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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.


Seven University at Buffalo student-athletes will attend the NCAA's Career In Sports Forum May 11-14 in Indianapolis. They are Martina Pettenuzzo and Nina Connell (women's soccer), Casey Derkacz and Kieron Gradwell (men's soccer), Scott Dickover (cross country), Michael McDowell (men's swimming and diving) and Lindsay Hampton (softball).


Anthony Orefice, a seventh grader who wrestles for Lockport High School, went 4-0 recently to win the 90-pound middle school championship at the National High School Coaches Association meet at Virginia Beach, Va.


BADMINTON: Registration is open for the Badminton Club of Greater Buffalo's Monday night indoor program at Lindbergh Elementary School in Kenmore. Call 873-9800.

BASKETBALL: A Friday night league is starting at the Knights of Columbus on Kenmore Avenue. Call Rick at 444-4906. . . . Greenville (Pa.) High School, enrollment 520 in grades 9-12, wants to schedule two boys varsity games with Buffalo-area schools on Dec. 10 and 11. Contact coach Mark Batt at (724) 866-0705 or Athletic Director Robin Fisher at (724) 588-2500. . . . Registration is open until April 15 for 13-U and 16-U teams for the Anderson Sports Youth Basketball Foundation AAU Basketball Tournament April 24-25 at Nichols School. Entry fee is $375. Call 228-4799 or e-mail . . . Registration is open for teams (open, 40-over, 50-over and 60-over) in the annual double-elimination tournament (with referees) at the Eldredge Club, 17 Broad St., City of Tonawanda, starting the week of April 26. Entry fee is $155, but $140 if paid by April 14. Contact Joe (692-0902) or call 693-3589 after 3 p.m. . . . Buffalo-area tryouts for the Empire State Games boy's scholastic team (17 or younger before Aug. 31, 2010) will be held April 15 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Mary's High School in Lancaster. Candidates must register online ( and pay a $10 fee. Contact Larry Jones at (585) 746-8327 or, or Mike Haskell at 984-4371 or . . . The Gloria J. Parks Community Center, 3242 Main St., will hold a 10U tournament April 24-25. Fee is $175 per team for a three-game minimum. Call Kevin Ferguson at 832-1010, ext. 238 or e-mail . . . The Gloria J. Parks Community Center will hold an intramural league for boys ages 14-17 on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 832-1010.

GOLF: The Hamburg Men's Golf Club will hold its annual spring meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at Hamburg American Legion Post No. 527 on Memorial Drive. For details, e-mail Dave Reeves at

HOCKEY: A "Great 24-hour Hockey Game" to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will start at 2:30 p.m. June 19 at the Hockey Outlet Arena in Wheatfield. Skaters can participate in the youth ($20 donation) or senior men's ($200) divisions or in an open skate ($10, from 6:50 to 8:50 p.m.). Call Dave Cannon (694-9990) or e-mail . . . The Paul Grundtisch Power Skating and Skills Clinic has openings for ages 6-9 (10 a.m.-noon) and 9-13 (12:45-2:45 p.m.) in the April 19-23 class at Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga. No beginners please. Call 685-3660 or register at . . . The Buffalo Stars will hold Junior B tryouts April 12-14 (preliminary, $20 per session) and April 24-25 ($30 for both) at Holiday Twin Rinks. For details and applications, contact Peter Preteroti (685-1122) or e-mail . . . Players (pee wee, bantam and midgets) wanted for the American Icebirds spring-summer team; e-mail . . . The Ad-Pro four-day hockey clinic from April 19-22 at Leisure Rinks includes skating, skill development, stride, edge work, power and backward skating. Clinic will close at 25 skaters. Cost is $70. Contact: Joe Marszalek at 648-6638 or Steve Ferrentino at 866-4430.

SOFTBALL: Men's and coed teams needed for Porter's Pub league. Call Rick at 444-4906. . . . Homerun Softball's schedule for 2010 includes training camp (July 13-14), skills camp (July 13-14), team camp (July 19-22), 18U showcase tournament (July 23-25), training camp (Oct. 1) and 18U showcase (Oct. 2-3). See, e-mail or call (518) 796-8315.

WRESTLING: Canisius High School is looking for a wrestling coach for 2010-11 season. Call Jim Mauro, director of athletics, at 882-0466, ext. 241 or e-mail:

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