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Calling all camps!

The Buffalo News plans to run its annual directory of summer camps in the Western New York area in early May. If you would like your camp listed, please email the information to Deputy Sports Editor Dennis Danheiser at There is no charge.


Jon Zirna, a level-10 16-18-year-old gymnast at Stumpf's Gymnastics Center, won the Gold medal on pommel horse at this year's Temple University Boys Invitational. He also took sixth place in floor exercise (13.80), third place on still rings (14.40), fifth place in vault (15.30), fourth place on parallel bars (13.70) and 12th on the horizontal bar (12.60). He was second all-around and recorded his highest total of the season, 83.30.

In the level-9 14-15 age group Joshua Menegaux placed second on the vault at 13.00.


On Feb. 17, U.S. Youth Soccer announced the selection of Charlotte "Charley" Falletta, a senior at Williamsville South, as the National Young Female Referee of the Year 2011 (Region I). The annual award honors those who have a strong work ethic, knowledge of the rules and are positive role models. She is the first referee from WNY to be so honored.


BASEBALL: The WNY Prospects 12U independent travel baseball team is holding tryouts to fill two open roster spots. Prospective team members must not turn 13 before May 1. This team will travel to Cooperstown Dreams Park, as well as compete in local tournaments and leagues. Contact Jerome Phillips at 831-0304 or 796-9649, or email

BASKETBALL: North American Youth Sports has openings for its tournament at Randolph Central School. Games are April 13-15. Grades 5-12 grade can try out for boys and girls teams. Fee is $110 and guarantees a minimum of two games. Entry deadline is March 23. Call Kevin at 640-2376, the toll-free hotline at (866) 352-5915, or go to

HOCKEY: American Street Hockey is accepting teams/individuals for the spring season. Openings in floor and roller hockey are available for youths and adults. Call Randy or Jim at 827-1234. On March 16, 40 players will attempt to play the longest hockey game ever. The "Hockey Marathon" will last 26.2 hours at the Time Warner Cable Classic Rink in East Aurora. The goal is to raise $40,000 and help fund a permanent concrete pad at the rink. Teams will face off at 8:18 p.m. on the 16th and play until 10:30 p.m. on the 17th. Visit The St. Francis Red Raiders are accepting coaching applications for the 2012-13 midget season. Contact Scott Diebold at 435-1736.

LACROSSE: Sacred Heart has an immediate opening for an assistant lacrosse coach. Contact Gretchen Scheuermann, athletic director, at 834-2101, ext. 319, or email

SOFTBALL: Early sign-up for men's and coed softball teams for new Tonawandas league. Call Edd at 597-9064. South Buffalo Softball will be accepting entries for the 2012 slow pitch season at Wiechec's Lounge, 1748 Clinton St., on March 10 from noon to 2 p.m. Entries are open in ladies, men's, men over 40, and coed leagues. Entry fee is $350. Call Mickey at 824-4724 or Kevin at 510-5667. Elite Sports Training will run softball camps for house league players and beginners at New Era Park in Blasdell. The camp runs on Sundays for five weeks beginning March 4. There are pitching, hitting, and throwing/fielding clinics available. Visit, call Jesse at 390-2034, or email

VOLLEYBALL: Coed recreational teams or individuals are needed Thursday nights for indoor 10-week league. Clarence-Williamsville area. No fees. Contact Sheila at 741-9868.

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