Today's Local Sports Schedule
Fredonia State vs. Saint Joseph, in West Palm Beach, Fla., 11:30 a.m.
The Empire United Buffalo U-12 girls soccer team, coached by Pat Doherty, won the U-12 Elite Division of the Arlington Invitational Tournament, in Arlington, Va., for the second year in a row. The girls went 3-0-1 on the weekend allowing only four goals while posting two shutouts. Pictured are members of the team. They are, in front: Ryanne Carr (Depew). In the second row, from left to right, are: Kayla Turner (Tonawanda), Cassie Schiller (Hamburg), Alyssa Fabozzi (Clarence), Kaylin Hoffman (Williamsville), Lia Franzone (Lancaster), Arielle Huber (Wheatfield). In the third row are: Coach Doherty, Sophie Gordon (Amherst), Madeline Olsen (Clarence), Laura Mecca (Hamburg), Laural Erick (Fredonia), Karlie Mann (West Seneca), Bethany Schiltz (East Aurora)
Fredonia State at NCAA Division III championships, in Indianapolis, Ind., 10 a.m. (preliminaries), 6 p.m. (finals)
CCHA A League
P-Dubs 8, B.J.'s 2 - Josh Polak had four goals to help P-Dubs tie the best-of-three championship series at a game apiece. Justin Giles added a pair of goals in the win while Cory Dziduch and Chris Shurr added the others. Assists were credited to Matt Ginley (three), Dziduch (two), Eric Tarnowski (two), Giles, John Polak and Josh Polak. A.J. Riforgiat was in net for the win.
Tom O'Connor scored both goals for B.J.'s while Mike Nelson (two) and Ron Friend picked up the assists. Chris McCracken suffered the loss in net.
The third and final game of the series is scheduled for Friday, March 21 at 9:15 p.m., at the Steele Hall Ice Arena.
CCHA C League Semifinals
EBC 4, Coughlan's 3 - Dave Bird, Michael Hallmark, Chris Tallchief and Shawn Nowicki scored for EBC to give them a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. Assists went to Chris Irwan (two), Joe Hallmark Jr., and Nowicki. Dave Stefaniak was the winning goalie.
For Coughlan's, Dan Robinson, Bill Anderson and Dave Stamer netted the goals, with assists going Lee Andolina (three) and Stamer. Gloria Andolina took the loss in net.
Game two of the series is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, at 9:15 p.m., at the Steele Hall Ice Arena.
Adult Floor Hockey
Dunkirk Men's City League
Playoffs (first round)
Vet's Club 11, First Ward Falcon Club 0 - The third-seeded Vet's Club cruised past the sixth-seeded First Ward Falcon Club after getting four goals from Brian Wojcinski and two goals each from Jayson Burnett and Jeff Cerrie. Also scoring for the Vet's Club were Justin Giles, Pat Westin and Dan Westin.
Miceli's 12, Nickel Plate Depot 3 - Brandan Renckens had five goals, Robert Barnett four and Matt Miceli two as No. 2 Miceli's throttled No. 7 Nickel Plate Depot.
Also scoring for Miceli's was Jeff Carlson.
For Nickel Plate Depot, Justin Kelsey scored a pair of goals with Brad Perkins picking up the other.
Moniuszko Club 6, Coughlan's Pub 3 - Eric Tarnowski led No. 4 Monnies with two goals while Steve Skrzypek, Josh Tarnowski, Nick Barter and Matt Ginley aslo scored.
For Coughlan's, Matt Wronski netted a pair of goals while John Forbes scored one.
Wing City Doubles - High scratch series: Alex Haase and Benny Montague 1,310. High scratch game: Bob Wojcinski and Tony Mistretta 471. High handicap series: Alex Haase and Benny Montague 1,403. High handicap game: Alex Haase and Benny Montague 491.
Other high scores: Tom Battaglia 268-235-683, Alex Haase 277-206-677, Mistretta 201-265-659, Matt Eaker 215-235-638, Montague 218-231-633, Chad Cerrie 228-204-628, Wojcinski 202-200, Spenser Johnson 205-209, Greg Haase 231, Veronica Erick 205, Rick Czerwinski 205, Gary Haase 204, Jim Diakakis 200.
Monday Night Mixed Couples - High team series: Dom Polski Club 1,923. High team game: Dom Polski Club 696. High individual series (men): Bob Paterson 577. High individual series (women): Jenn Logan 566. High individual game (men): Jimmy Valenti 214. High individual game (women): Logan 206.
Other high scores: Logan 160-200, Valenti 537, Betty Tallchief 194, Bob Paterson 213-201, Cheryl Doner 174, Winfield Doner 501, Mike Wise 502, Carol Wise 202-183-540, Kathy Briggs 185, Diane Galarza 169, John Taber 204-572.
Monday Night Mixed Couples - High team series: Redneck Yacht Club 1,948. High team game: Redneck Yacht Club 688. High individual series (men): Bob Paterson 586. High individual series (women): Jenn Logan 574. High individual game (men): Paterson 227. High individual game (women): Logan 212.
Other high scores: Logan 181, Jimmy Valenti 543, John Taber 224-583, Carol Wise 183, Paterson 208, Mary Benner 172, Winfield Doner 533, Rebecca Skelly 165.
Thursday Chosen Ones - High individual series: Jen Depasquale 629. High individual game: Depasquale 237.
Other high scores: Leanne Hancock 168, Tracey Ebling 171, Sharon Palmer 175, MaryJo Pleszewski 161, Cindy Ellman 195-178-511, Karen Tramuta 167-173, Depasquale 193-199, Amy Hadley 163-162, Sheryl Ludemann 162-181.
Thursday Chosen Ones - High individual series: Sheryl Ludemann 548. High individual game: Ludemann 222.
Other high scores: Lois Jones 180, Kori O'Brien 161, Debbie Kirell 161, Sharon Palmer 169, Cheryl Connelly 165, Gayle Murphy 178, Amy Hadley 172-188-178-538, Ludemann 167, Pam Cerrie 178, Lara Rogan 166, Jen Depasquale 183-161, Laurie Greenauer 169.
Thursday Chosen Ones - High team game (scratch): McGraw-Kowal 2,434. High individual game: Sharon Harrington 183.
Other high scores: MaryJo Pleszewski 162, Karen Tramuta 160, Cindy Zolnoske 163, Jen Depasquale 171, Harrington 164, Amy Hadley 182, Pam Cerrie 163, Laura Lazarczyk 162, Laurie Greenauer 178, Cindy Ellman 170.
Riles & Woolley Tuesday Night League - High individual series: Kevin Zola 621. High individual game: Darren Lillie 245.
Other high scores: Don Dorsheimer 230, Zola 236, Lillie 613, Jimmy Cardamone 227, Stan Tyma 601.
Gowanda APA League
Standings for the APA league as of March 16 are as follows: 8-Ball Assassins are in first place and are followed by Jamestown Raiders, Mike's PG Team, Legion Machines, Twoguns' Team, Ronnie's Crazy 8's, Jamestown Tavern, Jamestown St. Marauders.
Top Gun: Gary Oehler is first in the Purple Tier. Jim Covert is first in the Red Tier. Richard Vosburgh is first in the Yellow Tier. Josh Swanson is first in the Blue Tier.
Valley Pool Mixed League
Final results and standings for the Valley Mixed League are as follows: Beaver Club II took home first place and were followed by Witch Kitch II and Beaver Club I.
The top three men's shooters were: John Leckliter, Mat Fox and Dan Matteson. The top two women's shooters were Patsy Klemens and Michelle Frost. Most table runs went to Fox. The most 8-ball breaks went to Matteson.
Southwestern Chapter of Certified Football Officials Looking
to Hold Annual Classes
The Southwestern Chapter of Certified Football Officials is seeking to hold its annual football officiating class, if there is an interest.
To determine interest, the chapter is asking applicants to contact Greg Moran at 499-5916 or Dave Kolstee at 484-7112 by March 21. The classes will be held at a site and time to be determined if there is enough interest. The fee is $50 including books.
The classes will lead to certification to officiate varsity and sub-varsity games in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.
Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer
The Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer program is holding required online registration for all players and coaches. Visit www.cvyouthsoccer.com and click the registration link at the top of the home page. Online registration is currently open and runs through April 30.
Although in-person registration will still take place, all players, coaches and referees are required to register online.
The in-person registration will take place Tuesday, April 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sinclairville Library. A $10 late fee will be applied after April 30.
The cost is $35 per player up to three players. Additional children cost $25. Make checks payable to Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer or pay online with a credit card.
Birth certificates are required for any new player. The certificate can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Uniform samples will not be available. Refer to the sizing chart online.
Anyone interested in coaching must complete an online registration and pass the mandatory background check. They must also attend one of the mandatory coaches meetings. Coaches meetings will be held twice to ensure complete participation. The dates and times of those meetings are yet to be announced.
Referees must also complete an online registration and pass the mandatory background check. A mandatory meeting will be announced in the near future.
The league will be accepting team sponsors through May 12 and will accept donations anytime. For more information, contact Ron Barker at 985-5950.
USSF Soccer Referee Class
Are you interested in becoming a soccer referee? United States Referee Federation WNYSRA/Southern Tier - will be holding a New Entry Class on April 5 and 6 in the Reilly Center on the St. Bonaventure Campus, in Olean. What will I get out of it? You will gain the training to referee recreational games (summer youth) and begin to gain experience with all levels of competition (spring travel). If this is for you please go to www.wnyreferee.org/ and click on the "become a referee" link. The cost is $80, which includes all your dues and fees, along with the cost of the training. If you have any questions or require further assistance please call Mike Schneider at 785-9589. We look forward to seeing you there.