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Fredonia wrestlers defeat Chaut. Lake

OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team continued their impressive start to the season on Wednesday, defeating Chautauqua Lake-Westfield-Panama 55-24 at Chautauqua Lake High School. After Fredonia forfeited to start the match at 138, top wrestler Dalton ...

Marauders fall to Olean at home

OBSERVER Photo by Aaron Lundmark The Dunkirk Marauders held their first varsity wrestling match of the year on Wednesday at Dunkirk High School. Pictured above is Dunkirk’s Jeremy Sobilo during his match at 120 pounds.

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

By FEARLESS FREDDIE Seasoned Greeter HOME AGAIN. The Buffalo Bills lost a golden opportunity to pick up a divisional win Sunday in Miami, losing on the final play of the game. The loss spoiled a breakout performance by quarterback Josh Allen and leaves the team at 4-8. The 3-9 New York ...

Dunkirk boys, girls bowling sweep Southwestern

OBSERVER Staff Reports JAMESTOWN — The Dunkirk Marauders boys and girls bowling teams swept Southwestern in their first match of the season on Wednesday, with each winning 4-0. For the boys, Dunkirk posted a 876-976-811-2,663 scoreline to top Southwestern’s 658-634-711-2,003 final ...

Dunkirk a destination for Pittsburgh duck hunter

It’s transition time again with deer season and duck season winding down. While it’s too early for ice fishing, stream fishing is being effected by daily precipitation, or runoff. Rick Miller in Irving commented that there has been some success off the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek, and in ...

Hillbillies lose season opener

OBSERVER Staff Report ALLEGANY — The Fredonia Hillbillies boys basketball season did not begin as many around the program had hoped it would, as the Hillbillies fell short in the season opener against Buffalo Science in the Shootout in the Swamp tournament at Allegany-Limestone on Wednesday ...

Blue Devils to host benefit game Friday

Special to The OBSERVER On Friday, the Fredonia and Cortland women’s basketball teams will be “lacing up” in support of the Go 4 the Goal Foundation that raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer. Both teams will sport yellow shoelaces in their contest that tips off at 5:30 p.m. ...

Forestville tops Gowanda, 56-36

OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — The Forestville Hornets boys basketball team took care of business on Wednesday, beating Gowanda, 56-36 in a non-league matchup. Forestville used a 23-point second quarter to propel them past the Panthers. Gavin Christian had 17 points to lead the Hornets ...

Dunkirk continues hot start, top Tapestry, 75-43

Two for two. The Dunkirk Marauder girls basketball team made another statement on Tuesday as they dominated the Tapestry Charter Thunder Hawks from start to finish, winning by a score of 75-43 at Dunkirk High School. Chances are, if you blinked, you missed the start of Tuesday’s game, ...

Thunderbirds top Panama, 69-61

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake boys basketball team earn their third win of the season on Tuesday, topping Panama 69-61 in non-league action. Alex Gleason was a stud for the Thunderbirds, coming off of the bench proving a spark for his team and scoring 18 points while shooting 70 percent ...

Pine Valley girls lose to Salamanca, 35-25

SALAMANCA — The Pine Valley Lady Panthers fell to Salamanca on Tuesday on the road, 35-25, in a girls basketball game at Salamanca High School. Katelyn Miller led Pine Valley (0-2) with eight points, along with seven rebounds. Delanie Tunstall had five points and 10 rebounds, while Madisyn ...

T’Birds, Woodis beat Jamestown

Despite leading by seven at halftime, Chautauqua Lake didn't play its best basketball in the opening 16 minutes Tuesday evening. But the Thunderbirds turned it on after the break. Chautauqua Lake used a 15-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from Jamestown en route to a 54-42 non-league ...

Hornets bowling sweeps Black Knights, 4-0

SILVER CREEK — The Forestville bowling team traveled to Silver Creek for a Section VI bowling matchup, on Wednesday. Both the boys and girls team swept the Black Knights, winning 4-0. The boys scores were 775-754-795-2,324 for Forestville and 723-727-712-2,162 for Silver Creek. The boys ...

Brocton bowling drops first match

FREWSBURG — The Brocton Bulldogs bowling team dropped its first match of the year, 4-0, to Frewsburg on Tuesday. Frewsburg finished with 821-803-734-2,358, while Brocton totaled 672-647-598-1,917. Brocton’s Jordan Krystofiak led all bowlers with a series score of 552, including a 207 ...

Lady Wolverines top Forestville, 52-23

FORESTVILLE — The Westfield/Brocton girls basketball team picked another win on Tuesday, beating the Forestville Hornets 52-23 in a non-league contest at Forestville High School. Sophia DeMarco led the Wolverines with 15 points on the night while Cheyanna Rivera pitched in ten fo the ...

NCCF welcomes new baseball scholarship

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) and the family of Bart Carruth are pleased to announce the establishment of a baseball scholarship in his memory. The Gabriel “Bart” Carruth Memorial Scholarship is a yearly award presented to a senior at Fredonia High School (FHS) who ...

Westfield comes back to beat Dunkirk

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines flipped the script from their most recent game for a much more favorable result on Tuesday. Trailing for the first three quarters, Westfield (2-1) outscored the Dunkirk Marauders 25-5 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 54-43 win at Westfield ...

T’Birds wrestling places second

BERGEN — The Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Panama wrestling team was in action this past weekend at the Byron-Bergen Invitational on Saturday, placing second out of 12 schools at the event with 160.5 points. The Thunderbirds individually had a lot of success as well, having three wrestlers win ...

Silver Creek, Rice roll over North Collins, 63-31 at home

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights girls basketball team’s effort propelled them to a non-league victory over the North Collins Eagles in their season opener on Tuesday night, 63-31. A large first quarter got Silver Creek going in the right direction and they never looked back, ...

Fredonia boys swim team tops rival Dunkirk, 105-34

Since the former Dunkirk/Fredonia boys swim team has separated, the two schools faced each other for the first time on Tuesday. Fredonia had the clear advantage, with a 105-34 win over rival Dunkirk. “Well, obviously we weren’t much of a challenge, since we have only six guys to their ...