Calling all camps!
The Buffalo News plans to run its annual directory of summer camps in the WNY area in April. If you would like your camp listed, please e-mail all the important details, including dates, location, fees and contact information, to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Girls Level 4 Niagara Frontier team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics placed second at the 30th annual Niagara Cup held March 13. In the 6-to-8 year age group, Mara Ellsworth placed first overall with a score of 37.65, including first on the vault and uneven bars. Elaina Page from Grand Island placed fifth all around with a score of 36.3, including third on the bars. Jenna Giambra placed placed sixth all around with a 36.075, including second on bars. Kendall Sobczyk placed eighth overall, Morgan Mahoney was ninth, Emily King placed 10th, Kendall Suffoletta placed 11th and Skylar Williams was 14th.
In the 9-to-10 year age group, Olivia Chlebowy placed ninth all around with a 35.875, including second on bars. Erica Beyer was 11th overall at 35.6.
In the 11-plus group, Clair Beecher finished first all around with a 37.25, placing first on vault and bars. Olivia Janis placed fourth all around with a 35.775, including second on the bars.
Elsewhere, the Buffalo Turners' Level 8 Team took first place at the Coaches Classic on March 5-6. Aaliyah Blanks and Anndea Zeigler finished second and third in the all around with a 36.35 and 35.725, respectively. Blanks won uneven bars (9.325) and was second on vault and balance beam (9.35). Zeigler won the vault (9.125) and floor (9.325). Emily Battaglia was fourth on uneven bars, Aja Devlin fifth on balance beam and Olivia Grazian eighth all around.
AUCTION: The Wilson All-Sports Boosters reverse draw and basket auction will be held March 26 at Wilson No. 1 Fire Hall at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 a ticket and includes food, drinks, music, NCAA games, 5 0/5 0 drawing, wine wheel and cash prizes. All proceeds to help Wilson Athletics.
BASKETBALL: The Family 25 Inc., Upstate Elite and former NBA players Cliff Robinson and John Wallace will hold a junior elite boys basketball recruiting showcase for eighth and ninth graders on Saturday at Daemen College. Call Derek Summers at 597-3098. The Varsity A.C will hold spring travel/AAU basketball tournaments for boys and girls grades 4-12. Tournaments are being held at high schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan and are fundraisers for their sports programs. Tournaments run from March 26-June 5 with entry deadline one week before the tournament. Details at www.varsityac.com. Entry deadline for the Ballers Bash Basketball Tournament is March 28. the fee is $240 for a minimum of three games. The tournament takes place April 1-3 for fourth-12th grade boys and girls travel and AAU teams at the Jackson Schools. Call 330-854-4170. Nichols School is looking for a varsity boys basketball coach for 2011-12. Send resume to email@example.com.
BASEBALL: Registration for the Kensington Little League 2011 season will be Saturday and March 26 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McCarthy Park and April 2 at Dick's Sporting Goods in th Galleria Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discounts for early registration before April 9. Call 563-1637 or 816-8980.
FOOTBALL: The Buffalo Bills Booster Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Church Scaife Hall, 20 Milton St. at Cayuga, one block south of Mail Street in Williamsville. Paul Peck and Adam Linger, Bills center and long snapper from 1987-1995, are scheduled to speak. Football coaches of all levels are invited to attend a seminar by former NFL line coach Jim McNally of Kenmore. McNally will discuss all aspects of zone blocking during the event on March 31 from 7-9 p.m. at St. Francis High School. Cost is $5 and includes refreshments. Reserve your spot with John Scibetta via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The seminar is sponsored by the Ray Karney speaker series. Make checks payable to: Ray Karney Memorial Fund. Karney was a local football icon for half a century.
HOCKEY: The West Seneca Wings Squirt Minor (2002 birth years) AAA Hockey team is looking for players for the 2011-12 season. Contact Greg Newman at 432-0334.
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