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‘He was the best’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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 ...

Houser, Trojans prevail through pandemic for first Section VI championship

Short of facing a canceled season, Southwestern girls soccer suffered some of the worst possible scenarios due to COVID-19 this year. The adversity did nothing to stop the team from claiming a 12-4 record and a Section VI Class B-2 title, the first in school history after reaching three ...

Westfield School officials discuss rise in COVID cases

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 ...

Butler, Steinbroner earn East Division honors

Bryce Butler of Ellicottville has been named Player of the Year for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East Division in boys soccer. Butler helped the Eagles to a 8-5-1 record, scoring 12 goals and nine assists as a senior. Noah Steinbroner of Ellicottville has been named ...

Ellicottville girls place four on First Team

The girls soccer all-star teams for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East Division were announced recently with Ellicottville leading the way in First-Team selections. Mandy Hurlburt, Elsa Woodarek, Emilee Ruiz and Logan Fredrickson earned the honor for the Eagles, who finished ...

Finding A Niche

CASSADAGA — While COVID-19 has caused disruptions for the majority of sports in all age groups, the pandemic has also forced changes in new directions for plenty of athletes. Thanks to the efforts of Citizens For A Better Cassadaga, pickleball is continuing to grow its footprint in northern ...

South County swimmer leaves mark in record books

FREWSBURG — Bruce Johnson stands at one end of the Frewsburg pool, the water eerily still without a ripple. Wednesday morning would have usually been one last time for the Frewsburg/Southwestern boys team to cut through the water before a huge Thanksgiving feast, but this year is different ...

Silver Creek Elementary hosts Turkey Trot

SILVER CREEK — This year’s Turkey Trot at Silver Creek Elementary School was a success. “For obvious reasons, we had to change things up a little bit this year,” said Trisha Sills, fifth-grade teacher, of the ongoing pandemic. “We had the event live streamed for parents to enjoy ...