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Bulletin Board / Notes and upcoming events

Steeplechase and a variety of horse and dog races will be the main attractions in the 77th Genesee Valley Hunt Race Meet, Oct. 8 in Geneseo.

Horses sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association will race for purses of more than $30,000.

There will be a variety of activities for spectators, including a tailgate-picnic competition, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, stick horse races for kids and boutiques.

Events begin at 10 a.m. at the Nations Farm, on Nations Road off Route 39, north of the Village of Geneseo.

Admission for children 12-under is free, while adults pay $8 or $6 for presale tickets at Wegmans. Parking is also free.

More details are available at, or by calling (585) 243-4218.

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Olympic swimming gold medalist Ed Moses will give a clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Koessler Athletic Center, Canisius College. Swimmers 8 and older are welcome; the cost is $75 and each swimmer will get an autograph from Moses. To register call Canisius swimming and diving coach Laura Trzybinski at 888-2963 or e-mail

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Bert's Bikes & Sports in Orchard Park will host a motorcycle run Saturday afternoon, with proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army's Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Registration will start at 10 a.m. at the store at 4050 Southwestern Blvd., with the 50-mile ride to begin at 1 p.m. Registration is $25 for single riders, $40 for two. Participants may register online at, or at the Pour House in Hamburg.

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BASEBALL: The Buffalo Wings youth travel organization is planning tryouts for all age groups for the 2006 season. Tim Crowley (824-1672) has details, or see . . . The WNY Stars, a travel team for 11-year-olds, will hold tryouts 3 p.m. Saturday at the North Cheektowaga Athletic Association Field, Union Road at George Urban Boulevard. Call Karl Malkowski at 895-1343.

BASKETBALL: The Basketball Coaches Association of New York will hold a coaching clinic Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Binghamton. Headline speakers will include Marquette's Tom Crean, South Carolina's Dave Odom, St. Joe's Phil Martelli and Massachusetts' Travis Ford. Coaches of any level are welcome. Registration is $60 in advance, $65 at the door. Contact Dave Archer at (607) 785-7032,, or see . . . The Boys and Girls NCAA League, which plays Saturdays at the Maryvale Middle School and intermediate gyms, will begin Nov. 19. Registration is 7-10 tonight in the Maryvale High School cafeteria. There are boys and girls divisions for third through eighth grades. Call Tim Buczkowski at 864-4674.

FOOTBALL: A four-on-four flag football tournament will be held Oct. 1 at Grand Island High School. Age groups are grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12, 18-25 and adult. Cost is $10 per player. Call Jenepher Banker at 773-8825 to register by Sept. 28.

GYMNASTICS: Classes for ages 3-4 and 5-older will be held starting Oct. 3 at Theodore Roosevelt School, 2495 William St., Cheektowaga. The monthly class fee is $10. Call Eileen Skowronski at 897-2485.

RACQUETBALL: The Western New York Racquetball Association Junior Development Program begins its fall session 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the Buffalo Athletic Club on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst. Call Greg Maliken at 838-5860 or e-mail

SOFTBALL: The Amherst Lightning and Amherst Thunder girls fast-pitch travel teams will hold tryouts for 12-under, 14-under, 16-under and 18-under teams on Saturday, 9-11 a.m., at the Amherst Pepsi Center fields. Call John Tripi at 602-0486.

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