The Village of Falconer will celebrate Hugh Bedient Day on Saturday to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of his pitching in the 1912 World Series and helping the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants.
Activities for the day include a Frewsburg-Falconer softball game at 10 a.m., the dedication of Hugh Bedient Field at Falconer High School at 11:30 a.m., a Frewsburg-Falconer baseball game at noon and alumni softball and baseball games at 2 and 4 p.m., respectively.
Bedient, a member of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, pitched in three games in that 1912 World Series, winning one, with a 0.50 ERA. He died in 1965 at age 75.
Daemen College named Kelly Brown as its first men's and women's tennis coach and elevated two other coaches to full-time status, athletic director William Morris announced Tuesday. Dan Dolan will be the head women's soccer coach. Daemen alumnus Jessica Gorski will also have full-time status as coach of the Wildcats' cross-country and indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Brown, a Kenmore West graduate, won the New York State Singles Championship in 1993 before going on to the University of Kentucky.
BASEBALL: American Legion will hold tryouts for ages 15-18 on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Cazenovia Field. Contact Philip, 550-3048. The Police Athletic League is looking for teams for its Health League. Division from 8-10, 13 & under, 16 & under and 19 & under are available. Cost from $225-$250 per person. Age cutoff is May 1. For more information, call Orv Cott at 812-7251. Registration has begun for Kensington Little league. They will take place Monday through Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at McCarthy Park. Players 8-13 years old are needed. For more information call 491-1253. The West Side Boys Baseball organization has openings for boys ages 11-12 and 13-15 years old. Cost $25.00 per player. Strictly a recreational league. Call Tovie Asarese, director at 885-7692 or email Royalprintingco@aol.com. All games are played at LaSalle Park on the waterfront.
GOLF: St. Bonaventure will host two "Golf With the Bonnies" outings in which fans and alumni can golf with members of the athletic department. The June 1 event will be at Bartlett Country Club with an 11 a.m. shotgun start. The June 18 event will be at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth beginning with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $125. For details, contact Steve Mest at email@example.com or at 375-2319. The second annual South Park tournament will be held Saturday. The two-man scramble will be held at Iron Golf course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $100 per person and it includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, open bar and cash prizes. More for information call 380-4325.
SOFTBALL: The Kenmore Blue Devils 14 and under softball team is looking for a pitcher and a positional player for the upcoming season. Season consists of 14 regular season games and four tournaments. Games start Memorial Day weekend and run through July. If interested, contact Jim Badgley at 425-7931. The West Side Ponytail has openings for girls 15-18 years old. Cost is $25.00 per player. Strictly a recreational league. Call Tovie Asarese, director at 885-7692 or email Royalprintingco@aol.com. All games are played at LaSalle Park on the waterfront.
BASKETBALL: The Delavan Elite Roundball showcase will take place at 7 p.m. today at the Delavan Grider Community Center. Admission is $5. The Police Athletic League is looking for teams for its Health League. Divisions from 10-under, 12-under, 15-under and 19-under are available. Boys and girls leagues. Cost $225-$250 per person. Age cutoff is June 1. For more information, call Orv Cott at 812-7251.
TENNIS: The Senior League is now accepting registration for Summer Outdoor tennis recreation doubles. Matches are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the courts at Lincoln Park on Parker in Tonawanda. For more information call 873-9800.
SAILING: The Swiftwater Sail & Power Squadron invites all boaters to join in Safe Boating Week, which runs Saturday to May 25. Free vessel safety checks will be given at the following Marinas: River Oaks (Saturday and Sunday), Smithboys Marina (Monday and Tuesday) and Rich Marine (Wednesday-Friday, May 25) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Peter Krys at 773-5916.
FOOTBALL: Tonawanda High School is accepting applications for assistant coaches. Interested applicants should email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 694-7675.
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