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Gabriella Mayfield of Lake Isabella, Calif. defeated Melanie Hannon of Cheektowaga, 212-170 and 235-225, in the High School Girls Division semifinals of the Teen Masters bowling tournament at New York's Grand Central Terminal.

Hannon, a junior at Maryvale who qualified fifth, averaged 197 in defeating Katelyn Simpson of Boise, Idaho, 3-0, and Correen Lieber of Issaquah, Wash., 3-1, in matches at Laurel Lanes in Mount Laurel, N.J., before the tournament shifted to Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall for the semifinals and finals.


Openings remain for the 411 All-Star weekend bowling academy (Aug. 11, 6 to 8 p.m., Thruway Lanes, ages 10-15), basketball academy (Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to noon, City Honors School, ages 10 to 17) and golf academy (Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to noon, Harvest Hill Golf Course, ages 9 to 15). There also are openings for the 411 Session roundtable discussion from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 12 at the New Era Building. Curtis Aiken, Rob Lanier, Ritchie Campbell and Jason Rowe will talk about their life paths. Register online at


Four members of the Buffalo Soccer Academy girls Under-12 Premiere team, Riley Bowers, Hannah Spitzer, Molly Preston and Madisyn Pezzino, were part of the winning team at the Kickit 3v3 Regional Championship, held last weekend at the Clarence Soccer Club. Two other members of the team, Maddy Lowe and Caitie Rennoldson, play in the Rochester area.

The team went under the name "The Flash," winning in the semifinals, 4-3, against a team from New Hampshire and won the final by beating last year's world champions from Connellsville, Pa., by the same 4-3 score.

By winning, the Flash advances to the world championships at Walt Disney World's Wide World of Sports in January, competing against other regional champions and other nations.


FOOTBALL: Members of the Monday Quarterback Club will attend a Buffalo Bills evening practice session Wednesday, at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford. The event includes a free bus ride (4 p.m. departure), a reception beginning at 5:30 and VIP seating for the 7 p.m. practice under a tent. Attendees must be club members. Visit or call 693-3807 to join.

HOCKEY: The Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles will hold open registration for youth players of all levels ages 4-14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of Dwyer Arena. Only new players are required to register in person. Birth certificates required and players should also register with USA Hockey before attending the registration. Call 465-1958 or visit

SOFTBALL: The Orchard Park Starz fastpitch travel team is looking for players for their Under-12 and Under-10 teams. Girls 12 or younger on Dec. 31, 2011 are eligible. Open tryouts will be held for the 12-and-under team Aug. 12 and Friday, Aug. 19 from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 13 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tryouts for 10-and-under will be Tuesday, Thursday and Monday, Aug. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. All tryouts will be at the Duerr Road facility. Contact Mark Lenard at 472-5787 or email The Grand Island Vipers 14U will hold tryouts for their 2012 season. They need all position players including catchers and pitchers and will be playing in the Metro Girls Softball League. Tryouts will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park, Field 10, Bedell Road, Grand Island. Contact Jim Myers at 531-2351. New Era Diamond Girls 10U and 12U team tryouts will be held Thursday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Immaculata Academy in Hamburg. The 10U tryouts will from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Immaculata and 12U tryouts will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at New Era Park, Transit Road. The 16U tryouts will be Aug. 15 and 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Immaculata. The 14U and 18U tryouts are 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Immaculata and 14U tryouts are 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Immaculata. Tryouts for the Gold Team will be Aug. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Immaculata. New Era is also looking for a first year 10U coach. Contact Ray Hennessy at 510-4614.

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