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Homecoming heroes: Dunkirk wins league title, moves to 6-0 by beating Albion

For the first time in 43 years, the Dunkirk Marauders have won a league title, as they dropped the Albion Purple eagles (5-1, 4-1), 18-15, Friday night at Karl Hoeppner Field to sew up the Section VI B-2 championship. “It’s special for myself personally and these kids deserve it,” ...

Black Knights easily handle C-LV

SILVER CREEK — A balanced offensive attack and stingy defense led the Silver Creek-Forestville Black Knights to a 39-6 non-league win over the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves on Friday night. The Black Knights’ defense gave up just 71 yards of offense during the game. “We ...

F-W-B moves ball often, but scores little in loss to Akron

AKRON — Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton hoped to carry a two-game winning streak into the final game of the regular season next week against Dunkirk. Unfortunately, due to a lack of execution in the red zone, the Badgers fell to the Akron Tigers 27-8. “We moved the ball from deep in the ...

Thunderbirds bashed by Titans

On a misty senior appreciation night in Mayville, Franklinville/Ellicottville showed exactly why it has yet to drop a game this season, rolling to a 46-6 win over host Chautauqua Lake in Class D action. The Titans now sit at 6-0 overall and 4-0 against league opponents with a chance to finish ...

Devils volleyball team wins at Oswego tourney

OSWEGO — The Fredonia women’s volleyball team defeated Oneonta, 3-1, on the first day of pool play at Oswego’s tournament on Friday. Fredonia dropped the first set 16-25, before rallying in the last three, 25-18, 25-17, and 25-20. Kristen Stanek led the Devils with 22 kills, and Kailey ...

Gowanda-PV loses big to Southwestern

GOWANDA — A tough season for the Gowanda-Pine Valley Panthers football team continued Friday with a 62-0 bashing at the hands of Southwestern in Class C South action. The Trojans put up 389 yards of offense in cruising to the victory over the injury-ravaged, winless Panthers. Quarterback ...

For the record — Oct. 7

Today’s high school schedule Football Allegany-Limestone at Cassadaga Valley-Falconer (in Sinclairville) Girls soccer Cassadaga Valley at Pine Valley Chautauqua Lake at North Collins Silver Creek at Westfield Girls tennis Chautauqua Lake at Jamestown Adult bowling Lucky ...

Undefeated Albion to visit Dunkirk

When the Dunkirk Marauders (5-0, 3-0) take on Section VI, Class B-2 foe Albion (5-0, 4-0) at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Karl Hoeppner Field, there will be more on the line for the seniors and their teammates than just a chance for a win to start homecoming weekend. “There’s nothing bigger ...

Black Knights look to keep winning streak alive at home

Silver Creek-Forestville (3-2, 2-1) will host the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves (3-2, 2-2) tonight in a non league matchup on the Black Knights’ Homecoming-Senior Night. After starting the season 0-2, the Black Knights have strung together three wins in a row against ...

Barrett hat trick powers SC-F

OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — Chloe Barrett scored a hat trick for the Silver Creek-Forestville Black Knights in their 9-0 win over the Pine Valley Lady Panthers in CCAA Central Division play Thursday. Kylie Procknal added two goals for the Black Knights (11-3, 8-2), while Emma ...

Maple Grove tops Lady Marauders in tennis

OBSERVER Staff Report The Maple Grove Red Dragons swept the Dunkirk Marauders, 5-0, in CCAA West girls tennis action Thursday. Maddie Collins defeated Isabella Surma in first singles, 6-1, 6-2. The second singles match went to Maple Grove’s Elise Swanson, who defeated Hannah Saye, 6-0, ...

Lady Cougars volleyball up to 12-1

OBSERVER Staff Reports SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars girls volleyball team stayed undefeated in the CCAA North Division this season with a 25-20, 17-25, 25-16, 25-19 win Thursday over the Gowanda Lady Panthers. The Lady Cougars (12-1, 10-0) received eight kills and two ...

F-W-B on road to take on fellow 2-3 team

When the Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton Badgers journey northeast of Buffalo today to meet the Akron Tigers, they will meet another 2-3 team on the edge of playoff contention. “They’re a spread team. About three players are 95 percent of their offense,” Badgers coach Greg Sherlock said ...

Olean cruises past Lady T’Birds

OBSERVER Staff report MAYVILLE — The Olean girls swim team defeated Chautauqua Lake, 111-74, at a swim meet Thursday in Mayville. Olean won the team events, taking the 200 yard medley relay (2:06.65), the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.38) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:17.15). Sara ...

Jockeying for position

WESTFIELD — Three second-half goals propelled the Westfield-Brocton Wolverines to a 3-1 win over the Pine Valley Panthers Wednesday, in a matchup between two boys soccer teams sitting atop the CCAA Central Division. Pine Valley (7-5, 6-3) scored in the 26th minute, as Dana Jenkins netted ...

Deeper waters still full of walleye

The weather is having an impact on the amount of anglers trying their luck on Lake Erie, but for those able to make it out to deeper water, the walleye are still there. Don Einhouse at the Dunkirk-based DEC fisheries station reports that good reports of walleye catches are confirmed by ...

FHS, Olean play scoreless soccer

OLEAN — In a game dominated by stingy defense, the Fredonia Hillbillies and Olean Huskies failed to score in a CCAA West game that went to double overtime. “I was very pleased with the performance of the team today,” said Jim Rush, Fredonia coach, on his team’s second consecutive ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

IMPRESSIVE. Victories over Denver and Atlanta have put the Buffalo Bills into first place in the AFC East. Staying there will be difficult, but judging by their impressive defense, they certainly appear capable of competing with anyone. On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will provide a stiff ...

Devils pitch in for Little Leaguers

Submitted Photo On Monday, 16 members of the SUNY Fredonia baseball team participated in a cleanup day at the Fredonia Little League Complex on Clinton Street. The team cleaned the dugouts, took down signs, cleaned up the trash, and organized storage areas for the winter. The cleanup was ...

Lady Marauders grab win in volleyball

The Dunkirk-Fredonia rivalry game lived up to its hype as the volleyball teams were creating back-and-forth runs all Tuesday night. However, the Marauders got the win, 3-1, with set scores of 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22 at the Dunkirk High School Volleyball Gym. The win moves Dunkirk to a 2-6 ...