For the Record

Today’s High?School Sports Schedule

Friday, April 26


Dunkirk at Olean

Fredonia at Gowanda

Franklinville at PVCS

Silver Creek at Frewsburg

CVCS at Catt.-Little Valley

Brocton at North Collins

Westfield vs. CLCS at Diethrick Park

Ripley at Clymer


Dunkirk at Olean

Jamestown at Fredonia

Westfield at CLCS

Franklinville at PVCS

Silver Creek at Frewsburg

Brocton at North Collins

Ripley at Clymer

CVCS at Catt.-Little Valley

Track & Field

Catt-LV, CLCS, East Aurora, Fredonia, Frontier, Gowanda, Hamburg, Immaculata, Iroquois, Jamestown, Orchard Park, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Francis, Silver Creek-Forestville, Sweet Home, West Seneca East, West Seneca West at Dunkirk Invitational

Boys Tennis

Olean at Fredonia

Dunkirk at Jamestown

CVCS at Westfield

Boys Golf

Dunkirk, Fredonia at Olean

CLCS at Frewsburg

Girls Golf

Dunkirk at Olean

Nichols at Fredonia


2013 DLBA Annual Tournament set

The 84th annual Dunkirk-Lakeshore Bowling Association tournament, sponsored by Hi-Tech Services, Final Communications, Sunset Truck & Auto and the First Ward Falcon’s Club, is set to begin Monday at Lakeview Lanes in Silver Creek.

The tournament features team, singles and doubles and all events competition and pays both handicap and scratch divisions. Entry fee is $22 per event and $5 for all-events. Applications with squad times are available at all local bowling centers.

Additional dates have been added to meet demand (May 13-May 17). Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact P.J. Azzarella at 785-1265 for more details.

Gowanda Men’s Softball League

begins May 30

The Gowanda area men’s slow pitch softball league will begin on Thursday, May 30. All games will be played at Hidi Park on Thursday night through August 29.

There are a few openings for out of town and local teams to join the league. Teams are not charged a registration fee and all equipment is provided by Hidi Park.

Interested teams should contact Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email

Westfield Babe

Ruth Softball

Signups for the Westfield Babe Ruth Softball league will be held Sunday, April 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield.

The league is open to girls ages 12-16 who reside in Westfield, Mayville and Ripley. Teams will be a 16 & Under and 14 & Under.

A birth certificate copy and registration fee are due.

For more information, call Ed leBarron at 326-2498.

Northern Chautauqua Soccer Association

NCSA is full, and not accepting more players, in the following divisions for summer recreation: U6 (Monday and Wednesday) at 6 p.m.; U6 (Tuesday and Thursday) at 6 p.m.; U8 (Monday and Wednesday) at 6 p.m.; and U8 (Tuesday and Thursday) at 6 p.m.

There are a few openings in: U6 (Monday and Wednesday) at 7:15 p.m. and U8 (Monday and Wednesday) at 7:15 p.m.

The following divisions need players: U6 (Tuesday and Thursday) at 7:15 p.m. and U10 Girls, U10 Boys, U13 girls and 3v3.

NCSA is accepting late registrations until May 17. Registrants before April 23 are guaranteed a team shirt ordered for them. After that, average sizes will be available for teams with space.

Forms may be downloaded from The original and a copy should be mailed, with payment, to NCSA, P.O. Box 331, Fredonia, NY, 14063. Checks should be made out to NCSA. An additional late fee of $10 per player is required. New players must send copy of birth certificate. Locate Division Coordinators on the the website, and call them to confirm space, and advise of anticipated registration.

The NCSA Summer Recreation program also needs coaches in almost every division. There are 92 teams this year, and the organization cannot bring soccer to almost one thousand players without volunteers. NCSA offers coaching training sessions about the rules of soccer and how to coach. The only thing a prospective coach needs to know is the development stage of their players and how to have fun.

1st Annual Erie 2 BOCES School Wellness Committee Golf Tournament

The first annual Erie 2 BOCES School Wellness Committee Golf Tournament will be held on June 25 at Tri-County Country Club. Anyone interested is asked to pre-register by June 1.

The cost is $75 per golfer, or $300 per foursome. Hole sponsorships are available for $100.

The tournament, which will use a scramble format with a shotgun start at noon, will include 18 holes of golf, lunch at the turn and dinner after the tournament. There will be a cash bar available.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, as well as for longest drives closest to the pin on Par 3’s. There will also be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle.

To register, contact Bob Spino at 574-9019, or via email at

Vineyards Golf Wednesday Morning Ladies Purple Posse League

The Purple Posse will have a season kickoff luncheon on Wednesday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant.

Plans for the 2013 League will be discussed. Call Marcia Casella at 672-2673 or Janet Guenther at 672-2282 to make reservations for the luncheon or any questions.

The league will begin play Wednesday, May 8, meeting at 9:30 a.m. and teeing off at 10 a.m.

All skill levels are welcome, join any time. Keep watching the OBSERVER for more info.

Annual Crouse 5K

The 14th Annual Crouse 5K Challenge in Gowanda is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The race will start and finish at the Gowanda American Legion, 10 Legion Drive.

Proceeds will be used for the Gowanda Central School Dennis Crouse, Sr. Scholarship Fund and the Blue by U Youth Track Club program.

Entry forms and information can be obtained from the following: via email: website: or phone 860-8782.

High School Baseball Showcase games

Chautauqua Lake Central School, with the assistance of the Chautauqua County Baseball Umpires Association, will once again sponsor the High School Baseball Showcase on April 26-27 at Russell E. Diethrick Park in Jamestown.

This is the seventh year of the resurrection of the Baseball Showcase which was conceived in the 1980s and will feature 12 high school baseball teams from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties in a schedule of six games over the two-day period.

The Showcase gives local high school players an opportunity to play in a professional baseball stadium.

The schedule for the Baseball Showcase is as follows:


4:30 p.m. Westfield at Chautauqua Lake League

7:30 p.m. Allegany Limestone at Southwestern – League


10 a.m. Randolph vs. West Valley Non-League

1 p.m. Panama vs. Brocton Non-League

4 p.m. Ripley vs. Pine Valley – Non League

7 p.m. Falconer vs. Maple Grove Non League

A gate fee of $1 for students (K-12) and senior citizens, and $2 for adults will be charged to help Chautauqua Lake Baseball, to add to the Umpires Association Baseball Scholarship Fund and to offset some of the costs of operating the Showcase.

Southern Tier Bills Booster Club

The Southern Tier Bills Booster Club will hold a general meeting on Sunday at the Kosciuszko Club starting at 2 p.m.

Thursday Night Golf League at Vineyards Golf Course

A new Thursday night golf league at the Vineyard Golf Course on Berry Road will hold an informational meeting on Thursday, May 2.

For more information call Joe Kulig at 673-6581.

Big Fish?Triathlon

The Big Fish Triathlon will be held June 8 at Camp Onyahsa on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in Dewittville. The event is Olympic distance, featuring a .93-mile swim, a 24.8-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run.

Following is the basic information:

The start time is 8 p.m.

Registration is on-line only until June 1 and can be accomplished at The early discounted entry ends May 1. There will be no race-day registrations.

All athletes, including all members of a relay team), must show identification and a USA Triathlon membership card (or pay the USAT one-day member fee). These are sanctioning requirements from USAT, which provides the standard in triathlon racing and provides race insurance.

Early registration fee (by May 1) is $60 for individuals and $105 for relay teams. After that date, the fees are $76 and $120 respectively. Non-USAT members must pay a $12 one-day insurance fee.

All money made after expenses will directly benefit Camp Onyahsa.