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Orange Bowl shutout

The game of football is full of twists and turns. Sometimes you have to take the ugly wins when you get them — and this one certainly was an ugly win. “This was probably the ugliest game I’ve ever been apart of,” said Fredonia/Brocton head coach Greg Sherlock. “But we got it done ...

Lady ‘Billies defeat Southwestern

The girls soccer teams from Southwestern and Fredonia split during the regular season, with Friday night’s B-2 quarterfinal as the rubber match. Both coaches expected it to be a close battle. “This was an absolute difficult match,” said Fredonia coach Brett Gould. “There is a lot of ...

Silver Creek falls to Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — Kendal Sohl made her presence felt at multiple big moments during the regular season. Friday afternoon, the Frewsburg freshman made her mark on the postseason. After leading the Bears with 15 goals during the regular season, Sohl scored her first of the playoffs to break a 1-1 ...

Three Hillbillies win CCAA swim championships

OLEAN — The CCAA Division I girls swimming and diving championships were held Wednesday night in Olean, and three Fredonia Hillbillies came away with three county championships while Fredonia finished second overall. The girls diving competition was won by sophomore Alexandra Pucci-Schaefer ...

Decker led the way for local runners at Sunset Stampede

IRVING — Dunkirk, Fredonia and Silver Creek all competed at the Sunset Stampede on Friday at Evangola State Park, but it was Silver Creek’s star runner who stole the show. Silver Creek’s Ellie Decker finished in second place in the girls race on Friday, while her team finished second, ...

Fredonia, Potsdam play to 1-1 deadlock

Matt Cullen scored for Fredonia and Justin Crovetto scored for Potsdam in a 1-1 SUNYAC men’s soccer tie Friday at University Stadium. Cullen’s goal, his third of the season, put the Blue Devils on top 1-0 in the 28th minute. A corner kick by Matt Belardi set up the goal. The Bears ...

Lady Wolverines ousted

Pictured above, Westfield/Brocton’s Jamie Black (4) lines up the ball during Friday’s Class C sectional playoff game against Maple Grove at Strider Field in Jamestown. The Maple Grove Red Dragons (2-seed) beat the 7-seeded Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines, 6-0, on Friday to advance in the ...

Hammerheads hold annual food drive

Hammerhead Swim Club recently held its annual mock meet at Brocton High School. More than 30 swimmers participated in the event to prepare for the upcoming season. As an entrance fee, swimmers brought non-perishable food items to be donated the Feeding Fredonia food drive. Hammerhead’s home ...

Marauders fall to Cheektowaga in playoffs yet again

CHEEKTOWAGA — With their backs against the wall facing the defending Class B champions, the Dunkirk Marauders football team lost on Friday night to Cheektowaga by a score of 40-8. Dunkirk (6-1, 5-seed) found themselves behind early after two quick touchdowns by the All-WNY player in ...

Southwestern eliminates Gowanda/Pine Valley

Cole Snyder and Alex Card didn’t have their usual standout games Friday night. Instead, Southwestern’s rushing attack and defense carried the Trojans to a 49-0 Section VI Class C quarterfinal win over Gowanda/Pine Valley at Charles A. Lawson Field. Sophomore Zishan Munir ran for 148 of ...

Hillbillies face B1 Maryvale in Orange Bowl tonight

With all the fun and excitement that surrounded the Dunkirk-Fredonia football game last week, the statement made by Fredonia/Brocton was something that will be remembered forever. Now, as Class B3 champions, the Hillbillies know that the hard part of their season has only just begun. ...

Dunkirk heads to Cheektowaga for the first round of playoffs

CHEEKTOWAGA — It might almost feel like deja vu for the Dunkirk Marauders football team. Last year they took their undefeated season up against Fredonia and lost just a week before the start of the playoffs. Now, they are facing the exact same scenario in 2018. The Dunkirk Marauders ...

North Collins tops Cassadaga Valley, 3-1

NORTH COLLINS — North Collins topped Cassadaga Valley three sets to one, in Section VI volleyball action on Thursday at North Collins High School. The Eagles finished their perfect regular season narrowly against a formidable opponent in Cassadaga Valley winning by scores of 25-20, 14-25, ...

Fredonia falls to Olean in playoffs, 1-0

Pictured above, Fredonia’s Caleb Reynolds looks for a place to pass during their playoff game on Thursday in Olean. It took penalty kicks to decide Thursday's Section 6 Class B-1 quarterfinal game between the Fredonia Hillbillies and Olean Huskies, with the Huskies prevailing 5-4. For ...

SUNY Fredonia unveils new Performance Center for athletes

“This is a great tool for our student-athletes and for our teams.” That’s how Jerry Fisk, director of Athletics at the State University of New York at Fredonia, assesses the role the new Blue Devils Performance Center will play in the development of student-athletes in all varsity sports ...

Wolverines top Black Knights, 7-0

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines hosted the Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights in Section VI Class C boys playoff soccer action and came away with a 7-0 victory on Thursday in Westfield. The Wolverines entered the game as the No. 2 seed finishing the regular season with an ...

Forestville pulls out win over Brocton/Westfield in three sets

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville seniors went out on top in their last home game Thursday night. The Hornets won the league game against Westfield/Brocton in three sets by a score of 25-20, 25-18, 25-18. “All six seniors started as they always do,” stated Forestville coach Sonia Ortolano. ...

Black Knights ride second half burst to 4-2 win over Catt./Little Valley

SILVER CREEK — Before the playoffs began, Silver Creek senior captain Emma Rice told her father and head coach Kevin Rice that she wasn’t ready for her high school career to end quite yet. On Wednesday, Silver Creek made sure its season would continue for at least one more game. The ...

Westfield/Brocton wins sectional playoff game, 4-2, over Salamanca

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton girls soccer team did something on Tuesday that they haven’t done in eight years — they won a playoff game. The Lady Wolverines rode Juli Smith’s three goals en route to a 4-2 Class C opening round playoff win over Salamanca at North Lake Sports ...

With cold weather coming, fishing still to be had

Hold onto your hats! Cold, blustery winds have been the order lately preventing offshore activities. There have been no offshore walleye or yellow perch reports lately, but if the wind lays down for a few days, the walleye should still be out in deep water (75 to 95 feet). Yellow perch have ...