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Sherlock ready for first head coaching job at FWB

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After various coaching positions since 1991, Greg Sherlock finally got the one he wanted. Varsity football head coach. Sherlock will be at the helm for the first time in his coaching career this fall for the Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton varsity program. His coaching resume includes stops at ...

Big first inning leads Knights past Wolves, 5-1 in season opener

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WESTFIELD — Silver Creek (1-0) scored all the runs it needed in the top of the first inning Wednesday afternoon, as it took care of Westfield (0-1), 5-2, in a season-opening, non-league high school baseball game at the home of the Wolverines. Black Knight lead-off man Chris Williams singled ...

Dunks for Donations game set for Friday

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The 10th annual Dunkirk Dunks for Donations will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in the Dunkirk High School gymnasium. The game will have a new look this year as the two teams that are squaring off have never met on the court, as Dunkirk School employees will play host to Dunkirk city ...

Silver Creek offense shines in 24-3 victory

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WESTFIELD — Julia Hill shined in the circle and the Silver Creek offense did its fair share in leading the Black Knights to a convincing 24-3 victory over the Westfield Lady Wolverines on Wednesday in non-league high school softball action. Hill pitched six solid innings, striking out 10 ...

Additional trout stocking to take place

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Spring has finally arrived along with some seasonal weather. Traditional heralds of the season have been upon us for weeks now, including spring peepers, robins, turkey vultures, blue birds and even wild turkeys in full strut in traditional areas. My contacts reported the crappie started ...

Lady T’birds prevail

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RIPLEY — In non-league softball action, the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds started quickly out of the gate to down the Bulldogs, 14-6. With Olivia Anderson in the circle the first three innings and the Lady Thunderbirds hitting and baserunning proving superior, the game was decided in ...

Rexford’s double sparks Bulldogs

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RIPLEY — Charlie Rexford’s two-run double in the fifth inning proved to be the game-winning hit as the Brocton Bulldogs topped the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds, 3-1, in non-league high school baseball. For the opening game of the season, it was a well-played game, according to Brocton ...

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Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart averated 18.8 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game and three assists per game. For her efforts, Cybart was named the CCAA West 1 Most Valuable Player.

A step above the rest

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Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart led the Lady Hillbillies to uncharted territory this season as they avanced all the way to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B Final Four. For her efforts, Cybart, who averaged 18.8 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game and three ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s Local Sports Schedule Wednesday, March 29 Baseball Brocton at Chautauqua Lake @ Ripley Hamburg at Gowanda Silver Creek at Westfield Softball Brocton at Chautauqua Lake @ Ripley Silver Creek at Westfield Announcements Art Asquith Senior Golf Tour ...

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A young rodeo camp participant takes a lesson from a professional cowboy on the mechanical bull at last year’s free rodeo camp in Gerry.

Gerry to host free rodeo camp in April

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By PAUL COOLEY Special to the OBSERVER The Gerry Rodeo Committee was recently notified they have again been selected by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as one of only 10 rodeo sites nationwide to host a free PRCA Championship Rodeo camp on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 ...

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Pictured is Chautauqua Lake’s Devin Pope, who was recently named the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association West I’s Most Valuable Player. Pope averaged 32.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 steals and 3.3 assists per game this past season.

The West’s best

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OBSERVER Staff Report Following the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds’ run to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Far West Regional, the team’s two leaders earned post-season awards. Junior Devin Pope, Chautauqua Lake’s do-it-all star, averaged 32.1 points, 6.6 ...

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Kick Cabin Fever Triathlon another hit

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Submitted Photo The 9th annual Kick Cabin Fever Indoor Triathlon was held last month at the Chautauqua Institution Turner Fitness Center. The event proves to be a great way for people to beat the winter blues. The indoor Tri consists of a 15-minute swim, 15 minutes on a spin bike and 15 ...

For the Record

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Adult Bowling Lucky Lanes Women’s A League — JoAnne Arnold 183-190-182-555, Chandra Davis 169, Diane Edgerton 177, Penny Haight 193-167, Cassie Pinkoski 176, Linda Powell 166, Debbie Skinner 203-198-537, Rose Spicer 163, Sara Tulipane 182 and Alyssa Velk 168-175. Announcements Art ...

Beat the Champ concludes filming at Lucky Lanes

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WBBZ’s bowling competition, “Beat the Champs” concluded its filming at Lucky Lanes on Sunday afternoon, as the championship matches were held in the adult, high school and high school team divisions. Results from the event will be aired at a later date on WBBZ. Pictured at left is Ben ...

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Dunkirk’s Malique Carter will take part in the Castricone Bouts, which will be held in Buffalo on Saturday, April 22. Carter trains out of Elevation Combat Sports Academy and will be one of four local fighters competing in the event.

Getting ready to rumble

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With approximately a dozen fights under his 16-year-old belt, Dunkirk’s Malique Carter is no stranger to the combat sports arena. The Elevation Combat Sports Academy (ECSA) student hopes that experience comes in handy on Saturday, April 22 at the Castricone Bouts, when he once again enters ...

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For the record

Announcements Art Asquith Senior Golf Tour Registration Registration for the Art Asquith Senior Golf Tour will be held at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club on Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Registration for golfers 60 years old and older will be $20 with coffee and donuts available. The Art ...

Brooks hosts events for athletes

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OBSERVER Staff Report In recognition of the month March as National Athletic Training Month, representatives of Brooks Memorial Hospital’s Sports Medicine program and Lakeshore Orthopedic Group, P.C., hosted an informational event at Walmart Supercenter in Fredonia, Saturday to raise ...

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Andy Roddick is pictured playing Pickleball, which is considered one of the “fastest growing sports” in the world. Pickleball, which is played on a court one-third the size of a tennis court, is played with paddles instead of racquets and a ball that looks like a wiffle ball.

‘Fastest growing sport’

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The sport with the funny name has been in Chautauqua County for a couple of years and is growing enormously across the country and the world. Pickleball, which is played on a court one-third the size of a tennis court, is played with paddles instead of ...

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Audrey Yokopovich looks to move the ball during Fredonia’s Saturday matchup against Montclair State.

Devils can’t hold off Montclair State

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BROCKPORT — Montclair State rallied for a 12-10 women’s lacrosse win Saturday over the Fredonia Blue Devils. The Blue Devils (1-6) led by four goals twice in the first half before the Montclair began their comeback. The Red Hawks (6-1) took their first lead, 10-9, with 10:24 left on a ...

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Fredonia’s Chatley is an ‘Unsung Hero’

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Fredonia junior swimmer Ben Chatley will be recognized next month by The One Love Foundation as the recipient of its Campus Unsung Hero Award. Chatley will receive the award April 19 in New York City for his role in 10 Million Yards for Yeardley, a week-long initiative to raise awareness of ...