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Fredonia falls to Saint Mary’s

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LANCASTER — The Fredonia Hillbillies girls basketball team opened their season on Friday night, losing to Saint Mary’s by a final score of 91-30. Saint Mary’s jumped out in front early and never looked back as the Hillbillies weren’t able to recover. Kelly Gullo led the Hillbillies ...

Forestville kicks off season with win, beats Salamanca

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SALAMANCA — The Forestville girls basketball team got off to a good start to their season on Friday, beating Salamanca by a score of 54-32. Phoebe Kingsfield finished with 16 points for the Hornets, while adding four steals to go with it. The Hornets jumped out to an early 10-4 lead in ...

Fredonia wrestlers take on Matthew Marino tourney

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WEBSTER — The Fredonia wrestling team had some nice success at the Matthew Marino Wrestling Tournament on Friday at Webster Schroeder High School, having four wrestlers go undefeated. Dalton Gardner, Gio Russo, Jake Skinner and Yanni Acevedo all went unbeaten at the tourney, wracking up ...

Dunkirk basketball comes from behind to down Clev. Hill in OT

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LANCASTER — The Dunkirk Marauders boy’s basketball team rebounded in a big way on Friday night, beating Cleveland Hill in overtime at the Lancaster kickoff tournament, 57-52. Dunkirk’s Earl Stewart drilled a deep three point basket as time expired in regulation to send the game to ...

Indoor track season opens for local area high schools

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BUFFALO — The indoor track season kicked off with the Varsity B meet on Friday night at Buffalo State University. This is a meet to really see what the newcomers have to offer with the rest of indoor season being a primarily varsity only sport with no jv or modified. Dunkirk/Silver Creek and ...

Parochial School basketball underway

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The Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Monarchs opened the 2018-2019 campaign by finishing fourth out of 12 teams with a 2-2 record, in the 38th Annual St. Francis High School - Parochial School preseason tournament. Pictured with Frannies head coach Brian Ferris are: Max Sturniolo, Ron ...

Gullo, Palcic named to Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

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JAMESTOWN — The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees who will comprise the Class of 2019. The living inductees are Cheryl Bailey, Tiffany Decker, Vince Gullo, Mike Lopriore, Bob Palcic and Mark Weaver. The deceased honorees are Jack ...

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Local sports schedule Boys Basketball Westfield Winter Classic: Sherman vs Forestville, 6 p.m. Westfield vs Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Chautauqua Lake at Alden tournament Mens Basketball Buffalo State at Fredonia, 4 p.m. Womens Basketball Buffalo State at ...

Bulldogs roll to win in first game over North Collins

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BROCTON — The Brocton Bulldogs opened up their season Thursday as they hosted the North Collins Eagles in a non-league Section VI boys basketball matchup. The Bulldogs opener was a grand success as they cruised by the visiting Eagles, 55-28. Both teams started off a little slow as they felt ...

Dunkirk boys swimming falls to Bears

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The Dunkirk/Westfield boys swimming team opened their season on Thursday, falling to Frewsburg 129-37 at Dunkirk High School. Despite the tough night, the Dunkirk 200 yard freestyle relay team comprised of Steven Zentz, Owen Bates, Josiah Cox and Peyton Ahlstrom took first with a time of ...

Pine Valley boys basketball drops season opener

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The Panthers (0-1) tipped off their season at home against the Red Dragons, in a non-league Section VI boy’s basketball matchup. Maple Grove (1-0) came out ready to play as they stormed to a 79-48 victory. Pine Valley’s season started fast as the Red Dragons welcomed them into it with an ...

Fredonia swim wins at Panama

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PANAMA — The Fredonia boys swim team opened their season with a win on Thursday, defeating Panama in the pool 98-76 at Panama High School. For Fredonia, Bill Osula picked right up where he left off last season, winning both the 100 yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke for the Hillbillies. ...

Survivors’ fate rests with the Seahawks

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For the two remaining OBSERVER Survivor contestants, they may be sleepless over Seattle. Both Cheryl Phillips of Dunkirk and Bob Scott of Fredonia — 12-0 in their picks since the start of the National Football League season - expect the Seahawks to win at home this Sunday against the San ...

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Local sports schedule Boys Basketball Westfield Winter Classic: Chautauqua Lake vs Sherman, 6:30 p.m. Forestville vs Westfield, 8 p.m. Dunkirk vs Cleveland Hill @ Lancaster Tournament, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball North Collins at Gowanda, 6 p.m. Falconer at Cassadaga Valley, 8:30 ...

Fredonia local Taylor signs with Edinboro University

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OBSERVER Photo by Aaron Lundmark “I can’t thank everyone enough... I feel very loved,” said Fredonia High School senior Audrey Taylor on Wednesday as she signed her letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Division II Edinboro University next fall. Pictured above is Audrey ...

Not so fast: Hold off on the ice fishing adventures

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The weather continues to be typical Western New York weather. If you don’t like it wait a minute. It will change. Locally here in Dunkirk-Fredonia, we dodged the bullet, or should I say snowball. Near the lake shore there is about six inches of snow cover. However, the further south you ...

Dunkirk falls to Lancaster in opener, 54-23

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LANCASTER — The Dunkirk Marauders boys basketball team kicked off their season at the Lancaster Tournament on Wednesday, but found themselves on the losing end, dropping the contest to Lancaster, 54-23. The Marauders were led by Earl Stewart with 11 points while Tywon Wright chipped in ...

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Local sports schedule Boys Basketball North Collins at Brocton, 6 p.m. Maple Grove at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. Announcements Yoga/Pilates classes begin today in Silver Creek SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District, 1 Dickinson St., ...

Fredonia begins season with blowout of Roy-Hart, 84-0

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Tuesday was the start to the season the Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team was looking for. Unscathed, the Hillbillies swept Royalton-Hartland on the mats Tuesday night at Fredonia High School, 84-0. “From the very first day, this group all came in and prepared to be coachable, to give ...