The Canisius College synchronized swimming team swept four routines en route to a first-place finish at the Canisius Invitational. The host Golden Griffins secured the top spot with 87 points followed by Wheaton (Mass.) with 71.

Junior Svetlana Ponkratova placed first overall in solo with a score of 88.833. In duets, the Griffs had a pair of season-best performances in first and third-place finishes. Victoria Mintz and Ponkratova combined for 87.000 while Deanna DeSimone and Kristin Oswald were third (78.500).

The Griffs swept the top three spots in the trio routine. Mintz, Viktoria Mironova, and Jessica Mancini took first (86.000).


BASKETBALL: Medaille College basketball coach Mike MacDonald will host a winter break basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-8. The camp will run Feb. 18-21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $175 and includes a camp T-shirt. Call 880-2347. … Registration is now open for EBC ELITE AAU Team Tryouts, Boys & Girls Grades 6-11 at

COLLECTIBLES: Bases Loaded Sports Collectibles, 794 French Road, Cheektowaga, will host a representative from Beckett Grading Services from 10 a.m .to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 to rate the value of sports cards. Cards will be graded in four categories: centering, corners, edges, and surface. Grades from each of these categories will be considered in determining your card’s final overall grade. Dropoffs can be made before Feb. 23. Call Bases Loaded at 656-0066, email or visit

FIELD HOCKEY: Looking for new Field Hockey officials, clinic starts soon. Call Jim at 481-7210 or Mary at 433-0477.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Teams are wanted for Monday nights at Spinner’s. Call Dennis at 822-3967.

HOCKEY: The 38th Dippin’ Dots Spring House League is now accepting applications for the upcoming spring/summer league at Holiday Twin Rinks and Leisure Rinks. The league is open to boys and girls ages 4-15. All skill levels will receive equal playing time. All divisions are still open. Call 685-3360 for an application or register online at

ROLLER HOCKEY: Youth leagues will be held at Spinner’s for ages 5-11 and 12-15 on Wednesdays. Adult leagues will be held Sunday mornings and nights. Call Dennis at 822-3967.

SOFTBALL: New Era Diamond Girls 12U are looking for one player to complete their 2013 roster. Contact Larry Colucci at 864-8443 or ... Women’s and men’s indoor winter leagues are now forming at Billy Baroo’s in the Wehrle Golf Dome. Call 573-4329.

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