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Hannah Walter of Angola finished sixth overall in the Senior Division of Visa National Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships last weekend in St. Paul, Minn., and earned a place on the senior national team.

Walter, a 17-year-old who attends Eric Community College, had a total score of 178.25. Shelby Kisiel of Missouri City, Texas, was the winner with a total score of 203.175.


North Tonawanda's Scott Farrell was a member of the U.S. national team that captured the overall team trophy at the recent World Deaf Swimming Championships in Coimbra, Portugal. Farrell, who will be a sophomore engineering major at RIT National Technical Institute for the Deaf, earned a silver medal in the 400 medley relay, which set an American record in 4.00.44. He captured bronze in the 400 and 800 freestyle relays and also swam in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Farrell will compete in the 2013 Deaflympics.


The Monday Quarterback Club invites members and guest to join them for their annual New Member Night event at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville, on Tuesday starting at 6 p.m. Paul Maguire, former Buffalo Bill and ESPN color commentator, will be the special guest speaker. Jeff Russo, sports director at WKBW, will serve as emcee. Other Bills alumni and guests will be in attendance. Existing members are admitted free, and guests are admitted for $15, which can be applied to membership dues that evening. A buffet is included as well as a cash bar. The Erie and Niagara County Cleveland Browns Backers club will meet every Sunday to watch the Browns games at Martino's Meeting Place, 2469 Niagara Road, Wheatfield. Call Ron Devantier at 731-3692.


BASEBALL: The University at Buffalo baseball coaching staff will hold a pair of Sunday prospect camps for 2012, 2013 and 2014 graduates as well as junior college athletes. The camps will be held Sept. 11 and Oct. 2 at the North Amherst Recreation Center. Instruction will be offered by the entire UB baseball staff and workouts will be held that will allow prospects to showcase their abilities in professional-style workouts. The camps, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will cost $80 per participant and will offer personal instruction, college and professional exposure, recruiting information and a camp T-shirt. Students should bring their own glove, gym shoes and bats, with catchers bringing their own equipment as well. Contact assistant coach Brad Cochrane at 645-6192 or at Hamburg Extreme, a second year 16-U team, is looking for a couple of outfielders. The team is very competitive and will be going to nationals next summer. If interested in a tryout, please contact Dan Krwycun at 316-2147.

BASKETBALL: The Knights of Columbus is seeking men's basketball teams for Monday nights (40 years and older), Wednesday nights (open age) and Sunday mornings (50 years and older) to begin in September. Contact Paul Murphy at 228-2931 or email Open men's B and C Leagues needed on Monday and Tuesday nights. Call 839-9330.

BOWLING: Grow Green Lawns Bowling League is looking for two teams to fill its 32-team league on Monday nights at 7. League starts Sept. 12 at Airport Lanes. Interested teams should call Dave Klawon at 929-2507.

CHEERLEADING: Buffalo State Athletics is seeking a cheerleading coach for the upcoming season. Interested candidates must have previous cheerleading and cheerleading coaching experiences. Please send resume/materials via e-mail to Senior Associate Athletics Director Tom Koller at or via fax at 878-3536. Deadline for submission of materials is Aug. 30.

GOLF: The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford baseball and men's basketball teams will be hosting their annual Labor Day weekend Golf Classic on Sept. 4 at Pine Acres CC. The format is an 18-hole, four-person scramble and the cost is $40 for members and $60 for non-members. Cost includes drinks, cart, an on-course lunch and prizes. All proceeds benefit the Pitt-Bradford baseball and men's basketball squads. Checks should be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh. Contact Bret Butler at (814) 362-5093 or The West Seneca West Sports Boosters are holding their third annual scholarship golf outing at 11 a.m. on Sept. 10 at Harvest Hill Golf Center. Cost is $95 and includes golf, prizes and dinner. Proceeds go to the annual scholarships offered to West Seneca West graduating seniors. Call Pete Williams at 675-8874. The Kids Escaping Drugs Campaign is teaming with the Western New York PGA to present the Kids Escaping Drugs Fall Classic presented by M&T Bank on Sept. 12 at Transit Valley Country Club, East Amherst. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Renaissance Campus, WNY's only long-term residential treatment facility for teens addicted to drugs and alcohol. Contact Christina Kruzer at 827-9462 or

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