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Fredonia girls golf falls to Ellicottville

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Fredonia girls golf team lost a league match against Ellicottville, 35.5-19.5 on Wednesday at Holiday Valley golf course. Allyson Fisher of Ellicottville and Ashley Holt of Fredonia were medalists in the match, each with a round of 50 on the Par-36 course. Caroline ...

Gowanda boys track defeats Springville

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Central School varsity boys track and field team won their third dual meet of the season with a 78-53 win over Springville at Hillis Field Tuesday afternoon. Junior Austin Jankowski was a triple winner taking first place in the 110 meter high hurdles (15.9), high jump ...

Panama softball beats Pine Valley

PANAMA — Five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled Panama (7-5) to a 10-7 non-league win over Pine Valley (2-12) as Ashlyn Harvey picked up a complete-game win with six strikeouts, four walks and six hits in the circle. Abby Lisciandro had three hits for three RBIs including a ...

The weather’s warm, the fishing’s good

Warm weather has finally set in and the fishing has been pretty good. Bass anglers are reportedly finding bass along the entire Lake Erie shoreline up to and including the 20 foot mark. Walleye anglers continue to find active walleye near traditional walleye spawning spots after hours. Long ...

Still going strong

Fredonia native and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Class of 1983 inductee Don Reinhoudt has been out of the world of strongman competition and competitive powerlifting for quite some time, but the honors just seem to keep coming. While the 1979 CBS World’s Strongest Man title has long been ...

FHS golf teams lose on rainy course

The Fredonia High School golf teams lost to Southwestern on Tuesday at Shorewood Country Club on a rain-soaked course. The girls team lost 28.5 to 26.5, while Southwestern was victorious in the boys’ event, 33.5 to 21.5. “It was a great, great match,” said Alex Conti, the Fredonia ...

Fredonia High’s boys, girls track teams both win in Olean

OLEAN — Fredonia High School’s varsity track and field teams beat Olean High School’s teams on Monday. The boys team won, 72-69, while the Lady Hillbillies won, 83-57. BOYS “Our strengths in the meet were our sprinters, throwers, and distance runners,” Fredonia coach Bob Ball ...

Silver Creek girls track team loses

OBSERVER Staff Report ALLEGANY — Silver Creek girls track has seen better days than Tuesday, as the Black Knights fell to Allegany-Limestone, 93-48, on the road in a regular season meet. Silver Creek did take home three individual wins in the track portion of the meet, however. Kylie ...

Gowanda lacrosse beats Depew, 20-8

OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers boys lacrosse team defeated Depew, 20-8, on Tuesday in a high school boys lacrosse match. Gowanda (6-6, 5-3) was led by Nate Curry with five goals and three assists. Uriah John had four goals and two assists, along with three goals from ...

Silver Creek HS softball team wins

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights softball team (6-10, 4-8) won 21-4 in a non-league game over Salamanca on Monday. Julia Hill picked up the win on the mound throwing five complete innings. Stevie Cook got the save, throwing the last two innings. No statistics were available ...

One run enough for DHS

Close games have been a nasty thorn in the side of the Dunkirk Marauders baseball team all season long because they haven’t been able close them out with victories. Monday afternoon yielded more of the same — however, this time around, Dunkirk flipped the script. The Marauders ...

SC hands Brocton first loss of season

SILVER CREEK — Stephen Romanik hit an sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth as the Silver Creek Black Knights defeated the Brocton Bulldogs 4-3 in a non-league high school baseball battle on Monday night, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. The big hit of the game came ...

Gullo tops at CCAA golf qualifier

FORESTVILLE — For the second year in a row, Jamestown’s Anthony Gullo earned the top spot at the CCAA Division 1 league qualifier. After 18 holes, the top eight qualified for a three-hole playoff, Gullo finished with an 82 after 18 holes and a 99 after 21 holes at Tri-County Country ...

Brackets for high school softball playoffs released

The seeding meeting for the Section VI high school softball playoffs was held Monday night in Depew, and here are the opening opponents for the teams in the OBSERVER’s coverage area: — Lake Shore (8-6) of Class A2, seeded No. 4 in its bracket, starts Thursday at home in a quarterfinal ...

Fighters are 10-0 for Pride Boxing

Submitted Photo After traveling to Watkins Glen Saturday, DaShawn Hernandez came home with a TKO in the end of the second round. Jesse Rodriguez TKO’d his opponent in the second round with ease. Adrian Alvarado improved to 3-0 with a third round TKO. To end the night, Caleb Rivera won by ...

NC softball team wins

SPRINGVILLE — The North Collins Lady Eagles softball team (12-4, 8-2) closed its regular season Monday with a 7-2 non-league defeat of Springville. Rebecca Cyrek pitched a complete game for the Lady Eagles win, striking out seven and allowing no hits, no earned runs and just six hits. Bri ...

Lady Hillbillies lose on the golf course

BUFFALO — The Fredonia girls’ golf team got a match in Monday, dropping the contest by a score of 36-19 to Nichols School at the Country Club of Buffalo. Nichols’ Jeanne Gandon was the match’s medalist, shooting a 49 at a very tough course. Fredonia’s top golfer was Ashley Holt ...

CV softball finishes regular season undefeated

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars finished off a perfect regular season Monday with an 8-3 defeat of Maple Grove in a non-league high school softball game. Brittyn LeBaron was winning pitcher for Cassadaga Valley (14-0), allowing five hits and a walk in her five innings of ...

Dunkirk’s track teams defeat Gowanda

The Dunkirk Marauders celebrated the success of seven seniors during their final league meet of the season against the Gowanda Panthers, then celebrated their first wins of the season. Before the meet began, seniors Andre Lockett, Jaden Ortiz, Devaun Farnham-Dejesus, Nate Ganey, Issiah ...

No-hitter for 11U Marauders

Submitted Photo It wasn’t a perfect game, as some no-hitters are, but in the rain at home on Friday, three Dunkirk pitchers teamed up for a no-hit win against Tonawanda, 17-7. Two seven-run innings in the fourth and fifth were huge for Dunkirk’s offense. Josh Lemanski, Robert Kozlowski, ...