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Bulldogs move onto finals with 2-1 win

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OBSERVER Staff Report FRANKLINVILLE — The No. 3 Brocton Bulldogs defeated the No. 2 Franklinville Panthers, 2-1, behind the pitching of Hunter Rizzo in the Section VI Class D semifinal matchup on Thursday. The Panthers got on the board first in the third inning. Lead-off hitter Jacob ...

Submitted Photo: This year’s Children in the Stream Conference will be held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) from June 27 to 29.

Fly Fishing Conference to be Held at RTPI

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JAMESTOWN — This year’s Children in the Stream Conference will be held at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) from June 27 to 29. This is the only interdisciplinary educational fly fishing conference of its kind in the country. The cost for the three-day conference ...

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Today’s local sports schedule Friday, May 26 High School Softball Chautauqua Lake vs. Cassadaga Valley, Promenschenkel Stadium, Dunkirk 4 p.m. Portville vs Maple Grove, Promenschenkel Stadium, Dunkirk, 6:30 p.m. High School Track and Field County meet at Dunkirk High School Adult ...

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Bass anglers checking out the shallows by the Dunkirk boat launch.

Fishing continues to be hit-or-miss for local anglers

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Fishing has been pretty good lately for a lot of anglers, but not all. Nighttime walleye fishing was on fire recently. Jason Robinson, the warm water species biologist at the DEC fisheries station in Dunkirk, commented that over the last week or so, 14 jaw tags for walleye and five transmitters ...

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Steve Purol is tagged out

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Submitted Photo After taking a turkey in some recent rain, Steve Purol went back out after some long beards he had been scouting for weeks. A light mist was falling when the turkeys pitched down and slowly heading his way. It took an hour for them to close the distance as he made some soft ...

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Silver Creek/Forestville second baseman Zak Bogosian (18) awaits a throw as Allegany-Limestone's Zack Hemphill attempts to steal second base during Wednesday's Section VI Class C1 championship baseball game at Diethrick Park in Jamestown. Bogosian tagged out Hemphill, but the Gators won, 7-1.

Gators end Silver Creek’s season with 7-1 victory

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JAMESTOWN — One of the strengths of Silver Creek/Forestville’s baseball season, according to Coach Mike Janisch, has been its defense. Unfortunately for the top-seeded Black Knights, their defense let them down Wednesday afternoon in the Section VI Class C1 championship game and they ...

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Fredonia pitcher Lucas Voss delivers during Fredonia’s Section VI Class B2 victory over Roy-Hart Wednesday at Gowanda Central School.

Fredonia sets record in 4-2 win over Roy-Hart

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GOWANDA — The No. 3 Fredonia Hillbillies won the Section VI Class B2 title with a 4-2 victory over the No. 4 Royalton-Hartland Rams on Wednesday. With the win, Fredonia set a Section VI record for most consecutive Sectional titles with seven. The streak began in 2011 and breaks the ...

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Today’s local sports schedule Thursday, May 25 High School Baseball Pine Valley at North Collins Brocton at Franklinville High School Softball Chautauqua Lake vs. Cassadaga Valley, Promenschenkel Stadium, Dunkirk 4:30 Portville vs Maple Grove, Promenschenkel Stadium, Dunkirk, 7 ...

Bulldogs advance to semis with 7-1 win over Ellicottville

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — On Monday, the No. 3 Brocton Bulldogs picked up a 7-1 victory over the No. 6 Ellicottville Eagles Monday in the Section VI Class D baseball quarterfinals. Brocton’s motto all season has been “win the inning,” and that’s exactly what they did for ...

Gens, Burr end impressive seasons on the tennis court

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OBSERVER Staff Report LANCASTER — The end of the road came for Fredonia tennis players Neil Gens and Matt Burr at the Section VI Championships on Monday. In singles play, Gens was the lone Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association to pick up a win on the day as he defeated Olmsted’s ...

1st Annual Live, Laugh, Love Lakewood Community Wellness Day

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LAKEWOOD — On June 4, the community event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a 5K or 10K Tag-team Relay Charity walk/run. The Charity Race will be run by Chautauqua Striders and Southwestern Interact, a Rotary sponsored club. All proceeds go to Nothing But Nets, a global grassroots campaign to ...

North Collins shuts out Brocton, 14-0

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OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The No. 3 North Collins Lady Eagles had an impressive showing against the No. 6 Lady Bulldogs, defeating them 14-0, in Section VI Class D playoff softball. Rebecca Cyrek was nearly perfect on the day. She threw for the complete-game shutout, and gave ...

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Fredonia hurler Hannah Cybart delivers during the Lady Hillbillies’ Section VI Class B2 matchup against Medina on Tuesday.

Down and out

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Destiny Salkowski provided the run while Emily Kams worked a masterful seven innings in the circle Tuesday afternoon as the No. 3 Medina Lady Mustangs edged the No. 2 Fredonia Lady Hillbillies, 1-0, in a Section VI, Class B2 softball semifinal at Fredonia High School. “I can’t complain ...

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Forestville third baseman Makenzie Press makes a play during the Lady Hornets’ Section VI Class D matchup against Clymer on Tuesday.

Ostrye nearly perfect in Forestville’s 5-0 victory

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FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets defeated the Clymer Pirates, 5-0, in the quarterfinals of the Class D playoffs on Tuesday. Brooke Ostrye was lights out, almost pitching a perfect game. The only base runner for the Pirates was a single by Trinidy Stacey with two outs in the bottom ...

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Pine Valley’s Kaylee Crisanti makes contact during the Section VI Class D quarterfinals Tuesday versus Panama.

Panama earns comeback victory over Pine Valley, 8-4

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PANAMA — In order to make a successful run through the postseason, a team has to be comfortable dealing with adversity. The second-seeded Panama Lady Panthers showed once again Tuesday that they arguably play some of their best softball with their backs against the wall. After falling ...

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Silver Creek's Ivee Pagels delivers to the plate during the second inning of Tuesday's Section VI Class C2 semifinal against Maple Grove in Bemus Point.

Silver Creek’s season ends with 5-2 loss to Maple Grove

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BEMUS POINT — First baseman Lizzy Harrison dug a low throw out of the dirt and held her foot on the bag just long enough for the final out to secure No. 3 Maple Grove’s 5-2 Section VI Class C2 semifinal win over No. 7 Silver Creek at Bemus Point Elementary School on Tuesday afternoon. It ...

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Today’s local sports schedule Wednesday, May 24 High School Track and Field Chaut. Lake at Portville High School Baseball Fredonia vs. Roy-Hart at Gowanda HS, 4 p.m. Silver Creek vs. Allegany-Limestone at Diethrick Park, Jamestown, 4 p.m. Youth baseball Brocton Portland ...

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The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation received a $1,500 donation today from Jim Pasierb (in blue) and Fred Tripp (in white) for the Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament to fund colon cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I’ve attached a few photos from the check presentation that was held today.

Golf tournament’s generous donation

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Submitted Photo The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation received a $1,500 donation today from Jim Pasierb (in blue) and Fred Tripp (in white) for the Gary Tripp Memorial Golf Tournament to fund colon cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I’ve attached a few photos from the check ...

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Fredonia’s Nate Shuart launches a discus during Monday’s track and field event at Fredonia Central School.

Fredonia boys, girls fall to Falconer/Cassadaga Valley

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies had three runners win multiple events, but ultimately fell to Falconer/Cassadaga Valley, 78-63. Lydia Lanski won the 100 hurdles in 15.6 seconds and the 400 hurdles at 1:13. Emily Brown was the 1,500 winner in 5:41 and also won the 3,000 ...