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Heavyweight fight

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MAYVILLE — A Thursday night slugfest between Chautauqua Lake and Southwestern ended with the Thunderbirds landing the heaviest blow. Chautauqua Lake snuck by the Trojans, 58-50, in overtime in a game that featured 13 ties and eight lead changes. From the beginning of the day and even the ...

Rivalry game

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A group of Dunkirk and Fredonia players battle for possession of the ball during Thursday’s CCAA Division 1 West game at Fredonia High School. The result was unavailable at press time.

Red Dragons rally past Frewsburg in D2 West

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Maple Grove outscored Frewsburg, 48-31, in the second half to rally for an 81-73 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West victory Thursday on Dutch Hollow Road. The Bears (1-1, 1-1) led 12-0 early in the game, made 14 3-pointers, and got 34 points from Jonathan Brito in his ...

Steelers return to the ice Saturday

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The 2021 Dunkirk/Fredonia Steelers hockey team is ready to finally start its season. It has been an extra-long wait this year with New York state shutting down winter higher-risk sports, including hockey, until recently. The wait will all come to an end with the Steelers playing their ...

Torres added to coaching staff

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JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College head coach Kris Schimek recently announced the addition of Dan Torres, Class of 2020, to his wrestling staff. “I’m am more than thrilled to bring Dan onto the coaching staff,” said Schimek. “I see a lot of myself in Dan and love having someone ...

Pencek, Kawski roll first career 300 games

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Zack Kawski and Jaxson Pencek have reached perfection for the first time. The two local youth bowlers recorded 300 games on different days recently. Kawski, a sophomore at Fredonia High School where he bowls for the Hillbillies, rolled his 300 on Feb. 16 during the Tuesday Night Adult ...

‘Bubble’ teams becoming more worried

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We’ve talked already about the top of the bracket and the power teams that are on the outside looking in for once, but we haven’t yet discussed the hardest part of the bracket to project: “the bubble.” This part of the bracket is usually made up of the Nos. 10, 11 and sometimes 12 ...

Silver Creek boys, Forestville girls prevail

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Nate Barlette-Dye’s 210-549 led Silver Creek to a 3-1 victory over Forestville in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 boys bowling at Lucky Lanes. Damien Evans added a 170-488 and Kyle Mullen had a 170 game for the Black Knights, who finished with a ...

Fredonia shrugs off slow start, downs St. Mary’s

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The Fredonia’s boys basketball team suffered another slow start in Wednesday’s nonleague matchup against St. Mary’s, but the Hillbillies (5-2) were able to get their offense going with a 22-point second quarter on the way to a 61-48 win. Tyler Putney led the way with a 22-point night ...

Jayhawks open wrestling season on Saturday

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Summing up the preparations for this year’s NJCAA season, Jamestown Community College wrestling coach Kris Schimek put things simply. “It has been the least stressful group of guys I have ever had and the most stressful season—not because of them,” he said. That sentiment is ...

Jamestown, Dunkirk bowlers split matches

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Jamestown (20-5) was a 4-0 winner over Dunkirk (15-9) in CCAA Division 1 boys bowling at Lucky Lane on Wednesday with a linescore of 855-1,047-936-2,838. Leading the winners was Riley Piazza with a 215-247-628. Kyle Christensen rolled a 206-215-609, Brandon Michael a 206-227-588 and Colton ...

Dunkirk wins first swim meet in three years

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PANAMA — Eventually a win was going to come for the Dunkirk/Westfield/Forestville swim program. Tuesday was the day. Steven Zentz, Matt Dunn and Owen Bates were all double winners as Dunkirk/Westfield/Forestville edged Panama/Maple Grove, 93-76. “This year (Panama/Maple Grove) has a ...

Pressure cooker

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When you think of Olean basketball you think of pressure defense and that is exactly what was on display Tuesday night in Fredonia. The Huskies (4-1) handed the Hillbillies (1-3) a 52-33 defeat. The pressure defense was just too much for the Hillbillies to overcome. Fredonia did not ...

Black Knights fall at Falconer

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FALCONER — Rachel Harper picked exactly the right time to elevate her game for the Falconer girls Tuesday evening. The senior forward went on an uncontested eight-point run to give the Golden Falcons a crucial lead in the third quarter, scoring 12 of her 14 points during a 10-minute stretch ...

Freshmen from Dunkirk give JCC women’s team new look

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Ken Ricker, Jamestown Community College’s first-year women’s basketball coach, has been riding a figurative roller-coaster the last 12 months. It was almost exactly a year ago that he guided the Dunkirk High School girls team to its first Section VI championship in 30 years and a berth in ...

VanArsdale clears 600

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CUTTING — Lilly VanArsdale’s 233-201-167-601 led Forestville to a 4-0 sweep of Clymer/Sherman in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 girls action at Cutting Lanes. Aspen VanArsdale added a 176 game and Dakota VanArsdale had a 172 game as the Hornets finished with a line ...

Wiggers lifts Clymer past Cassadaga Valley

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CLYMER — Emma Wiggers scored 18 points and Karlie Honey scored 8 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made four steals to spark Clymer to a 53-35 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West victory over Cassadaga Valley. Aurora Ordines contributed 10 points and Mikala Einink added ...

Olean upends Dunkirk, 55-37, in Division 1 West

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There are perks to having a young team, but there are also negatives. On Monday night, the Dunkirk Marauders experienced more of the negatives. Though they led after the first quarter, the youthful Marauders were outdone by the gold standard of Section VI, the Olean Huskies, falling, ...

Salamanca rallies to hand Southwestern its first loss

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SALAMANCA — Freshman Lucus Brown had 16 points and seven rebounds as Salamanca rallied for a 60-48 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West win over Southwestern on Monday evening. The Trojans led 30-27 at halftime before the Warriors outscored them, 33-18, in the second ...

Fredonia bowlers sweep Jamestown

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The Fredonia Hillbillies varsity boys bowling team swept the Jamestown Red Raiders 4-0 to improve their record to 18-2. Jamestown is now 15-5. Fredonia had games of 992-1089-1,025 for a total of 3,106. Jamestown had games of 891-925-931 for a 2,747 total. Leading Fredonia was Zack Kawski ...