Fredonia Little League
Fredonia Little League will hold registration for baseball and softball Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9:00 am-noon, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 p.m., in the Fredonia High school cafeteria.
Registration will be held for the following division: Boys' and girls' T-ball (ages 4-6), boys & girls Hathaway League (ages 6-8), Cerrie League baseball (ages 8-9) and Wright League baseball (ages 10-12).
In the softball division, registration will be held for teams in the Minor League (ages 79) and Major League (ages 10-12). New this year is Senior League Baseball for ages 1316.
You must be a resident of the Fredonia Central School District to register for any of the leagues.
The cost is $55 for the Wright, Cerrie, Hathaway and softball leagues and $40 for T-ball leagues. Senior League baseball is $60. There is a cap of $125 per family for players under 12. This cap does not include the fundraiser or Senior League play.
All new and returning players must register and a copy of a birth certificate is required for all new players.
Coaching and umpire applications will also be accepted at the registration sessions. All coaching applications, accompanied by a copy of a driver's license, must be received by the FLL Board of Directors by March 4, in order to be considered for a coaching position.
If you have any questions, contact Mark Lutz at 679-8637.
Westfield Little League Registration
Registration for the 2013 baseball season will be Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Westfield Academy and Central School cafeteria.
Baseball is open to those who will be 4 years old and will not reach 13 years of age before May 1, 2013. Softball is open to those who will be 9 years old and will not reach 13 years of age before Jan. 1, 2013.
All players must register with a parent or guardian present while newcomers must bring a copy of their birth certificate to registration. The fee is $35 per player for all age groups. Families with three or more players will pay a maximum of $100. Players must participate in the league fundraiser or pay the buyout fee.
Westfield Little League is also looking for volunteers to serve as managers, coaches and team parents during registration. Those interested will need to fill out a form and provide a copy of a valid driver's license.
For more information, contact Matt Schumaker at 326-2255 or Trisha Hudson at 326-8337.
Dunkirk Little League Registration
Registration for the 2013 Dunkirk Little League baseball, softball, and senior baseball seasons will be held today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Frank Acquavia Post on 221 West Lake Shore Drive.
Baseball is open to those who will be 4 years old and will not reach 13 years of age before May 1, while senior baseball is available to those who will be 13 years of age and will not turn 17 before May 1. Softball is open to players who turned 6 years old and didn't turn 13 before Jan. 1.
All players - new and returning - must register with a parent or guardian present while newcomers must bring their original birth certificates to registration. The fee is $40 per player for all age groups, which covers uniform costs. Families with three or more players will pay a maximum of $110. The Senior Little League fee is $50 for Dunkirk residents who played in the Concord League last season.
Players must also sell at least two lottery calendars as part of a league fundraiser.
Dunkirk Little League is also looking for volunteers to serve as managers, coaches and team parents during registration. Those interested will need to fill out a form and provide a copy of a valid driver's license.
Additional registration dates are Feb. 13 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Feb. 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., also at the Frank Acquavia Post.
For more information, contact league president Gary Haase at 366-4452 or 679-6929.
Hill, Selan to be honored at sports banquet
The 11th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 p.m. Each of the 12 school districts within the county have selected one outstanding individual to be honored at this year's event.
Locally, Rich Hill from Cattaraugus and Lou "Looch" Selan from Gowanda will be inducted into the County Hall of Fame following a buffet dinner and introduction of previous inductees in attendance.
Hill has been a top official for high school basketball over the past 22 seasons. He was also a member of the 1972-73 undefeated Cattaraugus High School varsity basketball team that won the Section VI crown.
Selan was a member the Gowanda Tigers semi-pro football team that won the Western New York Championship in 1948. Lou was also a catcher for baseball and fast pitch softball town teams for many years. In 1966, he, along with Vic Witherell and Art Palumbo were the original coaches for the Gowanda Jets midget football team. In 1968, the Jets won Gowanda's first ever midget league Super Bowl championship.
Tickets for the event are $20 each and must reserved before March 15 by calling Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Dunkirk Moose from noon to 4 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Dunkirk varsity baseball program.
Tickets are available from any varsity parent, coach Frank Jagoda at the Middle School and at Matt's News.
For more information, contact Jagoda at 785-4313.