Local Sports

Marsh, Ringler score back-to-back aces

A hole-in-one in golf is rare enough. Two in a row is something truly special. Jenny Ringler and Sue Marsh achieved the feat Sunday at Shorewood Country Club at hole No. 4. Ringler used an eight iron while Marsh used a five iron to ace the 134-yard hole. “What makes this remarkable is ...

Flores moves to 7-0

Submitted Photo Wilfredo “El Bravo” Vega Flores, a Dunkirk native, won his debut fight Saturday for Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing and Top Knotch Promotions. The boxer knocked out Leonardo Kenon of Quincy, Florida, in the first round in under two minutes in a bout held in ...

SUNY Fredonia tabs Cartmill as new hoops coach

Sarah Cartmill is the new head coach of women’s basketball for the Fredonia Blue Devils, an appointment announced today by Director of Athletics Jerry Fisk. “I am excited,” Fisk said, “to have Sarah join our staff and lead our women’s basketball program. It was evident from her time ...

Grahams bring passion for rodeo to Gerry

GERRY — For Shawn and Shana Graham, owners of Painted Pony Championship Rodeo and contractors for the Gerry Fire Department’s 74th annual rodeo, Wednesday through Saturday this week, rodeo has been a passion for their entire lives. Shana was raised on a thoroughbred horse farm near ...

Gowanda schools set public physical education classes

GOWANDA — The Adult & Community Education division of the Gowanda Central School District is kicking off its fall offerings in September with a variety of physical education classes open to the public, including Circuit Training, Pound, Zumba and Humanasana Yoga. A special “Panther ...

NCSA/Concord FC gets donation

Submitted Photo NCSA/Concord FC wants to thank Cheryl Tabone of Pump It Up! for donating eight portable team benches (the middle player row is sitting on one) to all the CFC travel teams through the nonprofit organization “Kids Staying Active.” Tabone aid she chose Concord FC for a ...

A trip that never gets old

Most people in this community would agree that the worst time of the year takes place between February and August. Some shake at the thought of having to wait six months from the time the Super Bowl ends to be able to watch football again come the first week of August. But for a few certain ...

A round with an old friend

Including golf, I have two real hobbies – board games being the other one. Both activities are social events in which the fun factor is almost totally dependent on other people. Either one could be ruined by the wrong company. On the flip side, the right people can turn a horrible round/game ...

Back in the spotlight

For many years, Section VI board member and longtime Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch watched closely as other teams claimed the sectional baseball title. This year, it was his turn to enjoy the spotlight. The Silver Creek Black Knights baseball team captured the Section VI Class C ...

Father and son highlight SWA meeting

Southtowns Walleye Association held their monthly meeting on July 19. Before turning the microphone over to Mark and Jake Romanack, the guest speakers for the evening, the SWA gave a brief report on their tournament results. They reported that three fish were disqualified this year due to a ...

Fredonia man wins gold

A Fredonia man won a gold medal in June at the Empire State Senior Games in Cortland. Bill Meister, 78, topped the high jump event for the age 75-to-79 group. He also won a bronze medal in the long jump. He now has four medals at the annual event, winning gold in the 50-meter dash and silver ...

Locals named to All-State teams

The Fredonia Hillbillies baseball team seemed miles ahead of the competition during the regular season this year. Now, the focal points of the team got the recognition they deserved, along with a handful of the area’s brightest stars. Fredonia infielder Seth Schrader and pitcher Derrick ...

Fishing trip a success, but hard work

Strong winds and other elements have turned the fishing pattern upside down lately. Most of the anglers who competed in the Sunset Bay Shoot Out encountered walleye in a variety of locations. On Monday morning, my brother Ray Pauszek and I decided to try for yellow perch out of Dunkirk. ...

Big effort got field dry for LL finals

The weather for the state Little League 8-10 softball tourney at Dunkirk’s Wright Park was beautiful until Saturday night. Then it rained. Hard. Neverthless, the championship games were played Sunday after only an hour’s delay, and Dunkirk Little League President Gary Haase and his ...

SC, Forestville face different challenges

SILVER CREEK Head Coach: Stacie Bauer Record: (6-11) Key Wins: Southwestern (x2), Maple Grove, Falconer, Randolph Seniors: (1) Tessa Douglas Review: Silver Creek is proof of the depth of CCAA Division 1 West. Stuck in a division with Dunkirk, Fredonia and state champion Chautauqua ...

United Way hosts golf tourney at Tri-County Country Club

GOWANDA — The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County and WalMart recently hosted a successful golf tournament at Tri-County Country Club, in Gowanda. The event featured over 100 golfers from across Western New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. For some it was a serious endeavor and a ...

For the love of rodeo

GERRY – Are rodeo cowboys perhaps the world’s greatest athletes? Most people would say “no,” as they think of the NBA’s LeBron James and his $35 million per year salary or Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw with his $34 million per year. Or maybe Tiger Woods with his notoriety and $40 ...

Great Kills wins state

Great Kills, of Staten Island, won the 8-10 Little League softball state championship on Sunday at Joe Karnes Field in Dunkirk. After a 3-2 win over Westfield in 10 innings on Saturday, Great Kills needed to win twice on Sunday to eliminate North Shore, who had not lost in the tournament before ...

Riding solo

A decent percentage of golf course patrons are solo golfers. A retiree has nothing to do in the middle of the day and decides to play nine. The competitive spirit gets the better of a golfer before a tournament and they decide to work on their game the night before. Or, like me, a guy just ...

Yankees need to add starting pitching at deadline

As the All-Star break comes to a close, the shift of focus in Major League Baseball turns to the trade deadline. While the Yankees missed out on All-Star slugger Manny Machado, the Bronx Bombers can now finally focus on addressing the biggest need on the roster — starting pitching. So, who is ...