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Gawronski has 1st collegiate shutout, 2-0

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CORTLAND — Rachel Lenard scored twice and Dunkirk native Bri Gawronski registered her first collegiate shutout for Buffalo State (4-4) in a 2-0 NEWHL victory Saturday at Cortland (1-6), completing the two-game weekend sweep. Lenard opened the scoring just 3:03 into the game with assists ...

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Panama’s Madalyn Bowen spikes the ball in Sunday’s four-set loss in the state championship. Panama was looking to repeat as state champs.

Panama falls just short of second straight title

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GLENS FALLS — With tears already flowing, seniors Quinn Payne and Gillian Figueroa embraced moments after the final Bainbridge-Guilford spike glanced off a Panama teammate and landed out of bounds. State champions in 2016, the Panthers’ hopes of repeating were dashed early Sunday ...

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Adult golf Wednesday Travel League Bob Thompson won his second event of the season, posting the low round of 77 (a season-best) at Cassadaga Country Club. Mike Wolfe was second with 80, John Waterman was third with 81, and Mike Willoughby was fourth with 82. Pat Weaver was fifth with a ...

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Michael Gilbert displays his 8-point, 180-pound buck. He tagged the trophy Saturday morning in Steuben County.

Sportsman’s Journal

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Opening day of firearms season in 2017 was a bit slow but the weather was not optimum for sighting and harvesting deer. I seem to recall having snow on the ground on most opening days of deer season when I was a teenager, but that weather pattern seems to have changed dramatically in the last ...

Blue Devils fall to NO. 6 Oswego

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OSWEGO — Oswego scored three goals in just over two minutes of the third period to avert an upset loss to Fredonia, 5-3, in SUNYAC men's hockey. The Blue Devils (3-3-1 overall, 2-2 SUNYAC) led 3-1 before the outburst by the Lakers, ranked No. 9 this week by USCHO.com. Tanner Spink scored ...

Fredonia women finish strong at Tip-Off Classic

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MEADVILLE, PA. — Tied at 54, the Fredonia women’s basketball team finished on an 11-3 run to defeat Penn State Behrend, 65-57, at the Allegheny College Tip-Off Classic on Saturday. Senior Jacque Law converted 7 of 8 free throws over the final 2:12 and finished with 21 points. Jenna Einink ...

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Fredonia swimmer Riley Drummond poses on the podium after taking second place in the state swim in the 100 backstroke.

Riley Drummond earns 2nd place at state

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ITHACA — Riley Drummond (Fredonia) made a splash at the New York state swimming and diving final held at Ithaca College, on Saturday. Competing for the state title in the 100 meter backstroke, the Fredonian came away with a time of 55:48, breaking her own personal record and the Section 6 ...

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Fredonia’s Runner of the Year, Emily Brown, competing at the New York State Federation cross country race held at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger Falls. Brown finished 138th overall against a field of over 250 of New York state’s best cross country runners.

Brown goes against the best at Federation race

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WAPPINGER FALLS — To be the best means that you got to beat the best, and that is exactly the opportunity Fredonia cross country runner Emily Brown had at the New York State Federation Cross country race Saturday, at Bowdoin Park in Wappinger Falls. “It’s the best of the best, it’s a ...

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Adult/Junior Bowling Lucky Lanes Tuesday Night Adult-Junior League (Nov. 14) — Adults: Jim Pasierb 194-189, Cindy Ellman 195, Terri Helwig 156-418, Jeanette Kuzlowski 158, Todd Langworthy 211-202-223-636, Carm Graziano 168, Ally Clement 184, Jim Ellman Jr. 242, Roger Pacos 218. Juniors: ...

Lobos lay licking on Blue Devils, 110-75

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Special to the OBSERVER HAMBURG — The Fredonia men’s basketball team fell to John Carroll, 110-75, on Friday at the Hilbert Hawk Tip-Off Tournament. Ian Helps poured in 28 points, including 12 of 13 shooting from the free-throw line to pass the Devils. Isaiah Ice added 12 points and Kay ...

Gawronski gets win as Buff. State defeats Cortland

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Special to the OBSERVER CORTLAND — Freshman Bri Gawronski, a Dunkirk native, made 26 saves for her second win in as many starts as a Bengal as Buffalo State (3-4) beat Cortland, 3-1, in a NEWHL contest. Erin Gehen scored twice and added an assist to become Buffalo State’s all-time ...

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Fredonia High School’s Riley Drummond (orange cap) competes in the 200 medley relay Friday at Ithaca College during a preliminary round at the state championship meet.

Fredonia finalists

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OBSERVER Staff Report ITHACA — Fredonia High School swimmers are going to the finals today after placing in the top 30 at three events in the preliminary rounds of the state championship meet Friday at Ithaca College. Riley Drummond broke her own FHS records in both the 100 freestyle ...

Blue Devils hockey team wins in Cortland, 2-1

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Special to the OBSERVER CORTLAND — Fredonia sophomore Tyler Riter scored the game-winning goal in his first NCAA collegiate game Friday. Riter broke a 1-1 tie midway through the first period and junior goaltender Eric Bogart made 23 saves in the Blue Devils’ 2-1 SUNYAC road win over the ...

Einink, Blue Devils, lace up for season debut

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Special to the OBSERVER The women’s basketball team has big shoes to fill with the loss of one of its most prolific players in Alexis Cheatham and a pair of starters in Kathryn Halloran and Jamie Curry. On the other hand, the team returns two starters several bench players that have proven ...

Hockey team goes viral

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Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia men’s hockey went viral with a video of a post-game celebration in which they channel professional Rick Flair. The video, featuring reserve goaltender Nick Harper, has had over 379,000 views since it was posted following a 4-3 home win Nov. 4 over then No. ...

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From left, CCAA Large School Runners of the Year, Diego Rey and Emily Brown, pose along with Fredonia cross country teammate and First-Team All Star, Josh Johnson, shortly after their state-qualifying performances in the cross country Sectional race at Bemus Point Golf Course.

Best of the best

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OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia runs away with 11 CCAA All-Star selections The 2017 CCAA Cross Country All Stars feature many talented local athletes in the Large Schools designation, highlighted by both selections for the “Runner of the Year” award. Diego Rey of Fredonia was the boys ...

For the Record — Nov. 17

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Adult Bowling Lucky Lanes Wednesday 4 Man (Nov. 9) — Ricky Burgstrom 243-259-683, Howie Burgess 205-244-222-671, Scott Kawski 234-243-660, Jim Ellman Jr. 221-243-659, Tom Battaglia, 242-216-657, Dean Ringler 233-224-652, Paul Nocek 236-247-654, Kevin Kaszuba 200-214-223-637, Jerry ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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SLUMPING. With two horrid losses in a row, the Buffalo Bills are a team in free fall. This weekend’s trip to the West Coast will not help matters. Expect the Los Angeles Chargers to send the Bills to another embarrassing defeat. Freddie sees it this way: CHARGERS 31, Bills 17 HOME teams ...

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Rob Legrano checks out a riffle above the Risley Street Bridge in Fredonia on Tuesday.

Stream fishing for trout improving

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Stream fishing for trout continues to improve on all local streams, with Cattaraugus Creek offering the best area to hook up with its larger flowage of water. Rick Miller in Irving reports that one angler reported hooking up with 20 trout on Tuesday while trolling at the mouth of the ...