BADMINTON: Rally Niagara will host a spring classic badminton tournament on May 15 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s High School, 142 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Singles play in a round-robin format followed by an elimination bracket at various age levels. Age levels include U10, U12, U14, U16, U19 and U23. Top three players in each event receive medals. Entry fee is $5, payable at the door. Preregistration is required at www.rallyniagarabadminton.com and deadline is Wednesday.
BASEBALL: PAL/Independent Health Baseball League is looking for teams in four divisions: 8-10 at Cazenovia ($325); 13 & under ($325) at South Park diamonds new (50 foot mound, 70 foot bases); 16 & under ($325); and 19 & under ($325). Age cut-off is May 1. Games will be played during the day at Cazenovia and Delaware parks. Registration is first come, first serve and deadline is June 1. Team registration only. Call PAL office at (716) 851-4615 or Orv Cott at 812-7251.
BASKETBALL: A series of advanced level shooting technique clinics for “perimeter” guard players only will be held on Sunday afternoons this summer beginning June 5. The 90-minute intense sessions are intended for the serious already developed “intermediate to advanced level” perimeter players who want to improve their shooting skills within a highly structured environment. These clinics will have two groups, one female, and one male from the sixth grade and above age groups. Each group will initially be limited to only 20 participants. For more information, contact the Whitlow Group at 536-2653. ... Coaches looking to register a team(s) for the 22nd annual PAL/Independent Health Basketball League may call the PAL at 851-4615 to receive information/registration packets. Brackets include Boys and Girls 10 & under ($295); Boys and Girls 12 & under ($295); Boys and Girls 15 & under ($295). League age cutoff is June 1. Games are played Monday-Thursday from 6-10:30 p.m. and Saturdays (10 & under boys and 12 & under boys) from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. starting the week of June 27 at various city facilities. The league will consist of approximately seven weeks of game play with playoffs to follow. Must register by June 1. For more information, call Orv Cott at 812-7251. ... The Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament registration ends May 16. Tournament will be held on Grand Island Boulevard June 4-5 to benefit the Salvation Army of Buffalo and Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo. For more information, contact Corey McGowan at 341-1040 or email@example.com.
HOCKEY: Buffalo Storm Street Hockey Festival will be held June 4-5 from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at Losson (Stiglmeier), Dingens and North Creek parks in Cheektowaga. Registration deadline is May 15. Tournament is for players ages 6 to adult. Age divisions include Mites (2008 or younger), Squirts (2006 or younger), Peewees (2004 or younger), Bantams (2002 or younger), Midgets (1998 or younger) and Adults (1995 and older). Entrance fees are $120 for Cheektowaga teams (all team members must be residents of Cheektowaga) and $145 for non-Cheektowaga teams. Three games guaranteed. Download an application at www.buffalostorm.net and click on the street hockey tab. For more information, contact Tony Pierino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 867-8349.
LACROSSE: Empress Lacrosse is holding a free open tryout for girls in grades 8-11 for 2016 travel teams on May 15 and 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Amherst High School. Experienced players only. Empress Lacrosse is also hosting a Youth Girls Lacrosse Clinic for sixth- and seventh-graders on May 15 and 22 at Amherst High School. Cost is $15 per session/player or $20 for both Sundays. Contact email@example.com or visit www.empresslacrosse.com for more information.
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