Calling all camps
The Buffalo News will publish its annual directory of summer camps in Western New York in late April. If you would like your camp listed, please email the information to Kelly Boquard at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Deputy Sports Editor Dennis Danheiser at email@example.com. There is no charge.
Western New York’s largest Sports Card Show and Memorabilia Expo with more than 100 dealers and three celebrity guests is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 7 at Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew. Special autograph guests will include former Bill Bryce Paup from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., former Sabres captain and coach Floyd Smith from noon to 2 p.m., and former Sabres goalie Gerry Desjardins from noon to 2 p.m.
Admission is $3 per adult, $2 for childen 8 and older. Admission is free for children 7 and under accompanied by a paid adult. There is free parking. Call Rob Schilling at 432-7388.
UB football coach Jeff Quinn and team play-by-play announcer Paul Peck are the scheduled speakers for the next meeting of the Buffalo Bills Booster Club at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in the Paul Maguire Suite at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Led by bracket all-stars Danny Gilbert, Dan Piccullia and Jose Narvez, Certo Brothers defeated Elegant Choice for the 30 and over championship of the 20th annual Buffalo Masters Basketball Tournament over the weekend at UB’s Alumni Arena.
More than 60 teams comprised of 550 players ranging in age from 30 to older than 75 competed across 12 brackets.
The Buffalo Stars Empire junior hockey team will hold a meet and greet with its new coaches — Peter Preteroti, Joe Costrino and Michael Sutt — Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Holiday Twin Rinks, Cheektowaga. Its U16 and U18 coaches will also be on hand. Visit www.buffalostars.com.
BASEBALL: The Niagara Junior Power 16U showcase team is looking for a middle infielder. Call coach Al at 609-2375. … SCBA 13U travel team is looking for players. Call 812-7942 for tryouts.
BASKETBALL: There are openings for the North American Youth Sports tournament at Randolph Central School on April 19-21. There will be brackets for boys and girls — grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Entry fee is $110 and guarantees each team two games. Entry deadline is March 29. Contact tournament director Kevin Hind at 716-640-2376, call the NAYS hotline at 1-866-352-5915 or got to www.northamericanyouthsports.org. … Men’s teams are needed for Monday and Thursday evenings at Maryvale High School starting March 25. Call 839-9330.
HOCKEY: The Paul Grundtisch spring break power skating and skills school will hold five sessions, April 1-5, at Holiday Twin Rinks. There are openings in ages 6–9 (10-11:30 a.m.) and 9–13 (12:15–1:45 p.m.). This program is not for beginners. Cost is $130 for all sessions. Call 685-3660 or visit www.Holidayrinks.com.
SOFTBALL: South Buffalo Softball is accepting entries for the 2013 slow-pitch season. Entry fee is $350. Call 510-5667.
TENNIS: Nichols School is looking for an boys assistant tennis coach. Email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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