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CHRIC Golf Tournament to play at Chautauqua Lake, July 29

There’s still time to sign up for the 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) will be holding it’s 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 29, at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, ...

High school bowlers awarded with Educational Grant

The Grape Belt USBC Youth Bowling Association has awarded two bowlers with Bob Frame Memorial Educational Grants. The grant is awarded to one graduating high school senior boy and girl. Participants must be members of the association. Each participant must complete an entry form, bowl six ...

Hannah Cybart named 2017 Pitcher of the Year

Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart has been named the 2017 Pitcher of the Year in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West I softball. Sydney Burk of the Southwestern Lady Trojans has been named Player of the Year while Dunkirk Lady Marauders’ coach, Michelle Poweski, was honored as ...

Erie Downtown Showdown 3-on-3 basketball announced

ERIE, Pa. — The Erie, Pa., YMCA and Rebich Investments announces the 6th Annual Downtown Showdown 3-on-3 basketball tournament on July 29-30, 2017. The tournament will be played at the Millcreek Mall Mad Mex parking lot in Erie, PA with players ranging from grade 2-3 to adult divisions. To ...

Gowanda alumna becomes finalist for Scholar-Athlete of Year

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va — The Mountain East Conference announced the 12 male and 12 female finalists for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. Taylor Olson, a softball pitcher formerly of Gowanda, is the representative from Notre Dame College. The freshman ended her 2017 campaign with an ERA of ...

Dunkirk native runs in memory of the fallen

Special to the OBSERVER Nina Bautista Lynch was born to run. She has been running since she could walk. She ran on teams for Dunkirk High School as well as cross county for Brockport State College. Her running did not stop there. Through the years she has been involved in many marathons and ...

Gowanda’s Matt Kruszka earns All-Western NY honors

OBSERVER Sports Report The All-Western New York baseball team has been announced for the 2017 season and Gowanda’s Matt Kruszka earned First Team honors from the infield. Silver Creek catcher, Sam Mullen, and North Collins infielder, Brandon Zielinski, both made the All-Western New York ...

West’s best

OBSERVER Staff Report The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West II softball division has announced its postseason awards and Cassadaga Valley’s Brittyn LeBaron, along with Panama’s Madalyn Bowen, have been named Co-Players of the Year. Pitcher of the Year honors went to ...

For the Record

Youth soccer Travel league Concord FC 7, BAYSO 1 Concord ended its season on a high note with a team win vs. BAYSO. Seven different goal scorers showed the balance of Concord. Max Sturniolo, Anthony Piede and Henry Leone (PK) had the first-half tallies for the winners. David Barrett, Sam ...

Memorable season

OBSERVER Staff Report Frewsburg’s Olivia Lynn has been named Player of the Year for the 2017 CCAA East II softball season. Franklinville Lady Panther Ally Haskell was honored as Pitcher of the Year for 2017. Jan Warren of North Collins was named Coach of the Year, while Frewsburg took home ...

Experiencing the Great Lakes in one-of-a-kind style

Summer-like weather has finally arrived and many of us are spending as much of our free time as possible enjoying the Outdoors in western New York. Now if only we could spread some of the congested activities out over a bigger time frame. For instance, The annual Southtowns Walleye Association, ...

For the Record

Adult golf Gowanda Country Club Ladies League (June 14) — First Low Gross: Kim Gier, Lois Piscitelli, 42. Second Low Gross: Mary Ann Hoisek, 46. First Low Net: Donna Colletta, 36. Second Low Net: Diane Meli, 38. Announcements Gowanda Summer Recreation registration set for June ...

2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament registration still open

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) will be holding its 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 29 at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, Chautauqua. Josh Freifeld, Executive Director and the CHRIC Board of Directors invite the ...

Championship road

Dunkirk’s Adam Wilmot has made quite a name for himself in the professional armwrestling world. Over the past two years Wilmot has qualified for two World Armwrestling League Championships, traveled the country pulling the best names in the sport, suffered injuries, rehabbed and ...

An evening with Cassadaga Valley legend, Art Asquith

SINCLAIRVILLE — Folks entering the gymnasium at Cassadaga Valley Central School on Friday night were handed a piece of paper that included, among other things, a photograph of a young man - probably in his late 20s or early 30s - who was sporting an ear-to-ear grin. The image, which was ...

Two-sport dominance: Hanlon thrives in softball, track and field in spring

Emilee Hanlon — Dunkirk shortstop, scholar and track and field star — has been a major headline for the Lady Marauders in 2017. As a two-sport athlete in the spring season, Hanlon has excelled in her junior year. She helped set a new school record for Dunkirk/Silver Creek in the ...

Dunkirk High School Learn to Swim Program schedule

Dunkirk High School Pool proudly offers the following summer Learn to Swim Program: Please note: all pool programming information can be found on the Community Education tab on the Dunkirk City School District webpage: http://www.dunkirkcsd.org/Page/91 and on Facebook ...

All-Star exhibition showcases area’s best seniors

JAMESTOWN — Over his 30-plus year coaching career, Westfield’s Doug Kaltenbach has had the opportunity to coach on some of the biggest, competitive and intense stages that New York state has to offer. Wednesday night, however, had a somewhat different feel to it. In fact, Kaltenbach, ...

For the Record

Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Tuesday Night Men’s Golf League (June 13) — Brenton Wilcox 36, Steve Wintersteen 36, Fred Chamberlin 37, Tim Bulger 38, Brad Kelly 38, Matt Wallace 38, Tyler Lerow 39, Low net: Dan Kelly, net 26: Closest to the pin: Randy Boland, hole No. ...

Busy weekend on the way for local outdoorsmen

It is going to be a busy weekend for outdoor-minded people of all ages. Small mouth bass season opens on Saturday when the legal size limit drops to 12 inches and the total catch per anglers per day increases to five. If you don’t intend to harvest these fish, be sure to release them ...