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One point short

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article — the last of a four-part series — appeared in The Post-Journal in March 1994, the day after the Fredonia boys basketball team appeared in the state Final Four semifinal game. GLENS FALLS — At various times in their postseason odyssey to the New ...

Kindberg earns first place in NYSAPA writing contest

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The New York State Associated Press Association announced Thursday the winners in its 2019 competitions recognizing the best in newspaper and broadcast journalism. Scott Kindberg, the regional sports editor, received a first place in the Division II feature story category for his piece ...

Dunkirk man nearly broke a state record

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Roy Sobilo of Dunkirk spends a lot of time fishing with his friend and mentor, Captain Pienta. In case you don’t know Mr. Pienta, he is a former commercial fisherman who used to operate the tug, “Margaret Ann.” He now spends his days fishing out of a nice black and silver aluminum V hull ...

Golf scores

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FREDONIA — John Bongiovanni and Dave Criscione each shot a 36 to lead the Gene Andolina League at Vineyards Golf Course on Tuesday. Steve Dudek had the best handicap score with a 27. Scratch: Bob Golubski 37, Phil Kleeberger 38, Dan Alessi 38, Sam Allesi 39. Handicap: Phil Kleeberger ...

Mound presence

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Without the benefit of a season to judge student-athletes this spring, the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West coaches have released an honorary All-Senior Team. Southwestern’s Mitchell Pascarella received the Roger K. Moore Award as the league’s Player of the ...

Haight powers Fredonia to Final 4

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal on March 13, 1994, the day after the Fredonia boys basketball team held of Section V’s Ben Franklin in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B Far West Regional. Throughout the week, the OBSERVER is ...

NY adds eighth high school football game

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If high school football returns this fall, meaningful games will come a week earlier than originally planned. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Executive Committee approved a proposal Wednesday morning that would allow teams to play eight regular-season games ...

Tarp Skunks’ Fanning out as GM

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Last July, Frank Fanning was introduced as the general manager of the Jamestown entry in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. “My personal expectations I think are aligned with what (the fans expect),” Fanning said that sun-splashed day during a press conference held at home plate ...

Triple-double

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AMHERST — Mike Heary has had his share of eye-popping scoring outbursts this season. There were the 62 points at Traditional. The 47 at Dunkirk. The 44 at Allegany. And then there are games like the one the Fredonia Central School senior put together Tuesday night at Alumni ...

Torres honored

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CLEVELAND — The National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) has announced that Jamestown Community College’s Dan Torres is the recipient of the Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. NATYCAA traditionally recognizes the Scholar-Athletes of the Year, sponsored by ...

A season to remember

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the first installment of a “Remember When?” series on Fredonia Central School’s run to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B boys basketball Final Four in 1994. Today’s story — the first of four — is from the ...

More than muscle

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on Chautauqua Sports Hall of Famer Don Reinhoudt appeared in the Dunkirk OBSERVER in 1982, and is the latest in the newspaper’s “Remember When?” series. If you were putting together a picture of the strongest man in the world in your mind’s eye, ...

Home run hero

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in the Dunkirk Observer on July 15, 2007, commemorating Dunkirk native and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Dave Criscione’s time in the Major Leagues with the Baltimore Orioles. Three times during his brief major-league tenure, Dave ...

WMH Foundation golf tournament canceled

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WESTFIELD — Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation, recently announced the cancellation of the WMHF Golf Tournament due to the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the current restrictions on social gatherings and the concerns of logistics, the decision was made to cancel ...

Following the coaching career of Hurricane leader Jerome Moss

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Jerome Moss, the head coach for the Chautauqua Hurricane, was named the Premier Basketball League Coach of the Year earlier this month after the Hurricane got off to the best start in their league, before the rest of the season was ultimately cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the ...

Recent teams, memories worth celebrating

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For more than two months, the sports world - internationally, nationally and locally - has been shut down by the coronavirus. Despite that, there are many recent memories that I have worth sharing. It feels weird to write a story about myself, for once, after so much time spent sharing news ...

Golf Scores

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Adult Golf Vineyards Golf Course Gene Andolina League (May 22) — Scratch scores under 40: Sam Alessi 37, Dan Alessi 38, Bob Golubski 38, Mike Willowby 38. Handicap scores 36 and below: Mike Willowby 36, Dan Alessi 36, Dave Polechetti 36, Sam Alessi 36, Bob Golubski 36, Bob Patterson 36, ...

Expect a lot of traffic out on the lake

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With nice weather in the forecast, anglers can expect some good fishing over the Memorial Day weekend. Offshore anglers have been hitting the traditional walleye spawning areas after dark, with numerous anglers reportedly catching fish, including limit catches. Long line trolling straight ...

Ortiz ready to add to legacy as next great Dunkirk running back

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Entering this past football season, the Dunkirk Marauders had a solid roster ready to compete with anyone in Class B. One of the few holes on the roster was at the running back slot. Then, Pine Valley/Gowanda transfer Christian Ortiz made his name known as the next great Marauders running ...