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Fredonia baseball team receives banner for 2016 season

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The 2016 Fredonia High School NYS Finalist Baseball team was recently honored with a banner that will hang in the Fredonia High School gymnasium. The 2016 team finished the season ranked No. 1 in Western New York and No. 2 in New York State. Pictured are, in front from left, Alex Rush ...

Lady Panthers fend off Lady Timberwolves, 54-45

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CATTARAUGUS — The Pine Valley Lady Panthers (15-5, 6-4) used a big first quarter and a much-needed big fourth quarter to top Cattaraugus-Little Valley (9-10, 4-6), 54-45, Tuesday in CCAA East 2 girls high school basketball. After Pine Valley built a 17-10 lead after eight minutes, the Lady ...

Making Coach Lewis proud

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights (7-13, 3-7) hosted a “blue out the gym” game Tuesday in honor of Wayne Lewis, an assistant coach who passed away last summer after a battle with stomach cancer. The performance Silver Creek put together in a 48-23 CCAA East 1 girls high ...

What the doctor ordered

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After a tough week in which it lost a pair of CCAA West 1 games to division-leading Olean last Tuesday and then to Southwestern on Friday, Fredonia needed a win in the worst way. But it did not look good early on Tuesday against league foe Chautauqua Lake, as the Lady Hillbillies were down ...

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Announcements Gowanda wrestling team Members of the Gowanda Panthers wrestling team are looking to attend a training camp this summer. The camp is held at Edinboro College in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. The Team Camp is held from June 25-29. This camp is designed for serious wrestling ...

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Dunkirk’s Devaun Farnham scores on a layup during Monday’s CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball game against Maple Grove. The Red Dragons rallied from 13 down to win in overtime. Dunkirk’s next game will be in the Section VI Class B playoffs.

Maple Grove rallies past Dunkirk for 78-72 OT win

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BEMUS POINT — Despite having five players score in double digits, the Dunkirk Marauders fell to the Maple Grove Red Dragons in overtime, 78-72, Monday in CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball. Dunkirk jumped out to a strong start with a 26-13 lead after eight minutes and held a 43-29 ...

T’birds, Billies combine for 19 treys in CLCS win

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MAYVILLE — In a battle fought behind the arc for much of the game, it was the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds (17-3, 10-2) who came out on top of the Fredonia Hillbillies (6-14, 4-8), 77-65, Monday in a CCAA West I boys high school basketball matchup. Fredonia came out hot from 3-point ...

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Malinoski to take his place in Chautauqua Hall of Fame

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OBSERVER Staff Report Francis “Doc” Malinoski, a man whose athletic influence in Mayville spanned decades, will join 10 other inductees at the sold-out Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s 36th annual banquet, which will be held Monday, Feb. 20 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Joining ...

Panther rally in second half for win over T’wolves

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CATTARAUGUS — Despite trailing by seven points at halftime, the Pine Valley Panthers (11-9) managed to get hot when it counted and came away with a 58-46 win over the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Timberwolves Monday in CCAA East II boys high school basketball. “They came out hot,” Pine ...

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Norman Yonkers’ Karate Connection MMA & Team Hayastan competed in Ithaca, on Feb. 11th at the “Global Grappling Event.” This was a Gi and No-Gi Grappling tournament. Josiah Ortiz won first and third place, Pauly Tabone won two second-place trophies and Adam Sellari won second in a match with a competitor who was 35 pounds and three years older than him. Pictured in front are Josiah Ortiz and Pauly Tabone. In back is Adam Sellari.

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Today’s Local Sports Schedule Tuesday, Feb. 14 Girls Basketball Cass. Valley at Sherman Chaut. Lake at Fredonia Ellicottville at Forestville Salamanca at Silver Creek Panama at Westfield Pine Valley at Catt. LV Announcements Fredonia to host boys high school Futsal ...

CCAA makes statement at Section VI, Division II meet

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SALAMANCA — The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association made a statement on the mat Saturday night. Eleven wrestlers on teams from the CCAA claimed individual titles at the Section VI Division II State Qualifier at the Allegany Community Center and earned trips to the New York State ...

Steelers fall in finale, 4-2, to White Division winner Iroquois

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DEPEW — It’s on to the playoffs for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers after finishing an 11-5-2 regular-season campaign on Saturday night. In the finale against Iroquois, the Steelers had their nine-game point streak snapped in a 4-2 loss in Depew. Mike Meredith scored to tie the game at 1-1 ...

Stokes takes first in high jump, Swan sets school record

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HOUGHTON — Fredonia’s Claire Stokes finished first in the high jump on Sunday at Houghton College, during high school indoor track and field action. Stokes cleared the bar at 5-feet while teammate Lydia Lanski took third at 4-8. Lanski also took fourth in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.4 ...

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Chautauqua Hurricane guard Tyquan Strohman (1) looks to make a pass around Jamestown Jackals' Nathanial Hill (10) during Premier Basketball League action at Jamestown Community College on Sunday.

Weathering the storm

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JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Hurricane (6-6) were unable to hold a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, as they fell to the Jamestown Jackals (5-3), 106-103, Sunday afternoon during Premier Basketball League action at Jamestown Community College. The Jackals, who received a ...

Winners of free lifetime licenses announced

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Free is good! Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that next weekend will be free fishing days for New York State residents and non-residents. You will be allowed to fish without a fishing licenses on any of the 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of streams and rivers. If it is too cold ...

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Lakewood resident Mike Sayers is pictured at the 2015 National Senior Games.

Mike Sayers, Fredonia native, headed to CSHOF

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on Mike Sayers appeared in The Post-Journal on July 20, 2016. He will join 10 other inductees at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s 36th annual banquet, which will be held Monday, Feb. 20 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Joining him in the Class of ...

Red Dragons sweep

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Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia men’s basketball team fell, 75-56, to Cortland on Saturday afternoon. The Devils were led by Kareem Brown with 17 points and Richard De La Cruz with 12. Brown and De La Cruz combined to go 7 of 14 from beyond the arc. Cortland began the game ...

Jackals step it up in fourth to top Hurricane

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OBSERVER Staff Report JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Hurricane had their chances, but in the end, the Jamestown Jackals defended their home court in a 100-89 victory in Premier Basketball League action Friday at Jamestown Community College. Just like the first time the two teams met, the ...