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Fredonia’s Kelsey Vianese returns a shot during Wednesday’s tennis match against Southwestern.

FHS tennis edges SW to stay undefeated in division

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Fredonia held off Southwestern, 3-2, in a CCAA West girls tennis match Wednesday that kept the Lady Hillbillies undefeated in the division. Two of the three singles matches went to Fredonia (5-1, 4-0). Kelsey Vianese topped the Lady Trojans’ Olivia Persia 6-4, 6-1 in the second singles ...

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Dave Crouse, from Buffalo, enjoyed some walleye action recently fishing with the columnist.

Walleye fishing is spectacular

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If only we had this summerlike weather, all summer long. Nice warm temperatures, gentle breezes, and a hint of precipitation during the day. We take what we can get! The offshore fishing for walleye on Lake Erie is spectacular. Numerous fishermen are reporting daily limit catches of ...

‘Purple the Court’ event planned by FHS volleyball

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A Purple the Court event will take place this afternoon during the Fredonia JV and varsity girls volleyball game against Cassadaga Valley. As part of the event, the team will be raffling off gift baskets as well as a bake sale at the concession stand. Bracelets also will be for sale. Proceeds ...

Blue Devils busy with community service

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The fall semester is just four weeks old and Fredonia Blue Devil teams student-athletes have already been busy successfully completing several community service initiatives. The list includes neighborhood lawn and garden jobs performed by the men’s hockey teams, beach cleanup by the men’s ...

Blue Devils tennis team wins

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Fredonia improved to 5-1 with a 9-0 women’s tennis win Wednesday over Thiel at the Steele Hall courts. Among the winners were Olivia Miller and Sarah Bunk, who improved to 6-0 at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively. Chloe Karnisky improved to 4-0 at No. 4. Also, Christy May won her first ...

OBSERVER Photo by Joe Conti: Sarah Meder of Cassadaga Valley (left) and Madisyn Herman of Pine Valley pursue the ball during Tuesday’s high school soccer match.

Cassadaga beats PV in busy day for girls soccer

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SINCLAIRVILLE — Cassadaga Valley girls soccer defended its home field with a 4-0 CCAA Central win over Pine Valley (1-5, 0-4) on Tuesday. Anna Wenger scored in the first minute of the game and Cassadaga (2-5, 1-3) took it from there. Wenger’s goal was assisted by Tara Cratsley, but ...

OBSERVER Photo by Mary Ann Wiberg: Brocton’s Lindsey Stahlman sets the ball during Tuesday’s high school volleyball match against Silver Creek.

Silver Creek sweeps Brocton-Westfield

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek girls volleyball team found resilience in the second game to secure the sweep over Brocton-Westfield, 25-15, 26-24, 25-21, Tuesday in CCAA North play. Krystal Schwab led Silver Creek with nine kills and seven aces as Kiara Brenna had six kills, three digs and ...

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WNY Softball Hall of Fame adds 3 locals

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Mike Tofil, president of the Lake Shore Chapter of the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame, announced recently that three local selections were named to the Class of 2017. Jim Fafinski, Bob Dimmer and Andy Alonge will be inducted Sept. 30 at the Italian-American Club on South Park Drive ...

Fredonia sweeps swim meet at CL

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MAYVILLE — The Fredonia girls swim team won all 12 events on its way to a 131-52 victory over the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds Tuesday. Jenna Sherlock was a double winner in individual events for Fredonia, taking the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 28.75 seconds and placing ...

Lady Hillbillies grab tennis win in Olean

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OLEAN — The Fredonia girls tennis team defeated Olean, 4-1, Tuesday with strong performances in singles play. In the first singles, Fredonia’s Bernie Gens defeated Zayba Chauaday, 6-1, 6-0. In second singles, Kelsey Vianese downed Maggie Waugh, 6-2, 6-1. To sweep the singles, Alicia ...

For the Record — Sept. 20

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Today’s high school schedule Boys soccer Fredonia at Falconer Frewsburg at Chautauqua Lake North Collins at Westfield Pine Valley at Silver Creek Southwestern at Dunkirk Girls tennis Dunkirk at Chautauqua Lake Southwestern at Fredonia Girls volleyball Chautauqua Lake at ...

Submitted photo: Gerry Rodeo chairman Tom Atwell (right) presents a check to Alexandria Hoaglund, Special Events Coordinator at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, for money raised for breast cancer research.

Gerry Rodeo supports cancer fight

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GERRY — Professional rodeo has been a long-time supporter of the fight against breast cancer with their nationwide “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign, and the annual Gerry Rodeo has been a part of that effort since their advertising chairman Temple Atwell succumbed to that disease seven ...

Submitted photo: This is the opening of the high school girls cross country race held at Point Gratiot on Tuesday.

FHS boys, girls win at Point Gratiot

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Fredonia’s boys and girls cross country teams won a meet against Dunkirk, Silver Creek and Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Point Gratiot on Tuesday. Diego Rey won the boys’ race for Fredonia in a time of 17:35. He was followed closely by Dunkirk’s Anthony Ruiz (17:39) and Fredonia’s Josh ...

FSU girls take win prior to SUNYAC play

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PITTSFORD — Fredonia junior Aleeya Clemons scored early in the second overtime Tuesday as the Blue Devils nipped St. John Fisher, 1-0, in women’s college soccer. A Fisher turnover in its offensive end came with a high, long pass ahead to Clemons. She outhustled a defender and scored on a ...

Boot up the system

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FREWSBURG — Three second-half goals gave the Silver Creek Black Knights boys soccer squad a 3-1 win over the Frewsburg Bears Monday in CCAA Central action Monday. Reid Bjork opened the scoring with a goal 35 minutes into the game for Frewsburg (1-6, 1-3). Dylan Nordlund picked up an ...

Dunkirk boxers prep for Erie fights

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Dunkirk is about to make noise at the bay. No, not Chadwick’s Bay, but at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. Two of Dunkirk’s finest, professional boxers Wilfredo “El Bravo Vega” Flores (5-0, 1 KO) and Ivan “The Hurricane” Hernandez (1-3-1, 1 KO) are about to take ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Jenna Caskey plays the ball at the net as teammate Savannah Nickerson watches during Monday’s game.

CV sweeps Southwestern in volleyball

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars swept Southwestern, 25-14, 25-10, 25-19, in a non-league girls volleyball matchup Monday. Jenna Caskey turned in seven kills, two digs and an ace for Cassadaga Valley (6-1, 4-0). Teammate Miranda Perez added four kills, a block and an ace, ...

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Festival of Grapes pentathlon winners honored

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OBSERVER Photo by Greg Fox Winners in the boys’ and girls’ pentathlons pose during the Festival of Grapes opening ceremony Friday. From left, Khloe Karnes (girls’ second place), Kimberly Bauer (girls’ first), Mayson Simmons (boys’ first) and Derek Bauer (boys’ second).

SC alumni Williams, Brown drafted in NLL

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Silver Creek alumni Zed Williams and Frank Brown were drafted in the National Lacrosse League Monday by the Georgia Swarm. Williams, picked fourth overall by the Swarm, was drafted in Major League Lacrosse by the Rochester Rattlers, but had his season cut short due to injury. Brown, selected ...

Dunkirk tennis team loses at Maple Grove

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LAKEWOOD — The Dunkirk Lady Marauders girls tennis team (0-2, 0-5) dropped a 5-0 decision at Maple Grove in CCAA West play Monday. Maddie Collins won the first singles match for Maple Grove (3-1, 1-1) over Isabella Surma, 6-1, 6-1. Elise Swanson beat Hannah Saye of the Lady Marauders, 6-0, ...