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Bulletin Board / Notes & upcoming events

The Buffalo Bisons and Niagara Miata Car Club are co-sponsoring "Roadsters at the Ballpark" to benefit Women's and Children's Hospital on Friday, July 27th.

The event will run from 5-7 p.m. with more than 60 Roadsters registered for the show. Tickets for the Bisons game for $10 are available through the car club (754-7284). Fans bringing a toy donation will receive two free tickets to a Bisons game in August.

Contact Mike Layman at 754-7284 or visit


The scholastic-aged shooting team from North Forest Rod and Gun Club from Lockport will participate in the Scholastic Clay Target National Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas.

This is the second time the club has sent a team featuring youths in grades 7-12 to the national event in which participants can earn scholarship money.

Among the youths that will participate in the event that will taped and aired on ESPN on a date still to be determined include the three-man team of Matt Lakes, 15, of Newfane; Tim Laubacker, 15, of Lockport; and Kyle Szlachta, 16, of Niagara Falls. The three-some recently captured first place at the state competition for scholastic clay and target shooters in the junior varsity division. Also in that division, North Forest trio of Julia Caffery, 15, of Lockport, Codie Berge, 15, of Lockport; and Cody Leathers, 14, of Newfane placed third.

Other team members participating in nationals include Lockport's Ryan Pomeroy, 15, Greg Laubacker, 14, Stephanie Gaskill, 14, and Adam Gaskill, 17; and 14-year-olds Brian Belviso of Niagara Falls and Steve Lakes of Newfane.


Matthew Grochala, 14, from the First Tee of Western New York has been selected to attend The First Tee Life Skills and Leadership Academy camp which runs through Tuesday.

Grochala is one of 96 teens selected to participate in the golf event in Manhattan, Kansas, in which First Tee participants are provided valuable character education and leadership instruction from the organization's life skills education curriculum along with Kansas State University's Leadership Studies Program.


Buffalo native Joseph Raccuia was named the head baseball coach at Radford University this week.

Raccuia, a former All-Catholic baseball player at Canisius High School, takes over at his alma mater after serving as the recruiting coordinator and hitting instructor at Alabama. He went to the Crimson Tide after spending two years as the head coach at Marist where he won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honor in 2005.

He is a 1995 graduate of Radford.


COACHING: Eden High School is looking for coaches for the following varsity, junior varsity and modified teams during the upcoming fall, winter and spring seasons:

Fall: Varsity girls swimming head and assistant coaches.

Winter: Varsity girls' bowling coach.

Interested candidates must send a cover letter and resume to Douglas Beetow, Director of Athletics, Eden Jr./Sr. High School, 3150 Schoolview Road, Eden, NY 14057.

SOFTBALL: Alden Men's Softball League Tournament (formerly the Whistle Stop) is scheduled for Aug. 11. Deadline for entries is Aug. 9. Call Joe Jankowski (913-5271) or Michael Zosh (440-1700).

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