Hawk Creek Wildlife Center in East Aurora will hold its 17th annual Wildlife & Art Festival in Renaissance style Saturday and Sunday.
Each day will feature a release of barn owls hatched in Hawk Creek's breeding project. There will also be bald eagles on display, and many other demonstrations.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is $10 per adult, $8 for seniors, $5 for children and $25 for a family pass. Tickets are at the Walden Galleria mall customer service desk, at the gate, call 652-8646 or see www.hawkcreek.org.
The Cheektowaga Indians 16-under baseball team represented Erie County in the 17-team Mickey Mantle State Tournament last weekend in Albany, where they went 4-1 to finish second.
Team members are: Sean Flack, Cleveland Hill; Aaron Gorski, St. Francis; Eric Helsel, Garrett and Steve Kensy, Eric Liddle, Matt Mohr, Justin Nowak and Austin Weber, Maryvale; Mike Maloney and Matt Sanscraine, Cheektowaga; Gary Schmelzer, St. Mary's.
The Riverside Soccer Club Express boys under-16 team from Buffalo won five of six games to finish second at the USA Cup at the National Sports Center in Minneapolis. The USA Cup is the largest youth soccer tournament in North America and attracted 981 teams from 31 states and 20 countries.
Riverside won all three of its qualifying games. In the quarterfinals it beat KC United, 3-2 on penalties, and in the semifinals they topped Meadhaven United from Jamaica, 2-0. In the final, they fell to AC Pumas, 1-0.
Team members were: Nick Salvatore, Colin Morrissey, David Karwick, Andy Spears, Kyle Westerholt, Justin Stevens, Dan Caffery, Peter Murrer, Matt Contino, Brian Hirschey and Mark Farmelo.
FITNESS: A new training and fitness center, First Athletics and Sports Training, opens in August upstairs in the Amherst Pepsi Center. For open house schedule, call 632-2799.
GOLF: The second annual Jerry Gemmer/Bill Kaminska Memorial Golf Tournament will be Aug. 19 at Chestnut Hill Country Club in Darien Center. Shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer. Call Dan Gemmer at 695-6970 or Dale Guynn at 691-7941. . . . The Police Athletic League of Buffalo will be offering a youth 9-hole tournament open to boys and girls ages 8-17 at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Cazenovia Park. Call 884-9681 to preregister.
HOCKEY: Steal the Show has openings in its elite defensemen camp, to be held Aug. 16-23 at Leisure Rinks in Orchard Park. Girls and boys 12-17 are welcome. Call 627-2758. . . . The Bald Eagles 30-over and 40-over leagues will start Sept. 8 at Holiday Twin and Leisure rinks. An organizational meeting is planned for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Holiday. Call John McFall or Ron Nowakowski at 685-3660.
RUGBY: Police Athletic League clinics on the fundamentals of rugby will be Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls 8-17 at Delaware Park's Rugby Field. There is a $10 fee and preregistration is required. Call 884-9681.
SCUBA: Police Athletic League clinics on the basics on scuba diving will be Aug. 9 and Aug. 16 at Connors, Kait, Harrity Natatorium at Cazenovia Park from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This is an adult/child clinic and preregistration is required. There is a $10 fee per person. Call 884-9681.
SOCCER: A girls JV coach is needed in the Frontier School District. Call 926-1704. . . . Nichols School needs a boys JV coach. Please send resume to Nichols Athletics, 1250 Amherst St., Buffalo, NY 14216.
SOCCER OFFICIALS: The Western New York Boys High School Soccer Officials Association will conduct a clinic for new candidates Monday, Aug. 9 and and Aug. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Phillip Sheridan School, Room 123, 3200 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. The fee for the clinic is $15. For information, call John Kramer at 627-7567.
SOFTBALL: The Warsaw Thunder 14-under fast-pitch travel team will hold tryouts Aug. 28. Call Bob Kersch at (585) 786-0522 or see www.eteamz.com/warsawthunder.
VOLLEYBALL: A coed tournament called the KEVA Spikefest will be held Aug. 8 at the Olean Times Herald's volleyball courts. Power, semipower, high school and recreational teams are welcome. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Entry is $60, with proceeds to benefit the KEVA Junior Olympics girls club. Call Carrie Shufelt at (585) 233-0379 or Tom Roof at 372-7111.
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