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Dunkirk tops Lockport, Silver Creek defeats JFK

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OBSERVER Staff Reports Dunkirk coach Ken Ricker believed Nadara O’Dell felt slighted by not receiving recognition at the Westfield Winter Classic last weekend. On Wednesday, she played a game that would get anyone’s attention. O’Dell had 26 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Dunkirk ...

Better fishing days coming in 2019

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As of Monday afternoon, area streams were at moderate levels with decent clarity for success. Rick Miller in Irving reported that the Cattaraugus Creek was in great condition for steelheaders. Not a lot of fishing effort lately though, as anglers are still recovering from a long deer season, ...

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High school sports schedule Boys Basketball Gowanda at North Collins, 6 p.m. Falconer at Brocton, 7:30 p.m. Cassadaga Valley at Catt./Little Valley, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Cassadaga Valley at Panama, 7:30 p.m. Lake Shore at Pioneer, 7 p.m. Boys Swimming Fredonia at ...

Westfield erases double digit deficit to beat Brocton, 61-48

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WESTFIELD — It appeared as if the Westfield Wolverines would trail by double digits headed into halftime of Tuesday’s rivalry matchup with the Brocton Bulldogs. Evan Hauser had other plans. After Hauser’s buzzer-beater from half-court, the Wolverines trimmed the Brocton lead to only ...

Frewsburg beats Lady Wolverines

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FREWSBURG — Gabby Iuculano and Mikayla Gabalski-Jones each had 17 points as Frewsburg took advantage of 20 offensive rebounds on its way to a 56-24 win Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West win over Westfield/Brocton on Monday evening in a girls basketball ...

Cassadaga Valley falls to Salamanca

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SINCLAIRVILLE — Salamanca defeated Cassadaga Valley by a score of 59-48 in a non-league boys basketball contest on Monday night at Cassadaga Valley High School. For Salamanca (4-1) Aaron George scored 18 points and Issac Brown scored 15. Tyler Hedlund had five rebounds and seven ...

Steelers hockey sweeps weekend

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Special to the OBSERVER The Dunkirk/Fredonia Steelers varsity hockey team swept two games this past weekend in Western New York High School Club Hockey League action. On Saturday night at the Northtowns Center in Amherst, the Steelers won their first game of the season, 6-0, over St. ...

Lake Shore girls top Iroquois in OT

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OBSERVER Staff Report ANGOLA — The Lake Shore Eagles girls basketball team won their home opener on Tuesday for their first win of the season, beating Iroquois in overtime by a score of 66-64. The Lady Eagles were led by Sophie Snyder who scored a game high 25 points to go along with ...

Hillbillies’ boys, girls bowling get big wins

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OBSERVER Staff Reports JAMESTOWN — The Fredonia boys and girls bowling teams each had stellar nights on the lanes on Tuesday, defeating Southwestern 4-0, 4-0 at Jamestown Bowling Co. For the Fredonia boys, they won by a final score of 794-887-970-2,651 to 716-626-699-2,041. Top bowlers for ...

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High school sports schedule Bowling Clymer at Brocton, 3:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Falconer, 3:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Frewsburg at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m. Gowanda at Catt./Little Valley, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Lockport at Dunkirk, 7 p.m. Clymer at Westfield/Brocton, 7:30 p.m. (at ...

Hillbillies down St. Mary’s in home opener, 65-53

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The electricity was in the air during the Hillbillies boys basketball team’s home opener on Monday night. Hosting St. Mary’s in a non-league game with little on the line, the Fredonia faithful still showed up big to bring their support, as the ‘Billies, fueled by the crowd powered past ...

Kempo Karate tourney held in Angola

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ANGOLA — The following are participants from The Family Martial Arts Center who competed in the Kempo Karate tournament on Dec. 1. The event was held in Angola under Master Dan Genovese. All of the students challenged their ability and knowledge amongst others. Back row, from left: Master ...

Dunkirk’s Palcic takes career to top of College, Pro football

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With the annual Dunkirk, Fredonia and Cardinal Mindszenty High School Golf Tournament complete, Bob Palcic finds a seat in the foyer at Shorewood Country Club and begins to tell stories. But they’re not about how well he chased a little white ball around the course on the shores of Lake ...

North Collins beats down Gowanda, 65-51

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GOWANDA — The North Collins Eagles boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and continued to score often en route to a 66-51 non-league victory over the Gowanda Panthers on Monday night in Gowanda. North Collins was successful in their full court press, forcing multiple turnovers ...

Dunkirk bowling sweeps Chaut. Lake, win 8-0

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The Dunkirk boys bowling team continued their winning ways on Monday, beating Chautauqua Lake 4-0 at Lucky Lanes by a final score of 844-889-829-2,562 to 423-484-449-1,356. Bowling well for Dunkirk were Tristen Skelly (234-215-196-645), Jared Glowniak (199-180-541), Jaxson Pencek (187) and ...

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High school sports schedule Bowling Brocton at Silver Creek, 4 p.m. Falconer at Chautauqua Lake, 4 p.m. Fredonia at Southwestern, 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Brocton at Westfield, 7:30 p.m. Southwestern at Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Forestville at ...

Buffalo really can lose to anyone

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There is no way to sugar-coat this one. The Buffalo Bills are back to their losing ways, starting yet another losing streak after losing again on Sunday, 27-23, to the New York Jets. A month ago, the Bills went into New Jersey and throttled the Jets, 41-10, in a performance that led many to ...

Golfer’s Diary: Don’t be THAT guy (Pt. 1)

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Easily the most popular series of articles I’ve written in my seven years as a sports writer was my “By The Numbers” piece in which I chronicled the best athlete to ever wear each number 0-99. Since golfers don’t have numbers, that doesn’t really apply to the Golfer’s Diary. But ...

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High school sports schedule Bowling Maple Grove at Brocton, 3:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Dunkirk, 3:30 p.m. Catt./Little Valley at Gowanda, 3:30 p.m. Boys Basketball North Collins at Gowanda, 6 p.m. Hutch. Tech at Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m. Salamanca at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 ...