Sports

Dunkirk 10U team opens with win

Local Sports

Submitted Photo On Sunday afternoon, the Dunkirk Marauders 10U Travel Baseball team started their season off with a big 3-0 win over Midtown at Fredonia. Dunkirk’s pitchers, Thomas Shaffer, Greg Orcutt, and Josh Lemanski, combined for 11 strikeouts in a one hit shutout. Shaffer took the ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s local sports schedule Play of games subject to weather and playing surface conditions. Baseball Fredonia at Falconer Brocton vs. Gowanda at Buffalo, 1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Silver Creek Boys/girls golf Dunkirk at Southwestern Boys lacrosse Medina at ...

Blue Devils baseball team tops Brockport

Local Sports

BROCKPORT — The SUNY Fredonia baseball team claimed a 4-2 victory at Brockport, riding the strong right arm of of Luke Kuczewski. The junior righty went nine innings allowing five hits while striking out five to improve his record to 6-1 this season. Kuczewski had been going on three days ...

New boxing gym open

Local Sports

OBSERVER Photo by Braden Carmen Pride Boxing & Fitness, a new gym in Silver Creek, opened its doors on April 2. The gym offers classes in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, POUND, Zumba, Step, Boot Camp, and Muay-Thai Boxing for youths ages 5 and up. There are classes offered seven days a week, ...

Dunkirk’s Francis wins event at Ohio meet

Local Sports

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Fredonia Blue Devils men’s track team had numerous top three finishers, including an event winner who hails from Dunkirk, at the Don Frail Invitational outdoor track and field meet hosted Saturday by Marietta College. The event winner was junior Ethan Francis ...

Solid all around

Local Sports

The Dunkirk Lady Marauders (6-2, 3-0) jumped out to a 6-0 lead, then held off a late Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds charge to win, 6-3, in a CCAA West 1 high school softball game Saturday afternoon behind Dunkirk High School. Monica Pokoj stymied Chautauqua Lake (2-1, 2-1) most of the ...

North Collins wins Hae Jude tourney

Local Sports

SILVER CREEK — The North Collins Lady Eagles claimed first place in the eight team Hae Jude softball tournament with a 6-0 victory over the Forestville Lady Hornets on Saturday afternoon. North Collins, which got a dominant pitching performance from tournament MVP Rebecca Cyrek won the ...

Trojans get past DHS in 9 innings

Local Sports

LAKEWOOD — Aidan Kennedy got the game-winning hit for Southwestern in a 3-2 CCAA West 1 high school baseball victory over Dunkirk on Saturday at Packard Field. Kennedy drilled a single to right field to score Collin Melquist with the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning and give the Trojans ...

Dunkirk track team hosts All Maroon Invite

Local Sports

Dunkirk High School’s track meet Saturday may have had fans seeing double — it was the All Maroon Invite, featuring teams with maroon in their school colors. On the boys side, Cheektowaga was champion with 201 points, followed by Orchard Park with 105, Dunkirk 82, Tonawanda 58 and Eden ...

Zielinski complete game leads NC over Frewsburg

Local Sports

FREWSBURG — Brandon Zielinski has owned Frewsburg his entire high school career. As a sophomore, the North Collins right-hander threw a pair of complete games and allowed just two earned runs while striking out 11 in a pair of Eagles’ victories. Last year, the 6-foot, 170-pounder beat ...

Blue Devils lax team wins first game of season

Local Sports

NEW PALTZ — A season-long wait ended with a late-game rally and a team women’s lacrosse record was shattered Saturday in Fredonia’s 16-15 overtime win Saturday over New Paltz. Sophomore attack Madeline Haney scored the game-winning goal with four seconds left in the first overtime as ...

Lake Erie Outdoor & Fishing Show was a success

Local Sports

The first Lake Erie Outdoor & Fishing Show, held Saturday at the Clarion Hotel on Lake Shore Drive in Dunkirk, is now history, and will go down as a success. This event was a project originated by OBSERVER Publisher John D’Agostino, and took over a year to develop. Judging by the ...

Brocton goes 1-1 on 2nd day of Hae Jude

Local Sports

SILVER CREEK — The Brocton Lady Bulldogs stumbled on the defense in Game 1, then found their stride the following game in the Hae Jude Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs fell to Randolph, 6-0, and defeated Allegany-Limestone, 5-2. Randolph started the scoring in the first game by ...

For the Record

For the record

Announcements 2018 DLBA Masters set for April 28-29 The 19th annual Dunkirk-Lakeshore Bowling Association Masters tournament, sponsored by Sunset Truck & Auto, Inc. and Rose Brook Golf Course, is set to begin on Saturday, April 28 at K & L Lanes in Gowanda. The scratch tournament ...

T’birds edge Dunkirk in extra innings, 1-0

Local Sports

The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds, behind stellar pitching from Kyler Majka, defeated the Dunkirk Marauders, 1-0, in nine innings in a CCAA Division 1 West regular season high school baseball game on Friday at Dunkirk High School. The game was a textbook example of a pitchers’ duel. Dunkirk ...

Hae there, softball!

Local Sports

SILVER CREEK — Everyone in the lineup contributed for the Forestville Lady Hornets softball team en route to an 11-1 victory over the Brocton Bulldogs in the first round of the Hae Jude Tournament at Silver Creek High School on Friday night. This was also a CCAA West 2 league game. It did ...

Pine Valley uses 11-hit attack to top A-L

Local Sports

SILVER CREEK — The Pine Valley Panthers used their depth and experience to take down the Allegany-Limestone Gators 11-2 in the first round of the Hae Jude high school softball tournament at Silver Creek High School on Friday night. After quickly getting three outs in the first, Pine ...

Maple Grove wins in Silver Creek, 5-1

Local Sports

SILVER CREEK — The Maple Grove Red Dragons took a 5-1 road decision over the Silver Creek Black Knights Friday in a CCAA West 1 high school baseball contest. Darrin Vallincourt struck out 10 batters in six innings of work for Maple Grove (2-1, 2-1). He walked one and gave up four hits. Zak ...

Brown fans 16 in Brocton win over Westfield

Local Sports

WESTFIELD — Ronald Brown’s 16 strikeouts spurred the Brocton Bulldogs to a 3-0 win over CCAA West 2 rival Westfield in a Friday afternoon high school baseball game. Brown pitched a complete game for Brocton (1-1), giving up just three hits and two walks. His counterpart for the Wolverines ...

Lady Hillbillies defeat Southwestern

Local Sports

JAMESTOWN — Heading into this spring, Fredonia and Southwestern looked like similar softball teams, seemingly needing their offense to pick up the slack for the graduation of all-time great pitchers in Hannah Cybart and Sydney Burk. The Hillbillies offense was just a little better Friday ...