For the Record

Adult baseball

Chautauqua Co. Men’s Senior Baseball League

Pro-Bats Yankees 4,

Gowanda Phoenix Lodge #262 Cubs 3

In a battle for first place in the CCMSBL standings, the visiting Yankees (9-1) took advantage of nine walks and hung on to edge the Cubs (8-2).

Trailing 4-2 in the last inning, the Cubs mounted a rally as Mike Ferguson (two hits, two RBI) led off with a bunt single. An ensuing strikeout, walk, double-steal and Ryan Bonnas RBI single cut the lead to 4-3. With runners on first and third with one out, Yanks closer Tanner Delahoy induced a game ending 4-6-3 double play to seal the victory.

Matt Eaker (two hits, double, two RBI) struck the key blows for the Bombers, while Billy Shaw scored twice. Justyn Vara (6-0) earned the pitching victory for the Yankees, with relief help from Eaker and Delahoy (save).

For the Cubbies, Bonnas and John Greene pitched admirably in relief of starter Nick Sheetz, forced to leave the mound early with an injury. The trio allowed only six hits and struck out the same number.


Concord FC plans registration, try-outs

Concord FC will be holding try-outs for the upcoming 2019 spring travel season at the dates, times, and location listed below. Travel team players are required to attend “try-outs” to be evaluated. “Try-outs” is a comprehensive evaluation system to assist coaches in placing the child on a team appropriately. Note, a child must attend at least one try-out to be considered for a CFC Travel team. The tryout process will be conducted by the Director of Coaching and the team coaches, who will evaluate players based on several factors such as, but not limited to, ability, attendance, punctuality, attitude, effort, behavior, social skills, emotional control, physical maturity, and focus.

IMPORTANT: Concord FC has petitioned the Buffalo and Western New York Junior Soccer League Board for them to reconsider the conditions placed on the club to play all away games. Concord FC has requested that home games in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area be reinstated. Even though this decision is still in question and it is unknown when it will be made, we encourage any child that has any desire to possibly play for Concord FC in the 2019 spring travel season to attend try-outs as it is required for travel team placement. There is no cost to attend this. Any player that is not a member of our club, will be required to register at You must register by Aug. 1. All current spring players are required to attend, but do not need to register.

Registration for the 2019 spring season is expected to open in November 2018. Players will be notified by their coach if they are being invited to their respective teams. Please read through CFC Newsletters at for additional information.

The following will help guide you in regards to the date, time, and location:

Aug. 4 — both boys and girls ages 15, 16, 17, 18, & 19, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Field.

Aug. 7 — both boys and girls ages 12, 13, & 14, 6 p.m.-7p.m. at Holy Trinity Field.

Aug. 10 — both boys and girls ages 8, 9, 10, & 11, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Field.

Soccer field location is Holy Trinity Church at 1032 Central Ave, Dunkirk.

Important items of note:

— Please have any athlete trying out bring a ball, shin guards, and water.

— If you are not a current Concord FC player, we welcome you to come try out, and are excited to meet you and your family! Please arrive with a parent/legal guardian who is 18 years old or older.

— If your participant(s) is not a player of any local club they will need to turn in a try-out waiver upon arrival at try-outs. Please download the form at, print and complete.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to We look forward to seeing familiar faces, and brand new ones. Please feel free to share this invitation with any of your friends and family.

REMINDER: Those not currently registered with a Spring Concord FC Team need to register at the Web site. Current players are required to attend but they do not need to register. You must register by Aug. 1 .

Triathlon for kids to be held in Cassadaga

This fun event will be held for kids 17 and under in Cassadaga at 9 a.m. Aug. 18. Stay fit and learn new skills while having a great time with new friends.

All that you need is a swim suit, a bicycle and helmet, and a pair of running shoes.

Swim in beautiful Cassadaga Lake, cycle around the lake (all right hand turns, never crossing traffic) and run along Dale Drive next to the lake.

— 11 & under: Swim 100 meters, bike 3 miles, run 1 mile.

— Ages 12 – 17: Swim 200 meters, bike 6 miles, run 1 mile.

Age group awards and wave starts as follows: 16 & 17 years old, 14 & 15, 12 & 13, 10 & 11, 8 & 9, 6 & 7, 5 & under.

Transition open at 7 a.m. Pre-race meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. in which all athletes are required to attend and must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Race is USAT-sanctioned and one day event insurance coverage is required and purchased at registration on race day if not an active USAT member. All USAT rules and regulations apply. The race will be held rain or shine.

There will be an award ceremony following the race.

Wilson Endurance Sports also produces the Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series, which is a sprint triathlon held on one Wednesday evening a month in Cassadaga, as well as weekly practice sessions.

Pre register for the race at or call 914-466-9214. Race day registration is available. FREE race t-shirt to first 100 registrants.

Gowanda’s Gateway Park to host three events

The “new” Gateway Park in Gowanda will host a girls 16 and under fast pitch tournament on Saturday. The first game begins at 9:30 a.m. There is still room for one team. The entry fee is $50 per team.

On Sunday, the Gowanda American Legion Post #409 will sponsor a youth football camp for athletes ages 7-13 from noon to 4 p.m. There is no cost to participate in this camp and no residency requirement but only five openings are still available.

Following the football camp, the second annual Gowanda Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League (1974-1996) old-timers’ game will take place. Batting practice begins at 6 p.m., followed by a picnic.

If interested in participating in any of these three events this weekend in Gowanda, please call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email