Local Sports

Hurricane’s David Blanks nominated for NABL MVP

BROCTON — The Chautauqua Hurricane have found their new shooter this season, and he is taking the league by storm. Hurricane guard David Blanks has been nominated for the 2019 NABL MVP award. Blanks, who set a record with 14 three-pointers in a 45-point performance on March 23 in a 138-76 ...

Wolfe jumps at States today

Westfield Academy junior track and field athlete McKayla Wolfe will compete today for the NY State High Jump championship at the State Championship track and field meet at Middletown High School, in Middletown — nearly six hours away. She joins Dunkirk’s Jericha Petrella and Fredonia’s ...

BROCTON BASEBALL HEADED BACK TO STATES

BATAVIA — The Brocton Bulldog baseball team has won the West. Earlier today, the team knocked off Honeoye in Dwyer Stadium by a 6-4 score. Bubba Brown helped lead the way. Complete coverage in the Sunday edition. Here is the coverage from earlier today, courtesy of sports editor Braden ...

Running, jumping to States

Pictured left to right: Fredonia’s Emily Brown, Dunkirk’s Jericha Petrella and Westfield’s McKayla Wolfe are shown as they board the bus, on Thursday, headed to States. Brown will run the 2,000m steeplechase, Petrella the 400m dash and Wolfe competes in the high jump in this weekend’s ...

NCCS Track Team takes third place at Buffalo Track Championship meet

NCCS Catholic track team took third place overall at the Buffalo track championship meet. They and have qualified 12 NCCS athletes for the All-WNY SITA playoff championship at the Robert Stansky Canisius Complex at 2800 Clinton St. West Seneca. The team is pictured above. Front row, from left: ...

Weather slows fishing

It has been a slow week for the fishing effort locally. I consulted with several bait and tackle stores on Wednesday and there have not been a lot of anglers heading out. Blame it on the weather if you’d like. Daily weather predictions of strong winds, and a threat of thunderstorms tend to do ...

CCAA Division 2 West golf names All Star teams

The CCAA Division 2 West All-Star golf teams were recently announced. The first team was highlighted by three local area athletes. Darien Swanson and Derek Martin both earned first team honors from Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Sherman and Connor Daniels was named from Silver Creek/Forestville. ...

CCAA Division 2 West announces softball All-Star teams

OBSERVER Staff Report The CCAA Division 2 West softball All-Stars were announced earlier this week, featuring many local standouts. In a division that featured two teams that won Sectional titles — Maple Grove and Panama — it’s no surprise that plenty of talent was represented on the ...

Dunkirk Lakeshore Association holds bowling tournament

Special to The OBSERVER The 45th annual awards banquet for the Dunkirk Lakeshore Association youth bowlers tournament was recently held at the Kosciuszko Club in Dunkirk. The association is comprised of youth bowlers, ages 4-20, from Lucky Lanes in Fredonia K & L Lanes in Gowanda and ...

Karate Kidz Zone announces promotions

The children photographed advanced to their level in The Karate Kidz Zone program. The program is designed for ages 2-6 year old. The children are taught the discipline of the arts, work balance and coordination, social skills, respects, stranger danger and many other aspects to benefit the ...

Panthers sink Eagles for title

ST. BONAVENTURE — With her team holding a 4-0 lead over No. 3 North Collins in the top of the seventh inning at Joyce Field on Monday, Panama’s Jess Mistretta was able to fend off what could have been the start of a late charge with a stellar defensive play. North Collins hitter Morgan ...

Westfield-Mayville Rotary sets golf skills contest for June 14

Special to The OBSERVER WESTFIELD — Chip and putt for cash prizes, sip a craft beer, and enjoy a barbecue buffet at the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville’s ‘Chips, Putts, and Pints’ event on Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield. This ...

Annual ‘Hits for a Cure’ game set for this Saturday in Gerry

GERRY — The eighth annual ‘Hits for a Cure’ baseball game, scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 8, will have a different purpose from its traditional support for breast cancer victims, as money raised this year will go to help the family of 37 year-old Adam Paxton, who died recently ...

North Collins’ David Gullo named First Team All-Star

OBSERVER Staff Report The CCAA Division 2 East All-Star baseball teams were announced this week, featuring local names throughout the list. Pine Valley tallied two First Team selections, two Second Team selections and two Honorable Mentions, while North Collins had a First Team selection and ...

Golfer’s Diary: Tournament time at Tri-County Country Club

Several weeks ago, I wrote about my goals for this golf season, one of which was to play in a tournament. I’ve been golfing for seven years, but I have only played in two tournaments. It was a short time after that article ran that I received a phone call from my former third grade teacher, ...

Fluvanna Fest 5K set for fourth year of fun

Planning for the fourth annual Fluvanna Fest weekend is underway. The Fluvanna Community Historical Society, in collaboration with other cornerstone Fluvanna organizations, is excited to bring all the fun and community spirit of the last three years to the area again. Many of the favorite ...

Local equestrian earns top honors at National Event

Ninth grader Estella Estus from South Dayton, NY recently competed at the 2019 Youth Equestrian Development Association’s National Championship competition held at Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, OH. The team member of M and M Equestrians was the top point earner for her state and ...

Brocton repeats as champions

JAMESTOWN — In most cases, scoring one run on five hits in a championship baseball game will not end well for a title game participant. On Saturday, however, one run proved to be just enough offense, as a flawless defensive game and a stellar pitching performance led Brocton to a second ...