For The Record

Today’s H.S. Schedule


Springville at Lake Shore

Fredonia at Olean

Dunkirk at Southwestern

Frewsburg at CVCS

Silver Creek at Randolph

Westfield at Franklinville

Clymer at Brocton

West Valley at Ripley

Forestville at North Collins


Lake Shore at Sweet Home

Gowanda at Jamestown

Fredonia at Olean

Dunkirk at Southwestern

Frewsburg at CVCS

Silver Creek at Randolph

Westfield at Franklinville

Clymer at Brocton

Forestville at North Collins

Boys Golf

CVCS at Sherman

Silver Creek at CLCS

Dunkirk at Fredonia

Girls Golf

Dunkirk at Fredonia

Track and Field

Fredonia at Silver Creek-Forestville


Seegert Cards Hole-in-One

Gib Seegert registered a hole-in-one on No. 13 at Gowanda Country Club on Friday. Seegert used an 8-iron on the 155-yard hole. The shot was witnessed by Joyce Bigelow, Howard Radder and Tony Dolce.

Youth Soccer

NC Concord U-12

Squad Plays to 2-2 Tie

Audrey Taylor scored both goals, as the NC Concord U-12 girls’ soccer team tied Bayso, 2-2.

Jaylah Cossin and Tara Cratsley were credited with assists for NC Concord, which is made up of players from Dunkirk, Fredonia and Silver Creek. Bayso is comprised of players from Bemus Point and Lakewood.

Adult Pool

Gowanda APA League

Standings for the Gowanda APA League, as of April 28, are as follows: 8-Ball Assassins are in first place while Ronnie’s Crazy 8’s and Da Wicked Skibbies are tied for second. Legion Machines are in fourth place and are followed by Jamestown St. Marauders and Jamestown Tavern.

Top Guns: Darrel Stuck is first in the Purple Tier while Mike Harris and Doug Pine are tied for first in the Red Tier. Richard Vosburgh is first in the Yellow Tier and Tony Baez is first in the Blue Tier.

Adult Powerlifting

DiFrancisco Sets

Two National Marks

Phil DiFrancisco Sr., from Darwin’s Health Club, competed in the World Natural Powerlifting Federation powerlifting contest in Rochester.

Competing in the Master’s 50-55 age group and 148-pound class, DiFrancisco dominated with a 415-pound squat, 290-pound bench press and a 415-pound deadlift. DiFrancisco set two new national records in the squat and deadlift, as well as total weight.


Informational Meeting Set for Stahoo-Heniu Tournament

There will be a important meeting Sunday, May 5, at 7 p.m. at the Dunkirk Falcon Club for golfers traveling to Penn-Ohio playing in the Stahoo-Heniu Tournament.

Please try to attend or call Dennis Gawronski at 366-2083 to get the information on the trip.

Crouse 5K Challenge

The 14th Annual Crouse 5K Challenge in Gowanda is scheduled for Saturday, May 11. The 5K will begin at 6:30 p.m. while the 1/2 mile fun run will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Tot Sprint will begin at 7:15 p.m.

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

Entry forms and information can be obtained from the following: email:, or visit or call 860-8782.

Women Who Golf For Fun

The Women Who Golf For Fun at Hillview will hold opening day Wednesday, May 1, weather permitting.

Tee off is scheduled for 10 a.m.

The women are asked to keep open the date of the monthly luncheon to be held on May 22, after golf. A meeting will be held to discuss any problems. A location will be announced later.

New golfers are always welcomed.

For further information, please call Bobbi Deering 366-5805 or Dolores Dudek 366-3306.

9th Annual Hunt

of a Lifetime Shootout

NSCOPBA and the friends of Allen Wojtkowiak have announced the 9th Annual Shootout to Benefit Hunt of a Lifetime, which helps make dreams come true for children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses.

The event will take place Saturday, May 11 at the Westfield Fish and Game Club.

Shooters will participate in trap, skeet and 5-stand sporting clays. Juniors (10-14) will shoot trap and youths (10-under) will participate in the BB gun shoot. There will be trophies given for top shooters in open, ladies, seniors and juniors. Shooting begins at 9 a.m.

There will be a roast beef dinner from 12-4 and prize raffles throughout the day. The final prize auction will begin at 4 p.m.

The event costs $20 for shooters and $10 for dinner only. Kids 14 and under eat free.

For more information, or to donate to the event, contact Mike Nasal at 998-9720.

Registration begins for

Westfield Summer Basketball

The Westfield Summer Basketball League will have two leagues: An A league, which will be a very competitive league, and a B league, which will be a more recreational league.

However, unlike last year, both leagues will be a register your own team league.

The league staff will have final say on which league a particular team enters and priority will be given to teams that have competed in the past.

Games will be played at Westfield Academy and Central School.

In order to play in the league everyone must have appropriate behavior both on the court and on school grounds, respect all of the property at the school and respect the officials and understand that they’re doing their best.

Violation of the above standards will result in removal from the league.

The entry fee is $40 for Westfield residents and $50 for all others.

It is highly recommended teams get sponsors so that it doesn’t cost each person as much to participate. All money goes to league officials to pay the staff that runs the league and also league awards.

To sign up a team, contact Andrew Webster either by phone (753-6842) or email ( by June 1.

1-Ball Wiffle Ball Tournament

to be held June 22

The 1 Ball Wiffle Ball Tournament for Testicular Cancer will be held Saturday, June 22 at Willis Hale Town Park in Frewsburg. Registration will be held at 8:30 a.m. and first pitch is set for 9:30 a.m.

The entry fee is $75 per team and proceeds benefit the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation. Each team is guaranteed three games.

All players must be 21 years of age or older and no team can have more than six players. A home run derby will take place while an award will be given out for best team uniform.

The event is limited to the first 24 teams to pre-register and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To register your team or for more information, contact tournament director Ben Lindquist at (716) 499-8427, email him at or follow the 1 Ball Wiffle Ball Tournament for Testicular Cancer page on Facebook.

Thursday Morning Open League

The Thursday Morning Open League at Hillview Golf Course will start Thursday, May 2, at 9 a.m. The league is open to anyone. For more information, call 679-5799.

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.

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.

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

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 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.