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Calling all camps!

The Buffalo News plans to run its annual directory of summer camps in the WNY area on May 7. If you would like your camp listed, please e-mail the information to or mail it to Dennis Danheiser, Assistant Sports Editor, Buffalo News Sports Department, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y., 14240. There is no charge.


The Buffalo Regals Tier I Midget team won another New York State Amateur Hockey Association championship. The crew led by General Manager Robert Maxick and head coach Mike Mondoux won its 13th straight title over the weekend, securing a trip to the USA Hockey National Championships by beating Wheatfield, 6-3, in the title game Sunday in Rochester.

Members of the team include Derek Blanchard, Dylan Blujus, Chris Bradley, Joseph Casale, Harrison Civin, Michael Crowley, Matthew Darlak, Tyler Gjurich, Seth Hamilton, Thomas Hanna, Joshua Kielich, Carl Lester, Daniel Mele, Vince Pettrone, Shane Reese, Michael Rotolo, Ryan Sedney, David Seward, Alex Silvia and Jase Stahlecker. Mondoux's assistant coaches include Anthony Tomasula, John Coyle and Eric Doering.

The Regals, who will return to action in the national tournament April 7-11 in Chicago, weren't the only area team to recently qualify for nationals next month.

The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Tier II Midget Minor team won the state championship over the weekend in Long Island to earn a bid to the USA Hockey National Championships. The Junior Purple Eagles won five games in the state tournament, outscoring their opponents, 35-3. The nation's No. 2-ranked team secured its trip to nationals with a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Bisons. The national tournament will be April 7-11 in West Chester, Pa.

Members of the team include: Brandon Washburn, Sean Dungan, Adam Dikeman, Austin Crossley, Patrick Thompson, Ryan Stayner, Phil Kane, Steve Gentner, Tyler Tubinis, Chris Chapin, Aaron Wanat, Charlie Stein, Cody Wagner, Cullen Hensley, Jon Haynes, Bryan Komasara, Luke Hazelet, Derek Stein, Alex Wagner and Nick Bruno. The head coach is John Bruno who is assisted by Dave Tubinis, Bill Wagner and Rick Stein.

Niagara's 14-and-under Tier II girls team also qualified for nationals by winning the state tournament two weeks ago at Saranac Lake. Members of the team that will participate in nationals April 7-11 in East Lansing, Mich., include Jillian Long, Alexis Becker, Natalie Goeddertz, Lauren March, Katie Marotta, Taylor Scheuing, Alyssa Dollendorf, Maddi Toczek, Caitlin Mitchell, Marielle Buffamonte, Annmarie Catalano, Alyssa Cardina, Paloma D'Auria, Brianna Cardina, Taylor Schiffhauer, Abby Nashwinter, Rachel Ziarnowski and Jasmine Ricard. The team is coached by John Dollendorf. Assistant coaches are Bob Schiffhauer, Pete Becker and Joe Cardina.


The Orchard Park Gymsters level 4 gymnastics team placed first at the early season states in Utica on Sunday. Winning gold medals for the Gymsters were: Rebecca Obrochta (floor), Libby Berry (beam), Kiera Callahan (beam), Ryleigh Whitcomb (level 5, floor), Anna Giannicchi (level 5, bars) and Carrissa Turner (level 7, vault).

Silver medals were awarded to Becky Wajda, Kylie Backus, Jenna Mullett, Madison Wild, Emily Zimmerman, Lauren Blair, Shannon Coyne, Courtney Bondanza, Obrochta and Whitcomb. Jordan Gray, Sam Smith, Berry and Obrochta won bronze medals.


Todd Miller and Ken White teamed up to win the Buffalo Tennis Series men's 30 and over doubles title Sunday at the Miller Tennis Center. Miller and White defeated Mark Ahrens and Barry Olsen, 6-3, 6-3.


Orchard Park senior Phil Aronica and West Seneca West junior Courtney Otto, members of Buffalo's STAR swim club, recently qualified for the USA Junior National team that will compete in Dublin, Ireland, from April 25-May 4. Aronica finished third in the 100-yard backstroke at the 2010 National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals in Orlando, Fla., with a time of 49.41 seconds. Otto finished second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:16.51 to qualify for the team.


BASKETBALL: The Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Avenue needs teams for a Friday night league. Call Rick at 444-4906.

BICYCLING: The Big Wheels Club of Tonawanda is having an open house from 1-3 p.m. March 27 at the Zion United Church of Christ, Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Town of Tonawanda. Call Barb (625-8308) or Evalyn (688-0849).

FIELD HOCKEY: Elite Sports Training will run a defensive skills clinic from noon-2 p.m. April 10. Visit, e-mail or call Jesse at 390-2034.

GOLF: Pro Golf Discount and the Town of Tonawanda will host the 10th annual Demo Fest from 5-9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road. The event is free. Salesmen and technical representatives from 14 of golf's top manufacturerers will be present. Call 834-0521. . . . Amherst Deputy Supervisor Guy Marlette will hold a golf course informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Amherst Town Hall, 5583 Main St. Improvements at Audubon Golf Course will be discussed.

INLINE HOCKEY: The Town of Cheektowaga is accepting coaching applications for the Buffalo Storm travel season. Coaches are needed in the following divisions: squirt (under-10), peewee (U12) bantam (U14), midget (U16) and midget (18U). The season is held in May and June with tryouts slated for April 25 at the Cheektowaga Recreation Center. Call Tony Pierino at 867-8349.

SOCCER: Delaware Soccer Club is holding registration for the spring house season. Children in pre-kindergarten (age 4) through eighth grade are eligible. The season runs from May 3-June 26. Cost is $85 until March 31 and $105 until April 18. Visit or call 833-3616 to register. Registration will also be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods in the Galleria Mall and 9 a.m.-noon April 17 in Delaware Park.

SOFTBALL: Teams are being accepted for adult men's and coed leagues. Games will be played Monday-Thursday nights beginning May 10. Go to or call Mike at 553-3839. . . . South Buffalo Softball is accepting entries for the upcoming slow-pitch season from noon-3 p.m. April 10 at Wiechec's Lounge, 1748 Clinton St. A $150 deposit is required to hold a spot. Call Mickey at 824-4724 or Kevin at 510-5667. . . . Men's and coed teams are needed for the Porter's Pub league. Call Rick at 444-4906.

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