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The Buffalo Chariots, a wheelchair basketball team sponsored by the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, recently opened their 2000-2001 home season with two losses to the visiting Bay City Lighting. The next games will be a Nov. 18 doubleheader at 4:30 p.m. against the Rochester Silver Wheels at the Erie Community College South Campus.

The season -- against seven other Keystone Conference teams from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio -- runs until the middle of February. Admission is free. For details call Kevin Forczek at 551-4532.

What's happening

BASKETBALL: Niagara Frontier Officials Association is seeking new officials for the upcoming season. For details about classes, call Bob Steszewski at 549-2636. . . . Northwest Buffalo Community Center, 155 Lawn Ave., has openings for 54 boys and girls (age 8-12) in an eight-week instructional program. Call Frank Cunningham at 876-8108, ext. 15. . . . Two teams are needed for a 34-and-older Wednesday night league sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Ave. Call Peter Durham at 684-3333.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Teams needed for three-on-three leagues on Tuesday and Saturday evenings at Scoops All Sport, 305 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. . . . Cruisers Sports Arena, 9799 Porter Road, Town of Niagara, has an opening for a team in its adult league on Sundays. Call 283-0339.

FOOTBALL: Sahlen Sports Park is still accepting team and individual registrations for the Friday night open league. Call 655-7529.

LACROSSE: The Buffalo Bandits Booster Club will meet Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at PJ's Casual Dining, 1269 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. Call 879-0330 if you plan to attend. New members are welcome.

ROLLER HOCKEY: Cruisers Sports Arena, 9799 Porter Road, Town of Niagara, needs players and teams for youth (under 17, Saturday mornings) and adult (Friday nights) leagues. Call 283-3432.

SOCCER: The Ken-Ton Soccer Association will hold tryouts for travel teams on Saturday at Green Acres Elementary School, 205 Yorkshire Road, Town of Tonawanda. Boys should report at 10 a.m., girls at 1 p.m. Candidates must been born before Aug. 1, 1992. . . . The Town of Boston has extended its Sunday afternoon (4:30 to 6 p.m.) over-20 program from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5. Participants may register when the games begin behind the Town Hall at 8500 Boston State Road. For details call Councilman Stephen Tills at 646-3697.

SOFTBALL: Tryouts for a new 12-under girls travel team will be Sunday at 10 a.m. at Depew Fireman's Park. Call John Amrhein at 681-3124. . . . The Amherst Lightning will hold travel teams tryouts Saturday at the North Amherst Recreation Center (corner Millersport and New Road). Tryouts are: 12-and-under from 2-3 p.m., 14-and-under from 3-4:30 p.m., 16-under from 4:30-7 p.m. and 18-and-under from 4:30-7 p.m. Call Bob Gentner at 632-3674 or Earl Leising at 626-1241.

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