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Maple Grove tops Lady Marauders in tennis

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Maple Grove Red Dragons swept the Dunkirk Marauders, 5-0, in CCAA West girls tennis action Thursday. Maddie Collins defeated Isabella Surma in first singles, 6-1, 6-2. The second singles match went to Maple Grove’s Elise Swanson, who defeated Hannah Saye, 6-0, ...

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Cassadaga Valley’s Jenna Caskey (9) smacks the ball over the net against Gowanda Thursday. Teammates Katrinah Bretl (left) and Katie Wakelee flank her.

Lady Cougars volleyball up to 12-1

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars girls volleyball team stayed undefeated in the CCAA North Division this season with a 25-20, 17-25, 25-16, 25-19 win Thursday over the Gowanda Lady Panthers. The Lady Cougars (12-1, 10-0) received eight kills and two ...

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Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton’s Reid Tarnowski is wrapped up by a Springville player during Friday’s game. The Badgers travel to Akron today to take on the Tigers, a team that, like F-W-B, has a 2-3 record on the season.

F-W-B on road to take on fellow 2-3 team

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When the Fredonia-Westfield-Brocton Badgers journey northeast of Buffalo today to meet the Akron Tigers, they will meet another 2-3 team on the edge of playoff contention. “They’re a spread team. About three players are 95 percent of their offense,” Badgers coach Greg Sherlock said ...

Olean cruises past Lady T’Birds

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OBSERVER Staff report MAYVILLE — The Olean girls swim team defeated Chautauqua Lake, 111-74, at a swim meet Thursday in Mayville. Olean won the team events, taking the 200 yard medley relay (2:06.65), the 200 freestyle relay (1:50.38) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:17.15). Sara ...

For the Record — Oct. 6

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Today’s high school schedule Football Albion at Dunkirk Catt.-LV at Silver Creek Franklinville at Chaut. Lake F-W-B at Akron Southwestern at Gowanda Boys soccer Franklinville at Pine Valley Maple Grove at Westfield Salamanca at Chaut. Lake Girls tennis Falconer at ...

Jockeying for position

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WESTFIELD — Three second-half goals propelled the Westfield-Brocton Wolverines to a 3-1 win over the Pine Valley Panthers Wednesday, in a matchup between two boys soccer teams sitting atop the CCAA Central Division. Pine Valley (7-5, 6-3) scored in the 26th minute, as Dana Jenkins netted ...

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Many anglers, like Dave Crouse of Niagara County, experienced some awesome walleye fishing in late September on Lake Erie.

Deeper waters still full of walleye

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The weather is having an impact on the amount of anglers trying their luck on Lake Erie, but for those able to make it out to deeper water, the walleye are still there. Don Einhouse at the Dunkirk-based DEC fisheries station reports that good reports of walleye catches are confirmed by ...

FHS, Olean play scoreless soccer

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OLEAN — In a game dominated by stingy defense, the Fredonia Hillbillies and Olean Huskies failed to score in a CCAA West game that went to double overtime. “I was very pleased with the performance of the team today,” said Jim Rush, Fredonia coach, on his team’s second consecutive ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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IMPRESSIVE. Victories over Denver and Atlanta have put the Buffalo Bills into first place in the AFC East. Staying there will be difficult, but judging by their impressive defense, they certainly appear capable of competing with anyone. On Sunday, the Cincinnati Bengals will provide a stiff ...

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Devils pitch in for Little Leaguers

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Submitted Photo On Monday, 16 members of the SUNY Fredonia baseball team participated in a cleanup day at the Fredonia Little League Complex on Clinton Street. The team cleaned the dugouts, took down signs, cleaned up the trash, and organized storage areas for the winter. The cleanup was ...

For the Record

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Today’s high school schedule Football West Seneca West at Lake Shore Boys soccer Cheektowaga at Lake Shore Girls soccer Fredonia at Olean Maple Grove at Dunkirk North Collins at Cassadaga Valley Pine Valley at Silver Creek Westfield at Frewsburg Girls swimming Olean at ...

Dunkirk’s Amari Carter (19) prepares to tap the ball over the net as Fredonia’s Gracie Morrison defends during a high school volleyball match Tuesday in Dunkirk.

Lady Marauders grab win in volleyball

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The Dunkirk-Fredonia rivalry game lived up to its hype as the volleyball teams were creating back-and-forth runs all Tuesday night. However, the Marauders got the win, 3-1, with set scores of 25-17, 23-25, 25-17, 25-22 at the Dunkirk High School Volleyball Gym. The win moves Dunkirk to a 2-6 ...

Dunkirk’s Olivia Manzella shields the ball with her body as Fredonia’s Paige Supkoski defends during a Tuesday high school girls soccer game at the Orange Bowl in Fredonia.

1st girls soccer win in decade for DHS

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For the first time in over a decade, the Dunkirk Marauders girls’ soccer team came out on top over Fredonia, defeating the Lady Hillbillies 3-2 on Tuesday night at the Orange Bowl. Emilee Hanlon scored the game winner with one minute remaining while having two defenders on her. ...

Dunkirk girls tennis team beats Nichols; Tuesday roundup

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The Dunkirk Marauders girls tennis team beat Nichols Academy, 3-2, in a non-league match with shortened “pro sets” Tuesday. In third singles, Dunkirk’s Hannah Saye defeated Mary Malavarapu, 8-2. “A special congratulations to Hannah Saye on her first singles win of the season,” Lady ...

CV volleyball up to 9-0 in CCAA North; Tuesday’s roundup

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NORTH COLLINS — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars kept their perfect CCAA North record in girls volleyball with a 25-21, 16-25, 25-19, 25-19 win over the North Collins Lady Eagles Tuesday. The Lady Cougars (11-1, 9-0) received 13 kills, seven digs and two blocks from senior standout Jenna ...

The light goes on

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For the first time in its last seven attempts, the Fredonia Hillbillies defeated the Dunkirk Marauders Monday night in boys soccer. A great team effort — and two goals by Nolan Mages — led the Hillbillies to a critical, 2-0 league win in the CCAA West Division under the lights at the ...

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Anna Valone (14) of Fredonia tries to hit around a double block put up by Nia Nephew and Krystal Schwab (8) of Silver Creek during Monday’s CCAA North girls volleyball contest.

Silver Creek beats FHS in volleyball

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Silver Creek’s girls volleyball team took a 25-19, 29-27, 27-25 victory in Fredonia duirng CCAA North Division play Monday. “We were evenly matched teams — obviously, when you’re going 27, 29 points to win ( aset),” Fredonia coach Amanda Krakowiak said. “It was back and forth, ...

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Fredonia’s Bernadette Gens returns a shot during a match earlier this season. Gens and the Lady Hillbillies girls tennis team completed a perfect CCAA West Division season Monday.

FHS tennis perfect in division play

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MAYVILLE — A perfect CCAA West Division season is in the books for Fredonia’s girls tennis team after a 5-0 victory at Chautauqua Lake Monday. Bernadette Gens of the Lady Hillbillies beat Autumn Shuskie in the first singles match, 6-0, 7-5. The second singles contest went to Kelsey ...

Pine Valley tops NC in soccer, 2-1

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SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Panthers (7-4, 6-2) won a key CCAA Central boys soccer game with the North Collins Eagles (6-6-1, 5-3) on Monday. After a scoreless first half, the visitors got on the board 7:10 into the second half when Tyler Jimerson scored an unassisted goal. But Zack ...