Sage Rifkin of East Aurora, captured the gold medal in the recent USSA Junior National Championship’s Big Air Event in Park City, Utah. She also finished fourth in the Aerial event and fifth in the Super Combined. Morghan Socha, also of East Aurora, won a bronze medal in the Big Air event.
The Junior Nationals bring together the top competitors from around the country. They compete in moguls, dual moguls, aerials, big air, halfpipe, and slopestyle.
Registration for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge has opened. The 3.5-mile run promotes corporate fitness while benefiting a local not-for-profit organization. The YMCA Buffalo Niagara was the 2013 beneficiary.
This year’s race will be held on June 19 in Delaware park. Registration will close on May 29. For online registration, go to www.jpmorganchasecc.com/registration.php?city_id=7/
BASEBALL: Evans Youth Baseball has limited openings in the 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions of its Memorial Day Tournament, May 23-25, in Angola. Entry is $425 and includes a four-game guarantee. Contact Don Lockwood at 479-1779 or Larks6981@hotmail.com. … Registration for the West Side Boys Baseball League will be Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Our Lady of Hope Hall (corner of Lafayette and Grant). The league has three divisions, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-16. Includes full uniform, insurance, trophy, individual and team pictures, nine games plus playoffs. The league also needs volunteer coaches and umpires (umpires paid $20 per game). Call Tovie Asarese at 885-7692 or visit westsideplayarea.com.
BASKETBALL: North American Youth Sports has openings for its spring tournament at Randolph Central School District on Apr. 25-27. The tournament includes ten brackets (fifth-sixth grade boys, fifth-sixth grade girls, seventh grade boys, seventh grade girls, eight grade boys, eighth grade girls, ninth-10th grade boys, ninth-10 grade girls, 11th-12th grade boys and 11th-12th grade girls). All grades based on student’s enrollment in the 2013-14 school year. Entry fee is $110 and guarantees a minimum of two games with awards for each bracket. Entry deadline is April 4. Contact Kevin Hind at 640-2376 or 1-866-352-5915 or visit northamericanyouthsports.org. … Tryouts for the PAL/ACE showcase will be April 8 at Niagara Falls High School. Games will be April 10 at NFHS. Freshmen and sophomores who played varsity basketball this past season will try out at 5 p.m. Juniors and seniors will try out at 6:30 p.m. The games on April 10 will begin at 6 p.m. with the freshman/sophomore game followed by the junior/senior game. Admission is $5 with proceeds going to the Niagara PAL. Contact Sal Constantino at 228-7916.
HOCKEY: Registration for high school stars summer league begins in April. Open to eighth-graders through graduating seniors. Visit holidayrinks.com. … Skate Great is offering learn-to-skate and beginner hockey classes at Holiday and Leisure Rinks. All ages are welcome. Monday classes at Holiday Rinks in Cheektowaga will start April 14 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. At Leisure Rinks in Orchard Park, Tuesday classes will start April 1 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Thursday classes will start April 3 from 5:10-5:55 p.m. Professional coaches and quality skate rentals are available at no extra cost. Call 580-3458 or visit www.sk8gr8.com for dates and details. … A 2014 spring hockey skill development program for mites, squirts and pee wees will be held at Hockey Outlet (3385 Niagara Falls Blvd.) from 5-6:10 p.m. starting April 6 and continuing each Sunday through June. For more information or registration email firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 696-0825.
SOFTBALL: Registration for the West Side Ponytail Softball League will be held on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Our Lady of Hope Hall (corner of Lafayette and Grant). The league has three divisions, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18. Includes full uniform, insurance, trophy, individual and team pictures, nine games plus playoffs. The league also needs volunteer coaches and umpires (umpires paid $20 per game). Call Tovie Asarese at 885-7692 or visit www.westsideplayarea.com. … Softball leagues now forming for coed Tuesday and Friday evenings and men’s Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Call Jeff at 830-7990.
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