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Youth soccer Travel league Concord FC 7, BAYSO 1 Concord ended its season on a high note with a team win vs. BAYSO. Seven different goal scorers showed the balance of Concord. Max Sturniolo, Anthony Piede and Henry Leone (PK) had the first-half tallies for the winners. David Barrett, Sam ...

North Collins’ Rebecca Cyrek has been named to the CCAA East II First Team All-Stars following a 2017 season where she helped the Lady Eagles reach the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four.

Memorable season

OBSERVER Staff Report Frewsburg’s Olivia Lynn has been named Player of the Year for the 2017 CCAA East II softball season. Franklinville Lady Panther Ally Haskell was honored as Pitcher of the Year for 2017. Jan Warren of North Collins was named Coach of the Year, while Frewsburg took home ...

Experiencing the Great Lakes in one-of-a-kind style

Summer-like weather has finally arrived and many of us are spending as much of our free time as possible enjoying the Outdoors in western New York. Now if only we could spread some of the congested activities out over a bigger time frame. For instance, The annual Southtowns Walleye Association, ...

For the Record

Adult golf Gowanda Country Club Ladies League (June 14) — First Low Gross: Kim Gier, Lois Piscitelli, 42. Second Low Gross: Mary Ann Hoisek, 46. First Low Net: Donna Colletta, 36. Second Low Net: Diane Meli, 38. Announcements Gowanda Summer Recreation registration set for June ...

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Pictured is a scene from the first CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament.

2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament registration still open

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) will be holding its 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 29 at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, Chautauqua. Josh Freifeld, Executive Director and the CHRIC Board of Directors invite the ...

Photo courtesy of World Armwrestling League
Pictured at the table, on right, is Dunkirk’s Adam Wilmot getting ready to do battle against Dan Bellefeuille, who he would beat to win the World Armwrestling League’s Chicago Qualifier in May of this year. The win earned him a spot in the WAL Championships, which were to be held in Las Vegas on June 29.

Championship road

Dunkirk’s Adam Wilmot has made quite a name for himself in the professional armwrestling world. Over the past two years Wilmot has qualified for two World Armwrestling League Championships, traveled the country pulling the best names in the sport, suffered injuries, rehabbed and ...

Photo by Scott Kindberg
Cassadaga Valley’s Art Asquith reacts during “An Evening with Art Asquith” held recently at Cassadaga Valley High School.

An evening with Cassadaga Valley legend, Art Asquith

SINCLAIRVILLE — Folks entering the gymnasium at Cassadaga Valley Central School on Friday night were handed a piece of paper that included, among other things, a photograph of a young man - probably in his late 20s or early 30s - who was sporting an ear-to-ear grin. The image, which was ...

Emilee Hanlon competes in the New York State Public High School Division 2 high jump.

Two-sport dominance: Hanlon thrives in softball, track and field in spring

Emilee Hanlon — Dunkirk shortstop, scholar and track and field star — has been a major headline for the Lady Marauders in 2017. As a two-sport athlete in the spring season, Hanlon has excelled in her junior year. She helped set a new school record for Dunkirk/Silver Creek in the ...

Dunkirk High School Learn to Swim Program schedule

Dunkirk High School Pool proudly offers the following summer Learn to Swim Program: Please note: all pool programming information can be found on the Community Education tab on the Dunkirk City School District webpage: and on Facebook ...

Photo by Matt Spielman
Westfield’s Simon Wilson slides into home with North Collins catcher Harley Mehnert defending during Wednesday’s 2017 Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties Senior All-Star Classic held at Diethrick Park in Jamestown.

All-Star exhibition showcases area’s best seniors

JAMESTOWN — Over his 30-plus year coaching career, Westfield’s Doug Kaltenbach has had the opportunity to coach on some of the biggest, competitive and intense stages that New York state has to offer. Wednesday night, however, had a somewhat different feel to it. In fact, Kaltenbach, ...

For the Record

Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Tuesday Night Men’s Golf League (June 13) — Brenton Wilcox 36, Steve Wintersteen 36, Fred Chamberlin 37, Tim Bulger 38, Brad Kelly 38, Matt Wallace 38, Tyler Lerow 39, Low net: Dan Kelly, net 26: Closest to the pin: Randy Boland, hole No. ...

OBSERVER Photos by Gene Pauszek
This lone angler had a boat trailer mishap at Barcelona when he tried to launch his boat at the wrong spot, where there was no boat launch, on Wednesday. No one was injured!

Busy weekend on the way for local outdoorsmen

It is going to be a busy weekend for outdoor-minded people of all ages. Small mouth bass season opens on Saturday when the legal size limit drops to 12 inches and the total catch per anglers per day increases to five. If you don’t intend to harvest these fish, be sure to release them ...

North Collins’ Brandon Zielinski (24) helped his team reach the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D finals and has also been named Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East II Co-Player of the Year for 2017.

Season to remember

OBSERVER Sports Report Franklinville Panther Brock Blecha and Brandon Zielinski of the North Collins Eagles were Co-Players of the Year for Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East II baseball. Franklinville and North Collins were also dual winners of the East II championship with ...

chautauqua fusion

Chautauqua Fusion wins Jamestown Gus Macker

Submitted Photo The Chautauqua Fusion girls basketball team won first place in the age 17-18 female division of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament held June 3-4, in Jamestown. Team members are Taylor Phelps, Nicole Johnson, Hailey Hettenbaugh, and Jesse Zenns. They are coached by Bill Phelps.

CLCS Top 2017

CLCS honors 2017’s top athletes

Submitted Photo The top athletes in the Chautauqua Lake Central School Class of 2017 were recently honored in a school-wide awards assembly. Shown are, seated from left, Senior Athletes of the Year, Tyler Meredith and Lakin Gustafson; Scholar Athletes of the Year, Taylor Phelps and Joseph ...

GLOW Your Mind 5K Run/Walk to be Held in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — On Saturday, July 8, 2017 the second annual GLOW Your Mind 5K Run/Walk will take place at 8:30 p.m. at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown. All of the proceeds raised by the event stay local and will be used for suicide prevention efforts in Chautauqua County. The glow run is being ...

OBSERVER Photo by Lisa Monacelli
Southwestern Lady Trojan, Sydney Burk, left, holds the MVP award for the East. Fredonia’s McKenna Leid, right, holds the silver bat as the West’s MVP.

A final farewell

All season long, teams compete in their leagues to fight for a top seed in the playoffs. However, Monday night had a much different vibe. In the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association All-Star game at Prommenschenkle Stadium, All-Stars in the East and West leagues joined sides to face off ...


East & West All-Stars

Submitted Photo Above are the 2017 CCAA West All-Stars. In front are: Megan Lanphere (Cassadaga Valley), Alexia Ruiz (Cassadaga Valley), Madison Abbey-Mott (Westfield), Kaleigh Milliman (Westfield), Carley Pawlak (Silver Creek), Claire Castiglia (Silver Creek) and Kayla Spacht (Sherman). In ...

OBSERVER Photo by Jon Feniello
Pictured are the North Collins Eagles at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D baseball championships in Binghamton.

North Collins loses heartbreaker in state championship

BINGHAMTON — The North Collins Eagles held a 4-2 lead over the Fort Ann Cardinals going into the bottom of the seventh, only to see the Cardinals respond with three runs to win the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship, 5-4. After a leadoff single, Jon ...

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew Kuczkowski
Pictured are the North Collins Lady Eagles at Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D softball semifinals.

Lady Eagles fall, 7-0, in state semis

FORT EDWARD — North Collins coach Jan Warren stressed to his Lady Eagles softball team since Day 1 that the blue patch, or Section VI title, was the goal – a feat the program never reached. North Collins accomplished that with a win over Franklinville then topped it with a win in the Far ...