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Sherman beats Brocton, 62-40

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BROCTON — The Sherman Wildcats topped the Brocton Bulldogs, 62-40, Wednesday in a CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball matchup. The Wildcats blew open a close game by scoring 28 in the final quarter. Brocton led at halftime, 25-19. Jared Gleason had a big game for Sherman, with 20 ...

Knights win in Salamanca

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OBSERVER Staff Report SALAMANCA — The Silver Creek Black Knights routed Salamanca, 81-42, Tuesday in a CCAA East 1 high school boys basketball contest. Silver Creek took a 15-4 lead into the second quarter and was up by 23 (38-15) at halftime. Jarmani Benton had a big game for the ...

Photo by Gene Pauszek
These wintertime gobblers are a reminder that the National Wild Turkey Federation  Banquet is this Saturday.

Ice fishing action heating up

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Ice fishing comes alive as the sun sets on Chautauqua Lake. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut commented that there is a lot of safe ice cover in the 5 to 10 inch range over most of Chautauqua Lake, but there was some ice near Mayville, that was reportedly questionable. You can spot ice shanties ...

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Dunkirk’s Darnell Butts goes up inside over Maple Grove’s Zach Fischer Wednesday.

Dunkirk dominates

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OBSERVER Staff Reports BEMUS POINT  — Devaun Farnham led Dunkirk to an 82-53 victory over Maple Grove on the road in a CCAA Div. 1 West high school boys basketball game on Wednesday. Farnham had 29 points for the Marauders, while “consistently getting to the rim,” according to ...

SC stifles Salamanca

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Black Knights girls basketball squad handled Salamanca, 59-30, in a CCAA East 1 high school game Wednesday night. Abby Rice starred for Silver Creek (7-3, 1-2) with 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Tessa Douglas contributed 10 points ...

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Giovani Russo of Fredonia (black uniform) grabs Dunkirk’s Cole Golembieski during high school wrestling action Wednesday at Dunkirk High School.

Fredonia wrestlers defeat Marauders

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OBSERVER Staff Reports The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team defeated Dunkirk, 47-25, at Dunkirk High School on Wednesday. Jake Skinner, Ceric Kristan, Hector Colom and Lucas Hoffman all scored wins by pinfall for the Hillbillies, while Giovani Russo won by a technical fall. Alex ...

Dunkirk girls, Fredonia boys win as rival schools bowl off

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OBSERVER Staff Reports Dunkirk’s girls team and Fredonia’s boys team won their bowling matches by 4-0 scores as the rival high schools faced off Wednesday at Lucky Lanes. The Lady Marauders pushed their record to a stellar 34-2 with a 908-805-780-2,493 day. Fredonia’s girls (6-26) ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Gowanda at Silver Creek Pine Valley at Forestville Girls basketball Chautauqua Lake at Dunkirk Boys hockey St. Joe's at Steelers Bowling Forestville at Clymer Fredonia at Silver Creek Boys swimming Frewsburg at ...

Lake Shore girls win

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CHEEKTOWAGA — The Lake Shore Lady Eagles got out to a huge lead in the first quarter and never looked back, taking care of Cheektowaga, 68-61, on Tuesday. Lake Shore (6-3, 3-1) had a 28-10 advantage after the first quarter, and although the Lady Eagles were outscored the rest of the way, ...

Dunkirk High swimmers lose to Panama, 99-76

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PANAMA — Panama/Chautauqua Lake/Maple Grove earned a 99-76 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys swimming win over visiting Dunkirk/Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville/Cassadaga Valley/Brocton on Tuesday night thanks to a double-win performance from Austin Strong in the 200-yard ...

PV boys lose to E’ville

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SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Panthers fell to Ellicottville, 67-45, in a CCAA East 2 boys basketball matchup on Tuesday at Pine Valley. Ellicottville (10-1, 3-1) held a 21-13 advantage after the first quarter, and outscored Pine Valley in every quarter. The veteran Eagles squad had good ...

Hurricane sponsor kids’ tourney

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Submitted Photos The Chautauqua Hurricane sponsored a basketball tournament for local boys and girls on Friday and Saturday. The games were played at the Salvation Army in Dunkirk. Some of the tournament’s participants are pictured here.

Dunkirk High bowlers sweep Southwestern

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JAMESTOWN — Dunkirk High School’s bowling teams keep rolling. The boys and girls squads both beat Southwestern by 4-0 scores during a Tuesday match at Jamestown Bowling Company. The Lady Marauders now have a 30-2 record this season, while the male bowlers have 20.5 wins and 11.5 ...

Fredonia girls victorious in Olean

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OLEAN — The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies girls basketball team (3-6, 3-1) grabbed a rare win in Olean, defeating the Lady Huskies in CCAA West 1 action Tuesday night. The visitors stifled Olean in the first quarter, holding the home team to just four points. “I thought we played really ...

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Southwestern’s Carissa Minarovich (21) puts up a shot while defended by Chautauqua Lake’s Alexis Jacobson Tuesday night.

Narrow defeat

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Chautauqua Lake clawed its way back from a 17-point second-half deficit to tie Southwestern with 32 seconds to play in their Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West girls basketball matchup Tuesday. It took the undefeated Trojans just nine seconds to make things right ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Cassadaga Valley at Panama Ellicottville at Pine Valley Forestville at Catt.-Little Valley Franklinville at North Collins Randolph at Gowanda Silver Creek at Salamanca Girls basketball Chautauqua Lake at Southwestern Fredonia ...

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Pictured in this file photo is Zach Rybak and Gabrial Persch. Rybak, right, had a goal against Olean, while Persch, left, combined with Nicolas Novelli for 19 saves in Sunday’s win.

Steelers top Olean for third straight win

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OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — Make it three in a row for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers hockey team. Bolstered by a three-goal game from Jared Hayden, the Steelers jumped out to an early lead against the Eagles and weathered a rough second period en route to a 6-4 victory. Jacob DiFonzo ...

For the Record — Jan. 15

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Local bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek BII (Jan. 8) — Individuals: Roger Pacos 212-221-214-647, Jack Reading 221-255-641, Dave Meadows 223-213-204-640, Jerry Jesionowski 225-227-639, Tom Jagoda 204-247-635, Brandon Haase 230-203-202-635, Gene Jankowski 202-201-227-630, Greg Haase ...

Lady Wolverines fall to Maple Grove

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JAMESTOWN — Maple Grove only led Westfield by two at halftime, but outscored the Lady Wolverines, 36-6, the rest of the game for a 52-18 non-league girls high school basketball victory Saturday at Jamestown Community College. “We played good defense but you can only play good defense for ...