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Keeping a secret

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal on Feb. 13, 1956 and is another story in our “Remember When?” series. Connie Mack stories are limitless and will gain splender with the passing of time as are the legends of Babe Ruth. We never met Mr. Mack, but we ...

Southtowns Walleye Derby survives global pandemic

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The Southtowns Walleye Derby has survived another year despite a global pandemic. This was the 36th event and say what you will about the organization, many of us were happy that they were able to provide the event and provide a little bit of “back to normal,” if only for a brief ...

Calph shoots 74 to win at Scenic Heights GC

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WATTSBURG, Pa. — Robert Calph won his first event of the season by posting the low round of 74 at Scenic Heights Golf Course during Wednesday Travel League golf action. Finishing in a tie for second place with 79s were Dave Wallace, Mike Wolfe and Dave Criscione. Wallace shot an even-par 36 ...

Lakewood GC’s Damore wins WNYPGA’s first major of season

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STAFFORD — Pat Damore, PGA pro at Lakewood Golf Center, won the Western New York Open on Monday at Stafford Country Club. Damore, a member at Conewango Valley Country Club, won the Professional Division on the first playoff hole against Battistoni Golf Center’s Matt Stasiak. Damore and ...

Golf leagues

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John Bongiovanni, Dan Alessi and Doug Grace all shot 35s to lead the Gene Andolina League at The Vineyards Golf Course. Jim Sedota shot a 30 to lead the net scores. Gross: John Bongiovanni 35, Dan Alessi 35, Doug Grace 35, Bob Golubski 36, Joe Bifaro 37, Phil Kleeberger 37, Chuck Allesi 38, ...

Down to three

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A Chautauqua County cheerleading gym continues its climb into some rarified air. The Xplosion All-Stars Cheer, located at 2485 Falconer-Frewsburg Road in Jamestown, is still in the running for a “Cheer Gym Extreme Makeover,” valued at more than $500,000. According to Lisa Perrin, ...

NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force considers scenarios

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The possibility of switching sports to different times of the year was among the scenarios laid out by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s COVID-19 Task Force for the 2020-21 high school year Wednesday afternoon. The group met for the second time Tuesday after ...

JCC athletes honored for their academic success

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The Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) has recognized 51 Jamestown Community College student-athletes as Academic All-Conference selections for the 2019-20 academic school year. To be recognized, honorees must have earned at least a 3.30 grade point average and a minimum of 24 ...

$1,000-to-win kart race to be featured at Stateline

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BUSTI — Racing action will return to Kortwright Road on Friday evening. While the main track at Stateline Speedway remains closed amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the adjacent Stateline Speedway Kart track will host its annual July 3 Sr. Clone 350 race. Sr. Clone 350 karts are for drivers ...

Golf leagues

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Bill Anderson led the A Flight with a 34 during the Monday Night Utility Golf League at The Vineyards Golf Course. John Lakas and Brian Manning tied for the B Flight lead with 42s. Skins were won by Anderson on No. 1, Jeff Nelson on No. 8 and Bill Cochrane on No. 9. Rick Manning was ...

Showstoppers

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Ashley and Alana Holt of Fredonia competed in the Inter-County Horsemen’s Association Horse Show in Canfield, Ohio on June 6-7. In a field of over 200 horses both Ashley and Alana competed in the English Equestrian Division. Alana and her Arabian mare Maddie had an outstanding showing in ...

1891 Run for the Opera House turns virtual

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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions on large public gatherings in place throughout New York state, the 1891 Run for the Fredonia Opera House scheduled for Sunday, July 19, has become a virtual run/walk with an expanded race period that begins on July 19 and ends on July 31. The 1891 Run ...

Barone to make professional managerial debut Friday

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For as long as he can remember, Anthony Barone has been a fan of the Boston Red Sox. That includes from 1992-94 when Boston went 207-232 under the direction of manager Butch Hobson. On Friday night, Barone will manage his first professional baseball game and standing in the opposing dugout ...

WNYPGA Jr. Tour holds ‘56 Showcase’

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Max Vaughn of Lakewood was the top local finisher at the Western New York PGA Golf “56 Showcase” last week. Vaughn shot rounds of 86-80 for a 166 total, which placed him in a tie for 13th. Lucas Hoffman of Fredonia finished in a tie for 27th after posting an 86-93-179. Anthony Delisanti ...

Lake Erie Speedway loses another event

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NORTH EAST, Pa. — Lake Erie Speedway Driven By Pro Waste on Tuesday announced cancellation of the ATV Big Air Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATV Big Air Tour was scheduled to visit the venue on Saturday, Sept. 5. After lengthy discussion the promoter of the ATV Big Air Tour lost a ...

PA high school sports take steps toward return

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WARREN, Pa. — It looks like there will be school sports in Warren County soon. District 10 prepared a preliminary document regarding fall sports. “This is a consensus document,” Superintendent Amy Stewart said. In order to provide consistency in interscholastic sports among the ...

Success at Eriez

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HAMMETT, Pa. — Blue skies greeted fans arriving at Eriez Speedway on Sunday for their third night of racing. The card of 18 heats and six features provided a solid evening of entertainment for area race fans with Chris Hackett, a former class champion, picking up his first Mill Run ...

Rodeo will not take place in Gerry this summer

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GERRY – The Gerry Fire Department has voted to postpone their 76th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo until Aug. 4 to 7 of next summer due to circumstances beyond their control caused by the coronavirus. Rodeo chairman Tom Atwell calls this the “toughest decision they have ...

Twenty questions

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Chautauqua County is steeped in sports history, so put on your thinking caps and see how you fare with 20 random questions regarding some of its finest athletes and their accomplishments. Answers can be found on Page B2. 1. This former northern Chautauqua County high school star, continued ...

Wednesday travel league holds NY Open

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SALAMANCA — The Wednesday Travel League held its first major event of the season, the “New York Open,” at Elkdale Country Club. Wayne Stoughton earned his first major victory with the low round of 77. Robert Calph finished one stroke behind with 78 and Dave Wallace came in third ...