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Consistent offense

FREDONIA — A two-run third inning put Fredonia up 4-0 en route to a 9-1 nonleague softball win Friday. Erin Schrantz singled and Hailee Laurito doubled before Jordan Lucas made it 3-0 with an RBI double. Nevaeh Zadzilka then hit an RBI single to plate Lucas. The Hillbillies scored ...

Titans claim Class D title

FRANKLINVILLE — In a fight for a sectional championship, the key to success is ball possession and not turning the ball over. On Friday night, the Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans won both of those categories, leading to a win. The Titans dropped the Salamanca Warriors 21-7 thanks ...

Bills linemen bond while squeezing onto flight

BUFFALO — What do you get when three hulking, Bills rookie offensive linemen wind up squeezing onto the same commuter plane to Buffalo? A game of musical chairs and plenty of attention, of course. “It was quite the scene,” interior lineman Jack Anderson said Friday, recalling how he ...

Improving weather good for hunting, fishing

Hunting and fishing opportunities seem to be improving along with the weather. When anglers are able to get out offshore, the yellow perch bite has been decent. Several anglers fishing out of Dunkirk on Friday did well in 61 feet of water. Their day started out slow reporting a couple dozen ...

Hillbillies, Marauders capture tennis wins

Fredonia lost just seven games in a 5-0 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division sweep of Westfield on Friday. Neil Cosico, Jackson Spangler and Trevor Napoli won their singles matches while Tim Davis teamed up with Mike Berg and Ryan Davis teamed up with Ethan Klemann to ...

Kelly paces Fredonia en route to fourth victory

OLEAN — Seventh-grader Ryan Kelly shot a 46 to lead Fredonia to a 28-27 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 boys golf victory over Olean on Friday at Bartlett Country Club. Kamdyn McClain was the medalist for the Huskies (3-5, 3-4) with a 44. The Hillbillies improved to ...

T’Birds fall to Panama in semifinals

MAYVILLE — No. 3 Panama volleyball will return to the Section VI Class D volleyball finals against top-ranked North Collins after claiming a semifinal win against No. 2 Chautauqua Lake on Thursday night. The Panthers (15-2) rode a strong start to a four-set win, 25-16, 17-25, 26-24, ...

PLAY BALL

FREWSBURG — 721 days. That is the number of days it’s been since the last time the Dunkirk Marauders played a high school baseball game. But you would not know that by the scoreboard Thursday, as the Dunkirk Marauders defeated the Frewsburg Bears, 14-0, in their season ...

Vaughn is medalist, Trojans improve to 11-2

LAKEWOOD — Southwestern continued its red-hot start to the boys golf season at Maplehurst Country Club on Thursday, earning a 36-19 win over Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton (3-9) and a 32-23 win over Jamestown (3-7) to improve to 11-2 on the year. Max Vaughn led the Trojans as medalist ...

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS

SECTION VI FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals CLASS AA Friday, May 7 Orchard Park 17, Clarence 0 CLASS A Friday, May 7 South Park 20, Grand Island 19 Jamestown 57, Williamsville South 14 CLASS B Friday, May 7 Iroquois 46, Olean 15 CLASS C Friday, May 7 Medina 54, ...

Falconer/CV breezes

FALCONER — The Falconer/Cassadaga Valley girls track & field team held its first meet at its brand-new facility Thursday afternoon and the Golden Cougars came home with a 109-21 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association win over Salamanca. Paiden Wittmeyer tripled for ...

Adams disputes disconnect

BUFFALO — Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams intends to move ahead with players who want to be part of the solution in Buffalo, and that — for now — includes disgruntled captain Jack Eichel. To emphasize his point Wednesday, Adams borrowed the same word — disconnect — Eichel used ...

Fredonia boys win track opener

FREDONIA — Fredonia began its track and field season with an 83-47 win over visiting Springville. Alex Field took home the 110-meter hurdles (18.5) and the 400-meter hurdles (1:15.4) while Oliver Madariaga claimed the 400 meters (54.7) and the 200 meters (23.4). Other winners for the ...

Karate promotions

Submitted Photos Sempei Jason Platt and Sempei Milo Wille have advanced to their blue belt in the Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate Organization. Platt has been in martial arts for 14 years earning his black belt in another karate style. Currently Platt is working toward his rank in Kempo ...

Brocton blanks T’wolves in softball

CATTARAUGUS — Brocton (1-0) defeated Cattaraugus-Little Valley (0-1) 25-0 to begin the nonleague high school softball season. Juli Smith threw a complete-game shutout scattering five hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks. Savanna Krystofiak had two doubles and three RBIs for the ...

Dunkirk/Fredonia shut out 3-0 by West Seneca East

The Dunkirk/Fredonia Steelers modified hockey team moved to 1-1 Sunday after a 3-0 loss to the West Seneca East Trojans. The Steelers faced a battalion-sized Trojans roster of 21 skaters to just 12 for the Steelers. Strong defensive play from Colin Pergrim, Connor Nowicki, Nathan Keefe and ...

Red Dragons edge Hillbillies 3-2 in tennis

BEMUS POINT — Maple Grove was a 3-2 winner over visiting Fredonia in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division boys tennis. Trey DeMink topped Neil Cosico 6-3, 6-3 at first singles while Marshall Cresanti and Zechariah Padd won a close match at first doubles 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 ...

Golf leagues

In the Gene Andolina League at the Vineyards Golf Course Bob Golubski led the way with a 35, Dave Criscione 37, John Bongiovanni 37, Greg Catalano 38 and Sam Allesi 39. Skins went to Bongiovanni on No. 3, Bob Golubski on No. 7 and Criscione on No. 9. Catalano was closest to the pin on No. 5 ...

Scanlan, Snyder lead Gowanda to 18-10 win

GOWANDA — Gowanda’s girls lacrosse team opened its home schedule with a 18-10 win over Lake Shore on Wednesday. Miya Scanlan led the way with four goals and two assists while Scotia Snyder also had four tallies. Chloe Luther added three goals and two assists; Aurora Stevens found the ...

Westfield posts tennis victory

WESTFIELD — Westfield (1-0) was a 5-0 winner over Cassadaga Valley (0-1) in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 boys tennis action. Thayne Bodenmiller topped Ian Anderson 6-0, 6-2 while Richard Barney topped Dylon Ansell 6-0, 6-1. Thayne Bodenmiller (W) d. Ian Andersen ...