The West Seneca Wizards under 11 boys travel soccer team recently won the annual Akron and Amherst soccer tournaments. Last weekend, the Wizards beat the Niagara Revolution, 3-0, to claim the title in the Amherst International Memorial Cup. Jack McDonald (East Aurora), Kyle Ziemba (West Seneca) and Owen Dobrick (West Seneca) scored for the Wizards while Bryce Kirk (West Seneca) posted a shutout in goal. The Wizards defeated the Amherst Ajax, 3-1, the Penfield Gunners, 11-0, and DSC Europa, 5-4 along the way.
In May, the Wizards won the 2014 KICK-IT-FIRST tournament in Akron. Ziemba scored the game winner with less than three minutes left to lift the Wizards over the Amherst Revolution, 3-2. Thomas Pazderski (West Seneca) posted the win in goal. West Seneca also recorded wins over Niagara Pioneer Revolution, Amherst Revolution, and the NPSL Revolution to reach the title game.
The level four and five State Gymnastics Championships were both held recently in Rochester. Cali Czaranski, level four, was crowned state AA champion and Isabella Farina won silver AA (Jr. A). Czaranski won gold on vault and floor, third on beam, and fourth on bars. Farina won silver on vault and beam, sixth on floor exercise and bars. Lea Philarom won silver on bars (Ch. A). Also winning silvers were Drea Favorito (bars Jr. A), Lauren Kimball (vault Jr. C), and Madison Connors (bars Sr. A). In level five, Alivia Penman was crowned state champion on bars and beam (child C). Savannah Sayoc won beam (Ch. A). Courtney Ando took second on floor, and third on vault (Jr. B). Kiersten Kahler second bars (Jr. D), Caitlyn McLaughlin second floor, third all-around (Sr. D), Rachel Donaldson second beam (Sr. D), Jessica Carey third vault (Sr. A). All are members of Gymnastics Unlimited.
BOYS BASKETBALL: The Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services, in conjunction with the Frontier School District, will hold a camp for boys entering grades 6-12, from July 7-11 at Frontier High School from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp director is Gary Domzalski, Frontier’s varsity basketball coach. The camp is open to the general public at a cost of $50. Visit the Town of Hamburg Recreation Office at 4540 Southwestern Boulevard, Door No. 9, call 646-5145 to register and pay with a credit card, or visit the department website at www.hamburg-youth-rec-seniors.com. Those paying by check are asked to note the entering grade and men’s T-shirt size of the participant. . . .The Grandview basketball camp will be held June 22-25 at the campus of Penn State Behrend for boys entering grades 5-12. A staff of college and high school coaches provides an environment to learn and have fun. Camp is directed by Pat Flaherty, assistant and Dave Niland, head men’s basketball coach at Penn State Behrend. Contact Niland at (814) 898-6398 or visit www.grandviewbasketballcamp.com.
BOWLING: Boys and girls ages 7-13 are invited to attend Bowling Rocks, the instructional bowling clinic at Braymiller’s Lanes sponsored by the Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services. The clinic runs Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon July 1 through Aug. 8. Cost is $40/residents, $45/non-residents and includes shoes and a bowling ball. Bowling Rocks is a program of the U.S. Bowling Congress. To register, visit the Town of Hamburg Recreation Office at 4540 Southwestern Boulevard, Door No. 9, call 646-5145 to register and pay with a credit card, or visit www.hamburg-youth-rec-seniors.com.
FOOTBALL: Registration for the Town of Tonawanda Football Association will be 6-8 p.m. June 10 and 17, and 9-11 a.m. June 14 and 21 at Kenney Field, on the corner of Brighton Road and Colvin Boulevard, for players 6-14 years old and in 90, 110, 125 and 150 pound weight class. Fee is $135. For more details, call Dan Crangle at 510-9950.
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