Local Sports

Blue Devils lose doubleheader to SUNY Brockport

Special to The OBSERVER Brockport took a pair of games from the Fredonia State baseball team on Saturday. The Eagles won Game 1 by a score of 4-2, and took the nightcap 10-3. The Devils took a 2-0 lead in the third inning of Game 1. Billy Clifford plated Trevor Bradshaw on an RBI ground ...

Emma Rice heading to Elmira College for soccer

Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek’s Emma Rice will continue her soccer career next fall at Elmira College, where she will major in biology with a pre-dental concentration. Her future plan is to attend dental school with a concentration in orthodontics. Emma Rice was a ...

Health & Wellness courses now open in Silver Creek

Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Several wellness and exercise classes for adults and children are being offered to the public via the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District from April through June 2019. These opportunities are open to the public ...

Strang named Scholar Athlete

Recently, a Mount Mercy Academy athlete was honored by Section VI. Josslynn Strang of Westfield was named to the Section VI All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete winter sports team. Students who are selected most maintain a 90-plus average for the previous six semesters and have been a starter ...

Gowanda tops Eden in boys track, 98-39

OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — The Gowanda High School varsity boys track and field team defeated Eden by the score of 98-39 in a non-league meet Friday at Hillis Field in Gowanda. It was the Panthers’ third win of the season against one loss. “We do not have a large squad but we ...

Chautauqua Lake takes care of business, beats Dunkirk, 7-5

MAYVILLE — For nearly their entire careers since seventh grade, Chautauqua Lake seniors Olivia Anderson and Chadelynn Johnson have made up the Thunderbirds’ battery. Thursday, with Johnson sidelined due to injury, Anderson had to work with eighth-grade jayvee callup Jenna Waters. With ...

North Collins wins big; Brocton stumbles

SOUTH DAYTON — North Collins (1-1, 3-6) topped Pine Valley (1-2, 1-2), 16-1, in a Section VI CCAA Division 2 East softball game at Pine Valley High School, on Thursday. Rebecca Holmes was in the circle for North Collins and tossed a complete game for the Lady Eagles. Holmes struck out seven ...

Marauders get big league win over Chautauqua Lake, 9-2

MAYVILLE — The Dunkirk Marauders (2-1, 3-1) handled Chautauqua Lake (0-4, 1-4), 9-2, in a Section VI CCAA Division 1 West baseball game at Chautauqua Lake High School, on Thursday. From the lead-off spot, Phil Messina powered the Marauders offense going 5-5 with three RBI and a stolen base in ...

North Collins plays ‘lights out’ against Pine Valley, 17-1

SOUTH DAYTON — The North Collins Eagles began their Section VI CCAA Division 2 East baseball game on Thursday night scoring multiple runs in the first and continued that momentum going into the second inning as the Eagles defeated the Pine Valley Panthers 17-1. The Eagles (1-1) were able ...

Dunkirk tennis falls to Maple Grove, 4-1

BEMUS POINT — Dunkirk suffered a tough loss to Maple Grove, 4-1, in a Section VI tennis match at Maple Grove High School, on Wednesday. The Marauders’ only victory came in singles competition, courtesy of Ryan Wills. Wills beat Kampbell Howard of Maple Grove, 6-2, 7-5. The remaining ...

Dunkirk falls to Falconer

Falconer came into frigid Dunkirk on Wednesday ready to make a statement, looking to prove it was every bit the team that had a lead going into the seventh inning against Chautauqua Lake earlier in the season. After two of the first three batters reached base in the top of the first inning ...

Gullo pitches Fredonia to victory

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia topped Southwestern, 4-2, on Wednesday, thanks to strong pitching from Anthony Gullo, shown at left. Gullo had a complete game win, allowing just two earned runs off four hits and two walks, while striking out three. "Fredonia played error free for a third ...

Marauders win on walk-off hit, 5-4

OBSERVER Staff Reports After getting behind early, the Dunkirk Marauders (1-1, 2-1) battled back for a walk-off, 5-4 win, over Falconer (3-1, 3-1) in a Section VI CCAA Division 1 West baseball game at Dunkirk High School, on Wednesday. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Alex Ahlstrom hit a ...

Silver Creek softball downs Cassadaga Valley, 10-6

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Silver Creek Black Knights bats came alive on Wednesday night in a 10-6 victory over the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars in a CCAA West 1 Softball game. Every member of the lineup reached base. “We have always preached this the entire year, but the girls finally ...

Lady ‘Billies top Lady Trojans

OBSERVER Staff Reports LAKEWOOD — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies (3-0, 3-0) trampled Southwestern (1-3, 1-3), 14-1, in a Section VI CCAA Division 1 West softball game at Southwestern High School, on Wednesday. Maddy Marsh was in the circle for Fredonia and pitched three innings, allowing ...

Westfield tennis wins 4th straight

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines tennis team improved their record to 4-0 on the season with a sweep of Cassadaga Valley, 5-0, at Westfield Academy on Wednesday. Marilynn Amborski started off dropping the first set to Cassadaga Valley’s Katrinah Bretl 4-6, but ...

Recent cold spell has spooked the fish

The recent cold spell has cooled down a hot bite locally. Area streams are worth checking out, but you may have to look a little harder for fish. Lower water levels and clear water conditions will put the fish in the spooky mode, so slow down your approach and avoid noise detection. Since the ...

ONLINE ONLY: Frewsburg tops North Collins softball

OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The Frewsburg Lady Bears started off their league season as strong as they could have hoped, with a 14-1 victory over the North Collins Lady Eagles in a CCAA Division 2 East softball contest at North Collins High School. MaKena Adams had herself quite ...

Lady Hornets knock off Lady Bulldogs, 7-2

BROCTON — Kaitlyn Alguire had her best pitching performance of her career on Tuesday night as she was able to lead the Forestville Lady Hornets to a 7-2 victory over the Brocton Lady Bulldogs. Alguire recorded a record 15 strikeouts in a complete game effort, where her only two hits in the ...

Dunkirk dominant in win over Falconer, Fredonia sweeps Panama

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Marauders swept the Falconer Golden Falcons, 5-0, Tuesday in boys high school tennis action. In first singles, Dunkirk’s Ryan Wills took care of Coleson Barber, 6-4, 6-2. In second doubles, Dunkirk’s Jordan Cooley won via forfeit, while in third ...