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LECOM tickets: A great gift for dad or grad!

When you’re seeking the perfect gift this year for Father’s Day or for your favorite graduate, consider giving an experience they’ll remember for a long time: tickets to the LECOM Health Challenge at Peek’n Peak. This four-day PGA Web.com event is a spectacular opportunity to enjoy one ...

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Pictured at the top of the podium is Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon, who took first place for Division 2 in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Meet held at Union-Endicott High School Saturday.

State champ!

ENDICOTT — This spring, Dunkirk's Emilee Hanlon was recognized as a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division I West first-team all-star on the softball diamond. Saturday afternoon, however, she made her mark as one of the best field athletes in New York state. The talented ...

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Pictured here are Buffalo Bills alumni, all present for the Shorewood Country Club’s 9th annual Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament. From left is former Bills’ WR/KR Lou Piccone, former QB/WR Ed Rutkowski, LB/K Paul Maguire and CB Booker Edgerson.

Maguire, Bills alumni help continue Van Miller’s mission

The 9th annual Van Miller Hometown Hero Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament was held Friday at Shorewood Country Club. Miller, widely know as “The Voice of the Bills,” was the franchise’s play-by-play broadcaster since the team’s inception in the AFL in 1960, all the way to his ...

Varsity hockey team to hold open house celebration

On Sunday, there will be an open house celebration honoring the 2017 Dunkirk/Fredonia Steelers varsity hockey team. For the second straight year, the Steelers came home with a high school hockey state championship, after beating Iroquois, 2-1, in this year’s title match in Long ...

One win away

BINGHAMTON — The North Collins Eagles advanced to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship game with an 8-2 win over SS Seward of Section IX Friday. With the win, the Eagles take on Fort Ann today at 1 p.m. for the state title. The Eagles (15-5) came out ...

Seiders takes second at state finals in 400 dash

ENDICOTT — Silver Creek senior Emma Seiders saved arguably her career-best performance for one of the biggest stages Friday afternoon at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Union-Endicott High School. Against some of the most ...

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Matt’s News in Dunkirk is the home to local horse racing easy bets. With the Belmont Stakes taking place today, the newstand on East Third Street will be the place to be.

Horse racing bettors find home in Dunkirk

The third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is today at around 6:50 p.m. The horse race located at Belmont Park in New York City is a long drive — approximately seven hours with traffic — though local horse racing aficionados already know where they will go for the ...

North Collins falls in baseball, softball

They made North Collins proud -- and just missed bringing home the title. Both Eagles teams fell today in state finals action. Find details on the OBSERVER Twitter feed.

OBSERVER Photo by Jeremy Izzio: Pictured are local track and field athletes boarding the bus to Union Endicott High School for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Meet. They are, in front, from left, Dunkirk’s Anthony Ruiz, Silver Creek’s Jaylah Cossin, Emma Seiders, Grace Restivo and Kylie Procknal. In back are Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon, Fredonia’s Lydia Lanski, Dunkirk’s Nelson Estrada-Cruz, Mike Deland and Chris Michalski.

Local track and field athletes begin state competition today

Eleven local athletes boarded a bus leaving Walmart on Friday and heading toward Union Endicott High School for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Track and Field Meet. Dunkirk will be represented by Emilee Hanlon in the high jump and the 4x800 meter relay team of ...

OBSERVER File Photo: Pictured is North Collins’ shortstop Emily Winter making a play during last week’s Far West Regional victory over Elba.

North Collins to face Heuvelton Central in state semis Saturday

If the North Collins Lady Eagles are to advance to the finals of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four, they will have to do something no other team has been able to accomplish all season: beat the Heuvelton Central Lady Bulldogs. Nineteen times the Lady ...

Submitted Photo: The CWC will be the beneficiary of the Chautauqua Golf Club’s 31st Annual PGA Pro-Am Golf Tournament.  Pictured from left are event chairman Bill Locke, PGA Professional Troy Moss, CWC Board Director Dr. Jeanne Wiebenga and CWC Executive Director John Jablonski III.

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy to host Pro-Am June 26

The Chautauqua Golf Club will hold its 31st Annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament Monday, June. The event will have an 11 a.m. shotgun start and a two best-ball format. All proceeds will benefit the CWC, as they continue their efforts to improve the health and vitality of Chautauqua Lake and ...

Morgan Mathis stretches out to get the infield bouncer.

GALLERY: North Collins Softball’s final practice before state semis

The North Collins Lady prepare for tomorrow's match up against the Heuvelton Central Lady Bulldogs (see preview here) Saturday at 11:30 a.m. https://twitter.com/kuczkowski95/status/873338296868458497 The team swung the bats, fielded some grounders and had batting practice prior to a ...

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North Collins' Harley Mehnert slides safely under the tag of Frewsburg second baseman Mark Mammoser during a baseball game at the Robert H. Jackson Sports Complex in Frewsburg.

Eagles to face S.S. Seward in state semis

The North Collins baseball team is shipping off to Binghamton for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four. The Eagles have earned there way to get this far, and the Eagles’ coach, Paul Kellner, is not messing around with the winning formula in preparation for ...

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Summer walleye tournaments set to begin Saturday

Walleye tournament time starts this Saturday with the 33rd annual Southtowns Walleye Association Tournament. The weatherman is even predicting warmer weather, but the wind continues to plague a lot of areas. The Lake Erie water level is also high, so be prepared if you haven’t been to ...

Summer walleye tournaments set to begin Saturday

Walleye tournament time starts this Saturday with the 33rd annual Southtowns Walleye Association Tournament. The weatherman is even predicting warmer weather, but the wind continues to plague a lot of areas. The Lake Erie water level is also high, so be prepared if you haven’t been to ...

For the Record

Announcements Registration still open for One Ball Tournament for testicular cancer The 5th Annual One Ball Tournament for Testicular Cancer returns to Willis Hale Town Park in Frewsburg on June 24 and there are still a few spots open for teams to register. The Whiffle Ball tournament ...

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Pictured are some of the fisherman from last year’s contest.

Free youth fishing contest this Saturday

This Saturday is the National Marina “Lake Day” Celebration and Free Youth Fishing Contest for children ages 12 and under. Pre-register for the Youth Fishing Contest by contacting Chautauqua Marina at 753-3913 or go to www.ChautauquaMarina.com. Registration begins at 10 a.m., fishing ...

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Pictured is the Westfield Wolverines’ Max Bates, who was named CCAA West II MVP for his efforts during the 2017 season.

West’s best

OBSERVER Staff Report Following another season in which the Westfield Wolverines baseball team finished undefeated in league play, senior Max Bates has been named CCAA West II’s Most Valuable Player. Joining Bates on the first team All Stars were four other Wolverines. Seniors Eric ...