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Tryout planned for Babe Ruth World Series team

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The Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties Babe Ruth leagues are holding a tryout for the 16-18 year old Babe Ruth World Series host team that will be participating in the 2018 Babe Ruth World Series at Russell Diethrick Park in Jamestown this summer. This year’s tournament will be the 18th ...

Fredonia lacrosse team loses at Potsdam, 12-4

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POTSDAM — Fredonia dropped its SUNYAC women’s lacrosse opener Friday to Potsdam, 12-4. Down 5-1 at halftime, the Blue Devils (0-6) turned in a solid defensive effort throughout but were unable to get closer than three goals in the second half. The Bears (4-4 overall) closed the game out ...

DHS bowlers shine on alleys, in classrooms

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The Dunkirk Lady Marauders girls bowling team completed a 38-2 season this winter. The team was CCAA Division 1 girls bowling champions for the second year in a row. The only blemish on their record was a split match on Dec. 20 against Jamestown. Dunkirk placed three bowlers on the CCAA ...

Blue Devils softball drops doubleheader

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Special to the OBSERVER NEW PALTZ — Fredonia dropped a pair of SUNYAC softball games Friday, the first day of the league season, 6-1 and 9-5 to the New Paltz Hawks despite holding leads in both games. The Blue Devils (6-11-1 overall, 0-2 SUNYAC) led 1-0 in the opener. The run came in the ...

For the Record

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Announcements Ice Breaker KBR Triathlon set for April 7 CASSADAGA — The Ice Breaker Edition of the KBR Triathlon (Kayak, Bike, Run) is set for Saturday, April 7. This fun, USAT-sanctioned event, with proceeds to benefit the Cassadaga Summer Rec Program, will start at 9 a.m. with a ...

Belt advancements awarded

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Submitted Photos On Wednesday, seven students advanced to their next belt levels through The Family Martial Arts Center and the Kempo Karate Organization. The students are Sempeis Kahlil Easley and Sally Chen and Kohais Mike Nordlund, Simeon Nordlund, Monica Chen, Kami McWilson and Lim ...

Locals set lifting records

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Submitted Photo The World Natural Powerlifting Federation held its New York State powerlifting competition in Rochester this past weekend. Competing in this competition were five local weightlifters. Phil DeFrancisco, Julie Arnold, Juan Cheverez, and Roberto Cheverez all placed first in their ...

For the Record

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Fumble League (March 21) — Devon Fijal 165-214-193-572, Anne Haase 191-178-505, Vicki Rylowicz 167-186-504, Kathy Price 178, Peggy Lucas 171, Kathy Kricheldorf 161, Nancy Mosier 170, Pam Pleszewski 172-165, Marie Skubis 173, Fran Davis 169, High team game: 1,032, ...

Bad weather hampers high school teams

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In Western New York, everyone knows that spring weather is unpredictable. This year, however, the weather has made the start of the baseball and softball seasons especially challenging, even more than usual. Before the local teams can see each other as adversaries, each team has the same ...

Fishing in a transition mode

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Area waterways are in another transition mode as safe ice fishing has once again disappeared, with the onset of warmer weather. Stream fishing is an option, when the precipitation stops, and water levels recede to fishable situations. Rick Miller in Irving reports that the smaller creeks ...

‘Beat the Champ’ films

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OBSERVER Photos by Ron Szot Episodes of WBBZ’s “Beat the Champ” were filmed at Lucky Lanes on Wednesday. Above, bowlers Jayson Schubbe (blue shirt) and Brad Bixby compete during the filming. At left, “Beat the Champ” anchors Paul Peck and Sue Nawojski speak before the camera. In the ...

For the Record

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys baseball Dunkirk at North Collins JFK at Gowanda Boys tennis Westfield at Frewsburg Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Women’s A League — Cassie Brower 177, Diane Edgerton 161, Jackie Grant 171-161, Penny Haight 181-197-514, Julie Mikula 165, ...

Blue Devils lacrosse falls to Morrisville

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Special to the OBSERVER MORRISVILLE — Fredonia dropped to 0-5 in women’s lacrosse with a 17-11 loss to Morrisville State despite seven goals by freshman Alli Coon. Another freshman, Casey Villagomez, had four goals. The last one came 2:09 into the second half and gave the Blue Devils a ...

Hanlon’s heading to Tennessee

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Dunkirk star athlete Emilee Hanlon has announced her commitment to play softball at the University of Tennessee. In a post on Hanlon’s Twitter account late Monday night, Hanlon said “I am very excited to announce my D1 commitment to play softball at the University of Tennessee and ...

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Bowling Frame Memorial Tuesday Night League (March 13) — Brian Meyer 224-610, Joe Granata 213, Chuck Dye Jr. 225-613, Steve Dando 200, Hank Scott 200, Pat Mackowiak 218, Tony Mistretta 211, Jenn Logan 200, Dan Astry 232. High team series: Knuckles. Announcements Hilbert College summer ...

For the Record — March 27

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Announcements 2018 Hilbert College boys and girls summer basketball camps Hamburg — Hilbert College has announced dates for its very popular boys and girls summer basketball camps. Still one of the only overnight basketball camps in Western New York, this summer’s camps are again ...

For the Record — March 26

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Adult hockey CCHA A League Championship (BEST OF 3) Game 1: P*Dubs 6, Coughlan’s 3 Goals for P*Dubs: Justin Giles (2), Greg McQuiggan, Cory Dziduch, Matt Ginley and Jeff Jamieson. Assists for P*Dubs: Jeff Jamieson (2), Greg McQuiggan (2), Cory Dziduch, Tom Howlett. Goalie: AJ ...

Hurricane beat Jackals, 114-105, take possession of first place

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Chautauqua Hurricane defeated their rival and conference foe, the Jamestown Jackals, 114-105, on Saturday night at Brocton High School to claim sole possession of first place in the NABL Northeast Conference. After a narrow three-point victory the last ...

Pope signs with Geneseo

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Chautauqua Lake star basketball player Devin Pope signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at SUNY Geneseo earlier this week. Pope was also recognized for being the all-time Chautauqua Lake scoring leader with a total of 2,023 career points. Geneseo's men's basketball coach Steve ...