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Bulletin Board (Aug. 19)

Bill Polian, the NFL Hall of Famer and general manger of the Bills’ Super Bowl teams, will sign autographs at Bases Loaded Sports (794 French Road, Cheektowaga) from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 17. Autographs cost $50 each and will include an inscription. Photos, helmets and other memorabilia will be available for purchase. Items can be dropped off in advance. For more information call 656-0066 or email


BASEBALL: The 10U Junior Thunderwolves will hold tryouts on Monday at Niagara County Community College baseball diamonds, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The Junior Thunderwolves train year-round at both NCCC and the Kenan Center’s baseball/softball facility in Lockport. Weekly team and position-specific training sessions are designed and supervised by qualified and experienced professional coaches. Visit or contact Lou Oliveri at 481-5753 or ... Titans baseball is hosting a youth Fall Ball league. Visit or email The eight-week program runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Sundays from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30. ... The 2017 Lake Effect 14U team from Orchard Park is looking for one player to fill out its roster. Call Ted at (814) 598-8963 for information on a tryout. ... The 14U Cheektowaga Southline Warriors will host tryouts for the 2017 season at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28th at Southline Little League Diamond Z. Contact coach Jerry Stachura with questions or to set up a personal tryout prior to Aug. 28 at 861-1132 or

BOWLING: Classic Lanes has a opening for one women’s team on Wednesday nights and one men’s on Monday nights. Call Andy at 873-3383.

HOCKEY: A new adult league for novice skaters, or players who have been off the ice for a while, will be starting Sept. 23 at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. This unique program is for adults over the age of 18 and is limited to beginner and novice skaters. The league will feature a total of 12 games, a team jersey, referees and a scorekeeper. To ensure the best possible experience games will be closely supervised by league commissioners. Full equipment is required to participate. For more details and to register, visit or call 685-4373. ... Early bird pricing for the Buffalo Regals House League registration is ending soon. Boys and girls ages 3-12 can take advantage of the $325 Early Bird cost, which includes at least 40 ice sessions from September through February, as well as uniform, trophy, and banquet. Visit or call at 685-4373. There will also be in-person registration at Holiday Twin Rinks on Monday starting at 5 p.m. ... Only a handful of spots remain for the Buffalo Regals Beginner Hockey Program, which introduces the sport to boys and girls 3-9 years of age in a “cross-ice” or “station” multiple instructor environment. Sessions run twice a week from September to February. Fee is $180 and includes the instructional ice times, Regals jersey and year-end trophy and banquet. Full equipment required; equipment packages (available at Holiday Twin Rinks Pro shop) are available by request. Sign up at 5 p.m. Monday at Holiday Twin Rinks or visit

LACROSSE: The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy is running a boys and girls Fall Ball Academy for grades 1-12 at the Nichols School starting Sept. 11 and running until Oct. 16. Go to The Academy will also offer its My First Stick program for boys and girls ages 3-6 during the same time frame. That information can be found at Email for more.

PICKLE BALL: Pickle ball is now available five days a week at the Town of Hamburg Senior Community Center. The new schedule includes Saturdays (12:30 to 3:30 p.m.) through Sept. 24; Sundays (6 p.m.) through Dec. 18; and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (noon to 3 p.m.) through Dec. 30. The program for people 55 and over is located in the Donny Thiry Gymnasium, 4540 Southwestern Blvd. Teams will be formed depending on the number of participants per session. The cost is $3 per session/$15 per month to be paid on the day of participation. A waiver must be signed prior to play. For details, call Recreation Supervisor Marc Collins at Senior Services at 646-0665, ext. 304. The Town of Hamburg accepts payment through some health insurance programs, including Independent Health, Silver Sneakers and Univera Silver and Fit.

SOCCER: Sahlen’s Sports Park has opened registration for its fall session, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Men’s leagues run Tuesday and Thursday nights while coed leagues run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. For more information or to register visit or call 655-7529.

SOFTBALL: Registration is open for a coed slowpitch tournament in Alden on Saturday, Aug. 27. Fee is $150 per team and includes party. Call Wallace at 685-2218. ... Men’s and coed fall leagues forming. Call 870-0557.

TRACK AND FIELD: UB track and field announced the Garnham Throws Challenge, which honors coach Jim Garnham. It is an open competition in shot put, discus, hammer and javelin. Age groups range from U19 to 80-plus. Competitors need to bring their own implements. Those with questions should contact Vicki Mitchell at or 645-6815.

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