For the record

Adult Golf

Elk Valley Golf Course

Wednesday Travel League – Al Etzel earned his first tour victory of the season by posting the low round of 76 at Elk Valley Golf Course in Girard, PA. Ed Tofil was second with 78 and Kerry Murphy was third with 79. Etzel was low on the front nine with 37 while Tofil was low on the back nine with 37. Butch Mackowiak won the B Flight on a tiebreaker over Mike Willoughby. In the C Flight, Gary Haase was the winner on a tiebreaker over Bill Aldrich, Jeff Kubera and Jim Ellman Sr. In the D Flight, Dave Franklin was the winner after a tiebreaker over Wayne Ormsby and Joe Bifaro. Winner of the Commissioner’s Award was Doug Newman.

Untied birdies were recorded by: A Flight: Murphy (No. 4), Etzel (No. 5), Gary Richardson (No. 7), Bill Merryweather (No. 8), John Waterman (No. 12), Tim Walawender (Nos. 13&15), and Tofil(No. 14). B Flight: Mick Dunning Sr (No. 2), and Mackowiak (No. 14). C Flight: Aldrich (Nos. 4&5), Pat Weaver (No. 6), Bob Stone (Nos. 7&18), Haase (No. 8), Kubera (No. 11), Dennis Gawronski Sr. (No. 13) and Adam Gornikiewicz (No. 17). D Flight: Jack Griswold (No. 1), Ormsby (Nos. 2&6), Lee Titus (No. 3), Bifaro (No. 11) and Newman (No. 15).

Closest to the pin were Richardson (No. 4), Kubera (No. 8), Waterman (No.12 at 1 foot, 10 inches from hole) and Tofil (No. 17). Top point winners were Waterman (56), Aldrich (42), and Etzel, Merryweather, Haase and Gornikiewicz (37 each). Season points leaders: Franklin (325), Richardson (285), Joe Michalski (278), Dave Criscione (251), John Bongiovanni Jr. (242). Dave Miller shot a personal best in league play with an 82.

Next week the league plays Crab Apple Ridge in Erie, PA. First tee time is at 9:30. Golfers need to be signed up with Butch Mackowiak(679-4027) by Monday.

Sugar Hill Golf Course

Girls 4 Golf – The Girls 4 Golf League met at Sugar Hill Golf Course on Aug. 20 for their last night of play. Low gross went to Vicki Westling with a 50 followed by Linda Prince with a 51 and Nancy Phillips and Judith Waterman each with a 52. Low net went to Vicki Westling with a 34 and Linda Prince with a 35. Their year-end banquet will be held Aug. 27 at The Colony Restaurant in Irving, NY with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Vineyards Golf Course

Vineyards Tuesday Night Men’s League – Low Gross: Stephen Raghunath (34), Ross Conti (35), Rick Ludemann (39). Low Net: Scott Parker (28), Stephen Raghunath (30), Peter Criscione (30), Rick Ludemann (31). Skins: Sam Conti No. 2, Jess Marino No. 3, Luke Johnson No. 5, Luke Johnson No. 5, Ross Conti No. 7, and Scott Parker No. 8. Closest to the pin: Ross Conti No. 1, Jess Marino No. 3 and Reno Oliverie No. 9.


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.

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 six week fall league for players interested in improving their skills. Players must be league age 9, 10, or 11 (Their age as of May 1, 2013).

Games will be played at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings and will not interfere with youth football, soccer or bowling leagues.

The season will begin on Sunday, Sept. 1, and conclude on Sunday, Oct. 6. The cost is $20, which will cover the cost of umpires and baseballs.

Registration will be held today from 6:00-8:00 and Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9-10 a.m., at the Clinton Street complex.

If you have any questions, contact 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.