For the Record

Adult Hockey

Championship Game

Kosciuszko Club 4, Miceli’s 3

Kosciuszko Club goals were scored by Matt Murphy, Adam Woelfle, Ken Pacos and Ben Nickle

Scoring for Miceli’s were Adam Lang, Brandan Renckens and Kevin Schwertfager.

Kosciuszko Club won its third straight league title with a 4-3 win over Miceli’s. Woelfle scored the game-winning goal with four minutes left. Bernard Jakiela got the win in goal saving 22 shots.

Adult Basketball

Dunkirk City League

Piede Bros. Tents 77, Clinton St. Car Wash 41

Jay Grann led Piede Bros. Tents with 26 points including six 3-pointers. Mike Burnett added 18 points in the victory.

Jeff White scored 14 points for Clinton Street Car Wash in a losing effort.

Matt’s News 69, Ball So Hard 35

Brad Kelly, Jason Fergusen and Willie Neallard carried Matt’s News with 16, 15 and 14 points respectively.

Billy Tolbert scored 12 for Ball So Hard in the loss.

Chautauqua County Ballers 65, NY?Stylez 60

Chautauqua County Ballers used well-rounded scoring en route to the victory. EJ?Rosario led the team with 16 points followed by Kelvin Munos (12), Jeremy Soto (12) and Allen Thomas (11).

Donte Clark led all scorers with 27 points for NY?Stylez in the loss while Mike Donaldson added 12.

Pyff City Hurricanes 65, Team JKOZ 60

Nick Bertrando scored a game-high 27 points to lead Pyff City Hurricanes to victory. Robert Nalepa added 17 while Wilfred Flores contributed 10.

Corbin Leone racked up 25 points for Team JKOZ in the loss followed by Markus WIlliams (14) and Anthony Leone (10).

Adult Bowling


Paul Hill Memorial, March 14 – High team single: Good Times 1,160. High team series: Good Times 3,234. High individual single: Robbie Coulton 266, Nancy Earle 202. High individual series: Robbie Coulton 633, Nancy Earle 543. Other high scores: Robbie Coulton 266-633, Jeremy Jimerson 221-210-611, Ken Purdy 222-225-629, Mike Emke 220, Rob Richter 223, Mike Howard 234, Mike Meyers 203, Justin Clareus 223, Erik Darling 214, Bob Stelley 202, Justin Grimm 242, Mike Chimino 219, Ed Howard 201-222, Matt Nash 212-222, Nancy Earle 188-202-543.

Paul Hill Memorial, March 21 – High team single Mystery Inc. and Amish Collections 1,102. High team series: Amish Collections 3,187. High individual single: Mike Meyers 279, Kathy Earle 205. High individual series:?Mike Meyers 703, Nancy Earle 522. Other high scores: Larry Brown 217, Mike Howard 249-637, Ken Purdy 216-210, Ken Purdy Sr. 214, Harold Butzer 216, Bobby Brown 246, Bradley Schulz 212-227-602, Mike Meyers 256-279-703, Ernie Clareus 209, Justin Clareus 235-204-629, Erik Darling 200-247-604, Justin Grim 216-605, Gene Aanerud 255-202-645, Mike Chimino 258-203-654, Mike McKeever 200-210-205-615, Ed Howard 205-218-245-668, Diane Emke 176, Dee Connolly 169, Nancy Earle 183-191-522, Kathy Earle 205-500.


Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer

The Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer program is holding required online registration for all players and coaches. Visit and click the registration link at the top of the home page. Online registration is currently open and runs through April 30.

Although in-person registration will still take place, all players, coaches and referees are required to register online.

The in-person registration will take place Tuesday, April 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the Sinclairville Library. A $10 late fee will be applied after April 30.

The cost is $35 per player up to three players. Additional children cost $25. Make checks payable to Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer or pay online with a credit card.

Birth certificates are required for any new player. The certificate can be emailed to Uniform samples will not be available. Refer to the sizing chart online.

Anyone interested in coaching must complete an online registration and pass the mandatory background check. They must also attend one of the mandatory coaches meetings. Coaches meetings will be held twice to ensure complete participation. The dates and times of those meetings are yet to be announced.

Referees must also complete an online registration and pass the mandatory background check. A mandatory meeting will be announced in the near future.

The league will be accepting team sponsors through May 12 and will accept donations anytime. For more information, contact Ron Barker at 985-5950.

Cattaraugus County HOF Banquet

The 12th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, March 29, at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a buffet dinner, door prizes, awards ceremony and sports auction. Previous inductees are encouraged to attend and will be introduced.

This year’s class of inductees include: Tom Howard (Allegany-Limestone), Rick Feuz (Cattaraugus-Little Valley), John Kokel (Gowanda) Joe Smith (Franklinville), John Fitzpatrick (Hinsdale), Ron Ashworth (Pioneer), Bob and Deb Ford (West Valley), Geoffrey Dietrich (Salamanca), Bob Emke (Ellicottville), Carolyn Shields (Olean), Louise Freeman (Randolph) and Gary Sweatland (Portville).

Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling Mark Benton at 532-4053 or by emailing your requests to The reservation deadline is March 20.

NAYS Spring Basketball Tournament

North American Youth Sports announced recently that it still has several openings for its annual spring youth basketball tournament.

The Tournament will be held at Randolph Central School from April 25-27, and will feature five brackets for boys teams and five for girls teams. The brackets are as follows: Grades 5-6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grades 9-10 and Grades 11-12. All grades are based on the grade participants are enrolled in during the current school year.

The entry fee is $110 and guarantees each team a minimum of two games. Entry deadline is April 4. For more information, or to obtain an entry form, contact tournament director Kevin Hind at 640-2736, call toll-free at 1-866-352-5915, or visit the NAYS website at

Southwestern Chapter of CFO Looking

to Hold Annual Classes

The Southwestern Chapter of Certified Football Officials is seeking to hold its annual football officiating class, if there is an interest.

To determine interest, the chapter is asking applicants to contact Greg Moran at 499-5916 or Dave Kolstee at 484-7112 by March 21. The classes will be held at a site and time to be determined if there is enough interest. The fee is $50 including books.

The classes will lead to certification to officiate varsity and sub-varsity games in Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties.

USRF Soccer

Referee Class

Are you interested in becoming a soccer referee? United States Referee Federation WNYSRA/Southern Tier – will be holding a New Entry Class on April 5 and 6 in the Reilly Center on the St. Bonaventure Campus, in Olean. What will I get out of it? You will gain the training to referee recreational games (summer youth) and begin to gain experience with all levels of competition (spring travel). If this is for you, please go to and click on the “become a referee” link. The cost is $80, which includes all your dues and fees, along with the cost of the training. If you have any questions or require further assistance, please call Mike Schneider at 785-9589. We look forward to seeing you there.

Fredonia Little League Manager/Coach Meeting Rescheduled

The Fredonia Little League manager/coach meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 27, at 7 p.m., in the FHS cafeteria. This meeting is mandatory for all coaches that plan on being on the field this spring.

Player safety, league rules and proper field maintenance will be discussed. In addition, all teams will sign up for their practice times and will receive their game balls.

T-Ball, Hathaway and Minor League softball teams will be selected after the meeting.

Any questions can be directed to Chad Bongiovanni at 680-2656 or Ed Schrantz at 785-0698.

Hicker To Be Honored At Cattaraugus County Sports Banquet

George Hicker, a 1964 graduate of Franklinville High School, will be inducted into the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 29. The 12th annual event will be held at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 pm.

Hicker was an outstanding basketball player at Franklinville High School. Following the 1962-63 and 1963-64 seasons, the 6-foot, 3-inch sharpshooter was selected to the Buffalo Evening News First Team All-Star Team. He went on to star at Syracuse University, playing three years and averaging 16 points a game. When he graduated in 1968, he was the fourth leading scorer in Syracuse men’s basketball history. George was a teammate of NBA Hall of Fame guard Dave Bing and current Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, the second most victorious coach in NCAA Division I men’s basketball history.

Hicker lives in Los Angeles and has been very successful in the real estate industry. He is a philanthropist that remains close to Boeheim and the Syracuse basketball program. Hicker is appreciative of the Hall of Fame honor and has fond memories of his career in Franklinville.