The North Cheektowaga Amateur Athletic Association/Kenmore girls 18-and-under softball team has qualified for the 16-team North American Sports Federation Fast Pitch World Series Aug. 1-3 in York, Pa.
It finished fourth last weekend in the Pennsylvania State Championships in Pittsburgh after competing locally in the Niagara Frontier Girls Softball Association. The team's record is 21-7.
The team consists of Sarah Bardak, Michelle Brown, Mary Ann Catalano, Jackie Hayward, Kendra Hettrich, Jackie Juzysta, Melissa King, Stephanie King, Dana Marella, Kim Myers, Justalene Olson, Angela Paulucci, Angela Scalzo, Cindi Todaro and coaches Joe Catalano and Mehrl King. Donations to support the team's travel expenses can be made by calling 892-6098.
The Western New York Soccer Officials Association has installed the following officers for the 1997 season: Mark Butler, president; Dick Matyjas, vice president; John Kramer, secretary; Mike Greenberg, treasurer; Mark Westerholt, interpreter and Bill DeGlopper, sergeant-at-arms.
A new officials clinic will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 5-7 at the Sheridan Building Community Room, 3200 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore. Candidates interested in officiating boys soccer should call Butler at 875-8530 during the day or Westerholt in the evening at 883-6752.
Brandon Ostrowski of Lancaster finished second in the nation for his age group at the Greco-Roman wrestling championships in Waterloo, Iowa. Ostrowski, wrestling at 90 pounds in the 11-12-year-old group, won five of seven matches in the week-long event. He lost to George Lynaugh of Minnesota in the final. Ostrowski is going to be a seventh grader at Aurora Middle School in Lancaster.
The Delaware Soccer Club Blast had mixed results in the boys under-15 Triple Crown national soccer finals in Denver earlier this month, winning one match, losing one and tying two. They beat the Colorado Ajax, 2-1, played to 1-1 ties with the Kentucky Crush and South Dakota Rapids, and lost to Minnesota Hotspur, 2-1.
Team members were Everett Scott, Jack Turner, Bean Baron, Dan O'Connor, Robert Warner, Chris Cinelli, Mark Boyd, Peter Shanley, Abdulla Fatah, Sean Devlin, Nii Quay, Joe Bennet, Peter Miller, Bob Cassere, Russ Carere, Matt Budney, Arron Graves and David Vaccaro. The Blast was coached by Dennis Horrigan and George Cotroneo.
FOOTBALL: For a ninth consecutive year, Trocaire College is conducting the Women Understanding Football program in conjunction with the Buffalo Bills and WBEN 930 AM. The five-week credit-free course is designed for novices and those with some basic knowledge of NFL football. Instructors will include Bills players Phil Hansen, Steve Tasker and Lonnie Johnson, along with members of the WBEN broadcast team. Classes will run Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. from Sept. 9 to Sept. 30 at Trocaire, 360 Choate Ave., Buffalo. The registration fee is $49 and enrollment is limited to 150. For information, call 826-1200, ext. 235.
SOCCER: The BSC Dynamo-Nike Premier team will hold tryouts for next year's under-15 boys team 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 5, 12, 14 at Reszel Junior High on Nash Road in North Tonawanda. Players must have been born after Aug. 1, 1982. Call Kevin O'Neil (743-9741) or Tom Perryman (837-0714). . . . Dynamo will conduct tryouts for under-14 and under-10 boys teams Aug. 8-15 at Hillview Elementary School in Lancaster. Under-14 is at 5:30 p.m., with the under-10 at 7 p.m. Call Tom Garigen (447-0960) or Angela Prabucki (434-4359). . . . The Amherst Soccer Association is looking for qualified coaches for its 1997-98 boys and girls travel programs. Call Ian Redpath at 888-2868 or 689-4793.
SOFTBALL: An Amateur Softball Association-sanctioned slow pitch tournament for Class B, C and D teams will be held Aug. 2-3 at Girard Boro Park in Girard, Pa. Each team is guaranteed three games. Call John Tramontano at (814) 774-5645.
TRACK & FIELD: The 12th annual Buffalo Belles and Brawn International Classic will be held Aug. 9-10 at Parker Field in the Town of Tonawanda. Masters, open and youth age-group competition will be featured. The meet begins at 8:45 a.m. each day. Call Carolyn DeWitt at 876-4323.
VOLLEYBALL: The Third Ward Social Club in North Tonawanda is accepting applications for its second session of outdoor sand play. The following leagues will be forming: Coed Recreational, Aug. 1; Men's 4s, Aug. 5; Women's Recreational, Aug. 6; and Women's B, Aug. 7. The Entry fee is $50. Call Norm Hebeler at 694-2571. . . . A coed recreational tournament to benefit the Variety Club Telethon is being hosted by Captain Kidds/Mickey Rats in Angola on Aug. 9. First prize is $1,000. Call 549-5782.