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2020 OBSERVER All-Stars

OBSERVER Sports Editor Braden Carmen and Sports Reporters Anthony Dolce and Christian Storms have selected the 2020 OBSERVER All-Stars for girls basketball in the winter sports season. Listed below are the players honored from the OBSERVER coverage area, which includes 11 high schools: Brocton, ...

Fredonia alum Voss has stellar senior season cut short

Former Fredonia Hillbillies ace lefty Cameron Voss has had a bumpy road since moving on from his orange and black roots. Voss, who was a key contributor to Fredonia’s 2013 State Championship, had some relatively high expectations after graduating high school in 2015. Originally committing to ...

Jayhawks Swimming and Diving inks three recruits

JAMESTOWN — Looking to keep adding to the Jamestown Community College swimming & diving team, head coach Todd Conklin has inked three more signees. The new signees include two local swimmers in Tia Moppert from Gowanda Central School and Colby Pantall from Maple Grove High School. To ...

Gowanda places 3 on CCAA Div. 2 Wrestling First Team

OBSERVER Staff Report Maple Grove led the way with five grapplers honored as Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 wrestling coaches recently announced their all-star team. Lukas Baer (113 pounds), Luke Tomlinson (132 pounds), Kyle Trim (182 pounds), Jake Tomlinson (195 ...

Dunkirk’s Nadara O’Dell named CCAA West 1 Player of the Year

Nadara O’Dell spent most of the season atop the stat sheet for the high-scoring Dunkirk Lady Marauders. The rest of the league clearly took notice, as O’Dell was named the CCAA Division 1 West Player of the Year. “It’s really great for her. Nadara had a great season. She scored almost ...

What if spring sports return?

In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the entire sports world at every level has been put on hold. Leagues like Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League have all had to postpone games, while the NCAA cancelled the March Madness college ...

Hunters in NY harvested more than 224,000 deer in 2019-20

Hunters in New York harvested an estimated 224,190 deer during the 2019-20 hunting seasons, State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Monday. “Regulated hunting benefits all New Yorkers by reducing the negative impacts of deer on forests, ...

Revisiting a typical Browns game

The coronavirus pandemic has suspended play of nearly every sporting event across the globe, leaving a huge void in the lives of sports fans looking for something to watch on TV. CBS has tried to fill time with old March Madness games. On what would have been Opening Day for Major League ...

Beehler, Carter, Nance, O’Dell all commit to play for Ricker at JCC

One of the most heart-breaking stories from the winter sports season was that the Dunkirk Lady Marauders girls basketball team could not complete its journey toward a state title. Seeking the program’s first ever state championship, the all-senior Dunkirk starting five saw their high school ...

Priscilla Seybold Memorial Bowling Tournament held at Lucky Lanes

Special to the OBSERVER Lucky Lanes Junior Bowling announced the winners of the Priscilla Seybold Memorial Singles Tournament held Feb. 9 at Lucky Lanes. This is the third year for the tournament, which was renamed this year after Priscilla Seybold, who was one of the most instrumental ...

Darwins Health Club urges safety while staying active

Special to the OBSERVER The management of Darwins Health Club would like to wish everyone well during this trying period. In response to the mandated shut down of business we encourage all people, members of gyms and non-members, to do their best to stay healthy and fit. Maintain established ...

TRZ reschedules Kidz Fun Run

FREWSBURG — The Relief Zone (TRZ) fundraising committee is rescheduling its 8th Annual 5K/10K/Kidz Fun Run from Saturday, April 18, to Aug. 8, at the Frewsburg Firemen’s Grounds. The race will begin at 9 a.m. followed by awards at 11 a.m. This years 10K Race is apart of the Chautauqua ...

Perch are hugging the bottom

This is not the first time the Sportsman’s Journal has appeared on a Saturday. Over the past few years, the SJ has appeared on Saturdays usually covering a Big Fish Friday fishing tournament event. With the coronavirus situation, it is hard to say if there will even be any fishing tournaments ...

Westfield’s Jafarjian, Johnson named CCAA West 2 First Team All-Stars

The Westfield Wolverines won back-to-back league titles in the CCAA West 2 Division, and with those two titles came two First Team selections this season. Seniors Ryan Jafarjian and Michael Johnson were selected as First Team All-Stars by the CCAA West 2 Division in the league’s season ...

OBSERVER High School football schedule revealed

The 2020 Section VI high school football schedule was released earlier this week. Here is a list of all the games by week for the teams in the OBSERVER coverage area, tenatively scheduled and subject to change if necessary. Week 1: Sept. 11-12 Friday CSP at Chautauqua ...

Silver Creek’s Abby Rice, Gowanda’s Miya Scanlan named to First Team

Silver Creek’s Abby Rice and Gowanda’s Miya Scanlan have had quite a few battles over the years as division rivals. As the top scorer for their respective teams, Rice and Scanlan often are compared against each other’s successes. This year, in the league’s offseason awards, the two both ...

DEC announces trout, salmon fishing season opens April 1

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded New Yorkers that trout and salmon fishing season opens on Wednesday, April 1. New York’s coldwater lakes and streams offer springtime trout anglers the opportunity to pursue trout in a wide array of ...

Fredonia native Jenn Suhr forced to put Olympic plans on hold

With the International Olympic Committee officially putting the 2020 Summer Olympics on hold until 2021, the preparation and training of athletes slated to compete has been put on hold as well. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Olympics, the sporting world, and the COVID-19 panic as a ...