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FHS moves on, barely

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AMHERST — It has been said before that Fredonia hitters love to hit first pitch fastballs. That’s exactly what Hillbilly right fielder Nolan Mages got with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning as he ripped an RBI single to center field to score Ryan Mroczka and give the Fredonia ...

Pine Valley comeback falls short

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FRANKLINVILLE — The Pine Valley Panthers were victorious twice over Franklinville in the last week during league play, although Franklinville got the better end in their third meeting. On Wednesday night, Franklinville had a 6-1 lead heading into the seventh, but Pine Valley had the tying run ...

Frewsburg ends Wolverines’ season

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FREWSBURG — Aaron Hair was a full-time varsity player as a freshman last year, hitting .306 in 21 games played for Frewsburg. This year as a sophomore, Hair has developed into one of the Bears' top players. The first baseman went 2 for 3 with three RBIs on Wednesday to lead No. 3 ...

Cass. Valley ousted

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OBSERVER Photo by Lisa Monacelli Randolph baserunner Isaac Hind slides safely under the tag of Cassadaga Valley third baseman Adam Goot during a high school baseball playoff game Wednesday in Sinclairville. The Cardinals beat the Cougars, 17-7, in the Section VI Class C quarterfinal to end ...

Fredonia tennis players compete at sectionals

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LANCASTER — Fredonia High School’s tennis season finished Wednesday at Lancaster High School in the Section VI playoffs. Neil Gens lost in the round of 16 to Anthony Martello from East Aurora, 1-6, 6-2, 3-6. Dan Gifford lost in the round of 16 to Joe Baudo from Williamsville North, ...

Weather permitting, fishing looks good

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The Memorial Day weekend will soon be upon us, and let’s not forget those who gave their lives so we can continue to enjoy our freedom. Weatherwise, you may have to get your fishing in when you can, but when the situation allows the fishing should be good. Bass fishing has been stable to ...

For the Record

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Today’s local sports schedule Play of games subject to weather and playing surface conditions. Events start at 5 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Boys baseball playoffs Fredonia vs. Olean at Gowanda, 4 p.m. Franklinville at Brocton Randolph at Silver Creek Girls softball ...

Knights ride over Portville

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights, seeded third, took advantage of getting a Class C quarterfinal baseball game in with questionable weather all day as they were able to defeat the No. 6-seeded Portville Panthers, 6-1, on Tuesday night. Zach Rybak pitched a complete game and ...

Brocton opens playoffs with win

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BROCTON — Tuesday, the Brocton Bulldogs proved why they deserved the No. 1 seed in the Class D playoffs. In a quarterfinal high school baseball matchup with the Sherman Wildcats, the Brocton Bulldogs came away with a dominant 11-0 win at Brocton High School on Tuesday evening. “We feel ...

Chautauqua Fusion take tourney

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Submitted Photo Chautauqua Fusion Orange won the Beast of the East Qualifier Tournament on May 19-20 in Erie, Pa. They defeated Erie Impact, KHG Select, and twice defeated Jamestown Elite to capture the title, and were undefeated through the entire weekend. Chautauqua Fusion Orange members ...

CV golf loses to Maple Grove

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CASSADAGA — Cassadaga Valley’s golf team lost to Maple Grove at the Par 36 Cassadaga Country Club Friday by a score of 30-23. Medalist of the match was Ben Lockwood of Maple Grove scoring a 41. Titus Miller of Cassadaga Valley was the next best coming in with a 42. Maple Grove ...

Gowanda track upsets Olean

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda Central School varsity track & field team upset visiting Olean, 71-70, Monday night at Hillis Field. The Panthers had not won a dual meet in several years and now have four victories this season. With Olean leading 70-66, Gowanda’s 4 x 400 meter relay team of ...

FHS track teams win; Brown sets 2 records

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FALCONER — The Fredonia girls track team defeated Falconer on Tuesday, 80-60. The boys also won over Falconer, 79-61. For the girls, Lydia Lanski and Emily Brown both won two individual events at the meet. Lanski took first in the 100 hurdles and the 400 hurdles, while Brown finished first ...

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Today’s high school sports schedule Play of games subject to weather and playing surface conditions. Events start at 5 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Boys baseball playoffs Fredonia vs. Depew at Sweet Home High School Allegany-Limestone at Chautauqua Lake Pine Valley at ...

Fredonia does it again

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With so much hype surrounding Monday’s game between Dunkirk and Fredonia, there is always a chance for a letdown in a game of that magnitude. That certainly was not the case this time. Fredonia came away with a 7-5 win over Dunkirk to claim a spot in the Class B1 high school softball ...

North Collins beats Clymer in playoffs

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OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Eagles softball team defeated Clymer in the Class D quarterfinals Monday by a score of 10-2. It was a tight ballgame through four innings as Clymer has jumped out in front to a 2-1 lead behind a couple of hits thanks to Emikala ...

Chautauqua Lake shuts out Randolph

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OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake made a statement in the quarterfinals of the Class C sectionals, with a 16-0 victory over Randolph. Olivia Anderson threw a complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts, while only allowing two hits and a walk. Chautauqua Lake coach Sue Teets ...

Chautauqua Lake defeats Falconer in 10 innings

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MAYVILLE — With the game on the line in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday in Mayville, Falconer coach Chris Schrader didn’t give Devin Pope a chance to beat his Golden Falcons. Three innings later, the Chautauqua Lake senior took matters into his own hands. Pope tripled to lead ...

Forestville downs Ellicottville, 2-1, in quarterfinals

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FORESTVILLE — The second seeded Forestville Hornets needed nine innings, but eventually scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to knock out the Ellicottville Eagles, the seventh seed, on Monday night in a Class D softball quarterfinal battle. The pitchers were effective and the quality of ...