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Niagara Walkers Summer Series Begins At Beaver Island Park - 2007

   The Niagara Walkers Summer Series begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6th at Beaver Island State Park. The series is open to all ages. A guest speaker will promote health related subjects during the first half-hour of the nine walking sessions. Walkers will then split into two groups to cover a 3.1-mile course. For more information and an application form, visit
www.niagarawalkers.org or contact Judy Bonafede at 759-8655.




Island Soccer Players Part of Queen City FC - May 2007

   A number of very talented soccer players from Grand Island are members of the Queen City FC of Buffalo Academy - playing the Upstate NY Travel League. Queen City FC, Inc. has been created and designed for the purpose of raising the quality and quantity of soccer-related opportunities for children and young adults who are interested in pursuing a career in the sport (i.e. playing, coaching, managing, marketing, officiating, etc.). Queen City FC is dedicated to operating a comprehensive training program that fosters and develops each aspect of an individualís total soccer potential. Furthermore, Queen City FC, Inc. and its investors believe that through carefully structured soccer programs, it contributes significantly to the Queen City FC participantsí development of valuable skills that will have benefits throughout their career and life.
   There are four separate, but interconnected branches that make up Queen City FC, Inc.:
1. The National Premier Soccer League Men's Team and the Women's Premier Soccer League Team (coming 2009)
2. The Youth Academy
3. The Camps and Clinics
4. The Community Outreach Program
   Queen City has five Island ladies on their U13 Academy Team in the Upstate NY Travel League. The U13 Academy Team includes Islanders,
Stephanie Senn
Kate Holt
Sydney Dudish
Jodi Lee
Jenna Lee
   James Rustowicz of Grand Island plays on the U12 Boys Academy team.
   See
Rosters
   See U13 QCFC - Beaver Island Home Field debut
   Notably the ladies beat this team 7-0 two times, once here and once there.




Thunder On The Niagara Returns - June 2-3, 2007

UPDATE
See
Niagara Gazette Update
   "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing returns on June 2-3, 2007 off Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda, NY. It is anticipated that the Grand Prix Hydroplanes will also return. The Grand Prix boats are powered by supercharged 500c.i. engines while reaching speeds of 170 M.P.H.
   Racing is set to begin each day at 11 a.m. and run until 6 p.m. A $5 donation per car is requested upon entry to the park entrance at Witmer and River roads. Food and refreshments will be available in the park. No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park.
    Advertising opportunities are still available by contacting either John Krebs at 773-0159 krebs233@aol.com or Anne (Barker) Timmerman at 773-6648 hydrogirlcs9@hotmail.com.





GI Pride, AAU Basketball Team News - May 2007

   The GI Pride, an AAU basketball team made up of members from Grand Island High School, went 1-2 in the Rumble in Rochester Tournament this past weekend (April 28-29). The tournament featured teams from across N.Y., PA, and OH including many select teams from the area. In the first game, Alex Neutz led the Pride with 18 points and Rich Karpie chipped in with 5 as Rochester beat the Pride 37 - 31.
   In the second game, the Pride bounced back and beat the Southern Tier Rage 57-34. Alex Neutz led the way with 19 points, Rich Karpie had 12, Chris Gibney 11, and Scott Ross finished with 10. Chris Gibney added 10 rebounds to go with his 11 points.
   In the final game Greg Feathers and Alex Neutz tallied 7 points and Bobby Ross collected 4 steals in a loss to eventual tournament champion Buffalo Storm West.
   The GI Pride is newly formed this year and is coached by Greg Ross and Chris Simpson. Practices are held Tuesday nights at the high school from 6-8 p.m. Other members of the team include Joe Tanbakuchi, Lance Robinson, and Kolby Banker.
   The 9th and 10th grade team played in the Chiefs Tournament held at Niagara Falls High School April 21-22. Aside from the above mentioned players, Ryan Osvath, Steve Vitello, and Jeremy Figler all contributed to the team in earning a victory over the Bearcats. Alex Neutz again led the team in scoring with 18 points, followed by Chris Gibney and Steve Vitello's 6 and Chris Moody and Kolby Banker's 5. The older group will play on the weekend of the 18th in Erie PA.





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, April 27, 2007
• Ray Clark 743
• Jon McGinn 723
• Mike Digati Jr. 709
• Chris Patterson 708
• Bob MacKellar 697





Niagara Gymnastics News - April 2007

   The Niagara Gymnastics Level 5 team tied the Orchard Park Gymsters in total team score on April 21. Niagara was led by Lauren Testa (NT) ages 7-9 taking first all-around with a score of 37.525 and first in beam with 9.575. Brianna Brandon (Grand Island) placed 5th all-around and 2nd on floor. Brianna is in 4th grade at Kaegebein Elementary School. Niagara has two remaining meets, in Rochester and the State Championships in Long Island.




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, April 23, 2007
• John Leszczak 772
• Mitch Rinker 300-769
• Gary Mahon 761
• Rich Freer 745
• Mike Johnson 716




Gymnast Jenna Raepple Takes First Place At Championships - April 2007


   Connor Middle School 8th grader Jenna Raepple of Niagara Gymnastics took first place all-around with a score of 36.85 at the 2007 Region VI Level 9 Gymnastics Championships, held April 22, 2007 at Stony Brook University in Long Island, NY. Jenna also took second place on uneven bars with 9.15, second on beam with 9.075, fourth on floor with 9.325, and fourth on vault with 9.30. Jenna qualified to compete in the 2007 Eastern National Championship Meet being held May 11-13, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, April 20, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 751
• Tom Digati 729
• Tom Cope 700
• Bob MacKeller 693
• Chris Patterson 677




Steve Kopf - April 2007


   Tennis player Steve Kopf is one of eight Niagara University student-athletes named to the 2007 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic Teams on Sunday evening, April 22, 2007. A total of 49 student athletes were recognized. Steve, a sophomore, represented the Purple Eagle menís squad. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale. Steve is a member of the GIHS Class of 2005.




Rachael Kaplan - 5th In State Gymnastics Championships - April 2007

The four Niagara Level 8 seniors receive a plaque from USGA for their dedication to the sport. Left to right: Jamie Farrell, Kelley Feather (Tonawanda), Maddie Quarantillo (Lewiston), and Rachael Kaplan (Grand Island).
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   Dedication and hard work pay off for a Grand Island gymnast who competed in the 2007 USAG New York State Level 8 State Championship. Rachael Kaplan scored 9.0 on bars and 8.875 on balance beam which earned 5th place in New York State in that event. Kaplan, who is a member of Niagara Gymnastics Level 8, is a senior at Grand Island High School and is the 2007 salutatorian.




Thunder On The Niagara - June 2-3, 2007

Islanders Joe Less and John Krebs race for the finish line at last year's Thunder on the Niagara
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   "Thunder on the Niagara" returns on June 2-3, 2007 off Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda, NY. Planning continues as the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association works to make the 2007 Thunder on the Niagara bigger than last year. Plenty of advertising opportunities are still available. Contact John Krebs at 773-0159 or email to krebs233@aol.com or Anne (Barker) Timmerman at 773-6648, email to hydrogirlcs9@hotmail.com for advertising information.




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, April 16, 2007
• Dave Rinker 290-814
• Jon McGinn 300-801
• Mark Doel 783
• Mike Johnson 774
• Mike Milwitz 724
Ladies
• Lisa Redlain 240-694
• Lorie Digati 219-237-640





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, April 13, 2007
• Bob MacKellar 267-258-269-794
• Mike Healey 274-731
• Chris Patterson 269-706
• Mike Digati Jr. 258-689
• Tom Cope 672





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, April 10, 2007
• Mike Sander 257-699
• Ed OíKeefe 268-679
• Kyle Gleason 258-665
• Brian Sander 257-663
• Jack Mc- Donald 265





Labatts Men's League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Thursday Night Labatts Men's League - Thursday, April 5, 2007
Bill Kemp 686
Kevin Kemp 263-664
B. Reihe 257





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, April 6, 2007
• Chris Patterson 722
• Joel Backstrom 721
• Frank Burkett 705
• Dave Brozyna Jr. 692
• Bill Burg 680




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, April 9, 2007
• Jim Reese Jr. 716
• Mike Healey 699
• Greg Gesl 696
• Ken Carter 685
• Damian Dolce 679
Ladies
• Cheryl Redlein 247-666
• Lisa Redlein 226





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007
• Brian Sander 279-692
• Fred Bahr 278-660
• Ed OíKeefe 254
• Tom Divita 252
• Chris Suszek 252
• Steve OKeefe 234
• Frank Heinz 234br>




Miscellaneous Leagues At Island Lanes - Posted April 5, 2007

3/29
Labatts Men
Brian Brink 223
Art Mallwitz 224
Bill Taglis 247 646
Paul Soto 214
Sean McDonnell 216
 
3/30
Fri. Night Businessmen
Tom Cope 277 718
Andy Moran 257 702
Mike Mallwitz 300 749 **honor score**
Joe Dolan 266 682
john Stobniki 258 682
Bob MacKellar 246 718
Mike Digati 256 705
Joel Backstrom 288 761
Chris Kleinhans 254 682
 
Women
 
3/29 
Thurs. morning Early birds 
Mary Hinkle 157
 
Mixed Couples
 
3/31
Once A Month 
Ellen Valvo 175
Mike Manuzszewski 226
Frank Toczek 224
Tony Borowicz 233
Bob Lizewski 200
Tony Valvo 238
 
Tonawanda Mixed 
Gina Coburn 188
Mark Krupczyk 212
Kathy Beringer 177
Beth Czerwonka 177
Laure Krupczyk 175
Bud Crosgrove 208
Mike Ferro 223
Chuck Shevlin 227
 
Belles & Beaus 
Chrissy Ray 225
Patty Scott 214
Denise Schmadel 224
Andrea Rohring 205
Andy Moran 241 714
Gary Scott 237 681
Jay Moran 256 
Jeff Webb 247
 
Youth
 
3/31
9am Mixed Juniors
Sean Mattrey 213
Joey Khries 214
Mike Dennis 176
Nick Colao 180
Tommy Kalman 172
 
11am Mixed Juniors "A"
Zach Wojnar 163
Tyler Mondoux 180
Kaitlin Symula 160
Brian Bobak 145
Tommy Kalman 183
Justin K. 190
 
11am Mixed Juniors  "B"
Ryan Held 120
Jesse Ishmael 137
RAchel Spiker 121
Quinn Corrao 166
 
Island Bumpers
Melina Aceti 102
Brianna Hays 92
Emma Mahoney 78
 
Island Pee Wee's
Nick Rallo 123
Jason Kopenski 95
Jared Hale 91
Lauren Cook 97
 
3/29
Thurs. Bumpers
Robert ARch 97
Madeline Mesmer 98
Adam Burns 100
Emma Richard 116
Alexa Graff 107
 
Thurs. Pee Wee's
Cory Adamshick 112
Andy little 83
Kyle Burns 95
Mark Thompson 60  





Jenna Raepple to Compete in Level 9 Regional Gymnastics Meet - April 2007


   Veronica E. Connor Middle School 8th grader Jenna Raepple competed in the Level 9 state championship gymnastics meet held in Albany on March 31 and April 1. A gymnast at Gleason's School of Gymnastics in Wheatfield, her scores qualified her for competition in the regional meet to be held on Long Island on April 20-21, 2007. In the state meet, Jenna took fourth place all around with a score of 36.3. Her vault score of 9.2 was good for second place in the state. She also placed fifth on floor with 9.2 and seventh on beam with 9.1.




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, April 2, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 265-781
• Mark Doel 780
• Bill Burg 299-775
• Mike Klis 279-754
• Andy Moran 279-751
• Jim Reese Jr. 268 745
• Joe Jack 268 717
• Mark Doel 279 717
• Greg Gesl 268 743
• Karen Baryza 232 676
• Damien Dolce 279 719
• Jeff Richard 257 740
• Jeff Conover 245 718
• Mike George 255 732
Ladies
• Steph McGinn 223-630





Miscellanous Leagues At Island Lanes - Posted March 30, 2007


3/21 (make-up date)
A-Best Roofing
Mike Mallwitz 290 286 822 **honor score**
Tom Divita 265 704
Mitch Rinker 256 752
Andy Moran 254 734
Ross Aydelotte 276 767
Mark Doel 258 713
Mike Johnson 267 740
Jeff Richard 267 740
 
3/26
A-Best Roofing
Mark Doel 275 719
Jeff Conover 287 725
Jeff Richard 268 715
Gregg Gesl 246 694
Dave Rinker 260 692
John Leszczak 237 695
Bill Baer 268 759
Bill Gerfin 268 717
Joel Backstrom 248 694
 

 
3/15
Thurs. Labatts Men
Kevin Cratsley 246 665
Bill Kemp 221 642
Kevin Kemp 223
Bill Taglis 216
Marty Mahady 208
Sean McDonnell 234
 

 
Women
 
3/26
A-Best Ladies
Kelly Mallwitz 228
Mary Mallwitz 206
Cheryl Redlein 217
Jen Redlein 186
Caryn Atkinson 171
 
3/22
Thurs. Morning Early Birds 
Cathy Tomasula 188
Heather Aronica 164
Debbie Held 171
Jane Faruga 176
 
Mixed Couples 
2/24
Generic Bowlers 
Steph McGinn 212
DAn Hartman 237
Darlene Hoover 231
Debbie Held 177
Greg Gesl 234
Gary Winter 216
Sean Gruszka 233
Rick Hinkle 236 
 
Sat. Night Mixers
Joe Guleno 235 661
Leo Johns 232
Terry Eichler 264 711
Mike Spanbauer 234
Stan Pietras 216
Jay Raepple 232
 
3/25
Sun. Night Mixed Couples
Bob Koph 212
Scott Burke 209
Mary Koph 162
Jen Cammarano 178
 
Youth 
 
3/24
 
Island Bumpers 
Emma Mahoney 64
Brianna Hays 85
Melina Aceti 85
 
9 am Juniors
Sean Mattrey 267 712 **honor score**
Andrew Kuch 194
Ryan Digati 204
Zach Manuszewski 206
Brian Brink 176
Joey Khries 203
 
11 mixed Juniors "B"
Jesse Miller 112
Tim Sutton 103
Ryan Held 122
MAtt Dimura 131
Annie Corrao 137
 
11 mixed Juniors "A"
Kaitlin Symula 148
Jordan Jelks 150
Zach Burns 148
Joe Torregrossa 171
Dallas Broady 152
Tommy Kalman 244
 
Island Pee Wee's
Christian Hilts 129
Rachel Orton 84
Justin Hale 99
Nick Rallo 99
Lauren Cook 95
  






Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, March 23, 2007
• Chris Patterson 780
• Jon McGinn 744
• Mike Digati 696
• Bob McKellar 666
• Tom Turner 660
• Steph McGinn 222-615




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Wednesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, March 26, 2007
• Bill Baer 759
• Jeff Conover 725
• Mark Dole 719
• Bill Gerfin 717
• Jeff Richard 715





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, March 27, 2007
• Mike Sander 269-713
• Henry Waierowonwicz Jr. 663
• Tom Divita 661
• Bob Banko 276




Niagara Gymnastics - Kaplan Captures First All Around - Lucky Stars Invitational - March 2007

First Place Niagara Level 8 Gymnastics team (standing, left ) Emilie Fose (NT), Becky Metz (Pendleton), Lily Jagodzinski (Amherst), LeeAnna Vanoni (Youngstown), Lara Curtis (Lewiston), Maddie Quarantillo (Lewiston), Meghan Poveromo (North Buffalo), Ashley Lavocat (NT), Kara Mangus (Wheatfield); (seated) Rachael Kaplan (Grand Island), Kelley Feather (Tonawanda), and Jamie Farrell (Amherst)
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   Rachael Kaplan, Grand Island High School senior and class salutatorian, was charmed with high scores at the Lucky Stars Invitational held in Jamestown, NY on March 17th. Kaplan, competing in her final invitational gymnastics meet, bettered all competitors in the 15-18 age division with an all around score on 36.525 and captured 1st place. Outstanding on all events, she earned 9.1, 1st place on bars, 9.275, 2nd place on floor, 9.15, 6th place on balance beam and 9.0, 9th place on floor. Her team, Niagara Gymnastics Level 8, was presented with the first place team trophy.




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Wednesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Wednesday, March 21, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 290-286-822
• Ross Aydelote 276-767
• Mitch Rinter 256-746
• Mike Johnson 267-740
• Jeff Richard 267-740
• Tom Divita 265-704
• Gary Scott 268-694
• Rich Freer 237-684
• Bill Gerfin 279-678
• Rich Architanbault 240-673





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, March 16, 2007
• Bob MacKellar 263-703
• Tom Turner 253-722
• Steph McGinn 241-675
• Chris Patterson 237-681
• Dave Brozyna Jr. 247-668
• Mike Digati 244-754




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, March 19, 2007
• Bill Gerfin 268-778
• Dave Arch 277-750
• Dom Farbo 246-710
• Gary Scott 247-707
• Andy Moran 690
• John Leszczak 266-687
• Andy Moran 279-690
• Mike Johnson 270-731
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Lisa Redlein 258-661
• Heather Frys 264-607
• Cheryl Redlein 218-601
• Renee Stack 219





Labatts Men's League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Thursday Night Labatts Men's League - Thursday, March 15, 2007
Ron Corp 214
Jay McIntyre 215
Bill Taglis 227
Bob McGuire 230-643
Bob McGuire Jr. 230-643
Bill Kemp 258-639





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, March 20, 2007
• Art Mallwitz 257-693
• Mike Sander 258-691
• Fred Bahr 258
• Ryan Gott 658
• Rick Schmitz 256





Miscellanous Leagues At Island Lanes - March 2007

Women
 
3/19
 
A-Best Roofing
 
Heather Frys 264 607
Cheryl Redlein 218 601
Lisa Redlein 258 661
Rene Stack 219
Chrissy Ray 209
 
3/15
 
Thurs. Morning Early Birds
 
Cathy Tomasula 162
Karen Scalise 155
Betty Klein 170
Emily Rallo 165
 
Mixed Couples
 
3/17
 
Belles & Beaus
 
Denise Schmakel 232 630
Chrissy Ray 220
Joe Schmadel 288 694
Andy Moran 278 724
Gary Scott 246 715
 
Tonawanda Mixed
 
Bonita Shevlin 182
Melissa Henneberger 192
Gina Coburn 182
Loris Clinto 187
Bob Cosgrove 233
Chuck Shevlin 211
Mike Ferro 223
Mike Pusatier 214
 
Youth
 
3/15
 
9am Mixed Juniors
 
Joey Khries 200
Andrew Kuch 179
Tony Chicone 189
Kyle Held 186
Ryan Digati 213
 
11am Mixed Juniors "A"
 
Jordan Jelks 160
Kaitlin Symula 173
Tyler Mondoux 164
Tommy Kalman 166
Jake Hawley 166
Zach Wojnar 156
 
11am Mixed Juniors "B"
 
Rachel Spiker 152
Hannah Corrao 117
Annnie Corrao 121
Ryan Held 141
Quinn Corrao 118
 
Island Pee Wee's 
 
Christian Hilts 110
Jason Miller 107
Laura Taylor 105
Nick RAllo 105
Jason Kopenski 104
Eric Dudley 131
 
Island Bumpers
 
Emma Mahoney 95
Brianna Hays 90
Melina Aceti 84
 
3/15
 
Thurs. Pee Wee's
 
Kyle Burns 110
Cory Adamshick 120
Codie Thomas 121
 
Thus. Bumpers
 
Sarah Burns 87
Drew Thompson 93
Joshua Kam 91
Brendan Kenney 97
Louis Schriver 85
 
3/19
 
Adult/Junior
 
Tommy Kalman 202
Brian Reagan 182
Joe Romano Sr. 178
Pete Reagan 199
 
 





Soccer Club U-14 Boys To Host Annual Spaghetti Dinner - 2007

   The Northtown Soccer Club U-14 Boys team, 2005 League Champions, will host the third annual spaghetti dinner fundraising event on Friday, March 23, 2007 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Whitehaven Road. There will be two seatings 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dinner will feature fresh salad with rolls and butter, pasta with meatballs, and dessert. The event will benefit the team's entry in several tournaments in and around New York State during the season staring in May and finishing in August.
   "We feel, as a team, that success is the result of hard work. However, it is always appreciated when we receive outside help to reach our goals, whether it be training with former professional soccer players, or help from community businesses," a spokesman for the team said this week.
   Island businesses may sponsor a table at the dinner whereby their name will be displayed to the patrons (names highlighted on the centerpiece). The Northtown Soccer Club expects to serve over 300 dinners. Suggested donation for sponsorship is $25 per table and donations received by March 19, 2007 would be most appreciated.
   Checks are to be made payable to: Northtowns Warriors and mailed to:
Todd Lee
43 Continental
Lane, Grand Island, NY 14072

   Click for Team Members & Coaches




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, March 12, 2007
• Dave Arch 300-758
• Jim Reese Jr. 744
• Gary Scott 737
• Mitch Rinker 709
• Andy Moran 683




Niagara Gymnastics - Jenna Raepple Vault Champion - March 2007

Niagara Cup Champions (left) Jenna Raepple (Grand Island), Kayla Gray (Tonawanda), Nicole Irving (Sanborn), and Deanna Favero (Lewiston)
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   The Niagara gymnastic team from Gleasonís School of Gymnastics hosted the 26th annual Niagara Cup gymnastics meet that attracted over 700 gymnasts from across the northeast. Dominique Moceanu, the former Olympic gymnast was in Buffalo coaching her team, Gymnastics World from Broadview Heights, Ohio.
   For the Level 9 team, Jenna Raepple was the vault champion in the Level 9 finals competition with a score of 9.425. In the regular competition for levels 9 and 10, the top ten finishers in each event compete again in finals. The finals competition features one gymnast at a time on each event. Competition was fierce with top gymnasts from the New York City area, Cleveland, Erie, and Pittsburgh. Jenna is in 8th grade at Grand Island Middle School.
   The Level 8 competition featured over 90 gymnasts in two age groups. Rachael Kaplan, a senior at Grand Island High School, placed 6th all around in the senior division with a score of 35.7. She also placed 6th on bars with 8.9, 8th on beam with 9.1, and 11th on floor with 9.0. She rounded out the competition with 8.7 on vault.
   For the Level 5 team, Brianna Brandon placed 12th on floor with 9.25 and 13th on beam with 9.05. Brianna is in 4th grade at Kaegebein Elementary. Teammate Sarah Dollendorf was off to a strong start with 8.1 on vault but then broke her finger and could not compete on the other events. Sarah is in 5th grade at Huth Elementary.





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, March 6, 2007
• Steve OKeefe 278-724
• Jeff Rasinski 243-717
• Chris Benns 268-695
• Fred Bahr 237-675
• Mike Sander 236-658
• Nick Favorite 250
• Kyle Gleason 257-647
• Tim Wadell 243-647
• Brian Sander 228-647





Labatts Men's League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Thursday Night Labatts Men's League - Thursday, March 1, 2007
Ted McGraw 257-686 **century award-average 186-100pins over average**
Kevin Kemp 257-691
J McIntyre 231 647
Art Mallwitz 247 645
Ron Corp Jr. 227
Bob McGuire Jr. 212





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, March 2, 2007
• Chris Patterson 253-258-256-767
• Steve Gardner 235-702
• Mike Digati Jr. 259-257-716
• Mike Steckelberg 245-705
• Dave Arch 279-681
• Mike Mallwitz 268-681
•Ryan Gott 234-666
• Lorie Digati 236-600




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, March 5, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 269-755
• Bill Gerfin 268-736
• Mike Klis 268-721
• Mark Doel 268-713
• Paul Wasiewicz 246-695
• Greg Gesl 267-694
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Steph McGinn 268-663
• Heather Frys 217
• Lisa Redlein 212-636
• Cheryl Redlein 202-601
• Lino McGinn 221





Miscellanous Leagues At Island Lanes - February 2007

3/1 
Thurs. Morning Early Birds 
Jane Faruga 183
Cathy Tomasula 182
Mary Hinkle 160
 
Mixed Couples 
3/3 
Belles and Beaus 
Tom Scott 245
Andy Moran 255 661
Gary Scott 246
Dores Hicks 234
Chrissy Ray 182
Pat Scott 191
 
Tonawanda Mixed 
Candy Carroll 189
Bonita Shevlin 187
Lori Clinton 197
Chuck Barone 207
Joe Shevlin 224
Mike Ferro 207
 
Youth 
3/3
 9am Juniors
 
Tony Chicone 188
Brian Brink 194
Zach Manuszewski 168
Sam Colao 168
Tommy Kalman 189
Alex Brink 174
 
11am Juniors "A"
 
Dallas Broady 150
Nick Massiello 164
Zach Wojnar 167
Kaitlin Symula 213 591
 
11am Juniors "B"
 
Quinn Corrao 190
Tim Sutton 108
Chris Burris 151
Alex Rallo 125
Ian Brennan 110
Orendael Miller 107
 
3/1
 
Thurs. Pee Wee
 
Codie Thomas 105
Kyle Burns 89
Cory Adamshick 101
Randy Thomas 89
 
Thus. Bumpers
 
Robert Arch 119
Nicholis Kam 107
Logan Von Reyn 107
Julia Pino 116
Adam Burns 93
 
2/25
 
Adult/Junior
 
Joe Romano Sr. 206
Brian Reagan 201
Nathan Cristanello 144






Labatts Men's League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Thursday Night Labatts Men's League - Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007
• Sean McDonnell 277 (Century award-average 175. 102 pins over average.)
• Kevin Kemp 236
• Art Mallwitz 213
• Kevin Cratsley 235
• Marty Mahady 236




Men's/Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, February 26, 2007
• Dom Farbo 277 708
• Gary Scott 279 740
• Jim Reese Jr. 267 778
• Ron Moran 268 706
• Joel Backstrom 267 715
• Bill Gerfin 258 73
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Gayle Piershalski 213
• Eva Sander 210
• Brenda Fox 206
• Cheryl Redlein 213
• Steph McGinn 266
• Lorie Digati 246





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, February 23, 2007
• Chris Patterson 256-267
• Mike Mallwitz 706
• Mike Digati Jr. 683
• Tom Digati 665
• Ray Clark 665





Miscellanous Leagues At Island Lanes - February 2007

Sat. night Mixers 
February 24,2007
Tammy Barile 192
Gayle Piershalski 181
Jim Giunta 225
Jay Raepple 226
Joe Guleno 242
Bob Tremko 228
 
Generic Bowlers 
February 24,2007
Steph McGinn 205 (triplicate)
Sue Marble 197
Greg Gesl 279 676
Al Mathews 226
Bryan Flynn 220
Sean Gruszka 244
 
Youth
February 24,2007
9 am Mixed juniors 
Andrew Kuch 182
Zach Manuszewski 176
Tyler Sinicki 195
Ryan Digati 204
Sam Colao 170
 
11am Mixed Juniors
 
Orendael Miller 122
 Quinn Corrao 115
Jesse Ishmael 114
Annie Corrao 120
Hannah Corrao 124
 






Gleasonís Gymnastics News - 2007

   The Niagara Gymnastics Teams competed in the 2007 Rochester Classic gymnastic meet held February 24, 2007 at RIT in Rochester, NY. Jenna Raepple, an 8th grader at Veronica E. Connor Middle School, led the Level 9 team with a second place all-around in the junior division, scoring 35.775. She captured first place on vault with 9.125 and second on uneven bars with 9.125. She also placed second of floor with 9.075 and took a fourth place finish on beam. Niagaraís Level 9 gymnasts took second in the team event.
   The Niagara Gymnastics Level 8 team captured second place with the help of Grand Island High School senior Rachael Kaplan who scored 9.175 on floor and placed 4th in that event. She also earned 7th place on vault, 10th place on bars and 8th place all around. Kaplan is a senior at Grand Island High School.
   For the Level 5 team, junior division, Kaegebein Elementary School 4th grader Brianna Brandon placed 13th all-around and 4th on the beam with 9.2.




Junior Bowling Results At Island Lanes - 2007

   Saturday, February 17, 2007
Juniors - Bumpers
• Melina Aceti 94
• Brianna Hays 90
• Emma Mahoney 82

Pee Wee's
• Christian Hilts 119
• Lauren Cook 101
• Nick Rallo 116

9am Mixed Juniors
• Brian Brink 211
• Sean Mattrey 258 658
• Alex Brink 201
• Nick Colao 202

11am Mixed Juniors "A"
•Tommy Kalman 192
•Nick Massiello 156
•Zach Wojnar 168
•Kaitlin Symula 204

11am Mixed Juniors "B"
•Jesse Ismhael 113
•Amin Amin 118
•Hannah Corrao 128
•Quinn Corrao 143

Adult / Junior 2/18
• Tommy Kalman 242
• Joe Romano 199
• Scott Kalman 253

Thurs. Pee Wee 2/15
• Kyle Burns 107
• Cory Adamshick 103
• Codie Thomas 87
• Randy Thomas 81

Thurs. Bumpers 2/15
• Nicholis Kam 97
• Alexa Graff 115
• Amanda Moran 95
• Julia Pino 84
• Bem Richard 89




Mixed CouplesResults At Island Lanes - 2007

   Saturday, February 17, 2007
Belles & Beaus
• Pat Scott 238
• Denise Schmadel 216
• Chrissy Ray 207
• Jim Webb 225
• Jamie Corrao 225
• Joe Attea 244
• Gary Scott 249




Thurs. Morning Early BirdsResults At Island Lanes - 2007

   Thursday, February 15, 2007
• Heather Aronica 165
• Cathy Tomasula 162
• Jane Faruga 159
• Tracy Myers 160




Ladies A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, February 19, 2007
• Brenda Fox 237-620
• Steph McGinn 221-610
• Gayle Piershalski 245
• Lisa Redlein 201





Labatts Men's League At Island Lanes - 2006

   Thursday Night Labatts Men's League - Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007
• Bill Kemp 256
• Kevin Kemp 215
• Bill Taglis 232
• Chuck Capage 213
• Art Mallwitz 234
• Kevin Crastley 226





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, February 20, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 259-258-744
• Chuck Burkhard 269-670
• Art Mallwitz 278




Men's A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, February 19, 2007
• Jay Raepple 298-778
• Mike Johnson 750
• Buddy Boss 713
• Bill Gerfin 678
• Gary Mahon 667
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Brenda Fox 237-620
• Steph McGinn 221-610





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, February 16, 2007
• John Stobnicki 717
• Tom Turner 710
• Joel Eckler 696
• Andy Moran 690
• Joel Backstrom 678
• Steph McGinn 695
• Lorie Digati 220





Gleasonís Gymnastics News - 2007

   The Niagara gymnasts from Gleasonís Gymnastics competed in two meets this past weekend. Level 9 and 8 gymnasts traveled to Long Island, NY to compete in the Winter Wonderland Invitational gymnastics meet on February 9, 2007. Jenna Raepple, Level 9, took gold all around with a score of 35.675. She placed 1st on vault (8.925), and beam (8.875), 2nd on floor with 9.3, and 4th on bars with 8.575.
   Rachael Kaplan, a member of the Niagara Gymnastics Level 8 team, earned 1st place all around with 35.375, her season high all around. In the individual events, she scored 9.1 good for 1st place on balance beam, 1st place on floor with 8.8, 2nd place on vault with 8.875, and 2nd place on bars with 8.6. Her team proudly carried home the 3rd place banner.
   The Niagara Gymnastics Level 5 team competed in the Nickel City meet held in Orchard Park. The team had gold on their minds, winning the team competition and capturing three of the four age group all-around championships. Brianna Brandon placed 3rd on floor and beam and 6th all-around. Sarah Dollendorf finished 4th on beam and floor.





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007
• Chris Benns 259-266-680
• Brian Sander 667
• Tim Miller 667
• Fred Bahr 660




Men's A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, February 12, 2007
• Mark Doel 780
• Jay Raepple 752
• Buddy Boss 722
• Jim Robinson Jr. 703
• Bill Gerfin 694
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Kelly Mallwitz 248-686
• Steph McGinn 258-636
• Cheryl Redlein 222-639
• Heather Frys 223-627





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, February 9, 2007
• Dave Bryzyna 691
• Mike Digati Jr. 686
• Bob MacKeller 669
• Joel Backstrom 667
• Tom Turner 665
• Steph McGinn 625
• Lorie Digati 621





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, February 6, 2007
• Brian Sander 671
• Tim Miller 266-651
• Ryan Gott 280
• Dave Miller 255
• Dave Stanek 252




Men's A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, February 5, 2007
• Mark Doel 797
• Rich Freer 289-772
• Greg Gesl 759
• Gary Scott 724
• Dave Rinker 723
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Lisa Redlein 222-615
• Steph McGinn 277
• Gayle Piershalski 220





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007
• Pat Foote 675
• Kyle Gleason 277
• Chuck Vacanti 261





Taylor Firth - Impressive Free Skate - 2007

   According to the Buffalo News, Grand Island's Taylor Firth had an impressive performance in the free skate portion of the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, placing 11th at 81.84, moving her to 14th overall (125.09). The second youngest skater to enter, she was 19th in the short program. For The Post-Journal article by By Martha Kimball, click The Post-Journal - Taylor Firth




Men's A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, January 22, 2007
• Rich Freer 289-803
• Greg Gesl 760
• Andy Moran 755
• Gary Scott 727
• Bill Bare 706
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Kelly Mallwitz 258-635
• Lisa Redlein 216-603
• Cheryl Ratigan 591
• Lorie Digati 267
• Heather Frye 215





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, January 19, 2007
• Dave Brozyna 739
• Mike Mallwitz 697
• Scott Hoffman 667
• Tom Divita 652
• Ray Clark 266
• Steph McGinn 684
• Lorie Digati 235





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, January 16, 2007
• Shawn Vaine 259-703
• Mike Sander 657
• Dave Stanek 253





Gleasonís Gymnastics News - 2007

   Niagara Gymnasts from Gleasonís Gymnastics competed in the 21st annual Leatherstocking Invitational meet held January 13-14, 2007 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Level 9 gymnast, Jenna Raepple, placed 2nd all around with 35.725. She placed in all events with 2nd on vault with 9.125, 3rd on floor with 9.3, 5th on beam, and 6th on bars. Jenna is in 8th grade at Connor Middle School.
   Grand Island High School senior, Rachael Kaplan, earned 6th place all around for the Level 8 team. She scored 9.225 on floor, earning 2nd place. Kaplan also placed 3rd on vault and 6th on bars. Niagara Level 8 placed 2nd in the team competition.





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, January 12, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 300-750
• Bob MacKellar 705
• Art Mallwitz 703
• Ryan Gott 688
• Tom Cope 670
• Stephie McGinn 248-623
• Lorie DiGati 223
• Linda Griffin 215




Men's A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, January 15, 2007
• Ron Moran 738
• Bill Baer 720
• Bill Gerfin 718
• Ken Carter 703
• Jeff Richard 711
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Cheryl Redlein 226-662
• Steph McGinn 237-642
• Kelly Mallwitz 245
• Lisa Redlein 225




Men's A Best Roofing Monday League At Island Lanes - 2007

   Monday, January 8, 2007
• John Leszczak 777
• Paul Wanecsik 709
• Mike Mallwitz 708
• Joey Jack 688
• Rich Freer 688
Ladies A Best Roofing
• Steph McGinn 246-620
• Heather Frys 236-614
• Lorie Digati 237-608
• Lisa Redlein 231-605
• Kelly Mallwitz 248





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, January 9, 2007
• Fred Bahr 674
• Chris Suszek 657
• Mike Sander 656
• Tim Miller 653
• Steve Rumsey 258




Isle Gymnasts Compete In Graffiti Invitational - January 2007

Level 10 (left): Nicole Irving (Sanborn), Deanna Favero (Youngstown), Sarah Nadrowski (Kenmore), Jamie Raepple (GI), and Kayla Gray (Tonawanda) Missing: Jenna VanDusen (Lewiston); (right photo) Level 9: Sherri Lojacono (Tonawanda), Jenna Raepple (GI), Katie Schmitt (Kenmore), and Andrea Favero (Youngstown)
Click photo for larger view.

   Niagara gymnasts from Gleasonís School of Gymnastics competed this weekend (Jan. 6-7, 2007) at the Graffiti Invitational in Niagara Falls. Grand Island High School sophomore Jamie Raepple, a Level 10 gymnast, placed fifth all-around in the Senior division with a score of 34.775. She also placed second on vault with 9.125, third on balance beam, 7th on uneven bars, and eighth on floor with 9.00. Jamie is a member of the Niagaraís Level 10 gymnasts who captured the first place team award. Jenna Raepple, a Level 9 gymnast, took fourth place all-around in the Junior division with a score of 35.35. She also placed fourth on vault with 9.025, fifth on uneven bars, sixth on balance beam, and eighth on floor with 9.05. Jenna is an 8th grader at Veronica E. Connor Middle School. Niagaraís Level 9 gymnasts took third in the team event.
   For the Level 8 team, Rachael Kaplan of Grand Island placed on all four events, earning 3rd place on bars with a score of 8.825, 7th place on balance and vault and 10th place on floor. Rachael, a senior at Grand Island High School, placed 7th all around in the 15+ division. Her team captured 2nd place in the team competition.
   Brianna Brandon, a 4th grader at Kaegebein Elementary School, led the Level 5 Niagara team by placing 1st on vault (8.7) and 2nd on beam (9.425). The team took third.





Dog Sled Classic Cancelled - 2007

   Fuccillo's HUGE Dog Sled Classic, scheduled for January 13-14, 2007 in Beaver Island State Park, has been cancelled due to no snow and warm weather. For more information click Dog Sled Classic.





Yuengling Men Tuesday League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, January 2, 2007
• Mike Sander 268-718
• Jeff Rasinski 693
• Brian Sander 259-682
• Kyle Gleason 674
• Al Murzynowski 253


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