Local Sports

First goals by pair carry Devils over Morrisville, 3-2

Special to The OBSERVER MORRISVILLE — It was a day of first for two playoff-bound Fredonia Blue Devils in their 3-2 win over the Morrisville State Mustangs, the final regular-season of the men's hockey season. Sophomore defenseman Tommy Martyn and freshman winger Tanner Kahlau each scored ...

OT loss gives Blue Devils No. 6 seed

Special to The OBSERVER BUFFALO — Facing a win-and-in scenario for the SUNYAC playoffs, the Fredonia women’s basketball team was taken to overtime by Buffalo State and fell 76-71. Despite the loss, the Devils claimed the sixth seed in the SUNYAC Tournament. Fredonia had a chance to win ...

Mignoli wins at Girls Invitational

OBSERVER Staff Report LOCKPORT — The Fredonia Hillbillies have been one of the most successful high school wrestling teams in Western New York this season, highlighted by the fact that three wrestlers are heading to the state championships in Albany. On Saturday, however, it was another ...

Hillbillies have solid showing at Houghton

OBSERVER Staff Report HOUGHTON — The Fredonia Hillbillies traveled to Houghton College on Saturday for the Team Championship Meet. The ‘Billies saw some strong performances including first place finishes and qualifications for sectionals. In the track events, Diego Rey placed first ...

Big prizes to be had in walleye derbies this year

In just a few more months it will be June, and many of us will be mowing our lawn twice a week. The season opener for walleye will be May 4 this year and the 35th annual Walleye Derby for Southtowns Walleye will take place from Saturday, June 8 until Sunday, June 16. If you fish walleyes, ...

Grindhouse wrestling sends seven to Ohio

Seven members of Silver Creek’s Grindhouse youth wrestling club qualified for the Eastern National Ohio Tournament of Champions, in Ohio, in April. Pictured above, Tanner Stern, Gill Capitano, Liberty Jones, Max Pitillo, Max Hoelzle, Cameron Ingram and Mayson Simmons were the wrestlers who ...

Blue Devils top Morrisville, 3-2

Special to The OBSERVER MORRISVILLE — Fredonia won its next-to-last game of the regular season Friday, 3-2, over SUNYAC men’s hockey opponent Morrisville State. Successive goals by Luke Rivera, Colin Valentine, and Victor Tracy erased a 1-0 Fredonia deficit. Rivera’s and Tracy’s ...

Lady Cougars beat Salamanca, 53-41

OBSERVER Staff Report SALAMANCA — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars pulled away in the fourth quarter on Friday to end the season with a win on the road, 53-41, over Salamanca in non-league girls basketball action. Cassadaga Valley (13-7, 6-6) outscored Salamanca by eight points in the ...

The Relief Zone held third annual 3-on-3 basketball tourney

FREWSBURG — The Relief Zone (TRZ) held its third annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Frewsburg High School and elementary school gymnasiums. The fundraiser helped raise over $4,000 for the local not for profit. There were 176 students that participated for a total of 44 ...

For the record

Local sports schedule Boys Basketball Playoff Seeding Meeting, 9 a.m. Girls Basketball Playoff Seeding Meeting, 9 a.m. Mens Basketball Fredonia State at Buffalo State, 4 p.m. Womens Basketball Fredonia State at Buffalo State, 2 p.m. Mens Hockey Fredonia State at Morrisville, ...

Hillbillies battle with state-ranked Olean, fall in second half, 59-49

On Thursday night, the Section VI CCAA Div. 1 West boys basketball matchup between Fredonia and Olean had a lot more on the line than usual. Both teams had the chance to play spoiler with it being the Hillbillies final home game and the Huskies last game in a bid for a perfect regular season. ...

NCSA, Concord FC come out with soccer spring travel season details

NCSA/Concord FC is excited for another TRAVEL soccer year. Concord FC has been very busy building partnerships with SUNY Fredonia and the Dunkirk City School District. We are happy to announce home games will include these two wonderful locations depending on the team. We are still in the ...

Wolverines end season on high note, beat Hornets, 52-24

WESTFIELD — Sophia DeMarco scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds in her final regular season game with the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines on Thursday, and led them to a 52-24 win over Forestville in non-league action. The Wolverines were able to try a couple of different presses to confuse ...

Bullfighter Phil Hussmann to return to Gerry Rodeo

GERRY — The chute gate opens, an angry 2,000 pound bull lunges into the arena amid the shouts from the rodeo fans, spins and bucks wildly in an effort to throw the cowboy who is trying desperately to hang onto its back for the required eight seconds. One last leap tosses the cowboy into the ...

Former Southern Tier Express GM arrested

BUFFALO — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Travis Sanders, 32, of North Richland Hills, Texas, formerly of Jamestown, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receipt and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of ...

Chautauqua Lake is best prospect for ice fishing

Happy Valentines Day. The Dunkirk girls bowling team are our local sweet hearts, after winning their division in the Sectionals on Wednesday. Now on to Syracuse. Go Dunkirk! The best prospect for ice fishing locally continues to be at Chautauqua Lake. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow ...

Dunkirk girls bowling wins section title

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Dunkirk girls high school bowling team continued their fantastic season on Wednesday, winning a Section VI Class C title at Airport Lanes in Cheektowaga. Dunkirk placed second overall at the event out of the 41 teams that participated in Section VI, only losing to large ...