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Krasnek gets second at SUNYAC meet

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BUFFALO — Fredonia sophomore Christian Krasnek finished second in men’s 3-meter springboard diving on the opening day of the 2018 SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championship meet. Krasnek scored 523.20 points for 11 dives (he had a score of 544.25 in the preliminary round) to finish behind ...

Weather puts ice fishing on hold

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The recent warm weather has put ice fishing on hold at most areas, but this will open up a lot of new opportunity for anglers. After making the usual Wednesday morning telephone survey, all points indicated that ice fishing was on hold. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow reported that no one ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Lake Shore slips by Lew-Port, 52-49

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ANGOLA -- The No. 3 Lake Shore Lady Eagles defended the nest against No. 6 Lewiston-Porter on Thursday with a 52-49 win in the Section VI Class A-2 girls high school basketball playoffs. Lake Shore will face No. 2 Amherst on Tuesday at Kenmore West with tip ball at 5:30 p.m. Above is a photo ...

For the Record

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Today’s local sports schedule Girls basketball Tapestry at Chautauqua Lake Lew-Port at Lake Shore North Collins at Panama Pine Valley at Ellicottville Dunkirk at City Honors Fredonia at Albion Gowanda at Eden Silver Creek at Holland Announcements Meeting set for Dunkirk ...

Five local athletes headed to Albany for state wrestling tourney

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The pantheon of wrestling is right around the corner and five local athletes — Hector Colom and Giovanni Russo of Fredonia, Brendan Ramsey of Panama, and Bryce Rowe and Ben Szymanowski of Chautauqua Lake — have been chosen and will now push their physical limits to try and become New York ...

Lady Hillbillies win big

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The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies rode a spectacular first quarter to a 57-38 defeat of the Springville-Griffith Griffins Tuesday night in a Section 6 Class B1 girls basketball prequarterfinal. No. 5-seeded Fredonia (9-12) totally dominated the Griffins in a 26-0 opening period. No. 12 seed ...

Black Knights beat out Lady T’Wolves, 47-24

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SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights girls basketball team is moving on to the quarterfinals of the Class C Sectionals after defeating Cattaraugus/Little Valley, 47-24, on Tuesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Silver Creek (12-9) was forced to play without starting ...

Fredonia boys win, advance in playoffs

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OBSERVER Staff Report ALDEN — The Fredonia Hillbillies pulled off a 67-45 victory over Alden in the pre-quarterfinal game in boys playoff basketball. “I thought the guys did a great job preparing for the game,” said Fredonia coach Greg Lauer. “We watched a lot of film on Alden and ...

For the Record — Feb. 21

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Brocton at Frewsburg Cassadaga Valley at Holland Clymer at Westfield Burgard/Springville at Dunkirk Forestville at Pine Valley LewPort at Lake Shore North Collins at Panama Portville/Salamanca at Silver Creek RoyHart/DaVinci at ...

Steelers out of playoffs after Monday loss

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OBSERVER Staff Report CHEEKTOWAGA — There will be a new state champion in the mixed league division of hockey. The Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers’ two-year reign has come to an end with a 7-4 loss to Iroquois in the state play-in game on Monday. Tied 3-3 after two periods, Iroquois erupted ...

Honored

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LAKEWOOD — For decades, the late Jim Riggs was a board member of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and, in tandem with his job as the sports editor of The Post-Journal, the annual induction banquet meant that he would chronicle it all for posterity through his words and his photos. He ...

Fredonia athletes grab weekly SUNYAC honors

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Special to the OBSERVER CORTLAND — Fredonia senior Mikayla Capestrani (Jamestown) has again been selected State University of New York Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Also the winner of last week’s honor, Capestrani broke the school pole vault ...

For the Record — Feb. 20

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Fredonia at Alden Girls basketball Cassadaga Valley at Randolph Dunkirk at Depew Gowanda at JFK Springville at Fredonia Cattaraugus/Little Valley at Silver Creek Westfield at Portville Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Women’s A ...

30-point quarter a nightmare for Dream, Hurricane win

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OBSERVER Staff Report DUBOIS — The Chautauqua Hurricane (3-2, 1-1) defeated the Dubois Dream, 105-94, in local semi-pro basketball, Sunday. “I thought that we came out pretty strong on the first quater, but they withstood out first run and overtook the lead in the second quarter,” ...

The playoffs have finally arrived

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This is the week we’ve all been waiting for. It’s playoff week, and many local teams have a chance to make a deep playoff run. With opening round games to class quarterfinals all taking place this week, every team is in win-or-go-home mode. BOYS: (6) Dunkirk vs 11/14 seed winner, ...

Roy-Hart rebounds from OT loss, wins mini-game over Steelers

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By GIB SNYDER III It took nearly 64 minutes of hockey Sunday night at the Steele Hall Ice Arena to decide who would advance to the finals of the Western New York High School Club Hockey League’s finals, which will be held at the Key Bank Arena on Friday, Feb. 23. Unfortunately for the No. 2 ...

School records in pole vault, 300 meters

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Special to the OBSERVER ITHACA — Two Fredonia seniors from the same hometown broke women’s indoor track and field school records Saturday, records which they already held. Jamestown natives Mikayla Capestrani and Brittany Feldman set new marks in the pole vault and the 300 meters, ...

Retrospective

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Three longtime employees of the City of Dunkirk were honored during a recent meeting of the Dunkirk Common Council. Honored were Officer Richard Makuch, who served with the Dunkirk Police Department for 35 years; Officer Frank Vega, who is a 24-year employee of the ...

Trying out ice fishing today? Here’s some safety tips

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Today is part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s free fishing days, which are offered several times during the year. With Presidents Day right around the corner, and a lot of ice cover on our surrounding bodies of water, chances are good that if you want to try your luck, ...

Hurricane defeat Dubois at home

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BROCTON — The Chautauqua Hurricane moved their season record to 2-2 with a 132-117 home-court victory over Dubois on Saturday night at Brocton High School. Ralph Williams led Hurricane scorers with 30 points. Nathaniel Hill netted 22 points for the team, while Johnny Marsh had 21, Marcus ...