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Great Kills wins state

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Great Kills, of Staten Island, won the 8-10 Little League softball state championship on Sunday at Joe Karnes Field in Dunkirk. After a 3-2 win over Westfield in 10 innings on Saturday, Great Kills needed to win twice on Sunday to eliminate North Shore, who had not lost in the tournament before ...

Riding solo

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A decent percentage of golf course patrons are solo golfers. A retiree has nothing to do in the middle of the day and decides to play nine. The competitive spirit gets the better of a golfer before a tournament and they decide to work on their game the night before. Or, like me, a guy just ...

Yankees need to add starting pitching at deadline

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As the All-Star break comes to a close, the shift of focus in Major League Baseball turns to the trade deadline. While the Yankees missed out on All-Star slugger Manny Machado, the Bronx Bombers can now finally focus on addressing the biggest need on the roster — starting pitching. So, who is ...

For the Record

For the record

Senior baseball Chautauqua County Men’s Senior Baseball Giants 13, Braves 12 With a combined 32 hits between the teams, the Giants edged out the Braves 13-12 in an offensive battle Friday night. Cody Wicks led the Braves going 3 for 4 at the plate with a home run, two runs scored and ...

A heartbreaking ending

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Prior to this year, Westfield never had a little league team make a run to the state tournament. This year, it nearly had a state finalist. Westfield’s playoff run came to a heartbreaking end on Saturday afternoon, as the 8-10 softball All-Stars suffered a devastating 3-2 loss to Great ...

Sunset Bay Shoot Out concludes

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The eighth annual Sunset Bay Shoot Out was another success. The weather report was a bit questionable, with strong southeast winds predicted, but most of the contestants reported with fish. Captain Don Ruppert has been the driving force that initiated this event, and before the weigh-in ...

Monster Trucks take the stage

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The Aftershock Monster Truck Races took over the Chautauqua County Fair on Saturday night at the grandstand. Pictured is Nothing But Trouble in action Saturday.

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Adult golf Wednesday Travel League Robert Calph and Ed Tofil tied for the low round of 85 at the challenging Diamond Hawk Golf Course in Cheektowaga. Calph was the overall winner on a tiebreaker and earned his 11th career victory, putting him in a tie for 15th place all-time with Mike Baron ...

Westfield wins again

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Westfield (2-1) eliminated Montgomery (1-2) on Friday afternoon, 3-1, behind the two-hit pitching of Mackenzie Schumaker (11 strikeouts), plus alert base-running and timely hitting, as the state Little League 8-10 softball championship tourney continued Friday at Dunkirk’s Joe Karnes ...

Big Fish Friday is nice and sunny

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2018 is the eighth year in a row that the Sunset Bay Shoot Out has had nice weather. At least it has been sunny and dry. Each year’s event has started off with a tune-up called Big Fish Friday (BFF), where the competing teams have an incentive to find bigger size fish for the main event on ...

Dunkirk wins tourney

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Submitted Photo The Dunkirk 9-10 Little League All Star team won the District 38 non-sanctioned tournament held recently in Fredonia, by defeating Brocton in the championship game on Wednesday. Team members included Isiah Ruiz, Josh Lemanski, Gabe Valentine, Dylan Ott, Anthony Piede, Greg ...

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Adult golf Shorewood hosts Marigold Golf Tournament The weather was perfect at Shorewood Country Club, as it hosted the 52nd Marigold Golf Tournament on Friday. The theme for this year’s tournament was a Poker Run. The winning hand was won by Michele Borrello Grisanti. The overall ...

Westfield stays alive

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Westfield (1-1) stayed alive and eliminated East Greenbush (0-2), 10-2, as action continued Thursday at Joe Karnes Field in Dunkirk at the statewide Little League championship tournament for 8-10 softball. Winning pitcher Eva Gnadzinski recorded 13 strikeouts and walked one. She also had ...

Jagoda III visits with Jammers

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JAMESTOWN — Frank Jagoda III sat in the bleachers down the left-field line at Diethrick Park last week, looked out at the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game playing out before him and marveled at the serendipity of it all. “There’s a high school kid from San Diego with a kid ...

Brocton, Dunkirk in tourney final

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OBSERVER Photo by Aaron Lundmark Issiah Ruiz of Dunkirk gets ready to throw a pitch against Brocton Thursday in Fredonia, during the championship game of the District 38 non-sanctioned Little League baseball tournament for 8-10 year olds. Dunkirk beat Brocton, 22-10, to win the tournament.

Bull riding held at county fair

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OBSERVER Photo by Aaron Lundmark Jack Bowman rides a bull during the Cross Over The Line Bull Riding event Thursday at the Chautauqua County Fair. This is the first year the fair has hosted the event.

Evans Force wins tourney

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Submitted Photo This past weekend, the Evans Force 16u team went 5-0 to win the Mel Ott Extravaganza 16u gold bracket. They defeated the No.1-seeded Cayuga Gamblers, 11-3, to win the championship. Included in the picture from left to right, front row: Maddie Tempski (Lake Shore), Evie Butlak ...