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Bulletin Board / News, notes and upcoming events

Town of Tonawanda native Diane Dillon was recently named head coach of the new women's ice hockey team at Oswego State.

Oswego will play as a fully accepted member of the Division III ECAC Women's West in the 2006-07 season. Oswego State's schedule will be comprised of 14 conference games and approximately six additional non-conference games. Other ECAC Women's West members include Buffalo State, Chatham, Cortland, Elmira, Neumann, Plattsburgh and Utica.

Dillon, just completed her fifth season as assistant coach for women's ice hockey at Cornell University.

Dillon, a graduate of Kenmore East and Cornell, is one of the most prominent players in the program's history. She stands seventh in Big Red history in goals (65), fifth in assists (79), and sixth in total points (144). She was a team MVP in her freshman year and served as a team captain for three years, helping the Big Red to Ivy League championships in 1979 and 1980, and shared the Ivy League title in 1981.

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BADMINTON: The Badminton Club of Greater Buffalo is now accepting registration for its Monday night indoor league. The league runs from April through June from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Lindbergh Elementary School in Kenmore. For details, call 873-9800.

BASEBALL: The Niagara Police Athletic League has openings on its boys 14-and-under travel team. An organizational meeting will be held for players and parents at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Niagara Falls High School. For more information, contact Louis Paonessa at 297-4422 or . . . The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department and the Ken-Ton Kiwanis will offer a Mite Baseball League for ages 7-8 and a T-ball program for ages 5-6 beginning June 3. Resident registration is under way with nonresident registration beginning April 17th. Registration, which is $40 for residents and $75 for non-residents for baseball and $35 and $80 for T-ball, will be held at the Youth, Parks and Recreation office from 9 a.m. to noon at 2440 Sheridan Drive. Registration must be done in person. Contact Mike Smith or Michelle Holden at 831-1001 for more information

BASKETBALL: Niagara University's spring developmental camp will be held from April 17-19. The camp includes fundamental stations, lectures, mini clinics, contests, team play and swimming. No high school student may attend. For more information, call Carolyn at 286-8605.

HOCKEY: The Buffalo Regals girls 14-and-under travel team will have tryouts for the 2006-07 season at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at Holiday Twin Rinks. For more information call Larry Blas at 656-0374. . . . Buffalo Inline Hockey Group is looking for new players for its spring season which begins in April. Games are played at the EPIC Center on Wehrle Drive. Players in all age groups are invited to call Rich at 773-1188 or 689-4090.

MARTIAL ARTS: Western New York Mixed Martial Arts will host a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu seminar from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at the WNYMMA Academy at 215 Walnut St. in Lockport. The cost of the seminar is $60. For more information, call 433-8683 or visit

SOFTBALL: The Amherst Lightning 16-and-under fast pitch team is looking for an outfielder and a pitcher. Please call John Tripi at 602-0486.

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