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Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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CRUEL LESSON. The Buffalo Bills have been a revelation this season, somehow winning eight games. Unfortunately, win number nine will not be forthcoming Sunday on the road against New England. The overrated Patriots still have enough to beat the Bills and lay waste to their playoff ...

No safe ice yet on Chautauqua Lake

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Did you know that in six short months it will be the first day of summer? Yeah! Ice fishermen may have to wait at least one week for safe ice to show up on Chautauqua Lake according to Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow. According to Skip, there was some ice formation on the south end of ...

Panama edges PV in boys’ hoops

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In a game of runs, Panama finished on top, defeating Pine Valley, 55-51, on Wednesday in a non-league boys high school basketball matchup. Pine Valley (2-2) started the game on a 10-0 run, before Panama (3-4, 1-0) was able to answer with a 15-3 run of its own to take the lead. The teams would ...

Strong third quarter lifts Gowanda to win

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GOWANDA —The North Collins Eagles boys basketball team played Gowanda close in the first half, but like the first meeting, the Gowanda Panthers dominated the third quarter en route to a 66-32 non-league victory on Wednesday night. The Eagles (1-5) came out and played a strong first ...

DHS girls bowling team suffers first losses

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Jamestown High School’s bowling teams had a successful day against Dunkirk at Lucky Lanes Wednesday, sweeping the boys’ competition and managing a split in the girls’ match against a previously undefeated Lady Marauders squad. The Lady Red Raiders (13-7) scored 728-821-845-2,394 to ...

T’birds pin Marauders

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Chautauqua Lake’s wrestling squad defeated Dunkirk, 65-24, in a Wednesday afternoon meet at Dunkirk High School. Four Thunderbirds wrestlers won by pinning opponents. Trent Burchanowski won by fall over the Marauders’ Jeremy Sobilo in 2:38 during the 99-pound event. At 126 pounds, ...

Gowanda wrestlers defeated

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GOWANDA — Olean defeated the Gowanda Panthers high school wrestling team, 41-25, on Tuesday. Two Panthers won by fall: Kiefer Austin pinned the Huskies’ Caden Cruz in 42 seconds during the 132-pound match, while at 145 pounds, Jake Monat pinned Jeremiah Crivelli in 1:02. At 99 pounds, ...

Pine Valley tops Salamanca on Mansfield three-pointer

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SOUTH DAYTON — Zach Mansfield drained a three-pointer with three seconds left to give Pine Valley (2-1) a dramatic 50-47 win over Salamanca (1-3) Tuesday in a non-league high school boys basketball game. “It was close the whole way. I don’t know how many times the lead changed,” ...

Silver Creek girls win bowling match, but boys team loses

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JAMESTOWN — Silver Creek High School’s girls bowling team beat Southwestern at Jamestown Bowling Company Tuesday, but the Trojans took the boys’ match. The Silver Creek girls won, 3-1, with a score of 676-654-690-2,020. They improve to 6-10 on the season. The Lady Trojans (3-17) had a ...

Lady Marauders lose to Lady T’birds

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake improved to 2-0 in Division 1 East and 3-2 overall by outscoring Dunkirk, 34-12, in the first half en route to a 62-30 victory. Katelyn Fardink, coming off a career-high 20 points in her previous game, led the way for the Lady Thunderbirds with 19 points; Kendra ...

Knights ride to victory

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SILVER CREEK — The Black Knights high school boys basketball team ran away with a 57-41 victory over the Forestville Hornets Tuesday on the strength of a dominant second half. Forestville led 11-8 after the first period of play, and led by as many as nine in the second quarter, before ...

Silver Creek girls dominate North Collins

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Black Knights girls basketball squad improved to 5-1 with a 65-19 victory over North Collins Monday in a non-league high school game. The home team, already up 20 points at halftime, outscored the Lady Eagles, 22-7, in the third ...

FHS loses at Southwestern

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JAMESTOWN — The Fredonia Hillbillies opened their CCAA Division 1 West season Monday with a 54-43 loss at Southwestern. Mitch Pascarella and Alex Card combined for 28 points for Southwestern. Pascarella tallied 15 points and Card added 13 points for the Trojans (4-3, 1-0), who led 26-17 ...

Dunkirk grounds T’birds

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Dunkirk High School’s gym was rocking from the opening tip. The JV boys took care of business, punctuated by a dunk at the buzzer. The parking lot outside of the gym was so over-crowded that fans had to park on the opposite end of the school. The leading scorer in all of Western New York was ...

DHS girls’ bowling team moves to 16-0

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Special to the OBSERVER Dunkirk’s girls moved to 16-0, while the Fredonia boys won their match, during high school bowling action Monday afternoon at Lucky Lanes. The Billies (14-2) won the boys’ match, 4-0, with Fredonia shooting 952-917-965-2,834. Dunkirk (11 ¢-5 ¢) rolled ...

CV boys open league schedule with win

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Special to the OBSERVER SINCLAIRVILLE — Levi Moore scored eight of his team-high 14 points in the fourth quarter and overtime as Cassadaga Valley opened the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West schedule with a 59-56 victory over Clymer on Monday evening. Zavon ...

The job is not yet finished for McCoy, Bills in playoff chase

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ORCHARD PARK — LeSean McCoy does something that only 29 running backs did in the NFL, and yet, jubilation has come and gone as the Buffalo Bills go for something more. On a 14-yard run in Sunday’s 24-16 win against the Dolphins, the 29-year-old running back surpassed 10,000 career rushing ...

Fredonia wrestling team finishes eighth

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OBSERVER Staff Reports The Fredonia wrestling team finished eighth out of 17 teams at the STWOA Holiday Tournament at Dunkirk over the weekend. The finish was characterized as “respectable” by Fredonia coach Joe Santilli, easpecially considering Fredonia was competing with a ...

Steelers defeat City Honors in dramatic overtime game

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OBSERVER Staff Reports It did not look promising in overtime. After a cross-checking penalty 1:01 into the extra frame by the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers, City Honors/O’Hara went on the power play. It backfired. Jared Heyden outraced two City Honors/O’Hara players to the puck that ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Brocton at Panama Chautauqua Lake at Dunkirk Clymer at Cassadaga Valley Fredonia at Southwestern Girls basketball Fredonia at Franklinville Forestville at Westfield-Brocton Pine Valley at Salamanca North Collins at Silver ...