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SC alumni Williams, Brown drafted in NLL

Silver Creek alumni Zed Williams and Frank Brown were drafted in the National Lacrosse League Monday by the Georgia Swarm. Williams, picked fourth overall by the Swarm, was drafted in Major League Lacrosse by the Rochester Rattlers, but had his season cut short due to injury. Brown, selected ...

Dunkirk tennis team loses at Maple Grove

LAKEWOOD — The Dunkirk Lady Marauders girls tennis team (0-2, 0-5) dropped a 5-0 decision at Maple Grove in CCAA West play Monday. Maddie Collins won the first singles match for Maple Grove (3-1, 1-1) over Isabella Surma, 6-1, 6-1. Elise Swanson beat Hannah Saye of the Lady Marauders, 6-0, ...

Silver Creek’s Cossin places fourth at Evangola Experience

OBSERVER Staff Report IRVING — The Silver Creek boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Evangola Experience at Evangola State Park in Irving and came through with some impressive finishes. Jaylah Cossin led the Lady Black Knights finishing third overall with a time of ...

Beautiful weather is prime for good walleye/perch fishing

The weather this coming week is supposed to be beautiful. No precipitation in sight, calm winds and warm temperatures. It should be great for walleye fishing on Lake Erie, and possibly yellow perch. It is hard to believe that archery season is right around the corner. Bowhunting starts in ...

Northern Chautauqua pickleball wraps up summer rec program

Special to the OBSERVER While the winds of last year’s winter whipped across the county, the members of the Northern Chautauqua Pickleball Club were making a presentation to officials of the village of Fredonia to add the sport of Pickleball to Russell Joy Park’s tennis courts. As part of ...

Brown and Johnson lead Fredonia XC at Pre-State Invitational

OBSERVER Staff Report ONTARIO — The Fredonia boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Pre-State Invitational at Wayne Central and came away with some positive results. Out of the 37 schools that competed, the Fredonia girls placed 11th (out of the 26 full teams) and the boys ...

Westfield alumnus honored at boys soccer game

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — On Saturday, the Westfield-Brocton (4-4, 3-0) boys took on the Southwestern Trojans (7-0, 3-0) in a non league soccer game in remembrance of alumnus Kevin White, who was killed in the line of duty serving our country overseas. In the end, Southwestern ...

This Week’s High School Sports Calendar

This Week’s High School Sports CalendarMonday Boys Soccer Dunkirk at Maple Grove Chautauqua Lake at North Collins Olean at Fredonia Silver Creek at Frewsburg Westfield at Pine Valley Girls Tennis Dunkirk at Maple Grove SW at Chautauqua Lake Girls Volleyball Maple ...

FSU men win third OT game of the season, improve to 5-1

SPECIAL to the OBSERVER BEAVER FALLS, Pa. – Dylan Moeser cleaned up a goal-mouth scramble when he scored 1:10 into overtime and lifted Fredonia over Geneva, 2-1, in men’s non-conference soccer Saturday afternoon. Matt Belardi put a corner kick into the box where Parker Healy headed ...

Holy hat tricks

OBSERVER Staff Report It was the tale of two halfs in the girls soccer matchup between Dunkirk and Westfield on Saturday. In the first half, Westfield’s Katie Bodenmiller netted three (minutes 9, 19, 25), while Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon got a hat trick of her own in the second half (minutes ...

Holy hat tricks

OBSERVER Staff Report It was the tale of two halfs in the girls soccer matchup between Dunkirk and Westfield on Saturday. In the first half, Westfield’s Katie Bodenmiller netted three (minutes 9, 19, 25), while Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon got a hat trick of her own in the second half (minutes ...

NC girls teams sets up for repeat

NORTH COLLINS — For most programs, the regular season is the struggle in the fight to get into the playoffs. North Collins girls fall sports teams, however, have aspirations beyond just making the playoffs as the girls soccer and volleyball programs look to surpass remarkable 2016 ...

McDermott’s return to Carolina is about Bills vs. Panthers

After the hiring of Sean McDermott for the head coaching position, the Buffalo Bills had Week 2 marked down. It will be the homecoming for McDermott as he goes back to Carolina to face the Panthers. McDermott, who came to Buffalo after six years (2011-16) at Carolina as the defensive ...

Four things to OBSERVE today against Carolina

1. Wide receiver recovery Against the Jets, the passing targets were primarily to the backfield and the tight ends. Wide receivers were targeted only eight times in quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s 28 throws. The running backs and tight ends saw 19 throws, and Taylor threw one ball ...

‘Quilting Traditions’ event set for Sept. 30

Mix together an old fashioned barn dance, music, sweet treats, a forest of cozy and gorgeous hand-sewn quilts and hands-on fun activities for all ages, and you have the ingredients for one of the most delicious days of this fall season. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County ...

KeyBank Foundation making donation for Hurricane Irma

OBSERVER  Staff Report KeyBank Foundation is making a $50,000 donation to Salvation Army in support of Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Florida. The foundation will also match employee donations to eligible organizations such as the Salvation Army for those affected in Florida and in ...

Decisive Dunkirk: Marauders hammer visiting East Aurora, 49-6

It didn’t take long for Dunkirk (3-0, 2-0) to assert its dominance on its home field Friday night, as running back Tywon Wright scored on a 36-yard run with 9:26 left in the first quarter and the Marauders were on their way to 49-6 blowout win over East Aurora/Holland in non-league football ...

Albion able to squeak by FWB

BROCTON – Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton hosted the Albion Purple Eagles for a Class B Division football matchup Friday night. It was a tough game with a lot of grit, and both teams went back-and-forth throughout the contest. When it was all over, the Purple Eagles managed to hold the Badgers ...

Silver Creek beats Gowanda

GOWANDA — The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights (1-2, 1-1) scored two early touchdowns and held on with strong defense to defeat the Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers (0-3, 0-2) 18-7 on Friday night to record their first football victory in Class C South. The Black Knights came out strong ...