BASEBALL/SOFTBALL:The Inaugural Underclassmen Showcase, featuring sophomore and junior baseball and softball players, will take place Saturday, Aug. 11 at the North Collins Central School Sports Complex. Longtime Orchard Park coach Bob Barrows the longtime Eden High School coach Bob Burnside will head the baseball coaching staffs. On the softball diamond, the game will pay tribute to softball coaching legend Gerry Gentner of Williamsville South High School, who lost his battle with cancer in January. The showcase games will provide local players with exposure to college coaches (junior college through Division I) from throughout the Northeast. Coaches wishing to nominate their sophomores or juniors should contact North Collins baseball coach Robert Catalino at email@example.com (432-8458) or North Collins softball coach Jan Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org (860-6829). To be eligible for the event, candidates must have been selected to their divisional first or second all-star team or have been an honorable mention. All applications are due by July 1.
BASKETBALL: The University at Buffalo staff will be conducting a full-week camp from June 25-29 for boys entering 3-12. Register online at www.ubcamps.com. For more information contact camp director Jim Kwitchoff at email@example.com or 645-6191. ... St. Bonaventure men's coach Mark Schmidt will host a series of individual and team camps this summer beginning on Monday, June 25. From June 25-28, Schmidt and his staff will host an individual camp designed to develop well-rounded, complete basketball players. The cost of the overnight camp is $335, with day rates ($235 – 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.) and partial day rates ($185 – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) available. A camp T-shirt, meals and lodging (overnight only) is included in the price. Another individual camp will be held July 30-Aug. 2. More information, including registration details, can be found by visiting GoBonnies.com and choosing the "Camps" tab at the top of the page.
CAMPS:As part of the Summerspace '12 camp program, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will hold three sport camps for girls entering grades 5-8 in July that include introduction to lacrosse, volleyball and cheerleading. Each camp will take place at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, located at 3860 Main Street in Eggertsville. Lacrosse costs $100 and will run from 9 a.m. to noon from July 2-7. Volleyball costs $125 and takes place from July 16-20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cheerleading takes place from July 23-27 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $125. For more information, contact the Admissions office at 834-2101 ext. 311 or visit www.sacredheartacademy.org.
OFFICIATING: The Niagara Frontier Officials Association is looking for new officials to join our football program. We offer youth tackle and two-hand touch adult coed teams. Classes start in July. Contact Busch1974@gmail.com or call 310-9734.
SKATING: Skate Great will be offering learn to skate/beginner hockey classes at Holiday Twin rinks and leisure rinks. For the summer only: parents can learn to skate in adult class for half the price. Classes begin July 2. For more information call 580-3458 or visit www.sk8gr8.com.
LACROSSE: Nichols girls' Greyhound Lacrosse will hold a camp at Nichols School on June 25-27 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for players in grades 7-12. Registration is available at www.nyslacrosse.org; email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WRESTLING: The superstars of TNA Impact Wrestling as seen on Spike TV are invading Buffalo. TNA's BaseBrawl will hit Coca-Cola field June 22 starting at 7:30 p.m. for an unforgettable night of action. Fans that purchase a $50 ticket will receive a "Meet and Greet" with the IMPACT Wrestling stars at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at www.bisons.com or charge by phone 888-223-6000.?
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