Local Sports

Fredonia’s Skinner places first at 220 in Marino tourney

OBSERVER Staff Report WEBSTER — The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team took ninth place out of 19 teams at the Matthew Marino Wrestling Tournament at Webster Schroeder High School on Saturday, despite only sending six wrestlers. Jake Skinner finished first overall at 220 pounds with a ...

Tracy’s late goal leads Blue Devils to 3-2 road win

Special to The OBSERVER PLATTSBURGH — Victor Tracy scored with 39 seconds remaining as Fredonia defeated Plattsburgh, 3-2, in SUNYAC men’s hockey Saturday night. Tracy was stationed in front of the net when the puck was sent his way from the right sideboards. His quick shot beat ...

Forestville wins consolation game over Sherman on West’s late three, 57-54

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — Javier West’s game-winning 3-pointer lifted Forestville to victory over Sherman, 57-54, in the consolation game of the Westfield Winter Classic on Saturday night at Westfield Academy. West led Forestville (1-1) with 26 points, along with six rebounds, ...

T’Birds open Westfield Winter Classic with win, beat Sherman, 67-58

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua Lake opened the Westfield Winter Classic in style. The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds came away with a 67-58 win over the Sherman Wildcats on Friday night in a high school boys basketball matchup to open the season for both teams. Chautauqua Lake (1-0) found itself ...

Wolverines use second quarter run to beat down Forestville, 72-51

WESTFIELD — The Wolverines came prepared to represent as the host of the Westfield Winter Classic on Friday night, and they did so in dominant fashion. The Westfield Wolverines defeated the Forestville Hornets, 72-51, in the first varsity boys basketball game of the season for both teams on ...

Dunkirk swimming takes loss to Olean

The Dunkirk boys swim team had another tough match on Friday, losing to Olean 93-56. It was tough for Dunkirk to get going, as being out number almost two to one really cut into them. Dunkirk did find success in the relays, as they won the 200 yard medley relay with Adam Fred, Josiah Cox, ...

Teddy Bear Toss at Northwest Arena to benefit Toys for Tots on Dec. 7

There will be a long break in the action after the Jamestown Rebels score their first goal at the Northwest Arena on Friday, Dec. 7. That’s because the Rebels’ first goal will be a signal to fans to throw teddy bears onto the ice in a promotion to benefit The Resource Center’s Marine ...

Fredonia falls to Saint Mary’s

LANCASTER — The Fredonia Hillbillies girls basketball team opened their season on Friday night, losing to Saint Mary’s by a final score of 91-30. Saint Mary’s jumped out in front early and never looked back as the Hillbillies weren’t able to recover. Kelly Gullo led the Hillbillies ...

Forestville kicks off season with win, beats Salamanca

SALAMANCA — The Forestville girls basketball team got off to a good start to their season on Friday, beating Salamanca by a score of 54-32. Phoebe Kingsfield finished with 16 points for the Hornets, while adding four steals to go with it. The Hornets jumped out to an early 10-4 lead in ...

Fredonia wrestlers take on Matthew Marino tourney

WEBSTER — The Fredonia wrestling team had some nice success at the Matthew Marino Wrestling Tournament on Friday at Webster Schroeder High School, having four wrestlers go undefeated. Dalton Gardner, Gio Russo, Jake Skinner and Yanni Acevedo all went unbeaten at the tourney, wracking up ...

Dunkirk basketball comes from behind to down Clev. Hill in OT

LANCASTER — The Dunkirk Marauders boy’s basketball team rebounded in a big way on Friday night, beating Cleveland Hill in overtime at the Lancaster kickoff tournament, 57-52. Dunkirk’s Earl Stewart drilled a deep three point basket as time expired in regulation to send the game to ...

Indoor track season opens for local area high schools

BUFFALO — The indoor track season kicked off with the Varsity B meet on Friday night at Buffalo State University. This is a meet to really see what the newcomers have to offer with the rest of indoor season being a primarily varsity only sport with no jv or modified. Dunkirk/Silver Creek and ...

Parochial School basketball underway

The Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Monarchs opened the 2018-2019 campaign by finishing fourth out of 12 teams with a 2-2 record, in the 38th Annual St. Francis High School - Parochial School preseason tournament. Pictured with Frannies head coach Brian Ferris are: Max Sturniolo, Ron ...

Gullo, Palcic named to Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

JAMESTOWN — The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees who will comprise the Class of 2019. The living inductees are Cheryl Bailey, Tiffany Decker, Vince Gullo, Mike Lopriore, Bob Palcic and Mark Weaver. The deceased honorees are Jack ...

Bulldogs roll to win in first game over North Collins

BROCTON — The Brocton Bulldogs opened up their season Thursday as they hosted the North Collins Eagles in a non-league Section VI boys basketball matchup. The Bulldogs opener was a grand success as they cruised by the visiting Eagles, 55-28. Both teams started off a little slow as they felt ...

Dunkirk boys swimming falls to Bears

The Dunkirk/Westfield boys swimming team opened their season on Thursday, falling to Frewsburg 129-37 at Dunkirk High School. Despite the tough night, the Dunkirk 200 yard freestyle relay team comprised of Steven Zentz, Owen Bates, Josiah Cox and Peyton Ahlstrom took first with a time of ...

Pine Valley boys basketball drops season opener

The Panthers (0-1) tipped off their season at home against the Red Dragons, in a non-league Section VI boy’s basketball matchup. Maple Grove (1-0) came out ready to play as they stormed to a 79-48 victory. Pine Valley’s season started fast as the Red Dragons welcomed them into it with an ...

Fredonia swim wins at Panama

PANAMA — The Fredonia boys swim team opened their season with a win on Thursday, defeating Panama in the pool 98-76 at Panama High School. For Fredonia, Bill Osula picked right up where he left off last season, winning both the 100 yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke for the Hillbillies. ...

Survivors’ fate rests with the Seahawks

For the two remaining OBSERVER Survivor contestants, they may be sleepless over Seattle. Both Cheryl Phillips of Dunkirk and Bob Scott of Fredonia — 12-0 in their picks since the start of the National Football League season - expect the Seahawks to win at home this Sunday against the San ...

Fredonia local Taylor signs with Edinboro University

OBSERVER Photo by Aaron Lundmark “I can’t thank everyone enough... I feel very loved,” said Fredonia High School senior Audrey Taylor on Wednesday as she signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Division II Edinboro University next fall. Pictured above is Audrey ...