The Queen City Football Club of Buffalo Blues, a semi-professional soccer team in its first-year of operation, advanced to the National Premiere Soccer League national championship final four Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Atlantic City Diablos in the NPSL Northeast Conference title match played at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester.
Mike Bobbi scored on a header in the 85th minute to help the team consisting of current and former collegiate players from small Division I, II and III schools advance to the national semifinals Friday at 9 p.m. in San Diego against the Sonoma Sol. The Blues are 7-2-1.
BASKETBALL: Openings remain for the second session of the Canisius College boys basketball camp, which starts Monday and runs through Aug. 3 in the Koessler Center. The camp is for boys ages 7-17. Contact assistant coach Tim Paul at 888-2976, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. . . . The University at Buffalo men's basketball staff will conduct a camp for boys entering grades 3-12 starting Monday and ending Aug. 3. Call Jim Kwitchoff at 645-6191. . . . Medaille College has openings for a boys (age 6-14) basketball camp that starts Monday and runs through Aug. 3. Call 880-2347. . . . St. Joe's is hosting a basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday to Aug. 3 for boys entering grades 7-8. Cost is $85. Call 874-4953 or see www.sjci.com. . . . The fifth annual Harbor Hoops 3 on 3 Tournament for boys and girls up to age 17 will be held at Clark's Park in Wilson on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $75 per team, $90 after Aug. 3. Call 433-1344 or see www.wcecinc.com.
COACHING: Canisius High School has vacancies for varsity wrestling and crew. Call 882-0466, ext. 241 or e-mail Athletic Director Jim Mauro at Mauro@canisiushigh.org.
SOFTBALL: A one-day, women's round-robin tournament will be held Aug. 4 in Alden. Entry is $110. Call Wallace at 685-2218.
HOCKEY: The Buffalo Regals Mite Minor team is looking for players born in 2000. Call 864-9568. . . . Steal the Show Camps and Clinics is having a girls-only camp starting Monday and running through Aug. 3 at the Amherst Pepsi Center. The camp is for girls ages 6-16 and the focus will be on skating, stick handling, passing and shooting. The camp offers three hours of ice daily as well as video analysis and dryland training. Cost is $219. For more information or an application, go to email@example.com or call 627-2758.
SOCCER: The Lancaster Depew Soccer Club will host a soccer camp for ages 4-16 Aug. 13-17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Westwood Park. Cost is $40 with team discounts available. Call Al Franjoine (430-5901) or see LancasterDepewSoccer.com for an application.
WALKING: Forward Fitness Inc. is offering Nordic aerobic walking classes at Delaware Park and at the Amherst bike and walking path. For those interested in learning proper Nordic walking technique and form, visit www.forwardfitnessinc.com or call Jill at 639-0566.
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