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GHS grad researching for NFL

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Zach Steever, a Gowanda High School graduate, is playing a big part in the 2019 NFL season. Steever a Ph.D. student at the University of Buffalo is apart of a research team led by Mark Karwan Ph.D., a professor of operations research. The team is partnering up with the NFL to help provide ...

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High School Sports Schedule Baseball Clymer/Sherman at Pine Valley, 4:30 p.m. Softball Cassadaga Valley at Westfield, 4:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Global Concepts, 4:30 p.m. Forestville at Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m. Gowanda at Catt./Little Valley, 4:30 p.m. Boys Tennis Cassadaga Valley at ...

Skinner’s college tour

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OBSERVER File Photo (Hillbillies jersey) and Submitted Photos. Fredonia’s Jake Skinner continued visiting colleges this past week. Skinner visited Colgate University, Rutgers University and the University of Albany.

Dunkirk’s Gawronski named MVP

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Submitted Photo. Dunkirk’s Bri Gawronski was recently named the MVP of the Buffalo State Women’s college hockey team. Gawronski started all 25 games for the Bengals and posted a .916 save percentage and 3.06 GAA this season. Gawronski also was recognized as a Scholar-Athlete with a 3.94 GPA.

Golfer’s Diary: The legend returns to win at Augusta

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Last week, I did an incredible interview with the owner of another local course. The idea was to continue the “course spotlight” series that has been an ongoing project here at the Golfer’s Diary. Our conversation was a ton of fun and I can’t wait to share it with you, the readers. ...

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High School Sports Schedule Baseball Brocton at Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Cassadaga Valley, 4:30 p.m. Fredonia at Dunkirk, 4:30 p.m. Olean at Gowanda, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Franklinville, 4:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Falconer, 4:30 p.m. Softball Brocton at ...

Walk-off ‘Week in Review’

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There is no more exciting way to win a baseball or softball game than in walk-off fashion. This past week, three teams — Dunkirk baseball, Fredonia baseball and Fredonia softball — all won important early season league games on walk-off hits. Here’s a look back at each team’s thrilling ...

Devils softball splits with Plattsburgh

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Special to The OBSERVER PLATTSBURGH — Fredonia softball rallied from a seven-run deficit to score a 10-9 win over Plattsburgh in the second game of their SUNYAC doubleheader. Down 8-1 after the first inning, the Blue Devils (8-14 overall, 3-5 SUNYAC) chipped away until plating the tying ...

2018 deer season was much improved from previous year

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So how was your deer season last year? Despite what the bean counters in the Department of Environmental Conservation report annually, most hunters gauge the deer population by how many deer they tagged, or at least how many shooting opportunities they had. Most local hunters will agree that ...

Blue Devils lose doubleheader to SUNY Brockport

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Special to The OBSERVER Brockport took a pair of games from the Fredonia State baseball team on Saturday. The Eagles won Game 1 by a score of 4-2, and took the nightcap 10-3. The Devils took a 2-0 lead in the third inning of Game 1. Billy Clifford plated Trevor Bradshaw on an RBI ground ...

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Announcements Art Asquith Golf League registration is Monday Registration for the Art Asquith Senior Golf League will be held at the Bemus Point Golf Course this Monday at 10 a.m. Registration for golfers 60 and over will be $20 with coffee and donuts available. The league has 24 matches ...

Emma Rice heading to Elmira College for soccer

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Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek’s Emma Rice will continue her soccer career next fall at Elmira College, where she will major in biology with a pre-dental concentration. Her future plan is to attend dental school with a concentration in orthodontics. Emma Rice was a ...

Health & Wellness courses now open in Silver Creek

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Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Several wellness and exercise classes for adults and children are being offered to the public via the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District from April through June 2019. These opportunities are open to the public ...

Strang named Scholar Athlete

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Recently, a Mount Mercy Academy athlete was honored by Section VI. Josslynn Strang of Westfield was named to the Section VI All-Western New York Scholar-Athlete winter sports team. Students who are selected most maintain a 90-plus average for the previous six semesters and have been a starter ...

Gowanda tops Eden in boys track, 98-39

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OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — The Gowanda High School varsity boys track and field team defeated Eden by the score of 98-39 in a non-league meet Friday at Hillis Field in Gowanda. It was the Panthers’ third win of the season against one loss. “We do not have a large squad but we ...

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High school sports schedule Baseball Springville at North Collins, 12 p.m. Softball Gowanda at Silver Creek, 11 a.m. Pine Valley at Falconer, 11 a.m. Walsh at North Collins, 12 p.m. Adult golf Wednesday Travel League Ed Tofil earned his 75th career tour victory after posting ...

Chautauqua Lake takes care of business, beats Dunkirk, 7-5

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MAYVILLE — For nearly their entire careers since seventh grade, Chautauqua Lake seniors Olivia Anderson and Chadelynn Johnson have made up the Thunderbirds’ battery. Thursday, with Johnson sidelined due to injury, Anderson had to work with eighth-grade jayvee callup Jenna Waters. With ...

North Collins wins big; Brocton stumbles

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SOUTH DAYTON — North Collins (1-1, 3-6) topped Pine Valley (1-2, 1-2), 16-1, in a Section VI CCAA Division 2 East softball game at Pine Valley High School, on Thursday. Rebecca Holmes was in the circle for North Collins and tossed a complete game for the Lady Eagles. Holmes struck out seven ...

Marauders get big league win over Chautauqua Lake, 9-2

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MAYVILLE — The Dunkirk Marauders (2-1, 3-1) handled Chautauqua Lake (0-4, 1-4), 9-2, in a Section VI CCAA Division 1 West baseball game at Chautauqua Lake High School, on Thursday. From the lead-off spot, Phil Messina powered the Marauders offense going 5-5 with three RBI and a stolen base in ...

North Collins plays ‘lights out’ against Pine Valley, 17-1

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SOUTH DAYTON — The North Collins Eagles began their Section VI CCAA Division 2 East baseball game on Thursday night scoring multiple runs in the first and continued that momentum going into the second inning as the Eagles defeated the Pine Valley Panthers 17-1. The Eagles (1-1) were able ...