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Arthur Eberhart Sr. of Niagara Falls is the state winner of a 1997 Heroes Award from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association.

Eberhart, a retired police lieutenant, has overseen daily operations of the Niagara Falls Police Athletic League since 1980. He was instrumental in starting the midnight basketball league and a $7,000 yearly scholarship program.

Eberhart will receive a $100 cash award and a $400 donation toward the PAL chapter. He is also in the running for a national heroes award.
Two equestrians from Western New York competed in the United States Equestrian national three-day eventing championships in Maryland.

Bonnie Mosser on Victor was 28th and Darren Chicacchia on Jaguar was 29th. Mosser is formerly from East Aurora and Chicacchia teaches and trains from his farm in Springville.

What's happening

BASKETBALL: The John F. Kennedy Community Center is forming a boys and girls league to begin Nov. 7. Call Willie Simmons at 854-1094 between 2-10 p.m. weekdays.

CARD SHOW: The North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, hosts its first sports card and memorabilia show on Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 874-6133.

HOCKEY: The West Seneca Wings Bantam II team presents a fund-raiser Nov. 7 titled "A Night at the Races." Contestants will wager on videotaped horse races, with proceeds benefiting the team. Post time is 6:30 p.m. at the Iron Workers Hall, 196 Orchard Park Road, and a $10 donation is asked. Call 675-6443. . . . A power-skating program directed by Cheri Shaw will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Hockey Outlet ice complex starting Nov. 18. Call 636-7401.

LACROSSE: Sportsplex in North Tonawanda is registering players for various indoor leagues. Call 694-8877.

SOFTBALL: The Plant 6 tournament team holds a 20th-year reunion 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Malone's, 3020 Delaware Ave. Call 876-8425.
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