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CCAA doubles tourney begins in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — The first- and second-seeded doubles teams from Maple Grove and Southwestern respectively, as well as a tandem from Falconer and a pair from Olean have advanced to the semifinals of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Tennis Tournament. Playing at the Lakewood YMCA, ...

Bodenmiller grabs goals record in win

WESTFIELD — Sophomore Katie Bodenmiller scored four goals, breaking a Westfield school season record in the process, as the Westfield-Brocton Lady Wolverines defeated the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds, 4-1, in the CCAA Central finale for both teams. Bodenmiller scored twice in each ...

Black Knights volleyball team beats Brocton-Westfield

BROCTON — The Silver Creek Black Knights (4-8, CCAA North record) defeated Brocton-Westfield (2-10, CCAA North) 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 Thursday in CCAA North girls volleyball. For Silver Creek, Julia Hill totaled 19 assists and three aces on the day. Krystel Schwab had 11 kills, three digs and ...

Fredonia men’s hockey No. 5 in SUNYAC poll

Fredonia ranked No. 5 in the State University of New York Athletic Conference’s 2017 men’s ice hockey preseason coaches poll. The Devils got 43 points in the poll, one more than No. 6 Buffalo State. The conference coaches selected Geneseo as the No. 1 team receiving 70 overall points, one ...

Photo by Gene Pauszek: The Lake Erie water level was visibly low at Chadwick Bay Marina on Wednesday afternoon.

More rain needed to attract trout

Locally we are going to need some more rainfall like we had on Wednesday evening, to attract a decent run of trout in the smaller local streams. This columnist did a little investigation on Wednesday and noticed that the water in Canadaway Creek up into Fredonia was gin-clear and at a low ...

Silver Creek grabs boys soccer win

SOUTH DAYTON — The Silver Creek Black Knights (5-7-2, 4-4-2) ended their CCAA Central boys soccer schedule with a 5-3 win over the Pine Valley Panthers (7-7, 6-4). The Black Knights’ Bryce Shomper scored the first of his two goals about 12 minutes into the game, and Silver Creek led the ...

Gowanda volleyball team tops Fredonia

The Gowanda Lady Panthers swept the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies in CCAA North volleyball action Wednesday by a 25-18, 25-21, 25-10 score. Gowanda (7-6, 7-5) received 16 assists, three aces, two kills and two digs from Summer Allen. Teammate Olivia Ackley contributed 17 digs, one kill and one ...

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Playing in the mud: Fredonia wins at home on wet day for boys’ soccer

Fredonia defeated Falconer-Cassadaga Valley, 4-0, in a CCAA West matchup at the Orange Bowl on Wednesday. Nine seniors played in their final regular season home game for the Hillbillies: Ian Brown, Andrew Conti, Carter D’Agostino, Jason Genovese, Nolan Mages, Seth Schrader, Jackson Taylor, ...

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Josie Simora (left) and Olivia Anderson of Chautauqua Lake make a block at the net during Wednesday’s match.

MG defeats CL in volleyball

BEMUS POINT — Maple Grove volleyball currently sits at 14-1 in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association South Division and 18-1 overall, and with the way they played against visiting Chautauqua Lake on Wednesday evening, it’s easy to see why. After losing a five-set classic to ...

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Fredonia’s Bernadette Gens competes Wednesday at the CCAA Tennis Singles Championships in Lakewood.

Vianese and Gens make semifinals of CCAA tourney

LAKEWOOD — Mikayla Johnson of Southwestern, Bernadette Gens and Kelsey Vianese of Fredonia, and Jenna Hayes of Maple Grove have reached the Final Four in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Tennis Singles Championships. Playing at the Lakewood YMCA on Wednesday, the quartet not ...

OBSERVER Photo by Lisa Monacelli: Abby Rice (23) of Silver Creek and Sophia Walter of Frewsburg fight for the ball during Tuesday’s high school soccer game.

Silver Creek comeback tops busy day of girls soccer

SILVER CREEK — Emma Rice’s goals were decisive for the Silver Creek girls soccer team Tuesday, as the Black Knights (13-3, 10-2) ended their regular season with a 4-3 comeback win over Frewsburg. The visiting Bears were up 1-0 at halftime, then added a second goal a couple of minutes ...

Tuesday saw a full schedule of high school girls volleyball in the CCAA North division. Left, Maranda Perez (14) of Cassadaga Valley tries to tip around the block put up by Krystel Schwab (8) of Silver Creek. Right, Dunkirk’s Aaliyah Bass (9) gets into a battle at the net with Brocton-Westfield’s Jypsi Eidens (10) and Hannah Hoebner.

CV still undefeated in league; Brocton and N. Collins win

SILVER CREEK — Cassadaga Valley girls volleyball stayed undefeated in CCAA North play as it defeated Silver Creek 3-1 on Tuesday. The game scores were 25-12, 19-25, 25-17, 25-12. Jenna Caskey led the Lady Cougars (13-2, 11-0) with 13 kills and five digs, while Savannah Nickerson added 21 ...

Silver Creek girls X-country places second, boys fourth

FREWSBURG — Silver Creek’s girls cross country team placed second, while the boys placed fourth in Tuesday’s meet against Frewsburg, Maple Grove and Southwestern. Maple Grove won on the girls’ side with a score of 17, while Silver Creek had 50, Southwestern had 73 and Frewsburg’s ...

Stanley Zajdel

First Mindszenty coach dies at 90

The first varsity football and basketball coach at the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School in Dunkirk has died at the age of 90. Stanley Zajdel of St. James, N.Y., was coach of Mindszenty for two seasons from 1952 to 1954. He died on Sept. 22, 2017. Cardinal Mindsenty closed in ...

SUNY narrows athletics director choices

The campus and community are invited to meet candidates for the position of Director of Athletics at SUNY Fredonia. Over the next three weeks, four candidates will be available for local campus and community members meet and talk to. Candidates, dates, times, and locations include: ¯ Megan ...

Cross country rankings feature several locals

The latest Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association high school cross country rankings have local athletes sprinkled throughout them. Fredonia runners Diego Rey and Josh Johnson are ranked second and third, respectively, on the CCAA boys’ list behind No. 1 Michael Peppy of Maple Grove. ...

Jamestown tops Pine Valley, 2-1

JAMESTOWN — The Red Raiders scored a goal in each half to upend Pine Valley, 2-1, in non-league boys soccer action Monday. Alex Barnes scored on a penalty kick with 27:39 left in the first half to give Jamestown (4-11) a 1-0 lead. After the break, Mike Andalora gave Jamestown a 2-0 lead ...

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Seville Hasan (left, red trunks) throws a jab against Dunkirk native Tommy Roque (black trunks) in Roque’s professional boxing debut at Ready2Rumble Sept. 29, in Westminster, Colorado.

Roque-a-dope

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — “No Joke” Tommy Roque had his hands full going against Seville Hasan at Ready2Rumble. After a pretty even first round, and then later being knocked down by Has in the second, Roque stood toe-to-toe with Has in an intense third round. The two went back and forth ...

Devils complete weekend Pool Play sweep

OSWEGO — It was a perfect SUNYAC Pool Play weekend for the Fredonia women's volleyball team. The Blue Devils improved to 5-1 in the conference (13-7 overall) with victories Saturday first over Potsdam, then over Oswego, by 3-1 scores. They were also 3-1 winners Friday over Oneonta and trail ...

This Week’s High School Sports Calendar — Oct. 9 to 14

Monday Boys soccer Pine Valley at Jamestown Tuesday Girls soccer Dunkirk at Southwestern Falconer at Fredonia Frewsburg at Silver Creek Pine Valley at Chautauqua Lake Westfield at Cassadaga Valley Girls swimming Allegany-Limestone at Chautauqua Lake Fredonia at ...