Eleven current and former professional football and baseball players – including Buffalo Bills Fred Jackson and T.J. Graham – will be on hand to sign autographs at the Sports Collectors Expo taking place Feb. 9-10 at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia. Show hours at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 daily with children 10 and under free. For more information call (201) 307-0700 or visit

FOOTBALL: The WNY football coaches association will hold its meetings and clinics Monday evenings in February and March at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. The clinics will feature many coaches from colleges throughout the area, including the University at Buffalo’s Jeff Quinn. The clinics are free to members and $10 to non members. Call Chuck at 681-7443.

HIGH SCHOOL: The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame is accepting applications for the newly created New Era Student Athlete Scholarship. The scholarship, which includes two $2,500 grants awarded to a deserving male and female, was created in 2012 to recognize high school athletes who excel not only in their athletic endeavors but in the classroom as well. Deadline for submission is Feb. 28. Applications are available at

HOCKEY: The Buffalo Stars organization is having tryouts for the Midget 18-under team April 8-9, with times to be announced. You can find more information about the National Junior Prospects Hockey league at, or see

MARTIAL ARTS: Two Western New York firefighters won the North East Mixed Martial Arts championship. Frank Scalzo from Niagara Falls and Pete Mazzeo from Buffalo won the titles on Friday in Binghamton. They will fight again March 2 in North Tonawanda.

VOLLEYBALL: Winter coed volleyball leagues will start Thursdays at 7 p.m. For more information call 741-9868.

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