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Silver Creek-Forestville’s Dylan Weber jumps in front of Akron’s Derek Holtz to make an interception that sealed the Black Knights’ 13-6 win Friday night.

SC-F clips Akron

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek-Forestville Black Knights came out on top with a hard fought victory over the Akron Tigers 13-6 in non league action Friday night. Akron took the lead on the first play of the second quarter on a 5-yard touchdown run by Jake Sarow. The Tigers were aided by ...

Badgers slow start leads to 22-9 loss in Depew

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OBSERVER Staff Report DEPEW — Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton (1-3, 0-3) fell to the Depew (2-2, 2-2) Wildcats 22-9 Friday night in Class B2 South football. The Badgers entered the game without starting offensive lineman Jamison Horch, and were unable to get the offense rolling as the Wildcats ...

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Dunkirk’s Hannah Saye serves during the Lady Marauders’ girls tennis match against Frewsburg on Friday.

Lady Marauders win first tennis match of season

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OBSERVER Staff Reports The Dunkirk Lady Marauders girls tennis team gained its first win of the season with a 3-2 non-league defeat of Frewsburg on Friday. Dunkirk (1-6, 0-3) got off to a good start with Isabella Surma’s 6-0, 6-0 win in first singles over Meredith Franzen. Frewsburg (0-7, ...

Devils start Pool Play with a win

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Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia women’s volleyball team began its conference portion of the schedule with a 3-0 win over Buffalo State on Friday. The Devils won 25-20, 25-16, and 31-29. Kristen Stanek led the offense with 15 kills. Kailey Falk had 12 kills and three aces and Rachel ...

Rally falls short in 3-2 loss at Brockport

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Special to the OBSERVER BROCKPORT — Fredonia trailed 3-0 before rallying, yet fell short in a 3-2 SUNYAC men’s soccer loss Friday at Brockport. Goals by Chris Aherne in the fourth minute, Quintin Volpe in the 16th, and Connoe DeSantis in the 47th staked the host Golden Eagles (5-2-1 ...

Early goal stands as Devils edge Eagles, 1-0

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Special to the OBSERVER Abby Price scored early in the fourth minute and Fredonia held on to the narrow margin for a 1-0 SUNYAC women’s soccer home win Friday over the Brockport Golden Eagles. Price, a junior midfielder, headed a cross from junior forward Aleeya Clemons past Brockport ...

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Maple Grove’s Easton Tanner returns a kickoff for a touchdown during his team’s 34-8 victory over Chautauqua Lake in Mayville on Friday.

Maple Grove dominates CL, 34-8

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MAYVILLE — Maple Grove’s Nick Fabrizio was a Class D all-state selection last season based largely on what he did in the Red Dragons’ two most important games of the season. Friday night, Maple Grove’s senior running back was back in all-state form. Fabrizio ran 39 times for 252 ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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By FEARLESS FREDDIE Odds Bodkin HOT TICKET. We know the weather will be warm come Sunday at New Era Field. What we don’t know is if the Buffalo Bills offense can handle the heat. If they can’t run the ball it will be a long hot afternoon as well as a long, losing season. Freddie sees ...

‘Battle By The Lake’ begins today

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The fourth annual Fredonia-Buffalo State "Battle By The Lake" gets underway today when the women's volleyball teams from the two schools meet in SUNYAC Pool Play. By virtue of a rotation established by the conference, Fredonia is the home game for the first event, set for 5 p.m. at Dods Hall. ...

MG sweeps XC meet

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Clymer/Sherman/Panama hosted a CCAA cross country meet with Maple Grove sweeping the wins on the boys and girls side on Tuesday. Maple Grove girls had a low score of 20 with Clymer/Sherman/Panama in second with 50, Gowanda in third with 71 and Randolph in fourth with an incomplete score. The ...

Forestville stings Silver Creek on the road

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Forestville Lady Hornets (5-3, 4-2) went on the road and defeated Silver Creek (2-4, 2-4) 25-19, 16-25, 25-11, 25-22 in CCAA North volleyball. Leading the Lady Hornets was Brooke Ostrye with 14 kills and five blocks, Caroline Kaicher with six aces ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Savanna Nickerson sets the ball up for a spike in Thursday’s win against Fredonia.

Fredonians ‘Fight for Faso’ at local volleyball game

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Although Cassadaga Valley’s girls volleyball team took the “Fight for Faso” on the court, the fundraiser outside the Fredonia gym had a more important result. The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies raffled off gift baskets, offered food for sale and sold bracelets to benefit lifelong area ...

Badgers look to bounce back against Depew

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The Depew Wildcats, though sharing Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton’s 1-2 record, are a dangerous team that worries F-W-B coach Greg Sherlock. “They are a very, very good throwing team,” Sherlock said of the Badgers’ opponent tonight. “The quarterback (Joe Pagano) hits his receivers in ...

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Westfield’s Katie Matonic (white) plays the ball ahead of Cassadaga’s Isabella Ruiz in Thursday’s 4-0 win.

Westfield-Brocton blanks Cassadaga Valley, 4-0 at home

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BROCTON — Westfield-Brocton came away with a 4-0 shutout victory at home against Cassadaga Valley in CCAA Cental girls soccer. Katie Bodenmiller was Westfield-Brocton’s marquee player of the day scoring three goals as well as an assist. “It was a really well played game. Cassadaga ...

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Dunkirk’s Darnell Butts (11) goes for the tackle in last week’s game against Albion.

Protect home turf: Dunkirk hosts Olean in key division matchup

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Dunkirk (3-0, 2-0), the No. 18 team in the latest New York State Sportswriters Association Class B poll, will host Olean (2-1, 1-0) in a key Section VI Class B2 high school football game tonight at Karl Hoeppner Field. “It’s definitely going to be a tight battle,” Dunkirk head coach ...

For the Record — Sept. 22

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Announcements State University of Fredonia Community Play Day On Saturday Sept. 30, the SUNY Fredonia Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in conjunction with Fredonia Blue Devils’ Women’s Soccer team, will be hosting a Community Play Day from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on both the ...

Southwestern, Pine Valley among boys soccer winners

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An Esteban Diaz goal in the 49th minute gave the visiting Southwestern Trojans boys soccer team a 1-0 win over the Dunkirk Marauders in a CCAA West contest Wednesday. The Trojans ran their record to 9-0, 5-0 in league play. Dunkirk drops to 2-6, 1-4 in league. “The first half we didn’t ...

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Westfield’s Jason Almeter plays the ball as Mark Snow (left) and Alen Hornberger of North Collins defend during Wednesday’s high school boys soccer game.

North Collins holds off Westfield, 2-1

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WESTFIELD — The North Collins Eagles held off a late push by the Westfield Wolverines to hang on to a 2-1 victory in a CCAA Central battle on Wednesday night. The Eagles (4-1, 4-3) got off to a quick start with a solid first half performance with several scoring chances. Senior T.J ...