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From left, CCAA Large School Runners of the Year, Diego Rey and Emily Brown, pose along with Fredonia cross country teammate and First-Team All Star, Josh Johnson, shortly after their state-qualifying performances in the cross country Sectional race at Bemus Point Golf Course.

Best of the best

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OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia runs away with 11 CCAA All-Star selections The 2017 CCAA Cross Country All Stars feature many talented local athletes in the Large Schools designation, highlighted by both selections for the “Runner of the Year” award. Diego Rey of Fredonia was the boys ...

For the Record — Nov. 17

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Adult Bowling Lucky Lanes Wednesday 4 Man (Nov. 9) — Ricky Burgstrom 243-259-683, Howie Burgess 205-244-222-671, Scott Kawski 234-243-660, Jim Ellman Jr. 221-243-659, Tom Battaglia, 242-216-657, Dean Ringler 233-224-652, Paul Nocek 236-247-654, Kevin Kaszuba 200-214-223-637, Jerry ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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SLUMPING. With two horrid losses in a row, the Buffalo Bills are a team in free fall. This weekend’s trip to the West Coast will not help matters. Expect the Los Angeles Chargers to send the Bills to another embarrassing defeat. Freddie sees it this way: CHARGERS 31, Bills 17 HOME teams ...

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Rob Legrano checks out a riffle above the Risley Street Bridge in Fredonia on Tuesday.

Stream fishing for trout improving

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Stream fishing for trout continues to improve on all local streams, with Cattaraugus Creek offering the best area to hook up with its larger flowage of water. Rick Miller in Irving reports that one angler reported hooking up with 20 trout on Tuesday while trolling at the mouth of the ...

Blue Devils basketball team drops opener

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ERIE, Pa. — The Fredonia men’s basketball team dropped its season opener to Penn State Behrend, 75-46, on Wednesday. Ian Helps led the Devils with 10 points and 5 rebounds. De’Quan Smith and Dante Williams added 8 points apiece. The game was scoreless over the first three minutes until ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Jenna Caskey (9) smacks the ball over the net during a regular season match. Teammates Katrinah Bretl (left) and Katie Wakelee flank her. Caskey was named Most Valuable Player of the CCAA North Division, while Wakelee was an Honorable Mention, as the league released its All-Star team Wednesday.

Volleyball All-Stars announced

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Cassadaga Valley, which went undefeated in CCAA North girls volleyball play this season, placed five players on the league’s All-Star list released Wednesday. The Most Valuable Player was Jenna Caskey of the Lady Cougars, who went undefeated in divisional play this season. She was joined by ...

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Fredonia’s Ian Helps (23) goes up for a shot during a game from last season. Helps, the Blue Devils’ leading scorer and rebounder as a junior in 2016-17, will be counted on to provide offensive punch.

Unity, hard work and fundamentals focus of FSU hoops team

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Special to the OBSERVER Head coach Phil Seymore enters his fifth season with the Fredonia Blue Devils men’s basketball team heading into the 2017-18 campaign. This year, the team has not set its focus on goals, but each player has an individual commitment to focus on daily to improve ...

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Drummond signs with Cleveland State

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Fredonia High School senior Riley Drummond signed a letter of intent Monday at the FHS library to continue her swimming career at Cleveland State. “When I took my official visit, I knew that it felt like a second home, and I liked the coaches a lot and had a good relationship with everyone on ...

Peterman to start Sunday for Bills

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ORCHARD PARK (AP) — Tyrod Taylor has been benched and the Buffalo Bills are going with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference. Though McDermott says he remains ...

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Adult hockey CCHA C League Beaver Club 10, Southern Tier 3 Chris Mackrell, Dave Newman, Greg Krauza and Mike Pinelli each had two goals for Beaver Club, and Luke Buehler and Chris Lyseth also scored. Ed paluch had four assists, Buehler recorded two, and Krauza, Lyseth and Newman each had ...

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Pictured are members of the CrossFit Dunkirk teams that competed at Movember Throwdown on Saturday. They are, from left, Cody Felt, Denise Hayes, Allison Bevenue, Tom Delcamp, Omayra Mendoza and Josh Ledford.

CrossFit Dunkirk competes

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For the second time in less than a month, CrossFit Dunkirk competed in an event in the Buffalo area. The latest event was the Movember Throwdown which helped raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. CrossFit Dunkirk sent two teams to the event, and both teams were able to rank inside ...

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Gawronski is Rookie of the Week

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Buffalo State freshman goalkeeper and Dunkirk native Bri Gawronski has been selected the Northeast Women’s Hockey League’s Rookie of the Week. Gawronski, a biology major, earned her first collegiate win in her first start, filling in for an injured Justine Silva, making 25 saves in a 2-1 ...

Cold Turkey Run downtown

Cold Turkey Run set

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Submitted Photo Fredonia’s annual Cold Turkey Run will be held again on Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m. The 4.5K Run, 3.3 mile walk and 1 mile Kids Fun Run, start at 9 a.m. at 43 Water St., proceeding to Webster, Seymour and Howard Streets. Pre-registration is closed, but those interested ...

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Announcements Elks Lodge to hold Hoop Shoot The Dunkirk Elks Lodge will hold its annual Hoop Shoot contest on Nov. 25 at the Auxiliary gym at the Dunkirk High School. It will run from 9 to 11:45 a.m. The contest is open to all boys and girls in 3 age groups: 8 to 9; 10 to 11 and 12 to 13. ...

FSU, Chatham play to tie

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Chatham’s Chris Lutz scored with 1:47 left in regulation in an eventual 2-2 men’s hockey tie Saturday night with Fredonia (2-2-1) at the Steele Hall Ice Arena. The Cougars (0-3-1) pulled their goaltender in favor of an extra attacker before Lutz put home a loose puck to the left of Blue ...

Dunkirk’s Gawronski wins first start in goal for Buffalo State

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OSWEGO — Freshman Bri Gawronski, a Dunkirk native, made 25 saves in her first collegiate start to backstop Buffalo State (2-4) to a 2-1 road victory over Oswego (3-2) in a Northeast Women’s Hockey League contest Sunday. The Lakers got on the scoreboard first with less than three minutes ...

Taylor plays too conservative, while Saints run away with win

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ORCHARD PARK — As Buffalo’s Tyrod Taylor threw to a check-down receiver, New Orleans’ Drew Brees was lighting it up. The future Hall of Fame quarterback for the Saints did what he needed to do to down the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field, 47-10. Brees and the Saints offense executed their ...

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Dunkirk forward Emilee Hanlon controls the ball for the Blue Team in Sunday’s Chautauqua County Senior All Star soccer game in Jamestown.

Local soccer stars cap stellar careers with All-Star game

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Simon Olson placed his Most Valuable Player trophy on the track that surrounded Strider Field on Sunday afternoon and joined his Maple Grove teammates for a photo opportunity. In the middle of the group shot was Cara Abbey, the Red Dragons’ coach during the season and one of the coaches for ...

Bill Paige, standing with Melissa Tardi, tagged his 300-pound bear on Oct. 5 in the last minutes of the last day of his possibly final bear hunt.

Sportsman’s Journal

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Melissa Tardi called with an interesting story about a bear hunt she was on recently. Melissa, her fiancee Nick Sheffield and friends Bill Paige and his wife Dorothy went on a bear hunt in New Brunswick, Canada this past Spring. The couples made the two day trip by driving through the top of ...