Hillview Golf Course
Wednesday Travel League - Tony Nicosia shot the low round of 75 at Hillview Golf Course to win for the second straight week.
Norm’s Towing won the 2013 Hanover Little League minors championship this season. Pictured are members of the team. They are, from left to right, in front: Ryan Michalak and Travis Brennan. In the middle are: Eric Overmyer, Hunter Parks, Brayden Smith, Justin Sager, Garrison Hemphill, Matt Woleben, Hunter Haskins and Maxwell Vigue. In the back are: Coach Jim Haskins, Coach Eric Sager and Head Coach Bob Bradigan. Missing were: Coach Greg Brennan and Coach Scott Woleben.
Nicosia was followed by Dave Criscione (77), Gary Richardson (78) and Wayne Ormsby (79). Jim Michalski was low on the front nine with 37 while Nicosia and Criscione were both low on the back nine after each shot a 37.
Jim Michalski was also the B Flight winner. In the C Flight, Doug Grace was the winner on a seventh-hole tiebreaker over Frank Benamati. Bob Layman won the D Flight on a tiebreaker over John Binkiwitz and Bob Manning. Winner of the Commissioner's Award was Don Bifaro.
Untied birdies were recorded by: A Flight: Rick Manning Sr. (No. 4), Kerry Murphy (No. 5), Criscione (Nos. 10 & 18), Pete Gawron (No. 14), Nicosia (No. 15) and Joe Michalski (No. 18); B Flight: Bob Stone (Nos. 2, 16 & 17), Adam Gornikiewicz (Nos. 5 & 14), Jim Michalski (No. 7) and Dan Kaszuba (No. 15); C Flight: Jim Ellman Sr. (No. 1), Dave Franklin (Nos. 4, 5 &7), Pat Mackowiak (No. 6), Jeff Kubera (No. 10), Benamati (No. 14) and Doug Newman (No. 16); D Flight: Binkiwitz (No. 4), Len Leszkowicz (No. 10), Bob Manning (No. 12) and Bryan McCarthy (No. 18).
Closest to the pin were: Gornikiewicz (No. 5), Nicosia (No. 14) and Joe Michalski (No.18, one foot and two inches from hole). Top point winners were: Gornikiewicz (115, season high), Criscione (103), Joe Michalski (69), Nicosia (69) and Franklin (58). Season points leaders: Criscione (196), Franklin (189), Joe Michalski (176), John Bongiovanni (156), Richardson (140), Gornikiewicz (135), Gawron (127), Doug Keith (116), Ed Tofil(110), Murphy (109).
Two milestones were reached during play as Kerry Murphy became just the sixth player to record 2,000 career points. Also, Dave Franklin went over 1,000 career points. Next week the league will play its second major event of the season, the U.S. Open, at Shorewood Country Club. There will be a 10 a.m. shotgun start. All golfers are requested to be at the course by 9:30. At this time, all spots are filled.
The Vineyards Golf Course
Gene Andolina League - Low scratch scores: Dave DeJoe 34, Bill Hart 36, Dick Maggio 37, Dave Criscione 38, Dan Allesi 38, Sam Tabone 39, Sam Speziale 39, Tom McTigue 39.
Low handicap scores: DeJoe 26, McTigue 27, Maggio 30, Hart 30, Tabone 31, Criscione 32, Speziale 33, Allesi 34.
Scratch skins: Doug Neuman (No. 1), McTigue (No. 6), Hart (No. 7). Handicap skins: Don Cotton (No. 2), McTigue (Nos. 6 & 8). Closest to the pin: Criscione (No. 3), DeJoe (No. 9).
9-10 Year Old Little League Tournament Set to Begin
A non-sanctioned tournament for area 9-10 year old boys' baseball teams is set to begin today at the Eagan Complex located on Clinton Avenue in Fredonia.
Games will begin today with Hanover and Dunkirk squaring off at 10 a.m., and Mayville and Westfield playing at 3:30 p.m.
The tournament resumes Tuesday, July 9 when Dunkirk and Mayville play at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Hanover and Westfield play at 6 while Hanover takes on Mayville at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 and Dunkirk plays Westfield at 3:30.
Seventh Annual Fundamental Football Camp
The seventh annual Fundamental Football Camp is scheduled for July 15-18 at Chautauqua Lake Central School. The camp is open to all area football players entering grades 3 through 8 and runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily. It is a great camp for aspiring youth football players to prepare and to get a jump start on the upcoming season. Campers will receive position instruction, speed and agility training, and offensive/defensive team work. An emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship and teamwork. The camp staff is comprised of coaches with college-level playing and/or coaching experience and some of the top area coaches. Former players have been scheduled as guest speakers.
There is limited enrollment so please pre-register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call camp coordinators Josh Liddell at (716) 640-3580 and Ehrich Zollinger at (716)860-7080. Please include the camper's name, school district, emergency contact number and grade level. Camp tuition for the week is $95 and there is financial support and scholarships available for those in need.
Westfield Fall Youth
There is still time for Westfield youth to register for Fall Youth Soccer. Application forms can be picked up at the Village of Westfield window in Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. The fee is $20 for the first child, $15 for the second and $10 for the third (maximum of $45 per family), but scholarships are available. Games will begin in mid-August and end in mid-October. For more information, contact the Westfield Recreation Department at 326-4243.
Tour of Chautauqua
The 30th annual Tour of Chautauqua Bike Ride will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10, originating and finishing in front of Eason Hall. The mass start begins at 9 a.m. Refreshment stops and sag wagon services are provided. Helmets are required. Recreational tours of 25, 40, 62, 75 and 100-mile courses will be offered, with a meal at the finish. Entries postmarked by July 19 cost $18 and include a T-shirt. Entries postmarked after July 19 and the day of the ride are $20 and include a Tour of Chautauqua water bottle. Call 716-326-4243 for more information. Registration blanks can be picked up at the Eason Hall or online at www.westfieldrec.org. Follow the Westfield Recreation Department on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WestfieldRecDept.
Weather permitting each Monday night from 6:30 to 8 p.m., anyone who enjoys playing tennis is welcome to come to the tennis courts behind Westfield Academy and Central School. The plan is to have enough people to organize several doubles matches. This opportunity could help create connections that can hopefully encourage playing tennis more than just on Monday nights.
High School Soccer
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Soccer Officials, Inc. is looking for candidates to referee boys and girls high school soccer games in the Southern Tier this upcoming season. Games are held afternoons and some Saturdays. If you are interested in more information, email German Lesmes at email@example.com or visit CCSOI's website at www.ccsoref.org/.
CCSOI's first meeting is set for Monday, July 22 at 7 p.m. at the BOCES Educational Center in Fredonia.
JCC Basketball Camps
Jamestown Community College will hold a basketball camp for boys aged 8 to 15 from July 8 through July 11. Camp will begin at 8 a.m. and run until noon each day. The cost is $95.
Camp directors will include George Sisson and Brian Hodgson.
There will also be a girls' basketball camp from July 15 through July 18, from 8 a.m. until noon each day. The cost is $95. Sisson will direct the girls' camp.
Both camps will be held at the Physical Education Building at JCC.
To register, call Sisson at 338-1269 or 338-1260. Anyone interested can also register for camp by visiting www.sunyjcc.edu/jayhawks/sports-camps.
Cassadaga Valley Midget Football will be holding registration for players and cheerleaders on July 9 from 6-8 p.m., at the Sinclairville Elementary Soccer Fields. Registration fee is $50 for one player and $75 for two; or $80 for families with three or more athletes.
Players and cheerleaders must turn 9 by Dec. 1, and cannot turn 14 prior to Aug. 1. Copies of birth certificates are needed at sign ups.
Buffalo 716ers Announce Summer League
The Buffalo 716ers have announced a new basketball league open to teams and players in Dunkirk. The league will play on Sunday nights beginning July 7 at Dunkirk High School.
The league includes live stats, live video, photos, college officials and more. To register as a free agent or a team, visit buffalo716ers.net/summer.
The league fee is $250 per team while players can register for $25.
The league will run through Sept. 1.
Springboard Diving Camp
Fredonia State will conduct a springboard diving camp July 8-12 at the Steele Hall Natatorium. All interested divers aged 6-18 will be accepted.
The camp will emphasize proper entries into the water, approaches, somersaults and twists. A trampoline with spotting belt and dryboard pit are among the apparatus used by the participants.
Divers can attend in half-day or full-day sessions. For more information, contact John Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 640-6110.
Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim at Chautauqua Institution
The Chautauqua Sports Club at Chautauqua Institution will hold the Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim at the complex Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. A $25 donation serves as the entry fee and includes a T-shirt as well as age group awards in 10-year brackets. All proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund and admission to Chautauqua Institution is free for the race. For more information, call 357-6281 or email email@example.com. Participants can also register online at oldfirstnight.com.