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For the Record — July 19

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Adult Golf Green Meadows Golf Course Asquith Senior Golf Tour (July 18) — From the white tees, David Young (A Flight) and Bruce Blume (B Flight) each had low gross shooting 73 and 86. In the Stableford, A Flight: Brian Eckwahl +4, Young +1 and Fran Dexter +1. B Flight: Blume +8, Jack ...

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This photo, from the 6th annual Gerry Rodeo in 1951 shows that the times may have changed, but the tradition rodeo barbeque dinners still carries on.

A brief history of a grand rodeo in a small town

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Many thought that the idea of a rodeo wouldn’t succeed for even one year, but they were certainly wrong, for when Aug. 2 rolls around this summer, the tiny hamlet of Gerry just North of Jamestown, will celebrate the opening night of its 73rd consecutive annual rodeo, the longest running ...

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Pictured is Valley Little League’s Braden Lebarron, who pitched and hit his team to a 12-1 victory Tuesday over Fredonia II. Valley will now face Bemus Point at 6 p.m. on Thursday for the District 38 11-12 year old non-sanctioned tournament championship.

On to the championship

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OBSERVER Staff Report HANOVER — Valley Little League jumped on Fredonia II early and often Tuesday en route to a 12-1, four-inning victory in the semifinals and will now face Bemus Point for the District 38 11-12 year old non-sanctioned tournament championship. Valley opened the game ...

Fredonia 11-12 year old girls reach state semifinals in Fishkill

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FISHKILL — The 11-12-year-old Fredonia Major softball All-Star team competed last week at the New York state tournament in Fishkill. Eight teams from across the state competed in two separate four-team pools with the top two teams from each pool playing in the semifinals. Fredonia was ...

OBSERVER Photo by Jeremy Izzio. Bemus Point’s Tucker Fenton touches home plate as his teammates cheer him on following a grand slam that blew the game open in the third inning.

The Fenton-ator

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HANOVER — Behind the no-hit pitching and hitting of Tucker Fenton, the Bemus Point 11-12 year old All-Stars defeated Fredonia I, 12-0, in four innings during the semifinals of the District 38 non-sanctioned tournament. With the win, Bemus Point advances to face the winner of today’s ...

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Adult Golf Hillview Golf Course Girls4Golf Tuesday Night League (July 11) — Low gross was won by Judith Waterman with a 45, followed by Nancy Phillips 48, Kim Murphy and Donna Frost with 50s, Debbie Yerico 51, Jane Ellman 52 and Linda Hodorowicz 53. Low net was won by Waterman with a 35 ...

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Shorewood hosts United Way tourney

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Submitted Photo The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County’s Fourth Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by Walmart and held at Shorewood Country Club on June 16, was a success. Pictured are the winners of the four-man scramble tournament, Jarod Koopman, Wes Bentzoni, Robert Calph and Wayne ...

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Pictured are members of Erie Budweiser after it won the 42nd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men's Fastpitch Tournament on Sunday at Promenschenkel Stadium, in Dunkirk.

Sweet victory

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By GIB SNYDER III OBSERVER Correspondent A year after falling in the finals, Erie Budweiser took home its fifth title, as it topped Lil MaGill’s Bar, 4-2, in the championship game of the 42nd annual Dunkirk Men’s Fastpitch Tournament. “It’s a little bit different of a group of ...

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Youth baseball Dunkirk 9-10 year olds advance to finals FALCONER — The Dunkirk 9-10 year old Little League All-Stars advanced to the District 38 unsanctioned tournament finals with a 15-4 victory over Bemus Point. Zachary Zentz and Jonathan Ganey pitched in the win, combining to allow ...

Dunkirk Little League wins Sectionals opener

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Special to the OBSERVER BOLIVAR — The Dunkirk Little League 11-12 year old All-Stars opened the Section 1 tournament with a 13-8 extra-inning victory over Whirlpool (Niagara Falls) in Bolivar. Dunkirk carried a three-run lead into the bottom of the sixth inning but could not close the ...

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Pictured at left is Dunkirk shortstop Emilee Hanlon. At right is Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart. Both were named to the 2017 All-Western New York softball teams.

Cybart, Hanlon among the best in Western New York

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For the second season in a row, Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart has been named First Team All-Western New York softball. Cybart made the first team on the back of her prowess within the pitcher’s circle. This season, Cybart had a record of 14-1 overall and 11-0 within the league. In 104 ...

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Mike Vanderlip, playing for the LA Lounge this year, has played in 40 of the 42 First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournaments. He missed one due to a family wedding and the other after he sustained a broken leg.

Vanderlip, Falcon’s Fastpitch tourney are Dunkirk mainstays

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The 42nd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament might be missing its requisite number of Canadian teams, but one thing, or rather one player, it is not missing is Mike Vanderlip. Vanderlip, who hails from the Buffalo area, has played in 40 of the 42 tournaments over the ...

For the Record — July 16

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Announcements DHS/CMHA FHS 8th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament On Friday, Aug. 4, Shorewood C.C. will host the DHS/CMHA/FHS 8th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament. The cost is $80 and includes: golf, a cart, box lunch, beverages and a dinner and dessert buffet. There will be a live WDOE broadcast ...

OBSERVER Photo by Ron Szot: Above is a Lakeside pitcher, Scott Kawski, from Friday’s First Ward Fastpitch softball tournament in Dunkirk.

Full velocity at First Ward tourney

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The 42nd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament started with a bang Friday night at Promenschenkel Stadium, as Dunkirk Fastpitch I held off the Lakeside Club, 8-7. “Obviously with two local teams you kind of know each other, what (the other team’s) tendencies are, ...

For the Record — July 15

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Announcements Sabres to host third annual Prospects Challenge BUFFALO — The Buffalo Sabres announced Thursday the team will again host the Prospects Challenge from September 8 to 11 at HarborCenter. The Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils ...