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Sports Shorts/Sign-ups Edition of June 6

Trooper Brinkerhoff 5K/10K race set for June 15

The Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff Foundation and Brunnerís Eatery will be hosting a 5K/10K race and walk to benefit the local scholarship at Hamburg High School and Boston Recreation on Saturday, June 15 at the Boston Town Park. The day starts with a Kidís Fun Run (6-and-under) and a half-mile cross country race (12-and-under) in the park at 9:30 a.m. followed by the races and walk at 10 a.m. The course winds along 18-Mile Creek on Back Creek Road and returns to the park for socializing, awards and prizes. Pre- and post-race activities include food, music, beer tent, ice cream, miniature golf, bounce house, police demonstrations, and emergency vehicles. Register before June 1 to get a free T-shirt and to save on registration fees. For more information and to register online visit or call Mike Brinkerhoff at 604-8949 with any questions.

Character Chase 5K to take place July 20 in Hamburg

The Character Chase 5K, which helps fund character-centered programming that serves all sectors of the WNY regional community, will take place Saturday, July 20 starting 11 a.m. The event is designed to bring additional prominence to the quest for character excellence and serves to highlight the importance of physical activity and personal fitness as an appropriate complement to overall wellness. The tree-lined course runs through the Village of Hamburg ending just in time for the opening of Hamburgís BurgerFest, where racers are treated to live music, food and prizes. Runners, walkers, and even baby strollers are invited to participate. Registration check-in begins 9 a.m. Awards and Prizes start 12:30 p.m. Register by July 8 to receive a free technical T-shirt. Also, consider entering the Team Challenge with four runners. To register, visit online at For information on becoming a sponsor for this event or joining the Character Chase Committee, e-mail or call 202-0702.

Hilbert menís basketball seeking assistant coach

The Hilbert College athletics department is seeking an assistant basketball coach to assist in developing and coordinating a basketball program in a highly competitive NCAA Division III environment. A major emphasis will be on recruiting, practice planning and on court teaching. Responsibilities are to include recruiting quality Division III student-athletes; abiding by NCAA and AMCC rules and regulations; assisting with team practice and game day coaching responsibilities; assisting with the monitoring of the academic progress of student-athletes; and scouting and breaking down video of opponents. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Rob deGrandpre, menís basketball head coach, by e-mail to

Town Recreation starting summer basketball leagues

The Town of Hamburg is accepting team registration for its Youth Summer Basketball Leagues at the Recreation Office on 2982 Lakeview Road in Hamburg. The program runs from June 24 through Aug. 9, with no program on July 4. The leagues, which feature Modified (ages 12 and 13), Junior Varsity (ages 14 and 15) and Varsity (ages 16 and 17) Divisions, are run at the Frontier Community Learning Center on Southwestern Boulevard from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for the girls team and on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the boys team, with Fridays available for either group if needed. Ages are as of July 1, 2013. The fee per team is $100 for residents and $140 for neighbors. For more information or to register, call 646-5145 or visit the Recreation website at

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 ages 6-13. The program will run Mondays through Fridays 12:30-4:30 p.m. 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

Lake View Soccer remains open for registration

Registration for Lake View Soccerís 2013 season for players ages 4 to 17 will continue until Saturday, June 8. Registration can be completed online at or in-person on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burke Road Fields. In all divisions, the cost per player is $65. A family plan is offered in which the first player pays full price and then it is $45 for each additional player. Opening day is Saturday, Aug. 17 and teams play a 10 to 12 game schedule ending mid-October. Coaches are also being sought. The age cut-off is Aug. 1. A late-fee charge will be assessed for registration received or requested after June 8. For more information, call Jason Chwojdak at 627-5781 or Tom Wood at 713-2308 or e-mail

Registration has begun for Eden Mizuno volleyball camps

The Eden Mizuno Volleyball Instructional Camps are open for registration with sessions beginning July 13 at Eden Junior/Senior High School on 3150 Schoolview Road in Eden. Certain sessions will be devoted to specialized skills such as setter/middle hitter training, as well as play sets and back row attack for grades 7-12. Elite performance camps also include an intense hitters clinic, defensive camp, daily setter training, instruction on advanced offense and defensive technique and strategies. There is also a boys and girls youth camp offering. The sessions will be run by three of the areaís top coaches ó Stephen Pierce of Eden girls volleyball and Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club, Robert Pierce of Eden boys volleyball and a two-time All-American at Penn State and Tom Weislo, who runs Monsignor Martin power Canisius and was formerly a US junior national team coach.


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