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Wolverines end season on high note, beat Hornets, 52-24

WESTFIELD — Sophia DeMarco scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds in her final regular season game with the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines on Thursday, and led them to a 52-24 win over Forestville in non-league action. The Wolverines were able to try a couple of different presses to confuse ...

Bullfighter Phil Hussmann to return to Gerry Rodeo

GERRY — The chute gate opens, an angry 2,000 pound bull lunges into the arena amid the shouts from the rodeo fans, spins and bucks wildly in an effort to throw the cowboy who is trying desperately to hang onto its back for the required eight seconds. One last leap tosses the cowboy into the ...

Former Southern Tier Express GM arrested

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Travis Sanders, 32, of North Richland Hills, Texas, formerly of Jamestown, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of ...

Chautauqua Lake is best prospect for ice fishing

Happy Valentines Day. The Dunkirk girls bowling team are our local sweet hearts, after winning their division in the Sectionals on Wednesday. Now on to Syracuse. Go Dunkirk! The best prospect for ice fishing locally continues to be at Chautauqua Lake. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow ...

Dunkirk girls bowling wins section title

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Dunkirk girls high school bowling team continued their fantastic season on Wednesday, winning a Section VI Class C title at Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga. Dunkirk placed second overall at the event out of the 41 teams that participated in Section VI, only losing to large ...

Silver Creek wins regular season finale, 57-52 over WNY Maritime

SILVER CREEK — With Silver Creek’s CCAA Div. 2 East league schedule now complete, the boys basketball team felt their game with WNY Maritime on Tuesday would be a nice tune-up before the postseason gets underway. If Tuesday’s game was any indication — they’re tuned-up nicely. ...

Frank Jagoda Jr. named Director of USA 18U national baseball program

DURHAM, N.C. — USA Baseball named Frank Jagoda the Director of the 18U National Team on Tuesday. In this role, Jagoda will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 18U National Team program, as well as the 16U and 17U National Team Development Programs, and will also work closely with the ...

Lady Cougars defeat Clymer

CLYMER — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars ended the league portion of their schedule with a victory, 43-31 over Clymer on the road at Clymer High School on Tuesday night. Cassadaga Valley’s McKenzie Haskins led all scorers with 13 points, while Kaylee Pattyson had 11 points of her own. ...

Blue Devils sophomore diver Patrick McCormick earns SUNYAC Diver of the Week

CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has selected Geneseo sophomore Ivan Fedorov as the Men’s Swimmer of the Week, and Fredonia sophomore Patrick McCormick as the Men’s Diver of the Week. Fedorov was a double-winner at the Ithaca Bomber Invitational ...

Pine Valley tops North Collins, 59-43

SOUTH DAYTON — The seniors at Pine Valley had a memorable night on Tuesday, as they led the team to a 59-43 victory over the North Collins Eagles at Pine Valley High School in a CCAA Division 2 East boys basketball game. The Pine Valley Panthers started quick, as Brady Andrews scored from ...

Westfield looks to create an Athletic Wall of Fame

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School board of education members heard about proposal for Wall of Fame. Athletic director Jake Hitchcock, introduced the idea of an Athletic Wall of Fame. He told board members that WACS is looking at how other districts operate their walls of ...

Gowanda finishes season with a win

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers boys basketball team was able to finish their season on a high note as Aaron Colantino scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Panthers past Falconer, 65-50 in non-league action on Tuesday at Gowanda High School. Joining Colantino, Damon ...

Westfield Wolverines claim Division 2 West banner

WESTFIELD — As Westfield senior captain Evan Hauser walked off his home court for the final time in the regular season, he told his coach, Bob North, “We got one, Coach.” For the Westfield senior, ending the 19-year division title drought couldn’t have tasted any sweeter. The ...

Steelers give up late goal, fall to Chiefs in 2OT

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers hockey team came into the postseason looking to start another magical run to win their third state title in just four years. After it was all said and done, the Steelers will have to wait one more year to take another crack at it. Chiefs’ forward Paul ...

Kathy Gustafson wins Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K

Kathy Gustafson repeated her top age-graded runner status in 2019 with another overall victory in the Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series. Rounding out the top five were Brooke Adams, John Gustafson, Katie Zwald and Greg Brink. The five week series scores the the runners four best age graded ...

Cougars fall short, lose to Clymer

SINCLAIRVILLE — Conner Crabtree continued his quest to 1,000 points by scoring 19 points on Monday, but the Cassadaga Valley Cougars boys basketball team fell to Clymer, 70-43 in CCAA Div. 2 West league action. Ty Pattyson scored 13 points and added 10 rebounds for the Cougars in the loss. ...

Silver Creek girls beat up Salamanca

OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek girls basketball team got back on track on Monday, topping Salamanca 71-32 in CCAA Div. 1 East league action at Silver Creek High School. Abby Rice scored a whopping 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while leading the Black Knights ...

Westfield can capture CCAA Division 2 West title with win tonight

OBSERVER Staff Report Tonight, the Westfield Wolverines seniors — Colby Bills, Evan Hauser, David Kircher and Matt See — will be honored on Senior Night in the Westfield Academy gym. But it won’t be just Senior Night grabbing the attention of the Westfield crowd. The Wolverines host ...

Gowanda’s Scanlan has stellar week

Gowanda sophomore Miya Scanlan had quite the week this past week. On Thursday, Scanlan scored 41 points in a 74-28 win over Salamanca in Gowanda. She followed that performance up with 23 points on Friday, in which she became the school’s all-time scoring leader in the girls basketball ...