Kaylee M. Sandel and Kimberly Klinger were the recipients of $1,000 scholarship awards at the 60th annual Bowling Proprietors Association of Western New York championship awards dinner Wednesday at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.
Sandel received the association’s 26th annual scholarship. Klinger, who bowled for Frontier and was a Section VI All-Star, received the Lori Klahn Scholarship Award.
Besides Sandel and Klinger, the BPA of WNY presented more than 90 youngsters with trophies and awarded another $8,000 in scholarships to Senior Boys and Girls winners of seasonal tournaments held at Broadway Sports Center, Recckio’s Lanes and Springville Lanes.
Scholarship winners and the lanes they represented were: Sarah Godfrey (Broadway), Michael Morehouse Jr. (Manor II), Haley Carroll (Transit), Justin Sokolowski (Transit), Haley Sieber (AMF Thruway), Jonathon Sanchez (Kenmore), Abbey Kieffer (Manor II), Bradley Arnold (Arcade), Brittany Sullivan (Springville), Zachary Andruszko (Orchard Park), Kaitlyn Kelly (Orchard Park) and Joseph Scapillato (Broadway).
The STARS of WNY earned a berth in the AAU Eighth Grade Girls National Basketball Championship tournament by winning the New York State AAU title in Lyons last weekend. The STARS capped a 4-0 tournament run with a 62-51 victory over the Syracuse Nets in the title game. It was WNY’s second win in the tournament over Syracuse, which was ranked 12th in the nation.
Emma Brinker (East Aurora), Erica Martinsen (Williamsville) and Sara Pfieffer (Olean) led the scoring for the STARS while Jane Chiacchia (Hamburg) and Micaela Ryan (Clarence) contributed solid defense. Other team members are Lauren Lassiter (Orchard Park), Emma Oar (East Aurora), Kaylee Guy (Williamsville), Ally Haskell (Franklinville) and Morgan Davis (Allegany).
The STARS will compete for the national championship in Division I at ESPN Wide Word of Sports in Orlando, Fla., in July.
BASKETBALL: The Gloria J. Parks Community Center Athletic Summer program for boys runs July 7 to Aug. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday for boys 10 and under, Tuesday for boys 12 and under, Wednesday for boys 15 and under, and Thursdays for boys 18 and under. For more information contact Kevin Ferguson at 832-1010, ext. 205.
GOLF: The WNY Baseball Hall of Fame 8th Annual Doug O’Brien Memorial Golf Outing will start at 10 a.m. July 16 at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Darien Center. Cost is $85 per golfer. Deadline is June 30. For information call 883-3344 or email email@example.com
HOCKEY: Buffalo Stars Mites Ages 5-8 program is available for registration. The program features 30 on-ice sessions, instruction, game jersey and more. Space is limited. Cost is $375 for season with early bird discount by June 30. Contact Pete Preteroti at 491-0375, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.buffalostars.com.
ICE SKATING: Learn to Skate classes for hockey players and figure skaters will run from July 7 to Aug. 29 at the Niagara University Ice Complex from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. Mondays, noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11:20 to 11:50 a.m. Thursdays. Classes are for ages 4 to adult. To sign up visit www.mitchellskating.com. For more information call 636-7401.
SOFTBALL: The Olean Women’s Softball League Tournament will take place June 14. There is an eight-team limit, and a round robin three-game guarantee. Entry fee is $150. For more information call 378-1376.
RUNNING: Applications are being accepted for the second annual Love Everybody 5K Run and Fun Walk on June 14 at Northwood Elementary School in West Seneca. Event also features a post-race party, chicken barbecue and more. For more information or an application visit www.loveeverybody5k.org.
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