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Sports Shorts/Sign-ups June 13 edition

Baseball/Softball Showcase returns Aug. 17-18

The second annual Baseball/Softball Underclassmen Showcase event will be held on the weekend of Aug. 17-18 at the North Collins Sports Complex. This prestigious event is limited to those players who were First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention Divisional/League All-Stars. This year’s format is ECIC All-Stars vs. Monsignor Martin/Buffalo City/ Private Schools All-Stars and CCAC All-Stars vs. Niagara Frontier/Niagara Orleans All-Stars. All players must be high school students, with a scheduled graduation date of 2014 or later. Thirty of 39 participants from last year’s games are planning on playing ball at the college level next year. Any coaches interested in getting involved and/or have players that would like to compete in this showcase should make contact as soon as possible to ensure a spot on the roster. Call baseball coach Rob Catalino at 432-8458 or e-mail and softball coaches Joe Catalano at 361-3298 or e-mail and Jan Warren at

Three-on-three hoops tourney coming to Angola

The third annual Brian Galfo Memorial 3-on-3 Tournament will take place Sunday, July 14 at the Evans Town Park in Angola, across from Mickey Rats Beach Club. Entry Fee is $100 and every participant receives a Reversible Jersey. The deadline for registration is July 1 and registration can be completed at Questions should be directed to Tony Pulvirenti at 984-7266.

Registration still open for Village of Hamburg programs

Registration continues for the Village of Hamburg Recreation Department Summer Programs with openings in KidsPlay Weekday, a day camp type program being offered this summer for children 6-13 years old. The program will run Mondays through Fridays 12:30-4:30pm each day for seven weeks. Costs are $175 per child for village resident and $200 for non-resident. Also offered are Tot Swim for children ages 4-7; Red Cross-Learn to Swim for children in grades three-and-up; Youth Tennis for ages 8-and-older; Friends & Fun for ages 3-5; Start Smart Multi-Sport Development Program for ages 3-5; Folk Art Fun for boys & girls ages 8-and-older; Digital Artistic Photography for students in grades 6-12; 3D Design Course for students in grades 6-12 and Hamburg Little Cagers Basketball Camps for boys and girls in grades four through eight. Most programs begin the week of June 24. For more information and schedule information, call the Village of Hamburg Recreation Department at 649-6170, stop by the office at 200 Prospect to pick up a brochure or visit online at

Sport court open for activities at Hamburg Town Arena

The Sport Court at the Town of Hamburg Recreation Center (former Nike Base), 2982 Lakeview Road is open for youth and adult recreation and is available for private rental. Following the skating season, it was transformed in April from an ice rink to the Sport Court. Adult Roller Hockey Leagues meet Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning in June. Sport Court can be rented for Roller Hockey or private parties. For more information on the Start Smart programs for young children which are run there, or any Sport Court recreation activities, please call the Recreation Office at 646-5145 or visit the website at

Father’s Day activities at the track in Hamburg

Buffalo Raceway will host a day of harness racing and activities for youth on Father’s Day, June 16. The kids can take part in free pony rides, sno cones, and cotton candy. In addition to all the betting action for adults, they can enter to win a HD TV, laptop computers, Kindles and Blu Ray players in an electronics giveaway sponsored by the Hamburg Casino. The harness action, which will get under way at 1:05 p.m., will include some of the leading standardbred horses and drivers in the nation as the New York Sire Stakes series brings its 3-year-old trotting colts division to Western New York. Admission and parking to the Raceway is free. Reservations can be made by calling 649-1280, ext. 300 or experience it all from the renovated Grandstand. Live racing takes place Wednesday at 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday at 6:40 pm and Sunday at 1:05 through July 21. Simulcast wagering from across North America is available Wednesday through Sunday. For more information visit

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