Local Sports

Golfer’s Diary: Always be having fun

Golf is a frustrating game. Even on the best of days, you’ll have a birdie putt lip out or get a bum bounce off of an embankment. On the worst of days…well, I’m sure we’ve all threatened to throw our clubs in the trash and never play again. Yet it’s important to remember that ...

BROCTON TO STATE FINALS

JAMESTOWN — The name “Bubba” was originally a German name meaning “friend” or “brother.” Friends are usually the type of people who never let you down. Ronald “Bubba” Brown was the best friend anybody could have on Saturday afternoon, as he threw a two hit complete game to ...

Lady Eagles are regional champs for 2nd straight year

FILLMORE — North Collins softball has done it again. The Lady Eagles are Class D Far West Regional softball champions once again, headed back to the state championship finals for a second straight season, after a 9-4 victory over Arkport/Caneseraga on Saturday at Fillmore High ...

CL Lady Thunderbirds hold on to punch ticket to states

FILLMORE — Cameryn Hawkins is going to miss her Senior Trip to New York City next weekend. That’s OK. While all of her classmates are enjoying themselves in the Big Apple, Chautauqua Lake’s shortstop is going to play for a state title about 200 miles to the north. The Thunderbirds ...

Silver Creek baseball team loses in Far West Regional

ROCHESTER — The start of the end of the Silver Creek Black Knights’ season came on one of those plays that tempts the baseball gods to do harm: A dropped third strike. Avon’s Nate Wojslaw reached base on such a play to lead off the top of the fifth inning, igniting a rally that saw the ...

Local track athletes make states

NIAGARA FALLS — The Section VI Track and Field Championships wrapped up Saturday at Niagara Falls High School. Here are how local teams did: DUNKIRK Emilee Hanlon is going back to the state finals at Cicero-North Syracuse High School next weekend to defend her high jump title. This time, ...

Rain holds off for Take-a-Kid Fishing Day

The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club’s annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing is in the books. The rain held off for the day and many of the youths had to bundle up for warmth, with a strong north east wind sending many of the fish into a negative feeding mood. This year the kids had the ...

Jamestown hosts Gus Macker

Photos by Alex Shipherd The 3-on-3 Gus Macker basketball tournament got underway in Jamestown on Saturday. The event continues today.

DHS track athletes on to finals at sectionals

NIAGARA FALLS — The Dunkirk Marauders took their qualified track and field athletes to the first day of the Section VI State Qualifier Meet at Niagara Falls High School on Friday and had some decent results. “We had only three athletes in events that were finals today,” Dunkirk track ...

Softball ump Migliore honored

Submitted photo Tom Migliore was recently honored by the Chautauqua County Softball Umpires’ Association for his 20 years of service to the organization. Tom is shown with his 20 year commemorative jacket he received at the chapter’s recent banquet.

Keeping track of track: Sectionals seedings listed

Three local girls will be No. 1 seeds in Division 2 when the Section VI Track & Field Championships get underway today at Niagara Falls High School. Falconer/Cassadaga Valley junior Rachael Ward is first in the pole vault (12-3), Dunkirk senior Emilee Hanlon is first in the high jump ...

Boys: Fredonia’s Rey No. 3 in 1600, Velez of DHS No. 4 in 100

Local boys have secured three No. 1 seeds in Division 2 for the Section VI Track & Field Championships, which get underway today at Niagara Falls High School. Maple Grove senior Michael Peppy holds the top time this spring in the 1,600 meters at 4:25.54 while Clymer/Sherman/Panama ...

Hey now, you’re an all-star!

Though the softball season is over for Cassadaga Valley and Forestville, both teams were filled with players named to the CCAA Division 2 West All-Star teams. Cassadaga Valley’s regular season was perfect — in more ways than one. Not only did the Lady Cougars have an undefeated record in ...

Moving on up

Last week, several students were honored at a belt advancement ceremony at The Family Martial Arts Center. “Each have shown great progress with their knowledge and ability to perform more confidently,” said Master Sensei Bill Matteson.

Walleye biting on Chautauqua Lake

Warmer temperatures have started to take the chill off local waterways and the fishery is responding to the change. Walleye seekers are commenting that they are picking up bits of seaweed and grass on their long lined presentations and daytime walleye success is starting to increase, while the ...

Anderson leads Lady T’Birds to sectional final victory

ST. BONAVENTURE — Chautauqua Lake was forced to wait a little longer than it would have liked to earn its third Section VI Class C softball title in the last four years, but after weathering an hour-and-a-half delay in 90-degree heat the second-seeded Thunderbirds made the most of their ...

North Collins upsets No. 1 Franklinville in sectional final

ST. BONAVENTURE — The North Collins Eagles shocked the Franklinville Panthers in last year’s Class D championship game. After splitting two league games this year in league play, North Collins would win the third and decisive game with a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night and take consecutive ...

Meet, awards conclude youth trap league season

May 15 marked the end of the 2018 match season for the West Conference of the Southern Tier Scholastic Youth Trap League. Frewsburg’s Hayden Edwards had the lone season ending perfect score. Brocton 141, Westfield 124, Chautauqua Lake 167, at Westfield Rod & Gun Cassadaga Valley 180, ...

Suhr wins Prefontaine

Submitted Photo Jenn Suhr, the Fredonia native and Olympic gold medalist who is the American record holder in the outdoor pole vault, won the event over nine other competitors at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon last week. She had a leap of 15 feet, 11 inches, breaking a 16-year-old ...

CrossFit Dunkirk hosts ‘Murph’ workout

CrossFit Dunkirk hosted a Memorial Day tradition, known as “Murph.” This workout is performed by CrossFit affiliates all over the country every Memorial Day weekend. CrossFit is known to name several workouts after fallen heroes to pay respect to the countries military. This workout, ...