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Allegany-Limestone tops Fredonia

OBSERVER Staff Reports FREDONIA — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies hosted one of the toughest teams in New York State on Saturday at SUNY Fredonia, as Allegany-Limestone came into town and left with a 5-0 win over Fredonia in a CCAA league soccer contest. The game was a rematch of the Section ...

Black Knights can’t slow down JFK

OBSERVER Staff Report BUFFALO — The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights were defeated by JFK, 40-15, in a Class C North football game on Saturday afternoon in Buffalo. JFK jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on carries of 64 yards and 50 yards for touchdowns. Sammy Braidich ...

Hillbillies earn thrilling win over Golden Cougars

SINCLAIRVILLE — Big-time players make plays in big moments. For Fredonia to come out on top in a tight game on Saturday afternoon, the Hillbillies needed every big play they could get from their standout players. As it turned out, Fredonia did just enough to walk off the field with a win ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Hillbillies beat Golden Cougars

The Fredonia Hillbillies defeated the Cassadaga Valley/Falconer Golden Cougars, 18-14, on Saturday afternoon at Cassadaga Valley High School. Shown are photos by OBSERVER Sports Editor Braden Carmen.

Dunkirk rebounds from loss, handles Lake Shore, 32-22

Coming into the game losing two of their most important players and leaders, the pressure for the Dunkirk Marauders to succeed on Friday fell on quarterback Phil Messina, Chris Ortiz, and the plethora of sophomores the Marauders field. Coach Mike Sarratori knew that his team needed to play ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Marauders win

The Dunkirk Marauders beat the Lake Shore Eagles 32-22 on Friday night in Dunkirk. Shown are photos by Ron Szot.

Thunderbirds fall to Portville, 41-20

MAYVILLE — After responding to a disaster of a first quarter with two quick scores, the Thunderbirds found themselves only trailing 21-14 to Portville, oppose to 21-0. Unfortunately for Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton (1-2), the Portville Panthers (2-1) knew how to match the offensive ...

Blair earns second tour win at Stateline Speedway

Special to The OBSERVER JAMESTOWN — A sea of his fans dressed in black-and-green racing apparel adorned with the locally famous “111” graphics on them filled Victory Lane. Newly crowned two-time Stateline Speedway Super Late Model Track Champion Max Blair had just beaten the Outlaws at ...

Fredonia tops Silver Creek, Gowanda, Cassadaga win

OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies carried over the momentum from Wednesday’s victory over Dunkirk into another CCAA North contest against Silver Creek and came away with another victory. Fredonia won the match in three sets, 25-17, 25-20, 25-19, over ...

Hillbillies take on Golden Cougars

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Hillbillies look to get back in the win column Saturday afternoon in a C South football game against the Cassadaga Valley/Falconer Golden Cougars at Cassadaga Valley High School. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. Cassadaga Valley/Falconer (0-2, 0-1) hopes to ...

Solid defense leads Black Knights to 2-0 non-league victory

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights got back on track on Friday afternoon, with a 2-0 victory over Salamanca/Catt./Little Valley in a non-league boys soccer game at Silver Creek High School. Early on, Silver Creek/Forestville (3-5-0) found the ...

Hillbillie Sweep

The Lady ‘Billies (2-2-1) finished off what their male counterparts started on Wednesday and finished a sweep of Dunkirk soccer this week in the Dunkirk-Fredonia rivalry. Fredonia marched into Dunkirk (0-9) for their first Section VI CCAA West girls soccer win of the season, 1-0. The first ...

Injury bug bites Dunkirk heading into week three against Lakeshore

Following their 20-6 loss at the hands of the Maritime-Charter Commodores, the Dunkirk Marauders will now enter week three without a couple of their established leaders. Senior Earl Stewart and Junior Gavin Cave will both miss Dunkirk’s Friday evening showdown with the Lakeshore Eagles. ...

Plans for 2020 Gerry Rodeo already underway

GERRY – The Gerry Rodeo Committee is already making plans for next summer’s 76th consecutive rodeo, scheduled for four nights, August 5-8, following one of their most successful rodeos in recent years, an event which drew a very positive evaluation from the crew of PRCA judges. This ...

Lady Eagles down Pine Valley 3-0

SOUTH DAYTON- The North Collins Eagles girls soccer team claimed their first league victory of the season with a 3-0 victory over the Pine Valley Panthers on Thursday night. The first half was scoreless, but not without many opportunities, primarily for the visitors. North Collins had a ...

Lady Bulldogs drop close one to Clymer

OBSERVER Staff Report The Brocton Lady Bulldogs drop a tight one against the Clymer Lady Pirates on Thursday, losing in 5 sets, 25-16, 20-25, 27-25, 25-7, 25-20. Leading the way for Clymer (1-3) was Mikala Einink with 15 assists, three kills, and two aces. Emma Wiggers chipped in eight ...

Lady Wolverines perfect still, beat Lady T-Birds 2-0

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines topped the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds, 2-0, in a Section VI CCAA Central girls soccer game in Westfield, on Thursday. The Lady Wolverines and Lady T’birds were tied headed into the second half, until a Katie ...

Fredonia, Frewsburg girls see 93-93 deadlock in swimming

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Lady Billies swim meet against Frewsburg on Thursday night ended in a 93-93 stalemate. In the first meet, the 200 Medley Relay, Fredonia’s team of Lillee Gould, Jenna Sherlock, Tori Spacciapolli, and Amelia Harper finished first with a time of ...

Lady T-Birds down Salamanca 4-1

OBSERVER Staff Report Chautauqua Lake’s girls tennis found a 4-1 victory in a non-league match against Salamanca on Thursday. Emily Bauer playing first singles defeated Brooke Kettle, 6-1, 6-0. Logan Walzcak won via forfeit after the first set. Elizabeth Marshaus (CL) was defeated by ...

Black Knights beat Lady Red Dragons for first time, 3-1

OBSERVER Staff Report The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights took down the Maple Grove Lady Red Dragons for the first time ever, winning by a score of 3-1. As is tradition between the two teams, the game was a war of attrition in the mid-field. “It went as expected. It was a battle, ...