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BASEBALL: The Hertel-North Park Youth League has openings at all levels for boys (baseball) 5 1/2 -15 years and girls (softball) 5-16 years. All games will be at Shoshone Park. For information, call 862-0243. . . . Certified instructor and Western New York Baseball Hall of Famer Bob Plezia will hold hitting clinics for youth baseball coaches at the following: Lockport High School, April 16, 1 p.m. (Call Jim Conley at 434-6491); Northwest Buffalo Community Center, April 23, 9 a.m. (John Francos, 868-6603); Bolivar High School, April 24, 1 p.m., (Tom Wight at 585-928-1208). Plezia can be reached at 633-2522 or

HOCKEY: The Wheatfield Blades will hold Tier I girls 14-under and 16-under tryouts on Sunday, and April 14 at 7:20 p.m. at The Hockey Outlet. Call 625-6228. . . . The Tonawanda Lightning Girls AA team has several openings. Tryouts will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hyde Park Ice Arena in Niagara Falls for 14U and at 7:15 for 19U. There will be an additional tryout at 6 p.m. on April 14 at Riverside Ice Rink for both teams. Call Bill Pavone (875-8136) for 1 4/1 2U and Bill Lenz (836-7131) for 19 U. . . . The spring beginner league Division I program for boys and girls 4-8 will start April 16 at Leisure Rinks, Orchard Park. Most games will be on Saturdays and Sundays at Holiday Twin Rinks and Leisure Rinks. Cost is $110 for 10 games and five practices. Call Holiday at 685-3660 or register online at

RUGBY: The Orchard Park Youth Rugby Under-15 club will hold signups before its first practice on Thursday at Burman Field (Lakeview Avenue off Abbott Road) from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There are no residency restrictions. More information can be found at