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Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted December 27, 2007




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted December 20, 2007




Brett Kern, University of Toledo, First Team All-America


   This has been a "big" year for Grand Island's Brett Kern. See Buffalo News 12/13/07.
See also Viking Alumni Still Top Of The College Football Heap by Kris Christensen, GIHS Class of 1987.
   Brett Kern, University of Toledo, is a GIHS graduate, Class of 2004.




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted December 13, 2007




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted December 10, 2007




Beaver Island Offers Free Snowmobile Use Permits - 2007

   Snowmobile use permits for 12 miles of trails on State Park lands will be available in the Beaver Island State Park Office starting Monday, December 3, 2007. Permits will be available at the Park Office on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Applicants will not be charged a fee for the permits but must present a valid registration and proof of current insurance.
    A decal will be issued with the permit along with a copy of the rules and regulations and map showing the location of the designated trails and parking areas.
   Major Iacovitti of the NYS Park Police reminds all snowmobilers that the park lands are off limits until December 15th when trails will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Trails will only be open if there is at least three inches of snow. For further information, contact the Beaver Island State Park office at 773-3271.




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted November 29, 2007




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

   Monday, November 26, 2007
• Jim Reese Jr. 773
• Brandon Digati 739
• Greg Gesl 727
• John Leszczak 705
• Rich Freer 681
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Lorie Digati 235-629
• Heather Frys 218





Tuesday Men's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007
• Steve Kessler 269-715
• Ryan Gott 267-691
• Mike Sander 692




2007 Winter Waterfowl Drawings For NYS Parks

   See Waterfowl Drawings For NYS Parks Beaver Island State Park, West River Parkway, Motor and Strawberry Islands




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted November 23, 2007





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, Nov. 23, 2007
• Mike Mallwitz 278-727
• Joel Baxstrom 696
• Joe Kurzdorfer 691
• Whitey Dlugosz 290-670
• Mike Digati Jr. 662
• Steph McGin 234-666
• Lori Digati 223-629




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

   Monday, November 19, 2007
• Dave Rinker 746
• Mike Mallwitz 744
• Mitch Rinker 721
• Rich Archambault 697
• Mike George 696
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Kelly Mallwitz 246-677
• Christina Hudson 223-624
• Pat Scott 222-609
• Chrissy Ray 235
• Lisa Redlein 222





Tuesday Men's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Tuesday, November 20, 2007
• Steve OíKeefe 256-279-729
• Mike Mallwitz 255-257-726
• Wayne Benton 670
• John Leszczak 670
• Dave Stanek 257




Roman Figler Recognized By NYS Youth Soccer Association - November 2007

From left are Board Member Ray Billica, Roman Figler and Travel Coordinator Brian Ailinger
Click photo for larger view.

   Grand Island's own Roman Figler was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year at the 25th Annual New York State West Youth Soccer Association Banquet. Only one recipient is selected each year from the association which covers from Buffalo south to Binghamton and east to Syracuse. Figler has been with the Grand Island Soccer Club (GISC) for 10 years serving in various capacities including head coach, assistant and Board Member The 'gentle giant' is best known for his role as U-6 Coordinator. The GISC is proud of Roman's accomplishments and would like to publicly congratulate him.




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted November 15, 2007




Firth Sisters Continue Winning Ways - Nov. 2007

   Chelsea and Taylor Firth, daughters of Michael and Pattie Firth of Grand Island, NY, and students of the Jamestown Skating Academy, continue to excel in their ice skating careers. See "Post Journal" for a story by Scott Kindberg that includes the "wins" of Taylor and Chelsea.




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

   Monday, November 12, 2007
• Mike Johnson 300-751
• Ken Pelletier 748
• DJ Chapman 740
• Ken Carter 737
• Rich Grier 734
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Rhonda Moran 733
• Renee Stack 222
• Lori Digati 219
• Pat Scott 216




Carolyn Schopp Receives Top WNY Ranking For Womenís Tennis - 2007

See "Carolyn Schopp" for Buffalo News story by Charlie Garfinkel.




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted November 8, 2007




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

   Monday, November 5, 2007
• Dave Brinker 266-279-277-822
• Mark Doel 765
• Ken Pelletier 731
• Gary Scott 726
• Mark Raepple 719
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Lisa Redlein 234-658
• Brenda Fox 244-633
• Christina Hudson 235-631
• Chrissy Ray 215-613
• Kelly Mallwitz 216-610




Village Inn Golf Open - November 2007

   The Village Open golf tournament takes place Thursday, November 15, 2007 at the Beaver Island Golf Course on Grand Island.
   In addition to nine holes of afternoon golf, golfers can enjoy a pre-tournament breakfast at 11 a.m. at the Village Inn. A post-tournament get-together with refreshments will follow at approximately 3:30 p.m., also at the Village Inn.
   To register or for more information, contact Edward Moore, 773-3817.





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2007
• Ray Clark 732
• Jon McGinn 717
• Tom Divita 708
• Kevin Pfeiffer 677
• Ryan Gott 668
• Chrissy Ray 243-659
• Krista Moran 219-617




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted November 3, 2007




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

   Monday, October 29, 2007
• Jon McGinn 729
• Mike Johnson 728
• Mike Mallwitz 760
• Jim Reese Jr. 711
• Andy Moran 299
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Christina Hudson 263
• Leeanne Urbach 234-617
• Gini Matthews 229
• Cheryl Ratigan 222




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted October 25, 2007




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

   Monday, October 22, 2007
• John Leszczak 728
• Jim Reese Jr. 300-726
• Jeff Richard 714
• Rich Freer 699
• Jon McGinn 697
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Leeanne Urback 233-658
• Christina Hudson 244-650
• Lori Digati 243-637
• Crissy Ray 233-629
• Lisa Redlein 257-622




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted October 18, 2007




O'Rourke Breaks NU Diving Record - October 2007

See
"O'Rourke At NU."





Village Inn Golf Open Results - October 2007

   The Village Open golf tournament of Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the Beaver Island Golf Course ended with the following results.
   Low Gross - 40 - Dennis Dahl
   Low Net - 34 - Dennis Dahl
   Team Low Net - 145
   Dick Smith - 37
   Ed Moore -36
   Tom Hallet -36
   John Vogel - 36
Other net scores
Dick Crawford 35
Mike Carr 35
Wayne Anstett 36
Hank Carroll 36
Al Roberts 36
Don Tranter 36
Frank Pasado 36
Gary Roesch 36
Mike Cutini 36
Eric Reimann 37
Bob Savoy 37
Daniel Lynch 37
Dave Dulak 38
Pete Coppola 38
Dan Lynch 38
Dave Ehde 38
Gerry Howe 39
Larry Furnia 39
Bill Lee 39
Al Gracie 39
Low Net
John Blake 40
George Minton 47
   Scroll down for more information on this annual event.




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

   Monday, October 15, 2007
• John Leszczak 754
• Andy Moran 745
• Jeff Conover 719
• Bill Gerfin 712
• Joey Jack 710
Ladies' A Best Roofing
• Kelly Mallwitz 233-675
• Pat Scott 234-616
• Lisa Redlein 218-608
• Lori Digati 224
• Christina Hudson 215




Pete Marston Wins Drag Race Championship - 2007

   See Buffalo News for story by WNY Auto Racing /By Larry Ott.




Island Lanes Results 2007

   See Bowling Results submitted October 11, 2007




Village Inn Golf Open - October 2007

   The Village Open golf tournament takes place Thursday, October 11, 2007 at the Beaver Island Golf Course on Grand Island.
   In addition to nine holes of afternoon golf, golfers can enjoy a pre-tournament breakfast at 11 a.m. at the Village Inn. A post-tournament get-together with refreshments will follow at approximately 3:30 p.m., also at the Village Inn.
   To register or for more information, contact Edward Moore, 773-3817.




Bowling Results - Island Lanes - Sept. 2007

   Reported Thursday, September 20, 2007
Men
Labatts Men
Ron Corp. Jr. 230
Bill Taglis 217
Art Mallwitz 225
Bill Kemp 213
Kevin Cratsley 212
Mark Scott 202
Sean McDonnell 209
Fri. Night Businessmen
Alex Coates 235 644 Mike Mallwitz 247 701 Jon McGinn 267 742 Steve Gratton 233 670 Tom Digati 247 690 Bob MacKellar 236 684
Rapids Sun. Morning 3 Man
Al Nicolette 284 753 Dustin Walck 245 724 Scott Chambers 244 690 Ed Freeman 252 691 Dave Roeser 250 686 Bob Yamonaco 243 680 A-Best Roofing
Ken Carter 280 700 Bill Gerfin 243 683 Bill Burg 256 715 John Leszczak 266 723 Bryan Barrett 279 720 Rich Freer 247 678 Joel Backstrom 257 674 Tom Divita 27 681 Dave Derenda 256 699 Jon McGinn 263 695 Yuengling Men
Tom Divita 300 727 **honor score** Mike Mallwitz 279 753 Mike Sander 246 684 Rick Schmitz 247 636 Steve OKeefe 217 634 Ryan Gott 225 633 Rapids Coors Lite Dbls.
Kari Rappleyea 211 Kyle Seabert 232 Mike Hulbert 209 Rapids Fred's Collision
Bob Yamonaco 247 686 Joe Wisneski 255 692 Frand Calovini 266 725 Bob Vitagliano 217 670 Bill Allen 279 693 Women
A-Best Ladies
Patty Scott 206 Brenda Fox 205 Joann Gesl 215 Paula Callahan 206 Kelly Mallwitz 233 637 Thurs. Morning Early Birds
Emily Rallo 156 Heather Aronica 155 Mixed Couples
Generic Bowlers
Gary Winter 236 Steph McGinn 224 Rick Hinkle 224 Mary Hinkle 204 Rene Stack 200 Al Mathews 244 669 Keith Held 235 653 Art Pelletier 215 Sat. Night Mixers
Jay Raepple 214 Terry Eichler 223 Joe Guleno 236 Tammy Barile 180 Youth
9am Juniors Ryan Digati 216 Tommy Kalman 226 Brian Brink 196 Zach Manuszewski 181 Island Bumpers Brianna Hays 91 Melina Aceti 86 Jack Lotempio 83 Island Pee Wee Randy Thomas 120 Jason Kopenski 112 Nick Rallo 131 11am Junior A Elijah Geis 179 Cody ezak 204 Sean Mattrey 220 Jay Corrao 171 Tom Sommer 194 Tyler Mondoux 180 Derek Stacey 207 Joe Rains 176 11 am Junior B Tim Sutton124 Melissa Gibson 132 Jesse Miller 128 Charles Pamepinto 128 Travis Kelley 123 Island Adult/Junior Tommy Kalman 227 605 Chris Bondi Jr. 215 600 Jamie Corrao 220 Eric Volk 220 Rapids Adult/Junior
Kyle Mack 191 Ashley Hines 135 Jim Accetta 209 Kevin Deshler 232



U-17 Grand Island Pumas Win "A" Division Travel Soccer Season - August 2007

U-17 Grand Island Pumas
Click photo for larger view.

   September 27, 2007 . . .The U-17 Grand Island Pumas, with a record 9-1 for the 2007 season, came up winners of the "A" division travel soccer season last month. Led by Captains Jamie Raepple, Caitlyn Driscoll, Jessica Oyer and Carly Snyder, the Pumas allowed 10 goals during the season. The goalkeepers, Maria Buyer and Kristin Wegrzyn, had strong defenders in front of them all season, led by Mia Magliazzo, Jess Mysliwiec, Erin O'Connor and Jordan Tripi.
   The team members are Emma Brodfuehrer, Lindsey Boyle, Maria Buyer, Caitlyn Driscoll, Amber Duda, Heather Goris, Jenna Hutzler, Sarah LeFevre, Mia Magliazzo, Jess Mysliwiec, Erin O'Connor, Mallory O'Connor, Jess Oyer, Jamie Raepple, Carly Snyder, Jordan Tripi, Kristin Wegrzyn and Jennie Spencer. Coaches were Neil Buyer, Joe Sirianni and John Martello. Manager was Marlene Magliazzo.
   The Pumas were sponsored by NOCO, Rocky's Island Pizzaria and Designer Sportswear.




NU's Men's Tennis Action - Islander Steve Kopf
Garcia's Second-Place Finishes Highlight NU's Men's Tennis Action - September 2007

Steven Kopf - GIHS Class of 2005

   HANOVER, N.H. - The men's tennis team completed the three-day tournament at Dartmouth College, Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2007. Senior Walter Garcia (Oaxaca, Mexico) earned a pair second-place finishes, in the first flight of singles and doubles. Garcia defeated Dartmouth's Grief (6-2, 6-1) to reach the finals of the first singles flight. He dropped a close match to Brody of Dartmouth, 4-6, 6-4, 4-6.
   The senior teamed with classmate Alex Abji (Vancouver, B.C.) in the top doubles flight to pick up runner-up honors. The duo reached the finals with wins over Furmago and Devlin of Williams (8-3) and Bieserkir and Kim of Amherst (8-5). Garcia and Abji fell in another close final, 9-8 (7-4), to Dartmouth's Brody and Funk.
   Junior Steve Kopf (Grand Island, N.Y.) and freshman Collin Laffey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won the back draw of the third doubles flight. After suffering an opening round loss, Laffey and Kopf defeated Amherst's Gumport and Stine (8-5) and University at Buffalo's Rothstein and Birtstein (8-5). This is the second week in a row that Kopf won a back draw final. Last week he won the singles final in his flight at the Brown University tournament.
   The Purple Eagles are back in action during the Buffalo-Niagara Tournament from Oct. 5-7.





Friday Night Businessmen's League At Island Lanes - 2007

    Friday, Sept. 14, 2007
• Joel Backstrom 703
• Andy Moran 700
• Ross Aydelotte 687
• Jon McGin 681
• Tom Digati 668




Bowling Results - Island Lanes - Sept. 2007

   Reported Thursday, September 20, 2007
Men
Thurs. Labatts Men
Jonathan Weber 236 646
Ted McGraw 215 622
Art Mallwitz 222 39
Bill Kemp 247 600
Matt Beck 210
Paul Shepard 206
Ron Corp Jr. 215
Kevin Cratsley 212

Fri. Night Businessmen
Andy Moran 258 700
Joel Backstrom 244 703
Ross Aydelotte 245 687
Jon McGinn 245 681
Tom Digati 258 668
Tom Turner 246 684
Ryan Gott 247 651
Mike Mallwitz 257 661
Scott Hoffman 234 661
Jim Hartman 280

Rapids Sunday 3-man
Fred Morales 279 704
Ray Breeden 300 714 **honor score**
John Brown 257 736
Dave Harris 237 674
Bill Steinjan 267 692
Don Wirth 269 683
Tony Todaro 235 670
Butch Chapman 227 671
Tom Wirth 239 692
Bill Slish 258 676

A-Best Roofing
Bill Gerfin 268 679
Mark Doel 266 685
Chuck Bentley 279 684
Jim Reese Jr. 257 699
Mike Steckelberg 278 781
Mike Mallwitz 279 694
Ken Carter 28 695
Mike Johnson 268 705
Gary Scott 254 718
Mark Raepple 267 747
Ross Adelotte 244 681
Rich Freer 246 685

Yuengling Men
9/11
Brian Sander 257 690
Mike Sander 26 704
Pat Foote 233 627
Steve Rumsey 254 642
Mike Mallwitz 226 624
Fred Bahr 214 615

9/18
Mike Mallwitz 278 695
Brett Gleason 234 674
Brian Sander 245 660
Steve OKeefe 243 636
Tim Wadell 254 644
Art Mallwitz 220 624

Rapids Coors Lite Mixed Dbls.
Kyle Seabert 231
Adam Martinez 193
JoJo Kornacki 163
David Byrd 211

Rapids Fred's Collision
Ray Breeden 300 706 **honor score**
Jim Bilson 237 663
Chris Racey 267 710
Chris Bauer 259 739
Marty Cancilla 227 649
Women A-Best Ladies

Pat Scott 257 764
Lorie Digati 233 671
Chrissy Ray 208
Denise Hudson 205
Lisa Redlein 223
Joann Gesl 204
Jeanne Johns 204
Mixed Couples
Belles & Beaus

Janine Moran 185
Colleen Attea 215
Barb Hall 177
Tom Scott 258 719
Gary Scott 24 735
Joe Attea 234 649
Greg Harrington 225 617
Chuck Vacanti 215 626
Tonawanda Mixed
Stephanie Coburn 171
Laure Krupczyk 169
Brad Masters 204
Chuck Shevlin 211
Mark Krupczyk 208
Mike Czerwonka 222
Rick Ryder 201
Once A Month Mixed Couples
Paul Crist 254 670
Mike Zukowski 233 670
Rob Ratajczak 205
Tony Valvo 214
Rick Beuilcqua 218
Youth
Thursday Pee Wee

Emily Szabo 113
Cartny Nasby 70
Kyle Burns 82
Mike Nasby 78
Jessica Sutter 97
aura Taylor 77

Thursday Bumpers
Madeline Mesmer 196
Anthony Seifert 84
Joseph Botticello 81
Alex Gottler 78
Mitch Johnson 78
Ben Richard 78
Robert Arch 78
Ryan Dixon 78
Thomas Botticello 82
Emma Richard 83
Drew Thompson 78
Blake Kenney 90
Logan Von Reyen 88

9am Juniors
Tommy Kalman 211
Cody Smith 187
Seth Kline 165
Zach Manuszewski 172
Nick Brink 164
Nate Keefe 166

11am Juniors "A"
Brennan Carey 190
Nick Colao 210
Elijah Geis 192
Quinn Corrao 179
Jay Corrao 185
Cody Ezak 195
Tommy Kalman 22
Matt Sutton 191

11am Juniors "B"
Matt Dimura 126
Charles Panepinto 121
Christian Hilts 131
Jesse Miller 104
Corey Thomas 126

Island Bumpers
Melina Aceti 83
Jack Lotempio 77
Emma Mahoney 75
Zach Reading 91
sland Pee Wee
Jason Miller 90
Nick Rallo 89
Randy Thomas 62

Sunday Adult/Junior
Taylor Accetta 138
Kyle Mack 158
Kelly Behrens 172
Jim Accetta 203
Kevin Deshler 222
Dan Hines 216
Ashley Hines 138




Ian O'Rourke, All American - Sept. 2007

   Ian O'Rourke, GIHS Class of 2007, was named to his fourth straight NISCA/Speedo Boys One Meter Diving All-America Team. Ian is currently a first-year undergraduate student at Niagara University. Visit http://www.inswim.net/bdive07.html and scroll down to Ian's name. The 2006-07 GIHS Boys Swimming and Diving Team achieved a bronze award for overall varsity team G.P.A. Visit http://www.inswim.net/acallamerteam07.html and scroll down to Grand Island HS Boys.




Attention Softball Players - Sept. 2007

   The Grand Island 18 and under Vipers Metro League travel softball team is looking for players for the 2008 season. We are looking for serious, competitive softball players. Players must be 18 years old or younger as of January 1, 2008. All positions open. Try-outs will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, September 23 and Sunday, October 7 (rain date October 14), at Veterans Park, Diamond 9. Any questions, call Kathy 491-7112 or Melissa 863-1522.




Bowling Results - Island Lanes - Sept. 2007

   Reported Thursday, September 13, 2007
Men
Rapids Sunday Morning 3Man
• Bill Slish 256 705
• Rob Piaskowski 242 682
• Tom Wirth 234 670
• Mike Klis 224 669
• Justin Chimiel 234 663
• Ray Breeden 224 653

A-Best Roofing - 8/27
• Jon McGinn 280 782
• Chris Bahleda 266 705
• Ken Carter 258 693
• Mike Klis 253 694
• Mike Malliwtz 269 698
• Andy Moran 239 660
• Roy Radlein 276 652

A-Best Roofing - 9/10
• Jon McGinn 278 709
• Bill Gerfin 255 661
• Joel Backstrom 238 667
• Dave Derenda 257 697
• Mike Klis 252 661
• Rich Freer 245 673
• Jim Reese Jr. 235 668

Yuengling Men
• Mike Sander 266 704
• Brian Sander 257 690
• Steve Rumsey 254 642
• Ryan Gott 236
• Tim Wadell 245
• Pat Foote 233
• Chris Suszek 237

Rapid's Coors Lite Mixed Doubles
• Kyle Seabert 228
• Adam Martinez 205
• Joe Rainer 216
• Tom Hendler 193

Rapid's Fred's Collision
• Bill Steinjan 290 688 **honor score**
• Bob Sczep 256 718
• Mike Moore 247 679
• C. Racey 243 738
• T. Gray 279 729
• Bob Yamoraco 289 688
• Pete Ozzimo 248 681
• Curt Sherwad 255 713
• Vinnie A. 279 685
• Scott Chambers 257 682
• Marty Cancilla 267 716

Labatts Men
• Greg Gesl 277 706
• Chuck Capage 207 600
• Sean McDonnell 235
• Roy Schaffer 209
• Paul Shepard 203
• Art Mallwitz 237

Fri. Night Businessmen
• Mike Mallwitz 246 716
• Mike Digati 233 665
• Tom Digati 255 681
• Jon McGinn 240
• Anday Moran 238
• Al Beyers 246
• Whitey 222
• Scott Hoffman 224
• Joel Eckler 237
• Joel Backstrom 225

Women
A-Best Ladies

• Christina Hudson 246
• Heather Frys 266
• Rene Stack 241
• Jeanne Johns 210
• Mary Mallwitz 211
• Cheryl Redlein 237
• Brenda Fox 205
• Pat Scott 215
Lorie Digati 212

Thurs. Morning Early Birds
• Emily Rallo 161
• Cathy Tomasula 183

Mixed Couples

Generic Bowlers

• Den-man Platts 205
• Art Pelletier 214
• Sean Gruszka 244
• Sue Marble 209
• Jim Hartman 224
• Dan Hartman 224
• Bryan Flynn 234
• Autumn Platts 203
• Steph McGinn 236 664

Sat. Night Mixers
• Mike Spanbauer 225
• Jay Raepple 222
• Joe Guleno 225
• Jean Johns 184
• Anne Timmerman 185
• Tammy Barile 205
• Gayle Piershalski 203
• Denise Caudill 184

Tonawanda Mixed
• Keith Coburn 225
• Vienna Haak 151
• Bud Cosgrove 214
• Rick Ryder 221
• Beth Czerwonka 183
• Gina Coburn 167
• Melissa Henneberger 172
• Stephanie Coburn 156




Viking Alumni - Still Top Of The College Football Heap - 2007

By Kris Christensen
   Led by National Football League prospect Brett Kern, many former Grand Island High School football players have built on their high school success at the college level.
   In the fall of 2003, many longtime observers of high school football considered Kern to be the best punting prospect ever to come out of Western New York when he committed to perennial Mid American Conference contender Toledo. Kern was first team All-Western New York and first team All-New York State on the Vikings 2003 sectional championship team and remains the only Viking ever to play in the Governorís Bowl, a high school all-star game pitting New York against New Jersey at the United States Military Academy. While Kernís team got off to a rough start at home last Saturday against Purdue from the Big Ten, losing 52-24, the punter stood out as bright spot for the Rockets with eight punts for a 49.2 yard average, including five punts downed inside the opponentsí 20-yard line. Kern will finally get a chance to play at home when Toledo travels to the University at Buffalo for an October 13 contest. Several pro scouting resources consider Kern to be among Toledoís top two or three pro prospects.
   Three of Kernís classmates from Grand Island have enjoyed fine careers on the football field and in the classroom at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy. Senior Tom Rayhill, a three-year starter at middle linebacker will serve as a captain for the Engineers.
   ďTom is a very smart player who gets our defense set,Ē said RPI head coach Joe King, ďhe is a really important part of our overall scheme.Ē
   While Rayhill starts on defense and handles the critical long-snapping duties, former Viking all-state lineman Doug Ingraham ďwill start somewhereĒ according to King and senior center Dave Dillen is expected to start in the season opener against Endicott College. Ingraham played offensive tackle as a freshman before moving to defensive tackle his sophomore and junior seasons. Depth on the defensive line and inexperience on the offensive line have necessitated Ingrahamís likely move back to offense. Despite only one varsity start under his belt, King was impressed with Dillenís ďgreat off-season.Ē
   The Engineers were 7-3 in 2006 and have enjoyed 15 straight winning seasons. All three former Vikings are on the Deanís List at the school.
   Down I-90, coach Rocco Salamone is expecting big things out of former All-Western New York lineman Justin King, a sophomore defensive tackle at Brockport State. King, a standout on Grand Islandís last two sectional championship teams and a member of the 2006-07 Atlantic Central Football Conference All-Academic Team, is joined at Brockport by Scott Kaniecki, a senior wide receiver who is best remembered by Viking fans for breaking open the 2003 Section VI Championship game at Ralph Wilson Stadium with a long touchdown reception that gave Grand Island a 27-6 lead early in the third quarter.
   Eric Hajnos, a standout on Grand Islandís 2004 team is expected to start at wide receiver for Cortland State. Matt Guidotti, a key member of Grand Islandís 2005 sectional championship team is expected to start at fullback for Alfred University. James Rayhill, an all-state performer at defensive end for the Vikings in 2006 and the defensive MVP of the 2005 sectional championship team is a freshman outside linebacker at Hobart. He will have a chance to square off against his brother on September 22 at Hobart.




"Volleyball Star Bill Schultz"- August 2007


(left) Photo by Dan Eidmoe (Chicago), Schultz in Brooklyn, Scoreboard in Brooklin - Click the scoreboard photo for larger view

Brooklyn competition August 25th - click for larger view

   Just back from the Men's AVP Brooklyn Open, presented by Cushman & Wakefield, Bill Schultz has competed in five AVP CROCS Pro Beach Volleyball tournaments this year. He and his partner, Eben Meyers, managed to qualify for the main draw after eliminating an 11th seeded team and then a 6th seeded team out of a total field of 49 teams. Bill was seeded 22nd going into the qualifier on Thursday, August 23, 2007. The main draw competition was on Friday, August 24th. Bill and his partner had to play the number 1 seeded team, Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. This game was broadcasted live over the internet. Bill and his partner lost in 2 games. Dalhausser and Rogers went on to win the entire tournament over the weekend (and split $28,000 dollars).
   To follow Bill's Volleyball career, see www.bvbinfo.com/player.asp?ID=6846
   Bill, who brings a wealth of knowledge to those he coaches, is currently beginning his fifth year coaching the Grand Island Mens Varsity Volleyball Team.
   Editor's note: Bill is the son of Tracy and Bill Schultz Sr. and a 1999 graduate of Grand Island High School and NCCC. He was a star volleyball player while attending Niagara County Community College and D'Youville College. See also Bill Schultz Jr. Receives Numerous Volleyball Honors





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30th Antique Boat Show At BLC - 2007

    "Shuffle off to Buffalo Boat Show & Race Boat Reunion," the 30th annual Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic event, is being held Saturday, September 8, 2007 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island, NY. Show features will include 33' Baby Gar Runabouts and Ventnor Production & Race Boats. Baby Gar is the world's fastest practical runabout and winner of every race in its class. There will also be a large selection of cruisers, runabouts, raceboats, skiffs, sail boats, canoes and outboards. Race boats in water fly-bys, a Lyman exhibit by Tom Koroknay, "Field of Dreams" Flea Market, Kids Camp and an expanded antique car show are just part of the day's program.
   A food and beverage tent will be provided by members of the Buffalo Launch Club.
   For more information, see
http://www.oldboatsbuffalo.org/.




G.I. Viper Softball Continues Winning Ways! - August 2007

Shown front left are Kayleigh Deuser, Christina Martinez; (back) Emily Jones, Anna Playfair, Kate Boutet, Coach Henderson, Susan Winklestein, Korin Franz, Rachel Spiker, Emma Henderson and Christina Ward.
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   The Grand Island girls 14 and under softball team is getting used to winningÖa lot! The Vipers won their second consecutive tournament by taking the Amherst Mel Ott event going 4 and 1. In an ironic twist, the Vipers downed the Grand Island Vikings 6-3 in the ďAll G.I.Ē final. The Vipers rode the strong pitching of Emma Henderson and Susan Winklestein. Shortstop Kate Boutetís two-run double put the Vipers ahead early and Henderson pitched a near perfect game in shutting down the Vikings. Winklestein had pitched the semi final game against Elma to advance to the final. The very next night the Vipers played in their WNY Metro League Championship game at Clarence and claimed the title downing the Red Devils in a thrilling 9-7 game that was marred by constant rain. Great defense by catcher Emily Jones and outfielders Anna Playfair and Kayleigh Deuser coupled with Boutetís two big hits led the attack. With two runners in scoring position in the bottom of the 7th, Korin Franz, playing third base, snared the potential game tying hit to end the game. The Vipers played the game shorthanded with 4 starters out. Coach Joe Henderson credits a total team effort in claiming the Vipers' first league title. The Vipers will be hoping to continue their winning ways as they travel to Sandusky, Ohio for the Cedar Point Tournament.




NU's Steve Kopf Named 2007 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete - August 2007

Steven Kopf - GIHS Class of 2005
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   NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. Ė Juniors-to-be Marc Dickinson (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Steve Kopf (Grand Island, N.Y.) of the Niagara University menís tennis team were among 57 Division I student-athletes recently named 2007 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes.
   Dickinson posted a 3.85 grade-point average in accounting last year while Kopf maintained a 3.52 GPA in education.
   In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status at the NCAA level a player must meet the following criteria: 1) be a varsity letter-winner, 2) have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year and 3) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman through senior year).
   The entire list of the colleges and universities selected as recipients of the ITA Scholar-Athletes, may be accessed at the ITAís official website, www.itatennis.com.




Carolyn Schopp Wins Tennis Championship - July 2007


    Island resident Carolyn Schopp won her first Buffalo Muny Women's Open tennis championship. See "Carolyn Schopp/Buffalo News" story by Amy Moritz.




Grand Island Residents Win Gold At Empire State Games 2007

   The following Island residents won first place gold in the 30th Empire State Games in Westchester County.
Western Gold
(MO - menís open; MS - menís scholastic; WO - womenís open; WS - womenís scholastic)
CYCLING: Jay Joslyn, Grand Island
GYMNASTICS: Jimmy Pezzino, Grand Island (MS team, vault)
GYMNASTICS: Jenna Raepple, Grand Island (WO team)
ICEHOCKEY: Benjamin Certo, Grand Island
SOCCER: WO - Jessica Remmes, Grand Island




Queen City FC Youth Academy U13 Girls Win Championship - 2007

   The Queen City FC Youth Academy U13 girls soccer team went undefeated to win the championship July 7-8, 2007 at the Niagara Pioneer soccer tournament. They outscored their opponents 21-0 in four games. The team now holds the NPSL U13 Championship, defeating the Rochester area teams, Hilton Heat (5-0), Chili (5-0), Brockport (6-0) as well as their Canadian opponent Milton (5-0).
   Four goals a piece were scored by Hayley Scamurra, Melissa Smith and Katelyn Mazgaj. Elizabeth Wilson and Katlyn Holt had two goals a piece, with single tallies by Sydney Dudish, Andrea Wacawek, Lauren Randaccio, Kristi Delabio and Stephanie Senn. Sharing the shutouts in goal were Stephanie Senn and Kiki Habdo.
   For information on the tryouts for the 2008 season, please contact
sagatt@verizon.net or smith716m@aol.com.




Upstate (Premier) Travel Soccer Tryouts
U14 Girls - Thunder (2007-2008 Season) - 2007

   Tryouts will be conducted by the Upstate (Premier) Travel Soccer for the U14 Girls soccer team that will be playing Premier level games and tournaments and will play for the 2007-2008 NY State Cup. The team will participate in strength and conditioning programs over the fall and winter, as well as practice twice per week. The team may also participate in indoor league play.
   Players interested must show a high level of commitment to soccer and are expected to make most training sessions. There will be some traveling outside of New York (over the summer months) for league and tournament play. Any questions and try out information may be obtained from Coach Mike Smith 417-6549 or email
smith716m@aol.com.




Amsdill, Masiello, Vanthoff and Yanicki Named Wrestling Camp All-Stars - 2007

    Over a dozen Junior Varsity and Varsity Grand Island wrestlers recently completed the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Camp in Lockport. The camp, which drew 62 campers from 10 schools, was conducted by Lockport varsity coach Joe Scpelliti and held at Emmet Bellknap Middle School. Named camp all-stars were Joe Amsdill, senior; Nick Masiello, freshman; Rich Vanthoff, senior; and Noah Yanicki, senior.




Island Tennis Player Carolyn Schopp A Standout - 2007


   Island tennis star Carolyn Schopp is featured in an article by Racket Sports writer Charlie Garfinkel and published in the Buffalo News on Sunday, July 22, 2007. See "Carolyn Schopp/Buffalo News". According to the story, Carolyn, wife of WGR Radio sportscaster Mike Schopp, has been a standout in singles tennis since moving to the Western New York area.
   Carolyn will be playing in four different draws of the "MUNYs," the annual local tournament at Delaware Park. Her schedule follows:
• Women's singles: She's in the semifinals with the next match at 4 p.m. Friday, July 27. If she wins, the finals will be Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. against Michelle Mitchell, once the USTA's top-ranked 14-and-under player.
• Women's doubles: She's in the finals Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with her partner, Jenny Schneider.
• Mixed doubles: She's into the semifinals with partner Doren Goldstone, and the next match is Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
• Men's doubles (yes, Carolyn is even playing in the men's bracket): She and Jenny play their first match tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:30 p.m.
   All matches are at Delaware Park, and schedules are subject to change -- especially if it rains at all this week.





Kassie Bennett Member of Championship U12 Girls Elite Soccer Team - 2007


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   Buffalo United U12 Girls Elite traveled to Clifton Park, NY (Albany area) for a soccer tournament this weekend. They came home champions. The girls won the first game 2-1 against the Alleycats, lost to Clifton Park 2-0, won 4-0 against Westchester, won against Lakeshore (Montreal Canadian team) 1-0 to face Clifton Park in the finals. "We work hard as a team and won 3-2 bringing home the championship," a spokesman for the team said. Grand Island is represented by Kassie Bennett as Goal Keeper.




Island Tennis Players Win Championship - 2007



(above) Carolyn Schopp;
Group (l. to r.) (back) Ken White, Dave Carlson, Mark Szafnicki, Dusty Nelson, Earl Tomkins; (middle) Russ Reinagle, Maria Lapetina, Amy Moore, Doren Goldstone, Dave Yovanoff, Rick Infanti, Val Elvin, Merilyn Saunders Webster, Kristen Ortman, Maggie Nenova; (front) Steve Beatty, Mike Melnik, Carolyn Schopp

   Island Tennis players Carolyn Schopp and Steve Beatty competed in the Marsh Cup over the June 23-24th weekend and their team won the championship.
   The Marsh Cup, founded by Ronald Marsh, was first played in 1927 between Rochester, Syracuse and Toronto. Buffalo joined the competition years later. This is Buffalo's first title since 1998. The Marsh Cup is a clay-court tournament held between the four cities every year. This year's matches were at the Buffalo Racquet Club. Next year's event is at The Boulevard Club in Toronto. Seventeen matches including men's, women's, singles, doubles, mixed doubles and each of those in different age brackets are played between the cities. Buffalo defeated Toronto 11-6 Saturday, and then defeated Rochester in Sunday's final, 9-8. Carolyn won women's open singles matches Saturday against Alex Cristello of Toronto, 7-5, 6-2 - after trailing 5-1 in the first set - and yesterday against Marissa Grammar of Rochester, 6-3, 6-1. Carolyn is 6-0 in Marsh Cup matches over the last four years. Carolyn, 31, is one of the top women's players in all of Western New York. She played her college tennis at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, which has become a national power. She is the three-time defending champion in open (men's) singles at the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club, a tournament in which she is the first-ever female competitor, and has also been a part of national championship teams in USTA events. Carolyn has been living on Grand Island with her husband, Grand Island native Michael Schopp, since 2004. Next week she will compete at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, where the US Open used to be played. She will be competing in the Ladies over 30 National Grass Court Championship, in the semifinals. Carolyn defeated Christa Ripley (Ft. Leavenworth, Kans.) 6-0, 6-1. Her match today starts at 2 P.M. against Patricia Zerdan.
   Update 7-10-07. . . Carolyn McGrath Schopp lost her match against Zerdan 6-3, 6-2. Here is a link to the USTA Website with information about the tournament.
   Buffalo News Update 7/11/07. . .Carolyn Schopp of Grand Island was eliminated in the semifinals of the USTA National Grass Court Championships at the Westside Tennis Club in Queens. The unseeded Schopp fell to No. 1 seed Patricia Zerdan of Dallas, 6-3, 6-2, in the womenís 30-over division.




Village Inn Golf Open - 2007

   Thirty-nine golfers played and enjoyed the food and friendship of each other's company on June 21, 2007 during the Village Golf Open at Beaver Island Park. Mike Carr and his Village Inn staff delivered their usual polite and excellent service. Thank you everyone from the golfers.
Results - Village Open - June 21, 2007
Low Gross: Eric Reimann - 40 - comparison of cards with Denny Dahl with 40, 1st hole 5 to 6
Low net: Eric Reimann - 36
Low Team: net 142
   Dick Crawford - 35
   Denny Dahl - 34
   John Dickinson - 37
   Ross Kaiser - 36
Other scores net:
Bob Gesl - 35
Don Scalise - 35
Bill Winterfield - 36
John Vogel - 36
Tony Peters - 36
Paul Adams - 36
Don Tranter - 36
Dave Sipos - 36
Dave Dulak - 36
Hank Carroll - 36
Mike Carr - 37
Al Knab - 37
Bob Piatek - 37
Dave Nossavge - 37
Gary Roesch - 37
Ed Moore - 37
Pete Coppola - 38
Jerry Howe - 38
Mike Koziol - 38
Daniel P. Lynch - 38
Dan Lynch - 38
Chuck Gaiser - 38
Dale Boerschig - 38
Jim Roy - 38
Tom Hallet - 39
Jim Burns - 39
Roger Carroll - 39
Dave Ehde - 40
Dick Smith - 40




Jenna Raepple leads DSC Invaders to NY State Soccer Championship - June 2007


Team photo taken after the June 17th tourney
Scott Gorenflo photo - Click for larger view

    Delaware Soccer Club Invaders became the 1st travel team from WNY to win the NY State Championship Ė winning the Girls U13 title. The team will travel to Maine to play in the Regional championships against state champions from across the northeast. The teamís leading scorer in the tournament was GIís Jenna Raepple who scored 6 goals in 4 games.




Vikings 14U Softball Team Wins Tournament - June 2007

Team photo taken after the June 17th tourney
Scott Gorenflo photo - Click for larger view

   Grand Island Vikings U14 team was the winner of the Lewiston Tournament held over the June 16-17, 2007 weekend. The Island softball team, in elimination rounds, first losing to Elmira, then won by a score of 10-4, beat North Buffalo 10-1 and Wheatfield 7-3. Grand Island High School honor roll student Samantha Tilkins pitched for Grand Island. Also leading the Vikings against Wheatfield were Krystin Hoppel and Jamie Sobieski. Grand Island won over the Waterloo Crush, 8-0 when Tilkins threw a one-hit shoutout (8 strikeouts). Kasey Summer added two hits.
Grand Island Fastpitch Softball
Manager: Debbie Tilkins
Infield coachs: Bill Sumner, Kari Sumner
Hitting coach: Keith Hopple
Outfield coach: John Tomaszewski, John Sobieski
Grand Island Vikings 14U fastpitch travel softball roster
See www.grandisland-ny.com/vikings for complete game updates.

All players are from Grand Island (in order of player number)
#1 Nikki Brady
#2 Taylor Segarra
#4 Krystin Hoppel
#6 Samantha Tilkins
#10 Jamie Sobieski
#11 Liz Stanko
#13 Kasey Sumner
#19 Brittany Cieri
#22 Caity Taylor
#23 Erika Osberg
#32 Lauren Kucharski
The 14U fastpitch travel softball season has 6 more games and one more Tournament over July 20-22 weekend.




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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