Youth Softball Fredonia Majors

Culligan’s 10, St. George 8 – For St. George, Grace Mroczka and Hannah Christy each had a single while Cierra Smith played well defensively.

For Culligan’s, Anna Buchanan and Taylor Lemisko each had singles while on defense, Julia Hill played well helping winning pitcher Sidney Bigelow.

Dunkirk Minors

Lake Shore Savings 3, Blasdell Pizza 1 – Leading the offensive attack for Lake Shore Savings were Siera Jacques and Christina White, who each had two hits and an RBI. Alyssa Salerno took control of pitching duties for the Lady Bankers, with Marencia Bohn and Zalisa Rivera adding to the defensive effort.

Leading Blasdell Pizza’s offense was Maria Maytum and Amarieah Ardillo, as each added multiple hits. Julia LeBaron contributed with an RBI while Shelby Nowak handled the pitching effort in the circle and Haleigh Welka was the defensive standout at shortstop.

Youth Baseball

Dunkirk Majors

Lucky Lanes 17, First Ward Falcons 2 – For Lucky Lanes, Felix Garcia, Jared Glowniak and John Banach had two hits each.

John Cotton had two hits for the First Ward Falcons while Troy Lanski got the win on the mound, as he struck out nine for Lucky Lanes.

Exempts 20, Kosciuszko Club 8 – Tristan Skelly threw a three-hitter and struck out seven in the win while Philip Messina and Ethan Yannie pitched in relief. Skelly helped the cause with a 4-for-4 performance, including a triple, two doubles and three RBIs. Yannie (home run, two RBIs), Zac Romanik (triple, double, three RBIs) and Philip Messina (double) hit safely in the win.

In the loss, Cody Leeper singled and Richard Stresing doubled.

Adult Golf

Buffalo Tournament

Golf Club

Wednesday Travel League – Ed Tofil won the league’s first Major event of the season, the New York Open, by shooting the low round of 77 at Buffalo Tournament Club in Lancaster.

Tofil edged Joe Michalski by one stroke for his tour-leading fourth victory of the season. The win was also Tofil’s second career Major victory. Tofil and Michalski tied for the low front nine score with 38’s while Gary Richardson had the low back nine score of 38.

In the B Flight, Bill Merryweather won a tiebreaker over Richardson while Jim Hofer and Dan Kaszuba won the C and D flights, respectively. Taking home the Commissioner’s Award was Lee Titus.

Untied birdies were recorded by: A Flight: Mick Dunning (Nos.1, 5, & 9), Tofil (No. 3), John Bongiovanni (No. 8) and Michalski (Nos. 14 & 15); B Flight: Richardson (Nos. 7 & 14) and Jeff Kubera (No. 16); C Flight: Frank Benamati (No. 2), Dave Miller (Nos. 4 & 17), Joe Bifaro (No. 5), Hofer (No. 12) and Wayne Ormsby (No. 13); D Flight: Kaszuba (No. 1), Bruce Chrabasz (No. 6), Dave Franklin (Nos. 7 & 16), Gary Hazelton (No. 8) and Pat Weaver (No. 11).

Closest to the pin were Jack Griswold (No. 5), Adam Gornikiewicz (No. 8), Pete Gawron (No. 12) and Bob Roesler (No. 15). Winners of the Par-3 contest were Dunning (A Flight), Dave Criscione (B), Bifaro(C), and Kaszuba (D). Top point winners were Dunning (71), Michalski (53) and Bifaro (49). Season points leaders: Doug Keith (101), Richardson (86), Dunning (84), Tofil (83), Michalski (69) and Bob Thompson (69).

A milestone was reached this week as Bob Roesler surpassed the 1,000 career points mark. Next week the league will play Chautauqua Golf Club’s Hill Course. Tee-off is at 9 a.m. Golfers need to sign up with Butch Mackowiak at 679-4027 by Monday.

Cassadaga Country Club

Thursday Night Men’s Golf League – Scott Johnson 34, Tom Gauronski 37, Dan Butts 39, Don Meder 39, Kerry Murphy 39, Mike Schwertfager 39, Randy Butts 41, Fred Chamberlin 41, Dan Kelly 41, Matt Strandburg 41, Chip White 41.

Closest to the pin: Ron Martin, Jr. (No. 6). Low Net: Dan Kelly 28. Skins: Scott Johnson (No. 1, birdie).

Vineyards Golf Course

Gene Andolina League – Low scratch scores: John Bongiovanni 34, Dave Criscione 37, Dan Alessi 38, Joe Favata 38, Dave DeJoe 39, Sam Tabone 39,

Low handicap scores: Dave Criscione 26, Favata 29, Jim DeJoe 30, Bob Tripp 30, Dave DeJoe 30, Pete Criscione 31, Ed Wilson 31, Joe Granata 31, Sam Tabone 31, Bill Hart 32, Bongiovanni 32, Don Cotton 32.

Closest to the pin: Doug Newman (No. 3), Pete Criscione (No. 9). Scratch skins: Dave Criscione (No. 4), Tripp (No. 5), Bongiovanni (No. 8). Handicap skins: Dave Criscione (Nos. 4 & 7), Tripp (No. 5).

Pinehurst Golf Club

Men’s Merchant League – Low gross scorers: Scott Jagoda 36, Dave Willebrandt 38.

Low net scorers: Scott Leamer 31, Tom Robson 32, Mike Patrone 33, Tyler Bailey 34, Derek Ressler 35, Jeff Jaynes 35, Bill Ottaway 35, T.J. Brown 35, Rob Kneer 35.

Low gross scores: Lyndy Smith 39, Nolan Swanson 41, Bob North 41, Gary Arnold 41, Chris Beehler 42, Dick Frost 42, Paul Nasca 43, Mike Reed 43.

Closest to the pin: Lyndy Smith (No. 7).


Westfield Golden Hawk Midget Football League Registration

Registration for the Westfield Golden Hawk Midget Football League will be held on June 5, in the Westfield Academy and Central School LGI Room, from 6-8 p.m., and on June 13, in the Westfield Academy and Central School cafeteria from 6-8 p.m.

Interested players must be no older than 13 by Aug. 1, or no younger than and nine years old by Dec. 1.

Registration is $50 and tickets are $100, which is due at registration.

For any questions, call Ron Catalano at 969-0122 or Mike Williams at 410-2535.

The 7th Annual Fundamental Football Camp

The Seventh Annual Fundamental Football Camp has been scheduled for July 15-18 at the Chautauqua Lake Central School football facility.

The camp is open to all area football players entering grades 3 through 8 and will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon, daily.

The camp will feature non-contact technique training designed to improve athletes at beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill levels. Campers will receive position instruction, speed and agility training, and offensive/defensive team work. An emphasis will be placed on sportsmanship and teamwork.

Camp tuition is $95 for the week and scholarships are available for anyone with financial need. There is limited space available, so please pre-register by sending an email to or by calling Joshua Liddell, camp coordinator, at 716-640-3580. Please include camper’s name, age, school district and phone number.

Mary Ellen Benamati Memorial Scramble

Green Meadows Golf Course is proud to announce the Mary Ellen Benamati Memorial Scramble will be held on Sunday, July 28. The proceeds for the event, which will begin with a 9 a.m. shotgun-start, will go to the Mary Ellen Benamati Memorial Scholarship Fund. The cost for the event will be $240 per foursome and will include golf, a cart, range balls, prizes, soft drinks, hot dogs, snacks and a buffet lunch. Men’s, women’s and mixed teams are all welcome.

The cutoff date for entry is July 18, with the scramble being capped at 120 golfers. Entry forms are available at Green Meadows Golf Course, which is located in North East, Pa., or at Pinehurst Golf Course in Westfield.

For more information text 785-4437, or send email to

Gowanda Men’s Softball Tourney Set For June 8

The 18th annual Gowanda Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be held on Saturday. It will be a double-elimination tournament with a home run derby. The entry fee is $75. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email for more information.

Fredonia Boys

Basketball Camp

The Fredonia Central School Boys Basketball Camp will be held Friday, June 28 and Monday, July 1 through Wednesday, July 3, at the Fredonia High School and Middle School gymnasiums from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost for the camp is $90, or $75 if paid by June 7. The camp is open to boys entering grades 3 through 12. All campers will receive a T-shirt.

Each athlete is expected to arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The camp will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Participants are expected to bring their own lunch.

Checks should be made payable to Greg Lauer, Fredonia High School, 425 E. Main Street, Fredonia, NY, 14063.

For more information or a brochure, call Greg Lauer at 912-2726 or email

Fredonia Girls

Basketball Camp

Fredonia Central School will host a girls basketball camp Monday, June 24 to Thursday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $95 per camper or $80 if paid by June 1. Those who send five or more students from the same school and send in their applications together can deduct $10. It is open to all girls entering grades 3-12.

Each player is expected to arrive between 8:30 and 8:55 a.m. The camp will start promptly at 9 a.m. Athletes are expected to bring their own lunch. There will be cold pop, water and Gatorade for sale at lunch time and at the end of the day. All athletes should have their ride pick them up at 3:30 p.m. All parents are welcome to come to the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

Checks should be made payable to: Carol Zirkle, Fredonia HS, 425 E. Main St., Fredonia, NY 14063.

For more information, contact Zirkle at 679-1581 ext. 2790 or 785-0283.

Joy Golf Tournament

Moved to Gowanda CC

The Russell J. Joy Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit TLC Health Network has switched locations and will be played at Gowanda Country Club, 2623 Brown Street, Collins on Wednesday, August 28. Registration is set for 11 a.m. and tee-off is set for noon.

A detailed brochure is coming soon.

Gowanda Youth

Soccer Begins June 3

The Gowanda Youth Co-ed Soccer Program will begin on Monday, June 3.

Instruction, drills and scrimmage games will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on five consecutive Monday nights ending July 1.

Students currently in grades K-6 are eligible to participate.

Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email for more information.