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Brockport Eagles edge Devils at Steele Hall

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The Fredonia women’s basketball team got off three attempts in the closing seconds, but could not convert the lucky three, falling to Brockport 49-46 on Tuesday. Jenna Einink (Westfield / Chautauqua Lake) was one of only two players for either team to score in double figures, leading the ...

Sherman hangs tough

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WESTFIELD — A year after losing stars Chris Robson and Cordell O'Brien, the league title in the fairly evenly matched CCAA Division 2 West figured to go down to the wire. With three games to go in the league season, Sherman has nearly put that idea to rest. Junior Michael Beatman ...

Panthers prey on T’wolves

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OBSERVER Staff Report SOUTH DAYTON — The Pine Valley Panthers recovered from a slow start to beat the Cattaraugus/Little Valley Timberwolves, 50-31, in a CCAA Div. 2 East boys basketball game on Tuesday. After trailing by two points at the half, Pine Valley (6-9, 3-4) out-scored the ...

Protect this house: Hillbillies pick up first home win of season

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The Fredonia Hillbillies rallied for their first home victory of the season, defeating Maple Grove, 60-58, in CCAA Division 1 West boys basketball. Fredonia used a 21-point fourth-quarter to edge out the win over the Red Dragons. Nate Shuart led the Hillbillies in scoring with 16 points as ...

High School Bowling Challenge set for Sunday

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Lucky Lanes is holding its eighth annual High School Bowling Challenge at noon on Sunday, Feb. 4. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls. All bowlers will bowl three games with a handicap to achieve a qualifying score. Handicap used is 90 percent of 200, and the average used will ...

Hardwood happenings

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MAYVILLE — The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies took the first of two consecutive games this week against Chautauqua Lake, winning 53-47 in a CCAA West 1 girls high school basketball matchup Monday. “It was really close the entire way through,” Lady Thunderbirds coach Bill Persons said. “I ...

For the Record — Jan. 30

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Allegany-Limestone at Silver Creek Brocton at Frewsburg Dunkirk at Falconer Maple Grove at Fredonia North Collins at Forestville Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Pine Valley Sherman at Westfield Men's basketball Brockport at ...

Post-Journal writer falls ill; now awaits heart transplant

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JAMESTOWN — The text message from colleague and friend Cody Crandall arrived at 4:24 p.m. last Aug. 22. “Hey, Scott. I’m not feeling very well today,” he punched into his phone. “I haven’t been breathing the greatest. I went to the doctor and he gave me some medicine and he ...

Higher stakes

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As the regular season for winter sports winds down, the games get even more meaningful for playoff implications. There are a few games this week with high stakes attached worth taking a closer look at. Boys basketball WESTFIELD at SHERMAN: Tuesday night at Westfield Academy, 7:30 pm. The ...

DHS alumnus, Francis, added to IT&F Top 10 list

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Special to the OBSERVER BOSTON, Mass. — Junior distance runner Ethan Francis (Dunkirk) and freshman sprinter Michael Salvati had SUNY Fredonia Top 10 indoor track career efforts Saturday at the Boston University. Both Blue Devils won their meets at the John Thomas Terrier Classic. ...

Seniors do bulk of Brockport scoring

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Special to the OBSERVER BROCKPORT — Three seniors accounted for nearly all of Fredonia’s points after two days of Brockport Golden Eagle Multi & Invitational women’s track and field meet. Mikayla Capestrani did all of her scoring in one event — a second-place showing in the pole ...

DeMarco emerges

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WESTFIELD — The Westfield-Brocton Lady Wolverines have had a season filled with adversity in 2017-18. The brightest spot on the year, however, is the emergence of star forward Sophia DeMarco. A three-year varsity member of the Lady Wolverines, DeMarco leads the Lady Wolverines in every ...

Allegany-Limestone needs three OTs to beat Fredonia

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ALLEGANY — It took the Lady Gators (12-1) three overtimes to defeat the visiting Fredonia Lady Hillbillies, 85-78, Saturday afternoon in a high school girls basketball non-league thriller. “I think this is the first game in my 20 years of coaching that went to three overtimes,” ...

Pope, Price highlight week’s action

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(Editor’s note: The OBSERVER sports department is instituting a new Week in Review feature every Sunday during the local high school sports seasons to highlight accomplishments from the past week you might have missed.) TOP FEMALE PERFORMANCE Katie Price, Fredonia The senior guard ...

SUNY Fredonia women’s basketball wins at Buffalo St.

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BUFFALO — The Fredonia women’s basketball team outscored Buffalo State 32-13, including a 24-2 run to close out the game, in the fourth quarter to claim a 78-67 road win on Saturday. Senior guard Jacque Law also joined the 1,000-point club, finishing with 20 points. Emily Lasher led the ...

Big Dip rescue drill puts spotlight on ice safety

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The was a lot of excitement taking place in the Dunkirk Harbor on Saturday morning, when multiple rescue units converged on various parts of the Dunkirk Harbor for a planned rescue drill. The event is named Big Dip, and saw members of the Sheriff’s Department, Dunkirk, Hartfield, ...

Locals compete at Houghton track meet

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HOUGHTON — Many local high schoolers finished with respectable results in Saturday’s Houghton Invitational indoor track meet. Dunkirk/Silver Creek’s standouts were Emilee Hanlon, Jaylah Cossin, Jericha Petrella and Kylie Procknal for the girls, along with Anthony Ruiz and Nelson ...

Helps leads Devils to first league win

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Special to the OBSERVER BUFFALO — In a game that featured 15 lead changes, the Fredonia men’s basketball team picked up its first SUNYAC win of the season with an 81-72 victory over Buffalo State on Saturday. Ian Helps had 28 points and 10 rebounds and all five Fredonia starters scored ...

Fredonia State swimmers, divers return to pool

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MEADVILLE, PA. — The Fredonia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams returned to the pool Saturday for their first meet since early December. In the men’s event, Fredonia diver Christian Krasnek won off both diving boards. Off the 1-meter board, Krasnek scored 288.15. Off the ...