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Fredonia tops Dunkirk on Senior Day

OBSERVER Staff Report On a day when six seniors were honored during their last regular-season home game, Fredonia scored a goal in each half and went on to the 2-0 victory over the Dunkirk Marauders in CCAA boys varsity soccer on Saturday afternoon at Fredonia High School. The Hillbillies ...

Silver Creek’s Decker takes second

OBSERVER Staff Report ALLEGANY — The Silver Creek Black Knights cross country team had solid finishes from both the boys and girls in the Southern Tier Invitational on Saturday at Allegany-Limestone High School. In the muddy, 2.8 mile course, the Silver Creek girls finished second, only ...

Marauders top Burgard

Dunkirk kept its magical season going in a big Section VI football showdown against Burgard at Dunkirk High School on Friday night, with a 36-14 win over the visiting Bulldogs. Dunkirk kicked off to Burgard to start the game. The Bulldogs first drive would make it all the way to the Marauder ...

Orange Bowl re-opens with a Hillbillies shutout

At last, home sweet home. It’s been almost two years in the making, but the Fredonia/Brocton Hillbillies football team finally made its return to the sacred Orange Bowl, and did it in heroic fashion. The Hillbillies defeated the Tonawanda Warriors, 22-0, in Class B3 football ...

Panthers shut out Black Knights, 28-0

SILVER CREEK — The Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers defeated the Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights in a Class C North football matchup, 28-0, at Silver Creek High School on Friday night. Gowanda/Pine Valley (3-3, 3-2) got two passing touchdowns in the second quarter from Justin Kohn to ...

Fredonia girls beat Dunkirk, 8-0

The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies have come a long way from a 1-4 start to the season. That has never been more evident than it was on Friday, as Fredonia beat the Dunkirk Lady Marauders by a score of 8-0 in a league matchup in girls varsity soccer at Fredonia High School. Fredonia had a four goal ...

Westfield/Brocton beats Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines did something they had never done before in the 13 years of direction by coach Neil Huber — they beat Frewsburg. Friday night, the Lady Wolverines came away with a 1-0 win in Frewsburg in a varsity girls soccer league contest. “They ...

Marauders win on Senior Night

The Dunkirk Marauders varsity boys soccer team completed their home schedule with a 3-1 league victory over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley in Thursday night’s Senior Night game. Dunkirk senior captain Tristan Skelly scored a pair of goals, while fellow senior Matt Hanlon netted Dunkirk’s ...

Wolverines beat Chaut. Lake, 1-0

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines came away with a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Nathan Culbreth to beat Chautauqua Lake in a non-league contest, Friday, at North Lake. Westfield/Brocton (10-4, 7-2) was locked in a scoreless game through the first half. With ten minutes left ...

Ticket reservations for 2018 Fredonia Athletics Hall of Fame underway

Part of Homecoming Weekend activities, the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner is Saturday, October 20, starting with a reception at 5 p.m. inside Dods Hall Gymnasium. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will follow dinner. Cost of each dinner ticket is $40. There will be ...

‘Billies sweep the league

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies tennis team completed a clean sweep of the league this season, finishing off the league schedule with a 4-1, 4-1 doubleheader win over Dunkirk on Thursday at Fredonia High School. Fredonia (8-0) swept Dunkirk in the singles matches in both ...

Dunkirk hosts Burgard tonight for Senior Night

The Dunkirk Marauders have started the season as well as could be. Now, there is just one more hurdle to clear before the iconic rivalry matchup with Fredonia to conclude the season. The team standing in the way tonight is the Burgard Bulldogs. Burgard (2-3, 2-2) held a halftime lead over ...

Hillbillies return to Orange Bowl tonight against B3 foe Tonawanda

There’s a saying in life — whether it’s about sports or anything else — that there’s no place like home. That’ll be the case for the Fredonia/Brocton Hillbillies football team tonight, as they will return home to the Orange Bowl to play their first game there in almost two years ...

Red Dragons top Wolverines, 2-1

Late in the first half of Thursday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division boys soccer showdown on Dutch Hollow Road between two of the state’s ranked teams, Maple Grove coach Cara Abbey had a short chat with Sam Eimiller. “Sam’s just a quirky kid, with a quirky ...

Fredonia beats Chautauqua Lake

OBSERVER Staff Reports Fredonia received goals from three different players in a 3-0 victory over Chautauqua Lake in CCAA boys varsity soccer on Thursday afternoon at Fredonia High School. Michael Persch opened the scoring for the Hillbillies (5-2-1, 5-5-1) in the third minute off a pass ...

Forestville downs Dunkirk volleyball

OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets volleyball team got a win on Thursday, defeating Dunkirk in three sets, 25-7, 25-18, 25-10. Forestville was led by Paige Whitehill with two assists and three aces, while Rene Leone added two assists, four aces and two digs. ...

Jelinski, Morgan named assistant Devils captains

Fredonia Men’s Hockey Head Coach Jeff Meredith has named senior forwards Kyle Jelinski and Jimmy Morgan as assistant captains for the 2018-19 season. Earlier in the off-season, senior defenseman Mike Freeman was named team captain. Jelinski has appeared in 72 games, with 13 goals and 17 ...

Black Knights host Panthers tonight in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Black Knights and Panthers both suffered disappointing defeats this past week, bringing both their records to (2-3). As both teams fight to secure a playoff spot in the highly competitive Class C North division, there will certainly be a lot on the line Friday night. Each ...

Black Knights hang on to beat Wolverines, 1-0

WESTFIELD — The North Lake Sports Complex is known for being a tough place to play soccer at in Westfield. On Wednesday, it was a grind for both teams. In the end, the Silver Creek Black Knights prevailed over the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines after Silver Creek’s Jaylah Cossin buried ...