has had a busy two weeks winning both the Evans Memorial Classic and the Rochester Lady Lions Eastern National Qualifier Invitational, in Perry, NY. The Lady Lions Tournament featured teams from across New York, Pennsylvania and Canada. The Diamond Girls faced the Lady Rebels from Elmira in the finals, winning 6-5. Up 2-0 early in the game, New Era found itself down 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning. However, the Diamond Girls rallied to tie the game 5-all. In extra innings, New Era brought in the winning run and secured its third championship of the season, improving its record on the season to 18-0. Pictured above, in front, from left to right, are members of the team. They are: Emilee Hanlon, Elizabeth Nicometo, Mia Ciccarella, Rachel Marsden and coach Larry Colucci. In back are: Coach Bob Kelly, Anilese Kelly, Courtney Chiappone, Erin Colucci, Alyssa Coons, Kayla Raymond and coach Brian Coons.
American Legion 8, DFT Communications 0 - Derrick Walters pitched a complete-game, no-hitter while striking out 13 to lead the Legion to victory.
Mike Dispense and Tyler Cain each had a pair of hits while Gabe Schrader and Mike Hobson had two RBIs each in the win.
Pitching for DFT were Jake Davis and Marcus Seastedt. The defensive standout, making eight putouts at shortstop, was Brendan Plaister.
Community Bank vs. Greater Woodlawn - For Community Bank, Brady Helmer and Ryan Kelly led the offense while Ledreth and Lenieth Velez-Olmo were standouts in the field.
Greater Woodlawn hitters Evelyn Cuthbert, Nathan Sercu and Colin Crowell led the offense while Jocelyn Clark was the defensive MVP.
Lake Shore Savings 7, Local 912 1 - Leading the way for Lake Shore Savings on offense was Siera Jacques and Alyssa Salerno, who each went 3 for 3 at the plate. Handling the pitching duties for the Lady Bankers was Summer Clark, with Brooke Szymczak adding to the defensive effort.
Local 912's offense was led by Gracie Kenner, who went 2 for 2 at the plate. The defensive MVPs were Courtney Zatorski and Makayla Shaeffer.
Lake Shore Savings 8, Local 912 0 - Lake Shore Savings' heavy hitters were Olivia Carmona and Marencia Bohn. Pitching duties for the Lady Bankers were handled by Neveah Carter and Tayler Skelly. Adding to the offensive effort for Local 912 were Payton Alessi and Gillian Reed. Defensive standouts were Isabella Vasquez and Siera Porpiglia.
Wednesday Night Ladies League - Team low gross and low net for play on May 29, went to Linda Kemp and Mimi Smith with 110 and 74, respectively. Low individual gross went to Smith, who shot a 51 while the low individual net was a tie between Kemp, Smith and Lois Jones, who all shot a 37.
Kemp had the least amount of putts with 18.
On June 5, Dianna Holtz and Irene Mastrelli combined to claim team low gross (105) and team low net (60) while Charity Mucha had the low individual gross (43) and low individual net (31). Holtz and Mucha tied for least amount of putts at 16.
Van Miller to Appear
at Music at the Pier Thursday Night
Buffalo Bills' legendary broadcaster Van Miller will be on hand at the City of Dunkirk Pier Thursday night to sign autographs. Miller will arrive around 6 p.m., and will be able to be found at the Lake Shore Savings Bank tent.
Fredonia Midget Football and Cheerleading sign-ups
Signups will be held for the Fredonia Midget Football team, as well as for its cheerleaders today, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Fredonia Little League complex on Clinton Street.
To sign up for football, interested players must turn eight years old before Aug. 1, and cannot be older than 14 before Aug. 1, and entering 8th grade.
All registrants must attend the Fredonia Central School District, or reside in the district.The cost is $50 with a cap of $75 for families with more than one player signing up. New registrants must bring proof of age.
Those wishing to signup for cheerleading must be nine years old before Aug. 1, and no older than 12 before Aug 1.
For more information, call Dave LeBarron at 467-7846.
FSU Soccer Camp
Fredonia State will hold a soccer camp from Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27, for boys and girls ages 4-16, at University Stadium.
Sunday evening "Under the Lights" activities will be held, with pizza served to all participants. Swimming Monday through Thursday will be available for full-day campers.
T-shirts will be given to each participant, along with prizes. Competitions will be held each day.
Those interested can register at: www.fredoniabluedevils.com/sports/2010/9/29/GEN-0929102731.aspx?id=13
Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Fredonia Girls Basketball Camp
Fredonia Central School will host a girls basketball camp Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The cost of the camp is $95 per camper or $80 if paid by June 1. Those who send five or more students from the same school and send in their applications together can deduct $10. It is open to all girls entering grades 3-12.
Each player is expected to arrive between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m. The camp will start promptly at 9 a.m. Athletes are expected to bring their own lunch. There will be cold pop, water and Gatorade for sale at lunch time and at the end of the day. All athletes should have their ride pick them up at 3:30 p.m. All parents are welcome to come to the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Checks should be made payable to: Carol Zirkle, Fredonia HS, 425 E. Main St., Fredonia, NY 14063.
For more information, contact Zirkle at 679-1581 ext. 2790 or 785-0283.
Fredonia Boys Basketball Camp
The Fredonia Central School boys basketball camp will be held Friday, June 28 and Monday through Wednesday, July 1-3 at the Fredonia High School and Middle School gymnasiums from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost for the camp is $90 at the door, or $75 if paid by June 27. The camp is open to boys entering grades 3 through 12. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt if they pre-paid.
Each athlete is expected to arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The camp will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Athletes are expected to bring their own lunch.
Checks should be made payable to Greg Lauer; Fredonia HS; 425 E. Main St. Fredonia, N.Y. 14063.
For more information or a brochure, call Greg Lauer at 912-2726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Ellen Benamati Memorial Scramble
Green Meadows Golf Course is proud to announce the Mary Ellen Benamati Memorial Scramble will be held on Sunday, July 28. The proceeds for the event, which will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun start, will go to the Mary Ellen Benamati Memorial Scholarship Fund. The cost for the event will be $240 per foursome and will include golf, a cart, range balls, prizes, soft drinks, hot dogs, snacks and a buffet lunch. Men's, women's and mixed teams are all welcome.
The cutoff date for entry is July 18, with the scramble being capped at 120 golfers. Entry forms are available at Green Meadows Golf Course in North East, Pa., or at Pinehurst Golf Course in Westfield.
For more information text 785-4437, or send an email to email@example.com.
Bemus Point 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The Bemus Point 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held at Bemus Point Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 with competition and prizes.
Boys and girls age brackets are fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, ninth and 10th grades and 11th and 12th grades. There are also divisions for Men's Open A and B, age 35 and over, top men's and a women's open division. The cost is $80 per team.
Teams can pick up registration forms at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St.; The Post-Journal, 15 West Second St.; or The Jock Shop, 10 Harrison St., in Jamestown.
The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Bemus Point 3-on-3 basketball tournament has been organized in honor of the anniversary and the foundation's parallel promotion, "Caring and Giving - Make Good Things Happen." All net proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
There are several sponsorship opportunities available as well for this highly visible tournament for area businesses. For more information, call Bev Lubi at 661-3390 or Mike Bird at 487-1111, ext 201.
1st Annual Erie 2 BOCES School Wellness Committee Golf Tournament
The first annual Erie 2 BOCES School Wellness Committee Golf Tournament will be held on June 25 at Tri-County Country Club. Anyone interested is asked to pre-register by the extended date of June 14.
The cost is $75 per golfer, or $300 per foursome. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.
The tournament, which will use a scramble format with a shotgun start at noon, will include 18 holes of golf, lunch at the turn and dinner after the tournament. There will be a cash bar available.
Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, as well as for longest drives closest to the pin on Par 3's. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.
To register, contact Bob Spino at 574-9019, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joy Golf Tournament Moved to Gowanda CC
The Russell J. Joy Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit TLC Health Network has switched locations and will be played at Gowanda Country Club, 2623 Brown Street, Collins on Wednesday, August 28. Registration is set for 11 a.m. and tee-off is set for noon.
A detailed brochure is coming soon.
Blake Ihrig Cards First Ever Hole-in-One
Blake Ihrig, of Fredonia, carded his first career hole-in-one Saturday at the Shannopin Country Club, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Ihrig used a 6-iron to ace the 191-yard No. 17 hole. The shot was witnessed by Richard Swanson, Kevin Kaszuba and Michael Ringler.