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For the Record

For the record

Today’s Local Sports Schedule Saturday, Feb. 4 Boys Basketball Westfield vs. Maple Grove at Erie Insurance Arena High School Wrestling Class B Tournament at Cheektowaga Class C Tournament at Falconer Class D Tournament at Catt. LV. Men's Basketball Fredonia at ...

Brawdy lifts Gowanda to victory

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OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — A barrage of 3-pointers by the Allegany-Limestone Gators kept the score close, but in the end it was the Gowanda Panthers (10-4, 5-2) who prevailed, 70-63, in a CCAA East I boys basketball showdown. Gowanda held a 21-17 lead entering the second quarter, ...

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Pine Valley’s Trent Mihalko (33) gets a shot blocked by Forestville’s Trent Hartloff (34)  during Thursday’s CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball.

Hornets defense stings Panthers

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OBSERVER Staff Report FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets (6-8, 4-3) found a way to contain Pine Valley’s Dylan Chase and Zach Mansfield to walk away with a 36-22 victory Thursday in CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball. “We know Pine Valley wants to run sets through Chase ...

Bulldogs get first win of year

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Brocton Bullldogs (1-15, 1-9) received a team effort in picking up their first win of the season Thursday with a 53-44 victory over the Cassadaga Valley Cougars (5-11, 2-8) in CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball. “The way they were jumping around ...

Not quite good enough

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The final score tells one story, but the gameplay told another in a 67-53 CCAA West I boys basketball victory for the Olean Huskies (15-2, 8-1) over the Dunkirk Marauders (9-8, 2-2) on Thursday at Dunkirk High School. Trailing 26-14 early in the second quarter, Dunkirk went on what ...

Gabel shines in first varsity start, Gowanda tops Silver Creek

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers (3-13, 2-5) received a much-needed boost from an unexpected player in taking down the Silver Creek Black Knights, 39-27, Wednesday in CCAA East 1 girls high school basketball. Paige Gabel, a jayvee callup before Wednesday's game scored nine points and ...

Carlson wins SUNYAC award for third straight week

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CORTLAND — Fredonia senior Arron Carlson was chosen SUNYAC Men's Diver of the Week for the third week in a row and the fifth time this season. Carlson improved to 20-0 this season while sweeping both boards in his final collegiate home meet last Saturday. He scored 353.05 points in the ...

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The Gowanda Panthers wrestling team will compete at the Section VI Class D wrestling championships this Saturday at Cattaraugus-Little Valley.

Panthers ready for Class D championships

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The Gowanda Panthers are set to compete in the Section VI Class D wrestling championships Saturday at Cattaraugus-Little Valley. The finals are slated for 4:30 p.m. Class D consists of Cattaraugus-Little Valley, Gowanda, Randolph, Portville, Maple Grove, Wilson, Franklinville, Frewsburg and ...

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Canadaway Creek looked inviting on Monday with pristine conditions and fishable water levels.

Slight chance of ice fishing ahead

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Mother Nature’s ice machine may provide ice fishing on Chautauqua Lake this weekend IF the weather stays cold for a few more days and the wind will die down during the evening. My contacts on Chautauqua Lake — Skip Bianco from Hogan’s Hut in Stow and Mike Sperry at Chautauqua Reel ...

Schroeder hits game-winner at buzzer in Eagles win

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NORTH COLLINS — North Collins junior Zachary Schroeder scored on a buzzer-beater Wednesday night to lift the Eagles past Cattaraugus-Little Valley (0-8), 56-54, in CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball action. With the score tied, 54-all, the Eagles had the ball with 12 seconds left. ...

For The Record

For the record

Today’s Local Sports Schedule Thursday, Feb. 2 Boys Basketball Cass. Valley at Brocton Chaut. Lake at Maple Grove Pine Valley at Forestville Olean at Dunkirk Al. Limestone at Gowanda Randolph at Silver Creek Announcements Fredonia women’s soccer to hold College I.D. ...

Gowanda uses forfeits to prevail

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GOWANDA — In a battle of Panthers, the Gowanda Panthers (17-11) benefitted from six pins in defeating the Cattaraugus-Little Valley Panthers, 48-33, Tuesday in CCAA high school wrestling. The highlight match of the night came at 170-pounds as Gowanda’s Randy Conrow pinned Nick Burroughs ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Savannah Nickerson (22) takes a shot during Tuesday’s CCAA West 2 girls high school basketball game against Westfield.

Knapp’s big quarter lifts Lady Wolves past Lady Cougars

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OBSERVER Staff Report SINCLAIRVILLE — Maddison Knapp scored 11 of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Westfield Lady Wolverines to a 46-29 victory over Cassadaga Valley (4-12, 0-6) on Tuesday in CCAA West 2 girls high school basketball. The Lady Cougars held a ...

Familiar outcome

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The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (11-4, 8-1) moved a bit closer to securing the CCAA West 1 girls basketball title Tuesday night with their 60-21 drubbing of arch-rival Dunkirk (1-12, 0-8). A big part of the Lady Hillbillies’ success Tuesday night in the Dunkirk Senior High School gym, ...

NCCYHA to hold Polar Plunge

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The NCCYHA Steelers Youth Hockey will hold the Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Dunkirk City Pier from noon to 2 p.m. NCCYHA is raising money for Camp Gross this year. Camp Gross is a youth camp, operated by the Camp Gross Foundation located in Cassadaga. Their mission is to provide ...

Cheatham chosen SUNYAC Player of Week

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CORTLAND — For the third time this season, Fredonia's Alexis Cheatham has been named SUNYAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week. A senior guard, Cheatham averaged 20 points in two conference wins last week. She had seven points in overtime, including a four-point play, in the Blue Devils' ...

Season sweep

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After the first quarter, Monday’s CCAA West I boys basketball game between the Dunkirk Marauders (9-7, 6-2) and Fredonia Hillbillies (5-11) had all the makings of a classic rivalry match. After a back-and-forth period, Fredonia held a slim, 16-15 lead. Fast forward three quarters ...

Ellicottville lives up to billing, tops Pine Valley

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SOUTH DAYTON — Ellicottville not only entered Monday night's CCAA East  2 tilt with Pine Valley winners of six games in a row, but the Eagles were also listed as the No. 6 Class D team in the state according to the New York State Sportswriters Association. Following yet another ...

Early threes power Devils to record night

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Alexis Cheatham had a record night and the Fredonia women's basketball team used a barrage of early 3-point baskets to take a commanding lead and cruised to a 109-61 victory over Allegheny College on Monday. Cheatham set a school single-game mark with 10 treys, which also gave her 71 for ...