For the Record


Fredonia 14-U, 12-U

Travel Softball Tryouts

Tryouts for the Fredonia 14-U and 12-U travel softball team will be held on Sept. 7.

Girls trying out for the 14-U team will be on the field at 10 a.m., while those trying out for the 12-U team will be on the field at 12:30 p.m.

All interested players must have turned no older than 12 or 14 by Jan. 1, 2013.

All area softball players are welcome. For more information, contact Jesse Beers at 467-7380.

Westfield One-Pitch

Softball Tourney

The Annual Westfield One-Pitch Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be held Aug. 24 in Westfield on the softball fields at NorthLake, Smith and Westfield School. Entry fees must be in by Aug. 22.

The tournament will be a double elimination if there are more than 12 teams, and a round-robin format if there are 12 teams or less. This is a one-pitch, slow-pitch format with each batter starting with a 3-2 count. The entry fee is $250 per team. A payout based on 16 teams is $1,000 for first, $500 for second and $250 for third.

Any proceeds will go to the Woody Keyser fund.

A web page for information about the tournament is available at Tim Best can be reached via e-mail at or by calling 793-4909, or call Mike Vande Velde at 499-5411.

Dunkirk Sports Booster Meeting

The Dunkirk High School Sports Booster Club meeting will be held today at 5:30 p.m., at the outdoor concession stand by the Football Field.

All parents, coaches and interested community members are always encouraged to attend.

Hammerhead Swim Club

Hammerhead Swim Club early registration will take place Aug. 19-20 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Fredonia State University Pool in Steele Hall.

The season will begin Sept. 16. For more information, visit or email

Adult Hockey

The Chautauqua County Hockey Association will offer three levels of adult play this season. All games are played at Fredonia State University. The divisions are: A Division (advanced), B Division (intermediate) and C Division (novice).

Anyone interested in participating in any one of the three divisions or have any questions should contact Bill Anderson at 679-1665. The season begins Aug. 30.

Gowanda Soccer and Touch Football Begin in September

There will be two sports programs offered for Gowanda and surrounding area youths this fall that will begin on Sept. 9 and 11 respectively.

On Monday, Sept. 9, the co-ed soccer program for children ages 5-13 will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the George Dispenza Memorial Field on Broadway Road. This program will run for five consecutive Monday nights. Basic skills, group drills and games will take place each week.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, a touch football program will take place at the same place and time. This program for children ages 8-13 will run for five consecutive Wednesday nights. Instruction will be given each week on specific skills to include: Throwing, catching, punting and kicking a football. Organized games according to age level will be held following the drill sessions.

For more information or to register for each program, please call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email

Fredonia Little League

Fall Baseball League

Fredonia Little League Baseball is offering a 6 week fall league for players interested in improving their skills. Players must be league age 9, 10, or 11 (Their age as of May 1st 2013). Games will be played at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings and will not interfere with youth football, soccer or bowling leagues. The season will begin on Sunday September 1st and conclude on Sunday October 6th. The cost is $20 which will cover the cost of umpires and baseballs. Registration will be on Thursday August 22nd from 6:00-8:00 and Saturday August 24th from 9:00-10:00 at the Clinton Street complex. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call Ed Schrantz at 785-0698.

Jamestown Tigers

Travel Baseball Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the Jamestown Tigers Travel Baseball Team will be held on Saturday at the Martin Road Sports Complex, in Jamestown, for five age groups.

Tryouts schedule is as follows:

10-U, 9-10:30 a.m.

12-U, 11-12:30 p.m.

14-U & 16-U, 1-3 p.m.

18-U, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Tryouts are open to all interested players in the county. For more information, contact Joe Spoto at 499-2137.