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Westfield-Brocton’s Jason Almeter (18) advances the ball as Maple Grove’s Wyatt Chriest (17) defends during a Section VI Class C boys soccer semifinal on Oct. 23. Almeter is the CCAA Central boys soccer Player of the Year on the division’s list of All-Stars.

Almeter tops CCAA Central All-Stars

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Westfield-Brocton sophomore Jason Almeter is the boys soccer Player of the Year on the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division’s All-Star teams announced recently. Almeter has seven teammates on the First and Second Teams. Nathan Culbreth, Dylan Scriven and Jimmy Wolfe ...

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Framed in Pink committee members Theresa Jackson, Sue Lamb, Marcia Derby and Mary Jo Salvaggio hand a check in the amount of $10,444 to Betsy T. Wright, president and CEO of UPMC Chautauqua WCA.

Bowling benefit raises over $10,000 for WCA Foundation

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JAMESTOWN — On Sunday, Oct. 22, a group of local bowlers hosted the 9th annual Framed in Pink: Bowling Over Breast Cancer at the Jamestown Bowling Company. This charity event supported local breast cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua WCA through their endowment fund at WCA Foundation and paid ...

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Adult hockey CCHA Open A League P*Dubs 6, BJ’s 3 Justin Giles netted two goals for P*Dubs, while his teammates Kevin Salemi, Robert Bajdas, Matt Ginley and Mike Burnett also scored. Cory Dziduch racked up four assists for the team, Burnett had two, and Giles and Bajdas each had one ...

Steelers fall in home opener, 8-4

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OBSERVER Staff Report Another top-tier team had its way with the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers over the weekend. On Sunday in Steele Hall, the Canisius Crusaders scored early and often in an 8-4 victory over the Steelers in their home opener. Canisius, like Orchard Park last week, is in a ...

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Fredonia’s Jenna Einink, a Westfield native and Chautauqua Lake High School graduate, goes up for a shot against Hilbert’s Katelyn Proy (25) during Monday’s game at Steele Hall.

Devils left feeling Blue

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The Fredonia Blue Devils women’s basketball team lost to Hilbert, 64-55, on Monday night at Steele Hall. The game could not have started worse for Fredonia, as Hilbert (2-3) jumped out to a 9-0 lead right out of the gates. Fredonia closed the quarter better than it began, but still trailed ...

Fredonia State women fall to Medaille, 79-72

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BUFFALO — Senior Emily Lasher poured a career-high 22 points, grabbed 10 boards and had four steals, but it was not enough as the Fredonia women’s basketball team fell at Medaille, 79-72, on Sunday. Three other Devils reached double digits in scoring — Alisha Szumigala (Forestville) had ...

Blue Devils win consolation game in overtime

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Bobby Polachek scored the tying and winning goals Sunday in a 5-4 Fredonia men’s hockey overtime win over SUNY Canton in the consolation game of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational. With the Blue Devils on a power play, Polachek outraced two defenders and scored the ...

Devils fall to Skidmore, 3-2

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Special to the OBSERVER SARATOGA SPRINGS — Fredonia was unable to complete its comeback Saturday, falling 3-2 to Skidmore in men’s hockey during the opening game of the Skidmore Thanksgiving Invitational at the Saratoga Springs City Rink The Blue Devils (3-4-1) rallied from a 2-0 ...

Bill Kubasik with a nice 10-point buck taken on opening day.

Bear season, big game firearm season underway

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Pennsylvania’s opening day of bear season coincided with New York state’s opening day of big game firearms season, on Saturday, Nov. 18. According to a report, there were 26 weigh-in check points located throughout the state. In a two-day period from Saturday to Sunday, there were ...

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Fredonia’s Dante Williams (11) attempts a heavily contested jumper over two Maverick defenders in Saturday’s 78-65 loss to Medaille.

Mavericks down Devils, 78-65

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The Fredonia State Blue Devils men’s basketball team lost its home-opener to Medaille College, 78-65 on Saturday. The Blue Devils (1-4) fell behind early, thanks to a 15-5 run for Medaille (2-2) making the score, 25-15. Fredonia went on its own run, scoring the next seven points which ...

High school bowl contests held

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Ellicottville Central School defeated Cassadaga Valley Central School 59-51 in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. In another match, Randolph Central School defeated Clymer Central School 46-23. Louisa Benatovich of Ellicottville and Caroline Meleen of ...

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Maple Grove’s Easton Tanner (73) rushes the quarterback to force an interception that was returned for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Friday’s NYSPHSAA Class D state championship game.

Cambridge wins back-to-back titles, Maple Grove falls, 26-14

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SYRACUSE — Facing a shift in momentum that threatened to block the road to a second straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome, Cambridge coach Doug Luke decided to play to his team's strength and run the ...

For the Record — Nov. 25

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Adult bowling Lucke Lanes Fumble League (Nov. 15) — Mary Erick 192-190-539, Devon Fijal 180-201-528, Brenda Kertsetter 181-200-519, Anne Haase 167-162, Nancy Mosier 162, Cindy Wilson 163, Betsy White 162, April Johnson 179, Vicki Rylowicz 168-166, Grit Baumgartner 164, April ...

15 year old wins Cold Turkey Run

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OBSERVER Staff Report Drew Braden, Cattaraugus, took first place in this year’s Cold Turkey Run held in Fredonia. The 15-year-old Braden ran the 4.5 mile race at a clip of 6:22 per mile, and finished in the top spot wit a time of 28.41. Following Braden in the top 10 were: Eric ...

Blue Devils win one in clutch time

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Special to the OBSERVER WAYNESBURG, Pa — The Fredonia men’s basketball team rallied late against Waynesburg to come away with an 89-81 road victory on Wednesday. A 12-0 run late in the game allowed the Devils to take control. Kay Jackson led the team with 21 points, six assists and ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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By FEARLESS FREDDIE Thankful Giver BRUTAL. Nathan Peterson’s half of terror ruined any chance Buffalo had of competing with the LA Chargers last weekend. Tyrod Taylor gets the start this week in Kansas City, but Buffalo will be exposed as a defensive train wreck once again. Freddie sees ...

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Fredonia’s Jason Genovese (7) plays the ball as Dunkirk’s Meracle Berakah (6) pursues during an Oct. 2 regular season match. Genovese is part of the First Team of the CCAA West Division boys soccer All-Stars, while Berakah is on the Second Team.

Best of the West

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Three Fredonia High school seniors — Jason Genovese, Nolan Mages and Seth Schrader — recently made the First Team of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Conference West Division boys soccer All-Stars. Felix Garcia of Dunkirk, along with Gavin Pavlock and Trenton Colburn of ...

Fishing reports encouraging, deer hunting not as good

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Happy Thanksgiving! What comes to mind when these two words are said, are probably a good hot meal usually turkey and all the trimmings, and football. For the deer hunter it usually means at least a half a day of deer hunting,and for the chief cook and bottle washer, it means a busy kitchen. ...

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Bowling Lucky Lanes Tuesday Night Adult-Junior League (Nov. 21) — Adults: Todd Langworthy 216-225-201-642, Rik MacKenzie 177, Jim Pasierb 181, Tom Kawski 204, Carm Graziano 202-193-543, Bill Berkshire 192, Roger Pacos 211-256-204-671. Juniors: Bryson Pacos 203-528, Kyle Berkshire 118, ...