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DeMarco’s solid night not enough, Wolverines fall

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CLYMER — Kate Honey hit a 3-pointer and Arden Hepler scored the final five points for Clymer in overtime as the Pirates beat Westfield/Brocton, 46-40, in Division 2 West play. The Wolverines' Sophia DeMarco tied the game with a bucket with 15 seconds left to play in regulation to send it ...

Westfield rolls past Falconer, 78-33

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FALCONER — Twelve different Westfield players scored, but none reached double figures in the Wolverines' 78-33 Division 2 West win over Falconer. Matt See, Evan Hauser and Michael Johnson led Westfield (13-6, 9-2) with nine points apiece while Zachary Roache, Colby Bills and Andrew Baribeau ...

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Local sports schedule Boys Basketball North Collins at Ellicottville, 6 p.m. WNY Maritime at Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. Girls Basketball Catt./Little Valley at Forestville, 6 p.m. Olean at Dunkirk, 6 p.m. Frewsburg at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Maple Grove, ...

Silver Creek runs past Gowanda, eyes Class C playoffs

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SILVER CREEK — With the CCAA Div. 1 East league crown just out of the reach of the Silver Creek boys basketball team, they came into Wednesday with just three games separating them from what really matters — the postseason. But before the playoffs can begin, the Black Knights still want ...

Dunkirk boys win Division 1 ‘Roll-off’ at Lucky Lanes

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OBSERVER Photos by Christian Storms The CCAA county ‘Roll-off’ boys bowling meet was held at Lucky Lanes on Wednesday and with it, two CCAA division champions were crowned. Pictured above, Dunkirk was the overall winner at the meet with a linescore of 1,073-1,120-1,103-3,296. The ...

Silver Creek local wins tournament

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Submitted Photo Pictured above, Tanner Stern, of Silver Creek and Grindhouse Youth Wrestling, poses for a picture after taking first place at Wrestle Fest in Heneritta over Super Bowl Weekend. He earned a Wrestle Fest Super Bowl ring.

Rough ice conditions for upcoming fishing tournament

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Safe ice cover in the Dunkirk Harbor for Saturday’s Winterfest “Cold Water fishing tournament” is questionable. After the Polar vortex hit the area hard with sub zero temperatures, Mother Nature did an about face, with temperatures in the 60’s. Late Sunday morning there were a couple of ...

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High school sports schedule Bowling Randolph at Silver Creek, 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Cassadaga Valley at Brocton, 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Olean at Dunkirk, 7:30 p.m. Forestville at Catt./Little Valley, 7:30 p.m. Maple Grove at Fredonia, 7:30 ...

Westfield stays in division race, hold on to top Panthers, 63-60

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WESTFIELD — Both Westfield and Panama came into Tuesday’s game at Westfield Academy with identical league records and the same scenario in order to win a league title — three straight wins and you hang a banner in your gym as CCAA Division 2 West champs. The Westfield Wolverines just ...

Devils rally for key win over Brockport

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Fredonia claimed a key 56-52 victory over Brockport in SUNYAC women's basketball Tuesday at Dods Hall. Sophomore guard Rae White led Fredonia's scoring with 12 points while senior forward Jenna Einink filled up the score sheet with 10 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots. ...

Lake Shore girls win 12th straight

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CHEEKTOWAGA — The Lake Shore girls basketball team rattled off their 12th straight victory over Cheektowaga on Tuesday, winning by a final score of 65-22 in ECIC Div. 3 league action. Shawni Cornfield score 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists to help the Lady ...

Devils’ Rivera named Hockey Humanitarian Award finalist

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His commitment to the annual Stroke Awareness Game has earned Fredonia senior Luke Rivera a repeat selection among the five finalists for 24th The Hockey Humanitarian Award. Inspired by his mother’s courage after suffered a stroke nearly 10 years ago, Rivera conceived the idea for the ...

Dunkirk, Forestville girls bowling win CCAA division titles

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OBSERVER Photos by Aaron Lundmark The CCAA county ‘Roll-off’ girls bowling meet was held at Lucky Lanes on Tuesday and with it two CCAA division champions were crowned. Dunkirk, won the Div. 1 title with a linescore of 1,133-1,078-1,045-3,256 while also finishing as the overall winner ...

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High school sports schedule Bowling County Roll-offs at Lucky Lanes Boys Basketball North Collins at Eden, 5:30 p.m. Cheektowaga at Lake Shore, 6:30 p.m. Cassadaga Valley at Falconer, 7:30 p.m. Forestville at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m. Gowanda at Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. Girls ...

Sherman takes down Cassadaga Valley, 65-40

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Cougars seeked another big divisional win on Monday night when they hosted the Sherman Wildcats, to a Section VI CCAA Division 2 West, boys basketball game. Despite a strong second half effort, the Cougars faced a similar result as their previous meeting ...

Black Knights’ boys bowling beats Brocton

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The Silver Creek boys bowling team came out with a win on Monday, topping Brocton in CCAA Div. 2 league action, 4-0. Silver Creek won with a linescore of 756-777-771-2,304 while Brocton finished behind that with a score of 686-586-630-1,902. The Black Knights were led by Dan Paterson ...

Silver Creek girls get by Randolph

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RANDOLPH — The Silver Creek girls basketball team got off to a slow start but finished strong in the CCAA Div. 1 East league game against Randolph on Monday, winning by a final score of 57-37. Abby Rice scored a game-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Kiera Brennan added seven ...

Silver Creek, Gowanda cheer teams have strong seasons

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The Silver Creek coed competitive cheerleading team recently had its biggest week ever after a season of hard work, bringing home wins and making their school and community proud. Their motto for the season is “small-town team, big-time dream” and Coach Tami Faraci says they are having a ...

Thunderbirds’ rally falls short, lose to Fredonia

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MAYVILLE — The Fredonia boys basketball team got off to a good start and held on long enough down the stretch to top the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds, 61-56 in CCAA Div. 1 West league action on Monday. Tyler Putney and Nat Shuart each scored 13 points for the Hillbillies who took an 18-9 ...