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The Hardcore Barbell Club of Buffalo finished third at the Mason-Dixon Open weightlifting competition Saturday in Frederick, Md.

All five members of the Buffalo squad finished in the top five in their weight classes: Tim Hoar (fourth, 77 kilograms), Jim Velasquez (fourth, 85 kilo.), John Schweikhard (fourth, 94 kilo.), Terry Wasliewski (fifth, 77 kilo.) and Michael Dizak (fifth, 105 kilo.). The team's third-place finish qualifies it for the 2000 American Open, which is scheduled to be held in Buffalo in December. The event, which featured teams from throughout the Northeast, was won by Pennsylvania's East Coast Gold.

What's happening

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL: Cleveland Hill will hold open registration for both sports for ages 15-18 Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cleve-Hill Elementary cafeteria. Call Mike Wagner at 875-3225 for details. . . . Tonawanda National Little League will hold registration Friday and Feb. 4 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday and Feb. 5 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at its clubhouse on Little League Drive off of Fletcher in the City of Tonawanda. Birth certificates are required for all new players. Call Jim Stein at 692-0845 for information.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan will address the Canisius College Cage Club at a luncheon Friday at noon at Chef's Restaurant. Reservations are not required.

ICE HOCKEY: The Buffalo Old Boys are seeking teams (35-older) to compete in their tournament Feb. 11-13 at City of Buffalo rinks. For information, call Porkey Palmer at 875-0515. . . . The West Seneca Association is seeking house and travel coaches for the 2000-01 season. Contact Kevin English at 674-0830 or Dick Lynch at 674-5934 or pick up an application at the West Seneca Pro Shop.

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