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Fredonia’s Nikko Pucci (20) drives to the basket during Thursday’s CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball game.

Fredonia not up to challenge in loss to Maple Grove

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OBSERVER Staff Report After playing one of their finest games of the season in a 74-71 loss to Chautauqua Lake this past Tuesday, the Fredonia Hillbillies (4-10, 2-5) could not make it two strong performances in a row as they fell to Maple Grove, 67-60, Thursday in CCAA West 1 boys high ...

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Dunkirk’s Darnell Butts, left, guards Falconer’s Tylar Olson during Thursday’s CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball game.

Marauders hit century mark two games in a row

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OBSERVER Staff Report Noah Sobilo and the Dunkirk Marauders (8-5, 3-1) got off to a blazing start from behind the arc, which led to a lopsided 107-30 victory over the Falconer Golden Falcons Thursday in CCAA West II boys basketball played at Dunkirk High School. Sobilo ...

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Chautauqua Hurricane Anthony Hodge has left the team as he was  recruited to play in Oaxaca City, Mexico.

Two Hurricane players accept call to play in Mexico

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When Jerome Moss became coach of the Chautauqua Hurricane, his main objective was to give basketball players a chance to move on and pursue their basketball dreams. Just four games into the season, two of his players have received a call to further their basketball careers as Marcus Feagan ...

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Fredonia’s Hector Colom, back, takes down Dunkirk’s Billy Seiders for two points during their 138-pound match of Thursday’s CCAA high school wrestling meet.

Battle of endurance

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Thursday’s CCAA high school wrestling match between rivals Dunkirk and Fredonia was just the match both teams needed. Fredonia, wrestling for the third time in three nights, finally faced a team of equal skill level as it had two tough losses to Olean (No. 3 in Western New York) and ...

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Westfield’s Eric Fermier makes a pass during Thursday’s CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball game against Sherman.

Sherman tops Westfield for third time

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OBSERVER Staff Reports WESTFIELD — Julio Torres’ career night came in defeat as the Sherman Wildcats defeated the Westfield Wolverines, 66-52, Thursday in CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball. Torres finished with a team-high 21 points. After being held scoreless in the ...

Steelers top Buffalo for sixth straight win

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OBSERVER Staff Report Make it six in a row for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers. On Wednesday evening in Buffalo, the team was victorious again — this time defeating the Explorers, 5-2. Offensively, the Steelers got going real quick. Twenty seconds into the game, Christopher Buchanan ...

Eggleston, Douglas pace Knights to win over Salamanca

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OBSERVER Staff Report SALAMANCA — Harmonie Eggleston (17 points) and Tessa Douglas (11 points) both scored in double figures to help lead Silver Creek to a 47-32 CCAA East 1 victory over Salamanca. Eggleston also collected five steals while Douglas grabbed seven rebounds. Emma ...

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Dunkirk’s Kenny Pisa, left, looks to hold off Olean’s Icar Simon during Wednesday’s CCAA Division 1 wrestling meet.

Take it to the mats: Huskies take down Marauders, 51-24

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Dunkirk dropped its Senior Night meet, 51-24, to CCAA foe Olean Tuesday, as the honored quartet went 2-2 on the night. “Competing’s a decent word,” Dunkirk head coach Joe McMurdy said when asked how he’d describe his team’s effort Wednesday night. “We just get pinned too much. ...

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Canadaway Creek was running high and fast Wednesday evening.

Weather plays tricks on local sportsmen

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Western New York fishing and outdoor prospects are in another state of transition. It’s too warm for snow sports, too windy to head offshore, the ice is disappearing daily and the creeks are running too high and fast. There was a warning issued by the Chautauqua County Sheriff Department ...

Cybart sisters lead Lady Billies to victory

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MAYVILLE — Hannah and Caitlyn Cybart combined for 33 points as Fredonia got the better of Chautauqua Lake, 54-34, in CCAA West 1 play. “Hannah and Caitlyn did a great job leading the team in offense,” Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle said. “I was real pleased with our effort. I thought ...

Dunkirk girls move to 36-0

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JAMESTOWN — Dunkirk’s boy and girls bowling teams earned 4-0 sweeps of Southwestern Wednesday afternoon at Jamestown Bowling Co. during CCAA action. In the girls match, the Lady Marauders remained perfect, moving to 36-0 on the season, as Olivia Corbett rolled a 215-225-171-611 series ...

Bulldogs take four from Black Knights

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OBSERVER Staff Report Brocton (23-13) earned the 4-0 sweep with a linescore of 784-701-730-2,215 compared to Silver Creek’s 778-696-680-2,162 at Lucky Lanes on Wednesday in CCAA boys high school bowling. Jordan Krystofiak led the Brocton charge with a 199-523. Josh Powell rolled a 199 ...

Stanbro leads Hornets past Eagles

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NORTH COLLINS — Kalvin Stanbro scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the second half to help the Forestville Hornets (4-4, 2-1) leave North Collins (2-9, 0-3) with a 54-45 victory in CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball. Trent Hartloff did the damage in the first half with all 10 of ...

Lady Hornets get first win of season

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FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets (1-8, 1-3) picked up their first win of the season with a 57-28 verdict over winless North Collins (0-4, 0-7) on Tuesday in CCAA East 2 girls high school basketball. Gabbi Gadewoltz and Clare Kingsfield paced the Lady Hornets with all-around solid ...

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Suhr records best jump of 2017

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Fredonia native Jenn Suhr reached the world’s highest height in the pole vault for 2017 with a leap of 15-feet-10-inches this past Saturday at the Doug Raymond Invitational. The previous best for 2017 was 15-3. Suhr attempted one jump at her world record of 16-7¢ but failed.

Paterson flirts with 300 game in Silver Creek victory

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SILVER CREEK — Cory Paterson cracked a 279 game and was a strike away from a perfect 300 in leading the Silver Creek Black Knights (11-21) to a 4-0 sweep of the Randolph Cardinals (6-32) on Tuesday in CCAA high school bowling. Paterson had strikes in the first eight frames before having to ...

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Fredonia’s Jin Kim, left, takes down Olean’s Kyle Liguori during his 17-2 technical fall victory of Tuesday’s CCAA high school wrestling meet.

Depleted by injuries, Hillbillies fall to Huskies

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The injury-riddled Fredonia Hillbillies dropped a 57-20 decision to Olean on Tuesday in CCAA high school wrestling action. Fredonia, which is ranked No. 6 in Western New York, had a very young lineup with freshmen competing at 170, 182, 220 and 285 against the No. 3 ranked Huskies. “Guys ...

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Westfield’s David Grayson (11) looks to push the ball up the court during Tuesday’s CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball game against Panama.  Also pictured is Panama’s Lucas Golden  (14).

Balanced attack leads Wolves past Panthers

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WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines (4-6, 3-2) used a balance scoring attack and solid defense to take down the Panama Panthers (1-11, 1-5), 51-37, Tuesday in CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball. Eric Fermier and Kolby Bills each had 12 points while David Grayson had 11 and Mike ...

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Chautauqua Lake’s Aaron Swan passes the ball during Tuesday’s CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball game against Fredonia.

Pope scores school-record 38 points as T’birds top Hillbillies

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Devin Pope scored a school-record 38 points Tuesday night as Chautauqua Lake (11-1, 6-0) held on for a 74-71 win over Fredonia in CCAA West 1 boys basketball action. “Pope is arguably the best player in the league,” Fredonia head coach Greg Lauer said of the Thunderbirds’ senior who ...

Dunkirk makes light work of Maple Grove

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Dunkirk (7-5, 4-1) had six players score in double figures Tuesday night as it cruised to a 101-57 thrashing of Maple Grove (2-8, 1-3), during CCAA West 1 boys basketball action at Dunkirk Senior High School. “It was a good scoring night for us,” Marauders’ head coach Jack ...