BASEBALL: “Home Runs That Help” Baseball Clinic will be held Dec. 21 to benefit the Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY. The clinic will be held in the Lancaster High School Fieldhouse (One Forton Drive, Lancaster). Check-in will be from 3 to 4 p.m. and the clinic will run from 4-6 p.m. Clinic cost is $25. Preregister by Dec. 12 to receive a free baseball clinic T-shirt. There will also be a theme basket auction at the event. For more information, including a registration form, call or text 208-6501, email email@example.com or visit the Lancaster-Depew Baseball League website at www.lancaster-depewbaseball.com.
BASKETBALL: Teams are needed for Monday and Thursday evenings starting in December. Call 839-9330. … Buffalo Police Athletic League winter league starts Jan. 4, 2014. A boys division 10U as well as boys and girls divisions 12U, 15U and 19U will be available. Deadline for registration and fees is Dec. 20. Games will be played Saturdays and Sundays at city community centers. Space is limited. Fees for 10U and 12U are $250 per team. All others are $275 per team. Call Orv Cott at 812-7251 or the PAL at 851-4615, or visit www.buffalopal.com.
LACROSSE: The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy will hold tryouts for its U13, U15, and U17 Team Buffalo squads Dec. 30 at Sahlen’s Sports Park in Elma. The U13 tryouts will run 9-10:30 a.m., the U15 tryouts 10 a.m.-noon and the U17 tryout noon-2 p.m. For registration information log on to www.buffalolacrosse.com/show/229/About-Tryouts.
SOFTBALL: Erie Community College will host a softball catcher’s clinic Dec. 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the ECC North gym. The cost is $38. Footwork, body position, blocking and framing techniques, signaling infield plays, pitcher’s signs, along with the mental aspects of the game, will be featured. Bring catcher’s equipment as this will be an active clinic. Contact ECC head coach Kevin Walkowski at 983-5809. … The Wheatfield Nitro 14U Girls Travel Softball Team is looking for a No. 1 pitcher for an NFL Silver team for 2014. Contact coach Bobby Yeates at 870-9499 for a private tryout.
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