CCHA C League Playoffs
The Lakewood Family YMCA and McDonald’s are proud to announce the 6th annual McDonald’s 3-on-3 March Madness Youth Basketball Tournament. The event will be held at the Lakewood YMCA on Saturday, March 22. The proceeds from this 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 through 12. Divisions will be grade 3 and 4, 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, and 11 and 12, with separate teams for boys and girls. The cost of the event is $100 per team, which includes custom team t-shirts and a pre-tournament pizza party and skills contest. Awards will be given to the first- and second-place winners for all divisions. The pizza party will be held at the Lakewood YMCA on Friday, March 21 from 6 until 8 p.m., and teams can pick up their t-shirts and schedules that night. The free skills contest will also take place on Friday night. The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 11, so reserve your spot soon. Sponsors include McDonalds, Cummins Engine Company, Kwik-Fill/Red Apple, Inc., Truck-Lite, Signature Paving & Sealcoating, Team VP ERA Real Estate, and Media 1 Group. This event drew more than 200 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 716-763-0303. Pictured in front is Brittany Chase, marketing representative from McDonald’s, standing with tournament participants from the Lakewood Family YMCA kicking off this year’s event.
EBC 2, Team 6 1, OT - Ryan Simon scored both goals, including the game winner for EBC. Marin Willow picked up an assist while Phil Nosek earned the win between the pipes.
Collin Preston notched Team 6's lone goal with assists going to Joe Shearer and Bill Powell. Ken Shearer was the losing goalie.
Up next for third-seeded EBC is a semifinal matchup with No. 2 Beaver Club on Sunday, March 9, at 4:45 p.m.
Wicked Glen 3, Lakeview Shock 2, OT - Joe Greekin sent Wicked Glen into the semifinal with his game-winning goal in overtime while Paul Hickey and Kevin Brooks scored the other goals. Assists went to Drew Carriero (two), Chris McCaan, Bobby Brown and Cody Williams. Nate Williams was the winning goalie.
For Lakeview Shock, Mike Korzeniewski scored both goals, with assists going to Chris Spellberg and Tony Privitera. Brian Lillie suffered the loss in net.
No. 4 Wicked Glen takes on No. 1 Coughlan's on Sunday, March 9, at 6 p.m.
44th Annual John S. Tofil Interclub Bowling Tournament - Dom Polski hosted the annual event while the Beaver Club captured its first overall title. Kosciuszko Club was in second and was followed by the First Ward Falcon Club, Dunkirk Moose Club and the Columbus Club.
Matt Eaber won the Lou Nocek Award for high series with a 699 while Chad Cerrie had the high tournament game of 277. Shift Awards went to Jim Ellman Jr. with a 686 series, Kevin Kaszuba with a 267 game and Kevin Mikula with a 678 series.
The clubs will compete in the Interclub Golf Tournament at Shorewood Country Club in the spring.
Monday Night Mixed Couples - High team series: Redneck Yacht Club 1,907. High team game: Redneck Yacht Club 668. High individual series (men): Bob Paterson 596. High individual series (women): Jenn Logan 561. High individual game (men): Paterson 233. High individual game (women): Betty Tallchief 209.
Other high scores: Logan 181-196-184, Tallchief 162, Diane Galarza 161-176, Cheryl Doner 170-173, Winfield Doner 503.
K & L Lanes
Sunday Nite Handicap - High team scratch series: M & L Catering 2,312. High team scratch game: M & L Catering 834. High team handicap series: M & L Catering 2,312. High team handicap game: M & L Catering 834. High individual scratch series (men): Erik Darling 743. High individual scratch game (men): Darling 290. High individual scratch series (women): Nikki Nellist 579. High individual scratch game (women): Nellist 216. High individual handicap series (men): Darling 743. High individual handicap game (men): Darling 290. High individual handicap series (women): Nellist 684. High individual handicap game (women): Nellist 251.
Other high scores: Ed Howard 237-238-216-691, Bradley Schulz 210-225, Justin Clareus 202-223-204-629, Kim Witcher 202-539, Lacee Sotkovski 166-478, Steve Grimm 223-202, Mike Chimino 215, Darling 237-216, Mike Smith 214, Steve Condrey 214-202-607, Nellist 193.
Dunkirk Native Wins
Snowshoe Race Bronze Medal
Dunkirk native Dave Sek recently won a bronze medal at the US National Championship Snowshoe Race, which was held at Prospect Mountain Resort in Woodford Vermont, on March 1.
Sek, a Dunkirk Senior High School Class of 1960 alum, finished third in the 70-74 age group. Competitors raced from all regions of the US, as well as Canada and Europe. The 10k (6.2-mile) race had over a 1,100-foot climb before heading back down the mountain. Sek has been a longtime runner and has been snowshoe racing for 13 years.
Cattaraugus County HOF Banquet
The 12th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, March 29, at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a buffet dinner, door prizes, award's ceremony and sports auction. Previous inductees are encouraged to attend and will be introduced.
This year's class of inductees include: Tom Howard (Allegany-Limestone), Rick Feuz (Cattaraugus-Little Valley), John Kokel (Gowanda) Joe Smith (Franklinville), John Fitzpatrick (Hinsdale), Ron Ashworth (Pioneer), Bob and Deb Ford (West Valley), Geoffrey Dietrich (Salamanca), Bob Emke (Ellicottville), Carolyn Shields (Olean), Louise Freeman (Randolph) and Gary Sweatland (Portville).
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling Mark Benton at 532-4053 or by emailing your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org. The reservation deadline is March 20.
Fredonia Little League
All first-year players in the Wright League (boys aged 10-12) must attend the evaluation day on Saturday, March 8, at 9:00 a.m.
Evaluation day will be in the Fredonia Elementary gym. Players should wear regular gym shoes (no cleats) and bring their baseball glove and bat. Teams will be selected immediately following the evaluation. For more information, call Ed Schrantz at 785-0698.
Cassadaga Babe Ruth softball sign ups.
Sign ups for 10U and 12U teams will be held at the Cassadaga community building from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 8.
Girls ages are determined as of Dec. 31, 2013. Proof of age and a $30 entry fee is required. First practice will be March 8 at the Middle School gym from 1-2:30 p.m. Those with questions may call Bob Reuther at 640-2668 or Fred Wise at 673-5348.