Local Sports

Wolverines tally five goals in win over Frewsburg

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines boys soccer team came away with a meaningful victory on Saturday, 5-1 over Frewsburg at North Lake Field Complex in Westfield. The game was deemed the “Kevin White Memorial” game, in honor of White, who lost his life ...

Dunkirk cross country team competes in first meet

OBSERVER Staff Report BEMUS POINT — The Dunkirk Marauders cross country team had their first meet of the season, at the Red Dragon Invitational at Bemus Point Golf Course on Saturday morning. Coach Adam Woelfle called it “a pretty good showing for Meet 1.” With the teams in ...

Northern Chautauqua Rifle and Pistol Club has new facility

Readers of the OBSERVER may have noticed the advertisement that has appeared several times in the last week. The ad is focusing on recruiting new members in the Northern Chautauqua Rifle and Pistol Club that is located on the corner of Porter Avenue and Liberty Street. The club was not always ...

‘Learn To Play Hockey’ program starts next week

For those who are interested in playing hockey but never felt like they had the chance, the opportunity may present itself next week. The Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association (NCCYHA) is hosting its “Learn To Play Hockey” program, starting Sept. 16 at the Steele Hall Ice ...

Fredonia, Silver Creek XC girls place in top five

OBSERVER Staff Report BEMUS POINT — Both Silver Creek and Fredonia high school cross country teams competed in the Red Dragon Invitational on Saturday, and the girls teams each finished in the top five. Silver Creek placed fourth out of 24 teams, while Fredonia was fifth. The Silver Creek ...

Rott leads Black Knights to 42-6 win over Akron

SILVER CREEK — The initial question heading into this week for the Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights was how they would respond after coming off a loss last week to Wilson. The first drive of the game Friday night answered that question. The Black Knights took the opening kickoff and ...

Dunkirk tennis tops C-Lake, 4-1

The Dunkirk Lady Marauders girls tennis team won its first home match of the season, 4-1 over Chautauqua Lake, on Friday night at Dunkirk High School. The win was Dunkirk’s second singles sweep of the week, as Bella Surma, Hannah Saye and Gabi Loeb each won in straight sets. Zoe Loeb and ...

Fredonia tops Southwestern

Fredonia defeated Southwestern, 3-2, in Section VI girls tennis action at Fredonia High School on Friday. Once again, Fredonia was led by its singles team, winning all three sets. According to Fredonia coach Lisa Johnston, “The singles players did an outstanding job of playing consistent ...

Dunkirk tops Tapestry, 7-1

The Dunkirk High School boys varsity soccer team put it all together Thursday evening with a 7-1 win at home against Tapestry. Dunkirk scored early on a goal by Alex Sanchez. Senior Matt Hanlon followed with Dunkirk’s second goal 10 minutes later, and goals by Nick Hayes and Adam Sanchez gave ...

Crossley, Roos win CCC golf tourney

John Crossley and Rick Roos are 2018 Member Champions at Cassadaga Country Club. Their total score of 92 gave them the victory by four strokes. The one day 27 hole tournament features three nine hole formats. Competitors first play a two man scramble. The second nine features two man best ...

Golden Cougars notch big win

Falconer/Cassadaga Valley quarterback Connor Crabtree looks to pass during Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s 32-13 win over Chautauqua Lake/Westfield on Friday night. Look for more information on Friday’s game in Sunday’s OBSERVER.

Kleckley leads Marauders to 24-22 win

TONAWANDA — The Dunkirk Marauders only used Quantavis Kleckley for six carries in the season opening blowout win last week. This week, Dunkirk needed every one of Kleckley’s 24 carries to come out on top again. Dunkirk (2-0) defeated Tonawanda, 24-22, on Friday night on the road, thanks ...

Silver Creek tops North Collins, 2-1, in double OT

NORTH COLLINS — Over the last six seasons, Silver Creek and North Collins have played 12 times in varsity girls soccer, and all 12 times, the game has been within one goal at the end of regulation. That trend continued on Friday, as Silver Creek came away with a thrilling 2-1 win, with the ...

Fredonia pulls out 5-set win in thriller over Dunkirk

The rivalry of the Fredonia Hillbillies and Dunkirk Marauders volleyball teams were in full force on Thursday night as they engaged in a five set battle with multiple momentum swings. Fredonia survived a close five set match at home 25-18, 23-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18. Fredonia was able to take ...

Marauders, Hillbillies, SC football in action tonight

Dunkirk (1-0) @Tonawanda (0-1) TONAWANDA — The Dunkirk Marauders made a statement with the first win of the season last Friday, dismantling Eden/North Collins 58-14 at Dunkirk High School. However, this week presents an entirely new challenge for the Marauders, who will travel to ...

Pine Valley wins over Franklinville

FRANKLINVILLE — The Pine Valley Panthers boys soccer claimed a 2-0 victory over Franklinville on Thursday night. Pine Valley dominated the game throughout, rounding up 32 shots during the game. The Panthers got their first goal around the 12th minute when Ryan Snyder buried a feed from ...

Fredonia picks up tennis win over Chautauqua Lake

MAYVILLE — Fredonia defeated Chautauqua Lake 3-2 in Section VI girls tennis action on Thursday. Originally, this match was scheduled for Wednesday, but the game was cancelled due to the heat allowing it to be played Thursday. Fredonia relied on their singles for the win on Thursday as they ...

Fredonia swimming picks up win, 135-48

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia dominated Chautauqua Lake in Section 6 girls swimming on Thursday as the Lady Hillbillies won by a score 135-48, improving their record to 3-0. Fredonia had three quadruple winners who really helped the winning cause. Mackenzie Quinn (F) won the 200 yard ...

September the best time to hit Lake Erie for walleye

While fishing on Lake Erie on Tuesday, there was a conversation that was going on the radio and one person commented, “This is the best fishery in the world!” A lot of people would tend to agree, especially with the phenomenal walleye fishery we are experiencing lately. Anglers continue ...