Concord Babe Ruth
Stericycle Athletics 16, First Ward Falcons Club Orioles 4
Students from Matteson Kempo Karate School of Fredonia participated in the Annual Kempo Karate Tournament held in North Collins recently. Many members of the Matteson Kempo Karate school who participated in the tournament are from the Chautauqua County Youth Recreation Karate programs held annually. Pictured are Jenna Truby (third in fighting, first in kata), Greg Lapp (third in fighting, second in kata), Garrett Castle (fourth in fighting and kata), Caleb Krzyzanowicz (fourth in fighting, third in kata), Ama Atayde (fourth in fighting, second in kata), Jeremy Sobilo (third in fighting, fourth in kata), Donovan Copeland (second in fighting, fourth in kata), Timmy Smith (second in fighting, fourth in kata) and Steven Flick (third in fighting and second in kata). Missing are Sten Homme, Noah Sobilo, Garrett Catanese, Leon Lavonyan-Radloff, James Memmo, Alex Michels and Aaron Genock.
The A's (3-0) struck early and often scoring 14 runs in the first two innings and cruised to victory over the Birds.
Daniel Barnes led the hitting attack for the winners with three hits. Zach Crandall added two doubles and six RBIs and Garrett Johnson had two hits in the win. Hans Schober drove in four runs. Barnes collected the victory on the mound pitching four innings with final-inning relief help from Kevin Lidlow. The pair scattered three hits and struck out seven.
For the Orioles, Matt Sheridan, Ethan Whitver, John Murphy and Brent Carmello shared mound duties in the loss. Murphy, Carmello and Noah Voss hit safely for the Orioles.
Minor League Softball
Brocton vs. Family Orthodontics
For Brocton, Savannah Krystofiak, Christine Wdowiacsz and Julie Smith worked the mound and Skye Jasinski worked behind the plate. The defense was led by Makayla Briskey and Rachel Topliffe and the offense was provided by Savannah Kyrstofiak and Wdowiacsz.
For Family Orthodontics, Julie Fortna, Kushie Sandhu and Hailey Clutter worked the mound while Ashley Ricker and Jane Fortna worked behind the plate. The defense was topped by Jamie Hemenger while offense was provided by Caelin Holt and Madison Marsh.
Fredonia Sports Award Program rescheduled
The Sports Awards Program scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 has been postponed and will be held Tuesday, June 12 at 6 p.m.
This change is necessary because the boy's varsity baseball team will be playing its playoff game Wednesday, thus conflicting with the original date.
For more information, contact the high school office.
Daniel Dix Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament
The 4th Annual Daniel Dix Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, August 12 at Green Meadows Golf Course.
The 18-hole, four-man scramble will feature food at the turn, a steak dinner, a Chinese auction and many other prizes. The cost is $240 per foursome and is limited to the first 30 foursomes.
For more information or to register, contact Robert Dix at 785-5240.
Cassadaga Valley Midget Football
The Cassadaga Valley Midget Football program will be holding registration for players and cheerleaders on June 9-10 and June 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. under the pavillion at the Gerry Town Park.
Children who will turn 9 before Dec. 1 and who do not turn 14 prior to Aug. 1 may participate. Registration fee is $50 for one child, $75 for two or $80 for three or more children. Bring a copy of the child's birth certificate, name and contact information for child's physician and proper registration fee to the sign up.
For more information, call Kerry at 665-0792.
Gym Rats Basketball Camp at Fredonia State
Fredonia State will be hosting the 11th annual "Gym Rats Basketball Camp" this July on the campus of Fredonia State University. The camp is for boys and girls ages 4 to 9 and will be held the week of July 9-13. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon daily.
The camp is geared for young girls and boys as a fun introduction to the game of basketball. All the camp participants will be using a smaller-sized youth basketball and drills and instruction will be performed on 8-foot baskets. Campers will participate in lead-up games, relay races and do lots of passing, dribbling, ball handling, and shooting with the smaller sized balls on the lower baskets. All campers get a free T-shirt, basketball and a daily snack and the cost for the camp is $90.
For more information or a registration form, call Kevin Moore at 673-3108 or email email@example.com.
Walk-up registrations will be accepted on the first day of camp (July 9) beginning at 9 a.m.
"Shoot the Lights Out" Basketball Camp
Fredonia State will be hosting the 11th annual "Shoot the Lights Out" Basketball Camp this summer on the campus of Fredonia State University. The camp is for boys and girls entering grades 4-12 and will be held the week of July 16-20. The camp runs from 9:30 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.
The focus of the basketball camp will be shooting the basketball. Players will be taught the fundamentals of shooting including footwork, grip, release, follow through, shooting off the pass and dribble, 3-point shooting and free throw shooting. Campers get a free T-shirt and a free pizza party on the last day of camp. Cost for the week is $155 per person if registered before June 15. After that date, the cost is $175.
Registration forms have been distributed to all local coaches and gym teachers. For more information or a registration form, call Kevin Moore at 673-3108 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registrations will be accepted until the first day of camp, however enrollment is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Free Rec Program
Matteson Kempo Karate and Dunkin Donuts will be hosting a free annual youth recreation program to all Chautauqua County youth residence.
The program is available free of charge to all Chautauqua County residence ages 3-18 years old. A Little Dragon program is offered for ages 2 1/2-7 years old.
It will be held for two weeks allowing four daily sessions. Sessions run from June 18-30. Classes will be held at 355 Central Ave., Fredonia location next to Family Video & D&F Plaza.
Matteson Kempo Karate educates and trains in Kempo Karate techniques, self defense, kick boxing, grappling, balance, proper stretching, building confidence and self-esteem, life skills, meditation, health and wellness and nutrition.
The karate program (ages 7 and up) will be held Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesdays 6 to 6:50 p.m., Fridays 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The Lil' Dragon program will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 11 to 11:45 a.m.
There is also a new self defense class for women on Tuesdays and Thursday at 5 p.m.
For more information, call 672-6683 or www.mattesonkempokarate.com.
Western Chaut. County Trap League
Week of May 23
Ripley 306, Ellery 281
Top shooters for Ripley were Wayne Babcock 45, Ernie Newhouse 35, Sid Meeder 45, Mark Henry 43, Scott Hulings 43, Bob Murray 43 and Al Johnson 42. High woman was Sandie Newhouse 37.
Top shooters for Ellery were Rob Graham 46, Tom Bihler 45, Alan Harding 43, Ron Harman 39, Bob Welsh 38, Jerry Lewis 36 and Erin Estus 34. High woman was Erin Estus 34.
Big Tree 327,
Top shooters for Big Tree were Gary Olson 48, Scott Hammer 48, Cliff Hammer 47, Paul McKotck 47, Karl Specht 46, Tony Piotrowski 46 and Jim Kestler 45. High lady was Val Holthouse 39.
Top shooters for Westfield were Kevin Struzenbecker 49, Rich Foster 48, Mark Nasal 47, Don Munson 46, Ted Blanchard 45, Collyn Brown 45 and Butch Ficarra 45. High woman was Rose Corbran 43.
Week of May 30
Big Tree 323, Ripley 314
Top shooters for Big Tree were Paul McKotch 48, Cliff Hammer 48, Mark Holthouse 48, Scott Hammer 47, Owen Jones 45, Mark Eppinger 44 and Jim Kestler 43. High woman was Val Holthouse 40.
Top shooters for Ripley were Ernie Newhouse 49, Donald Henry 48, Mark Henry 45, Bob Murray 44, Al Johnson 43, Scott Hulings 43 and Jim Carris 42. High woman was Rachel Boll 40.
Top shooters for Westfield were Mike Nasal 48, Kevin Sturzenbecker 48, Mike Munson 47, Rose Corban 46, Vern Brown 45, Mark Nasal 45 and Don Munson. High woman was Rose Corban 46.
Top shooters for Ellery were Ron Harmon 47, Tom Bihler 46, Rob Graham 46, Erin Estus 44, Bob Welsh 41, Don Johnson 39 and Russ Estus 38. Top woman was Erin Estus 44.