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Sarratori looks to change Dunkirk culture

February 24, 2014

At 6:30 a.m. this morning, the Mike Sarratori-era began as he opened up the weight room at Dunkirk High School for the high school football tea....

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Feb-26-14 8:08 AM

Good luck coach Sarratori! Mike Solares here and I for one loved playing for coach. These kids need to realize the dedication they need to have in the weight room in order to be successful. I think my years of playing at DHS would have been more successful if we had more than the same 5-10 guys hitting the weight room in the off season. I remember getting to the school at 6am to lift. That's dedication from us and coach who would drive in from out of town to open the weight room for us. GO MARAUDERS!

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Feb-25-14 3:31 PM

oh I totally agree with that statement about what type of families are moving in, I could careless what type move in honestly. But they will still dominate athletics and I have no idea what "section 8" people are.

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Feb-25-14 2:19 PM

Matt Dillion just does not get the fact, or is in denial, that the demographics are changing in Fredonia. It is not stable families moving into Fredonia anymore, but rather Section 8 people. Look around your town.

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Feb-25-14 11:19 AM

The fourth turning obviously uses grey poupon so could somebody please pass the gray poupon? Good god demographic bump..Fredonia athletics will dominate Dunkirk athletics for years and years to come no matter where these families moves to Fredonia from.

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Feb-25-14 8:05 AM

Let me also point out that the positive demographic bump that Fredonia athletics rode for the past twenty some years has ended. This resulted in many families that would have otherwise been Dunkirk families for the past twenty five years becoming Fredonia families. Many of the notable names in Fredonia athletics are offspring of generational Dunkirk families. Just like Southwestern's sports Dynasty can be largely attributed to the exodus of families moving out of Jamestown to Lakewood, so is Fredonia's from the exodus of families that moved from Dunkirk to Fredonia. That demographic bump is now over and you witnessed the end of Southwestern's dynasty and you will see the same end at Fredonia in about two years.

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Feb-25-14 7:51 AM

Dunkirk's sports malaise is is way beyond any coach. It's an impoverishment of the mind, body and soul of a community. Not like Fredonia is far behind. Fredonia has declining numbers and demographic changes. But if this is all about the Dunkirk - Fredonia rivalry there is hope for Dunkirk. If you look at Fredonia's talent pipeline there is only about two years left in the sports of football and basketball. The abundance of talent in numbers end with this Falls sophomore class and there is a precipitous drop off in talent in what will be the incoming freshman class as well as the incoming 8th grade class. Have been watching this trend now for several years as it relates to football especially and there are some big challenges for ahead for Fredonia. With the talent pool for Fredonia neutralizing that at least will bring the rivalry back to a competitive nature if that means anything.

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Feb-24-14 1:02 PM

He should try and get ahold of Jehuu Caulcrick from Findlay Lake as the running back coach! He was named HS player of the Year for WNY in 2003 and played big time ball at Michigan State and the NFL...i think hes "retired" as a player would be nice to show them that a local boy CAN make it!

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Feb-24-14 10:53 AM

good luck mike,

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Feb-24-14 10:51 AM

Glad he is back! Now if the school administration would leave him alone and work with him on discipline the school system may get somewhere.Discipline in sports benefits the individual and the team becomes better. Quit babying and listening to the cry baby parents who keep running to Cerne & other higher ups

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