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Fredonia pitcher Lucas Voss delivers a pitch Monday during Fredonia’s game against Chautauqua Lake.

Hillbillies impress with 11-3 win over Chautauqua Lake

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By JON FENIELLO Special to the OBSERVER MAYVILLE — The Fredonia Hillbillies beat the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds 11-3 on Monday in CCAA 1 West baseball. Lucas Voss struck out 12 in five innings, giving up eight hits without a walk. “Chautauqua Lake came out on fire,” said Fredonia ...

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Dunkirk’s Monica Pokoj lays down a bunt during Dunkirk’s game against the Maple Grove Lady Red Dragons.

Pokoj powers Dunkirk to 5-1 win

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OBSERVER Staff Reports A two-run home run by Monica Pokoj sparked a three-run fourth inning for the Dunkirk Lady Marauders (5-5, 4-4) and propelled them to a 5-1 victory Monday over the Maple Grove Lady Red Dragons in a CCAA West 1 softball matchup in Dunkirk. The score was tied at 1-apiece ...

Fredonia tennis improves to 8-0 with double header sweep

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The Fredonia Hillbillies (8-0, 7-0) tennis team played a double header against the Cassadaga Valley Cougars in Fredonia Monday. In the first match, Fredonia defeated Cassadaga, 5-0. In first singles, Neil Gens defeated Nate Maze, 8-0. In second singles, Jimmy Rush defeated Blake Dahl, 8-1. ...

For the Record

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Local sports schedule Tuesday, May 9 High School Softball Brocton at Panama Cassadaga Valley at Clymer Dunkirk at Fredonia Lake Shore at West Seneca North Collins at Pine Valley High School Baseball Brocton at Panama Cassadaga Valley at Clymer Dunkirk at Fredonia Lake ...

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Gala award winners, from left, Cassie Herman, Meghan Bartlett, Ty Bentham, Bryan Sibble, Maria Gordon, Arron Carlson, and Adam Clouthier.

Bartlett, Carlson repeat as Student-Athletes of Year

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All-America divers Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y.) and Arron Carlson (LeRoy, N.Y.) are repeat Fredonia Student-Athlete of the Year winners. Each won the awards in 2016 and again this year when season-ending awards were announced Sunday afternoon at the 2017 Awards Gala inside Rosch Recital ...

Chi Alpha Sigma welcomes 24 Blue Devils

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Two dozen Fredonia Blue Devil student-athletes were inducted Sunday into the New York chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, an honor society of academic high achievers. At a ceremony inside the Williams Center, Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Eileen Lyon oversaw the induction of the 24 Blue Devils ...

For the Record

For the record

Local sports schedule Monday, May 8 High School Softball Forestville at Brocton Maple Grove at Dunkirk Fredonia at Chautauqua Lake Lake Shore at Amherst Pine Valley at Cattaraugus Little Valley Silver Creek at Southwestern Westfield at Panama High School Baseball Maple ...

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Above is a panoramic view of the newly renovated Al Stuhlmiller Field at Dunkirk High School. The baseball field underwent many facelifts and received upgrades from foul pole to foul pole. Below is a look at the new right field fence where the decades-old hill was removed and an observation area was installed behind the fence, on top of the hill.

Al Stuhlmiller Field gets a facelift via bevy of renovations

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The Dunkirk athletic fields have been the recipients of many upgrades in recent years, with Al Stuhlmiller Field being one of the most recent. Long gone are the days of right fielders running up the hill in right field to chase down balls. Foul balls are no longer a hazard, darting between ...

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Captain Frank Lauricella, presents Officer Liza Bobseine with a Public Servant Award standing next to CCSF President Zen Olow.

Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen banquet held

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On April 24, the Chautauqua County Federation of Sportsmen held their annual Harry Probst Memorial Federation banquet at the beautiful Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. This event keeps growing in popularity and this year’s attendance had over 200 guests at the event. Guest include Chautauqua ...

Fredonia golf splits with Southwestern

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OBSERVER Staff Report LAKEWOOD — The Fredonia Hillbillies girls golf team found difficulty in the rainy conditions. The girls team split between having personal bests and lows in a 35.5 to 19.5 win over Southwestern on Friday at Maplehurst Country Club. The expectation of the speed of the ...

North Collins picks up 16-1 win over Ellicottville

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OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Eagles (7-3, 6-0) had their way on Friday as they defeated the Ellicottville Eagles (3-4, 0-4), 16-1, in CCAA East II high school baseball play. Even though North Collins was physically home, it was considered the away team. The ...

Dunkirk track competes at Roderick Relays

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HAMBURG — The Dunkirk boys and girls track and field teams competed at the annual Roderick Relays at Hamburg Friday night. The teams had good showings and took home some hardware with the highlight being both the girls and boys sprint medley relays taking home the first place. The boys ...

Lady Eagles top Ellicottville, 26-9, in the rain

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NORTH COLLINS — The precipitation did not stop the North Collins Lady Eagles, nor their bats, on Friday. In a one-way affair, the North Collins Lady Eagles (10-3, 4-1) defeated the Ellicottville Lady Eagles (1-8, 0-4), 26-9, in CCAA East II high school softball play. Ellicottville started ...

Browns lead Day 1 for the Blue Devils

Browns lead Day 1 for the Blue Devils

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CORTLAND — On Day 1 of the SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Kyle Brown turned in the top finish for a Blue Devil, finishing third in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.78 (166’7’’). Damone Brown added to the team score, placing sixth with a throw of 46.43m ...

Photo by Tim Frank: Silver Creek’s Emma Seiders competes in the 100-meter dash during Friday’s Falconer Invite. The event was ended early due to thunder and lightning.

Thunder struck

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FALCONER — The event started with rain, followed by a burst of sunshine then abruptly ended when lightning put an early end to the Falconer Track and Field Invitational Friday. Despite being called due to weather, the Fredonia boys and girls managed to beat the weather with a few impressive ...

Devils track ready for SUNYACs

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CORTLAND — The Fredonia women’s outdoor track and field team will compete in the SUNYAC Championship Meet today and Saturday at Cortland. The team is projected to be led by Brittany Feldman and Sarah Couperus. Feldman is the No. 1 seed in the 400-meter run and sixth seed in the 200 ...

A new sport

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JAMESTOWN — The Northwest Arena will play host to the area’s first Bubbleball Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. Bubbleball sports are a new and entertaining phenomenon that is gaining popularity ...

For the record

For the record

Today’s local sports schedule Friday, May 5 High School baseball Brocton at Clymer Sherman at Cass. Valley Chaut. Lake vs Maple Grove at Bemus Pt. Elem. Silver Creek at Fredonia double header Randolph at Gowanda Sweet Home at Lake Shore Franklinville at Pine Valley High ...