highs and lows Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:


COOKIE TIME — This spring, there have been a lot of young ladies wearing their Girl Scout uniforms, going around our community asking for your support by purchasing cookies. They will also likely be selling cookies at local retailers and at the Clarion on Wednesday nights. If you can, please support them by buying a box of cookies. You may be able to buy cookies elsewhere, but buying cookies from Girl Scouts supports local troops. Plus, they’re delicious!

SECTIONAL WINNER — Congratulations goes out to the Lady Thunderbirds for winning the Section VI, Class C1 basketball championship. They were victorious against Silver Creek, who also had a great run, as did Forestville boys. Those three teams all played in sectional title games, with the Lady Thunderbirds the only school that was victorious. Their season came to an end on Tuesday, following a loss to Maple Grove for the Class C Crossover game. Still, it was a season to be proud of.

BRINGING HOME A TITLE — The Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Steelers kept a winning tradition going last week by winning the Western New York Amateur Hockey League championship by defeating rival Batavia, 5-2. It was an impressive victory to say the least. This weekend, youth hockey comes to an end as the annual tournament takes place at Steele Hall today and concludes on Sunday afternoon with championship games in the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam divisions.


NORTH CAROLINA BAN — In 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order, banning non-essential state-funded travel to North Carolina after lawmakers there voided a Charlotte ordinance that would have enabled transgendered people to use restrooms aligned with their gender identity. Because of the ban, 13 swimmers and divers from SUNY Geneseo, Brockport and Cortland who qualified for this month’s Division III championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, must stay more than an hour away in Virginia. State Sen. Patrick Gallivan has sent a letter urging Cuomo to reconsider the ban. He says student athletes shouldn’t pay a competitive price for Cuomo’s politics. We agree.