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Thursday March 14, 2013 | By:Sun Staff | Sports
Hilbert announces dates for youth basketball camps
Hilbert College has announced dates for its 34th annual Summer Basketball Camps for boys and girls. The boys weeks will be June 23-27 and July 7-11, while the lone girls week will be July 14-18. Please note that registration/check-in is on Sunday(s) between 2:30-4 p.m. and each camp concludes on Thursday(s) at 3 p.m. Campers are given the choice of staying on campus as a resident camper in the newly opened and air conditioned Trinity Hall, or commuting as a day camper. Day camp runs from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost for each week is $365 for resident campers and $275 for day campers. All meals included in the cost. Register prior to June 1 and receive a $20 discount. Groups of six or more receive an additional $10 off. All campers will receive individual instruction, personal evaluation, reversible jersey and camp water bottle. Download a camp brochure at www.hilbert.edu/athletics/camps-clinics. For more information on the boys camps, contact Hilbert’s head men’s basketball coach Rob deGrandpre at 926-8803 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the girls camp, contact Hilbert head women’s basketball coach Rob Peterson at 926-8775 or e-mail email@example.com.
Girls AAU team to hold tryouts March 15 at Immaculata
The EBC Elite Girls AAU program will hold basketball tryouts for its 16-and-under and 15-and-under teams on Friday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Immaculata Academy on 5138 South Park Ave. in Hamburg NY 14075. To find out more information and pre-register, visit online at www.empirebasketball.com.
Hamburg baseball to hold spaghetti dinner March 20
The Hamburg High School baseball program will hold a fundraising spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, March 20 4 to 7 p.m. at the high school’s cafeteria. Tickets are available at the door or from any baseball player. The cost is $8 per person ($7.50 if purchased in advance) and children under-5 are free. There will also be a Chinese auction and sauce contest.
Special Teams Academy holding kicking sessions
In preparation for next month’s Northeast Regional Showcase for kickers, punters and snappers from the Northeast U.S. and Canada, Sam Watts and his Special Teams Academy will be running kicking sessions for athletes ages 12-and-up on March 22 and 29 at the Bills Field House in Orchard Park. The sessions will go from 6-9 p.m. and are open to any interested participant. The showcase will then run Sunday, April 14 from noon to 6 p.m. with the help of two former NFL players. Among the instructors there will also be NFL hopeful Jake Schum, a graduate of Frontier High School and the University at Buffalo, who is a client of Watts. You can find out more information at coachwatts.com. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 560-7188.
WNY PGA Pee Wee Tour accepting registration
The Western New York PGA Section is excited to announce that registration for the Pee Wee Tour has begun. The Pee Wee Tour is for kids ages 5 to 9 who are just learning the game of golf. The tour is designed to be a fun and non-competitive way to introduce junior golfers to the game of golf. The tour consist of seminars and non-competitive golf tournaments where the players play 5 holes from modified tees and have their parents/grandparents caddie for them. Visit the Western New York PGA website at www.westernnewyork.pga.com to learn more information and sign up today.
Developmental bicycle racing program forming
The Buffalo Bicycle Club will offer opportunities for weekly training in Western New York with experienced instructors for riders ages 14 to 18. Riders will be provided development, technical assistance and local opportunities for safe, supervised competition and training. For riders who wish to travel to larger events, travel expense assistance may be available. Riders need a working road bicycle; a helmet for racing and training; and clothes to stay warm in inclement conditions. A parent must sign a waiver of consent before each race. Try a race or two for free. Riders may continue to participate in club races by joining the club and paying $5 per race. Those wishing to join the racing team may do so for $100. Riders get a racing uniform, entry in all club training races and a U.S. Cycling racing license. For more information, visit online at www.buffalobicycling.com/training-events.php. Sign-up at www.bikereg.com/Net/18297 or call John Roden at 713-4399.
Hamburg softball hosting Sabres Alumni hoops game
The Hamburg High School softball program is hosting a Buffalo Sabres Alumni charity basketball game on Thursday, March 14 at Hamburg High School where Sabres Alumni will be taking on the district’s teachers and staff from all of the buildings. This a community event and all are welcome. There will be a Chinese auction as well as an opportunity to get autographs at halftime. An alumni poster will be available to purchase for a $1 and there will also be pucks and sticks for sale.
Gilding Stars to perform shows March 22-23
The annual Gliding Stars ice show will be held Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at the Northtown Center in Amherst. Among those performing solo acts at “Gliding Stars Goes on Vacation” are Jenna Dombrowski of the Southtowns of Buffalo. For more information on the show or program, call 608-8345.
Scholarship available at Georgian Court University
Georgian Court University’s women’s soccer coach James Moore has announced that a scholarship is available for a student from the Buffalo area worth $25,000 to start. The school in New Jersey is looking for a soccer standout with good grades. Between this scholarship and an academic award, they would come to school for virtually free. Moore, in his 2nd full year at the helm received Coach of the Year Honors, for bringing GCU’s team from losing seasons to their most wins in a season, the biggest turn around in the NCAA. Last fall, GCU reached the championship game for the first time. Visit GCU website at www.georgian.edu and the GCU Lions Soccer website at www.gculions.com/index.aspx?path=wsoc&tab=0.
Buffalo Lacrosse Academy offers spring league
The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy has opened registration for both its boys and girls spring lacrosse league, which starts Sunday afternoons on April 14 and runs through June 9 for players in grades one through seven. The BLA co-ed First Stick program is also available for players ages 3 to 5. The Rising Stars Spring League will meet once a week with practices scheduled prior to the game. The teams for each location travel as a group to play and there will be no mandatory volunteering and other challenges for parents. The location coordinators will be on-site to offer assistance each week. The league will put an emphasis on learning and fun. Boys teams include the Southtowns United, Northtowns Express, Niagara Power and the Buffalo Blast. The four locations include ECC South and North, Grand Island and Nichols High School. The girls league includes all of the teams except the Buffalo Blast. Register for BLA programs online at www.buffalolacrosse.com. New Players must create an account to register.
Lake Shore senior T.J. Hornberger and junior teammate Calvin Butlak competed...