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Geneseo takes down Fredonia in battle of unbeatens, 69-55

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Tied 25-all heading into the third quarter, Geneseo (12-0, 6-0) was able to pull away from Fredonia (11-2, 6-1), 69-55, for a key SUNYAC women’s basketball win Tuesday night at the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. “I thought we came out of the locker room flat,” Fredonia head coach Linda ...

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For the record

Today’s Local Sports Schedule Wednesday, Jan. 11 Boys Basketball Westfield at Sherman Girls Basketball Olean at Dunkirk, 6 p.m. Bowling Frewsburg at Brocton Fredonia at Jamestown Silver Creek at Forestville Wrestling CLCS at Southwestern Dunkirk at Falconer Olean ...

First place on the line tonight as Devils host Knights

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First place is on the line in SUNYAC women's basketball tonight when the Geneseo Knights visit Steele Hall for a showdown between undefeated conference teams. Fredonia enters the game at 6-0 in conference play, and 11-1 overall, while the Knights stand at 5-0 and 11-0. Geneseo's hot start ...

Continued success

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It was a clean sweep for the Dunkirk Marauders bowling teams, as both the boys and the girls took care of the opposing Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds, 4-0, Monday in CCAA high school bowling at Lucky Lanes. The Dunkirk girls (28-0) posted a linescore of 874-834-863-2,571 to Chautauqua ...

Defense shines as Lady T’birds cruise to victory

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MAYVILLE - Chautauqua Lake put on a defensive clinic, holding Falconer to 7 points through three quarters en route to a 43-22 CCAA West 1 victory. Taylor Phelps led the Thunderbirds (4-5, 3-1) with 11 points to go along with six rebounds while Katelyn Fardink added 10 points and ...

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Westfield’s Kiara Booker (30) drives to the basket while Clymer defenders look on during Monday’s CCAA West 2 girls high school basketball game.

Late run lifts Clymer past Westfield, 40-37

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CLYMER — For the better part of three quarters Monday night, Clymer struggled to find any type of consistent rhythm against CCAA West 2 foe Westfield. In fact, the Lady Pirates trailed 29-23 toward the latter end of the third stanza and were in need of a momentum shift. And that's ...

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Today’s High School Sports Schedule Tuesday, Jan. 10 Boys Basketball Gowanda at ALCS Silver Creek at Randolph Southwestern at Dunkirk CLCS at Falconer Olean at Fredonia CVCS at Clymer Frewsburg at Westfield Panama at Brocton Foresville at PVCS North Collins at ...

Hillbillies have strong showing at Ripley tourney

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RIPLEY — The Fredonia Hillbillies put together a fine showing Saturday at the Ripley Wrestling Invitational with a second-place finish. Chautauqua Lake took first place with 244 points while Fredonia took second with 175.5 points. Randolph took a close third at 174 points. The Hillbillies ...

Hurricane drop Dream, 119-91

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BROCTON — Though the weather in Brocton was less than ideal with heavy snow dumping on the village, a nice turnout of fans cheered the Chautauqua Hurricane to a 119-91 victory over the Dubois (Pa.) Dream on Saturday in Premier Basketball League action. “We really want to thank the fans ...

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Former Fredonia boys basketball coach Dave Polechetti will be inducted into the CSHOF in February.

Polechetti builds winning program with experience

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on Dave Polechetti appeared in The Post-Journal on March 19, 1994. Polechetti, a decorated basketball and softball coach at Fredonia Central School for two decades, will join 10 other inductees at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s 36th annual banquet, ...

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Dunkirk-Fredonia’s Mike Meredith takes a shot on net during his team’s Western New York High School Club Hockey League game against City Honors-Cardinal O’Hara, on Sunday, at the Steele Hall Ice Arena. The Steelers won, 4-3.

Thrice as nice

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Mike Meredith’s goal with 3:52 remaining in the second period proved to be the game-winner Sunday night, as the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers (7-4-1) earned a 4-3 win over Western New York High School Club Hockey White Division foe City Honors-Cardinal O’Hara at the Steele Hall Ice Arena. He ...

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For the record

Today's Local Sports Schedule Monday, Jan. 9 Girls Basketball Westfield at Clymer CVCS at Frewsburg ALCS at Gowanda Randolph at Silver Creek Ellicottville at North Collins PVCS at Forestville Fredonia at Olean Falconer at CLCS Dunkirk at Southwestern, 6 p.m. Lake Shore ...

Stokes, Brown finish second at Buffalo State

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OBSERVER Staff Report BUFFALO — The Fredonia High School indoor track and field team competed at Buffalo State Saturday afternoon, with Claire Stokes and Emily Brown turning in second-place performances for the Lady Hillbillies while Josh Johnson was the top-performing member of the boys' ...

Blue Devil women, men earn road sweeps

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Special to the OBSERVER POTSDAM — Fredonia jumped out early and led wire to wire in dropping Potsdam 73-47 on Saturday. Eleven different players scored, led by 15 apiece from Jenna Einink (Westfield/Chautauqua Lake) and Khee Nance (Dunkirk). Einink added eight rebounds. The win completed ...

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Fredonia’s Grace Morrison, center, takes a shot over a trio of Franklinville defenders on Saturday during their non-league girls basketball game at Fredonia High School. The Lady Hillbillies won the game, 51-46, despite 34 points from the Lady Panthers’ Dani Haskell.

Non-league thriller

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OBSERVER Staff Report Iron sharpens iron. When the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (6-2) and the Franklinville Lady Panthers scheduled each other for a pair of non-league games this season, they knew it would make one other better come playoff time. After Saturday’s back-and-forth contest in ...

Host Chautauqua Lake wins Ripley Invitational

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OBSERVER Staff Report RIPLEY — Chautauqua Lake won the 24th annual Ripley Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, as it earned three first-place, four second-place, two third-place and one fourth-place finish en route 244 points. Finishing first for the Thunderbirds were Austin ...

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Six-year-old Vince Prinzbach, a first grader at Silver Creek Central School, helps display a nice 9-point buck taken by his father Michael Prinzbach on Dec. 4 while hunting in Stockton.

Annual coyote hunt gearing up for 2017 edition

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The 10th annual coyote hunt sponsored by Sullivan County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs is gearing up for this year’s rendition. The hunt will take place from Feb. 10 through Feb. 12, with a grand prize of $2,000 for the heaviest coyote weighed in during that time frame. There is also a ...

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Aquacize is one of the many programs that the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District offers during  the Winter/Spring 2017.

Wellness opportunities abound in Silver Creek

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SILVER CREEK — The public is invited to kick off 2017 with some physical activity as the Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District has announced its course offerings for Winter/Spring 2017. A few courses area already underway, but there is still time to join the ...

Sizzling shooting sends Devils past Cards

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PLATTSBURGH — The Blue Devils shot 61 percent from the floor, including 9 of 13 (69 percent) from 3-point range, in taking down Plattsburgh, 86-83, in men's SUNYAC men’s college basketball Friday. Five players scored in double digits, led by Kareem Brown with 18. The game featured 13 ...

Brawdy, Benton combine for 66 points in Gowanda win

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers (6-2, 1-0) opened up CCAA East 1 boys high school basketball league play with an impressive 74-57 victory thanks to the play of Nate Brawdy and Jermani Benton. Brawdy scored a career-high 37 points while Benton dropped a career-high 29 points. “They are ...