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WNY archer makes Olympic team

Buffalo native Jake Kaminski achieved a lifelong dream last weekend when he qualified for the United States Olympic archery team at the trials in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kaminski, 24, finished second to Brady Ellison, who is the No. 1-ranked men's archer in the world and a favorite to win the gold medal in London. The archery competition will be held during the first week of the Games and conclude on Aug. 3.

Kaminski is currently ranked 11th in the world. He grew up in Elma and participated in the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) program, where he became a coach and mentor. He switched from compound archery to traditional Olympic archery in 2002. A year later, he won silver at the Empire State Games.

The U.S. archers will compete at a national tournament in Hamilton, Ohio, later this month. On July 6-7, Kaminski is scheduled to be in Buffalo, where he will make public appearances.


Lauricella has four hits in loss

Arizona kept its cool when St. John's bolted to a big lead. Now the Wildcats are one win away from the College World Series.

Trent Gilbert hit a game-ending RBI single with one out in the 10th inning and Arizona erased a five-run deficit on its way to a 7-6 victory over St. John's in the opening game of their Super Regional series Friday. St. John's third baseman Zach Lauricella (Clarence) went 4 for 5 for the Red Storm (40-22).

The teams meet again today at 3 p.m. in the best-of-three series.


Thailand club signs Robinson

Former University at Buffalo forward Titus Robinson signed a contract with the SB Tigers of the Thailand Professional Basketball League, the school announced Friday.

Robinson averaged 5.4 points and 2.9 rebounds over his career, including a career best 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds as a senior.