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Hohl’s 36 leads PV to victory

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Lady Panthers didn’t mess around on Senior Night. Led by Kayla Hohl’s triple-double, the Lady Panthers defeated Salamanca, 60-16, on Wednesday night in a non-league girls basketball game to close out the regular season for both teams. Pine Valley (13-7, ...

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Ken Tarnowski, Mike Porpiglia and Ed Nalepa try their luck ice fishing out of Dunkirk on Sunday.

Ice fishing conditions may sour

Ice fishing conditions continue to stay good for now, but once the warm spell sets in, things could change quickly. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were reports of safe ice and good fishing from a variety of local areas. Rick Miller in Irving reports that fishermen have been catching walleye ...

Black Knights beat Randolph, 67-57

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights ended the regular season with a statement win over Randolph, 67-57, in a Division 1 East boys basketball matchup. Silver Creek (15-5, 6-4) trailed by one point at halftime, but outscored Randolph (11-9, 8-2) 17-13 in the third quarter and 22-15 ...

Devils hockey, women’s basketball have playoff hope

Two Fredonia teams will play at home this weekend with SUNYAC playoff spots on the line. Men’s hockey plays host to Morrisville State both Friday and Saturday nights. Women’s basketball takes on Buffalo State on Saturday afternoon. Here is a quick guide to both playoff ...

Senior Night nail-biter

What a fight on Senior Night. The Dunkirk Lady Marauders (8-12, 4-8) won a pulsating, back-and-forth CCAA West 1 contest over Olean, 61-59, Wednesday night at Dunkirk High School. The Lady Huskies’ Elyse Graham had an open three-point shot at the buzzer to win — and she had already hit ...

Huskies handle Billies in 63-36 victory

OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — The Fredonia Hillbillies (5-14, 3-9) closed the regular season with a 63-36 loss to the Olean Huskies in CCAA Division 1 West boys basketball Tuesday night. “Tonight we started off okay. ... Olean just plays such great defense to catch up. They had a big ...

Lady Wolverines fall to Panama

PANAMA — Panama sealed up its CCAA Division 2 West title at home on Senior Night Tuesday with a 68-32 win over Westfield. "It was great because our first two buckets were from Elle Angeletti and then Lauren Barmore also scored four points in the first quarter," said head coach Jeff ...

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Above, the Silver Creek Black Knights pose for “Two girls, two causes,” a benefit dedicated to Senior Tessa Douglas and her father — who was diagnosed with cancer — as well as Abby Rice’s AAU teammate who suffers a heart condition.

Silver Creek wins Senior Night with a cause

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights girls basketball team celebrated a 41-25 victory over JFK on Tuesday in a non-league game at Silver Creek High School. Silver Creek (11-8, 4-6) led by 10 at halftime and close to 20 in the third quarter of the win. Abby ...

SWCS alumnus hired as Colts OC

Multiple sources indicate that Nick Sirianni will be named the offensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates reported Monday night that the 36-year-old Jamestown native will work under Frank Reich, the Colts’ new ...

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Adam Goot (22) of Cassadaga Valley drives to the basket while defended by Aaron Hair of Frewsburg during Tuesday night’s CCAA Division 2 West boys basketball game.

Cougars beat Bears

OBSERVER Staff Report SINCLAIRVILLE — Quinn Conlan scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half as Frewsburg pulled away from Cassadaga Valley for a 60-40 CCAA Division 2 West victory. The Bears led by four at halftime, and the Cougars actually cut the deficit to two early in the ...

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Julio Torres (4) knocks the ball loose during Westfield’s game against Clymer.

Baribeau’s block party spurs Wolverines win

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — Andrew Baribeau had himself a day not only producing in the paint, but also holding down the fort on defense with eight blocks in Westfield’s 51-50 victory over Clymer (8-12, 3-9) in CCAA Division 2 West boys basketball. The game came down right to the ...

Marauders get it done on Senior Night

Dunkirk’s seniors went out in style. The Dunkirk Marauders defeated Maple Grove, 69-66, in a thrilling conclusion to the regular season of Division 1 West boys basketball. Dunkirk (13-6, 10-2) began the night with Senior Night celebrations on the court for the nine seniors and ...

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Hannah Gullo (33) breaks up a pass intended for Marina Miketish (31) during Monday night girls basketball at Fredonia High School. Below, Fredonia’s seniors pose for a photo.

Fredonia has seniority

After a slow start in the first quarter, the Fredonia backcourt of Kazlin Beers, Madison Goss and Hannah Gullo were able to spur their offense into high gear to pull off a 58-34 victory against Olean on Senior Night. Despite the 24-point margin of victory, the Lady Billies actually ended ...

CSHOF to honor locals with Legacy Awards

Special to the OBSERVER JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame will honor outstanding contributors to Chautauqua County sports by presenting endowed Legacy Society Awards at its 37th annual Induction Dinner on Monday, Feb. 19 at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club: The Bill Rollinger ...

Silver Creek boys smash Eden by 33

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights boys basketball team hammered Eden, 80-47, Monday in a non-league high school game. Braeden Woleben came up with a double-double for Silver Creek (14-5, 5-4), scoring 27 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Jarmani Benton ...

Charles LaDuca

Fredonia’s LaDuca named to Cardinal O’Hara H.S. Hall of Fame

Special to the OBSERVER Charles LaDuca, a well known sports figure in the Chautauqua and Fredonia area, will be inducted into the Cardinal O’Hara High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda will honor LaDuca at a banquet and ceremony April 14 ...

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Lily Woodis of Chautauqua Lake looks to score while defended by Sophia Genarro of Southwestern.

CL hands Trojans 1st loss of season

MAYVILLE — Cruising to a 17-0 record this season, Southwestern had only really been tested twice. Both times by Chautauqua Lake. The Thunderbirds got a little closer to the Trojans each time they played and on Monday night they broke through — in a big way. Chautauqua Lake ...

SUNY Fredonia’s Jones, Capestrani Athletes of Week

Special to the OBSERVER CORTLAND — Two Fredonia student-athletes were cited Monday for their efforts in weekend meets. Senior pole vaulter Mikayla Capestrani (Jamestown) was named SUNYAC Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week. Men’s freestyle specialist Graham Jones was named ...

Westfield girls beat Forestville

OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Westfield Lady Wolverines topped the Forestville Lady Hornets, 82-15, Monday night in a CCAA West 2 girls basketball game. Westfield (8-11, 3-6) was led by Sophia DeMarco, with 23 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Laura Johnston ...