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Ethan Francis finishes 30th at Regionals

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Special to the OBSERVER HOUGHTON — Fredonia junior Ethan Francis (Dunkirk) finished in 30th place at the DIII Atlantic Regional on Saturday. The Devils finished 23rd in a field of 42 teams. Francis turned in a time of 25:32.1 on the 8,000 meter course. Grant O’Conner of RPI was the top ...

Silver Creek-Forestville running back Austin Eggleston (44) burst up the middle for a big gain.

Penhollow wins DPOY, Class C South and Class D All-Stars

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The Section 6 Class C South and Class D football All-Star teams were announced this week. CLASS C SOUTH Cassadaga Valley-Falconer’s Robbie Penhollow was Defensive Player of the Year. The junior linebacker made 106 tackles. Penhollow is joined on the First Team defense by teammate and ...

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Pictured above is Fredonia cross country runner Emily Brown competing at the New York State Class C cross country finals at Wayne Cental School in Ontario, NY.

Fredonian goes federal

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ONTARIO — Fredonia’s Emily Brown crossed the finish line in 28th place at the Class C state cross country final with at a time of 21:47. In doing so, she also qualified for the Federation meet next Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls. “It’s very exciting. It’s a huge ...

For the Record — Nov. 11

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Fumble League (Nov. 1) — Devon Fijal 160-254-167-581, Vicki Rylowicz 193-183-176-552, April Jagoda 171-190, Peggy Lucas 164, Diana Manzella 162, Cindy Wilson 168, Betsy White 163-165, Anne Haase 166-179, Sue Mackowiak 183, Shawn Field 166, Tony Misteretta ...

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Fisk named athletic director at Fredonia

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Special to the OBSERVER Gerald R. “Jerry” Fisk will become the new Director of Athletics at the State University of New York at Fredonia, effective Dec. 13. His appointment, the result of a national search which began over the summer, was announced Friday by Fredonia Vice President for ...

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Fredonia’s Tommy Martyn works the puck behind the Lebanon Valley net Friday in Steele Hall.

Blue Devils hold on for 5-3 victory

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The Fredonia Blue Devils seemed to be in total control Friday night as they took a 3-0 lead over the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen of Hershey, Pa., to end the first period. However, the Devils found themselves in too comfortable a position, and Lebanon took advantage to climb back and make things ...

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Atlantic Regional: SUNY Fredonia XC preview

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What’s At Stake In addition to the individual and team titles, runners will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Division III national championship meet (Nov. 18 in Elsah, Ill., hosted by Principia College). The top five individuals and top two teams in the region qualify automatically. The NCAA ...

Blue Devils home twice over weekend

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Fredonia men’s hockey takes on a pair of Keystone State invaders this weekend at the Steele Hall Ice Arena. Both games have 7 p.m. puck drops. Tonight, the Blue Devils (1-2-0) meet the Lebanon Valley Dutchmen (0-1-1) from Annville, Pa. The Dutchmen will then head up to Buffalo and trade ...

Steelers goalie Nick Novelli secures the save during a regular season varsity hockey game.

Brotherhood of Steelers

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If they want to win a third straight state championship, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers high school varsity hockey team will have to make up for the departure of nine seniors and longtime head coach Jay Bishop. New coach Mark Taylor thinks the combination of incoming seniors with extensive ...

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High school cross country athletes pose Friday before boarding a charter bus to the Rochester area for the state cross country championship meet scheduled for today. From left are Jaylah Cossin of Silver Creek, Emily Brown of Fredonia, Gowanda’s Lyle Warrior and Fredonia’s Josh Johnson and Diego Rey.

Hard work kept runners on right path

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With temperatures expected to be around freezing, the five area athletes running at the state cross country championship meet today will have to do some things they are used to doing: Work hard, persevere, adapt and keep a positive attitude. Fredonia’s Emily Brown, Josh Johnson and Diego ...

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Eric Overmeyer watches as Charlie Coppola ties his own fly.

Muddy waters discourage fishermen

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Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow reports that no one is fishing after the rain and bad weather this weekend. The creeks are all muddy, Chautauqua Lake is muddy, and owners have been chasing boats around the lake that broke loose after the storm. The walleye will still be biting once the ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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DOUBTFUL. Streaks are on the line when the New Orleans Saints visit the Buffalo Bills this Sunday. The Saints have won six straight games and bring in a high-powered offense led by future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. The Bills counter with a takeaway defense and an unbeaten home ...

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Pictured are members of Silver Creek Elementary School’s Boys on the Right Track Club: Dylan Blair, Cameron Ingram, Ryan Borrello, Matthew Borrello, Gavin DeLong, Nate Cross, Logan DeNisco, Brock Stern, and Aiden Carver, along with advisors Trisha Sills and Janelle Smith.

‘On the Right Track’ in Silver Creek

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SILVER CREEK – Boys on the Right Track, a leadership and life skills club at Silver Creek Elementary School, just finished up its fall season in November 2017. Nine boys in third through fifth grades participated this season by training for a 5K race on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before ...

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Westfield’s Katie Bodenmiller, right, battles Chautauqua Lake’s Hannah Gilmore (5) during a regular season match this past season. Bodenmiller was named to the First Team of the CCAA Central girls soccer all-star squad.

CCAA Central girls soccer All-Stars named

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The CCAA Central Division released its girls soccer All-Stars earlier this week. North Collins senior midfielder/forward Emma Kron was named Offensive Player of the Year. She is joined on the First Team by fellow North Collins seniors Rebecca Cyrek and Brianna Krawczyk. From Silver Creek, ...

For the Record

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek BII (Nov. 5)— John Nickerson 203-267-250-720, Judy Langworthy 226-278-208-712, Paul Nocek 246-209-244-699, Jerry Jesionowski 279-221-698, Alex Haase 214-244-213-671, Tom Jagoda 234-213-206-653, Allen Nagel 253-200-634, Nathan Wojtkowiak 201-241-632, ...

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Fredonia Blue Devils senior Hallie Christopher sets the ball during a college volleyball match. Christopher was one of four Devils named to the All-SUNYAC team in volleyball for the season that just ended.

Four Devils players are All-SUNYAC in volleyball

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The Fredonia women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 22-10 mark and fell one match short of the SUNYAC title and an NCAA berth. Following the season, three seniors — Courtney Poirier, Hallie Christopher and Kristen Stanek — were named to the All SUNYAC team, along with junior ...

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Adult hockey CCHA Open A League P*Dubs 7, Newcomb Autoglass 2 Bo Westling scored twice for P*Dubs, while Derek Sheridan, Mike Burnett, Cory Dziduch, Greg McQuiggan and Justin Giles each notched single goals. Matt Nickle, Kevin Salemi, Dziduch, Giles and Westling each had an assist. Nate ...

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Fredonia’s Krasnek wins 3rd consecutive Diver of Week

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The State University of New York Athletic Conference has selected its top swimmer and diver for the week, and Fredonia’s Christian Krasnek is Diver of the Week for the third consecutive time. The sophomore has been dominant in his performances this year. In a tri-meet against Geneseo and ...

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Announcements Introduction to Pickleball event set for Wednesday Introduction to Pickleball will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua, 296 E. Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk. Equipment is furnished. Attendees need only a good pair of ...

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek BII (Oct. 30) — Brandon Haase 279-205-236-721, Ted Schwalbe 247-206-264-717, Allen Nagel 208-219-258-685, Tom Jagoda 247-236-671, Jim Ellman Jr. 268-654, Gene Jankowski 226-211-221-658, Paul Nocek 238-238-656, Alex Haase 235-208-642, Jerry Jesionowski ...