BASEBALL: The WNY Knights 14U team will be holding tryouts for the 2016 baseball season on Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 from 6:15-8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute. Contact Paul Nasca (998-1113) or Paul Wujek Jr. (863-0826) for details. ... Full Circuit Power baseball will hold tryouts for 2016 teams on Aug. 12 and 13 at Yates Park in Orchard Park. FCP teams are meant for those who are serious about developing their baseball abilities. All teams will be broken down by graduating class, except for the 13U team. 13U (as of April 30) and freshman (Class of 2019) tryouts are 4-6 p.m. while sophomore and junior teams go from 6-8 p.m. Email Fullcircuitathletics@gmail.com for more. ... Dynamites Travel Baseball 11U tryouts for the 2016 team will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. and Sunday, Aug. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Hartland Town Park in Gasport. The team accepts players from any region. The 11U Dynamites will participate in the WNY Boys of Summer League, Clarence Sunday Travel League and five to seven tournaments during the season. ... Tryouts for the 13U Cayuga Heat boys baseball team will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 8 at the Cayuga 93rd Street diamonds in Niagara Falls. The team plays in the Sunday Clarence Travel League and participates in local tournaments throughout the spring and summer. Contact Wayne at 417-0848 with any questions.
BASKETBALL: Medaille College’s Girls Basketball Camp for girls entering grades 3-12 will run from Aug. 10-13. Camp will be held in the Sullivan Center on the Buffalo Campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camp will consist of skill enhancement drills, individual instruction, informational lectures and team play. Cost is $150 per camper. A $135 discount rate is available for teams entering five or more players. A discount rate of $125 will be applied for families entering two or more children. All campers will receive a shirt and free admission to a Medaille basketball doubleheader this season, as well as a personalized evaluation. Register at medaillesports.com; questions call head coach Rachelle Matthys at 880-2357. ... Quintin Redfern, an assistant women’s basketball coach at Medaille College, will host basketball camps for boys and girls entering grades 3-9. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda. Girls camp is Aug. 17-21 while boys camp is Aug. 24-28. Cost is $175 per camper, with a discount of $15 for families entering two or more children. Campers must bring own lunch; snacks will be available for purchase. Contact Quintin at email@example.com.
HOCKEY: Hamburg Hawks Midget Tier II 15U team is in need of four players and a goalie to fill out its roster for the upcoming season. Contact Coach Mike at 949-8979 if interested. Practices begin in August.
PICKLEBALL: The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation & Senior Services has extended its pilot Pickleball Program for persons 55 and over through August. Originally, it was to end in July. Teams play on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the Hamburg Recreation Center (former Nike Base). Cost is $3 per session. Call Marc Collins at 646-0665.
RUNNING: A 2.75-mile run/walk at the Chautauqua Institution is scheduled for Saturday at 8 a.m. A $25 donation includes shirt and age-group awards. Admission to the Chautauqua Institution is free with the race. Register at oldfirstnight.com; questions call 357-6281.
SOCCER: The Lancaster Soccer Boosters will hold their eighth annual golf outing on Aug. 23 at Chestnut Hill CC. Registration begins at noon. Lunch will be served before the 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, with a four-man scramble format. The $90 registration fee includes golf, cart, lunch, and steak dinner, with one hour open bar. You can buy mulligans. For more details, call Chris Palmer at 675-1126 or Joe Adamec at 684-6462. ... The WNY Strikers are looking for players to compete in tournament games and local leagues. Tryouts are on Sunday at Thomas Edison School at 236 Grayton Rd. in Tonawanda. Tryouts are free. Pre-register at 628-2326 or by emailing WNYStrikers@gmail.com. Boys U11 check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. with tryouts from 1-2:30 p.m. while Boys U12 check-in begins at 2:30 with tryouts beginning at 3 p.m.
SOFTBALL: The second annual Buffalo Chicken Wing Softball Tournament will be held Saturday at Houghton and Conway Parks. Divisions are men’s and men’s 40-and-over. Tournament is double elimination; batters start with a 1-1 count. Each player receives a free ticket to the Buffalo Chicken Wing Fest held over Labor Day weekend. Winning teams receive their trophy on stage at the festival. Cost is $125 per team. For more information call Mike at 553-3839 or go to milesports.com. ... The Caryville Inn is hosting a slowpitch softball tournament on Aug. 1 at Oakfield Sports Park. Entry is $300 per team, limited to 12 teams. The tournament will also feature a home run derby. To register contact Kathy Riggs at 560-0415; questions contact Bill Hickman at (585) 590-6717 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ... The Nitro Softball girls travel program will have tryouts at Fairmount Park in Wheatfield to fill spots on their NFL and Metro teams. 14U and 16U tryouts are Aug. 10 and 12 while 10U and 12U tryouts are Aug. 11 and 13. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. with tryouts running from 6-8. All teams will participate in tournaments in and out of New York State. Questions, email email@example.com. ... Amherst Lightning travel girls softball tryouts will be held at the Northtown Center. 10U and 12U tryouts are Aug. 10 and Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 5:30-8 p.m.; 14U, 16U, 18U and open tryouts are Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. Contact Mark Farber at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. ... Avalanche girls travel softball will be holding tryouts for the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams at Williamsville North High School on Monday though Wednesday, Aug. 10-12, from 6-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-noon. All age groups will attend all dates. The Avalanche are also looking for an experienced coach for the 12U team. For more information and to register, visit avalanchesoftball.com or call Dan Weaver at 208-1210.
TENNIS: The Village Glen will host a Veteran’s Tennis Battle Tournament from Friday, Aug. 7 to Sunday, Aug. 9. Proceeds will go to the Homeless Veterans of WNY through the Come Fly a Kite for Homeless Veterans Organization. Divisions include: Men’s 6.0 & Under Doubles, Women’s 6.0 & Under Doubles, Mixed 7.0 & Under Doubles, Men’s 7.0 & Under Doubles, Women’s 7.0 & Under Doubles, Mixed 8.0 & Under Doubles, Men’s 8.0 & Under Doubles, Women’s 8.0 & Under Doubles, Mixed 9.0 Doubles, Men’s 9.0 Doubles and Women’s 9.0 Doubles. Entry fee is $30 per person; participants may enter a maximum of two events. Visit villageglen.com.
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