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Swimming’s best

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Olean/Portville/Franklinville led the way with five selections in Division 1 and Panama/Maple Grove/Clymer led with eight in Division 2 as the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Swimming & Diving All-Star teams were released Thursday. League champion Frewsburg/Falconer and ...

Tarp Skunks to unveil mascot tonight

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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Tarp Skunks, a member of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, will be unveiling the team’s new mascot, Whiffy, as part of their display at the Jamestown Christmas parade tonight. The Tarp Skunks are excited to partner with this year’s presenting sponsor ...

Champs … again

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Paced by the efforts of Cameron Wight and Rebekah Austin, the Gowanda Central School trap team claimed its third fall-season conference championship recently. Wight, the top male shooter in the conference with an average of 23.2, was ranked No. 3 in the individual state rankings, while ...

Thompson claims ‘Travel’ golf win

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WESTFIELD — A special Thursday edition of the Wednesday Travel League was held at Pinehurst Golf Club on Nov. 19. Bob Thompson shot the low round of 81 to capture his second tour victory of the season and the 10th of his career. Ed Tofil finished second with 84 while Bill Aldrich and Mike ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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ROAD TRIP. The Buffalo Bills will fare much better on this week’s trip to Arizona to battle the displaced San Francisco 49ers. The Bills shockingly lost on a Hail Mary pass to the Arizona Cardinals prior to their bye week, but Monday will be different. The Buffalo offense will generate ...

‘He was the best’

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Mike Mangano walked into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Jamestown a couple years ago bearing a gift. I knew immediately that if that small piece of cardboard, featuring the 1974-75 Topps trading card of Virginia Squires forward George Carter, could talk, it would have quite ...

CSHOF to induct 11 new members

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On Monday, the Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame announced the inductees who will comprise the Class of 2021. The living inductees are George L. Barone, Jr., Sarah M. (Bogardus) Burnett, Andrew J. Creager, Christina M. Kebort, Michael A. Sirianni, Lewis G. Mack, Marc T. ...

SCCS grad, Bona star Carter passes away

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ST. BONAVENTURE — The St. Bonaventure Department of Athletics mourns the loss of George Carter, Class of 1967, who passed away recently. Carter earned his rightful spot as one of Bonaventure’s best-ever men’s basketball players when he was named to the program’s All-Time Team as part ...

Gerry Rodeo alumni competing at nationals beginning Wednesday

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GERRY — The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association have announced the top 15 competitors in each of the eight traditional rodeo events at the National Finals Rodeo which begins Wednesday in Arlington, Texas, and several of those have competed ...

Bills hang on

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ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen couldn’t entirely overlook how sloppy the Bills’ offense played, having difficulty closing out a 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Buffalo’s defense cleaned up whatever mess they created. “Yeah, we can be better, especially in the fourth ...

Browns survive late scare, down Jaguars on road

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Cleveland Browns can sum up their week in one word: survival. They managed to overcome key injuries, COVID-19 issues and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The last one proved to be the biggest hurdle. Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry took advantage of their best ...

UB’s Patterson ties FBS record with 8 rushing TDs

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BUFFALO (AP) — Jaret Patterson ran for eight touchdowns to tie an FBS record and became the fourth major-college football player to have a 400-yard rushing game as Buffalo beat Kent State 70-41 on Saturday. Patterson was wearing the No. 41 jersey instead of his usual 26, an honor in the ...

‘Time for a new one’

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During a year when so many things were going wrong in the world around them, the Fredonia Hillbillies rose above adversity of all kinds. In the end, Jim Rush’s squad had too much potential and determination on its side to be denied what was coming. This year’s Post-Journal Coach of the ...

Hultberg powers Bears to Class C crown

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Four minutes into the second half of the Section VI Class C championship game, Frewsburg’s Alex Hultberg stood over a free kick on the Bears’ side of midfield. There was a certain inevitability about what was going to happen next. And nobody could stop it. Not the wall of Chautauqua ...

Deer are falling as firearms season opens

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Big game firearms season opened last Saturday and early indications point to 2020 being a very productive one for the deer hunters. I stopped by 10 Point deer processors last Saturday around 6 p.m. and Dave Maines indicated that including bow season he had taken in over 120 deer so far. All ...

Golando happy helping for Red Dragons

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Maple Grove has made scoring loads of goals a habit over the past three years. Caleb Foley, the 2019 Post-Journal Player of the Year, ended his career with 64 tallies during his time at Maple Grove, while sophomore star Eli Moore scored a team-high 16 goals for the Red Dragons in ...

Westfield School officials discuss rise in COVID cases

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WESTFIELD — The rise of COVID-19 cases in Chautauqua County, along with positive COVID test results in the district, prompted Michael Cipolla, Westfield Academy and Central School district superintendent, to review the current situation with members of the board of education. At their ...