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Ethan Francis places 20th overall for FSU at Mike Woods Invitational

MOUNT MORRIS — Fredonia’s Ethan Francis (Dunkirk) and Merlin Joseph Jr. finished simultaneously Saturday at SUNY Geneseo’s Mike Woods Invitational cross country meet sponsored. Francis, a junior, and Joseph, a senior, were timed in 25:50.8 over the Letchworth State Park 8,000-meter ...

Silver Creek wins McQuaid Invite for first time, Cossin places third overall

The Silver Creek girls cross country team, led by Jaylah Cossin, won their first-ever McQuaid Invitational in Race No. 2 Saturday afternoon. “I’m tremendously proud of the hard work and effort these girls put in,” Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch said after the win. “I can only see ...

Deer hunting season has arrived, find the hidden bucks

Bow hunting season in the Southern Zone starts today and will run until November 17. Un-officially the prospects look pretty good to tag a deer with a bow this year, with numerous hunters reporting getting two antlerless deer tags this year when they applied for them. In addition, a number of ...

Four things to OBSERVE Week 4 against the Falcons

1. Atlanta’s attack on offense From Matt Ryan to Julio Jones to Devonta Freeman, the offense that the Falcons boast is dynamic. Jones is a top-five wide out in the NFL and Ryan isn’t nicknamed ‘Matty Ice’ for nothing as he has a clutch trait (that goes dormant during the Super ...

Clemons nets hat trick in win over Bengals

Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia junior forward Aleeya Clemons scored three goals, each on passes from senior midfielder Audrey Yokopovich, to lead the Blue Devils to a 3-1 SUNYAC women’s soccer win over Buffalo State. Clemons netted the goals in the 15th, 38th, and 60th minutes on ...

F-W-B wins 2nd game of season

BROCTON — The wind was blowing in Brocton Friday night, and with it came the Springville Griffins. It was a hard fought 48 minutes of football, but the Badgers made the biggest play when it mattered the most. Down one with less than four minutes left in the game, Springville’s quarterback ...

Gowanda football still winless

GOWANDA — The Gowanda-Pine Valley Panthers football team (0-5) suffered a 40-6 defeat at the hands of Allegany-Limestone (2-3) in Class C South action Friday night. The Gators rang up 26 points in the second quarter after a scoreless third quarter and scored one touchdown in both the third ...

Marauders edge Silver Creek in boys soccer game

The Dunkirk Marauders boys soccer squad (3-8-1, 1-7-1) used two goals from Felix Garcia — normally a goalie — to beat visiting Silver Creek, 2-1, in a non-league contest Friday. Garcia’s first score came in the 26th minute, while his other one was in the 56th minute. Josue Alfaro ...

Clymer wins in Brocton

BROCTON — Clymer defeated Brocton-Westfield in a non-league girls volleyball match Friday. The score was 25-21, 25-19, 25-17 The visitors (5-3, 3-3) were led by Abbie Heslink’s three kills and three digs, as well as Nashia Duryee’s three kills, two digs and two aces. Brocton-Westfield ...

Eden-Gowanda swimmers lose

EDEN —The Eden-Gowanda swim team lost 103-83 to Springville. Tia Moppert of Eden-Gowanda won twice — in the 100 fly with a time of 1:10.50 and the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:11.63. The team’s 400 free relay quartet of Moppert, Emily Kuster, Amelia Stockschlaeder and Makayla ...

Late Kleckley TD boosts Marauders past SW

Devaun Farnham-DeJesus played quarterback for just five plays Friday night. Let’s just say the Dunkirk senior made the most of his opportunities. The Marauders scored 14 points with the help of two long Farnham-DeJesus runs in the final five minutes and rallied to beat Southwestern, ...

Silver Creek-Forestville grabs close win over CV-Falconer

FALCONER — The first half at Bill Race field on Friday night told the full offensive story of a key battle for second place in Class C South, with visiting Silver Creek-Forestville snagging a 13-7 come-from-behind win over Cassadaga Valley-Falconer. The Black Knights shook off a slow start ...

Fredonia loses soccer game to SW

OBSERVER Staff Reports Despite a 3-1 girls soccer loss to the visiting Southwestern Lady Trojans Thursday night, the mood inside Fredonia’s Orange Bowl downtown was festive as Fredonia High School opened its homecoming activities. “If you were there you had fun, if you weren’t you ...

Falconer tops CL in tennis

OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — Falconer went on the road Thursday and got the win against Chautauqua Lake in girls high school tennis. Macy Youngberg won the first singes by forfeit for the Lady Falcons. In the second singles, Chautauqua Lake’s Emily Bauer defeated Nicole ...

FWB seeks 1st division victory against Springville

By JARED HILL jhill@observertoday.com Tonight, the Badgers (1-3, 0-3) will try to pick up their first division win since the Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton merger in 2016 against the winless Springville-Griffith Institute Griffins (0-4, 0-3). The overall record for Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton ...

Marauders face stiff test tonight at Southwestern

The Dunkirk Marauders’ undefeated record could be in serious jeopardy tonight as they visit Southwestern. “They’re a very, very talented team,” Marauders coach Mike Sarratori said. “They have probably the best quarterback in Western New York (Cole Snyder). They’re very fast, ...

Forestville, CV, North Collins win in volleyball

OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets (7-4, 6-2) swept the Dunkirk Lady Marauders, 25-12, 25-16, 25-18 in a CCAA North volleyball match. “I think we’re playing as a team. We’re eliminating our errors and we’re improving as the season goes on,” ...

SW goes to 11-0 with win over Fredonia

LAKEWOOD — The dream of a perfect season remains alive for the Southwestern boys soccer team. After winning each of their past three games by just a goal, the Trojans used a strong second half Wednesday afternoon to pull away from Fredonia for a 3-1 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic ...

GALLERY: North Collins holds off Gowanda in 3-1 volleyball win

North Collins Lady Eagles defeated Gowanda on the road, 3-1. The Lady Eagles won the first game, 26-24, and the second, 25-12. Gowanda rallied to prevent the shutout, taking the third set 25-20. North Collins sealed the win with a 25-16 fourth game.