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Friends and students of retired Niagara-Wheatfield football and wrestling coach Armand Cacciatore will honor him at a testimonial dinner and roast on Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Classics V, 2443 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

Cacciatore stepped down this year after coaching Falcons wrestling since 1960 and football since 1970 (with a two-year break from football in the '80s.)

His football teams posted a 148-82-3 record and his wrestling record was 300-30 with win streaks of 55 and 75 straight.

"Armand was a builder of men who taught his athletes the moral and spiritual lessons of life and has left a lasting impression on hundreds of those who passed through the halls at Niagara-Wheatfield," said Empire Sports Network vice president-general manager Bob Koshinski, one of the dinner's organizers.

Tickets are available at $25 per person from Paula Lovelace (731-4089) and Ruth Guerin (731-7355 or 215-3112).

What's happening

BASKETBALL OFFICIALS: Western New York Board 53 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold clinics for new officials on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at JFK High School, 305 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga. The examination will be held Nov. 1, also at JFK. Call Mark Clifford at 684-8847 or Bob Miske at 834-1048.

HOCKEY: The Buffalo Regals girls program seeks a coach for the pee wee development team and for goaltenders for the 12-under, 15-under and 19-under teams. Call Joe Wasik (668-5597) or Kathy Kreppel (675-7337). . . . Beginner, intermediate and experienced players over 18 are welcome at the non-checking adult recreation leagues forming at Holiday Twin and Leisure Rinks for the season starting Sept. 27. Call Pat George at 685-3660.

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