The Western New York chapter of U.S. Lacrosse will induct seven individuals into the Western New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame Saturday in HSBC Arena's Harbour Club.
The 6 p.m. ceremony will precede Saturday night's Buffalo Bandits game and will feature the inductions of Deborah Clark, LeeAnn Fronckowiak, John Faller, Don Scully, Matt Szydlowski, Frank Lewis and Darris Kilgour. They will join the current hall of John Wesley Patterson (1993), Harry Wilhelm (1994), Carol Patterson (1995), Marion "Taddy" Dann (1996) and Beth Stone (1997).
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door; tickets for the Bandits game are also required for entry and are available at a discount to those attending the ceremony. More information and ticket forms are available at www.nyslacrosse.net.
Eighteen area high school students will be honored at the 40th annual Tom Hewitt Sports Award Dinner on May 1 at Niagara County Community College.
The event, which begins at 5 p.m., will have former Niagara University and Utah Jazz basketball coach Frank Layden as its featured speaker. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to the top male and female candidates. Judging is based on scholastic achievement, athletic achievement, school and community involvement, and a personal interview.
Male nominees are: Robert Goris of Grand Island, Timothy Violante of Lewiston-Porter, Ryan Rimmer of Lockport, Andrew McCue of Niagara Catholic, Tom Jeffs of Niagara Falls, Steve Warchocki of Niagara-Wheatfield, Matthew Scalice of North Tonawanda, Nathan Beutel of Starpoint, and Dennis Pollow of Wilson.
Female nominees are: Amanda George of Grand Island, Sara Baker of Lewiston-Porter, Angela Sandell of Lockport, Jennifer Caldwell of Niagara Catholic, Kelly Goodwin of Niagara Falls, Carley Guariglia of Niagara-Wheatfield, Alice Schutz of North Tonawanda, Stephane Meyer of Starpoint and Ashley Love of Wilson.
BANQUET: The date of the Niagara men's and women's basketball banquet has been moved to Sunday. It will be held at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls. The event starts at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25; call 286-8605 for reservations.
BOXING: The Lackawanna Community Boxing Club will host an amateur fight night featuring boxers from New York and Canada on Saturday at Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Call 823-4195.
WATER SAFETY: There will be a five-week jet ski certification course starting on April 21 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 860, Main and Sweeney Streets, North Tonawanda. The course is designed to provide the skills needed to pilot any watercraft including power and sailboats, jet skis, jet boats and personal watercraft. Call Ken at 692-2159 or Dick at 693-5846.
SOFTBALL: The Ken-Ton area league has openings for men and co-ed teams. There are no residency requirements. Call Kathie at 876-7654. . . . Jimmy B's is accepting teams and individuals for the spring/summer leagues in men's C&D Recreation, men's C&D money leagues and co-ed recreation. Call Syndi at 625-8733 or visit: www.infernobaseball.com
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