Springtime, along with warmer weather, (finally) comes with some familiar sights and sounds: the resounding crack of a bat, the smell of hot dogs, the crunch of peanuts, and the taste of cotton candy. These are all staples of the experience one has at a baseball game, which has been around for over a hundred years. However, it wasn’t until 1986 that the North Cheektowaga Amateur Athletic Association (NCAAA) decided to start a league of its own.
NCAAA was formed when the two local sports leagues, U-Crest and Maryvale, decided to merge. The decision to merge was based on the fact that the two leagues were pulling athletes from the same pool of eligible players. This caused the two leagues performances to suffer and allowed other teams in the Western New York area to be stronger competitively. With the merger of these two leagues, NCAAA became a force in Cheektowaga.