A celebration of the high school coaching career of Len “Killer” Kosobucki will be March 13 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. Kosobucki started at JFK High School in 1967 as a physical education teacher and went on to serve as athletic director and coach basketball and baseball during a 35-year career. His basketball teams between 1970 and 1992 had a 300-139 record with 11 ECIC titles and three Section VI championships. Alumni, friends and family are welcome. There is no admission charge. For more information contact Zack Smith at 445-2651.
BASKETBALL: ASYBF Sports National Division 1 AAU program will hold tryouts for its 17U group. Open to grades 10-11 in Buffalo and the surrounding areas, tryouts will be held at St. Francis High School on Saturday and Sunday from 6-9 p.m. each day. Call or email to reserve your spot; 310-8871 or email@example.com.
BASEBALL: The Frontier High School baseball team is traveling to Myrtle Beach, S.C., in April to play in the Mingo Bay tournament. A group of Frontier alumni will hold a fundraiser to defray the cost of the trip from 7 to 11 p.m. March 22 at Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company, 4591 Lake Shore Blvd., Hamburg. Beer, wine and food will be served. A silent auction and 50/50 drawing also will be held. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door. You must be at least 21 to attend. For tickets or information, call 826-7576.
UMPIRING: High school and rec league umpires are needed for spring and summer. The WNY Umpires Association will hold its new candidate certification clinics starting March 11 at Erie 1 BOCES at 6:30 p.m. Contact President W. Gary Neunder at 691-6633 or show up to register.
FOOTBALL: Garret McLaughlin, a top assistant coach at Buffalo State, will be the featured clinician for the WNY Football Coaches Association meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway, Lancaster. McLaughlin will speak on winning aspects of the punting game. Clinics are free to members and $10 to non-members. Dues are $25 for the year. All youth, high school, and college coaches are welcome. Call Len Jankiewicz at 901-5615.
HOCKEY: The Buffalo Stars will hold tryouts for the 2014-15 season starting Monday at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. Times are as follows: Monday at Holiday Twin Rinks, Squirt Minor and Squirt Major at 7:30 p.m.; Peewee Minor and Peewee Major at 8:30 p.m.; Tuesday at Hyde Park, Mite and Squirt Minor at 6:45 p.m., Peewee Major at 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday at Holiday Twin Rinks, Mite and Squirt Major at 5:45 p.m., Peewee Minor and Peewee Tier 3 at 6:45 p.m. Visit buffalostars.com or call Pete Preteroti at 685-1122 for information.
The Buffalo Stars have committed to participate in the HarborCenter’s Academy of Hockey GOLD Program for the 2014-2015 season. Buffalo Stars teams will rotate through one of 20 different sessions over a 20-week period. Each session includes a high tempo, on-ice practice conducted by Academy of Hockey staff. All players will receive a dynamic off-ice session directed by Impact Sports Performance trainers. The team will also receive a presentation and instruction in their classroom, including a performance video analysis. Each player will receive a HarborCenter practice jersey. Dates and times will vary over the course of a season and all Buffalo Stars teams will be given an opportunity to participate. Visit buffalostars.com for more information.
LACROSSE: Now accepting teams and individuals for an adult indoor lacrosse league. Play will begin in April. Call 827-1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
FIELD HOCKEY: Sacred Heart will host a field hockey clinic for girls in grades 4-7 on Fridays (May 16, 23, 30, and June 6), from 3:30-4:45 p.m. at Windermere Elementary School. Girls will be taught the basic skills of field hockey, as well as participate in game play. No experience is necessary and equipment will be made available if needed. Linda Groff-Mroz, Sacred Heart ice hockey, lacrosse and field hockey coach, will instruct. Cost is $50 per person. Visit sacredheartacademy.org or call the Admissions Office at 834.2101, ext. 311.
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