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For the Record — July 21

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Adult Golf Vineyards Golf Course Wednesday Night League — Top scores: A Division: Bob Golubski 35, John Lakas 36, Joey Tramuta 38, Charlie Reinhardt 38, Joe Pencek 38, Scott Hazelton 40, Tony Antolini 40. Skins A Division: Joey Tramuta (No. 1, +8), Bob Golubski (No. 2), John Lakas (No. ...

Submitted Photo: Joseph Lynch, a former Kennedy resident, is biking from his new home in Iowa to his hometown in a five-day timeframe. Lynch’s ride will benefit the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism

Lynch bikes from Iowa to Kennedy to benefit Foundation for Autism

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For most people, a bike ride lasts a few miles and they head home — but Joseph Lynch isn’t “most people.” Lynch, a Kennedy native, is currently taking a sojourn from his current home in Iowa City, Iowa, to his hometown on his trusty bicycle. However, the ride isn’t just a leisurely ...

OBSERVER Photo by Andrew David Kuczkowski: Pawlings Little League’s Nikki Vinciguerra slides safely into home behind Fredonia catcher Sophia Gullo during Thursday’s opening-round game of the 8-10-year-old New York State Minor Softball double-elimination tournament at Joe Karnes Field.

Pawlings LL impressive in win over Fredonia

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The Pawlings Little League softball team travelled six and a half hours to play ball, and the players didn’t let down their families and friends who came to Joe Karnes Field at Wright Park in an 8-10-year-old New York State Minor Softball double-elimination tournament game against Fredonia ...

OBSERVER Photo by Gene Pauszek
DEC fisheries personnel, Rich Zimar and Captain Doug Zeller, were cleaning fish and taking walleye samples at the Dunkirk boat launch on Tuesday to the delight of successful fishermen.

Walleye are biting, yellow perch not so much

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Summer weather has turned the walleye bite on for anglers who have been heading west recently, but yellow perch is still a no-show. Successful walleye anglers report doing good on walleyes fishing straight out of Dunkirk and Westfield. Many reports include using stick baits (renosky, bombers ...

Dunkirk All-Stars lose to Penfield, 7-3

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BOLIVAR — The 11-12 year old Dunkirk Little League All-Stars lost 7-3, to Penfield in the Section 1 West baseball tournament in Bolivar Tuesday night. Bryson Travis started and took the loss on the mound for Dunkirk. He threw seven strikeouts and allowed three hits before being relieved ...

OBSERVER Photo by Jeremy Izzio
Pictured is Fayetteville-Manilius’ Lauren Granger delivering a pitch during Monday’s opening game of the 8-10 year old New York State minor softball tournament. Granger led FM Little League to an 8-4 victory over Massapequa Little league, striking out 14 batters.

FM Little League wins state opener over Massapequa

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Fayetteville-Manilius (FM) Little League put on an impressive show Wednesday by defeating Massapequa Little League, 8-4, in the opening game of the 8-10 year old New York state minor softball tournament held at Dunkirk’s Joe Karnes Field in Wright park. “We were very happy with today’s ...

For the Record — July 20

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Adult golf Hillview Golf Course The Girls 4 Golf met at Hillview Golf Course on July 18. Low gross was won by Judy Mowery with a 44 followed by Nancy Phillips with a 49, Debbie Yerico with a 50 and Bev Cross with a 54. Low net was won by Judy Mowery with a 38 followed by Debbie Yerico with ...

For the Record — July 19

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Adult Golf Green Meadows Golf Course Asquith Senior Golf Tour (July 18) — From the white tees, David Young (A Flight) and Bruce Blume (B Flight) each had low gross shooting 73 and 86. In the Stableford, A Flight: Brian Eckwahl +4, Young +1 and Fran Dexter +1. B Flight: Blume +8, Jack ...

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This photo, from the 6th annual Gerry Rodeo in 1951 shows that the times may have changed, but the tradition rodeo barbeque dinners still carries on.

A brief history of a grand rodeo in a small town

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Many thought that the idea of a rodeo wouldn’t succeed for even one year, but they were certainly wrong, for when Aug. 2 rolls around this summer, the tiny hamlet of Gerry just North of Jamestown, will celebrate the opening night of its 73rd consecutive annual rodeo, the longest running ...

OBSERVER Photo by Jeremy Izzio
Pictured is Valley Little League’s Braden Lebarron, who pitched and hit his team to a 12-1 victory Tuesday over Fredonia II. Valley will now face Bemus Point at 6 p.m. on Thursday for the District 38 11-12 year old non-sanctioned tournament championship.

On to the championship

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OBSERVER Staff Report HANOVER — Valley Little League jumped on Fredonia II early and often Tuesday en route to a 12-1, four-inning victory in the semifinals and will now face Bemus Point for the District 38 11-12 year old non-sanctioned tournament championship. Valley opened the game ...

Fredonia 11-12 year old girls reach state semifinals in Fishkill

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FISHKILL — The 11-12-year-old Fredonia Major softball All-Star team competed last week at the New York state tournament in Fishkill. Eight teams from across the state competed in two separate four-team pools with the top two teams from each pool playing in the semifinals. Fredonia was ...

OBSERVER Photo by Jeremy Izzio. Bemus Point’s Tucker Fenton touches home plate as his teammates cheer him on following a grand slam that blew the game open in the third inning.

The Fenton-ator

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HANOVER — Behind the no-hit pitching and hitting of Tucker Fenton, the Bemus Point 11-12 year old All-Stars defeated Fredonia I, 12-0, in four innings during the semifinals of the District 38 non-sanctioned tournament. With the win, Bemus Point advances to face the winner of today’s ...

For the record

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Adult Golf Hillview Golf Course Girls4Golf Tuesday Night League (July 11) — Low gross was won by Judith Waterman with a 45, followed by Nancy Phillips 48, Kim Murphy and Donna Frost with 50s, Debbie Yerico 51, Jane Ellman 52 and Linda Hodorowicz 53. Low net was won by Waterman with a 35 ...

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Shorewood hosts United Way tourney

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Submitted Photo The United Way of Northern Chautauqua County’s Fourth Annual Golf Classic, sponsored by Walmart and held at Shorewood Country Club on June 16, was a success. Pictured are the winners of the four-man scramble tournament, Jarod Koopman, Wes Bentzoni, Robert Calph and Wayne ...

OBSERVER Photo by Gib Snyder III
Pictured are members of Erie Budweiser after it won the 42nd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men's Fastpitch Tournament on Sunday at Promenschenkel Stadium, in Dunkirk.

Sweet victory

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By GIB SNYDER III OBSERVER Correspondent A year after falling in the finals, Erie Budweiser took home its fifth title, as it topped Lil MaGill’s Bar, 4-2, in the championship game of the 42nd annual Dunkirk Men’s Fastpitch Tournament. “It’s a little bit different of a group of ...