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FSU volleyball loses twice

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Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on Saturday in a tri-match with Bethany and St. John Fisher. The Blue Devils fell to Bethany in five sets in the opener (25-17, 24-26, 20-25, 25-14, 10-15). Up 7-2 midway through the fifth set, the Blue ...

UPSET SPECIAL: FWB grounds out win over Marauders

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Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton (3-4, 2-3) used a ball-control offense led by running back Brendan Plaister and a stout defensive effort to topple arch rival Dunkirk (6-1, 4-1), 15-8, during Section VI Class B2 football action Friday night at Karl Hoeppner Field, putting an end to the Marauders’ ...

Southwestern escapes with win over F-CV

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LAKEWOOD — If you told the Falconer-Cassadaga Valley Golden Cougars that they would leave Charles A. Lawson Field Friday night having held Southwestern’s potent offense scoreless, victory would have been the assumption. Defensive dominance aside, that was not the case as the Trojans picked ...

Vianese, Gens to play in sectional tournament

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Special to the OBSERVER LAKEWOOD — Although Fredonia’s Kelsey Vianese and Bernadette Gens lost at the final day of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association tennis championships at the Lakewood YMCA on Friday, they qualified for the Section VI tournament. Southwestern’s Mikayla ...

Lady Hornets set cancer benefit

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FORESTVILLE — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Forestville Lady Hornets will again host its annual “Spike Out Cancer” volleyball experience. This year’s event, the eighth, is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 18, when modified, JV and varsity teams play regulation games on ...

Black Knights football team tops A-L

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ALLEGANY — The Silver Creek-Forestville Black Knights (5-2, 3-1) came back to Chautauqua County Friday night with an 18-7 Class C South win over the Allegany-Limestone Gators. The Black Knights’ Austin Eggleston opened the scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. They ...

Falconer-CV boys soccer team defeats SC-F

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FALCONER — Silver Creek-Forestville lost, 5-1, to Falconer-Cassadaga Valley Friday in a non-league boys soccer matchup. Ben Anderson scored twice for F-CV, and Titus Miller, Trenton Colburn and Elisha Johns had single goals. Johns carded two assists, while Miller, Cody Dallas and Noha ...

Gowanda loses to Salamanca

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers (0-7, 0-4) had one last shot Friday night to stop the bleeding at home against the visiting Salamanca Warriors, but lost 32-13. Salamanca struck first in the second quarter when Tyler Hedlund took a punt from 75 yards out all the way for the score to go up, ...

Blue Devils win on overtime goal

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Special to the OBSERVER POTSDAM — Aaron Hayes scored five minutes into overtime and Ty Bentham made eight saves as Fredonia blanked Potsdam, 1-0, in SUNYAC men’s soccer. Matt Casey began the game-winning play with a direct kick which landed between Hayes and a Bears defender. Hayes ...

Hanlon has five goals in Lady Marauders’ win

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The Dunkirk Lady Marauders’ Emilee Hanlon had five goals in the first half Friday, closing the girls soccer regular season with another big game in a 9-2 non-league win over Pine Valley on Friday. Olivia Yerico-Piazza, Julia Fred, Kendra Welka and Alex Charles also scored for the Lady ...

Ancient rivalry revisited tonight

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A week after clinching its first league title since 1974, Dunkirk (6-0, 4-0) will look to close out a perfect regular season tonight against arch rival Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton (2-4, 1-3) at 7:30 p.m. at Karl Hoeppner Field. “We haven’t talked about the undefeated part of it,” ...

CV survives tough Forestville challenge

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OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets (10-6, 9-3) fought hard but were not able to deliver Cassadaga Valley’s first division loss of the season as the Lady Cougars came up with a 26-24, 22-25, 25-23, 25-22 victory in CCAA North volleyball. Leading the Lady ...

North Collins girls team claims league soccer title

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SOUTH DAYTON — The North Collins Lady Eagles scored a flurry of goals early en route to a 7-0 victory over the Pine Valley Lady Panthers. With the victory, North Collins claims the girls soccer CCAA Central league title. The Lady Eagles (12-1-1, 10-1-1) did not take long to take the lead ...

Fredonia girls swim team wins meet against Olean

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OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — The Fredonia girls swim team earned a 122-64 victory at a meet against Olean on Thursday. Fredonia took all the relay events on the day, winning the 200 medley relay (1:57.56), 200 freestyle relay (1:47.66) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:08.42). Double ...

CCAA doubles tourney begins in Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD — The first- and second-seeded doubles teams from Maple Grove and Southwestern respectively, as well as a tandem from Falconer and a pair from Olean have advanced to the semifinals of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Tennis Tournament. Playing at the Lakewood YMCA, ...

Bodenmiller grabs goals record in win

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WESTFIELD — Sophomore Katie Bodenmiller scored four goals, breaking a Westfield school season record in the process, as the Westfield-Brocton Lady Wolverines defeated the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds, 4-1, in the CCAA Central finale for both teams. Bodenmiller scored twice in each ...

Black Knights volleyball team beats Brocton-Westfield

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BROCTON — The Silver Creek Black Knights (4-8, CCAA North record) defeated Brocton-Westfield (2-10, CCAA North) 25-22, 25-19, 25-17 Thursday in CCAA North girls volleyball. For Silver Creek, Julia Hill totaled 19 assists and three aces on the day. Krystel Schwab had 11 kills, three digs and ...

Fredonia men’s hockey No. 5 in SUNYAC poll

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Fredonia ranked No. 5 in the State University of New York Athletic Conference’s 2017 men’s ice hockey preseason coaches poll. The Devils got 43 points in the poll, one more than No. 6 Buffalo State. The conference coaches selected Geneseo as the No. 1 team receiving 70 overall points, one ...

For the Record — Oct. 12

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Today’s high school schedule Football FWB at Dunkirk Cassadaga Valley at Southwestern Salamanca at Gowanda Silver Creek at Allegany-Limestone Boys soccer Pine Valley at Randolph Southwestern at Chautauqua Lake Fredonia at Ellicottville Girls soccer Dunkirk at Pine ...

More rain needed to attract trout

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Locally we are going to need some more rainfall like we had on Wednesday evening, to attract a decent run of trout in the smaller local streams. This columnist did a little investigation on Wednesday and noticed that the water in Canadaway Creek up into Fredonia was gin-clear and at a low ...