Joey Gardner scored six goals in the title game to help the Buffalo Regals Pee Wee Major hockey team win the New York State Tier I 12-and-under championship.
The Regals defeated the Syracuse Stars, 8-6, in the final, played at Buffalo State College Arena. The team will represent New York in the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament, to be held in Chicago April 1-5.
Christopher Mueller and Adam Regdos also scored in the win over Syracuse. The Regals went undefeated in four games before the final, defeating the Depew-Lancaster Saints, 4-1, Troy Academy, 4-2, Long Island, 3-2, and Nassau County, 6-5.
The Tonawanda Aquettes took first place and the Buffalo Swimkins were second at the East Zone Senior Synchronized Swimming Championships at Westfield, N.J.
Jessica Bilkey, Stacey Leiker and Jill Wright took first place for the Aquettes in the trio competition. Wright was second in solo and third in figure competition. Swimkins Shayna Kent and Lisa Menchetti were second in the duet.
Julie Caroll and Laura Gellin were third in duet.
Nine top teams consisting of 14- to 19-year-olds from across the East competed in the meet.
The Western New York Board of Officials for Women's Sports elected officers at its recent annual meeting. Picked to two-year assistant chairperson posts were: Brian Hansen (basketball), Lois Piscitelli (field hockey) and Marilyn Keough (volleyball). Chosen to two-year assignor posts were: Paul Leaper (basketball), Harris Wienke (field hockey) and Dan DiPirro (volleyball). Jack Syracuse was elected executive board treasurer.
Sportsmanship awards were given to Niagara Wheatfield basketball coach Lee Wallace, Amherst field hockey coach Jen Higgins and Ellicottville volleyball coaches Bob Suwicki and Terry Fuller.
The Niagara Scenic Junior A hockey club will hold tryouts for the 1998-99 season on April 10-11 at the West Seneca Recreation Center, 1250 Union Road.
Call Matt English at 677-4927 or David Braunstein at 854-7541 ex. 246.
BASEBALL: A new men's adult summer league is forming for players 30 and over. An organizational meeting is at 1 p.m. April 5 at Wiechec's Lounge, 1798 Clinton St. Call 835-3506.
BASKETBALL: Registration is open for the Phil Scaffidi Memorial Tournament to be held in April and May at the Gloria J. Parks Community Center. The event dates and age groups: April 20-26, men's 40-50 and men's 50-over; April 27-May 3, men's 6-foot-under and men's 30-40; May 4-9, boys 12-under and 14-under; May 11-17, boys 16-under and 18-under; May 18-21, girls 14-under and 18-under. Fees are $100 for men's teams and $75 for boys and girls teams. Call Kevin Ferguson at 832-1010.
BICYCLING: The Buffalo Bicycling Club will hold a new rider clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 4 at the University at Buffalo Amherst Campus, Room 19 of Clemens Hall. To attend, call Howie at 824-9118.
FLOOR HOCKEY: Scoops All-Sport needs teams for 3-on-3 non-checking men's leagues Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Call 694-6743 or 694-0860 after 4 p.m.
FOOTBALL: The Lockport Invaders semipro team will hold an informational meeting and registration for 1998 at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at the United Auto Workers Hall on Maple and Vine streets in Lockport. Call Doug Cooper at 439-0757.
HOCKEY: Tryouts for the West Seneca Wings Mite Major AAA team will be held at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Monday at the town rink on Union Road. Call Ron Schrader at 674-6444. . . . The Cazenovia Park Hockey Association travel team tryouts will be held at Cazenovia Ice Rink starting today and running through April 7. Today are Mite Tier II (5 p.m.) and Squirt Tier II (6 p.m.). Squirt Tier III is 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. For other tryouts call Joe Schieber at 822-5102.
LACROSSE: Registration for the Hamburg Knights Lacrosse Association summer season will be held at 7 p.m. April 2 at Erie Community College South Campus Building 5. Youths ages 8-17 may register. Call 822-0542.
SOFTBALL: A men's over-30 league needs teams for play in Amherst. No residency requirements. Call 884-4734. . . . The Buffalo Softball League is accepting applications. Call 873-6203. . . . A men's slow-pitch league that plays near McKinley Mall seeks teams. An organizing meeting is April 2. Call Jim at 668-5802. . . . Bisons Sports Park is registering teams for men's and co-ed leagues to start in May. Call 625-8733 or 625-9350. . . . The Lackawanna Recreation Department is accepting teams for Men's A, B and C fast-pitch leagues, 30-and-over slow-pitch play, women's recreational and competitive slow-pitch leagues and a co-ed league. Call Angelo at 827-6455. . . . Hillery Park Figure-8 Softball League in South Buffalo seeks at least three teams. Call 822-6408. . . . Call 636-8982 or 896-8511 for two different leagues seeking men's slow-pitch teams.
TENNIS: Anyone interested in becoming an umpire is invited to a U.S. Tennis Association clinic sponsored by the University at Buffalo to be held from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 209 Clark Hall on UB's Main Street Campus. There is no fee to attend. Due to limited enrollment, call Lynn Ritchie at 829-3544 or UB coach Russ Crispell at 829-3545. Individuals with prior competitive tennis experience are desired. . . . The Niagara Frontier Community Tennis Association is seeking representatives from Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties to be board members. Call Lynn Ritchie 829-3544.
TOUCH FOOTBALL: Teams still needed for a touch-football tournament to be held Saturday. Cash prizes to the top three teams in a double-elimination format. Call Dave at 947-0132 or Carmen at 549-6181.
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