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Thunderbirds’ Erik Peterson named Defensive Player of the Year in Div. 1 West

After winning the CCAA Division 1 West boys soccer title with a perfect league record of 10-0, it was to no surprise that the Southwestern Trojans were all over the All-Star teams. Trojan Michael Carnes earned Player of the Year and McKay Young won Offensive Player of the Year. Jason Deering ...

Golfer’s Diary: Swanson, Bonnies head to Ireland

The St. Bonaventure golf program has had some great success since Ryan Swanson, co-owner of Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield, took over as head coach in January 2016. The Bonnies have had numerous tournament victories, plenty of individual accolades and jaunts all over the United ...

Rosen rises up to secure 1-1 tie at Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH — Goaltending and penalty killing were the keys to Fredonia State’s 1-1 SUNYAC men’s hockey tie Friday at Plattsburgh. Senior goaltender Anton Rosen made 45 saves while he and his teammates successfully killed six Plattsburgh power-plays to earn an important point on the ...

Fredonia’s Brown is off to States

Submitted Photo Fredonia’s Emily Brown received a nice send-off at Fredonia High School on Thursday before the state cross-country championships in Plattsburgh. Brown is pictured with coach Carol Zirkle, the competition will take place on Saturday morning.

CCAA West All-Stars revealed

The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies girls soccer team had their biggest highlight of the season on Senior Night with a 1-0 overtime victory over the Dunkirk Lady Marauders in a defensive battle under the lights at SUNY Fredonia. It comes as no surprise that it was a senior defender that was awarded ...

Lady Wolverines’ Katie Bodenmiller named Offensive Player of the Year

The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines had one of the most monumental seasons in program history in 2019, capped off by a CCAA Central league title and a Section VI co-championship banner. Naturally, the Lady Wolverines were well-represented on the CCAA Central All-Stars released earlier this ...

Devin Pope shines in first game of sophomore year at Penn State Behrend

OBSERVER Staff Report ERIE, Pa. — Former Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds three-sport star Devin Pope had the highlight of his collegiate athletic career on Tuesday night for the Penn State Behrend Lions. Pope scored a game-high 25 points in Tuesday’s 94-73 win over the Thiel Tomcats in ...

Snow cover aids hunters but vexes anglers

Deer hunters will probably appreciate the snow cover and colder temperatures more than fishermen. The non-stop wind has put a halt to offshore fishing on Lake Erie for perch and walleye and Chautauqua Lake has also seen a slow down of boat traffic. Rick Miller in Irving reports that there has ...

Lake Shore’s Mary Kromer commits to Mercyhurst for D-I ice hockey

Special to the OBSERVER ANGOLA — On NCAA National Signing Day, Lake Shore High School celebrated Senior Mary Kromer as she signed her National Letter of intent to attend Mercyhurst University to play Women’s Division 1 Ice Hockey. “In my 14 years as Athletic Director, she is one of ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

SQUISH WISH. This year's Buffalo Bills are too good of a team to lose twice in a row. Expect the Bills to enjoy their trip to Miami and outplay an inferior team. Tonight's game in Cleveland should be epic, with the Steelers somehow surviving. Freddie sees it this way: Bills 24, DOLPHINS ...

Fredonia State opens men’s basketball season with 91-88 OT win

In front of a packed Dods Hall gymnasium, the Fredonia State Blue Devils tipped off their men’s basketball season with a thrilling overtime victory on Tuesday night, beating the D’Youville Spartans, 91-88. The Blue Devils (1-0) trailed at halftime, 42-37, and despite D’Youville leading ...

Blue Devils cheerleaders complete Ruck Walk to benefit veterans

Special to the OBSERVER State University of New York at Fredonia cheerleaders hit the road on Sunday morning for the Ruck Walk for Veterans Food Drive to support veterans. Two cheerleaders — Riley Gustafson and Tierney Kateridge — slung on backpacks filled with 20 pounds of food and ...

Soccer All-Star games held on Sunday in Jamestown

OBSERVER Staff Report The 20th annual Chautauqua County Senior All-Star Soccer Games were played Sunday afternoon at Strider Field in Jamestown. Both the boys and girls games finished in a 2-2 tie. Jaclyn Bush of Jamestown scored both goals for the White team. Chloe Barrett of Silver ...

Cullinan 3-peats as All-SUNYAC, joined by Audette

Special to the OBSERVER Fredonia State junior defender Lauren Cullinan is back on the SUNYAC all-conference team for the third straight year. She is joined in 2019 by freshman defender Izzy Audette. Second Team as a freshman and First Team as a sophomore, Cullinan is back on the First Team ...

Dog Pound wins Dunkirk Flag Football title

The Dog Pound flag football team won three consecutive playoff games to go from the last seed of the playoffs to becoming the 2019 Dunkirk Flag Football Champions. Team MVP was Ladarren Watts. Pictured are: Mike Brown, Mario Shepherd, Richarda Huff, Alex Benejan, Lye Huff, Jimmie Fores, Nick ...

Sunday’s letdown is why people doubted the Bills

For everyone that was hoping the Buffalo Bills would prove the doubters wrong, Sunday was your worst nightmare. The Bills did just enough to blow the game against the league’s most disappointing team, the Cleveland Browns. Stephen Hauschka’s two missed field goals, including the game-tying ...

Devils hockey rallies from early deficit, tops Chatham

Special to the OBSERVER PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Fredonia State scored seven unanswered goals, by seven different players, to rally past Chatham, 7-2, in non-conference men’s hockey Saturday night. The Blue Devils (1-2) erased a 2-0 deficit on goals by Ryan Dunner, Charlie Manley, Jacob ...