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 Grace Bowers poses for the camera with her first fish, a nice rock bass.

Challeging weather may be on the way for local anglers

Anglers may want to stick closer to home port with the stormy weather on the forecast. Numerous reports indicate that the fish are in shallow water, so that could work in your favor. Yellow perch reports are erratic with some reports of larger catches while others indicate a few dozen fish ...

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Pictured is Gracie Conlan, age 11, of Frewsburg (left) being instructed by Silver Creek’s Hannah Seiders from the starting blocks for Chautauqua Jets club track and field program. The Jets goal is to expose Chautauqua County athletes to the Junior Olympic circuit, so those athletes may be more eligible for athletic scholarships.

Turn on the Jets

OBSERVER Staff Report The Chautauqua Jets club track and field team is beginning their training of local athletes during the offseason this summer. The Jets are a club team, seeded with funds from the city of Dunkirk, that looks to give high school athletes an opportunity to showcase their ...

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Little League in swing

OBSERVER Photos by Jeremy Izzio At top, CoPar Construction’s Ethan Leid launches a deep line drive to right field during his team’s 10-12-year-old Fredonia Little League game against Gullo Greenscape. At right, Luca Gullo delivers a pitch versus CoPar Construction. Below, Family ...

CHRIC Golf Tournament to play at Chautauqua Lake, July 29

There’s still time to sign up for the 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) will be holding it’s 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 29, at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, ...

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Pictured from left are Richard Burgstrom and Adrianna Pencek, who are this year’s recipients of the Bob Frame Memorial Educational Grants.

High school bowlers awarded with Educational Grant

The Grape Belt USBC Youth Bowling Association has awarded two bowlers with Bob Frame Memorial Educational Grants. The grant is awarded to one graduating high school senior boy and girl. Participants must be members of the association. Each participant must complete an entry form, bowl six ...

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Pictured is Fredonia pitcher, Hannah Cybart, who recently was named to the CCAA West I First Team All-Stars. In her final season at Fredonia, Cybart’s efforts from the circle have been rewarded as she received the Pitcher of the Year award for CCAA West I softball for the 2017 season.

Hannah Cybart named 2017 Pitcher of the Year

Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart has been named the 2017 Pitcher of the Year in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West I softball. Sydney Burk of the Southwestern Lady Trojans has been named Player of the Year while Dunkirk Lady Marauders’ coach, Michelle Poweski, was honored as ...

Erie Downtown Showdown 3-on-3 basketball announced

ERIE, Pa. — The Erie, Pa., YMCA and Rebich Investments announces the 6th Annual Downtown Showdown 3-on-3 basketball tournament on July 29-30, 2017. The tournament will be played at the Millcreek Mall Mad Mex parking lot in Erie, PA with players ranging from grade 2-3 to adult divisions. To ...

Gowanda alumna becomes finalist for Scholar-Athlete of Year

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va — The Mountain East Conference announced the 12 male and 12 female finalists for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Taylor Olson, a softball pitcher formerly of Gowanda, is the representative from Notre Dame College. The freshman ended her 2017 campaign with an ERA of ...

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Former Dunkirk resident Nina Bautista Lynch running in the Buffalo Marathon 2017.

Dunkirk native runs in memory of the fallen

Special to the OBSERVER Nina Bautista Lynch was born to run. She has been running since she could walk. She ran on teams for Dunkirk High School as well as cross county for Brockport State College. Her running did not stop there. Through the years she has been involved in many marathons and ...

Gowanda’s Matt Kruszka earns All-Western NY honors

OBSERVER Sports Report The All-Western New York baseball team has been announced for the 2017 season and Gowanda’s Matt Kruszka earned First Team honors from the infield. Silver Creek catcher, Sam Mullen, and North Collins infielder, Brandon Zielinski, both made the All-Western New York ...

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Pictured is Cassadaga Valley’s Alyssa Hahn, who recently received Pitcher of the Year honors for her efforts during the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association’s 2017 season.

West’s best

OBSERVER Staff Report The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West II softball division has announced its postseason awards and Cassadaga Valley’s Brittyn LeBaron, along with Panama’s Madalyn Bowen, have been named Co-Players of the Year. Pitcher of the Year honors went to ...

For the Record

Youth soccer Travel league Concord FC 7, BAYSO 1 Concord ended its season on a high note with a team win vs. BAYSO. Seven different goal scorers showed the balance of Concord. Max Sturniolo, Anthony Piede and Henry Leone (PK) had the first-half tallies for the winners. David Barrett, Sam ...

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North Collins’ Rebecca Cyrek has been named to the CCAA East II First Team All-Stars following a 2017 season where she helped the Lady Eagles reach the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four.

Memorable season

OBSERVER Staff Report Frewsburg’s Olivia Lynn has been named Player of the Year for the 2017 CCAA East II softball season. Franklinville Lady Panther Ally Haskell was honored as Pitcher of the Year for 2017. Jan Warren of North Collins was named Coach of the Year, while Frewsburg took home ...

Experiencing the Great Lakes in one-of-a-kind style

Summer-like weather has finally arrived and many of us are spending as much of our free time as possible enjoying the Outdoors in western New York. Now if only we could spread some of the congested activities out over a bigger time frame. For instance, The annual Southtowns Walleye Association, ...

For the Record

Adult golf Gowanda Country Club Ladies League (June 14) — First Low Gross: Kim Gier, Lois Piscitelli, 42. Second Low Gross: Mary Ann Hoisek, 46. First Low Net: Donna Colletta, 36. Second Low Net: Diane Meli, 38. Announcements Gowanda Summer Recreation registration set for June ...

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Pictured is a scene from the first CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament.

2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament registration still open

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) will be holding its 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 29 at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, Chautauqua. Josh Freifeld, Executive Director and the CHRIC Board of Directors invite the ...

Photo courtesy of World Armwrestling League
Pictured at the table, on right, is Dunkirk’s Adam Wilmot getting ready to do battle against Dan Bellefeuille, who he would beat to win the World Armwrestling League’s Chicago Qualifier in May of this year. The win earned him a spot in the WAL Championships, which were to be held in Las Vegas on June 29.

Championship road

Dunkirk’s Adam Wilmot has made quite a name for himself in the professional armwrestling world. Over the past two years Wilmot has qualified for two World Armwrestling League Championships, traveled the country pulling the best names in the sport, suffered injuries, rehabbed and ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Art Asquith reacts during “An Evening with Art Asquith” held recently at Cassadaga Valley High School.

An evening with Cassadaga Valley legend, Art Asquith

SINCLAIRVILLE — Folks entering the gymnasium at Cassadaga Valley Central School on Friday night were handed a piece of paper that included, among other things, a photograph of a young man - probably in his late 20s or early 30s - who was sporting an ear-to-ear grin. The image, which was ...

Emilee Hanlon competes in the New York State Public High School Division 2 high jump.

Two-sport dominance: Hanlon thrives in softball, track and field in spring

Emilee Hanlon — Dunkirk shortstop, scholar and track and field star — has been a major headline for the Lady Marauders in 2017. As a two-sport athlete in the spring season, Hanlon has excelled in her junior year. She helped set a new school record for Dunkirk/Silver Creek in the ...

Dunkirk High School Learn to Swim Program schedule

Dunkirk High School Pool proudly offers the following summer Learn to Swim Program: Please note: all pool programming information can be found on the Community Education tab on the Dunkirk City School District webpage: http://www.dunkirkcsd.org/Page/91 and on Facebook ...