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Southwestern takes down Fredonia, 6-0

Under the lights at SUNY Fredonia on Monday night, the Southwestern Trojans brought their best to the Fredonia Hillbillies, running up a 6-0 score. Southwestern used two early-half flurries to their advantage, making all their goals early and often. “The first part of the first half was ...

Lady Marauders beat Silver Creek in 3 sets

The Dunkirk Lady Marauders took care of the Silver Creek Black Knights in three sets, 25-14, 25-16, 25-22, for a Setion VI CCAA North division volleyball win at Dunkirk High School, on Monday. “I’m excited to see the growth and improvement from the team overall,” stated Dunkirk head ...

Wolverines cruise to 9-0 victory over Pine Valley/Gowanda

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines (7-0, 2-0) continued their hot start to the season with a 9-0 victory over Pine Valley/Gowanda (2-5, 1-2), in a Section VI CCAA Division II Central boys soccer game in Westfield, on Monday. The Wolverines got off to a fast start, first getting a ...

Moose Lodge women raise funds for Canine Rescue

Submitted Photo As a result of a fundraiser held by the Women of the Westfield Moose Lodge, a check in the amount of $400 was presented to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue to assist them toward the care of dogs at their facility. Pictured from left to right are Marcia Okerlund, Director ...

Redemption: Allen turns in a solid game

Last week, I called for Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen to step his game up. Sunday, he did just that, and in doing so, the Bills improved to 2-0 with a pair of road wins to start the year for the first time in franchise history. It was the defense that did the heavy lifting a week ago, ...

Gene Andolina League Champs

The Gene Andolina League held its end of the year play day and banquet this past Friday, September 13. At the banquet, Bob Sievert and Joe Bifaro (pictured) were crowned the 2019 Gene Andolina League Champions.

Annear paces Fredonia in East Aurora

OBSERVER Staff Report EAST AURORA — The Fredonia Hillbillies boys and girls cross country teams saw positive results on Saturday in East Aurora at the Knox Invitational — the site of the Sectional Championships later this year. “This was a good opportunity to learn the course and ...

Golfer’s Diary: A very touching story

Twice already this year, I’ve written about what a treat it is to play at Tri-County Country Club in Forestville. It is, quite possibly, my favorite course that I’ve ever played. Back in June, I played at TCCC in a tournament to benefit Northern Chautauqua Catholic School with a former ...

State Environmental Conservation meeting is Sept. 23

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the annual waterfowl hunter information meeting at the Refuge Headquarters on Casey Road in Alabama, Genesee County. The meeting will take place on Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 ...

CSP rolls to 53-12 victory in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack had one of the most memorable seasons in Chautauqua County high school football history a year ago, ending with a Class D NY State Championship. Last week, the Wolfpack won 28-0 at Geneseo to kick off its title defense, but CSP wasn’t ...

Golden Cougars come up just short

FALCONER — The Cassadaga Valley/Falconer football team came ever so close Saturday afternoon to christening its newly renovated athletic complex with a victory. But two golden scoring opportunities, including one in the closing minutes, came up empty and the Golden Cougars suffered an 18-13 ...

Jafarjian paces Thunderbirds to 37-6 victory over Panthers

SOUTH DAYTON — On Friday night, the Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers (0-2) battled both the Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton Thunderbirds (1-1) and the wind on their home turf in Pine Valley. The Panthers found out that the Thunderbirds soar in the wind, as they flew to a 37-6 Section VI Class C ...

Dunkirk upset at home by Maritime

Trying to correct some mistakes made in last week’s game, the Dunkirk Marauders accomplished their goals, as they were able to play a smarter, cleaner game. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t quite cooperate. The Maritime Charter Commodores walked into Karl Hoeppner Field for their first ...

Hillbillies fall 15-8

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Hillbillies drop their first game of the season, falling 15-8 to the Allegany Limestone Gators on Friday night. The Billies had a 8-7 lead for a majority of the middle quarters, but it slipped away from them later on. A Nick Whitfield interception sealed the ...

Wolverines down Thunderbirds 2-0, Black Knights top Golden Cougars

OBSERVER Staff Reports WESTFIELD — Mother Nature was only able to slow down the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines on Friday afternoon, but the Wolverines would not be totally contained. An early goal by Jason Almeter put the Wolverines up early and they held the lead the entire way in a 2-0 ...

Cassadaga Valley beats Fredonia in 3 tight sets

OBSERVER Staff Reports The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies battled back in each set on Friday night, but the rallies came just a little too late. In the end, the Cassadaga Valley Cougars came out on top of all three sets, 27-25, 25-21, 25-19, in a CCAA North volleyball match at Fredonia High ...

Baseball history runs deep in the city of Jamestown

Special to The OBSERVER In November of 1938, representatives of 21 cities met in Olean, NY to discuss the feasibility of organizing a new professional baseball league. Jamestown, Olean and Niagara Falls made commitments if the new circuit was formed. In March of 1939, the ...

Stateline Speedway to host auto race on Thursday

JAMESTOWN — The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series gets set to race at The New Stateline Speedway for the fifth time in Series history next Thursday, Sept. 19, featuring a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win Morton Buildings Feature. The World of Outlaws’ first-ever visit to the ...

Fredonia’s Burns sees first action of D1 football career

Special to The OBSERVER William Burns, of Fredonia, a redshirt freshman at Kent State is in the rotation at Nose Guard on the defensive line. William saw his first playing time against Arizona State in Tempe on Aug. 29. He got in for about a dozen plays against ASU in a 30-7 loss for Kent ...

Cassadaga Country Club Member-Member champs

Rod Lind (left) and Tyler Lerow (right) are the 2019 Cassadaga Country Club Member-Member Champions. The 27-hole single day handicap tournament involves three 9-hole formats including two person scramble, two person best ball, and alternate shot. Finishing in second place in a match of score ...