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Mission accomplished

Special to the OBSERVER Prior to this season some of the 12 year old girls in the Fredonia Little League program set a goal to return back to the New York state tournament for the fourth-consecutive year. That goal was met on Monday. It began with a 10-0 shutout on Saturday against ...

Special Olympics New York athletes hone skills at local course

The Chautauqua Lakers of Special Olympics New York’s Western Region visited Chautauqua Golf Club Tuesday to sharpen their skills, learn golf etiquette, play a few holes, and - most importantly - connect with friends while having fun. Every Tuesday, the Chautauqua Lakers bring approximately ...

Mroczka, underclassmen look to extend Fredonia’s Sectional title streak

The Fredonia Hillbillies baseball team — this past season — set the record for the most consecutive Sectional titles won in a row from 2011-2017. The previous record was held by the Frewsburg Bears — who from 2007-2012 — won six consecutive titles in Class D. The streak also ...

A day on the links

The conditions set up perfectly for low scores as players from across the country attacked Shorewood Country Club Monday. Shorewood was the scene for the Monday Qualifier, which feeds 12 players into the LECOM Health Challenge held at Peek’n Peak Thursday through Sunday. Crowds of local ...

For the Record

Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Dunkirk Moose Thursday Night League: Dave DeJoe 40,Gordy Haight 41, Steve Dando 42, Dennis Karin 42, Glenn Mann 43, Rick Bauza 43, Rick Mazurek 45, Tom Lesch 45, Mike Rosario 46, Pete Criscione 47, Vin Piglowski 47, Jeff Lehnen 49, Joe Kulig 49, John ...

NCCC dips into Southern Tier as baseball team thrives

Fredonia High School baseball has been the top-notch team in the Southern Tier for at least the last decade. As the Class B state championships in 2006 and 2013, Fredonia has been as close to a lock in making a far run in the playoffs each spring if there was one. Gowanda’s baseball team has ...

Rivera shines in debut

OBSERVER Photo by Jared Hill Pictured are Pitbull Hernandez (left) and Caleb Rivera following Saturday’s Supershow held at the Dunkirk Moose Club. Rivera, of Pride Boxing, defeated James Zimmerman by unanimous decision in his boxing debut.

Fishing essay contest winners continue to be announced

Graduations are done and schools out, but I still have a back log of winners of the annual Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board essay contest. Whenever possible the OBSERVER tries to print photos of the classes , focusing on the local schools. Our Chairman was out of action and ...

For the Record

Announcements Gowanda softball old timers game set for July 30 On Sunday night, July 30, Gateway Park to Zoar Valley on Palmer Street will play host to the Gowanda mens’ slow pitch softball league reunion game beginning at 6 pm. A picnic will follow the seven inning exhibition with former ...

Fredonia defeats Dunkirk, 14-13; advances to Sectional tourney

OBSERVER Staff Report The District 38 8-10 year old All-Star tournament ended in dramatic fashion on Thursday evening as Fredonia edged Dunkirk, 14-13, in seven innings. After winning Game 1 on Wednesday in Dunkirk, 15-5, Fredonia needed one win to advance to the Section 1 West Sectional ...

Night at the fights

On Saturday, Impact Center Boxing put on a “Supershow” and brought boxing back to Dunkirk. The event was held at the Loyal Order of the Moose and featured 13 fights on the day, leading up to the main event featuring New York state Golden Gloves champion, Elon DeJesus. DeJesus said ...

DeJesus ready to light up Supershow in Dunkirk

Get your popcorn ready, because there’s a boxing spectacle going down at Dunkirk Moose Club 296 today. Dunkirk Supershow — presented by Impact Center Boxing Club and the Big Indian Smoke Shop — is set to be a show stopper of a night, featuring 17 fights as well as Dunkirk’s own Elon ...

Marauder Trotter 5K T-shirt design contest winners announced

Winners of the Marauder Trotter 5K Run & Walk T-shirt design contest were Silver Creek High School student Kaylee Winchell of Mr. Abate’s graphic design class and Johanna Cortes of Dunkirk. Winchell’s design will be sported on this year’s race T-shirt and drawstring bag while ...

All-Stars going long

Dunkirk defeated Fredonia, 14-3, and will play in Bolivar for the next round, starting July 15.

If the weather bites, head to Chautauqua Lake

The weather this week sure has been un-cooperative for offshore angling . Rain, strong winds, thunderstorms, rogue waves and a fickle fish bite are making limit catches a daydream. This entire summer could become a fish-when-fish-can event, so anglers may have to take advantage of the small ...

Dunkirk dominates

The Dunkirk All-Stars defeated the Fredonia All-Stars, 12-0, in District 38 Little League baseball. Alex Ahlstrom was the winning pitcher for Dunkirk, throwing all four innings, striking out nine and allowing only one hit to Fredonia’s Nathan Sercu. Tyler Karin (double), Javy DeJesus ...

Annual 5k returns to Dunkirk

The Dunkirk High School Class of 1989 will host the third annual Marauder Trotter 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Run on Saturday, July 1, along the Dunkirk waterfront starting and ending at Wright Park. The community event will start at 9 a.m. with a kids’ quarter-mile run for ages 10 years and ...

LECOM Qualifier begins July 3 at Shorewood

On Monday, July 3, Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk will host the 2017 local qualifier for the LECOM Health Challenge Web.com Tour event. Top tier players from around the country — and internationally — will descend upon Shorewood looking for a chance to get onto the Web.com Tour. ...

Fredonia tops Dunkirk, 13-7, in District 38 All-Stars

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia defeated Dunkirk, 13-7, in a District 38 All-Star game in 11-12 year old Little League baseball on Saturday. Owen Ludwig picked up the win for Fredonia, throwing 2 1/3 innings. He combined with starting pitcher Ethan Leid to allow only six hits with six ...