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Lady Billies rally to win

Grace Pucciarelli’s three-run home run in the top of the fifth inning powered the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies to an 8-3 CCAA West 1 high school girls softball win over Dunkirk Wednesday at the Lady Marauders’ field by Dunkirk High School. Dunkirk (11-5, 8-3) had pulled out to a 3-0 lead, ...

Fredonia tops DHS, now 11-0 in league

Fredonia coach Vince Gullo has been wanting his team to be tested before the playoffs begin for weeks now. Dunkirk certainly provided all Fredonia could handle on Wednesday, but still, Fredonia came out on top. The Fredonia Hillbillies defeated Dunkirk, 10-5, in the final regular season ...

Brocton moves to 10-0

BROCTON — A seven-run, two-out rally in the fourth inning helped drive the Brocton Bulldogs to a 15-8 CCAA West 2 win over the Cassadaga Valley Cougars on Wednesday Brocton moved its division record to 8-0 on the season and a 10-0 record overall. With Cassadaga Valley at 6-2 in the CCAA ...

N. Collins loses key divisional contest

FRANKLINVILLE — The North Collins Eagles and Franklinville Panthers came into Wednesday’s game with one loss in the CCAA East 2 division with the winner controlling its own destiny towards the crown. In a game with a lot of momentum changes and multiple errors by both teams, the ...

CV tops Forestville with big 9th inning

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets lost a heart-breaker on Wednesday with a share of the league title on the line against Cassadaga Valley. The Lady Cougars came away with the win, 10-3, in nine innings of play at Forestville High School. Forestville came into the game with momentum ...

Fredonia golf team defeats Dunkirk

The Fredonia boys golf team came away with a win over Dunkirk on Wednesday, highlighted by a few golfers who got a chance who normally are not regulars among the Fredonia bunch. Lucas Hoffman, a seventh grader, was the medalist for Fredonia (10-3, 5-3) with a score of 49. Thomas Degenhardt ...

Crappie record broken twice in a row

The New York State record for crappie was broken twice on Sunday. Twelve-year-old Dylan Naples from South Dayton was fishing with his buddy Will Wightman, who also hails from South Dayton, at Fluvanna Lake/Gernatts Gravel pit. The area is not open to the public, but the guys had permission ...

Westfield tennis team drops doubleheader

WESTFIELD — Frewsburg won all three singles matches while Westfield won both doubles matches Tuesday in a non-league tennis doubleheader that featured a pair of 3-2 scores in favor of the Bears. Jameson Sposato, Tyler Marchincin and Nik Sanfilippo each won a pair of singles matches for ...

Walters throws no-hitter, Gullo wins 300th for Hillbillies

SILVER CREEK — Tuesday was a day of celebration for Fredonia High School baseball. Hillbillies ace Derrick Walters threw a no-hitter, Seth Schrader hit his first varsity home run, and last but not least, head coach Vince Gullo notched his 300th win as Hillbillies coach in an 11-0 win over ...

FHS teams defeat Dunkirk in track

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia boys and girls track teams both defeated Dunkirk on Tuesday at Fredonia High School. The Fredonia boys came away with a 77-64 win, while the Fredonia girls ran away with a 40-point win, 86-46. In the boys meet, Dunkirk won the sprints, but Fredonia ...

Lady T’Birds take 9-4 win over SW

LAKEWOOD — Following a string of errors to begin the final inning against Southwestern on Tuesday, it was clear that Chautauqua Lake softball coach Sue Teets was not concerned with her team holding onto the lead. While the Lady Thunderbirds would get out of the late-game jam and move on to ...

FHS softball beats Silver Creek, 9-6

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies softball team set itself up for a huge game with Dunkirk today by beating Silver Creek, 9-6, Tuesday in a CCAA West 1 league game. Fredonia and Dunkirk are both 8-2 in the CCAA West 1, each with two league games left. ...

CV Lady Cougars upend Brocton

BROCTON — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars combined for 19 hits on their way to a 16-3 softball league victory over Brocton Bulldogs on Tuesday night. After a scoreless first inning, Cassadaga Valley took full advantage of an error to score a run in the second inning and they never looked ...

Trojans rally to top Chautauqua Lake

LAKEWOOD — Cole Snyder had seen enough of Devin Pope for one day after going 0 for 3 with three strikeouts. When Pope reached his pitch limit one batter before Snyder’s eighth-inning at-bat Tuesday with the winning run standing on first base, it was time for the Trojans junior to turn his ...

Wolverines baseball shuts out Panama

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines baseball team (3-5, 5-4) took a 10-0 victory over the Panama Panthers Tuesday in a CCAA West 2 game ended after five innings by the mercy rule. Luke Kawski got the win on the mound for Westfield and gave up just one hit, a single ...

Fredonia High golf team defeats Olean

OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — Bo Huggins shot a 47 for Fredonia as the men’s golf team took down Olean Monday afternoon by a score of 35-20. “Outstanding job by [Bo] today,” said Fredonia head coach Ross Conti. Fredonia team scores included: Nick Novelli (56), Owen Nicosia (49), Bo ...

FHS tennis team tops Maple Grove, now 9-0 in league

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia High School’s boys tennis team defeated Maple Grove, 5-0, Tuesday in a home matchup. Fredonia is now 9-0 in league, with just one game left to clinch the league title for the second year running. Fredonia will play Panama on Friday at home. A win by the ...

Marauders 10U team loses to Eden

The Dunkirk Marauders 10U Travel Baseball Team took a loss to Eden at home on Sunday, 12-6. Dunkirk’s record for the season is now 2-1. Two first inning home runs for Eden set the tone early. Dunkirk scored threeruns in the third inning, highlighted by a Paul Trippy home run. Trippy, Dylan ...

Hillbillies clinch division title with 14-4 rout of SW

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Hillbillies clinched yet another league title, the seventh in eight years, with a 14-4 win over Southwestern on Monday at Fredonia High School in a CCAA Division 1 West baseball contest. Fredonia (10-1, 9-0) started Reid Tarnowski on the mound. With four ...

Lady ‘Billies win 13-1 behind Grace Mroczka’s three-hit performance

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies took care of business in their first of four league games in five days this week, defeating Southwestern 13-1 on Monday at Fredonia High School. Fredonia (9-2, 7-2) scored five runs in the first inning, which propelled the Lady ‘Billies ...