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Jack Jerge and Jerry Stockman were inducted to the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (Western New York District Board 53) Hall of Fame at Board 53's annual awards banquet.

Receiving 25-year awards for service were Richard Andrzejewski, Doug Bruch, Dennis Piekarski, Norm Suchyna, James Ryan and Dennis Weiss.

Pioneer Central coach Mike Haskell accepted the Ves Pennell Award for sportsmanship.

Mike Lonski was re-elected to another term as Board 53 president. He is joined by Piekarski, first vice president; Dan Nostrant, second vice president; Bob Miske, executive secretary; Pete Carbone, treasurer; Mark Clifford, interpreter; John Bycina, sergeant-at-arms; and the board of directors: Steve Allen, Benji Bluman, Pete Calieri and Dave Hoch.

The Depew Saints won the New York State Midget A youth hockey championship in Glens Falls by posting a 5-0 record in the tournament, including a 5-2 decision over the Long Island Gulls in the championship game.

The Saints advance to the Midget A Nationals April 1-5 in Chicago.

Depew's top scorers in the tournament were Mike LoCicero and Gary Hill with eight goals each. Goaltenders Shawn Conschafter and Adam Shine allowed a total of only five goals between them in the five games.

The team is coached by Joe Marszalek.

What's happening

AUTO RACING: Race Communications Association, a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organization formed in 1951 to promote safety at Watkins Glen, will conduct a membership drive Saturday and Sunday at the Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga. Volunteers are being sought for the whole season at Watkins Glen International. All workers must at least 18 years old and will attend a training seminar on April 18. Volunteers are needed in flagging and communications, pits, grid, medical, paddock, worker support and timing and scoring. Call Sylvan Barlow at 289-8007.

BASKETBALL: The Police Athletic League of Buffalo boys city championships are Saturday at Medaille College. Age division championships are at: 10 a.m. (10-12), 11 a.m. (13-14), Noon (15-16). Foe information, call 851-5809. . . . Open tryouts for the fourth annual ACE Boys High School Basketball All-Star game will be at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center. Tryouts are: April 6 and April 7 at 6 p.m.; April 8 and April 9 at noon. Anyone playing for his school's varsity team is eligible.

BILLS BOOSTERS: The Buffalo Bills Booster Club meets 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Radisson Hotel and Suites, 4243 Genesee St., Cheektowaga. Tickets will be available for the club's annual Bob Kalsu Memorial Night at the Races, April 25 at Buffalo Raceway. Proceeds go toward a $1,000 annual scholarship for a college-bound student.

BOAT RACING: Grand Prix America and the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association host a raffle night April 4 to benefit boat racing on the Niagara River. The evening runs 7:30 to midnight at American Legion Post 264, 60 Main St., Tonawanda.

COACHING: Mount Mercy Academy in Buffalo is looking for an assistant varsity softball coach who is available immediately. Call Kate Lynch at 825-8796 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. . . . Immaculata Academy seeks a girls junior varsity basketball coach for next season. Letters of application must be submitted to athletic director Pat Burns at the school by May 1.

GOLF: Delaware, Cazenovia and South Park golf courses are scheduled to open April 25. Season golf passes will be sold at the following locations: Parkside Lodge -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13-14 and April 20-21; Connors-Kait Harrity Pool, Abbott Road -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 15-17 and April 22-24, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 18 and April 25. Call 884-9682 or 851-5806. . . . Season permits for Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland golf courses will be on sale from Erie County. Sales at Elma Meadows will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16-17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 2. Sales at Grover Cleveland will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23-24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9. Permits for senior citizens (62 and over) and youths (16 and under) require proof of age. For details, call Grover (836-7398), Elma Meadows (652-5475) or the county parks office (858-8355).

HOCKEY: The North Buffalo Hockey Association hosts tryouts for the Thundercats travel teams on the following dates: Mites, March 30, 31, April 1, 6-7 p.m.; Squirts, March 30, 31, April 1, 7-8 p.m.; Pee Wees, April 6, 7 (7-8 p.m.), 11 (1-2 p.m.); Bantams, April 6 (8-9), 8 (7-8), 11 (1-2); Midgets, April 7, 8 (8-9), 11 (2-3). Call 875-1966.

SOFTBALL: Teams are needed for Southtowns Tavern Men's League. Call 648-3799. . . . The 13th annual Earlybird slow-pitch tournament is May 9-10 at Krull Park in Olcott. Call Rick Gill at 433-0813. . . . The Erie County Metro league is taking applications for men's and coed teams. Call 684-7000. . . . Several Cheektowaga slow-pitch leagues have openings for men and women. Contact Frank Piacente at 897-7207. . . . The Lancaster/Depew Ponytails league hosts a spaghetti dinner 1-7 p.m. April 4 at Depew Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave.. Donation is $6 adults, $4 seniors and children under 12, free for under 3. . . . A fish fry April 3 will help the Maryvale Lady Flyers raise funds for a spring training trip to Florida. The dinner is 4-7:30 p.m. at Saint Barnabas Church Hall, 2049 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Cost is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $3.50 for children under 10. Call 684-1210.

RECREATION: The Buffalo Sport & Social Club is organizing coed leagues in the following sports: volleyball, touch football, indoor soccer, and men's and women's basketball. Call 886-3068.
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