Pictured are members of the Southern Tier Storm 16-U girls’ hockey team. The Storm took second place in the year-end playoffs, which were held in Canandaigua Feb. 24-26. The Storm lost in the championship game 2-1 in a shootout to Batavia. Lauren Madden scored unassisted for Southern Tier while Rachel Clark suffered the shootout loss. In other games, the Storm topped Tri-County, 5-4, and Webster, 5-0, while tying Canandaigua 2-all. The Storm fell to Batavia, 2-1 in their first meeting of the playoffs. In the win over Tri-County, Jade Swick, Corri Proctor, Kaylee Marsfelder, Anna Booth (assist) and Madden (assist) all scored while Gabby Huff, Rebecca Rothleder and Carolyn Ferrick all earned assists. Clark picked up the win between the pipes. In its win over Webster, Southern Tier received goals from Proctor, Ferrick, Madden, Courtney Schoepflin and Kara Howard while Rothleder (two), Jade Walsh (two) and Samantha Davis were all credited with assists. Clark earned her second win of the playoffs in net for the Storm, picking up her 13th shutout of the season. Against Canandaigua, Marsfelder and Howard scored while Swick added an assist. Clark was in net for the Storm. In the loss to Batavia, Souther Tier’s lone goal came from Madden. Clark was a wall in net, stopping 32 shots.
Northern Chautauqua Catholic School 31, St. John Vianney 8 - Quinn Bankoski was the top scorer with 17 points to lead the Lady Monarchs to a first-round playoff win over St. John Vianney. Hannah Cybart and Caitlin Cybart each chipped in with six points for the Lady Monarchs.
St. Vincent's 19, Northern Chautauqua Catholic School 18 - The Lady Monarchs season came to an end in a tough defensive battle against St. Vincent's. Quinn Bankoski, in her final game at NCCS led the team with a game-high nine points. Hannah and Caitlin Cybart scored four and three points, respectively.
The 42nd John S. Tofil Memorial Inter-Club Bowling Tournament was held Saturday, March 3, at Lucky Lanes. The Kosciuszko Club hosted 176 bowlers from 11 local social clubs.
The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club won the 2012 title and were followed by the Fredonia Beaver Club, First Ward Falcon Club, Moniuszko Club, Dunkirk Moose Club No. 89 and the Columbus Club.
The Lou Nocek Award for the tournament's top series went to Tom Battaglia, who rolled a 725 set. Battaglia also had the high game of 278. Chad Bradigan had the high handicap series with a 740, and the high handicap game with a 281.
Other tournament awards went to Kevin Kaszuba for a 679 series and Ron Logan for a 245 game.
Next year's tournament will be held in March, with the Columbus Club hosting.
Lou Nocek B II - High team game scratch: Frost Transportation 1,064. High team series scratch: Frost Transportation 3,128.
Other high scores: Scott Jagoda 268-279-218-765, Jim Ellman Jr. 242-241-253-736, Dan Struzynski 225-252-201-678, Paul Nocek 234-221, Ben Montague 204-247-644, Jerry Jesionowski 222-236, Cody Schrader 226-233-644, Lee Szalkowski 204-201-231-636, Tom Jagoda 213-206-209-628, Tony Dimmer 223-203-617, Jim Michaels 209-219-614, Rick Kelleher 224-236-609, Ted Schwalbe 245-601, Joe Jagoda 243, Dick Frost 223, Jack Reeding 222, James Golubski 222, Bill Lanski Jr. 218, Roger Pacos 215, Allen Nagel 214, Steve Krystofiak 213, Gary Haase 214-209, Mike Lucas 213, Ken Ferry 210-201, Alex Haase 207, Keith Glowniak 200-204, Tom Fafinski 204, Dean Wright 204, Greg Haase 203.
Wednesday Four Man - High team game scratch: Bowlers Corner 884. High team series scratch: The No Shows 2,415.
Other high scores: James Golubski 247-218-256-721, Mike Lucas 269-227-204-700, Tom Battaglia 258-235-696, Paul Nocek 223-214-231-668, Tom Jagoda 235-203-218-656, Mark Schrader 214-218-203-635, Jerry Jesionowski 211-201-215-627, Steve Howser 228-219-606, Roger Pacos 225, Cody Schrader 223, Howie Burgess 222, Tyler Sam 220, Spenser Johnson 215-216, Steve Krystofiak 213, Erick Griewisch 205-210, Matt Forbes 203.
Forestville Softball Sign ups
The Forestville Sports Club will be holding sign ups for the upcoming summer softball season on Tuesday, March 6 and Tuesday, March 13.
The sign ups will be held from 5-8 p.m., at the Forestville Elementary School. Any girl from Forestville or Silver Creek wishing to play, is encouraged to sign up. All participants must be 7-years-old as of Dec. 31, 2011.
For more information, call Mike Nasal 998-9720.
Lakewood YMCA 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The Lakewood Family YMCA and the New York State Moose Association are proud to announce the 4th Annual 3-on-3 March Madness Youth Basketball Tournament.
The event will be held at the Lakewood YMCA on Saturday, March 24. The proceeds from the tournament will help provide scholarships for children attending YMCA summer camp programs.
There will be both a boys' and girls' tournament, which is open to all youth, in Grades 3-12, and divisions will be Grades 3-4, 5 and 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12, with separate teams for boys and girls.
The cost of the event is $80 per team, which includes custom team T-shirts and a pre-tournament pizza party with first- and second-place awards for all divisions. The pizza party will be held at the Lakewood YMCA on Friday, March 23, from 68 p.m., and teams can pick up their T-shirts and schedules that night. There will also be a skills contest on Friday for $1.
The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 10.
The Lakewood Celeron Moose Lodge 2587 is the host sponsor, along with McDonalds, Cummins Engine Company, Kwik-Fill/Red Apple, Inc., Truck-Lite, and Signature Paving & Sealcoating. This event drew more than 158 teams last year, making it the largest indoor 3-on-3 tournament in the state. Stop in at the Lakewood Family YMCA to pick up your tournament application.
For more information contact the Lakewood Family YMCA at 763-0303.
to show Miracle
Miracle, the inspiring story of Herb Brooks, the coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad will be shown Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m., at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown. The movie will be shown free of charge as a community service project of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.
Jim Riggs, sports editor for The Post-Journal, will introduce the film. Riggs witnessed the historic game in Lake Placid and will share his memories of the event.
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.
FSU Boys' High School Indoor Soccer Tournament
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.
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.
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.