Niagara Gazette — Ron Burakowski and Ryan Henesey won a playoff to earn the title as overall winners of the Member-Guest Golf Tournament at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island last weekend.
The one-day, two-person event shamble net best ball format also produced six winning pairs in their respective flights: Dave McKay and Glen Gast, Art Ciechoski and Mark Rydza, Steve Hemedinger and Brian Juntanen, Bill Williams and Jay Raepple, Tom Tedesco and Frank Tedesco and Ron Whipple and Peter Weisneborn.
• At Niagara Frontier Country Club, Sandra Brown was the Class A winner in this week’s Wednesday 18-Hole League, shooting a 73 to top her flight in low net scoring. Margie Bullis led Flight B with a 69, while Marie Olson led Flight C with her score of 57.
Kathy Penale led Flight A in the Tuesday Nine Hole League’s weekly event, odd/even, with her score of 21. Gerry Donovan scored a 24 to lead Flight B, while Gail Walker led Flight C with her score of 27.
Last week, in the league’s low gross results, Becky Orsi led Flight A with her score of 43 while Sue Millville led the flight in low putts with 13. June Helfrich led Flight B in low gross with a 53, while Fran Hall was the low putts leader with 15. In Flight C, Marie Olson led in low gross with her 57 while Leiba Wolfgang led in low putts with 15.
The Buffalo Stars youth hockey program, based in Holiday Twin Rinks in Cheektowaga, is offering a complimentary full set of hockey equipment, except for skates, to the first 12 participants who register for a beginner hockey program that is scheduled to begin October 2.
Registrations are being accepted now until next Wednesday, September 25, at Holiday Twin Rinks from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Interested families may also register online at www.buffalostars.com.
The program will offer 35 sessions between Oct. 2 and February 2014.
• The Niagara-Wheatfield Athletic Association Bobcats defeated the Pendleton Predators, 33-6, in the 100-pound division of the Niagara Youth Football League. Joey DeWolf rushed for 85 yards on 11 carries, scoring one touchdown. Anthony Lozina rushed for 75 yards and three TDs while Tristan Davis ran for 32 yards on nine carries and added an extra point conversion. Anthony Lucinski had six receptions for a total 46 yards, while Evan Stickney caught two passes including a 26-yard touchdown catch from Lozina. John Pirinelli had one catch for ten yards while Trent Reid completed an extra point conversion pass. On defense, Lucinski, Stickney, Justin Ayala, Jonathan Higgins, Adam Lloyd and Louie Perreault combined for 26 tackles and three sacks. The Bobcats improved their record to 2-1 in the NYFL and 4-1 overall.
• In other 100-pound division play, the Niagara Falls Jr. Football Club Diamondbacks defeated the Williamsville Jr. Army, 15-13. MiShawn Starks, Meatball Ivey and Tyler Cetofanti combined for 253 yards rushing, with Starks scoring two touchdowns. Andrew Johnson completed a pass to Roman Sanders for what proved to be the game-winning two-point conversion. On defense, Ivey led the Diamondbacks with 12 tackles. He also forced a fumble. Starks, Centofanti, Marvin Townsend, Richie Malaney, Jake Dunstan and Josiah Oliver all had at least five tackles apiece. Starks and Gavin Molly both recovered fumbles. For the Jr. Army, Demetrius Zachery rushed for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
• In the 120-pound division, the NFJFC Cobras defeated Williamsville Army, 25-6. Mehki Starks rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cobras, while Willie Lightfoot scored a touchdown on a 95-yard run. Nakhi Perry provided strong play both on offense and defense with blocking, running and tackling, while Jaemon Turner offered good play at defense. Dylan Smith had a fumble recovery for the Cobras.
FALL YOUTH BASEBALL
Tyler Kennedy had two hits including a triple, as the Red Devils defeated the Warriors, 7-5, in Hyde Park Babe Ruth fall league action.
Michal Ivey had a hit for the winners. For the Warriors, Jay Brady hit a triple while Riley Cardinali had a double.