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Big second half carries Wesleyan over Blue Devils

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MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Wesleyan (Conn.) broke open a see-saw game early in the second half and rolled to a 15-9 women’s lacrosse win Wednesday over Fredonia. Senior attack Katie Miller had three goals and sophomore midfielder Samantha Spiess two goals and two assists to lead Fredonia. ...

Third time’s not the charm

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BUFFALO — One more. That has been the theme this week for the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies. “Not just one more game, but one more offensive rebound, one more box out, one more made layup,” Fredonia head coach Carol Zirkle said. And following Wednesday’s 53-47 victory over Wilson in ...

SUNYAC Elite 20 Award goes to Guarino

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CORTLAND — Fredonia senior distance runner Kristen Guarino is the SUNYAC Elite 20 Award winner for women's indoor track and field. A Childhood Education major, Guarino had a 3.98 grade-point average in the fall semester and has a cumulative average of 3.93. She is a member of the Rotaract ...

The best in Class

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JAMESTOWN — Chautauqua Lake’s calling card all season has been its offense. On Tuesday night, the Thunderbirds locked up their first ever trip to the Far West Regionals with their defense. Sophomores Kyler Majka, Alex Gleason and Bryan Anderson locked down Randolph’s high-scoring ...

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 At right, Chautauqua Lake’s Aaron Swan (21) drives to the basket.

Iuculano’s late trey lifts Bears past T’birds, 53-50

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JAMESTOWN — Frewsburg senior Kaitlyn Blanchard was the CCAA Division 2 West Player of the Year this season. The Bears also rode senior Olivia Lynn to their previous three Section VI playoff wins this postseason. Tuesday evening was sophomore Gabby Iuculano’s time to shine. The third-year ...

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Announcements Dunkirk Sports Boosters There will be a meeting of the Dunkirk High Sports Booster today at 5 p.m. in room 101 at Dunkirk High School. All parents, coaches and any other member of the community is welcome to attend. Those attending are asked to use the front entrance at ...

T’birds boys, girls ready for crossover challenge tonight

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Jamestown Community College's Physical Education Complex will likely be packed with spectators again tonight as the Class C crossover games to decide who will represent Section VI in this weekend's Far West Regionals will be take over the spotlight. The girls game between Class C1 champion ...

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Feldman, Brown earn regional honors

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Special to the OBSERVER Two Fredonians are included in the list of U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region honorees for the 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field season, announced Monday. Junior sprinter Brittany Feldman and senior thrower Kyle ...

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Time for another season on the diamond

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OBSERVER Photo by Brandon Soto Members of the Fredonia baseball team take part in practice. Monday marked the first day for baseball and softball teams across the state to participate in organized team activities.

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The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies, seen above, will face Wilson on Wednesday in the Section VI Class B crossover game at Buffalo State. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m. Pictured below are Fredonia’s Caitlin Cybart, left, and Hannah Cybart, right.

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For the first time in 13 years, the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies girls basketball team (18-6) will be competing for a chance to advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Far West Regional as the Section VI Class B representative. Standing in Fredonia’s way in the ...

Chautauqua Lake boys advance, girls fall

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JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Lake boys basketball team topped Randolph, 58-48, in the Section VI Class C crossover game. With the win, the Thunderbirds will represent Section VI in the Far West Regionals. Meanwhile, the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds lost a 53-50 decision to Frewsburg in ...

Dennis, Seegar land SUNYAC softball weekly awards

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CORTLAND — Junior first baseman Katelyn Dennis and freshman pitcher Sam Seegar were recognized by SUNYAC for their softball exploits last weekend. Dennis was named SUNYAC Softball Athlete of the Week after batting .462 in four games while Seegar was chosen SUNYAC Softball Pitcher of the ...

Blue Devils’ baseball team goes 3-1 in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Ben Atkinson tossed six scoreless innings as the Devils downed Lehman 8-4 in the final game for Fredonia in Myrtle Beach. It was the third consecutive game a Fredonia starting pitcher did not allow a run. For the weekend, Devil starters gave up one run in 22-1/3 innings ...

Back-to-back

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SYOSSET, L.I. — For the second year in a row, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers are state champions. In what was a total team effort, the Steelers knocked off their nemesis this year the Iroquois Chiefs by a 2-1 score. It was not easy. “It’s just unbelievable. I’m still pinching myself ...

Experience wins out

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BUFFALO — Down 10-0 in the early moments of the first quarter of the Section VI, Class B-1 girls basketball final, Fredonia head coach Carol Zirkle called a time out. And her message to her players was pretty simple. “I told them that we were OK and that we have done this before,” ...

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Adult Bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek B-II — Team high game: Agricultural Transport 1,059. Team high series: Agricultural Transport 3,138. Individual high scores: Dan Struzynski 279-228-698, Greg Haase 215-247-232-694, Jack Reading 253-256-695, Mike Lucas 247-278, 695, Paul Nocek ...

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Friends of the National Rifle Association, including Chairman Jennifer Schmitt, left, and Senior Field Representative Jay Rosnock, right, held another successful event at the Samuel  Derby American Legion Post, in Frewsburg, last Saturday.

Friends of the NRA hold annual banquet last Saturday

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The Friends of the National Rifle Association banquet was held last Saturday at the Samuel Derby American Legion Post in Frewsburg. This event has been held in Chautauqua County for over two decades and every year they seem to break records for attendance and fundraising. And this year was ...

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Members of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers, right, celebrate a goal during their game against Syosett at the New York State Club Hockey championships, in Syosett, L.I. The Steelers won 6-0.

Steelers cruise past Syosett, 6-0, at states

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OBSERVER Staff Report SYOSETT, L.I. — Dunkirk-Fredonia has just about clinched its ticket into the state hockey tournament Final Four today after a relentless 6-0 victory over the host team Syosett on Saturday afternoon. A four-goal second period and solid defense propelled the Steelers ...

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Chautuaqua Hurricane’s Tyquan Brown looks to get around Ohio Bootleggers’ Sean Commedo (44), during their Premier Basketball League game on Saturday at Brocton High School.

Bootleggers take down Hurricane

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BROCTON — The Chautauqua Hurricane dropped their fifth-straight game Saturday night in a 96-82 loss to the Ohio Bootleggers in Premier Basketball League action at Brocton High School. Entering the fourth quarter, despite not playing their best basketball through three quarters, the ...