For The Record
Today’s High?School?Sports Schedule
Girls High School Basketball
Panama at Chaut. Lake
Pine Valley at Forestville
Fredonia at Al. Limestone
Boys High School Basketball
Buffalo Charter at Fredonia
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Nick Bailen has been selected as the ECAC Hockey Men’s Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 10. The senior defenseman had five points in two games to lead the Engineers to a pair of road victories.
A native of Fredonia, Bailen had three goals and two assists with five shots and a plus-2 as the Engineers defeated St. Lawrence University, 4-3 in overtime, and Clarkson University, 6-2. It was just RPI’s fourth four-point weekend in 61 trips to the North Country.
On Friday, he had a goal and an assist with three shots and a plus-1 rating in the victory over the Saints. Bailen then scored twice, once on the power play, with an assist on the eventual game-winning goal, along with two shots and another plus-1 in Saturday’s win.
The former Indiana Ice standout is tied for the team-lead with 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists. He is second in assists and first in power play goals with five. In 16 league contests, he has five goals and five assists for 10 points.
Bailen is currently second among all ECAC Hockey defensemen in points. Overall he is third in power play goals, 14th in assists and 16th in scoring (0.81 points per game). Nationally he is sixth in points per game by a blueliner.
In 141 career games, Bailen has 96 points on 29 goals and 67 assists. His single season career-high was 36 points (8 goals, 28 assists) in 2010-11 when he earned All-ECAC Hockey and National All-America recognition.
Rensselaer, which is 12-11-5 overall and 7-6-3 in the league, has won six of its last seven games. The Engineers are tied for third place in the standings. They host ninth-place Brown University (8-9-5; 4-6-5) on Friday and second-place Yale University (13-6-3; 9-5-1), the No. 10 team in the nation, on Saturday.
Paul Hill Memorial – High team single: Mystery Inc. 1,080. High team series: Mystery Inc. 3,054. High individual single: Mike Howard 300, Diane Emke 195. High individual series: 767, Dee Connolly 455. Other high scores: Ken Purdy Sr. 201, Harold Butzer 202, Ken Purdy 205-216-216-637, Jeremy Jimerson 235-616, Ryan Stefanik 212-245-202-659, Pat Richter 212, Mike Howard 300-244-223-767, Bradley Schulz 215, Ben Hewitt 214, Larry Butzer 202, Mike Meyers 210-233-624, Justin Clareus 204-257-248-709, Daren Waterman 226-203-255-684, Steve Grimm 209, Gene Aanerud 201, Mike McKeever 234-256-203-693, Ed Howard 259-222-206-687, Diane Emke 195, Liz Gabel 162, Dee Connolly 163.
Monday Night Mixed Couples – High team single: The Bullets 666. High team series: Dom Polski 1,772. High individual single: Bob Patterson 246, Jenn Logan 189. High individual series: Patterson 611, Logan 506. Other high scores: Jimmy Valenti 187-185-528, Jeff Barone 213-518, John Taber 206-508, John Smith 201-503, Jenn Logan 186, Cheryl Doner 183-480, Kathy Briggs 167.
Westfield Little League Registration
Registration for the 2013 baseball season will be Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Westfield Academy and Central School cafeteria.
Baseball is open to those who will be 4 years old and will not reach 13 years of age before May 1, 2013. Softball is open to those who will be 9 years old and will not reach 13 years of age before Jan. 1, 2013.
All players must register with a parent or guardian present while newcomers must bring a copy of their birth certificate to registration. The fee is $35 per player for all age groups. Families with three or more players will pay a maximum of $100. Players must participate in the league fundraiser or pay the buy out fee.
Westfield Little League is also looking for volunteers to serve as managers, coaches and team parents during registration. Those interested will need to fill out a form and provide a copy of a valid driver’s license.
For more information, contact Matt Schumaker at 326-2255 or Trisha Hudson at 326-8337.
Dunkirk Little League Registration
Registration for the 2013 Dunkirk Little League baseball, softball, and senior baseball seasons begin this Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Frank Acquavia Post on 221 West Lake Shore Drive.
Baseball is open to those who will be 4 years old and will not reach 13 years of age before May 1, while senior baseball is available to those who will be 13 years of age and will not turn 17 before May 1. Softball is open to players who turned 6 years old and didn’t turn 13 before Jan. 1.
All players – new and returning – must register with a parent or guardian present while newcomers must bring their original birth certificates to registration. The fee is $40 per player for all age groups, which covers uniform costs. Families with three or more players will pay a maximum of $110. The Senior Little League fee is $50 for Dunkirk residents who played in the Concord League last season.
Players must also sell at least two lottery calendars as part of a league fundraiser.
Dunkirk Little League is also looking for volunteers to serve as managers, coaches and team parents during registration. Those interested will need to fill out a form and provide a copy of a valid driver’s license.
Additional registration dates are Feb. 13 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Feb. 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., also at the Frank Acquavia Post.
For more information, contact league president Gary Haase at 366-4452 or 679-6929.
Dunkirk Senior Baseball
Registration for Senior League Baseball will be held today from 6-8 p.m. This is for all Dunkirk residents who are 13 years old as of April 30, 2013 and who will not turn 17 years old before April 30, 2013.
The cost is $50. Registration will be held at the Frank Acquavia Post located at 221 Lakeshore Drive West.
Silver Creek girls
prepare to Pink
Out the Gym
Silver Creek’s javyee and varsity girls basketball teams will play host to the Pink Out the Gym Senior Recognition Basketball Game Feb. 15 at the Silver Creek Central School High School Gym. The jayvee game will tip off at 6 p.m., with the varsity game to follow.
The evening will support Aili Makuch, a 16-year-old Chautauqua Lake student who is currently battling cancer.
A 50/50 drawing and a basket raffle will be held throughout the evening, along with pizza, snack and baked good sales. Prizes include Buffalo Bandits tickets, free stays at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo and the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk, handmade quilts, candles by Grape Country Candles, and gift certificates to Vidler’s 5 & 10, Wegmans, Skyzone and Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Several themed baskets will also be awarded.
The 50/50 drawing will be held at halftime of the varsity game while prizes can be picked up by the end of the night.
NCSA?to Hold Travel
The spring travel season for the competitive branch of the Northern Chautauqua Soccer Association (NCSA) will kick off soon. The travel club known as NC Concord competes in the Southern Tier Travel Soccer League (STTSL). This year the club will field teams in the U-10 co-ed, U-12, U-14, and U-17 boys’ and girls’ divisions.
Player registration will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Dunkirk High School cafeteria. Registration fees are $80 for the U-10 co-ed division, $90 for the U-12 division, $100 for the U-14 division and $110 for the U-17 divisions.
The uniform fee is separate from the registration fee. Need based scholarships are available on a limited basis. Forms are available online at www.myncsa.com.
If you are unable to attend in-person registration, mail the completed registration and uniform order forms, payment, copy of birth certificate (for new players only) and a 2×3″ wallet-sized photo to NCSA, P.O. Box 331, Fredonia, NY 14063. Make check payable to NCSA.
Questions about NC Concord should be directed to Vice President of Travel Jim Enser at email@example.com.
Dunkirk Baseball Spaghetti Dinner
There will be a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Dunkirk Moose from noon to 4 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit the Dunkirk varsity baseball program.
Tickets are available from any varsity parent, coach Frank Jagoda at the Middle School and at Matt’s News.
For more information, contact Jagoda at 785-4313.
Today’s high school basketball game between Buffalo Charter and Fredonia will be televised on Channel 5 in Fredonia and Channel 19 in Dunkirk.
Air time is set for 7:30 p.m. Ed Eaker will call the action and be joined by Greg Krauza.