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BULLETIN BOARD
NOTES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt and Bob Hurley, coach at St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, N.J., will be the headline speakers at a spring clinic offered by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York. The clinic starts the evening of May 13 and continues May 14 at Williamsville South High School. The cost is $60 if preregistered, $65 at the door.

Coaches at any level are welcome. Other coaches scheduled to participate are: Terry Zeh, Canisius women's team; Pat Cauley, Hamburg High; Mike Daley, Nazareth College; Bob McVean, RIT; and Jack Armstrong, formerly of Niagara.

Contact Dave Archer of the coaches association at 524 Dickson St., Endicott, NY 13760, (607) 785-7032, darcher@stny.rr.com, or see www.bcany.org.

The Western New York Chapter of the National Football Foundation will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Tony Rome's, Union Road in West Seneca. Anyone with an interest in supporting amateur football is welcome. Call Chuck Funke (655-1473) or Denny Lynch (648-0316) or see www.wnyfootball.com.

Calling all camps!

The News plans to run its annual directory of sports camps in the Western New York area May 18. If you would like your camp listed, please mail the information to Dennis Danheiser, The Buffalo News sports department, One News Plaza, Buffalo, NY, 14240. There is no charge.

BASEBALL: Inferno Baseball hosts a Pepsi Pitch, Hit and Run competition May 15 at Inferno, 6856 South Transit Road, Lockport. The competition is free to boys and girls ages 7-14. Various age groups will play at different times. Winners will advance to a sectional event June 4. To register go to www.infernobaseball.com, or call 681-3001. . . . The Depew Legion team (19-under) will hold tryouts at noon Saturday at Dawson Field. Players from the Depew, Cheektowaga, Maryvale and JFK school districts are welcome. Call Tony Sekuterski at 310-9893, or e-mail: tsekuter@aol.com.

BASKETBALL: Tryouts for the Empire State Games Western Region scholastic boys team begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Sweet Home High School. There also will be a tryout at 9 a.m. May 8 at Sweet Home. Any player who was on his school's varsity team this past year and will be a student during the 2005-06 season is eligible. For more information, call Pat Cauley at 912-4168. . . . Teams are needed for men's "B" and "C" leagues on Monday and Thursday evenings. Call 839-9330.

BOATING: Boaters safety courses are offered by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jamestown Community College Olean Campus, Biology Lab, Room 104. Boys and girls 10 to 18 who wish to operate a personal watercraft must have attended a course. There will also be courses the following dates and locations: May 17-18, Pioneer Motor Sports, Route 16, Chaffee, 6-10 p.m.; May 21, Machias Fire Hall, Route 16, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; June 1-2, Salamanca High School, 6-10 p.m.; June 18-19, South Valley Town Hall, Onoville, 8 a.m. to noon. To enroll, call 938-9191.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Scoops All Sport in North Tonawanda has a league for ages 13-17, starting Thursday nights in May. Call Al at 694-0860 or 694-6743.

FOOTBALL: The Buffalo Vets Football Little League organization, a nonprofit group, will hold a spring training camp for ages 6-15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 7, 14 and 21 in the Burt Flickinger Center, 21 Oak St. Coaches from Sweet Home, St. Joe's and St. Francis will be among the instructors. There is a $20 fee and proceeds will help the league buy uniforms for the coming season. Call 689-2855, 691-9015 or 862-9457. . . . Flag football leagues are forming for play in Buffalo beginning in mid-May. Call 839-9330. . . . East Aurora Little Loop will hold registration for players and cheerleaders. Veteran players and cheerleaders may sign up in Hamlin Park on South Grove Street from 6-8 p.m. June 10 (parents must bring their child and a small photo), and first-year players and cheerleaders will register 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 (parents must bring child, small photo and copy of birth certificate). The cost is $85 for ages 7-15, $35 for ages 5-6 (flag football only). High schoolers pay $25. Call Ed McGrath (football) at 652-7574, Tricia DiFilippo (cheerleading) at 655-6061, or Jack Giancarlo (flag football) at 655-7588.

RUNNING: The Nissan Buffalo Marathon is seeking traffic control volunteers for its May 29 race. It will hold an instructional meeting at 7 p.m. May 12 at Ying's Wings & Things, Sheridan Drive and Eggert Road in Town of Tonawanda. Call Bob Kaminski at 833-7596.

SOFTBALL: A 12-under girls fast-pitch tournament will be held in Gowanda on May 21. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053.
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