Local Sports

Fredonia downs Falconer 7-1, improves to 4-0 in CCAA Division 1 West

On a day that was projected for rain, all the Fredonia Hillbillies saw was sun as they cruised to a Section VI CCAA Division 1 West baseball win over Falconer, 7-1, at the Chestnut Street field in Fredonia, on Wednesday. The game was originally supposed to be in Falconer, but a gameday decision ...

North Collins, Gowanda both win big

OBSERVER Staff Reports GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers put up double digits on the scoreboard for the sixth time in seven games so far this season on Wednesday, with a 15-3 win over Salamanca in a CCAA Division 1 East softball game at Gowanda High School. Zoey Kota pitched all seven ...

Blue Devils softball loses doubleheader

Special to The OBSERVER Fredonia lost both ends of a non-conference softball doubleheader Wednesday to the University of Rochester, 7-1 and 10-2. Sam Seegar took the loss in Game 1 and Megan Maull drove in the only run. Maria Caviris took the Game 2 loss. Nicole Kumro had a double and a ...

Brown, Bulldogs top Westfield, 8-2

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — Brocton star pitcher Ronald “Bubba” Brown had it all working on Wednesday against the division rival Westfield Wolverines on the road. Brown tallied 14 strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings pitched in an 8-2 win for the Brocton Bulldogs at Westfield Academy ...

Frewsburg’s Hair no-hits Panthers

FREWSBURG — Aaron Hair was feeling it Wednesday afternoon. The Pine Valley Panthers found out the hard way. Frewsburg’s junior ace threw a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts as the Bears beat the Panthers, 11-0, in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 East action at the Robert ...

Frewsburg’s Adams no-hits Pine Valley

FREWSBURG — MaKena Adams pitched the game of her life on Wednesday evening, as she threw a no-hitter en route to the Frewsburg Lady Bears’ 9-0 victory over the Pine Valley Lady Panthers in a CCAA Division 2 East battle. Adams has come close in the past, but this was the first no hitter for ...

Look elsewhere for good fishing

Locally, the fishing has all but shut down. Blame it on the weather, with strong winds, lots of precipitation and cold temperatures making for less than ideal fishing conditions. Rick Miller in Irving reports that the creeks are running high and dirty, with little fishing pressure present. ...

Jacques, Eddy stand out despite Dunkirk team losses to Southwestern

LAKEWOOD — Dunkirk fell to Southwestern on Tuesday afternoon for a CCAA league meet, and the combination of Spring Break and a tough Southwestern team led to a Dunkirk boys loss of 106-34, and a Dunkirk girls loss of 111-30. Many of the Dunkirk girls highlights came from Sierra Jacques, who ...

GHS grad researching for NFL

Zach Steever, a Gowanda High School graduate, is playing a big part in the 2019 NFL season. Steever a Ph.D. student at the University of Buffalo is apart of a research team led by Mark Karwan Ph.D., a professor of operations research. The team is partnering up with the NFL to help provide ...

Skinner’s college tour

OBSERVER File Photo (Hillbillies jersey) and Submitted Photos. Fredonia’s Jake Skinner continued visiting colleges this past week. Skinner visited Colgate University, Rutgers University and the University of Albany.

Dunkirk’s Gawronski named MVP

Submitted Photo. Dunkirk’s Bri Gawronski was recently named the MVP of the Buffalo State Women’s college hockey team. Gawronski started all 25 games for the Bengals and posted a .916 save percentage and 3.06 GAA this season. Gawronski also was recognized as a Scholar-Athlete with a 3.94 GPA.

Golfer’s Diary: The legend returns to win at Augusta

Last week, I did an incredible interview with the owner of another local course. The idea was to continue the “course spotlight” series that has been an ongoing project here at the Golfer’s Diary. Our conversation was a ton of fun and I can’t wait to share it with you, the readers. ...

For the Record

High School Sports Schedule Baseball Brocton at Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Cassadaga Valley, 4:30 p.m. Fredonia at Dunkirk, 4:30 p.m. Olean at Gowanda, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Franklinville, 4:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Falconer, 4:30 p.m. Softball Brocton at ...

Walk-off ‘Week in Review’

There is no more exciting way to win a baseball or softball game than in walk-off fashion. This past week, three teams — Dunkirk baseball, Fredonia baseball and Fredonia softball — all won important early season league games on walk-off hits. Here’s a look back at each team’s thrilling ...

Devils softball splits with Plattsburgh

Special to The OBSERVER PLATTSBURGH — Fredonia softball rallied from a seven-run deficit to score a 10-9 win over Plattsburgh in the second game of their SUNYAC doubleheader. Down 8-1 after the first inning, the Blue Devils (8-14 overall, 3-5 SUNYAC) chipped away until plating the tying ...

2018 deer season was much improved from previous year

So how was your deer season last year? Despite what the bean counters in the Department of Environmental Conservation report annually, most hunters gauge the deer population by how many deer they tagged, or at least how many shooting opportunities they had. Most local hunters will agree that ...

Blue Devils lose doubleheader to SUNY Brockport

Special to The OBSERVER Brockport took a pair of games from the Fredonia State baseball team on Saturday. The Eagles won Game 1 by a score of 4-2, and took the nightcap 10-3. The Devils took a 2-0 lead in the third inning of Game 1. Billy Clifford plated Trevor Bradshaw on an RBI ground ...

Emma Rice heading to Elmira College for soccer

Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek’s Emma Rice will continue her soccer career next fall at Elmira College, where she will major in biology with a pre-dental concentration. Her future plan is to attend dental school with a concentration in orthodontics. Emma Rice was a ...

Health & Wellness courses now open in Silver Creek

Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Several wellness and exercise classes for adults and children are being offered to the public via the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District from April through June 2019. These opportunities are open to the public ...