For the Record

Adult Hockey

CCHA C League

Championship Series

Coughlan’s Pub 5, EBC?1 – Coughlan’s Pub wrapped up the CCHA C League title with its Game 3 win over EBC.

Sean Stamer netted two goals in the deciding game while Lee Andolina, Simon Pasnik and Perry Mitchel all had a goal apiece. Assists were credited to Pasnik, Stamer, Dan Robinson and Mark Weimer. Gloria Andolina was the winning goalie.

Mark Taylor scored the lone goal for EBC. Dave Stefaniak suffered the loss between the pipes.

Adult Bowling

Lucky Lanes

Monday Night Mixed Couples – High team series: Bullets 1,805. High team game: Bullets 654. High individual series (men): Bob Paterson 594. High individual series (women): Jenn Logan 523. High individual game (men): Paterson 238. High individual game (women): Logan 205.

Other High Scores: Logan 167, Mike Wise 504, Carol Wise 201-168-506, Rebecca Skelly 178, Dell Jusko 171-167, Paterson 205, Winfield Doner 213-565, John Taber 514, Mark Bartkowski 523.


FHS Baseball Program

to Hold Clinic

The Fredonia High School Baseball program is hosting two clinics on Saturday, April 5, for children ages 5-12.

The clinics will highlight fundamental skills, with the first session – for children aged 5-8 – running from 8-11 a.m., and the second – for children aged 9-12 – from noon until 3 p.m.

Instruction will be provided by Fredonia High School players and coaches and will include hitting, throwing, infield and outfield defense, pitching and base running. Catching instruction will also be available.

The clinic will be held indoors and will utilize three gyms, a batting cage and indoor pitching mounds. Participants are asked to wear sneakers and bring their own glove.

The cost of the clinic is $20. Each additional child from the same family will receive a $5 discount. All participants will receive a T-shirt and water bottle. Walk-ins are welcome. And children from any school district are welcome to attend.

Contact, Tim Cowan at 673.6508, with any questions.


Babe Ruth Tryouts

The Brocton-Portland Babe Ruth League will hold tryouts on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., at the Brocton Central School gym.

The tryouts will be held rain or shine and all players should bring a glove and a copy of their birth certificate. The league is for players who will be 13 by April 30 and no older than 15 by the same date.

For questions, contact Bill Westin at 792-9472.

NCCYHA Steelers Bantam

Ice Hockey Tryouts

Tryouts for the upcoming 2014-15 NCCYHA Bantam season will be held Friday, April 11, from 6:30-7:50 p.m., at Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena.

Birth years must be 2000 or 2001. Please bring a $10 tryout fee and two jerseys – one light and one dark – with your name on the back.

For more information, email coach Mark Taylor at, or visit

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.