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CCAA’s Finest

BEMUS POINT — Steve Sipior was “incredibly nervous” before the first wave of runners toed the start line at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Championships on Friday morning. And by the time race favorite Drew Carlson disappeared out of sight on the Bemus Point Golf ...

Teijeira scores four for North Collins

NORTH COLLINS — North Collins (6-5-1, 2-4-0 CCAA Central) was a 6-3 winner over Pine Valley/Gowanda (0-8, 0-5 CCAA East) in nonleague boys soccer action. Alex Teijeira scored four goals in the win, Max Warsaw had one and Ryan Stefan one as well. Carson Teijeira, Derek Ebersole, Dominic ...

Colder weather changes ‘hot spots’ for local fishing

Colder weather might be bringing fishing action closer to shore. On Thursday, there were reports of good trout fishing in Chautauqua Creek, Cattaraugus Creek and Walnut Creek with even a few trout spotted in Canadaway Creek. The water level at Canadaway Creek is very high because the mouth of ...

Thompson picks up first Travel League victory

VENANGO — Bob Thompson won his first Wednesday Travel League tour event of the season with a low round of 77 at Country Meadows Golf Course. Ed Tofil was second with an 81 and Bill Aldrich was third with an 86. Thompson led the front nine with a 1-over-par 37 while Tofil and Mike Wolfe ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Today’s Schedule Boys High School Soccer Maple Grove at North Collins, 1 p.m. Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Pine Valley/Gowanda, 1 p.m. Fredonia at Dunkirk, 3 p.m. Girls High School Soccer Ellicottville at Randolph, 11 a.m. Allegany-Limestone at Dunkirk, 11 ...

Best of the best

BEMUS POINT — Three separate waves of runners will take to the links of Bemus Point Golf Club and Tap House today for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Cross County Championships. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the races have been divided into three different time slots, with ...

CSHOF member Crist passes away at 69

Chuck Crist stands just off the patio at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. It’s August 2019 and a couple hundred people, including inductees and members of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, are enjoying the organization’s annual picnic. No one is basking in the moment more than ...

Frewsburg wraps up Central Division crown

FREWSBURG — An early goal in each half helped Frewsburg lock up the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division title with a 2-0 win over Westfield/Brocton on Thursday afternoon. Alexandra Hultberg opened the scoring in the 10th minute for the Bears (11-0-0, 8-0-0). Her ...

Fredonia swimmers fall in Panama

PANAMA — Izzi Bailey was a double winner for Panama/Maple Grove/Clymer in a 105-81 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association girls swimming and diving win over Fredonia on Thursday. Bailey captured the 50-yard freestyle (26.02) and 500-yard freestyle (5:53.51) for the Panthers. Abby ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Today’s Schedule High School Boys Soccer Ellicotville at Sprinville/West Valley, 4:30 p.m. Falconer/Cassadaga Valley at Allegany-Limestone, 4:30 p.m. Fredonia at Olean, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley/Gowanda at North Collins, 4:30 p.m. Southwestern at Jamestown, 7 p.m. High School Girls ...

Maple Grove knocks off North Collins, 6-4

Maple Grove raised its record to 7-0-1 following a 6-4 Central Division victory over North Collins. Nick Golando scored two goals, including one via penalty kick, and Tristan Spillane, Alex MacCallum, Eli Moore and Sam Eimiller added one apiece in support of keepers Georgio Akl and Nate ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Today’s Schedule Girls Soccer North Collins at Chautauqua, 4:30 p.m. Catt-Little Valley at Portville, 4:30 p.m. Randolph at Pine Valley, 4:30 p.m. Olean at Fredonia, 6 p.m. Falconer/CV at Allegany-Limestone, 4:30 p.m. Ellicottville at Franklinville, 4:30 p.m. Silver Creek at ...

Fredonia shuts out Jamestown, 2-0

Ava Rukavina and Annie Gondek each scored a goal as Fredonia blanked Jamestown, 2-0, in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division girls soccer Tuesday. Rukavina scored from Sophia Gullo before Gondek tallied from Emily Timmerman. Kinnan Finnegan made 10 saves in net for the ...

Southwestern boys, girls prevail in Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — Southwestern claimed a pair of Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association cross country wins at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School, finishing with 16 points in the boys race behind Ethan Luce’s winning time of 17:23, just seconds ahead of teammate Nate Lewis. Frewsburg ...

Harper, Roth lead Fredonia past Gowanda/Pine Valley

Amelia Harper and Abby Roth were double winners and Fredonia took first place in all three relays to beat Gowanda/Pine Valley, 112-68, in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association girls swimming and diving Tuesday. Harper captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:31.83) and 100-yard ...

Bowling

Joe Granata’s 262-236-673 led the Frame Memorial Tuesday Night Bowling League at Lucky Lanes. Tony Mistretta followed with a 232-214-620, Art Howard had a 233-606 and Steve Dando rolled a 218-605. High games were turned in by Brian Meyer (201), Zachery Dye (202, 242), Devon Mistretta (213), ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Today’s Schedule Boys High School Soccer Chautauqua Lake at Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m. Salamanca/Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Ellicottville, 4:30 p.m. Randolph at Pine Valley/Gowanda, 4:30 p.m. Jamestown at Fredonia, 6 p.m. Allegany-Limestone at Southwestern, 7 p.m. North Collins at ...

Wolverines hold off Chautauqua Lake

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake continued to fight hard through the final minutes of Monday night’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division contest, but in the end visiting Westfield/Brocton (3-3, 3-3) was able to hold on to its early lead on the way to a 3-1 victory. Brad ...

OT deadlock

OBSERVER Photo by Scott Reagle Fredonia’s Adam Sellari (13) attempts to dribble around Maple Grove’s Alex MacCallum during Monday’s CCAA West Division soccer game, which ended in a 2-2 tie.

Matteson advances to Shodan Jr. black belt

On Oct. 21, Sensei Cameron Matteson advanced to his Shodan Jr. black belt through the Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate organization. The ceremony was officiated by Master Sensei Bill Matteson and Grand Master Jim Galati. Sensei Matteson has been a member of The Family Martial Arts Center ...