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A busy night in the gym

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OBSERVER Staff Reports Cassadaga Valley came out of Fredonia with another league win with a three set sweep of the Lady ‘Billies, 25-11, 25-20, 25-12 on Tuesday in Fredonia. Fredonia (2-3, 2-3) was led by a pair of aces 13 digs from Maggie Mignoli. Nagely Vazquez had an ace and five ...

Fredonia’s Rey, Brown take first at Jamestown

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OBSERVER Staff Reports JAMESTOWN — Diego Rey and Emily Brown both shined for Fredonia in cross country action on Tuesday, each winning in their race in Jamestown for the Hillbillies. The Fredonia boys placed second overall, with Rey running a time of 18:27, followed by Chris Annear who ...

Lady ‘Billies beat Olean, move to 4-0

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The Fredonia Hillbillies girls tennis team won their fourth match of the season on Tuesday, with a 3-2 win over previously undefeated Olean in Fredonia. The singles matches proved to be the difference, as the Lady Hillbillies were able to win all three matches with victories from Bernie Gens, ...

Chautauqua Lake falls 3-2

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MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds’ girls tennis team lost on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a close match to Jamestown 3-2 in non-league matchup. The Thunderbirds struggled during their singles matches but dominated the doubles matches. Kira Erickson and Abby Paulus got the win ...

Fredonia girls swim team loses, 94-89

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The Fredonia Hillbillies girls swim team fell to Frewsburg 94-89 on Tuesday, but that didn’t tell the entire story. Fredonia had a double winner in Tori Spacc, who won the 100 breast stroke and 500 freestyle. In addition, three more Fredonia winners were Grace Mroczka, Jenna Sherlock and ...

Hillbillies beat Thunderbirds, 1-0

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MAYVILLE — Gabe Persch’s goal in the 14th minute was enough for the Fredonia Hillbillies in their 1-0 victory over Chautauqua Lake in CCAA boys varsity soccer play on Tuesday. Persch’s goal came off a throw in from Alex Maytum. The Hillbillies (2-0-1, 2-2-1) finished with 15 shots on ...

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High school sports schedule Girls Soccer Fredonia at Dunkirk, 7 p.m. Olean at Chautauqua Lake, 7 p.m. Silver Creek at Cassadaga Valley, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley at North Collins, 4:30 p.m. Frewsburg at Westfield, 4:30 p.m. Girls Tennis Maple Grove at Fredonia, 4 p.m. Southwestern ...

‘Billies bury T’Birds

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Halftimes are normally meant for player-coach interaction, adjustments and game strategy. Coaches usually are at the forefront of their teams at halftime. But sometimes, young athletes have all the answers, they just need to figure out how to apply them. This was the strategy at halftime for ...

Local softball players to enter WNY HoF

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Mike Tofil, president of the Lake Shore chapter of the western New York softball hall of fame recently announced that four local selections were named to the class of 2018. Wally Voss, “Big Thunder” as he was known to his teammates was a hard hitting third baseman and sometimes catcher ...

Cossin, Black Knights top Wolverines in soccer, 2-1

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SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek keeps on rolling as they toppled Westfield/Brocton, 2-1 in Section VI girls soccer action on Monday. Silver Creek looked to stay hot coming in with only one loss on the year while Westfield/Brocton was trying to get back in the win column. The first half was ...

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High school sports schedule Boys Soccer Chautauqua Lake at Fredonia, 4:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, 4:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley at North Collins, 4:30 p.m. Maple Grove at Westfield, 4:30 p.m. Girls Volleyball Brocton/Westfield at ...

Bills doomed again by slow start

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Sunday was a tale that Buffalo Bills fans are all too familiar with. The Bills fell behind way too much too early and just couldn’t recover, as the Chargers coasted to a 31-20 victory over Josh Allen’s Bills. Buffalo (0-2) was behind 28-3 after Melvin Gordon’s third touchdown of the ...

Golfer’s Diary: Aeration? What aeration?

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You get to the course excited for a round of golf on a beautiful September day. You hit your tee shot and follow it with a beautiful 7-iron onto the green. You grab your putter and strut up to check out your birdie putt. What? Aerated greens? No! It can’t be! Fall golf can be a beautiful ...

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High school sports schedule Girls Soccer Dunkirk at Falconer, 4:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Fredonia, 4:30 p.m. Cassadaga Valley at Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m. North Collins at Frewsburg, 5 p.m. Westfield/Brocton at Silver Creek, 4:30 p.m. Girls Volleyball Brocton/Westfield at Clymer, ...

Hillbillies beat Golden Cougars

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SINCLAIRVILLE — Michael Persch scored off a corner kick with approximately eight minutes remaining in the second half and the Fredonia Hillbillies defeated Cassadaga Valley/Falconer, 2-1, in CCAA play Saturday morning. Gabriel Persch gave the Hillbillies (1-0-1, ...

Silver Creek’s Decker wins West Seneca Invitational

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OBSERVER Staff Report WEST SENECA — Silver Creek cross country star Ellie Decker took first place in the West Seneca Invitational on Saturday at Sunshine Park, while leading the Silver Creek girls to a third place finish. Decker’s time of 20:56 was good enough to win while running from ...

Deer hunting season is coming soon

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It almost seems unbelievable that we are already half way through the month of September. Earlier in the week, my wife Mary and I took a ride to Olean along Route 17 to watch the Dunkirk Varsity Girls Soccer game. The result of the game was not pretty for the home team, but the scenery was. ...

Cratsley, Meder lead Lady Cougars to first home win

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OBSERVER Staff Report SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars varsity soccer team claimed its first win of the season on Friday, with an 8-0 win over Pine Valley/Gowanda. Cassadaga Valley (1-2) dominated the game on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Tara Cratsley and Sarah ...

Blue Devils drop a pair on the court

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Special to The OBSERVER ROCHESTER — The Fredonia women’s volleyball team faced perhaps its two toughest opponents of the season so far, and dropped a pair of matches at the Nazareth Invitational on Saturday. They fell 3-1 to both Nazareth and Mount Union. Against Nazareth, the Devils ...