Qualifiers for the second Nothing But Net basketball shooting contest, sponsored by the City of Buffalo Parks and Recreation Department and the Police Athletic League, will be held Monday.
There will be competition in five age groups for boys and girls: 10-under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. There will also be an over-50 division, to which some of the area's top senior players have been invited.
Participants will have 90 seconds to shoot from designated locations on the floor, which are assigned point totals. The highest score wins.
Winners compete in finals April 13 at the Hennepin Center. Call 851-5809 (days) or 873-1634 (evenings) for times and locations.
The 24th Biennial Niagara Invitational Figure Skating Competition runs today through Sunday at the Buffalo State College Ice Arena.
More than 350 skaters from more than 40 clubs will compete. Hosted by the Buffalo Skating Club, the event runs today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School will hold its annual Sports Nite program on April 1 at 7 p.m.
WGR Newsradio 55 personality Chuck "The Coach" Dickerson will be the featured speaker. Ch. 4 sportscaster Chuck Howard will be master of ceremonies.
Inductees into the Timon Sports Hall of Fame are: Roger Kremblas, Class of 1967; Michael Leary, '68; James Barnes, '79; Michael Robertson, '86; and Michael Doctor, '87.
Ed Rider, '70, will receive the Tom Sands Service Award.
A Chinese auction will feature a hockey stick autographed by the Buffalo Sabres; a stick signed by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Ramsey; a baseball bat signed by Boston Red Sox star Jose Canseco, and other memorabilia.
Tickets are available at the school or by calling 826-3615 or 826-3610.
BASEBALL: Call 662-9369 to register for the Southtowns YMCA T-Ball program for ages 4-7 Thursday evenings starting May 4.
BASKETBALL: Registration is under way for ages 8-10 and 11-13 for a program running Thursday evenings starting April 27 at the Southtowns YMCA. Call 662-9369.
FOOTBALL: The Lockport Invaders are having their informational banquet Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club on North French Road in Amherst. Call Mike Rusch at 735-3646. . . . The Buffalo Bills Booster Club meets Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel on Genesee Street at 7:45 p.m. . . . The Buffalo Flag League meeting will be held April 2 at 4 p.m. at Barnaby's on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
HOCKEY: The Buffalo Stampede of Roller Hockey International is offering clinics to youth clubs. Contact Kim DeGeorge at 876-7505.
SOCCER: The Southtowns YMCA is accepting registration for ages 8-10 and 11-13 for a program running Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons starting April 25. Call 662-9369.
SOFTBALL: Teams are needed for a benefit, double-elimination one-pitch tournament to be held May 13-14 at the Holland Elementary School diamonds. The fee is $125. Call Jon Gregor at 537-9370 for information. . . . Leagues are forming for men's and coed games played on Wednesday and Friday nights at Canisius' Demske Sports Complex. Call 838-3364 after 3 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL: Teams are needed for the coed, six-on-six Grand Champion Tournament to be held April 2 at UB's Alumni Arena. First prize in the open division ($120 entry fee) is $1,000 and in the rec division ($75 fee) is $250. Registration must be postmarked by March 27. Call 829-2935 for information. . . . The organizational meeting for the Outdoor Sand Volleyball and Horseshoe Leagues will be held April 10 at Brennan's Bowery Bar at Transit and Main. Call at 731-3766.