Local Sports

Chappy Outdoor Benefit huge success with many winners local and beyond

The Bear Lake Rod & Gun Club located in Stockton has been a busy place this year. On Saturday, it was the host for the Chappy Outdoor Benefit event, and recently they hosted the New York Archery Shooter Association (ASA) Federation State Championship. The BLR&G had 58 archers from ...

Hunt bolstered bullpen in Jammers’ record season

The Jamestown Jammers had a breakout year in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL). Over the summer, the Jammers put up a 38-17 overall record and won the 2017 West Division title. The dream season was cut short by the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, who won the the 2017 PGCBL ...

Fish bite increases

Walleye are waiting in Chautauqua County with Chautauqua Lake offering numerous walleye limits as well as the waters of Lake Erie, from Barcelona to Irving and further west. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow reports that walleye have been active on Chautauqua Lake, at both the north and south ...

Family matters

Chase Scanlan scored 104 points in the 2016 season for the Gowanda/Silver Creek Black Panthers. He was the nation’s highest scorer for that season and helped his team go to the Section VI finals game. Chase moved on to play at IMG Academy for his 2017 campaign, which is down in ...

VIP Day still a success a decade after inception

Wednesday was the annual VIP Day. This event has been going on for close to 10 years, and was the brainchild of three fishermen who had a background in the The Eastern Lake Erie Charter Association. Joe Jemiolo, who has since passed away, Captain Lance Ehrhardt and Zen Olow. The focus of the ...

Like father, like daughter

It’s time for bed, but as usual, young Emily Dillenburg doesn’t want to go. She’s been in the garage with her father, Chuck Dillenburg, watching as he works on his demolition derby car. It’s Emily’s favorite thing to do. Eventually, she gives in and is taken inside. Shortly after her ...

Police assist vehicle lockout, leads to drug charges

Rafael R. Gonzalez-Rivera, 29, of Maple Avenue, and Onix A. Lopez-Ortiz, 37, of W. Fourth Street, were given multiple charges after a patrol responded to the car wash behind Crosby Mart on Central on Saturday. At around 5:30 p.m., officers arrived at the scene for a vehicle lockout. After ...

Bills trade Watkins to Rams, Darby to Eagles

What a difference a day makes. Less than 24 hours after their first preseason loss, the Buffalo Bills have traded cornerback Ronald Darby and wide receiver Sammy Watkins. Darby goes to the Eagles for wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick. Matthews had been Philadelphia's ...

Walleye bite is hot as summer’s close slowly approaches

Now is the time of year to fish for walleye! Lake Erie is loaded with walleye in the 14- to 18-inch range, with older year class walleye also available. Anglers in last week’s walleye competition held by the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club, showed that there are loads of walleye, once ...

Chautauqua Lake tabs Morton as new varsity football coach

The Chautauqua Lake Central School varsity football team has a new head coach. Jamestown native Rich Morton will serve in that position this season as well as fill an open high school physical education teaching position. The approval was made at a board of education meeting Wednesday ...

‘Pebble in the shoe’

Last Saturday (Aug. 5), Ivan Hernandez fought at WFC 76 in Pittsburgh. Previously, the Dunkirk native won his first professional fight via first-round knockout and was looking to repeat that performance. However, his second fight against Eric Palmer was very different, and quite frankly, it ...

New York falls to Pennsylvania, 48-30, in Big 30 football game

Gowanda football head coach Sean Gabel had many firsts and lasts when it came to Saturday’s Big 30 Charity Football Game between his New York squad and Pennsylvania. Gabel was the first Gowanda coach to lead New York’s team, which began back in 1974. However, the game between graduated ...

Con Club Walleye Derby comes to a close amid good weather

The 13th annual Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club Walleye Derby is in the books. This one was unique, with some severe weather impacting the amount of fishing time many of the anglers would fish and the abundance of smaller sized fish that came to the weigh station. Weather wise, Sunday ...