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Shorewood Women’s Memorial tournament winners

Submitted Photo Shorewood Country Club hosted the annual women’s Memorial Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 13. It is played annually to honor all of the deceased women golfers from SCC. Winners for 2017 were the team of Susan Marsh, Lucille Marsh, Annita Luce and Jan Damico-Fiske.

For the Record

Adult golf Tri-County Country Club Overall champions Men: Dan Vona - 156 Senior: Gib Seegert - 163 Women: Nancy Taaffe - 182 Flight winners Champions flight 1) Matt Vona - 157 2) Austin White - 164 3) Buster Azzarella - 164 Presidents flight 1) Larry Hayden - 168 ...

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Three girls teams from the Lake Shore Lightning Soccer Club accomplished something special this 2017 season. All three teams are champions of their respective division and all three teams went undefeated in the process. Collectively the teams tallied a league record of 30-0-3. Lake Shore Lightning competes in the BWNYJSL from April through July. The U19 Girls team finished with a 9-0-1 record, the U16 Girls team finished with a 10-0-0 record, and the U14 Girls team finished with an 11-0-2 record. Each team is mostly comprised of girls who play soccer in the fall for the Silver Creek, Eden, North Collins, and Lake Shore school districts. However, the U16 team also had players from Falconer, Cassadaga, and Fredonia. All three teams are coached by Kevin Rice, varsity girls coach at Silver Creek and Tim Flanagan, former varsity girls coach at North Collins. Pictured is the Lakeshore Lightning Girls Travel Soccer team. They are, kneeling from left, Melody Laguttata, Taylor Farley, Brianna Krawczyk, Robin Hidy, Olivia Zbytek, Marisa Pagano, Jessica Zittel, Olivia Winder. Second row, Alexia Fuhrman, Ally Banko, Cate McConnahauy, Maddy Turnbull, Kelsie Kuharski, Kristen Wielgasz, Tara Cratsley, Morgan Lewis. Back row, Coach Kevin Rice, Jade Bouvier, Emma Rice, Julia Fuhrman, Abby Rice, Chloe Barrett, Kate Newman, Becca Holmes, Jessica Souder, Carly Barrett, Coach Flanagan.

Lakeshore Lightning completes perfect summer

Submitted Photo Three girls teams from the Lake Shore Lightning Soccer Club accomplished something special this 2017 season. All three teams are champions of their respective division and all three teams went undefeated in the process. Collectively the teams tallied a league record of 30-0-3. ...

Bill Schroeder Fall Baseball League kicks off 3rd season

The third season of the Bill Schroeder Fall Baseball League kicked off Sunday morning at Al Stuhlmiller Field at Dunkirk High School, with Fredonia dropping its opener, 7-2, to Falconer, before beating Dunkirk, 5-2, in the afternoon contest. “We have five teams this year and it’s a great ...

OBSERVER File Photo: Zed Williams handles the ball in a lacrosse game for Silver Creek.

Williams remains close to roots despite move to Rochester

On May 28 Rob Genco and Zed Williams were in two completely different mindsets. Genco, with his iPad in hand and the Twitter app open, was off-and-on refreshing his timeline waiting for Major League Lacrosse’s update on each team’s pick for the 2017 Draft. Williams, a just-graduated ...

Submitted Photo: 11-Day Power Play participants, from left: Mike Lesakowski, Class of ‘94; Chris Boron, Class of ‘95; and David Kaplan, all of whom attended SUNY Fredonia.

Making a difference

Mike Lesakowski, Class of ’94, didn’t put up big numbers in his hockey career at Fredonia. But he and his wife, Amy, clearly knocked the puck out of Buffalo’s HarborCenter with the 11 Day Power Play, a noble challenge to break the Guinness World Record for the longest hockey game ever ...

Divers Meghan Bartlett and Arron Carlson

Two All-Americans wrap up careers at SUNY Fredonia

Two Fredonia springboard divers continued a run of success in 2017 that has now stretched to a dozen years. Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown) and Arron Carlson (LeRoy) earned several post-season honors, including two All-America certificates each last March at the NCAA Division III Swimming and ...

OBSERVER Photo by Gene Pauszek: This  Western New York weird weather photo was taken Saturday on Route 60 in Dunkirk around 6:30 p.m.

Chappy Outdoor Benefit huge success with many winners local and beyond

The Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club located in Stockton has been a busy place this year. On Saturday, it was the host for the Chappy Outdoor Benefit event, and recently they hosted the New York Archery Shooter Association (ASA) Federation State Championship. The BLR&G had 58 archers from ...

OBSERVER File Photo: Nolan Hunt (15), kneeling on far left, and the Westfield Wolverines won the 2015 sectional title. Hunt advanced his athletic career as he played summer ball with the Jamestown Jammers, whose season ended in the championship game versus Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs. Hunt is entering his junior year at Canisius College in Division I baseball.

Hunt bolstered bullpen in Jammers’ record season

The Jamestown Jammers had a breakout year in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL). Over the summer, the Jammers put up a 38-17 overall record and won the 2017 West Division title. The dream season was cut short by the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, who won the the 2017 PGCBL ...

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A full house of over 100 people were on hand at the annual VIP dinner held last Wednesday at the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club.

Fish bite increases

Walleye are waiting in Chautauqua County with Chautauqua Lake offering numerous walleye limits as well as the waters of Lake Erie, from Barcelona to Irving and further west. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow reports that walleye have been active on Chautauqua Lake, at both the north and south ...

Former Gowanda/Silver Creek Black Panther Chase Scanlan (7), loads up on a shot during his school lacrosse playing days.

Family matters

Chase Scanlan scored 104 points in the 2016 season for the Gowanda/Silver Creek Black Panthers. He was the nation’s highest scorer for that season and helped his team go to the Section VI finals game. Chase moved on to play at IMG Academy for his 2017 campaign, which is down in ...

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Captains Lance Ehrhardt and Phil Switkowski are busy cleaning donated walleye for the annual VIP day dinner. Close to 100 walleye are collected for the event and Captain Lance had a hand in cleaning all of them!

VIP Day still a success a decade after inception

Wednesday was the annual VIP Day. This event has been going on for close to 10 years, and was the brainchild of three fishermen who had a background in the The Eastern Lake Erie Charter Association. Joe Jemiolo, who has since passed away, Captain Lance Ehrhardt and Zen Olow. The focus of the ...

Emily Dillenburg, of Forestville, in car A111, is seen causing some damage in the A Heat of July 25’s Chautauqua County Fair Demolition Derby. Dillenburg was one of the winners of that heat and moved on to the Sunday championships.

Like father, like daughter

It’s time for bed, but as usual, young Emily Dillenburg doesn’t want to go. She’s been in the garage with her father, Chuck Dillenburg, watching as he works on his demolition derby car. It’s Emily’s favorite thing to do. Eventually, she gives in and is taken inside. Shortly after her ...

Rafael R. Gonzalez-Rivera

Police assist vehicle lockout, leads to drug charges

Rafael R. Gonzalez-Rivera, 29, of Maple Avenue, and Onix A. Lopez-Ortiz, 37, of W. Fourth Street, were given multiple charges after a patrol responded to the car wash behind Crosby Mart on Central on Saturday. At around 5:30 p.m., officers arrived at the scene for a vehicle lockout. After ...