Local Sports

Hillbillies have strong showing at Pioneer duals

OBSERVER Staff Report PIONEER — The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team took their impressive start to the season up to the Pioneer Panther Dual Meet Tournament on Friday, and with it, sustained their success, going 3-0 by beating Letchworth 57-23, Newfane 72-12 and West Seneca East-West ...

Brocton tops North Collins for second time this season

OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The Brocton Bulldogs picked up their second win of the season on Friday, beating North Collins for the second time this season, by a final score of 50-45. Brocton was led by Ronald “Bubba” Brown, who scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs to ...

Pine Valley tops Falconer

OBSERVER Staff Report SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley boys basketball team picked up their first win of the season on Friday, beating the Falconer Golden Falcons, 53-43, in non-league action. After an even first quarter of feeling each other out, the Panthers were able to use six of ...

Gerry Rodeo participants thriving

GERRY — Two cowboys who have won their respective events at the annual Gerry Rodeo in the past are headed for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas at the top of the World Standings based on their money winnings for the year, while a third former Gerry contestant is ranked in the top ...

Dunkirk wins again

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Dunkirk Lady Marauders proved even a deficit on the road in Westfield couldn’t stop this year’s team, as Dunkirk came from behind to beat the Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines, 64-50, in a non-league girls basketball matchup in the Westfield tip-off ...

Silver Creek falls short in Maple Grove Invitational

OBSERVER Staff Report BEMUS POINT — The Silver Creek Black Knights boys basketball team fell to the Tapestry Thunderhawks, in a high scoring contest in the opening game of the Maple Grove Invitational, by a score of 91-78 at Maple Grove High School. Tapestry (2-2) jumped ahead after a ...

Fredonia/Brocton sweeps trio of Class B-3 football awards

Though the fantastic football season has been long over, the Fredonia/Brocton Hillbillies are still taking on awards and accolades. The Hillbillies swept the Section VI Class B-3 awards that were announced earlier this month as Joell Colon was named Offensive Player of the Year, Jacob ...

Gernatt, Gadewoltz highlight Class C North All-Stars

The Section VI Class C North announced their all-star teams from the 2018 football season this month and with it, the list included an abundance of players from both Gowanda/Pine Valley and Silver Creek/Forestville. Gowanda/Pine Valley’s running back Ryan Gernatt was named to the offensive ...

Chautauqua Lake downs Westfield on court, 69-54

MAYVILLE — Despite trailing 11-1 midway through the first quarter of Thursday night’s nonleague game against Westfield, Mike Putney had a sense of calm about him. Despite his team playing just its fourth game of the season, the Chautauqua Lake head coach had a feeling his Thunderbirds ...

‘Good Guys’ win championship

The “Good Guys’ won the 2018 City of Dunkirk Flag Football championships this past week. The final score of the title game was Good Guys 12, Super Duper 6. This is “Good Guys” second championship.

‘Billies keep on rolling, win over Olean, 98-76

OLEAN — The Fredonia Hillbillies boys swim team picked up their third win of the year on Thursday, this time beating Olean in the pool by a score of 98-76. Fredonia’s Bill Osuna won the 200 yard IM as well as the 100 backstroke to give the Hillbillies a solid performance on the night. ...

Fredonia cruises to their first win of year, 45-31

The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies traveled to Alleghany-Limestone high school for the Alleghany tournament. The Lady ‘Billies took on Genesee Valley (1-1) of Section V and showed them how it’s done in Section VI by charging to a dominant 45-31 victory. Fredonia (1-1) responded well after ...

Chautauqua Lake’s Keyser, Majka sign letters of intent

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake senior softball player Kendra Keyser and senior baseball player Kyler Majka signed letters of intent with their college selections at Chautauqua Lake’s college signing day on Monday at Chautauqua Lake Central School. Keyser committed to playing college softball ...

Fredonia wrestlers defeat Chaut. Lake

OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team continued their impressive start to the season on Wednesday, defeating Chautauqua Lake-Westfield-Panama 55-24 at Chautauqua Lake High School. After Fredonia forfeited to start the match at 138, top wrestler Dalton ...

Marauders fall to Olean at home

OBSERVER Photo by Aaron Lundmark The Dunkirk Marauders held their first varsity wrestling match of the year on Wednesday at Dunkirk High School. Pictured above is Dunkirk’s Jeremy Sobilo during his match at 120 pounds.

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

By FEARLESS FREDDIE Seasoned Greeter HOME AGAIN. The Buffalo Bills lost a golden opportunity to pick up a divisional win Sunday in Miami, losing on the final play of the game. The loss spoiled a breakout performance by quarterback Josh Allen and leaves the team at 4-8. The 3-9 New York ...

Dunkirk boys, girls bowling sweep Southwestern

OBSERVER Staff Reports JAMESTOWN — The Dunkirk Marauders boys and girls bowling teams swept Southwestern in their first match of the season on Wednesday, with each winning 4-0. For the boys, Dunkirk posted a 876-976-811-2,663 scoreline to top Southwestern’s 658-634-711-2,003 final ...

Dunkirk a destination for Pittsburgh duck hunter

It’s transition time again with deer season and duck season winding down. While it’s too early for ice fishing, stream fishing is being effected by daily precipitation, or runoff. Rick Miller in Irving commented that there has been some success off the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek, and in ...

Hillbillies lose season opener

OBSERVER Staff Report ALLEGANY — The Fredonia Hillbillies boys basketball season did not begin as many around the program had hoped it would, as the Hillbillies fell short in the season opener against Buffalo Science in the Shootout in the Swamp tournament at Allegany-Limestone on Wednesday ...

Blue Devils to host benefit game Friday

Special to The OBSERVER On Friday, the Fredonia and Cortland women’s basketball teams will be “lacing up” in support of the Go 4 the Goal Foundation that raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. Both teams will sport yellow shoelaces in their contest that tips off at 5:30 p.m. ...