Local Sports

Dunkirk falls to Garfield at Mingo Bay

OBSERVER Staff Reports MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Dunkirk (2-1, 1-0) fell to Garfield, Virginia, 6-3, Tuesday afternoon at the Mingo Bay Baseball Classic in Myrtle Beach. “We played a real good, gritty type of baseball game,” Dunkirk head coach Frank Jagoda said. “I couldn’t be more ...

Learning from the best

GERRY — Young rodeo fans are advised that the registration deadline for the free Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Camp, which will be held at the Gerry Rodeo grounds on Saturday, April 29, is fast approaching. Spaces are limited and registration is due online by April 24. The ...

For the Record

Today’s Local Sports Schedule Tuesday, April 11 Baseball Catt. LV at Silver Creek 1 p.m. Women's Lacrosse Fredonia at Brockport, 4 p.m. Announcements Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer Program Registration The Cassadaga Valley Youth Soccer Program opened its 2017 summer season ...

Cattaraugus County Sports “Hall of Fame” inducts twelve

The 15th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports “Hall of Fame” banquet was held on Saturday, April 8 at the Little Valley Legion. A sellout crowd was present to support the twelve new inductees. This year’s class included: Robert Jimerson, Sr. (Gowanda), Barb Duggan, (Little Valley), Susan ...

Dunkirk, Fredonia pick up spring break victories

In their first game of the team’s annual Myrtle Beach trip, the Dunkirk Marauders picked up a 7-3 win over Hastings-on-the-Hudson High School. Devaun Farnham-DeJesus earned the win on the mound, pitching six innings while striking out seven, walking one, allowing two hits and a lone earned ...

Ups and downs

Special to the OBSERVER A trio of Fredonia pitchers allowed just three runs in Monday’s SUNYAC softball doubleheader with the New Paltz Hawks. Katie Yudin picked up a 2-1 win in relief of starter Sam Seegar in the first game. Emily Shellenberger started and took the 2-0 loss in the second ...

New Paltz Hawks take series, down Devils, 10-7

The Fredonia baseball team dropped a 10-7 decision to New Paltz on Monday. Patrick Sheehan paced the Blue Devil offense with three hits and two RBI. He connected for a solo home run in the third inning. Alexio Medina, Joshua Crocetti, and Mike Prentice each had a pair of hits. Fredonia outhit ...

Fredonia drops softball double-header to Oneonta

Fredonia dropped a pair of SUNYAC games Sunday to Oneonta, 5-1 in eight innings in the first game and 8-6 in the nightcap. The Blue Devils (10-10 overall, 0-4 SUNYAC) rallied for a run in the last of the seventh to force extra innings in the opener, only to have Oneonta score runs in the top ...

Well worth the wait

OBSERVER News Editor BUFFALO — Buffalo waited 20 years for Ultimate Fighter Championship Mixed Martial Arts to return to downtown, and Saturday night’s UFC 210 was well worth the wait. The Queen City and Western New York showed UFC President Dana White they do not want to wait another ...

Fine-tuning his craft

Fighting with a new set of trainers in his corner, Silver Creek’s Cody Farrington is ready to enter the ring for the third time Saturday, April 22 at the Castricone Bouts kickboxing event in Buffalo. Originally fighting out of Grindhouse MMA in Silver Creek, Farrington, a senior at Silver ...

Southtowns Walleye Association Club hears State of Lake Erie presentation

The State of Lake Erie message was delivered on Thursday evening at the Southtowns Walleye Association Club located on Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. Helen Domske, the spokesperson from Sea Grant, informed the crowd that this was the 24th time for the event over the years. Jason Robinson and ...

Cortland turns back determined Devils LAXers

CORTLAND — Fredonia made a valiant bid to upset nationally ranked Cortland before falling 12-7 Saturday in SUNYAC women’s lacrosse. The Red Dragons (7-2 overall, 2-0 SUNYAC), ranked No. 9 in the latest Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll, outshot the Blue Devils ...

The next level

Editor’s Note: The following is the final part of an ongoing series looking into the new pitch-count rule for the upcoming high school baseball season. In this final piece, two local natives working at some of baseball’s highest levels share their opinions on the rule and how it affects ...

Post-season accolades

OBSERVER Staff Report Senior guard Kaitlyn Blanchard of Frewsburg Central School and her coach, Jeff Collver, headline the 2016-2017 Division 2 West All-Star basketball team. Blanchard surpassed the 1,000-point career mark this season and was named the Most Valuable Player, while Collver ...

Beat The Champ to roll from Lucky Lanes in Fredonia

Chris Musial, President and General Manager of WBBZ-TV, is proud to announce that “Beat The Champ,” will roll from Lucky Lanes in Fredonia Saturday at 4 p.m. (with an encore Sunday at 11 p.m.). This is the second of four shows taped at the bowling house. Watch when Ben Montague of ...

Fredonia approves football merger’s continuation

The Fredonia Central School District Board of Education has signed off on a second year of a merged football program. Board members approved a shared services agreement for the 2017-18 school year during a recent meeting, with Board President Michael Bobseine casting the sole “nay” vote. ...

CCAA East 2 announces boys basketball All-Stars

The postseason was cut short for the Pine Valley Panthers as they lost to Franklinville in the first round of the playoffs. However, losing to the team that travelled to the state semifinals doesn’t sound so bad in the end. Pine Valley senior Dylan Chase was the leading factor in the ...

Fredonia opens season with 5-0 sweep of DHS

The Fredonia Hillbillies (1-0) defeated the Dunkirk Marauders (1-2) 5-0 in high school tennis Wednesday. In first singles, Neil Gens defeated Brandon Katta 6-0, 6-0. Matt Burr defeated Teagan Raynor 6-1, 6-2 in second singles. At third singles, Josh Thompson defeated Max Condoyannis 6-3, ...

Annual State of Lake Erie set for tonight in Hamburg

Tonight, starting at 7 p.m. at the Southtowns Walleye Association, located at 5895 Southwestern Blvd., in Hamburg, the annual State of Lake Erie presentation given by a number of biologists from Fish & Wildlife and the Department of Environmental Conservation Fisheries Department will take ...

Rexford, Rizzo lead Brocton over Sherman, 4-0

BROCTON — Behind strong pitching from Charlie Rexford and Hunter Rizzo, the Brocton Bulldogs (2-1, 1-0) shut out the Sherman Wildcats, 4-0, Monday in CCAA West 2 baseball. Rexford got the start and earned the win, throwing four string innings, striking out three while walking one. Rexford ...