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Local sports schedule Boys Basketball Maple Grove at Cassadaga Valley, 7 p.m. Fredonia at Depew, 7 p.m. Lake Shore at Maryvale, 7 p.m. Mens Hockey Fredonia State at Buffalo State, 7 p.m. Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek BII League (Feb. 18) — Team scores: Bowler’s Corner ...

Gullo, Palcic, Johnston highlight area greats honored on Monday

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LAKEWOOD — Vince Gullo is one of six children born to Joseph and Barbara, and athletics have been a common bond connecting the family for decades. “My father worked hard to support us and still managed to find time to coach us in baseball and soccer,” said Gullo, one of nine people who ...

NCCYHA Steelers win Rock ‘n’ Roll Cup

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Special to the OBSERVER CLEVELAND, OH — The 12U NCCYHA Steelers Pee Wee team traveled to Cleveland, Ohio this past weekend to participate in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Cup. The Steelers went 4-0 on the weekend, bringing home their second tournament championship of the season. Owen Rush was ...

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Local sports schedule Boys Basketball Dunkirk vs. Buffalo Arts, 7 p.m. (at Hutch-Tech) Girls Basketball Dunkirk vs. Buffalo Arts, 5 p.m. (at Hutch-Tech) Fredonia at Springville-Griffith, 7 p.m. Gowanda at Allegany-Limestone, 7 p.m. Womens Basketball Fredonia State at Oneonta, 6 ...

Four coaches, one goal: Upset

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As the sectional playoffs are about to begin, all four coaches at the helm of the Dunkirk and Fredonia varsity basketball programs head into the postseason in a familiar position. Each of the four teams are seeded as underdogs in the Class B1 sectional brackets, meaning each will begin their ...

Course spotlight: Cassadaga Country Club

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Cassadaga Country Club is a truly remarkable place — the very epitome of a family business. The establishment is owned by the Wintersteen family and it’s impossible to visit the golf course, bar or restaurant without running into at least one member of this fantastic clan. Pete and Janice ...

A look the Committee’s process

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In three weeks, the 10-member Selection Committee will gather in Indianapolis to assemble the 68-team tournament bracket. The process will take days, because the ongoing conference tournaments will produce upsets and surprise winners. Teams will play their ways into — and out of — the ...

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Frame Memorial Tuesday Night Bowling League — Individuals: Charles Lewis 201, Ken Ferry 226-226-619, Marion Giambra 247-218, Dan Astry 238, Vern Pchelka 205, Brian Meyer 246-219-637, Joe Granata 215, Chuck Dye Jr. 222-201-608, Steve Dando 209-206-603, Rick ...

Sectional playoff brackets set

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The Section VI boys and girls basketball playoff brackets were released on Saturday, officially awarding home quarterfinal playoff games to four local teams. The Silver Creek Black Knights earned home games in both boys and girls Class C1 brackets, while the Westfield Wolverines boys will host ...

Chautauqua Hurricane prepare for season to begin this Friday

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BROCTON — Although most of Western New York is fixated upon sports such as football, hockey and baseball with professional teams located so close in Buffalo, one local semipro team is looking to bring rise to a different sport in the area — basketball. The Chautauqua Hurricane semipro ...

Gowanda names gym class heroes

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The physical education teachers at Gowanda Elementary School have announced the P.E. Students of the Month for January 2019. They are selected based on their attitude in class, teamwork with classmates and respect to others, including teachers. Kudos to kindergartner Alexis Hojnacki, ...

First goals by pair carry Devils over Morrisville, 3-2

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Special to The OBSERVER MORRISVILLE — It was a day of first for two playoff-bound Fredonia Blue Devils in their 3-2 win over the Morrisville State Mustangs, the final regular-season of the men's hockey season. Sophomore defenseman Tommy Martyn and freshman winger Tanner Kahlau each scored ...

OT loss gives Blue Devils No. 6 seed

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Special to The OBSERVER BUFFALO — Facing a win-and-in scenario for the SUNYAC playoffs, the Fredonia women’s basketball team was taken to overtime by Buffalo State and fell 76-71. Despite the loss, the Devils claimed the sixth seed in the SUNYAC Tournament. Fredonia had a chance to win ...

Mignoli wins at Girls Invitational

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OBSERVER Staff Report LOCKPORT — The Fredonia Hillbillies have been one of the most successful high school wrestling teams in Western New York this season, highlighted by the fact that three wrestlers are heading to the state championships in Albany. On Saturday, however, it was another ...

Hillbillies have solid showing at Houghton

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OBSERVER Staff Report HOUGHTON — The Fredonia Hillbillies traveled to Houghton College on Saturday for the Team Championship Meet. The ‘Billies saw some strong performances including first place finishes and qualifications for sectionals. In the track events, Diego Rey placed first ...

Big prizes to be had in walleye derbies this year

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In just a few more months it will be June, and many of us will be mowing our lawn twice a week. The season opener for walleye will be May 4 this year and the 35th annual Walleye Derby for Southtowns Walleye will take place from Saturday, June 8 until Sunday, June 16. If you fish walleyes, ...

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CSHOF banquet is Monday night in Lakewood Tickets may be purchased at the Feb. 18 event at the Jamestown Cycle Shop, 10 Harrison Street, Jamestown; Matt’s News, 93 E. Third Street, Dunkirk; and the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, 15 W. Third Street in Jamestown. Tickets can also be ordered ...

Grindhouse wrestling sends seven to Ohio

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Seven members of Silver Creek’s Grindhouse youth wrestling club qualified for the Eastern National Ohio Tournament of Champions, in Ohio, in April. Pictured above, Tanner Stern, Gill Capitano, Liberty Jones, Max Pitillo, Max Hoelzle, Cameron Ingram and Mayson Simmons were the wrestlers who ...

Blue Devils top Morrisville, 3-2

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Special to The OBSERVER MORRISVILLE — Fredonia won its next-to-last game of the regular season Friday, 3-2, over SUNYAC men’s hockey opponent Morrisville State. Successive goals by Luke Rivera, Colin Valentine, and Victor Tracy erased a 1-0 Fredonia deficit. Rivera’s and Tracy’s ...