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Winter Challenge champs

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The Buffalo Volleyball Academy 15u club volleyball team, pictured above, competed in the VolleyFX Winter Challenge in Rochester last weekend and swept the competition to take home the championship. The team, which is coached by Lake Shore girls volleyball head coach Brian Dziewa, features ...

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Women’s A League — Individuals: JoAnne Arnold 179, Mary Butcher 172-164, Becky Butcher 170-192, Shelly Coon 163, Jackie Grant 166, Judy Langworthy 171-219-188-578, Julie Mikula 185, Deb Queer 176, Debbie Skinner 166-168, Sara Tulipane 169, Alyssa Velk ...

Steelers 14U tops Batavia

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Submitted Photo The 14U Steelers hockey team won the Western New York Amateur Hockey League Championship by defeating the Batavia Ramparts this past weekend, 5-2. Scoring for the Steelers were Alex Paluch with two goals, Tate Olson with one goal, Kam Sakpal with one goal and Joe Yeager with ...

Pine Valley’s own to play two sports at Finger Lakes

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SOUTH DAYTON — For a small school south of Buffalo, Pine Valley is generating some talent. Pine Valley’s Malori Waag signed her letter of intent to play volleyball and softball at Division III Finger Lakes Community College earlier last month and now, she’s excited to take the next ...

Spring practices underway

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Submitted Photo Pictured above, the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds start their spring baseball season with practice on Monday night. All of the areas teams were allowed to start practice for their spring sports on Monday.

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Local sports schedule Girls Basketball Chautauqua Lake vs. Maple Grove, Class C crossover game, 6 p.m. @ JCC Announcements Dunkirk baseball to host Comedy Night Saturday The Dunkirk baseball team will be holding their annual Comedy Night on Saturday, March 9 at The Clarion Hotel at 7 ...

CCAA Division 1 West appears to be Section’s toughest league

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Now that the class champions have all been crowned in Section VI boys and girls basketball, it’s a fair time to reflect on the postseason up to this point. Overall, there was one glaring point of note that many of the brackets had in common — specifically in terms of Section VI girls ...

Conference tournaments set to begin

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It’s less than two weeks from Selection Sunday, and that means the conference tournaments are getting underway. Later this week, several conferences will start their tournaments, and we’ll have our first official tournament team named on Saturday as the Ohio Valley Conference final takes ...

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Frame Memorial Tuesday Night Bowling League — Individuals: Rick Mazurek 226, Tony Mistretta 204, Susan Haase 202, Brian Meyer 216-230-639, Joe Granata 212, Chuck Dye Jr. 205-206-247-658, Randy Jasinski Sr. 200-223-227-650, Randy Jasinski Jr. 214, Devon Mistretta ...

Lady T’birds win Class C1 title

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JAMESTOWN — Through the first two minutes of play in the Section VI, Class C1 girls basketball final between Chautauqua Lake and Silver Creek, neither team was able to score. Once Chautauqua Lake finally found the bottom of the basket, however, they managed to score enough for the both of ...

Hurricane tops Dubois, 96-85

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Chautauqua Hurricane tipped off their season against the Dubois Dream, on Saturday at Brocton High School. Following a slow start to the game, Travonta Gatewood subbed in and sparked the Hurricane to their first win, 96-85. Throughout the first half ...

Blue Devils softball opens season at Mountain Mash

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Special to the OBSERVER SALEM, Va. — Delayed by one day because of rain, the 2019 Fredonia softball season began Saturday with two games at Mountain Mash. Following a hard-fought 2-0 loss to two-time defending champ Virginia Wesleyan in the opener, the Blue Devils lost to Kean 9-1 in the ...

Events to mark in your calendars

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So the month of March came in like a lamb, and is supposed to go out like a lion. We will see. I do know that warm weather will be right around the corner and with a list of chores to do that should include getting your fishing/boating gear ready for 2019. Before you know it, the ice will ...

Dunkirk’s Petrella, Fredonia’s Brown, Rey run at states

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OBSERVER Staff Report STATEN ISLAND — The NYS Track Meet was held this weekend in Staten Island and both Dunkirk and Fredonia had representatives. Dunkirk’s Jericha Petrella took part in the 600m run and placed 18th after posting a time of 1:39.40. Diego Rey of Fredonia placed 21st ...

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Announcements Dunkirk baseball to host Comedy Night March 9 The Dunkirk baseball team will be holding their annual Comedy Night on Saturday, March 9 at The Clarion Hotel at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and a light menu available. Tickets are available at ...

Forestville falls in Class D final to Panama, 57-48

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JAMESTOWN — Mitch Hovey was so sick Friday that he couldn’t keep food down. That said, he wasn’t about to miss Panama’s Section VI Class D championship game. The Panthers senior point guard scored 10 points and handed out seven assists while providing invaluable leadership at both ...

‘Billies Osula finishes career at state meet

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LONG ISLAND — Fredonia’s Bill Osula was the lone swimmer for the Hillbillies at the New York State High School Championship meet today at Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island on Friday. Osula qualified for the event in the 50 yard freestyle. He was seeded 41st with a time of 22.10 ...

Fredonia State baseball looks for big season

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The Fredonia Blue Devils baseball team is coming off a 17-13 season where they finished one game away from a SUNYAC playoff spot. Eight seniors will need to be replaced, including a pair of all-region players — Steve Zaprowski and J.T. Angora — and all-conference catcher Patrick ...

Fredonia students intern at Super Bowl in Atlanta

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In Super Bowl jargon, it’s “one for the thumb” for Fredonia. That’s the number of times State University of New York at Fredonia students have scored real-world experience in the national sports industry through internships at the Super Bowl, undoubtedly the premier sporting event in ...