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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Cardinal O'Hara at Fredonia, 2 p.m. Girls basketball Tapestry at Chautauqua Lake Wrestling Lake Shore at Starpoint Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek BII (Dec. 11) — Brandon Haase 257-204-211-672, Dave Meadows 215-223-228-666, ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers lose to Depew

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DEPEW — Special teams were the downfall for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers in a 5-2 loss to top-tier division opponent Depew late Wednesday evening in high school hockey. Two power-play goals and a short-handed tally were the difference in the contest in which the Wildcats were dominant in ...

Gowanda uses big second half to set down North Collins

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NORTH COLLINS — Gowanda rolled past North Collins in the second half of Thursday’s boys basketball game to come away with a 69-41 victory. Gowanda (4-1) led North Collins, 27-24, at the half. In the third quarter, North Collins (1-4) failed to score a point, leading to the lopsided ...

Falconer girls defeat Westfield-Brocton

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WESTFIELD — The Falconer Lady Golden Falcons pulled away in the fourth quarter Thursday for a 43-31 win over the Westfield-Brocton Lady Wolverines in non-league high school girls basketball action. Westfield-Brocton coach Dave Mathews says the team is currently hampered by an injury to ...

Pope has 31 as T’birds top Westfield

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake once again got the best of Westfield on Thursday, 76-56, in a non-league boys basketball game. After being tied after the first and only a four point game at the half, the Thunderbirds pulled away in the third quarter. Chautauqua Lake (3-1) outscored Westfield, ...

Hornets defeat Brocton

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FORESTVILLE — Every player scored for Forestville as the Hornets dominated the Brocton Bulldogs, 71-31, in a non-league boys basketball game Thursday. The home team only led by six after one quarter, but boosted that advantage to 33-12 at halftime. Forestville (3-3) scored 19 points in both ...

DHS boys swim team beats Olean

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The Dunkirk High boys swim team defeated Olean, 90-82, Thursday in a meet postponed by Tuesday’s heavy snow. “Best moments of the night (were) back-to-back 1-2-3 sweeps of the backstroke and the breaststroke,” said Dunkirk head coach Allie Saye, whose Narwhals also include swimmers from ...

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Cassadaga Valley at Cattaraugus-Little Valley Chaut. Lake vs. Springville at Holiday Valley tourney (Ellicottville) Gowanda at North Collins Oracle at Silver Creek W. Seneca East at Lake Shore Girls basketball Lake Shore at ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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By FEARLESS FREDDIE Elf on the Shelf SQUISH TIME. A victory over Miami Sunday will go a long way toward keeping playoff hopes alive for the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo’s glorious win in the snow over a horrible Indianapolis team last weekend kept the team in the hunt. No matter the ...

Cold snap changes fishing prospects

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The recent snowfall and freezing temperatures have local fishing prospects in transition. Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow commented that the snowfall has made a lot of slush build up along the shoreline, and the continued cold will extend the shore ice even further. A tour of Cassadaga ...

Southwestern pulls away in 2nd half to top Fredonia

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Southwestern Lady Trojans pulled away in the second half for a 56-39 win over the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies Wednesday in the CCAA West 1 opener for both teams. Fredonia led, 10-9, after one period but found itself down by five at halftime. Visiting Southwestern used ...

Dunkirk bowlers defeat Falconer

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JAMESTOWN — Dunkirk High School’s bowling teams defeated Falconer in a Wednesday match at Jamestown Bowling Company. The Marauders’ boys team scored 854-815-923-2,592 to take a 3 1/2-1/2 win over the Falcons, who scored 841-815-856-2,512. Dunkirk’s record is now 11 1/2-1/2 while ...

DHS wins home opener

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Dunkirk finally got its chance to play on its home court under new coach Andrew Krenzer. The Marauders made the most of it. Dunkirk defeated the visiting Hutchinson Tech Engineers, 69-60, on Wednesday night. The Marauders never trailed in the game. “They just out-hustled us,” said ...

FHS wrestlers at 3-0 after beating Trojans

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JAMESTOWN — The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 42-33 win over the Southwestern Trojans Wednesday. “I’d like to mention that we wrestled five first time wrestlers. We were short handed, but we found a way to win,” Fredonia coach Joe Santilli ...

Lady Cougars win at home

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SINCLAIRVILLE — Cassadaga Valley’s girls basketball team edged Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 32-28, in a Wednesday evening non-league matchup. The Lady Cougars were driven by Heidi Williams and Bella Ruiz, who each netted 10 points. Williams also brought down 11 ...

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Today’s local sports schedule Boys basketball Brocton at Forestville Gowanda at North Collins Westfield at Chautauqua Lake Girls basketball Falconer at Westfield-Brocton Bowling Chautauqua Lake at Frewsburg Boys swimming Iroquois at Lake Shore Bowling Lucky ...

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Today’s High School sports schedule Bowling Dunkirk at Falconer Boys basketball Hutch-Tech at Dunkirk Springville at Lake Shore Girls basketball Catt.-LV at Cassadaga Valley Southwestern at Fredonia Boys hockey Steelers at Depew Wrestling Chautauqua Lake at ...

Saint Peterson

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Senior Bryce Peterson of Chautauqua Lake Central School recently signed with the Mercyhurst North East (MNE) Saints as the first official player for the Fall 2018 soccer season. He was named team MVP and was chosen as a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Athletic Association All-Star twice. Peterson ...

North Collins tops Brocton

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The North Collins Eagles boys basketball team got its first win of the season on Monday in a 69-46 victory over the Brocton Bulldogs. Brocton (0-2) led early on, with a three point lead after the first quarter and a four point lead at the half. North Collins (1-3) trailed by only a point ...

Gowanda defeats Clymer in hoops

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Gowanda kept its impressive season rolling on Monday, as the Panthers defeated Clymer 69-56. Coming off a 61-55 victory over Fredonia last week, Gowanda (3-1) went to the two players that helped get the win last time out, Nate Brawdy and Ture Hassler, early and often on Monday. Hassler, a ...