Local Sports

CSHOF banquet to honor county’s top athletes

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame will honor 20 of Chautauqua County’s top high school, collegiate and community athletes for achieving New York State championships, First Team All-State status, national championships or All-American status in their respective sports during the ...

Mercado signs with ECC

Submitted Photo Gowanda senior Trevor Mercado signed with Erie Community College Kats for junior college baseball on Saturday. Mercado, who was with North Collins up until his senior year, had a successful high school baseball career. This past spring, he and the North Collins Eagles had a ...

Dunkirk’s Bradley wins 4 swim events in FSU victory

The Fredonia men’s swimming and diving teams had one of its strongest showings this season in a meet Saturday at Brockport. Bill Bradley (Dunkirk) won four events, and Graham Jones and Cameron Criss were triple winners. Christian Krasnek won both the 3-meter and 1-meter boards. Bradley ...

Hurricane grab home opener over Buffalo, 126-91

BROCTON — The Chautauqua Hurricane evened their season record at 1-1 with a 126-91 win over the Buffalo Blue Hawks Saturday in their home opener at Brocton High School. Johnny Marsh led the Hurricane with 32 points, while Reuel Moore had 17 and Marcus Feagan and Larry Rivers had 12 ...

DHS bowling teams compete at invitational tourney

CHEEKTOWAGA — The boys and girls bowling teams from Dunkirk competed in the 1st Annual Section VI Invitational Bowling Tournament. The tournament was held at Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga, which is where the Sectional bowling tournament will be held on Feb. 14 (boys) and Feb. 15 (girls). The ...

Osula wins 2 events at CCAA swimming championships

OLEAN — Dunkirk-Fredonia’s Bill Osula won two events at the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association’s annual regular season-ending boys swimming championships, held Friday in the Olean Middle School pool. Osula, a junior, grabbed the 50-yard freestyle in 22.37 and the 100-yard ...

Steelers top Wilson-Newfane, 4-2

LOCKPORT — Make it two in a row for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers — and for forward Carter D’Agostino. For the second straight game, D’Agostino recorded a hat trick — three goals — in leading the Steelers to a 4-2 victory over Wilson-Newfane. Goaltender Gabriel Persch also stood ...

Franklinville defeats Lady Billies

OBSERVER Staff Report The Franklinville Lady Panthers moved to 16-0 on the season with a 77-56 non-league girls high school basketball win in Fredonia on Saturday. Dani Haskell, who leads all Section VI girls in scoring average with 25 points a game, scored 34 and added five steals for ...

PV boys hoops team wins

NORTH COLLINS — The Pine Valley Panthers edged the North Collins Eagles in a CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball game Friday. The Panthers (7-9, 4-4) were led by Zach Mansfield’s 14 points, while Dakota Loop scored nine points. Tanner Loretto had 14 points for North Collins (6-12, ...

Sherman locks up title with win over Cougars

SHERMAN — Senior Jared Gleason matched a season high with 23 points as Sherman locked up the CCAA West 2 title outright with a 67-47 win over Cassadaga Valley on Friday. Gleason added nine rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocked shots as the Wildcats captured their first ...

Blue Devils lose to New Paltz, 70-66

After the Fredonia Blue Devils led by as many as 13 in the first half, the New Paltz Hawks slowly worked their way back into the game and escaped Dods Hall with a 70-66 men’s basketball victory. Fredonia pulled within two points with 21 seconds remaining, but could not get over the ...

Hohl, D’Agostino week’s top performers

The Week in Review for local sports, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3: TOP FEMALE PERFORMANCE Kayla Hohl, Pine Valley This is actually a double performance as Hohl scored 20 points on two days in a row against North Collins. She didn’t just make a difference in scoring. Several of her eight steals ...

Results of the Con Club’s annual fishing contest

This is the time of year when I publish the results of the year-long fishing contest held by the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club. The entry fee is a modest $10 per entrant. The eligible species is diverse and includes panfish, game fish and those that are usually thrown back. The contest ...

Lady Marauders defeat Falconer

The Dunkirk Lady Marauders beat the Falconer Lady Falcons, 73-63, Saturday afternoon in a CCAA West 1 matchup at Dunkirk High School. Kymi Nance was top scorer for Dunkirk (6-10, 3-6) with 16 points despite getting four fouls in the first half. Lady Marauders coach Darnell Baldwin said ...

Blue among the pink

Sometimes, a sporting event is about more than just a final result. Saturday could not have been a more perfect example of that. The Fredonia Blue Devils college hockey team lost to the Oswego State Lakers, 5-0, on Saturday in the 11th annual “Pink The Rink” event at Steele Hall. Oswego ...

Olean tops Marauders

In what was billed as one of the most important games of the year in CCAA West 1 high school boys basketball, Olean played like its record spoke — there is no team in the division close to the Huskies. Olean (16-1, 9-0) defeated the Dunkirk Marauders, 69-45, on Friday night at Dunkirk High ...

T’birds get by Fredonia

The Fredonia Hillbillies fell to Chautauqua Lake, 67-55, in a CCAA Div. 1 West boys basketball game at Fredonia High School on Friday night. Fredonia (3-12, 2-8) fell behind early to the high-scoring Thunderbirds, but all night long, Fredonia kept battling, according to Fredonia coach Greg ...

Knights handle Portville

OBSERVER Staff Reports PORTVILLE — The Silver Creek Black Knights upended the Portville Panthers, 72-59, in a CCAA East 1 high school boys basketball game Friday. “It definitely feels better taking an hour and half bus ride home after a win than a loss,” Silver Creek coach Rob Genco ...

Dunn’s hat trick powers Blue Devils past Cortland

Ryan Dunn had a hat trick and Anton Rosen made 40 saves as Fredonia defeated Cortland, 5-1, in SUNYAC men’s hockey Friday at Steele Hall. The Blue Devils improved to 9-8-3 overall and 5-6-0 in the SUNYAC to move into fourth place alone, one point ahead of Brockport and Potsdam, and two ...

Frewsburg edges CV

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Frewsburg Lady Bears edged the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars, 43-42, Thursday night in a CCAA West 2 girls high school basketball game. Gabby Iuculano, who recently reached the 1,000 point mark in her career, led all scorers with 20 points for Frewsburg (7-8, 5-2), also ...