Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) avoids a tackle by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Tyrod leads adapted offense in win over Broncos, 26-16

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ORCHARD PARK — When the Buffalo Bills lined up against the Denver Broncos, two players stood out: Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. The elite duo nullify passing games week-in and week-out and through two weeks of the NFL season, Buffalo and its unproven receiving core seemed to be their ...

For the Record — Sept. 25

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Today’s high school sports schedule Boys Soccer Falconer at Dunkirk Chaut. Lake at Westfield Fredonia at Maple Grove N. Collins at Silver Creek Frewsburg at Pine Valley Girls Tennis Chaut. Lake at Maple Grove Fredonia at Dunkirk Girls Volleyball Clymer at Chaut. ...

SUNY Fredonia tennis wins sixth straight

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The Fredonia women's tennis team won its sixth straight, and seventh match overall, dropping visiting Elmira, 7-2, on Sunday. “It was a great win by all, but the match turned when our third doubles team won in a tiebreaker are giving us a 2 to 1 lead,” said head coach Greg Catalano. ...

Devils edge Oswego in SUNYAC match

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Special to the OBSERVER OSWEGO — Fredonia improved to 2-1 in the SUNYAC and 6-1 overall with a 5-4 women’s tennis conference win Saturday over the Oswego Lakers. Three Blue Devils earned singles and doubles wins. The duo of junior Olivia Miller and sophomore Anna Chiacchia combined for ...

Blue Devils 17th at Purple Valley Classic

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Special to the OBSERVER WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. — The Fredonia men’s cross country team finished 17th in a 26-team field at the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday. The Devils were led by senior Merlin Joseph Jr. who finished 39th overall in a ...

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Bill Begier in the foreground and David Woodworth in the back at the Southtowns Walleye Association meeting on Thursday.

Beautiful weather is prime for good walleye/perch fishing

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The Southtowns Walleye Association of Western New York held their monthly meeting last Thursday at their club located at 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg. The meetings usually start at 7:30 p.m. and will feature typical announcements and club business, which is brought before the ...

FSU men fall to Geneseo, 2-1, in 2OT

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Special to the OBSERVER GENESEO — Fredonia would have settled for a tie Saturday in its SUNYAC men’s soccer road game at Geneseo. Instead, they sustained a tough 2-1 loss in the final seconds of double-overtime. Bryan Wager scored with 34 seconds remaining when he beat Fredonia ...

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Lake Erie Lugnuts at the Perfect Game Underclass Elite Tournament in Cartersville, GA.  Southwestern Central School sophomore Mitchell Pascarella is second row, third from the left and Dunkirk resident Peyton Ahlstrom is second row on the right end.

Two local athletes participate in Elite Baseball Tournament

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Dunkirk resident and Canisius High School sophomore Peyton Ahlstrom and Southwestern Central School sophomore Mitchell Pascarella recently returned from Cartersville, Georgia where they participated in the Perfect Game Underclass Elite Baseball Tournament. Members of the Lake Erie Lugnuts team ...

Gowanda-Pine Valley falls to Kennedy

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers dropped to the Kennedy Bears, 43-20, as the Bears quarterback James Bailey had a career day. Bailey, a senior, threw 14 of 21 for 233 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Mike Nawojski, senior, added 110 yards on the ground off of ...

Four things to OBSERVE today against Denver

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1. Does the defense dominate, again? The New York Jets only tallied 38 rushing yards on 15 carries. That’s 2.5 yards a rush. The Carolina Panthers, with Cam Newton, Christian McCaffrey and Jonathan Stewart in the backfield, ran for 77 yards on 28 attempts; only a 2.8 yards-per-rush game for ...

Peterman still just a backup, for now

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Once halftime struck in Carolina, the Buffalo Bills were down 6-0 to the Panthers. Despite not scoring a point, the passing game was underwhelming to say the least. Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor throw for 15 yards, however, a sack of minus nine yards left his stat line reading as such: Five ...

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Dunkirk kicker Jordan Francis (18) follows through on the PAT held by running back Issiah Velez (23) in Friday’s win over Olean.

Francis, Surma gain respect amongst coaches and teammates

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By M.J. STAFFORD The Dunkirk Marauders have two players this year that are unique in the school’s long, storied football history: They’re girls. Jordan Francis and Olivia Surma are kickers for the varsity football team. The juniors “strictly kick field ...

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Geneseo’s Jamie Forken (3) and Fredonia’s Danielle Spring (15) fight for possession in Saturday afternoon’s women’s soccer game in Fredonia.

Blue Devils fall to nationally ranked Knights

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Special to the OBSERVER The nationally ranked Geneseo Knights stymied the Fredonia Blue Devils, 3-0, in SUNYAC women’s soccer action Saturday afternoon. The Knights (7-0-1, 2-0-0), ranked No. 9 in the latest NCAA Division III poll, did all their scoring in the first half and allowed no ...

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Fredonia’s Hallie Christopher send the ball over Courtney Silberer of Cortland in Saturday’s SUNYAC matchup.

Lady Blue Devils split on Day 2 of Pool Play

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Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia split its Saturday matches during SUNYAC Pool Play at Dods Hall, defeating Cortland before falling to Brockport. The Blue Devils outlasted Cortland in a Saturday noon match, 3-2, by set scores of 25-13, 16-25, 25-20, 20-25 and 15-11. Kristen Stanek was the ...

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Dunkirk’s Issiah Velez evades Olean’s Zach Parr on a running play during the Marauders’ 28-0 shutout of the visiting Huskies Friday night.

Dunkirk moves to 4-0

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Facing its toughest test of the season, Dunkirk (4-0, 3-0) came through with flying colors Friday night at Karl Hoeppner Field, as the Marauders used an impressive performance by the offensive and defensive lines in dismantling the Olean Huskies (2-2, 1-1), 28-0, in Section VI Class B2 ...

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Silver Creek-Forestville’s Dylan Weber jumps in front of Akron’s Derek Holtz to make an interception that sealed the Black Knights’ 13-6 win Friday night.

SC-F clips Akron

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek-Forestville Black Knights came out on top with a hard fought victory over the Akron Tigers 13-6 in non league action Friday night. Akron took the lead on the first play of the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jake Sarow. The Tigers were aided by ...

Badgers slow start leads to 22-9 loss in Depew

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OBSERVER Staff Report DEPEW — Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton (1-3, 0-3) fell to the Depew (2-2, 2-2) Wildcats 22-9 Friday night in Class B2 South football. The Badgers entered the game without starting offensive lineman Jamison Horch, and were unable to get the offense rolling as the Wildcats ...