For The Record



Little League

Brocton-Portland Little League will hold registration for the 2013 season at the Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

T-ball is open to players ages 4-7 and both softball and baseball is available for ages 7-12. All players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to registration, and first-time players must bring a copy of their birth certificate to sign-ups.

Teens and adults interested in coaching or volunteering with BPLL must provide a valid driver’s license and pass a background check.

For more information, contact Julie Putcher at 785-9978.

Fredonia Little League

Fredonia Little League will hold registration for baseball and softball today, from 9 a.m. to noon, and Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6-9 p.m., in the Fredonia High School cafeteria.

Registration will be held for the following division: Boys’ and girls’ T-ball (ages 4-6), boys’ &’ girls Hathaway League (ages 6-8), Cerrie League baseball (ages 8-9) and Wright League baseball (ages 10-12).

In the softball division, registration will be held for teams in the Minor League (ages 79) and Major League (ages 10-12). New this year is Senior League Baseball for ages 1316.

You must be a resident of the Fredonia Central School District to register for any of the leagues.

The cost is $55 for the Wright, Cerrie, Hathaway and softball leagues and $40 for T-ball leagues. Senior League baseball is $60. There is a cap of $125 per family for players under 12. This cap does not include the fundraiser or Senior League play.

All new and returning players must register and a copy of a birth certificate is required for all new players.

Coaching and umpire applications will also be accepted at the registration sessions. All coaching applications, accompanied by a copy of a driver’s license, must be received by the FLL Board of Directors by March 4, in order to be considered for a coaching position.

If you have any questions, contact Mark Lutz at 679-8637.

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 buyout 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.

Hill, Selan to Be

Honored at Banquet

The 11th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, March 23 at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 p.m. Each of the 12 school districts within the county have selected one outstanding individual to be honored at this year’s event.

Locally, Rich Hill from Cattaraugus and Lou “Looch” Selan from Gowanda will be inducted into the County Hall of Fame following a buffet dinner and introduction of previous inductees in attendance.

Hill has been a top official for high school basketball over the past 22 seasons. He was also a member of the 1972-73 undefeated Cattaraugus High School varsity basketball team that won the Section VI crown.

Selan was a member the Gowanda Tigers semi-pro football team that won the Western New York Championship in 1948. Lou was also a catcher for baseball and fast pitch softball town teams for many years. In 1966, he, along with Vic Witherell and Art Palumbo, were the original coaches for the Gowanda Jets midget football team. In 1968, the Jets won Gowanda’s first ever midget league Super Bowl championship.

Tickets for the event are $20 each and must reserved before March 15 by calling Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email

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.


NCCA?Monthly Meeting

The Northern Chautauqua Club Association will not be holding a breakfast open to the public on Sunday. The breakfast is a part of the normal monthly meeting of the club, with Undersheriff Holder attending as a guest speaker. The information had been incorrectly reported by the OBSERVER in Thursday’s edition of The Sportsman’s Journal.

Local Television

Newfane at Dunkirk Girls Basketball

Today’s Newfane-Dunkirk Section 6 Class B-1 quarterfinal girls basketball game will be televised at 2 p.m. on Cable Access Channel 12 in Dunkirk.

Play-by-play man Ed Eaker will call the action alongside color analyst Bill Schrader.