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Section VI playoffs seeding announced for girls soccer

OBSERVER Staff Report Section VI girls soccer playoff brackets released The Section VI girls soccer playoff brackets were released Saturday morning after the seeding meeting. North Collins took the top seed in Class D, while Dunkirk (No. 10 in B-1) and Fredonia (No. 8 in B-2) have difficult ...

Another shutout for Fredonia soccer

Special to the OBSERVER PLATTSBURGH — For the third straight game, Fredonia men’s soccer has shut out a conference opponent. Its latest whitewash came Saturday afternoon at Plattsburgh, yet this time it resulted in a tie. Unable to muster scoring, the Blue Devils (8-5-2 overall, 2-3-2 ...

Francis 3rd at Rochester Invitational meet

Special to the OBSERVER ROCHESTER — Fredonia junior Ethan Francis (Dunkirk) finished a strong third Saturday at the University of Rochester Yellowjacket Invitational cross country meet. Francis covered the 8,000 meters at Genesee Valley Park in 26:11.3. It was his closest finish to the ...

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Fredonia angler Ron Lyndin was ready to try his luck on Canadaway Creek on Wednesday. Lately there has been lots of fishing pressure and clear water conditions making it tough.

Youth waterfowl programs take place across NYS

This event will require a Road Trip, but die hard Duck Hunters might be interested in giving their “Greenwings”(youth) a unique opportunity to learn about Duck Hunting. The NYSDEC will be holding their 20th annual Youth Waterfowl Program for young hunters on Long Island. The youth ...

Cortland takes down Blue Devils, 5-2, in quarterfinal

BINGHAMTON — Fredonia dropped a 5-2 quarterfinal match to Cortland at the SUNYAC Women’s Tennis championships at the Binghamton Tennis Center. Avril King, a junior, was a double winner for the Blue Devils (9-3). She defeated Jenna Bellair 7-5, 6-2 in their No. 6 singles match. King teamed ...

Baumann has best finishes at Ithaca

Special to the OBSERVER ITHACA — Fredonia sophomore Alyson Baumann had a pair of third-place finishes Saturday during the Blue Devils’ season-opening meet at Ithaca College. Baumann finished third in both the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle races in addition to sixth in the 100-yard ...

FSU volleyball loses twice

Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on Saturday in a tri-match with Bethany and St. John Fisher. The Blue Devils fell to Bethany in five sets in the opener (25-17, 24-26, 20-25, 25-14, 10-15). Up 7-2 midway through the fifth set, the Blue ...

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Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton’s Brendan Plaister runs the ball during Friday’s game against Dunkirk at Karl Hoeppner Field. Plaister scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Badgers’ 15-8 victory.

UPSET SPECIAL: FWB grounds out win over Marauders

Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton (3-4, 2-3) used a ball-control offense led by running back Brendan Plaister and a stout defensive effort to topple arch rival Dunkirk (6-1, 4-1), 15-8, during Section VI Class B2 football action Friday night at Karl Hoeppner Field, putting an end to the Marauders’ ...

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Adam Goot of Cassadaga Valley-Falconer is tackled by a Southwestern player during Friday night football action in Lakewood.

Southwestern escapes with win over F-CV

LAKEWOOD — If you told the Falconer-Cassadaga Valley Golden Cougars that they would leave Charles A. Lawson Field Friday night having held Southwestern’s potent offense scoreless, victory would have been the assumption. Defensive dominance aside, that was not the case as the Trojans picked ...

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At right are the tennis players from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association who have qualified for the Section VI Championships next week at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. Kneeling are the singles qualifiers. From the left are Mikayla Johnson, Southwestern; Jenna Hayes, Maple Grove; Bernadette Gens, Fredonia; and Kelsey Vianese, Fredonia. Standing are the doubles qualifiers. From the left are Hiba Munir and Olivia Persia, Southwestern; Elise Swanson and Maddie Collins, Maple Grove; Nicole Youngberg and Macy Youngberg, Falconer; and Zayba Chauhdry and Kara Howard, Olean.

Vianese, Gens to play in sectional tournament

Special to the OBSERVER LAKEWOOD — Although Fredonia’s Kelsey Vianese and Bernadette Gens lost at the final day of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association tennis championships at the Lakewood YMCA on Friday, they qualified for the Section VI tournament. Southwestern’s Mikayla ...

FCS-Spike-Out-Seniors

Lady Hornets set cancer benefit

FORESTVILLE — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Forestville Lady Hornets will again host its annual “Spike Out Cancer” volleyball experience. This year’s event, the eighth, is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 18, when modified, JV and varsity teams play regulation games on ...

Black Knights football team tops A-L

ALLEGANY — The Silver Creek-Forestville Black Knights (5-2, 3-1) came back to Chautauqua County Friday night with an 18-7 Class C South win over the Allegany-Limestone Gators. The Black Knights’ Austin Eggleston opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. They ...

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Silver Creek-Forestville goalie Jeremey Wilcox dives to make a save on a shot from Falconer-Cassadaga Valley's Ben Anderson (18).

Falconer-CV boys soccer team defeats SC-F

FALCONER — Silver Creek-Forestville lost, 5-1, to Falconer-Cassadaga Valley Friday in a non-league boys soccer matchup. Ben Anderson scored twice for F-CV, and Titus Miller, Trenton Colburn and Elisha Johns had single goals. Johns carded two assists, while Miller, Cody Dallas and Noha ...

Gowanda loses to Salamanca

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers (0-7, 0-4) had one last shot Friday night to stop the bleeding at home against the visiting Salamanca Warriors, but lost 32-13. Salamanca struck first in the second quarter when Tyler Hedlund took a punt from 75 yards out all the way for the score to go up, ...

Blue Devils win on overtime goal

Special to the OBSERVER POTSDAM — Aaron Hayes scored five minutes into overtime and Ty Bentham made eight saves as Fredonia blanked Potsdam, 1-0, in SUNYAC men’s soccer. Matt Casey began the game-winning play with a direct kick which landed between Hayes and a Bears defender. Hayes ...

Hanlon has five goals in Lady Marauders’ win

The Dunkirk Lady Marauders’ Emilee Hanlon had five goals in the first half Friday, closing the girls soccer regular season with another big game in a 9-2 non-league win over Pine Valley on Friday. Olivia Yerico-Piazza, Julia Fred, Kendra Welka and Alex Charles also scored for the Lady ...

Ancient rivalry revisited tonight

A week after clinching its first league title since 1974, Dunkirk (6-0, 4-0) will look to close out a perfect regular season tonight against arch rival Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton (2-4, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m. at Karl Hoeppner Field. “We haven’t talked about the undefeated part of it,” ...

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Katrina Bretl (5) of Cassadaga Valley tries to hit through a block put up by Caroline Kaicher (2) and Alison Mierzwa (14) of Forestville during Thursday’s volleyball match.

CV survives tough Forestville challenge

OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets (10-6, 9-3) fought hard but were not able to deliver Cassadaga Valley’s first division loss of the season as the Lady Cougars came up with a 26-24, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 victory in CCAA North volleyball. Leading the Lady ...

North Collins girls team claims league soccer title

SOUTH DAYTON — The North Collins Lady Eagles scored a flurry of goals early en route to a 7-0 victory over the Pine Valley Lady Panthers. With the victory, North Collins claims the girls soccer CCAA Central league title. The Lady Eagles (12-1-1, 10-1-1) did not take long to take the lead ...

Fredonia girls swim team wins meet against Olean

OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — The Fredonia girls swim team earned a 122-64 victory at a meet against Olean on Thursday. Fredonia took all the relay events on the day, winning the 200 medley relay (1:57.56), 200 freestyle relay (1:47.66) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:08.42). Double ...