Four local teens who play for Niagara Frontier Volleyball just returned to Western New York after competing for 10 days in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Leah Meyer of St. Mary’s/Lancaster, Meghan Neelon of Clarence, Mary Marusza of Nardin and Lindsay Proctor of Grand Island were all selected to play for a USA team after tryouts were held across the country earlier this year.

The High Performance Championships is one of USA Volleyball’s flagship events with over 100 teams participating.

Meyer, a Clarence resident who will be a junior this fall, competed on the Gold Medal winning USA Youth Continental Red team. The team won the Gold medal after posting an 8-1 match record throughout the tournament. Meyer was named to the Youth International All-tournament team and garnered Youth Tournament MVP honors. Meyer has committed to Duke.

Neelon and Proctor were both members of the USA Select Continental White team.


BASEBALL: The Mizuno Braves 14U travel team will be holding tryouts for the 2014 summer season on Aug. 23 and Aug. 26 at Centennial Park in West Seneca from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Mike Jaskier at 866-3351 or Kevin Deneka at 997-0988 with any questions.

COACHING: Hilbert College is accepting applications for the part-time Assistant Cross Country coach position. Please visit www.hilbert.edy/athletics for details. Interested candidates should send their resumes to

GOLF: Registration for the All High Golf Tournament to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer has been extended to Aug. 9. The tournament is Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Buffalo Tournament Club. The participant fee is $75 and includes 18 holes of golf with cart, one small bucket of range balls, lunch, dinner, and open bar through dinner. Participants can register by emailing by Aug. 9. The tournament is a four-man scramble with a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start, and multiple prize opportunities will be available.

SOFTBALL: Team Mizuno has tryouts for a variety of different age groups over the next few weeks. The tryouts are at the following times: 14U at 8:00 a.m., 16U at 10 a.m., 18U at 12:00 p.m., 12U at 2 p.m. and 10U at 4 p.m. The dates are Aug. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at Southside Little League. Email or call Chuck Righetti at or 716-316-0517. ... The Town of Wheatfield Nitro girls team will hold tryouts that will be conducted for 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U at Fairmont Park diamonds No. 3-4. For 10U & 12U, tryouts will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 12-13. For 14U & 16U, tryouts will be Aug. 14-15. Rainout dates will be the following week at the same time. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Town of Wheatfield Recreation Department at 731-3942 or contact Chris Crangle at 432-5853. ... The Town of Wheatfield is accepting applications for a Head Coach for the Nitro 10U girls travel team. Applications are available at the Recreation Department, 6812 Nash Road, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please submit a coaching philosophy as to why you are applying for the head coaching position. For more information, contact the office at 731-3942. ... The West Seneca Magic will be holding tryouts at Sunshine Park on the following dates: 10U & 12U on Aug. 12 and 14 from 6-8 p.m 14U & 16U on Aug. 13 and 15 from 6-8 p.m. 8U will be Aug 17 from 10 a.m - noon with rain date on Sunday, Aug. 18. For questions or information, call Dale Keegan at 440-9342. Pre-register at You do not have to be a town resident.

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