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Ahlstrom, Sena lead ‘Week in Review’

The spring sports season has reached its most exciting time — playoff season. With that, many athletes have had notable performances in the recent week worth noting. Here are a few highlights from the exciting week: Top Male Athletes: Dunkirk pitcher Peyton Ahlstrom & Fredonia ...

Marauders lose in baseball playoffs

SPRINGVILLE — The Dunkirk Marauders high school baseball team lost to Springville in a Class B-1 pre-quarterfinal Friday, 11-6, ending its season. Springville jumped on Dunkirk early, scoring six runs in the first inning. Jared Glowniak came in with one out in the first, pitched the rest of ...

Gowanda advances

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers scored seven runs in the fourth inning and never looked back en route to a 9-5 victory over the Eden Red Raiders in a B-2 pre-quarterfinal battle on Friday night. Both teams traded runs in the first inning. Red Raiders leadoff hitter Evan Kelly singled and ...

Local baseball teams’ playoff openers listed

The brackets for the Section VI high school baseball playoffs were released late Thursday night. Dunkirk was seeded No. 10 in Class B1 and went to No. 7 Springville for a pre-quarterfinal on Friday (see related story). Fredonia grabbed a No. 3 seed in Class B1, giving it a pre-quarterfinal ...

CL heads to sectionals on winning note

WESTFIELD — The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds baseball squad closed off its regular season with a 5-4 non-league win over the Westfield Wolverines Friday. CL got off to a 2-0 lead early. Devin Pope walked in the top of the first, Kyler Majka singled to move Pope to third base, then Bryce ...

11U Marauders hold off West Seneca, 14-13

Submitted photo Despite seeing its eight-run lead whittled down by the end, the Dunkirk Marauders 11U still held off West Seneca for a 14-13 victory on Thursday. Donovan Thompson got the win for Dunkirk. He lasted three innings, allowing two hits and six runs while striking out four. Thomas ...

Eckley wins tourney

Submitted Photo Jake Eckley, assistant golf professional at Tri County Country Club in Forestville, won the first WNYPGA Assistants Tournament, sponsored by Golf Max/Golf Pride at Transit Valley Country Club, with a 4 over par 75. Tied for second with 76s were Mike Boss, River Oaks GC and ...

‘Beat the Champ’ featuring teen local bowlers

CLARENCE — It’s a “Southern Tier Teen Challenge!” Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that “Beat The Champ” will roll from Jamestown Bowling Company in Jamestown today at 4 p.m. (with an encore Sunday at 11 p.m.) Top young bowlers from ...

Arias, former world tennis No. 5 and WNY native, to host clinics at YMCA

Long before the late Van Miller made the term “fandemonium” part of his Buffalo Bills’ radio broadcasts, he very well could have served as the fan club president for one young tennis player from Grand Island. Even at 12 years old, Jimmy Arias’ talents left mouths agape, including that ...

Pine Valley softball defeats Sherman in playoffs

SOUTH DAYTON — Kaylee Crisanti threw a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Pine Valley Lady Panthers high school softball team to an 8-0 win over Sherman on Thursday to start the Section VI Class D playoffs. Crisanti struck out five and issued two walks. Teammate Kayla Hohl was 3 for 3 ...

Frewsburg tops Forestville in regular season softball game

FREWSBURG — Ashley Carlson’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Frewsburg to a 6-5 non-league softball victory over Forestville on Friday. Peyton Yost led off the inning with a double and came around to score on Carlson’s base hit up the middle. The victory ...

Dunkirk sets down City Honors

The No. 3-seeded Dunkirk Lady Marauders (13-5) won comfortably over the No. 6- seeded City Honors Centaurs, 9-1, to start the Section 6 Class B-1 high school softball playoffs Thursday. Monica Pokoj pitched a complete game five-hitter with 10 strikeouts for Dunkirk, Kaitlyn Davis bashed a ...

FHS tops Albion, 11-1

Some of the names on the back of the jerseys may be fresh, but the postseason success synonymous with the name on the front is familiar for Fredonia softball. The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies defeated Albion, 11-1, in a Section VI Class B-1 quarterfinal softball game at Fredonia High School on ...

Billies doubles finish 2nd, 3rd

Fredonia had another solid day at the County Tennis Doubles Championship at the Fredonia State courts Thursday afternoon. In the semifinals, Fredonia’s Max Kinkela and Jimmy Rush defeated their teammates Augusto Rodriguez and Trevor Napoli 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. In the other semifinal, the fourth ...

Brocton baseball beats DHS, 13-5

The Brocton Bulldogs baseball team continued to roll Thursday by defeating the Dunkirk Marauders, 13-5, in non-league play at Al Stuhlmiller Field. Brocton (13-1, 10-0) used some early runs in the first four innings to springboard ahead and never looked back. Hunter Rizzo took the win ...

Cassadaga Valley advances in playoffs

SINCLAIRVILLE — Brittyn LeBaron nearly did it again. The Lady Cougars ace pitcher took a no-hitter into the final inning of a playoff game against Tapestry, en route to an eventual 9-1 victory on Thursday at Cassadaga Valley High School. LeBaron finished with 11 strikeouts, while only ...

FHS sending 6 to tennis sectionals

Fredonia High School’s tennis team will send six players to sectionals for the first time in at least 20 years. Neil Gens and Dan Gifford made the event, set for Tuesday in Lancaster, as singles players. They will be joined by the doubles teams of Augusto Rodriguez and Trevor Napoli, and ...

Gowanda advances

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers came back from an early deficit to defeat the Southwestern Lady Trojans, 7-6, in a Class B-2 pre-quarterfinal game on Wednesday night. Southwestern started quick, with two runs in the first. Erin Radack and Hadyn Swan-Leuze both started with a single. ...

CL/Westfield/Sherman wins golf team title

COLLINS — Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Sherman fired a 180 to win the inaugural Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys golf team championship Wednesday at Gowanda Country Club. Kole Maytum led the winners with a 3-over 39 and tied Southwestern’s Max Vaughn for medalist ...

Knights defeat Cougars

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Silver Creek Black Knights (10-7) took a 7-1 non league victory over Cassadaga Valley on Wednesday. Zach Rybak pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the win. He struck out seven and walked three. Rybak also had a huge day at the plate, going 4 for 4 with three runs ...