Niagara Gazette —
The Cataract Little Loop Football Association will host its third annual Inner City Youth Football Clinic next week, featuring NFHS football coach Don Bass along with several current and former NFHS players, including current college players.
The clinic, which is free of charge, begins next Monday, July 22 and continues through Wednesday, July 24. All daily sessions will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ruth Nicoletti Field, behind the Packard Court Housing Complex.
The clinic is open to children ages 5 to 15. Parents must be present to sign a waiver for children to participate. Children taking part should wear a t-shirt, shorts and cleats or sneakers.
Players of every skill level are welcome to learn the basics of blocking, tackling and position-specific drills that will be taught daily. All participants will receive participation certificates. There will be daily Punt, Pass & Kick and touch football contests, as well as daily awards.
Water and snacks will be provided at no cost. The concession stand will also be open for food and drink purchases.
For more information, contact Johnny Parks at 716-343-1821 or Eric Dixon at 716-622-6881.
• Nate Nealison, Domenic Senese and Billy Jasper combined for winning pitching as the Town of Niagara Rays defeated the Cayuga Padres, 9-6, at the Senior Field at 93rd Street. Senese went 2 for 3 at the plate, hitting a triple and driving four runs home.
For the Padres, Paul Roch had 19 strikeouts while allowing only three earned runs. He also tripled in the fifth innings, bringing home a run. Matt McCune went 2 for 3 with a double, three RBIs and three runs. Bryan Lucinski and Austin Johnson both had RBI singles.
• The Carpet Mill Outlet Rays were victorious earlier this week at Town of Niagara Park, defeating the Hyde Park Rangers, 9-3. Derek Renko hit twice including a double, while Andrew Porter and Chris Forney also had hits. William Acevedo doubled for the Rangers.
• Taylor Huntsman struck our 12 batters in five inning of work, while Connor Brown closed out the game as the Whirlpool Rangers defeated the Whirlpool Phillies, 14-6. Mike Gibas had three hits including a double and drove two runs home. Devonta Brathwaite had two hits and three RBIs, while Brandon Benjamin drove in three runs on two hits. Nick Zaker had two RBIs. For the Phillies, Morgan Hedeman doubled while also throwing six strikeouts in four innings on the mound. Tom Orfano had two hits and two RBIs.
Victoria Pryor scored 13 points to lead Niagara Falls over Mount St. Mary Academy, 28-21, in Week 3 of the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Girls' Summer Basketball Classic. Sam Barry led Mt. St. Mary with nine points.
In other Classic action, Lockport downed Tonawanda, 26-20, led by Kathryn Krchniak's 17 points. Gretchen Ringler led Tonawanda with seven points.
Niagara-Wheatfield doubled up on Grand Island, 44-22, with Allison Czaja leading the winners with 10 points and Kyri Jackson right behind with nine. Meghan O'Leary scored six points for Grand Island.
In the fourth game, Shamecca Minor had 21 points and Shaquana Owens scored 18, as Buffalo Tapestry defeated Niagara Catholic, 56-22. Melissa Whisker led Niagara Catholic with 10 points.
Ed Kamrowski led the men at this week's Guido's Upholstery/Joe's Guys Senior League at Rapids Bowling Center, with a single game of 278 and series of 730. Pete Ozzimo just missed a 700 series rolling games of 237-247-215 for a 699 set. Bob Kafel hit for a 267-661 series.
Other scores and series of note: Mark Voelker 246-649, Carl Berak 222-626, John Smith 223-623, Tony Zaccarella 234-619, Jerry Piper 227-615, birthday guy Jerry Freeman 225-612, Terry Bennetti 240-612, George Allen 247-609, Frank Calovini 237-608, Bob Hartel 211-608 and Rich Hague 224-600.
Single games of interest: Bill Welch 242, Tony Runco 234, Sark Sanoian 224, Jim Maietta 222, Jack Schmidt 216, Walt Kendzia 212, John Loss 204, Len Bryant 203, Bob Winter 202, Rich Santangelo 201, Elmer Hilts 196, Cesare Svizzero 195, Harry Pelose 195, Marco Napolitano 195, Dave Cuddahee 194, Harold Fox 194, Bill O'Neill 193, Nick Ligammari 191, Tuck Crago 190 and Carm Cipolla 189.
GOLF - CORRECTION
Yesterday we inadvertently misspelled the name of 78-year-old Ed Bocek, who achieved his third-ever hole-in-one at Hyde Park Golf Course, as "Vocek." Bocek scored his latest ace on Hole 17 on the North 18, using a 7 iron to put the ball into the cup from 160 yards out.