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High school sports schedule Boys Basketball North Collins at Catt./Little Valley, 6 p.m. Brocton at Forestville, 7:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Allegany-Limestone, 7:30 p.m. Lake Shore at Maryvale, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Silver Creek at Falconer, 5:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at ...

Westfield Wolverines claim Division 2 West banner

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WESTFIELD — As Westfield senior captain Evan Hauser walked off his home court for the final time in the regular season, he told his coach, Bob North, “We got one, Coach.” For the Westfield senior, ending the 19-year division title drought couldn’t have tasted any sweeter. The ...

Steelers give up late goal, fall to Chiefs in 2OT

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The Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers hockey team came into the postseason looking to start another magical run to win their third state title in just four years. After it was all said and done, the Steelers will have to wait one more year to take another crack at it. Chiefs’ forward Paul ...

Kathy Gustafson wins Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K

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Kathy Gustafson repeated her top age-graded runner status in 2019 with another overall victory in the Chautauqua Striders Winter 5K Series. Rounding out the top five were Brooke Adams, John Gustafson, Katie Zwald and Greg Brink. The five week series scores the the runners four best age graded ...

Cougars fall short, lose to Clymer

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SINCLAIRVILLE — Conner Crabtree continued his quest to 1,000 points by scoring 19 points on Monday, but the Cassadaga Valley Cougars boys basketball team fell to Clymer, 70-43 in CCAA Div. 2 West league action. Ty Pattyson scored 13 points and added 10 rebounds for the Cougars in the loss. ...

Silver Creek girls beat up Salamanca

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek girls basketball team got back on track on Monday, topping Salamanca 71-32 in CCAA Div. 1 East league action at Silver Creek High School. Abby Rice scored a whopping 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while leading the Black Knights ...

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High school sports schedule Boys Basketball Falconer at Gowanda, 7:30 p.m. North Collins at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. WNY Maritime at Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball North Collins at Pine Valley, 6 p.m. Dunkirk at Williamsville North, 7 p.m. Cassadaga Valley at Clymer, ...

Westfield can capture CCAA Division 2 West title with win tonight

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OBSERVER Staff Report Tonight, the Westfield Wolverines seniors — Colby Bills, Evan Hauser, David Kircher and Matt See — will be honored on Senior Night in the Westfield Academy gym. But it won’t be just Senior Night grabbing the attention of the Westfield crowd. The Wolverines host ...

Gowanda’s Scanlan has stellar week

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Gowanda sophomore Miya Scanlan had quite the week this past week. On Thursday, Scanlan scored 41 points in a 74-28 win over Salamanca in Gowanda. She followed that performance up with 23 points on Friday, in which she became the school’s all-time scoring leader in the girls basketball ...

Course spotlight: Pinehurst Golf Club

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One of my absolute favorite golf courses in the area is Pinehurst Golf Club on Route 20 in Westfield. It was the first course at which I was a member when I was a beginner. As a result, I feel as if I really learned the game of golf at this beautiful and often challenging venue. This ...

NCAA Bracket: It’s easy to spot the No. 1 seeds

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Saturday, for the third year in a row, the Selection Committee revealed its top 16 teams (top four seeds in four regions). This gave me a chance to compare my bracket to the real thing, and also get some insight into how they are ranking teams. This week, I focused mostly on the top of the ...

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High school sports schedule Boys Basketball Eden at North Collins, 6 p.m. Cheektowaga at Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m. Brocton at Panama, 7:30 p.m. Clymer at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. Ellicottville at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. Sherman at Westfield, ...

DFT holds Community Appreciation Day

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DFT Communications recently held its 5th annual Community Appreciation Day at Steele Hall on the SUNY Fredonia college campus. The event is held each year as a way of saying thank you to the community for their continued business and support of DFT and is free of charge and open to the public ...

Steelers take early lead, but fall to North Stars, 6-4

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With playoffs looming near, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers sought to end the regular season the right way, with a win over WNYHSCHL White Division opponent Wilson-Newfane. Trailing by one goal with 30 seconds left in the game, the Steelers found themselves with a final offensive zone faceoff. ...

Burgon, Sobczak win Winterfest fishing tournament

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The City of Dunkirk held a day of outdoor activities on Saturday that included a fishing tournament that was part of Dunkirk’s Winterfest. With weather conditions that can change rapidly, the fishing tournament Chairman Mike Porpiglia, made a judgment call on Friday announcing the ...

Wolverines win over Falconer

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It always feels good to get back in the win column. That’s what the Westfield/Brocton girls basketball team was able to do on Saturday, topping Falconer in CCAA Div. 2 West league action, 40-38 Sophia DeMarco scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds to lead the way for the Lady ...

Fredonia’s Russo, Kristan win Section titles, head to states

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ANGOLA — Five area wrestlers walked away with guaranteed trips to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships in Albany in two weeks after claiming individual titles at the Section VI Division II Championships at Lake Shore Central School on ...

Fredonia gets back on track, wins over Harborcreek, 50-44

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Since Fredonia’s 100 point performance against Dunkirk just a couple of weeks ago, it’s safe to say the Hillbillies have been trying to find themselves after dropping two of their last three contests. With a non-league opponent in Harborcreek coming to town from Pennsylvania, they were ...