The Buffalo team of Sandra Ferrachio and Mark Hatch defeated Joseph Broadstreet and Jane Leduc of Midland, Ont., in the finals to win the Jack & Jills Doubles Championship at the American Poolplayers Association 8-Ball event in Las Vegas earlier this month. Ferraraccio and Hatch play out of Bison Billiards in Clarence and split the title prize of $3,500.
Canisius College junior Brett Siddall has been named a Perfect Game Summer Collegiate First-Team All-American. Siddall was one of 17 players from eight summer leagues across the country to be named to the First Team. Siddall played for the Lakeshore Chinooks, who won the Northwoods League championship and was named the Perfect Game Summer Collegiate Team of the Year. The Windsor, Ont., native hit .313 with 13 doubles and nine home runs to go along with 43 RBI and 32 walks. Siddall earned Northwoods League Mid-Season All-Star honors, won the Home Run Derby and received Postseason All-Star honors from the league as well. During the 2014 season, Siddall hit .333 with 11 doubles, three triples and three home runs to go along with 43 RBIs en route to being named to the All-MAAC First Team and the MAAC Player of the Week twice.
BASEBALL: The Buffalo Wings Travel Program will be holding tryouts for their 2015 14U team on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Cazenovia Park in South Buffalo. The Wings comprise players from all areas of WNY, and in 2015 will compete in the WNY Boys of Summer Travel League, as well as numerous tournaments in the WNY area. Players with previous travel and tournament team experience are encouraged to attend. To be eligible for the 14U team in 2015, a player may not turn 15 years old before May 1, 2015. To pre-register, or for more information, call head coach John Vogel at (716) 868-0059 or email JRVOGEL268@gmail.com.
BOWLING: Two five-man teams are needed to fill out the 32-team WNY Sealcoat and Supplies men’s bowling league on Monday nights at Airport Lanes. League starts Sept. 8, bowling at 6:45 p.m. If interested, please contact Dave at (716) 573-1039. ... Wednesday night leagues at Airport Lanes. Three-person team looking for two teams. The 25-week league starts Sept. 24. Call Nick at 863-8646.
FANTASY FOOTBALL: Dugout Bar is hosting fantasy football drafts. Call 625-9933 or visit www.dugoutbarsports.com.
FLAG FOOTBALL: Leagues forming for Saturday play. Call The Dugout at 625-9933 or visit www.dugoutbarsports.com.
HOCKEY: Cornerstone Ice Arena, the new twin pad ice rink in Lockport, will be home to a Beginner/House Program this year as well as Adult Leagues and Adult Clinics. The Beginner/House Program will begin on Saturday, Oct. 4 and run for 22 weeks for ages 4 and up. The cost of the program is $300 and includes player jersey and two ice times per week on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Team and individual applications are now being accepted for the Adult Leagues forming at the new rink. There will be an over-40 league and Open Leagues of various competition levels. The leagues will run Sunday through Thursday nights. Men and women looking to learn to skate, play hockey or further develop their hockey skills are encouraged to sign up for the Adult Clinic. The clinic will run on Monday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be two 10-week sessions at $120 per session. For a registration form or more information please contact Tom Dockery at email@example.com. ... New learn to skate and play hockey classes for boys and girls ages 4-12 will be starting on Friday, Sept. 12 at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga and Monday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Leisure Rinks in Orchard Park. These are 5-session, once a week programs that will provide fundamental learn-to-skate and play hockey instruction. Total cost is $50. Skates and helmets will be provided at no charge if necessary. No previous experience is required. For more information call Holiday Rinks at 685-3660 or register online at holidayrinks.com.
KICKBALL: Coed leagues forming for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday play. Eight weeks under the lights. Call The Dugout at 625-9933 or visit www.dugoutbarsports.com.
SOFTBALL: A few spots are still available for the 16th annual Fall Classic Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Gowanda. Each team is guaranteed three games. Hitters will start with a 2-1 count. Prizes and awards for each participating team. Call Mark Benton at 532-4053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Deadline to register a team is Sept. 3. ... UA Avalanche 16U Gold Softball is looking for a starting pitcher. Contact Lee for a personal tryout at (716)417-6401. ... Fall men’s, women’s and coed leagues forming for nightly play (eight weeks and all teams make playoffs). Call The Dugout at 625-9933 or visit www.dugoutbarsports.com. ... Dugout Bar is hosting a coed tournament on Sunday, Sept. 7. Entry fee is $75 for the double elimination tournament and includes a free buffet for players. Call The Dugout at 625-9933 or visit www.dugoutbarsports.com.
VOLLEYBALL: Fall rec and power leagues are forming on lighted sand courts. Call The Dugout at 625-9933 or Bryan at 361-9515 or visit www.dugoutbarsports.com.
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