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Many anglers, like Dave Crouse of Niagara County, experienced some awesome walleye fishing in late September on Lake Erie.

Deeper waters still full of walleye

The weather is having an impact on the amount of anglers trying their luck on Lake Erie, but for those able to make it out to deeper water, the walleye are still there. Don Einhouse at the Dunkirk-based DEC fisheries station reports that good reports of walleye catches are confirmed by ...

FHS, Olean play scoreless soccer

OLEAN — In a game dominated by stingy defense, the Fredonia Hillbillies and Olean Huskies failed to score in a CCAA West game that went to double overtime. “I was very pleased with the performance of the team today,” said Jim Rush, Fredonia coach, on his team’s second consecutive ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

IMPRESSIVE. Victories over Denver and Atlanta have put the Buffalo Bills into first place in the AFC East. Staying there will be difficult, but judging by their impressive defense, they certainly appear capable of competing with anyone. On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will provide a stiff ...

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Devils pitch in for Little Leaguers

Submitted Photo On Monday, 16 members of the SUNY Fredonia baseball team participated in a cleanup day at the Fredonia Little League Complex on Clinton Street. The team cleaned the dugouts, took down signs, cleaned up the trash, and organized storage areas for the winter. The cleanup was ...

Dunkirk’s Amari Carter (19) prepares to tap the ball over the net as Fredonia’s Gracie Morrison defends during a high school volleyball match Tuesday in Dunkirk.

Lady Marauders grab win in volleyball

The Dunkirk-Fredonia rivalry game lived up to its hype as the volleyball teams were creating back-and-forth runs all Tuesday night. However, the Marauders got the win, 3-1, with set scores of 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22 at the Dunkirk High School Volleyball Gym. The win moves Dunkirk to a 2-6 ...

Dunkirk’s Olivia Manzella shields the ball with her body as Fredonia’s Paige Supkoski defends during a Tuesday high school girls soccer game at the Orange Bowl in Fredonia.

1st girls soccer win in decade for DHS

For the first time in over a decade, the Dunkirk Marauders girls’ soccer team came out on top over Fredonia, defeating the Lady Hillbillies 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Orange Bowl. Emilee Hanlon scored the game winner with one minute remaining while having two defenders on her. ...

Dunkirk girls tennis team beats Nichols; Tuesday roundup

The Dunkirk Marauders girls tennis team beat Nichols Academy, 3-2, in a non-league match with shortened “pro sets” Tuesday. In third singles, Dunkirk’s Hannah Saye defeated Mary Malavarapu, 8-2. “A special congratulations to Hannah Saye on her first singles win of the season,” Lady ...

CV volleyball up to 9-0 in CCAA North; Tuesday’s roundup

NORTH COLLINS — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars kept their perfect CCAA North record in girls volleyball with a 25-21, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19 win over the North Collins Lady Eagles Tuesday. The Lady Cougars (11-1, 9-0) received 13 kills, seven digs and two blocks from senior standout Jenna ...

The light goes on

For the first time in its last seven attempts, the Fredonia Hillbillies defeated the Dunkirk Marauders Monday night in boys soccer. A great team effort — and two goals by Nolan Mages — led the Hillbillies to a critical, 2-0 league win in the CCAA West Division under the lights at the ...

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Anna Valone (14) of Fredonia tries to hit around a double block put up by Nia Nephew and Krystal Schwab (8) of Silver Creek during Monday’s CCAA North girls volleyball contest.

Silver Creek beats FHS in volleyball

Silver Creek’s girls volleyball team took a 25-19, 29-27, 27-25 victory in Fredonia duirng CCAA North Division play Monday. “We were evenly matched teams — obviously, when you’re going 27, 29 points to win ( aset),” Fredonia coach Amanda Krakowiak said. “It was back and forth, ...

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Fredonia’s Bernadette Gens returns a shot during a match earlier this season. Gens and the Lady Hillbillies girls tennis team completed a perfect CCAA West Division season Monday.

FHS tennis perfect in division play

MAYVILLE — A perfect CCAA West Division season is in the books for Fredonia’s girls tennis team after a 5-0 victory at Chautauqua Lake Monday. Bernadette Gens of the Lady Hillbillies beat Autumn Shuskie in the first singles match, 6-0, 7-5. The second singles contest went to Kelsey ...

Pine Valley tops NC in soccer, 2-1

SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Panthers (7-4, 6-2) won a key CCAA Central boys soccer game with the North Collins Eagles (6-6-1, 5-3) on Monday. After a scoreless first half, the visitors got on the board 7:10 into the second half when Tyler Jimerson scored an unassisted goal. But Zack ...

Ethan Francis places 20th overall for FSU at Mike Woods Invitational

MOUNT MORRIS — Fredonia’s Ethan Francis (Dunkirk) and Merlin Joseph Jr. finished simultaneously Saturday at SUNY Geneseo’s Mike Woods Invitational cross country meet sponsored. Francis, a junior, and Joseph, a senior, were timed in 25:50.8 over the Letchworth State Park 8,000-meter ...

Silver Creek girls cross country team poses at the awards ceremony after its first-place overall finish in race No. 2 of the McQuaid Invitational.

Silver Creek wins McQuaid Invite for first time, Cossin places third overall

The Silver Creek girls cross country team, led by Jaylah Cossin, won their first-ever McQuaid Invitational in Race No. 2 Saturday afternoon. “I’m tremendously proud of the hard work and effort these girls put in,” Silver Creek coach Mike Janisch said after the win. “I can only see ...

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Challenge above: Can you find two deer in this photo?

Deer hunting season has arrived, find the hidden bucks

Bow hunting season in the Southern Zone starts today and will run until November 17. Un-officially the prospects look pretty good to tag a deer with a bow this year, with numerous hunters reporting getting two antlerless deer tags this year when they applied for them. In addition, a number of ...

Four things to OBSERVE Week 4 against the Falcons

1. Atlanta’s attack on offense From Matt Ryan to Julio Jones to Devonta Freeman, the offense that the Falcons boast is dynamic. Jones is a top-five wide out in the NFL and Ryan isn’t nicknamed ‘Matty Ice’ for nothing as he has a clutch trait (that goes dormant during the Super ...

Clemons nets hat trick in win over Bengals

Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia junior forward Aleeya Clemons scored three goals, each on passes from senior midfielder Audrey Yokopovich, to lead the Blue Devils to a 3-1 SUNYAC women’s soccer win over Buffalo State. Clemons netted the goals in the 15th, 38th, and 60th minutes on ...

OBSERVER Photo by Justin Goetz: Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton’s Joell Lozano carries the ball in Friday’s game.

F-W-B wins 2nd game of season

BROCTON — The wind was blowing in Brocton Friday night, and with it came the Springville Griffins. It was a hard fought 48 minutes of football, but the Badgers made the biggest play when it mattered the most. Down one with less than four minutes left in the game, Springville’s quarterback ...