For the Record

Youth Baseball


Wright Division

Pucci’s Carpet 11, Youth Council 2 – Nicolas Pucci’s blast over the centerfield fence for his first career home run was the big blow for Pucci’s, as they won their eighth consecutive game. Cayden DeJohn, Joey Gullo and Trey Swartz each had two hits for Pucci’s.

Swartz also struck out 11 in a complete-game victory and held Youth Council to three hits.

Owen Nicosia, Karim Levens and Mikey Barnes had the hits for the Councilmen.

Youth Softball

Fredonia Little League

Blasdell Pizza 7, Local 912 2 – Lily Cameron went 3 for 3 with two RBIs to lead Blasdell to the win. Other offensive players of note were Meghan Johnson and Julia LeBaron, who had two hits each. Shelby Nowak and Jordan Lucas lead the team defensively.

For Local 912, offensive leaders were Courtney Zatorski and Mackenna Schulenberg. Defensively, Local 912 was led by Camron Goodwin and Gillian Reed. Pitching duties were handled by Schulenberg.

Adult Golf

Maplehurst Country Club

McDonald’s Senior Tour – A Flight: Denny Ayers +6, Dave Kozak +2, Art Asquith +2. Gross: Denny Ayers 74. B Flight: Jim Wirges +5, Paul Dumaine +4, Bob Wade +3. Gross: Bob Wade 83. C Flight: Jim Watt +8, Jerry Adams +7, Carl Sandstrom +3. Gross: Jim Watt 86, D Flight: Bill Greenwood +13, Tom Szydlo +7, Dean Harvey +5. Gross: Bill Greenwood 83. E Flight: Bill Saulsgiver +5, Dave Nichols +4, Ed Rumiano +4. Gross: Gary Simon 97. F Flight: Tom Harte +8, Don Garfield +6, Tom McConnon +6. Gross: Norm Smith 100. Closest to the pin: Dave Vanstrom, Hole No. 3 (Free Pizza – Lakeview Restaurant, Mayville); Ken Aldrich, Hole No. 7 (Free Fish Dinner – Gametime Lounge, Jamestown Bowling Company); Ed Rumiano, Hole No. 13 (Free Pizza – Lakeview Restaurant, Mayville); Bill Kestler, Hole No. 16 (Free Fish Dinner – Gametime Lounge, Jamestown Bowling Company). Note: Bob Wade shot his age. Next match: Scenic Height Golf Club, July 1 at 8 a.m.

Seegert Cards 2nd Hole-in-One of Year

Gib Seegert carded his second hole-in-one of the year as he aced No. 4 at Gowanda Country Club on May 30, using his 3-wood on the 176-yard hole.

The shot was witnessed by Pete Parana and Dick Blaszkiewicz.

Seegert’s first hole-in-one came on April 21 after he aced No. 13. He used his 8-iron on the 155-yard hole.

Adult Shooting Clays

Western Chautauqua County Trap League

Ripley 310, Ellery 301 – Ellery: Ron Harmon 49, Rob Graham 49, Tom Bihler 44, Alan Harding 42, Don Johnson 41, Bradley Bihler 40, Bob Welsh 36. Junior: Alan Harding 42. Sub junior: Bradley Bihler 40.

Ripley: Dexter Gordon 47, Ernie Newhouse 46, Bob Murray 45, Howard Maille 45, Jack Mosier 45, Bob Nichols 43, Sid Meeder 43. High lady: Sandy Newhouse 40. Veteran: Bob Murray 45. Super senior veteran: Bob Nichols 43.

Westfield 317, Big Tree 307 – Westfield: Danny Ficarra 49, Vern Brown 47, Kevin Sturzenbecker 46, Nathan Ottaway 45, Collyn Brown 44, Don Munson 43, Butch Ficarra 43. High lady: Rose Corbran 40. Junior: Nathan Ottaway 45. Sub junior: Paul Lamphere 36. Senior veteran: Larry Carter 42. Super senior veteran: Ray Biekert 41.

Big Tree: Mark Holthouse 48, Scott Hammer 47, Jim Kestler 44, Tony Piotrowski 43, Gary Olson 42, Val Holthouse 42, Bruce Bouma 41. High lady: Viki Rapela 38. Junior: Morgan Hammer 34. Sub junior: Cole Hammer 41. Veteran: Ted Okerlund 41. Senior veteran: Bob Gittere 36. Super senior veteran: Bruce Bouma 41.


All-Star Tournaments

The District 38 Little League baseball 11-12 year old all-star tournament will be held in Silver Creek at the Wade Avenue field, beginning on Wednesday when Hanover Little League hosts Fredonia at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, Falconer will take on Bemus Point at 6 p.m. The losers of the first two games will square off on Saturday at 10 a.m. while the winners will meet at 1 p.m. The losers’ bracket final is set for Sunday at 4 p.m., with the first of two potential championship games being played on Tuesday, July 2. A second, if-necessary title tilt is scheduled to be played at 6 p.m. on July 3.

The District 38 9-10 year old baseball tournament is set for play in Bemus Point, with host Bemus Point taking on Falconer on Wednesday at 6 p.m. while Hanover and Fredonia will play on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The losers of the first two games will play on Saturday at 10 a.m., with the winners to follow with their game at 1 p.m. The Loser’s Bracket final is scheduled to be played at 5 p.m. on Sunday while the first of two potential championship games scheduled for 6 p.m., on July 2. An if-necessary game is scheduled for July 3 at 6 p.m.

In softball action, Fredonia will host a sectional tournament beginning on Sunday, June 30 at the Eagan Complex, located on Clinton Avenue.

Gowanda Softball Tourney Set for June 29

The 17th Annual Gowanda Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament is set for June 29.

The double-elimination format will begin at 11 a.m., and there is still an opening for one more team. The entry fee is $75. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email if interested in registering a team.

YWCA Westfield Fitness Center

The YWCA Westfield Fitness Center will hold an open house Wednesday, June 26 from 4-6 p.m. This is an opportunity to see the newly installed cardio equipment and meet the sales rep from Advantage Sport and Fitness, the supplier of the new equipment.

In addition, there will be information available on the insurance plans the fitness center accepts, the newly expanded contracts that feature unlimited use and a chance to register for door prizes. No cost, no obligation, free and open to everyone.

Fredonia Boys Basketball Camp

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

Cost for the camp is $90 at the door, or $75 if paid by Thursday. The camp is open to boys entering grades 3 through 12. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt if they pre-pay.

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

Checks should be made payable to Greg Lauer; Fredonia HS; 425 E. Main St. Fredonia, N.Y. 14063.

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

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 in North East, Pa., or at Pinehurst Golf Course in Westfield.

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

Bemus Point 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Bemus Point 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held at Bemus Point Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 with competition and prizes.

Boys and girls age brackets are fifth and sixth grades, seventh and eighth grades, ninth and 10th grades and 11th and 12th grades. There are also divisions for Men’s Open A and B, age 35 and over, top men’s and a women’s open division. The cost is $80 per team.

Teams can pick up registration forms at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St.; The Post-Journal, 15 West Second St.; or The Jock Shop, 10 Harrison St., in Jamestown.

All forms relating to the tournament can be downloaded at or by following the Bemus Point 3-on-3 links.

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation is celebrating its 35th anniversary. The Bemus Point 3-on-3 basketball tournament has been organized in honor of the anniversary and the foundation’s parallel promotion, “Caring and Giving – Make Good Things Happen.” All net proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available as well for this highly visible tournament for area businesses. For more information, call Bev Lubi at 661-3390 or Mike Bird at 487-1111, ext 201.

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.

The Seventh

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 am until noon, daily.

The camp will also feature technique training.

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 campers name, age, school district and phone number.