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.