Devils’ forward Einink scores 25 in win over Oswego

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Special to the OBSERVER OSWEGO — Fredonia stayed in the running for a SUNYAC women’s basketball playoff spot with a 60-55 win Saturday over Oswego State. Jenna Einink (Westfield / Chautauqua Lake) led the Blue Devils with 25 points while Jacque Law added 16 points, five assists and ...

Knights topple Lady Warriors

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OBSERVER Staff Report SALAMANCA — Abby Rice’s 21 points led the Silver Creek Lady Black Knights (10-7 overall, 4-5 league) to a victory over Salamanca (3-16, 0-9), 63-38, Saturday morning in a CCAA Division I East high school girls basketball game. The Lady Black Knights gave a rude ...

Dunkirk’s Khee Nance (14) rises up for a jump shot over Southwestern’s Erin Radack (22).

Trojan horses

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Southwestern Lady Trojans handled their business on the road in a 61-33 win over the Dunkirk Lady Marauders in CCAA Division 1 West Basketball. Nadara O’Dell led the Lady Marauders in scoring with 10 points and also grabbed six rebounds. Amari Carter scored ...

Blue Devils hockey ties Potsdam, 2-2

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POTSDAM — Fredonia tied Potsdam, 2-2, and moved into a tie for fourth place in SUNYAC men’s hockey Friday night. The Blue Devils (9-9-4, 5-7-1) pulled even with Brockport (5-8-1 SUNYAC), with one game in hand. Both teams are one point ahead of Plattsburgh and Potsdam and two points ahead ...

Area girls bowling teams compete in CCAA Roll-Offs

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BRADFORD, Pa. — Local high school girls bowling teams participated in the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association Roll-Offs Thursday at Byllye Lanes. Dunkirk was the top team for the area, rolling 1,045-964-1,016-3,025 for a fifth-place finish out of 16 teams. The Lady Marauders’ ...

PV defeats Forestville

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SOUTH DAYTON — Pine Valley made sure its Senior Night was a good one with a 60-40 win over Forestville in a CCAA East 2 boys high school basketball game Friday. Stephen Crisanti had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (8-10, 5-5) and Trent Mihalko also scored 15, also making six ...

Frewsburg edges WACS

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FREWSBURG — Sophomore Aaron Hair hit a game-tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, then scored six points in overtime as Frewsburg edged Westfield, 73-67, in CCAA Division 2 West action. Hair finished with a career-high 17 points while fellow sophomore Brad Nelson added a ...

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Silver Creek's Braeden Woleben (35) looks to take a shot against Gowanda's Ture Hassler (42) under the net in Friday's game in Gowanda.

Gowanda tops SC in Cheer for Lindsay game

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GOWANDA – A fourth-quarter rally stole the show as the Gowanda Panthers downed the Silver Creek Black Knights, 75-57, in a CCAA Division I East matchup on the sixth annual Cheer for Lindsay night. The entire fan section was packed at all four corners of the gym as many were sporting the ...

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Ex-WACS coach Young put in CSHOF

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How good of an athlete was Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Phil Young growing up? Well, when he was just 15 years old, Phil was asked by the Westfield Moose Club-sponsored baseball team to join it as a backup catcher at the semi-pro championships. So Phil’s brother, Bob, took pen ...

Lady Marauders hoops team wins in Buffalo

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BUFFALO — The Dunkirk Lady Marauders beat the Charter School for Applied Technologies, 58-37, Friday in a non-league high school girls basketball matchup. Four players scored in double figures for Dunkirk (8-10, 4-6). Kymi Nance had 14 points, Jessica Beehler 13, Olivia Smith 11 and Nadara ...

Changes made to high school class sizes

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Some schools will be changing classes in some sports for the 2018-19 school year after the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s executive committee tweaked the classification system during its quarterly meeting Feb. 2 in Troy. High schools in New York outside of New York ...

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Fredonia’s Matt Tinstman shoots over the Falconer defense during Friday night high school basketball action at Fredonia High School.

Fredonia beats Falconer on Senior Night

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A night of celebration for Fredonia had a fitting final result. The Fredonia Hillbillies defeated the Falconer Golden Falcons, 74-30, in a CCAA Division 1 West boys basketball matchup on Senior Night in Fredonia. After the Senior Night celebration prior to the game, Fredonia (4-12, 2-9) ...

For the Record

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Global Concepts at Fredonia, 3:30 p.m. Girls basketball Southwestern at Dunkirk, 12:30 p.m. Falconer at Fredonia, 12:30 p.m. Gowanda at Pine Valley, 1:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Salamanca, 11 a.m. Men's basketball Fredonia State at ...

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Pictured is former Ellington resident and 2001 Falconer Central School graduate Matt Oakes, who is the head strength athletic trainer for USA Luge at the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Falconer grad at Olympics as trainer for US luge team

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When it was announced Wednesday night that luger Erin Hamlin had been selected as Team USA’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, Matt Oakes could hardly contain his glee. In fact, he immediately posted congratulatory messages to his ...

Devin Pope of Chautauqua Lake (23), here going strong to the hoop during a game earlier this season, will play his college basketball at SUNY Geneseo.

Chautauqua Lake’s Pope will play for Geneseo

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Devin Pope’s high school basketball career will end later this month or in early March. The Ripley native will graduate from Chautauqua Lake Central School in June. Now he knows where both will continue next year. The starting guard announced Thursday evening on Twitter that he will ...

Wrestling seedings made for qualifiers

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section VI wrestling qualifiers will take place Saturday. Division I grapplers will head to North Tonawanda while Division II qualifying will take place at Lake Shore, with both tournaments scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The individual ...

Every FHS team member scores in win over Falconer

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FALCONER — Every member of the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies scored in a 67-32 high school girls basketball victory over Falconer Thursday. Maddie Goss led Fredonia with 12 points as the team upped its record to 6-4 in CCAA West 1 divisional play and 6-11 overall. The rest of the team’s ...

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Gowanda’s Miya Scanlan dribbles against Silver Creek’s Emma Rice (right) Thursday night during a high school basketball game in Silver Creek.

Knights beat buzzer

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SILVER CREEK — Sometimes it’s not about how you start. What matters is how you finish. After Thursday night, it’s safe to say Silver Creek sure knows how to finish. The Silver Creek Black Knights girls basketball team came out with a thrilling 51-49 victory over the Gowanda Lady ...