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For the record

Local sports schedule Monday, May 8 High School Softball Forestville at Brocton Maple Grove at Dunkirk Fredonia at Chautauqua Lake Lake Shore at Amherst Pine Valley at Cattaraugus Little Valley Silver Creek at Southwestern Westfield at Panama High School Baseball Maple ...

Al Stuhlmiller Field gets a facelift via bevy of renovations

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The Dunkirk athletic fields have been the recipients of many upgrades in recent years, with Al Stuhlmiller Field being one of the most recent. Long gone are the days of right fielders running up the hill in right field to chase down balls. Foul balls are no longer a hazard, darting between ...

Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen banquet held

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On April 24, the Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen held their annual Harry Probst Memorial Federation banquet at the beautiful Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. This event keeps growing in popularity and this year’s attendance had over 200 guests at the event. Guest include Chautauqua ...

Fredonia golf splits with Southwestern

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OBSERVER Staff Report LAKEWOOD — The Fredonia Hillbillies girls golf team found difficulty in the rainy conditions. The girls team split between having personal bests and lows in a 35.5 to 19.5 win over Southwestern on Friday at Maplehurst Country Club. The expectation of the speed of the ...

North Collins picks up 16-1 win over Ellicottville

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OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Eagles (7-3, 6-0) had their way on Friday as they defeated the Ellicottville Eagles (3-4, 0-4), 16-1, in CCAA East II high school baseball play. Even though North Collins was physically home, it was considered the away team. The ...

Dunkirk track competes at Roderick Relays

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HAMBURG — The Dunkirk boys and girls track and field teams competed at the annual Roderick Relays at Hamburg Friday night. The teams had good showings and took home some hardware with the highlight being both the girls and boys sprint medley relays taking home the first place. The boys ...

Lady Eagles top Ellicottville, 26-9, in the rain

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NORTH COLLINS — The precipitation did not stop the North Collins Lady Eagles, nor their bats, on Friday. In a one-way affair, the North Collins Lady Eagles (10-3, 4-1) defeated the Ellicottville Lady Eagles (1-8, 0-4), 26-9, in CCAA East II high school softball play. Ellicottville started ...

Browns lead Day 1 for the Blue Devils

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CORTLAND — On Day 1 of the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Kyle Brown turned in the top finish for a Blue Devil, finishing third in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.78 (166’7’’). Damone Brown added to the team score, placing sixth with a throw of 46.43m ...

Thunder struck

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FALCONER — The event started with rain, followed by a burst of sunshine then abruptly ended when lightning put an early end to the Falconer Track and Field Invitational Friday. Despite being called due to weather, the Fredonia boys and girls managed to beat the weather with a few impressive ...

Devils track ready for SUNYACs

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CORTLAND — The Fredonia women’s outdoor track and field team will compete in the SUNYAC Championship Meet today and Saturday at Cortland. The team is projected to be led by Brittany Feldman and Sarah Couperus. Feldman is the No. 1 seed in the 400-meter run and sixth seed in the 200 ...

A new sport

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JAMESTOWN — The Northwest Arena will play host to the area’s first Bubbleball Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. Bubbleball sports are a new and entertaining phenomenon that is gaining popularity ...

For the record

For the record

Today’s local sports schedule Friday, May 5 High School baseball Brocton at Clymer Sherman at Cass. Valley Chaut. Lake vs Maple Grove at Bemus Pt. Elem. Silver Creek at Fredonia double header Randolph at Gowanda Sweet Home at Lake Shore Franklinville at Pine Valley High ...

Maple Grove picks up trio of golf wins over local foes

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Maple Grove golf team defeated Cassadaga 35-20, Forestville/Pine Valley 28-27 and Silver Creek 36-19. Maple Grove has an undefeated record of 7-0. Cassadaga (0-8, 0-6), Forestville/Pine Valley (6-1, 3-1) and Silver Creek (3-4, 2-2). The medalist was Lewis ...

Panthers overcome Marauders, 5-0, on the court

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The Panama Panthers defeated the Dunkirk Marauders, 5-0, in high school tennis Wednesday at Dunkirk. In first singles, Carson Heimburg defeated Teagan Raynor 6-0, 6-0. Quinn Payne defeated Andrew Vetter 6-0, 6-0 in second singles. In third singles, Elliot Johnson defeated Israel Navarro 6-3, ...

Dunkirk boys, girls pick up track and field wins

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GOWANDA — Lexi Latona won three events for the Gowanda Panthers (0-5, 0-2), but in the end it was the Dunkirk Marauders (1-1) who earned an 87-51 victory Wednesday in girls high school track and field. Latona won the 800 meter in a time of 2:45, the shotput with a distance of 24-feet-8 ...

Fish bite slows while Art Purol bags his bird

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The way the weather pattern keeps going, we might have ice fishing over the weekend. That’s a comical reply that was given when I called for a fishing forecast on Chautauqua Lake. Mike Sperry at the Lakewood Rod & Reel Outdoors store commented that until Tuesday, the crappie fishing ...

Brocton picks up 4-2 league victory over Cassadaga Valley

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OBSERVER Staff Reports BROCTON — Wednesday, Cassadaga Valley came out on top over the Brocton Bulldogs 4-2 in CCAA West 2 baseball. Winning pitcher Adam Goot threw 6 2/3 innings and allowed only two runs on 11 hits. He also had four strikeouts and two walks for the day. Jonathan Spicer ...

Hillbillies roll to 24-1 win over Trojans

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LAKEWOOD — Fredonia head coach Vince Gullo likes to stress the importance of his team playing its best baseball toward the end of the season when it matters most. If Wednesday’s performance against Division 1 West foe Southwestern was any indication, the Hillbillies may certainly be ...

Dunkirk picks up 7-4 in first game since April 27

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Lady Marauders of Dunkirk were finally able to get a game in on Wednesday in a 7-4 victory over Silver Creek in CCAA West 1 softball. Emily Hanlon led the way offensively for the Lady Marauders with two triples and an RBI. She was complemented by ...