BASKETBALL: The Santa-Santa Basketball Tournament for seventh- and eighth-grade boys will be held Dec. 20-22 at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo. For information, call coach Cal at 381-2613 or email

BASEBALL: The coaching staff of the University at Buffalo will hold three separate sessions to allow players of all ages to learn the fundamentals and improve their all-around game. One session will be a holiday camp for players age 6-12 from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 27-28; another is a hitting clinic for ages 12-17 from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 19 and a pitching/catching clinic for 12-17 year olds from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 29. For more information or to register, contact assistant coach Brad Cochrane ( at 645-6192.

COACHING: The Buffalo Stars will offer a Student Coach Mentoring Program for young, aspiring hockey coaches. This program will be open to boys and girls ages 13-17 who would like to begin coaching in the near future. Applicants will be assigned to a current Buffalo Stars coach, shadow the coach and participate in both on-ice and off-ice instruction. Prospective student coaches must attend a training session conducted by the local hockey association. Candidates can apply by sending an email to the Buffalo Stars Coaching Director Tim O’Connor, stating his or her hockey experience. Applicants will be and notified of their acceptance into the program by February 1. Contact Tim O’Connor at: Visit the Buffalo Stars on line at:

HOCKEY: The Buffalo Stars will conduct tryouts for their Spring/Summer teams on Dec. 31 at the Nichols School rink. Teams will be created for players in the 2000 through 1995 birth year categories. Tryouts will be held as follows: 9:30-10:45 a.m. for the 99, 98, and 97 birth year; 10:45 a.m.-noon for the ‘96 and ‘95 birth year; noon-1:15 p.m. for the 2000 birth year. Tryout fee is $15. Players are encouraged to register in advance for the tryout. Go to for information. Go to the Spring Teams link on the site. Contact if you have any questions.

LACROSSE: Next Level Lax is hosting six Buffalo Sticks Clinics for girls ages 6-18 on Dec. 8, Jan. 19, Jan 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, & Feb. 23 from 8:30-10 a.m. at Nichols School. Each clinic will be run by Wendy Stone (Niagara University head coach) and a different Next Level Lax Coach. Next Level Lax Coaches include Katy Ryan, Jill Maier, Meghan Portka, Erin Robson, and Aly Josephs. For more information and to register visit or contact Wendy at … The Niagara women’s lacrosse team will hold two clinics, Dec. 14 and 15 at the university’s Keirnan Recreation Center. The staff includes: Dana Dobbie (Canadian National Team & Loyola assistant coach), Megan Huether (US National Team goalie), Katie Doolittle (Towson University assistant coach) and Jill Maier (Niagara assistant coach). More information and online registration can be found or contact Jill at

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