Today's H.S. Schedule
The NCCYHA Pee Wee Travel team recently attended the Melt the Ice Tournament, which was held Feb. 17-20 in Garfield Heights, Ohio. The Steelers advanced all the way to the championship game, where they defeated the Buffalo Regals, 2-1, in a shootout, after the teams played to a 2-2 tie during regulation and sudden-death overtime. Championship game MVP Taylor Mattoon scored the game-winning shootout goal. Ryan Thompson tied the shootout with a goal on the previous try. Christian Michalski scored the opening goal of the title game on an assist from Noah Fleckenstein while Christopher Buchanan netted the equalizer on assists from Mike Meredith and Austin Lewis. Steelers' net-minder Brianna Gawronski turned away 40 shots to earn the win, with her stellar play earning her two game Most Valuable Player awards during the tournament. In their opening game, the Steelers topped the Regals, 3-1. Meredith scored a pair of goals while Buchanan added the third. Meredith added an assist in the win while Fleckenstein provided two helpers. The Steelers dropped the Geauga Maple Leafs, 6-1, as Buchanan and Meredith Thompson each added two goals while Owen Nicosia and Fleckenstein each netted a goal. Buchanan and Meredith were each credited with a pair of assists while Carter D'Agostino, Cole Tippens and Jared Kowalski each added one. Playing well on defense, the Steelers' Andy Tooley was named the game's MVP. In their third game, the Steelers defeated the homestanding Garfield Heights Bulldogs, 6-1. Fleckenstein and Taylor Mattoon each scored two goals while Buchanan and Thompson each pushed a puck past the Garfield Heights goalie. Assists went to Meredith, Michalski and Thompson. Buchanan was named the Tournament MVP for his outstanding play. The team will next participate in the WNYAHL playoffs as the second seed in the Pee Wee Mixed Division. The field is made up of four teams and play will begin on Sunday, Feb. 26, in North Tonawanda. The team is coached by Mike Michalski, Kirk Miller and Chuck Nicosia.
No. 6 Depew vs. No. 3 Dunkirk, at Silver Creek, 5 p.m.
No. 5 Cassadaga Valley at No. 4 Salamanca
No. 8 Chau. Lake at No. 1 Silver Creek
No. 5 Westfield at No. 4 Portville
No. 5 Brocton at No. 4 Pine Valley
No. 6 North Collins at No. 3 Clymer
Valley Pool League
The following are the results and standings following Week 19: Team scores are as follows: Whiskey Hills Saloon I clinched first with 65.5 wins; Back Yard III finished second with 51.5; Witch Kitch II took third with 48.5.
Individual leaders for men and women are: Men: Dan Matteson (429 balls), Bob Warsitz (425) and John Leckliter (421). Women: Patsy Klemens clinched 1st with 416 balls and was followed by Dee Emott (370) and Kayla Schafer (355).
The following had perfect scores of 24: Back Yard: Patsy Klemens, Jim Klemens, Mason Riggle, Steve Kotch. Witch Kitch: Bruce Ensiminger, Tom Yusczky.
The following had an 8 ball break: Don Saar.
to Hold Annual Classes
The Southwestern Chapter of Certified Football Officials will hold its annual football officiating classes starting Tuesday, March 6. The classes will be held at the Southwestern Middle School from 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday nights until March 29.The fee is $50 and includes books.
The classes will lead to certification to officiate varsity and sub-varsity games in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
Interested parties can register in advance by contacting Greg Moran at 499-5916, Dave Kolstee at 484-7112, Al Feser at 366-7008, or Barney Lee at 945-3457. Interested individuals can also register at the first class on March 6.
Northwest Chautauqua Soccer Club Sign-ups
Area soccer players ages 8-17-years-old as of August 1, 2012 are invited to sign up for Northwest Chautauqua Soccer Club teams for this spring's travel soccer season.
Sign-ups for this competitive program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29 from 6-8 p.m., at McDonald's in Westfield, Meeder's Restaurant in Ripley, Country Fair in Brocton, and in the main lobby at Chautauqua Lake Central School.
Practices are held twice a week and games take place on Sunday afternoons in May and June. Practices and home games are held at NorthLake Family Recreation Center in Westfield while away games could be at such locations as Bemus Point, Fredonia, Eden, Jamestown, Randolph, or Olean. There is a fee to participate but fundraising is also held to offset costs.
FSU Boys' High
The Fredonia State Boys High School Indoor Soccer Tournament being held Sunday, March 11, has just three spots left to fill its 16-team field. Contact P.J. Gondek at 673-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kids Night Out
Fredonia State will host a Kids Night Out event this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 at Steele Hall. The cost is $10 and open to anyone in grades 1-6.
Arts and crafts, swimming and games will take place.
For more information, call 673-3279.
Chautauqua Lake Spring Sports Meeting
All Chautauqua Lake Central School student athletes participating in a modified, junior varsity or varsity spring sport are strongly urged to attend a sports information meeting, along with their parents, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in the district auditorium.
Coaches will review a variety of topics, including season expectations, requirements and other pertinent information. All required athletic forms will be handed out and can be completed at the meeting. The sports information meeting is an opportunity to ask questions and obtain information about the season.
For more information, call Secondary School Principal Josh Liddell, who supervises athletic programs at Chautauqua Lake Central School. He can be reached at 753-5881.
Pinehurst ParTee Girls
The Pinehurst ParTee Girls are getting ready to start another year of league play.
Anyone interested in joining the Tuesday night ladies' league in Westfield should contact Sue Wagner at 792-9827 or Pat Thompson at 792-4232.
2012 Concord Babe Ruth Signups
The 2012 Concord Babe Ruth 13-15 signups will be Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon-2 p.m. at the Dunkirk Recreation Center at the Chautauqua Fairgrounds.
The total cost for the 2012 season is $60 per player. Any parents interested in coaching a team for the 2012 season should contact Frank Schrantz at 646-778-2180.
Dunkirk Varsity Baseball Spaghetti Dinner
The Dunkirk varsity baseball team will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Moose Lodge No. 89, in Dunkirk. The dinner will run from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at Matt's News or from any parent of a varsity player.
Soccer Official Training
The Western New York Referee Association is looking for new officials.
The WNYRA in the southern tier is comprised of about 100 USSF Certified Soccer officials that officiate youth through adult matches.
Match officials are primarily used for covering STTSL travel games in the spring and early summer. Anyone interested in becoming a certified official and beginning a career as a professional soccer official can email email@example.com or call the local District Referee Administrator, Michael Schneider at 785-9589.
Classes will be held March 10-11 in Jamestown. Visit www.southerntier.wnyreferee.org for more information.