Youth Baseball

Youth Baseball

Fredonia Opens Districts With Pair of Wins

Fredonia’s 9-10-year-old all-star team opened the District 38 tournament with wins over Hanover and Falconer.

Fredonia beat Hanover 15-0 to open its tournament while it beat Falconer, 11-0, Saturday behind the no-hit pitching of Tyler Putney and Michael Barney. The duo struck out seven in the win.

At the plate Saturday, Barnes had three hits, including a double and six RBIs while Dalton Gardner, Joey Gullo and Alex Rush all had two hits each. Defensively, A.J. St. George had a key double play to keep Falconer off the scoreboard.

The win over Falconer sends Fredonia to the championship game Tuesday at 6 p.m. against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.

On Thursday, Joey Gullo and Putney each had three hits in Fredonia’s win over Hanover as the boys collected 16 hits on the night.

Jacob Skinner (double, two RBIs), Barnes (two hits), Gardner (two hits), St. George, Gabe Schrader, Haeden Walters, Rush and Dom Gullo had hits in the win.

Fredonia Cerrie League

A-Plus Plumbing 6, Family Orthodontic 1 – A-Plus took advantage on the bases and the pitching duo of Zach Kawski and Trevor Persch struck out 13 in the win.

For Family Orthodontics, Michael Riddle and Bradley LaGrow led the team offensively. Trevor Malkowski, LaGrow and Ethan Leid combined for a one-hitter and 10 strike outs.

Gilbert Collision 6, Family Orthodontics 0 – Matt Lotter and Lukas Pchelka struck out 11 pitching Gilbert Collision to the win, while Owen Gilbert led the team at the plate.

As for Family Orthodontics, the pitching quartet of Justin Powell, Trevor Malkowski, Fred Gullo and Ethan Leid struck out seven. Leid and Brody Cave led the team offensively.

Clinton Car Wash 20, Family Orthodontics 5 – A solid first inning at the plate led Clinton Car Wash to the win. Carson Cain, Bryson Kolassa, Evan Frontuto and Davon McCall combined for nine hits and 14 runs while Cain picked up the victory on the mound.

For Family Orthodontics, Justin Powell and Trevor Malkowski led the team in hitting.

Family Orthodontics 14, A-Plus Plumbing 5 – Trevor Malkowski and Justin Powell combined for 10 strike outs to lead Family Orthodontics to victory.

Powell, Brody Cave and Fred Gullo each had two hits while Bradley LaGrow had an unassisted double play to end the fourth inning.

For A-Plus Plumbing, Trevor Persch led the team’s hitters with a base hit to centerfield in the first inning while Dylan Skelly and Josh Reynolds each contributed hits. Skelly, Reynolds and Will Clark pitched well in defeat.

Youth Softball

Dunkirk Minors

Lake Shore Savings 5, Blasdell Pizza 2 – Alyssa Salerno led the Lady Bankers going 3 for 3 at the plate. Summer Clark added to the offensive charge with two RBIs.

Marencia Bohn and Neveah Carter were the teams top defensive performers.

Blasdell Pizza’s offense was led by Maria Maytum who went 3 for 3 at the plate while Shelby Nowak, Kelly Lucas and Megan Johnson also added two hits each. Playing well on defense were Amarieah Ardillo and Emerson Bramer.

Lake Shore Savings 10, Nathan George 3 – Lake Shore Savings’ offense shined again as Emily Pacheco, Jamaladie Pacheco and Neveah Carter all went 4 for 4 at the plate.

Brooke Szymczak, Christina White and Siera Jacques split the pitching duties for Lake Shore with Jacques teaming up with first baseman Emily Pacheco for the teams first double play.

Nathan George’s Haleigh Laurito went 3 for 3 at the plate while Kylie Waterman, Madison Marsh, Erin Mansfield and Eva Storm all went 2 for 2. Erin Schrantz led the team in the pitching circle.

Adult Golf

Hillview Golf Course

Thursday Morning Open League – Low scores: A Division: John Bongiovanni 40, Kyle Klemens 41, Bob Welch 41, Sam Speziale 43, Jim Klemens 44, Pat Mackowiak 44, Joe Piwowarski 44; B Division: Dave Taber 45, Steve Galardo 45, Paul Olkowski 45, Brian Manning 45, Bob Adams 45, Ang Leone 45, John Binkiwitz 45; C Division: Jack Hood 46, Domenic LaMattina 46, Jim Ferrick 47, Rich Cieslewicz 48,

Closest to the pin on No. 5: Galardo. Skins: A Division:

John Bongiovanni (No. 2), Kyle Klemens (Nos. 3, 6 & 7), Pat Mackowiak (No. 4), Joe Piwowarski (No. 8); C Division: Rich Cieslewicz (No. 2), Jack Hood (Nos. 3 & 6), Pat Ambrose (No. 8).

Top Points: Jack Hood 26, Kyle Klemens 25, Steve Galardo 21, Rich Cieslewicz 13, Pat Ambrose 13, John Bongiovanni 9, Pat Mackowiak 9, Joe Piwowarski 9.

The league will tee-off again on Thursday at 8 a.m.

Vineyards Golf Course

Tuesday Night Men’s League – Low gross scores: Ross Conti 38, Stephen Raghunath 39, Pete Criscione 39, Dave Criscione 40, Luke Johnson 40. Low net scores: Mike Crise 25, Dave Lewandoski 26, Bob Tripp 27, Pete Criscione 27, Reno Oliverie 29, Scott Kingsley 29.

Skins: Neil McNeight (No. 1), Pete Criscione (No. 5), Bob Wahl (No.6). Closest to the pin was won by Smoke Gloss on No. 3 and Jess Marino on No. 9.


Point Golf Club

The Chautauqua Point Memorial Scramble was held last weekend with Derek Smith, Herb Smith, Jeff Reinhart and Greg Gollnitz taking top honors with a score of 52. Tied for second place with a score of 55 were the teams of Casey Davidson, Carl Davidson, Tony Dudley and Mike Sackilowski; Steve Elliott, Wayne Stoughton, Dave See and Tim Clute; and Dick Prince, Warren Rammacher, Marty Hemmer and Scott Jagoda.

Wednesday Morning Senior League – Mitch Dudley took medalist honors with a 39. Stu Williams shot a 42 with Mel Baldwin one stroke back with a 43 while Ralph Rudy shot a 44.


Section 1 Tournament Continues Today

Fredonia will play its first game in the New York State Section 1 11-12-year-old Little League Softball tournament today at 3:30 p.m., at the Eagan Complex, located on Clinton Avenue, in Fredonia. They will play the winner of the game between District 3 and District 4, which was played Saturday.

Cassadaga Valley Midget Football

Cassadaga Valley Midget Football will be holding registration for players and cheerleaders on July 2 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sinclairville Fire Hall and on July 9 from 6-8 p.m., at the Sinclairville Elementary Soccer Fields. Registration fee is $50 for one player and $75 for two; or $80 for families with three or more athletes.

Players and cheerleaders must turn nine by Dec. 1, and cannot turn 14 prior to Aug. 1. Copies of birth certificates are needed at sign ups.

Junior Golf at The Vineyards Golf Course

Junior Golf at The Vineyards Golf Course will be every Thursday from July 11- Aug. 15 at noon. Golf will be for participants aged 8-18.

For more information, call Vineyards Golf Course at 672-7888 or Darwin’s Health Club at 679-1591.


Diving Camp

Fredonia State will conduct a springboard diving camp July 8-12 at the Steele Hall Natatorium. All interested divers aged 6-18 will be accepted.

The camp will emphasize proper entries into the water, approaches, somersaults and twists. A trampoline with spotting belt and dryboard pit are among the apparatus used by the participants.

Divers can attend in half-day or full-day sessions. For more information, contact John Crawford at or 640-6110.

Buffalo 716ers Announce Dunkirk Summer League

The Buffalo 716ers have announced a new basketball league open to teams and players in Dunkirk. The league will play on Sunday nights beginning July 7 at Dunkirk High School. The league includes live stats, live video, photos, college officials and more. To register as a free agent or a team, visit The league fee is $250 per team while players can register for $25. The league will run through Sept. 1.

The Buffalo 716ers are an expansion professional basketball team that will compete in the Independent Basketball Association beginning in the spring of 2014. They will also compete in the NBA-sanctioned Summer Pro League in Los Angeles July 20-29. The owner/head coach is Tawan Slaughter, a Buffalo native who is committed to bringing professional basketball back to the city.

Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim

at Chautauqua Institution

The Chautauqua Sports Club at Chautauqua Institution will hold the Old First Night Run/Walk/Swim at the complex Saturday, Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. A $25 donation serves as the entry fee and includes a T-shirt as well as age group awards in 10-year brackets. All proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund and admission to Chautauqua Institution is free for the race. For more information, call 357-6281 or email Participants can also register online at

Gowanda Softball

Tourney set for today

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

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.

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.