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Fredonia upsets top seed in girls soccer

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BUFFALO — Entering the playoffs as a No. 8 seed with a record of 1-12-1, the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies didn’t look to make it far at all in the postseason. Their first matchup was against No. 1 Riverside, though the Lady Hillbillies put records aside for a remarkable upset in girls soccer ...

Black Knights to take on JFK tonight in Class C playoffs

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Although the Black Knights’ opponent to start the Class C playoffs has a losing record, Silver Creek-Forestville coach Sean Helmer says bluntly the records don’t matter anymore. “It’s about preparing properly during the week and not taking your opponent lightly,” Helmer said when ...

Westfield-Brocton defeats SC-F, 7-3, in Class C quarterfinal

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WESTFIELD — The No. 2 Westfield-Brocton Wolverines used the wind in their favor Thursday in a 7-3 victory over No. 7 Silver Creek in Section 6 Class C quarterfinal boys high school soccer action With the score tied 1-all at halftime, the Wolverines erupted for six second-half goals. Jason ...

Badgers end season on two-game win streak

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BROCTON — The Badgers ended their second season as a program on a high note as they defeated Lewiston-Porter 23-14 at home. Reid Tarnowski took hold off the offense going 9-for-15 passing the ball with 160 yards as well as a 19-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Skinner. Brendan Plaister took ...

Ranking up

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Submitted Photos On Wednesday Oct. 18, the following Students were advanced to her next belt levels through The Family Martial Arts Center and the Kempo Karate Organization. They have shown a large improvement in their growth and commitment at The Family Martial Arts Center. Pictured above ...

Fredonia girls swim team defeats Chautauqua Lake at meet

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Fredonia defeated Chautauqua Lake, 126-60, in a girl’s swim meet on Thursday. Fredonia went three-for-three in relay events taking the 200-yard medley (2:04.33), 200 freestyle (1:51.24) and the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:10.13. Riley Drummond was a double winner for Fredonia in the ...

Lady Panthers pick up final win regular of season

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OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Gowanda Panthers (9-6, CCAA North) picked up their final regular-season win, defeating Brocton-Westfield (2-10, CCAA North) 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 in CCAA North volleyball. Leading the way for the Lady Panthers was Summer Allen with 11 assists and two ...

Maple Grove advances to Class C semifinal with win over CL

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BEMUS POINT — Simon Olson headed in the winning goal from Nick Brown in overtime to give host Maple Grove a 2-1 win over Chautauqua Lake in a Section VI Class C quarterfinal soccer game Thursday afternoon. Caleb Foley put Maple Grove ahead, 1-0, from Jack Novotny with 10 minutes left. Less ...

Oct. 20

For the record

Announcements Athletic Injury Prevention Workshop The issue of concussion is an important topic on and off the field. To help reduce the rate of concussion and other athletic injuries in our community, Brooks Memorial Hospital Sports Medicine and Lakeshore Orthopedic Group will host an ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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WELL RESTED. The Buffalo Bills resume their season Sunday against the visiting Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Look for the Bills to take a big step forward and entertain the local fans with an exciting victory. Freddie sees it this way: BILLS 21, Buccaneers 17 HOME TEAMS are capitalized. Teams ...

Dunkirk girls soccer team out of playoffs

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SPRINGVILLE — The tenth-seeded Dunkirk Lady Marauders’ girls soccer team lost to No. 7 seed Springville, 8-1, in a Class B-1 first round game Wednesday. The Lady Marauders end their season with a 5-11-1 record. Leading scorer Emilee Hanlon had Dunkirk’s lone goal in Springville, but ...

Stream fishing should be decent

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This weekend could offer decent stream fishing, according to Jim Markham at the Department of Environmental Conservation fisheries station in Dunkirk. Some heavy rainfall at the start of the week. left Cattaraugus Creek “blow out,” with fast,high, murky water. That stream could be ...

Think pink

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FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets and Fredonia Hillbillies girls volleyball programs competed against each others at all levels of volleyball on Wednesday night while raising money for a great cause. The Lady Hornets defeated the Lady Hillbillies in three sets in the varsity match to ...

Wolverines lose heartbreaker

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WESTFIELD — The seventh-seeded Westfield-Brocton Lady Wolverines fell on a goal with eight seconds left in double overtime, losing to tenth-seeded Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 3-2, Wednesday in the first round of the Class-C girls state playoffs. Cattaraugus-Little Valley led early, 1-0, ...

FHS has first cross country defeats

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FALCONER — Fredonia’s cross country teams suffered their first losses of the season, with both the boys and the girls defeated by Maple Grove in a meet at the Breezewood Links golf course Tuesday. The boys’ scores were Maple Grove 29, Fredonia 50, Falconer-Cassadaga Valley 53 and ...

Forestville defeats SC in volleyball

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FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets volleyball team defeated Silver Creek three games to none (25-20, 29-27, 25-8) in a CCAA North match Tuesday night. The match was tight until the conclusion of the second game. Once Forestville grabbed the second game, Silver Creek was unable to ...

CV beats Fredonia, goes to 13-0

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars volleyball team continued tearing through the CCAA North Tuesday, going to 13-0 in the division with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-12 win over Fredonia. “Tonight was our Senior Night... these are the girls that have been playing travel ball since ...