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The Family Martial Arts Center and the Kempo Karate Organization recently held a belt promotion ceremony. Pictured from left are Sensei Jake Eckley, Kohai Sally Chen, Kohai Cameron Ninja Matteson, Master Sensei Bill Matteson, Sempei Gwen Skelly, Kohai Alex Cornell and Sensei Don LeBlanc.

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Youth Hockey Bantam Travel Hockey NCCYHA 5, Niagara Ice Hawks 5 In a back-and-forth battle that ended in a tie, Zach Korzeniewski and Ethan Brunner scored two goals apiece while Mike Norton had a goal of his own. Assists were credited to Austin Rott (2) and Jack Swanson. In ...

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Announcements NCSA annual board meeting set for Nov. 29 The annual meeting of members of the Northern Chautauqua Soccer Association will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m., at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 334 Temple Street in Fredonia. The following agenda will be discussed: ...

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Youth Hockey Bantam Travel Hockey Monroe County 13, NCCYHA 8 Zach Korzeniewski led the high-scoring game with a hat trick while Mike Norton had two goals. Gabe Schrader, Ethan Brunner and Austin Rott rounded out the scoring with a goal apiece. Assists were credited to Brunner, ...

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The Karate Kidz Zone recently held belt stripe promotions for 2-5 year olds. In order to receive a stripe, The Karate Kidz Zone students must perform basic karate stances, that they have learned.  With each stripe, they move up to learning more advanced skills. Pictured from left are Miss Julie Lynn, Yalitzka Collazo, Jaxson Jaquith, Max Harrington, Joshua Gay and Miss Amanda.

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Announcements Dunkirk Boosters There will be a meeting of the Dunkirk High Sports Boosters on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in room 101 at Dunkirk High School. All coaches and parents are welcome to attend. Gowanda ski registration set for Nov. 21 The Gowanda Recreation “Learn to Ski” ...

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The city of Dunkirk fundraised for local organizations during this summer’s events. A combination of band donations and the mayor’s stint in the dunk tank at the Beach Bash allowed for the donation of $350 to the Dunkirk Little League. Pictured is Festivals and Special Events Coordinator Hector Rosas (left) claps as Dunkirk Little League’s Gary Haase (center) receives the check from Dunkirk Mayor Willie Rosas at the recent Common Council meeting.

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Youth Hockey WNYAHL Midget U16 Steelers 6, Rochester Americans 3 Dylan Hamed had four goals and an assist in leading the Steelers to victory. Zachary Rybak added two assists while Nicholas Pchelka and Carter D'Agostino chipped in with goals. Jared Glowniak, Stephen Aldrich and Michael ...

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Youth Hockey WNYAHL Midget U16 Steelers 5, Webster 4 The Steelers scored three goals in the third period to overcome a two-goal deficit in the victory. Zach Rybak, Jared Glowniak, Dylan Hamed and Nicholas Pchelka each had a goal and an assist. Nolan Mages scored the game-winner while ...

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Adult Bowling Lucky Lanes Women’s A League — JoAnne Arnold 181, Mary Butcher 161-172, Jackie Grant 223-179-561,Penny Haight 167, Joanie Rammelt 166, Debbie Skinner 203-177-168-548, Rose Spicer 179, Sara Tulipane 160, Alyssa Velk 162. Fumble League —  High Game: 1,004 Fredonia ...

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Pictured is Tyler West (4), who will play a key role in the Panther’s bid to reach the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four.

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For the first time in school history, the Pine Valley Panthers boys soccer team will be playing in the Class D Far West Regional, as they take on Alfred-Almond on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Sweet Home High School. Pine Valley coach David Pihlblad has watched the Section V team play twice this ...

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Adult Golf Chautauqua Golf Club Wednesday Travel League — Ron Rys shot the low round of 78 at Chautauqua Golf Club's Lake Course while Mike Wolfe was second with an 83. Rys led the front nine with a 38 while Wolfe matched Rys' 40 for low on the back nine. In the B Flight, Dave ...

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Olivia’s 5K Wish Run Fund, a fund of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF), received a generous donation of $5,000 from the 2016 Shoot for Olivia’s Wish fundraiser.  The event took place at the Hanover Fish and Game Club on Sunday, Sept. 4. A special thank you to organizers Ken Drozdziel and Samantha Vacanti who presented the $5,000 check to David Coia to support Olivia’s 5K Wish Run’s efforts to promote awareness and research for Triple Negative Breast as well as scholarships for local high school students.  Shoot for Olivia’s Wish brought in 53 shooters to the 100 Target Sporting Clays Registered event held in Forestville. Shooters came from not only several states but also Canada. Drozdziel also thanks all the sponsors who helped make this year’s event a success and to everyone who participated in the Chinese Auction and Buffalo Bills Ticket Raffle. Visit the event’s Facebook page, facebook.com/shootforoliviaswish, for a complete list of shoot results and event station sponsors. Pictured from left are Ken Drozdziel, Samantha Vacanti, as they present the Shoot for Olivia’s Wish $5,000 check to David Coia, right, of Olivia’s 5K Wish.

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Today’s Local Sports Schedule Tuesday, Nov. 1 Section VI Girls Soccer Playoffs Overall Class B Final No. 2 Fredonia vs. No. 3 Newfane, 5:30 p.m., at Williamsville North High School Section VI Girls Volleyball Playoffs Class C-1 No. 6 Gowanda at No. 2 Olmsted, 6 p.m. Class ...

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Today's LocalSports ScheduleWednesday, Oct. 26Section VIGirls VolleyballClass B-1No. 9 CSAT at No. 8 Dunkirk, 6 p.m.Class B-2No. 10 MST at No. 7 Fredonia, 6 p.m.Class C-2No. 9 Silver Creek at No. 8 Falconer, 6 p.m.Adult BowlingLucky LanesLou Nocek B-II - High team game: Kettle N' Keg 1,010. ...

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Today's LocalSports ScheduleSection VI GirlsSoccer PlayoffsClass DNo. 3 Franklinville vs. No. 2 North Collins, 5 p.m., at DunkirkNo. 4 Pine Valley vs. No. 1 Ellicottville, 7 p.m., at DunkirkAdult BowlingLucky LanesWomen's A League - High scores: JoAnne Arnold 181-168-202-551, Mary Butcher ...

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The Family Martial Arts Center and the Kempo Karate Organization held a belt-advancement ceremony on Oct. 8. Pictured above are those students who were awarded with new belts. They are, from left to right, Sensei Tim Smith, Kohai Kaydence Fish, Sempei Joshua Montes, Sempei Chris Noves, Sempei ...

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Adult GolfWednesdayTravel LeagueEd Tofil earned his third victory of the season with a 77 in the league's inaugural visit to Holland Hills Country Club in Holland. Joe Michalski finished second with 79. Tofil led both front (38) and back (39) nines. Robert Calph, Michalski and Bob Thompson all ...

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Today's?Local Playoff Sports ScheduleWednesday, Oct. 19Girls High?School?Soccer(all games at 3:30 p.m. unless noted)Eden at FredoniaChautauqua Lake at FrewsburgAnnouncementsSouthern Tier Bills BoostersThe Southern Tier Bills Booster Club will watch the Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins game on ...

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Today's LocalSports ScheduleTuesday, Oct. 18Boys High?School Soccer Playoffs(All games at 3:30p.m. unless noted)City Honors at Dunkirk, 7 p.m.Fredonia at WilsonMaple Grove at Westfield/BroctonFrewsburg at Silver CreekYouth HockeyBantam Travel HockeyBrockport 7, NCCYHA 2Ethan Brunner opened the ...

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Local Sports ScheduleSection 6 Girls Soccer PlayoffsClass B-1No. 9 Dunkirk at No. 8 Depew, 3:30 p.m.Class CNo. 9 Falconer at No. 8 Silver Creek, 3:30 p.m.No. 12 CVCS at No. 5 CLCS, 3:30 p.m.No. 10 Westfield at No. 7 Catt/LV, 3:30 p.m.Adult GolfErie Golf ClubWednesday Travel League - Bob ...

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Today's Local Sports?ScheduleSaturday, Oct. 15Girls VolleyballGowanda, Chaut. Lake, Dunkirk at Catt. LV TourneyMen's SoccerPlattsburgh at Fredonia, 1 p.m.Women's SoccerFredonia at Plattsburgh, 1 p.m.College Cross CountryFredonia at Oberlin CollegeAnnouncements'Pink The Rink' jerseys now on ...

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Today's?Local Sports ScheduleFriday,?Oct. 14FootballDunkirk vs. FWB, at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.Bennett at Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m.Gowanda/PV at PioneerALCS at CLCSSouthwestern vs. CVCS/Falconer, at FalconerSilver Creek/Forestville vs. Franklinville/Ellicottville, at FranklinvilleGirls ...

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Today's Local Sports?ScheduleThursday, Oct. 13Boys SoccerN. Collins at Chaut. LakeDunkirk at Maple GroveSilver Creek at Pine ValleyGirls VolleyballChaut. Lake at Pine ValleyYouth HockeyBantam Travel HockeyNCCYHA 5, Hamburg 1The Steelers had a well-balanced scoring attack with goals from Cooper ...