The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association plans to offer three college scholarships to students in Western New York and Southern Ontario for the 1997-98 school year.
The awards are open to legal residents within the 716 and 905 area codes who are enrolling in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year school.
Applicants must complete a form available at the Marine Midland Arena Team Store, Stanfield's Office Furniture, 4998 Harlem Road, Amherst, or the Penn Center in St. Catharines.
For details call Gil Chorbajian at 855-4588.
Salamanca native Pete Lee has been named assistant to head football coach Rocky Reese at Shippensburg (Pa.) University.
A 1983 Cornell graduate, Lee has coached at Cornell, West Chester, and most recently at Morehead (Ky.) State, where he has been offensive line coach for the past three seasons.
Quarterback Jay Cross ran for one touchdown and passed to Amier Willis for another to lead the visiting Buffalo Warriors to a 28-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Outlaws in the International Football League opener for both teams Saturday.
Buffalo's Benny Banamo led defensive linemen with 11 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries. Teammate Sam Galino made 6 tackles, recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass.
The Warriors host the Syracuse Storm Saturday at 7 p.m. at Lewiston-Porter Stadium.
In the New York Football League, the Buffalo Gladiators (2-1) lost their first regular season game in nearly two years, losing, 14-8, on the road to the Batavia Bandits (2-2). The Gladiators were 21-1 in their last 22 regular-season games, including last season's perfect 10-0 in the Mid-Continental Football League.
Rico Hunter had a 10-yard touchdown run for the Gladiators in the second quarter and Dave Bucheit registered a third-quarter safety. Quarterback John Augustine was 18 of 29 for 197 yards. Buffalo had a 286-127 edge in total offense and didn't punt all night but lost four fumbles inside the Batavia 15-yard line.
The Gladiators will look to start a new win streak Saturday when they host the Syracuse Express at 5 p.m. at Lackawanna High School.
A Police Athletic League baseball team from the Buffalo area is among 15 competitors in this week's National PAL 16-under tournament in Niagara Falls. Coached by John McMahon, Vince Capalaces and Bob Williams, the club plays at 10 a.m. today and 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Niagara University and at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Sal Maglie Stadium. Semifinals begin Friday at Niagara.
The Buffalo area's Lou Gehrig 13-year-old Babe Ruth tournament team recently won District and New York State titles and will compete in the Mid-Atlantic regional tournament Aug. 1-8 at Corning. The winner will advance to the Babe Ruth World Series Aug. 16-23 at Clifton Park.
The team is managed by Tom Burke with coaches Bob Buzzard and Rick Mariano.
BOXING: The Buffalo Police Athletic League will host the Ilio DePaolo Memorial amateur boxing show at 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Cudney Park, 103 Harrison St., near Seneca and Bailey. Admission is free.
HOCKEY: The West Seneca Youth Hockey Association will host the Fall Classic for Bantam "AA" teams Oct. 16-19. Interested teams should call Bob at 674-7392 after 8 p.m.
ROLLER HOCKEY: Members of the Buffalo Wings will be instructors at the Cheektowaga Instructional Roller Hockey Camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 4 at Cheektowaga Town Park. Call 897-7218.
RUNNING: The Town of Cheektowaga's annual Crabapple Run and Fun Walk is scheduled at 9 a.m. Saturday Stiglmeier Park, 810 Losson Road. Call 897-7202.
SOFTBALL: Teams needed for the Labor Day slow pitch tournament at Houghton Park Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Call 837-6433.
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