For The Record

Adult Basketball

Dunkirk City League

Fredonia 96, Won Hunnit 88 – Dylan Meyer led Fredonia with 24 points while Eric Vara added 19 in the win. Also for Fredonia, Richard Swanson and Gerald Dolce each had 13 points and Angel Correa 10.

For Won Hunnit, Jesse Donnelly had 38 points in a losing effort while Tommy Stevens added 20 points and Bo John 15.

Big Ballin’ 65, Fredonia 61 – Darren Brooks led all scorers with 28 points for Big Ballin’ while Steve Halftown chipped in 13.

For Fredoina, Brad Eichelberger had a team-high 21 points while Eric Vara added 16 and Dylan Meyer 10.

JT Squad 85, Hood Stars 64 – Joe Spencer had a team-high 21 points while Maceo Wofford chipped in 20 as JT Squad topped Hood Stars.

Also for JT Squad, Melvin Henly had 14 points while Jordan White and Angel Desiderio had 10 points each.

For Hood Stars, Derrick Casey had a game-high 29 points while Justin Bess added 17 and LaDarrin Watts had 10.

Team Kaiser 79, Team Delgado 32 – Zachary Haas and Alex Crossan had 15 points each as Team Kaiser dropped Team Delgado.

Also for Team Kaiser, Marcus Kaiser had 11 points and Alex Simpson nine.

For Team Delgado, Chris Martinez had a team-high 11 points while Devin Donaldson and Kyle Schrantz each had six points.


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

Meetings Scheduled For Dunkirk Men’s Fastpitch, Slo-Pitch

Organizational meetings for all teams interested in participating in the Dunkirk Recreation Department’s slo-pitch and fastpitch softball leagues have been set.

The slo-pitch meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m., in the second floor conference room at city hall while the fastpitch meeting will be held in the same room at 7 p.m.

The meeting will discuss league formats, rules, fees and rosters. All teams should be represented at the meetings and any team wishing to participate, but is unable to attend, should call the Recreation Department at 366-9885, or 366-9886.

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.

Fredonia Little League Manager/Coach Meeting Rescheduled

The Fredonia Little League manager/coach meeting will be held today, 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.

USSF Soccer

Referee Classes

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, as well as at the War Veterans Recreation Center, which is located at 33432 Fluvanna Avenue Ext., Jamestown, NY.

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). The cost is $80, which includes all your dues and fees, along with the cost of the training.

If this is for you, go to and click on the “become a referee” link. You can also visit xAyjemIuYrMb6fo/viewform.

If you have any questions or require further assistance, please call Mike Schneider at 785-9589.

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.