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Today’s High School sports schedule Bowling Dunkirk at Falconer Boys basketball Hutch-Tech at Dunkirk Springville at Lake Shore Girls basketball Catt.-LV at Cassadaga Valley Southwestern at Fredonia Boys hockey Steelers at Depew Wrestling Chautauqua Lake at ...

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Saint Peterson

Senior Bryce Peterson of Chautauqua Lake Central School recently signed with the Mercyhurst North East (MNE) Saints as the first official player for the Fall 2018 soccer season. He was named team MVP and was chosen as a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Athletic Association All-Star twice. Peterson ...

North Collins tops Brocton

The North Collins Eagles boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Monday in a 69-46 victory over the Brocton Bulldogs. Brocton (0-2) led early on, with a three point lead after the first quarter and a four point lead at the half. North Collins (1-3) trailed by only a point ...

Gowanda defeats Clymer in hoops

Gowanda kept its impressive season rolling on Monday, as the Panthers defeated Clymer 69-56. Coming off a 61-55 victory over Fredonia last week, Gowanda (3-1) went to the two players that helped get the win last time out, Nate Brawdy and Ture Hassler, early and often on Monday. Hassler, a ...

Forestville’s Phil Narraway is guarded by Westfield’s Michael Johnson during a high school basketball game Monday in Forestville.

Wolverines roll Hornets

FORESTVILLE — The Westfield Wolverines jumped out to an early lead and never lost it against the Forestville Hornets Monday night, winning a non-league high school boys basketball matchup 72-55. Although the Hornets made things interesting in the second quarter, the Wolverines used an 8-0 ...

Pope’s 40 not enough as CL loses on road

FRANKLINVILLE —- Devin Pope was a one-man wrecking crew for Chautauqua Lake on Monday night. Unfortunately, the Thunderbirds' senior star needed his teammates to knock down a few more shots. Pope scored 40 points to go along with nine rebounds and nine steals, but Franklinville had four ...

Feldman finishes 4th in 2017-18 return

Special to the OBSERVER KENT, Ohio — Brittany Feldman returned to the track Saturday for the first time since competing last May at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet. Feldman, a senior, was fourth in the 400 meters in a field of 14 women at the Kent State ...

Brown finishes first, boys set new FHS record

OBSERVER Staff Report HOUGHTON —The Fredonia Indoor Track team had an impressive outing at the Houghton Early Christmas Indoor Classic, Saturday. In summation, the team achieved new personal records, set a new school record in the 4x800 meter relay, had Sectional-qualifying performances and ...

Steelers settle for tie with Lancaster

OBSERVER Staff Report A bad bounce kept the Steelers from defeating a top-tier team on Saturday night at HaborCenter in Buffalo. A goal with one second left in regulation gave Lancaster a 2-2 tie against Dunkirk-Fredonia. Before that goal, the Steelers were in control throughout the game. ...

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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy reacts after scoring the winning touchdown during overtime at an NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, in Orchard Park.

McCoy, the obvious key to Bills’ success

ORCHARD PARK — Even when the Colts knew it was coming, they couldn’t stop him. The 29-year-old LeSean McCoy did it, despite the snow, as he carried Buffalo to a 13-7 overtime win over Indianapolis with 32 carries, 156 yards and a touchdown in whiteout conditions. He proved to be the ...

Zane Moore gets a gift from Santa at the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club

Bass Pro Shop’s purchase of Cabela ideal for holiday shoppers

‘Tis the season to go shopping, and if you have an outdoor-minded person on your list, you no longer have to pick between a Bass Pro or a Cabela’s gift card. After years of negotiating, Bass Pro purchased Cabela’s for $4 billion. The message from the merger is that this will create the ...

Multiple runners qualify for Sectionals at Early Christmas Classic

Special to the OBSERVER The Dunkirk/Silver Creek indoor track team competed at Houghton College Saturday in what was named the Early Christmas Classic. It involved 35 teams and over 1100 entries for the largest Section 6 meet on record. In the boys’ 3200 meter race, Anthony Ruiz ran a ...

Fredonia’s Calani finishes in second place at Portville Invite

OBSERVER Staff Report PORTVILLE — The Fredonia Hillbillies had a solid outing at the Portville Invitational wrestling tournament, placing sixth overall out of 16 other teams. “It was a good day and it was good chance for the younger varsity guys to get some mat experience,” Fredonia ...

Randolph wins Westfield Winter Classic

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Randolph Lady Cardinals won the Westfield Winter Classic girls basketball tournament on Saturday, defeating Westfield by a score of 53-34. Sydney Hvizdzak, the tournament’s MVP, led Randolph with 23 points, six steals and five rebounds. Randolph had ...

Marauders fall against Bulldogs, 88-50

OBSERVER Staff Report AMHERST — The Dunkirk Marauders traveled to Daemen College Saturday and fell to McKinley in a non-league boys basketball game, 88-50. After a tight first quarter with the score at 19-18 in favor of McKinley, the Bulldogs turned on the after burners to outscore ...

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Fredonia’s Ian Helps (23) goes for the putback in Saturday’s 64-48 loss against SUNY Oswego. Fredonia now falls to 0-4 in conference play.

Oswego Lakers defeat Blue Devils, 64-48

Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia men’s basketball team dropped a 64-48 decision to Oswego on Saturday. Isaiah Ice was the only Devil to score in double digits, with 12 points. Justin Tapper added eight points and Ian Helps had eight rebounds. Fredonia scored first and led 11-9 early ...

Fredonia women sink Lakers, 61-45

Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia women’s basketball team evened its SUNYAC record to 2-2 with a 61-45 victory over Oswego on Saturday. Freshman Sydney Turley scored 15 points and senior Jacque Law added 14 and nine rebounds. Jenna Einink (Westfield, Chautauqua Lake) had 10 points and ...

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Fredonia’s Josh Biasillo battles for positions against Canton’s Kasey Kulczycki during Saturday’s hockey game in Steele Hall, at SUNY Fredonia.

Devils complete weekend sweep over Canton

What a way to head into winter break for the Fredonia Blue Devils hockey team. Fredonia completed a weekend sweep of Canton (2-9), punctuated by a 5-2 victory on Saturday. After a 5-1 victory on Friday over the visiting Kangaroos, Fredonia (7-5-1) jumped ahead 3-0 early in the first ...

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Fredonia’s Kyle Jelinski tussles with Reily McIntosh of Canton during the Blue Devils’ victory Friday night in Steele Hall.

Devils own the ice

Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia put in a consistent effort while downing SUNY Canton, 5-1, in non-conference men’s hockey Friday at Steele Hall. Five different players had goals for the Blue Devils (6-5-1) while sophomore goaltender Anton Rosen made 36 saves as he improved to 4-0 this ...

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Fredonia’s Justice Nauden dribbles while guarded by Alaina Lynch of Cortland during college basketball action Friday at Steele Hall.

Cortland tops FSU women’s basketball team

Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia women’s basketball team dropped a 65-52 decision to Cortland in Steele Hall on Saturday. Jacque Law and Jenna Einink (Westfield-Chautauqua Lake) had 11 points apiece and Alisha Szumigala (Forestville) grabbed 10 rebounds for the Devils. Cortland (3-4, ...