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Knights fall at home

SILVER CREEK — It’s no secret that the Silver Creek Black Knights boys basketball team has been one of the hottest in the area over the last couple of weeks. During their Friday night bout with CCAA Div. 1 East leading Allegany-Limestone, they just couldn’t find enough offense to keep ...

Drozdziel leads Forestville to win

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets, playing host to Cattaraugus/Little Valley, came out ready to play on Friday night. Forestville beat the Catt./Little Valley Timberwolves, 61-34, in a Section VI, CCAA Div. 2 East boys basketball game at Forestville High School. Forestville (7-6, 3-2) ...

Blue Devils basketball swept by New Paltz

The Fredonia womens basketball team fell to a solid New Paltz squad, 82-60, on Friday. Anna Chiacchia led the Devils with 17 points. Sydney Turley added 11. Jenna Einink (Westfield/Chautauqua Lake) grabbed 10 boards to go along with eight points. With the game tied at 4-all in the first ...

Devils hockey falls to No. 2 Geneseo

GENESEO — Fredonia fell to Geneseo, 3-1, a meeting of two nationally ranked men’s hockey teams Friday night. The win was the 13th straight for the Knights, a new team record. Three different players had goals for the Knights (16-1-1 overall, 8-1-1 SUNYAC), defending conference champs and ...

Forestville boys sweep Clymer, girls force draw

CLYMER — The Forestville Hornets boys bowling team kept up its impressive season on Friday night, with a sweep of Clymer, 4-0. The Forestville boys finished with a line score of 658-877-883-2,418, compared to Clymer’s score of 572-552-589-1,713. Nate Barlette-Dye led Forestville with a ...

Scriven helps Westfield get past Brocton, 57-53

BROCTON — The Brocton Bulldogs hosted rival Westfield Wolverines to a Section VI CCAA Div. 2 West, boys basketball game at Brocton High School on Thursday night. Down by three with 15 seconds to go, the Bulldogs had their chance to cap off a comeback. Brocton found their open guy in Caleb ...

Hillbillies swim past Marauders

The Fredonia and Dunkirk boys swim teams clashed together for one last battle against each other this season on Thursday, and the Hillbillies came out on top of that battle, 110-40. Fredonia’s Bill Osula highlighted the meet for the winning team, winning the 50 yard freestyle (22.80) and ...

For the Record

High school sports schedule Bowling Silver Creek at Maple Grove, 3:30 p.m. Forestville at Clymer, 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Allegany-Limestone at Silver Creek, 6:30 p.m. Catt./Little Valley at Forestville, 7:30 p.m. Portville at Gowanda, 7:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Franklinville, ...

Maple Grove boys go past Dunkirk

The Dunkirk Marauders boys basketball team lost on Thursday to Maple Grove, 85-52 in CCAA Div. 1 West action. Earl Stewart led the way for the Marauders with 17 points and freshman A’Marion Tell scored 14 points to help out in the effort. Julian Pagan added 12 points, as well. For Maple ...

Dunkirk falls to Olean

OLEAN — Sara Pfeiffer poured in 47 points, including 18 in the fourth quarter, to lift Olean to a 68-56 victory over Dunkirk in a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 girls basketball game Thursday night. "Sarah is just a different talent," Lady Marauders coach Ken Ricker ...

Fredonia falls to Trojans in league action

The Fredonia girls basketball team was missing their leading scorer in Kazlin Beers on Thursday which made it tough in their matchup against Southwestern, losing by the final score of 64-35 in CCAA Div. 1 West action. Southwestern was led by senior Erin Radack who tallied a triple-double ...

Fredonia runs past Frewsburg on the road, 68-56

FREWSBURG — In between the third and fourth quarters Thursday evening, Fredonia's huddle swayed to the beats of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline." Safe to say by that point, the Hillbillies' night was "so good, so good, so good." A 21-point lead will do that for you. Tyler Putney had 15 ...

Maple Grove tops Chautauqua Lake

MAYVILLE — Maple Grove joined together with Chautauqua Lake for the third time on Thursday evening to "Team Up Together For A Cause," as the girls basketball programs joined together to raise funds for the Suicide Prevention Foundation as well as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Red ...

Ice cover expected at ‘Winterfest’

It looks like Old Man Winter has come to stay. Freezing temperatures have set in, and brought along ice cover and some snow, at least in the higher elevations. Bear Lake was one area that had some safe ice cover for a while and numerous anglers were able to try their luck over the weekend. I ...

Gernatt leads Panthers to win over Marauders

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers were missing four of their 11 wrestlers on Wednesday, but were still able to come out on top against Dunkirk, 36-30, in a high school varsity wrestling match at Gowanda High School. In a contest filled with forfeits and double-forfeits because of a lack of ...

Lady ‘Billies beat Falconer

FALCONER — Fredonia coach Mark Putney stressed the importance of making high-pressure free throws to his new team, weeks before Fredonia’s first game in November. Wednesday, Grace Mroczka did just that. After missing the first free throw with only a second to go in a tied game on the ...

Golden Cougars top Hillbillies, 52-22, in league wrestling match

One thing an athlete will remember for the rest of their life is the final time the take the court, mat, or pool for their high school team. On Wednesday, the Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team honored four seniors, despite falling to the Falconer-Cassadaga Valley Golden Cougars in CCAA Div. ...

Portville defeats Gowanda, 61-45

OBSERVER Staff Report PORTVILLE — Portville continued its dominant season on Wednesday night with a 61-45 win over the Gowanda Lady Panthers in a CCAA Division 1 East girls basketball matchup at Portville High School. Portville (11-1, 5-0) led 23-9 after the first quarter, but from that ...

Fredonia bowlers fall to Jamestown

OBSERVER Staff Report JAMESTOWN — Jamestown earned a pair of Division 1 wins over Fredonia at Jamestown Bowling Company, prevailing 3-1 in the boys match with a linescore of 997-991-951-2,919. The Jamestown boys (21-7) were led by Austin Aldrich with a 213-234-229-676, while Kyle ...

Thunderbirds soar in Dunkirk

After a 79-37 loss in Fredonia last week, Chautauqua Lake head coach Mike Putney was unsure about his team’s effort and wondered if the boys had stopped buying in to the goals they had by the end of the night. Now, after a full week to regroup and get back on track, it’s fair to say the ...