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For the Record — July 14

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Adult golf Vineyards Wednesday Night Golf League Top Scores: A Flight — Bob Golubski 35, John Chabuel 38, Charlie Reinhardt 38, John Lakas 40, Joey Tramuta 40, Scott Hazelton 40, Jim Sedota 40, Bob Manning 41, Tony Antolini 41. B Flight — Joe Kulig 42, Brian Manning 43, Lee Szalowski ...

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Bill Soffel, president CEO of ERA Team VP, honoring his grandmother who died of ALS.

Registration open for Agents of Hope Golf Tournament

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MAYVILLE – ERA Team VP Real Estate & Vacation Rentals will host the eighth annual Agents of Hope scramble golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Chautauqua Golf Club. All proceeds raised during this four-person scramble tournament will benefit both the ALS Association and the ALS ...

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Ray Pauszek (left) and Ann Tofil display some nice walleye caught fishing on Wednesday evening in front of Dunkirk in 64 feet of water.

Walleye anglers, Barcelona to Seneca Shoals a hot spot

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No tournaments this week, so now is a good time to stock the freezer with walleye. There have been good reports coming from Lake Erie from Barcelona to Seneca Shoals, with lots of smaller sized walleye reported from the Barcelona area and east towards the prison ball. Jason Robinson from the ...

Dunkirk’s Isiah Ruiz slides into second base under the watchful eye of the field umpire.

Marauders defeat Wolverines

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — In the 9-10 year old All-Stars non-sanctioned Little League baseball tournament, the Dunkirk All-Stars defeated the Westfield All-Stars, 22-4. Dunkirk’s Zachary Zentz and Josh Lemanski combined for the win on the mound, throwing eight strikeouts through ...

OBSERVER File Photo: The 42nd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament will begin tonight with three games at Promenschenkel Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 5:45 p.m., with games continuing on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Promenschenkel Stadium and School No. 7.

First Ward Fastpitch tourney starts today

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The 42nd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament begins tonight with a trio of games at Promenschenkel Stadium, beginning at 5:45 p.m., but it will have a decidedly different feel from years past, as there will not be a single team coming down from north of the border to ...

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Dunkirk Fastpitch softball tournament set The 42nd annual Dunkirk Fastpitch Softball tournament, sponsored by the First Ward Falcons, will begin Friday, July 14 at 5:45 p.m. and runs until Sunday, July 16. Championship game is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Games will be at Promenschenkel Stadium ...

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Pictured is Fredonia’s Rebecca Piede, who will get the start today for Fredonia in the 10-12 year old Little League New York state tournament held in Fishkill.

Fredonia softball ready for unknown challenger today

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Six hours is a long drive when you don’t even know who you are playing, but that’s the situation the Fredonia 10-12 year old softball team is in today. After back-to-back wins over Grand Island propelled the Fredonia girls to the state tournament it was off to Fishkill, NY for the ...

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Pictured is Fredonia native, Cody Fleckenstein playing for the Corpus Christi Ice Rays during what proved to be his breakout season.

Climbing the ladder

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Fredonia native, Cody Fleckenstein, has taken the next big step in his hockey career. The former standout at Nichols School in Amherst has moved along the junior hockey circuit. He began in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Omaha Lancers. He then ranked up to the North American ...

For the Record — July 12

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Announcements Dunkirk Fastpitch softball tournament set The 42nd annual Dunkirk Fastpitch Softball tournament, sponsored by the First Ward Falcons, will begin Friday, July 14 at 5:45 p.m. and runs until Sunday, July 16. Championship game is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Games will be at ...

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Pictured above are Tom Tarnowski, Michael Tarnowski, Daniel Tarnowski, Michael Curtin, and representatives of Lakeshore Humane Society, Rock Vallone and Bob Ehrheart. Pictured at top is a group photo of all of the players who participated in the event.

8th annual Mongy Wiffleball Tournament benefits worthy cause

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OBSERVER Staff Report The 8th Annual Mongy Memorial Wiffleball Tournament was held on Saturday, June 17. The X-Blades, consisting of Nick Ahlstrom, Vinny Bomasuto, Adam Kubasik and Bryant Watts, were tournament champions. Bomasuto was named tournament Most Valuable Player batting .622. He had ...

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Pictured is Fredonia softball minors pitcher Emerson Bird, who has pitched her team into the state tournament, which will be held in Dunkirk starting July 19.

Area Little League teams making waves on bigger stages

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While Little League participation is down across the country, teams from Chautauqua County continue to advance beyond the district level. Monday night, Scott VanDette’s Fredonia minor softball team received a concession from Grand Island to move on to the state tournament held in Dunkirk, ...

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Youth softball Sanctioned Sectionals Fredonia 12, Fillmore 4 The Fredonia 9-10 all-stars won their first game in sectional play Sunday, defeating Fillmore 12-4. Fredonia’s pitching ace, Emerson Bird, struck out 13 Fillmore batters and added a home run at the plate to pace the Fredonia ...

Chesson Hadley taps in his final putt as he wins the LeCom Health Challenge Web.com PGA Tour at Peek n Peak July 9, 2017 photo by Mark L. Anderson

Champion is crowned

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FINDLEY LAKE — Wednesday, Chesson Hadley got to celebrate his 30th birthday. Sunday, the native of Raleigh, North Carolina gave himself quite the belated birthday present: his third career Web.com Tour victory. Hadley nearly flawlessly made his way through the Upper Course at Peek’n ...

Lady Panthers LAX makes strides under coach Scanlan

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GOWANDA – A three-win season doesn’t sound like one to be cheerful for, however, the Gowanda Lady Panthers girls lacrosse program is still trying to surpass its infancy before it makes its mark on Section VI. Just three years ago, Gowanda approved to start a girls modified lacrosse ...

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Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Friday Night Couples Golf will resume this Friday the 14th with a 5 pm shotgun start for the couples league. This is an adults only league open to all skill levels of golfers with dinner to follow after golf. Please sign up at the Vineyards Golf Course no ...

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Pictured is Sam Ryder on first tee during the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge held at Peek'n Peak.

Hadley, 16-under, takes one-shot lead into Sunday

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FINDLEY LAKE — Chesson Hadley finds himself in quite a coveted position heading into the final round of the Web.com Tour’s 2017 LECOM Health Challenge at Peek’n Peak’s Upper Course. Following a stellar round of 8-under par 64 on Saturday, the native of Raleigh, North Carolina sits ...