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Fredonia’s Alexis Cheatham drives to the basket during Friday’s SUNYAC women’s college basketball at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse.

Second-half surge sends Devils to victory

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Trailing by 13 at halftime, Fredonia outscored Brockport by 20 points in the second half of a 63-56 victory to improve to 7-1 in the SUNYAC and 12-2 overall. Jacque Law tied her season-best output with 19 points and Jenna Einink (Westfield/Chautauqua Lake) recorded her fourth double-double of ...

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Silver Creek’s Chris Williams looks to pass the ball during Friday’s CCAA East 1 boys high school basketball game against Portville.

Panthers defense shuts down Black Knights

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights (7-5, 1-2) scored just 11 points in the first quarter and were never able to recover in falling to Portville (4-8, 0-3), 58-38, Friday in CCAA East 1 boys high school basketball. “They did a good job throwing different looks at us,” Silver ...

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Dunkirk’s Felix Garcia, left, guards Chautauqua Lake’s Aaron Swan during Friday’s CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball game.

T’birds take down Dunkirk to take first place in league

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MAYVILLE — Tied 75-all with just over four minutes to go, Chautauqua Lake’s Aaron Swan and Devin Pope — like they had all night — took matters into their own hands, leading the Thunderbirds (10-1, 5-0) to a thrilling 85-79 win over Dunkirk (6-5, 3-1) Friday night in a CCAA West 1 boys ...

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Today’s Local Sports Saturday, Jan. 14 Pro Basketball DuBois Dream at Chautauqua Hurricanes, 7 p.m. at Brocton Central School Girls Basketball Maple Grove at Westfield, 11 a.m. Fredonia at Lake Shore, noon CVCS at Clymer, 2:30 p.m. Wrestling CLCS, Dunkirk at ...

Narwhals fall to Olean in final home meet of season

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Joshua Saye won two individual events and was a member of a winning relay event, but in the end, Olean walked away victorious with a 102-67 win over the Dunkirk/Cassadaga Valley/Fredonia/Brocton Narwhals on Thursday in CCAA boys high school swimming and diving. Saye took first place in the ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Sara Briggs (23) leads a fast break during Thursday’s CCAA West 2 girls high school basketball game.

Lady Panthers take care of Lady Cougars

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OBSERVER Staff Report SINCLAIRVILLE — The short-handed Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars (4-7, 0-2) dropped a 64-12 verdict to the Panama Lady Panthers (7-3, 3-0) on Thursday in CCAA West 2 girls high school basketball action. The Lady Cougars were missing two starters and the Lady ...

Dunkirk’s Kymi Nance runs the floor during Thursday’s CCAA West 1 girls high school basketball game against Chautauqua Lake.

Gustafson, Zenns spark Lady T’birds to 47-25 win

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OBSERVER Staff Report Lakin Gustafson and Jesse Zenns provided the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds with all the offense they needed in a 47-25 victory over the Dunkirk Lady Marauders on Thursday in CCAA West 1 girls high school basketball. Gustafson scored a game-high 14 points ...

Fredonia’s Hannah Cybart (4) puts up a shot during the Lady Hillbillies’ contest against the Southwestern Lady Trojans.

Lady Billies overcome slow start to top Trojans

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (7-3, 4-1) overcame a slow start to take down the Southwestern Lady Trojans, 60-48, Thursday in CCAA West 1 girls high school basketball. With 3:15 left in the first quarter, the home trailed, 13-4. However, Katie Price scored a pair ...

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Today’s Local Sports Schedule Friday, Jan. 13 Boys Basketball Portville at Silver Creek PVCS at North Collins Dunkirk at Chautauqua Lake Fredonia at Southwestern Westfield at CVCS Brocton at Sherman Catt-LV at Forestville Randolph at ...

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Ducks and geese found a little bit of open water in Dunkirk close to shore during the weekend deep freeze.

Long Point is good for ice fishing

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That cold weather over the weekend provided some nice ice cover on area inland lakes. My contacts on Chautauqua Lake reported there was 5 to 6 inches of safe ice earlier in the week, but the Wednesday warm weather and rain left a lot of standing water on top of the ice and thinner ice towards ...

Slow starts doom Forestville, Westfield in league losses

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FORESTVILLE — The Franklinville Panthers (7-3, 1-1) got off to a hot start, and the Forestville Hornets (2-4, 0-1) got off to a slow start It all resulted in the Panthers jumping out to a 23-7 first-quarter lead, and from there, the visitors coasted to a 68-37 victory in CCAA East 2 boys ...

Tradition continues

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The Sixth Annual Strike Out Cancer high school bowling event took place Wednesday at Lucky Lanes with host Forestville walking away victorious. In the girls’ match, the Lady Hornets (12-16) edged the Lady Black Knights (12-12) by one pin for a 3-1 victory. Forestville’s linescore ...

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Today’s Local Sports Schedule Thursday, Jan. 12 Girls Basketball Panama at CVCS Frewsburg at Westfield Gowanda at Randolph Silver Creek at Portville, 6:30 p.m. North Collins at PVCS, 7 p.m. Forestville at Catt-LV Southwestern at Fredonia CLCS at Dunkirk, 6 ...

Bowen leads Ellicottville to win over North Collins

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ELLICOTTVILLE — The hot shooting of Elliot Bowen was too much for the North Collins Eagles (2-7, 0-1) to overcome in a 75-60 defeat to Ellicottville (9-2, 3-0) on Tuesday in CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball. Bowen shot 14 of 20 from the field on his way to 34 points, 18 rebounds and ...

Free throws decisive as men fall to Geneseo

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Fredonia fell in overtime to Geneseo 93-83 in SUNYAC men's basketball Tuesday at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. Kevin Crockett scored the first nine points in overtime on consecutive three-point shots and a conventional three-point play to give his team an insurmountable 76-67 lead. Fredonia ...

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Dunkirk/Cassdaga Valley/Fredonia/Brocton’s Ronan Murphy competes in the individual medley during Tuesday’s CCAA boys high school swimming and diving meet.

Narwhals fall to Frewsburg/SW

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Joshua Saye earned a Sectional time, but in the end, Frewsburg/Southwestern swam past the Dunkirk/Cassdaga Valley/Fredonia/Brocton Narwhals, 101-74, Tuesday in CCAA boys high school swimming and diving. Saye took first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.58. Meanwhile, in the ...

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Westfield’s Brock Schuster (15) shoots over a trio of Frewsburg defenders during Tuesday’s CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball game.

Three-week rust dooms Wolverines in defeat

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WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines (2-5, 1-1) had not played a game in exactly three weeks, and coach Bob North said it was evident as the Frewsburg Bears (8-2, 4-1) walked away with a 73-42 victory in CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball Tuesday. “It looked like we hadn’t played ...

Young Olean takes down young Billies, 70-44

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The Fredonia Hillbillies (3-8, 1-3) and Olean Huskies (9-2, 3-1) are both young teams this season trending in different directions. But after the Huskies handled the Hillbillies, 70-44 on Tuesday, Fredonia coach Greg Lauer is hoping his team learned something in the CCAA West 1 ...

Marauders remain perfect in league play

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Nine different players scored as the Dunkirk Marauders (6-4, 3-0) cruised to a 75-30 victory over the Southwestern Trojans on Tuesday in CCAA West 1 boys high school basketball. With the win, it sets up a showdown for first place this Friday when the Marauders travel to Chautauqua Lake ...

Geneseo takes down Fredonia in battle of unbeatens, 69-55

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Tied 25-all heading into the third quarter, Geneseo (12-0, 6-0) was able to pull away from Fredonia (11-2, 6-1), 69-55, for a key SUNYAC women’s basketball win Tuesday night at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. “I thought we came out of the locker room flat,” Fredonia head coach Linda ...