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Comfort zone

In his apartment in the Cleveland suburbs, Browns’ second-year tight end Stephen Carlson has a framed No. 89 jersey from his first NFL game last November at Denver. Also housed there is the football from his first NFL reception from quarterback Baker Mayfield, which just happened to be ...

Turnaround in sight

The weather pattern is finally turning in the fisherman’s favor with warming temperatures, manageable winds and mostly clear skies in the forecast for the immediate future. Now if only the fish will cooperate. Captain Larry Jones has been my go-to guy for fishing information. Yellow perch ...

Golf leagues

GOWANDA — The Girls4Golf played its first league match at Tri-County Country Club on Tuesday. The highlight came courtesy of a birdie by Donna Merrit on the third hole. Patti Hoagland had a 50 and Sue Rocque shot a 55, followed by Kim Murphy, Diana Carpus, Nancy Phillips and Donna ...

CHRIC Classic golf tourney set for July 25

CHAUTAUQUA — The fifth annual CHRIC Classic golf tournament will be held again this year on the Lake Course at Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road in Chautauqua on Saturday, July 25. This year the tournament will be followed by an awards reception and outdoor steak dinner being held ...

Good as gold

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first saw the light of day on Aug. 7, 2012 in the immediate aftermath of Jenn Suhr’s gold medal-winning performance in the pole vault at the Summer Olympic Games in London. This story is the latest in our “Remember When” series. Not quite four ...

Cammarata named new golf coach at Jamestown CC

When Phil Cammarata was a sophomore at Jamestown Community College more than 30 years ago, he qualified for the NJCAA Golf Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. “All I remember is No. 1 at McCormick Ranch has a canal going down the left side,” he said. “Back then, I did not hook the ...

Friendly ‘Boss’

EDITOR’S NOTE: A version of this story, written by Bill Hammond, first appeared in the OBSERVER in August 1974, detailing a relationship between New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner III and a group of northern Chautauqua County residents. With Major League Baseball’s 2020 future ...

Alumni golf tourney rescheduled

DUNKIRK — The 11th annual Dunkirk, Cardinal Mindszenty and Fredonia high schools golf tournament will be held Sept. 18 at Shorewood Country Club. Registration for the scramble format event will begin at 8 a.m. in the grove next to the pro shop, followed by a group photo at 9:15 a.m. and a ...

Ladder league begins soon

Last call for anyone interested in participating in this year’s ladder league. League play is open to all male and female Chautauqua Pickleball Club paid members regardless of skill level. Bob Patterson has compiled all the rules and regulations for ladder league play to start ...

Hole-In-One

DUNKIRK — Using a 9-iron, Greg Catalano aced the 130-yard, sixth hole at Shorewood Country Club on Wednesday.

STATE CHAMPS

EDITOR’S NOTE: In another edition of the “Remember When” series, the 2013 state champion Fredonia baseball team is featured. Throughout this week, the OBSERVER ran the Hillbillies’ final four playoff victories. Today, we conclude with the Class B state semifinals and championship ...

Most local soccer leagues cancel summer seasons

While much of the attention recently has been on the high school sports seasons canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, youth sports are also feeling its effects. Over the past couple of months social media has been littered with area soccer leagues posting their official cancellation ...

Lundmark is Fusion’s top shooter for May

Chautauqua Fusion recently announced the top shooters in its May 2020 Top Gun Challenge. Inspired by the April 2020 Wall Street Journal article, titled “Shooting Hoops Through the Pandemic,” coaches Chris Dole and Mike Engdahl challenged their players to a shooting contest for the ...

Billies take next step

EDITOR’S NOTE: In another edition of the “Remember When” series, the 2013 state champion Fredonia baseball team is featured. Throughout this week, the OBSERVER will be running the Hillbillies’ final four playoff victories, including its state title contest. Today, we continue with the ...

Pickleball club announces Dunkirk, Fredonia matches

Chautauqua Pickleball Club is announcing its schedule for the coming weeks. It is a group of approximately 80-plus members, mostly senior citizens, who started a pickleball group in the Chautauqua-Jamestown-Bemus Point- Silver Creek area almost four years ago. Events are scheduled in Dunkirk ...

Voss dominant

EDITOR’S NOTE: In another edition of the “Remember When” series, the 2013 state champion Fredonia baseball team is featured. Throughout this week, the OBSERVER will be running the Hillbillies’ final four playoff victories, including its state title contest. Today, we begin with the ...

Buddy system

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first appeared in The Post-Journal on June 18, 2017, detailing a special relationship between a 12-year-old boy and a member of the Jamestown Expos of the New York-Pennsylvania League. More than 30 years later, that summer of 1989 still resonates with ...

Golf leagues

Dave Criscione shot a 38 to lead the Tom Tucker Memorial Golf League at Vineyards Golf Course. Dave DeJoe 39, Jeff Lehnan 42, Brian Curtis 43, Gleen Mann 43, Steve Dando 43, Rick Bauza 45, John Weidenhofer 45, Craig Sutton 45, Mike Rosario 46, Vin Piglowski 47, Tim Cave 48, Gordy Haight 48, ...

One point short

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article — the last of a four-part series — appeared in The Post-Journal in March 1994, the day after the Fredonia boys basketball team appeared in the state Final Four semifinal game. GLENS FALLS — At various times in their postseason odyssey to the New ...

Kindberg earns first place in NYSAPA writing contest

The New York State Associated Press Association announced Thursday the winners in its 2019 competitions recognizing the best in newspaper and broadcast journalism. Scott Kindberg, the regional sports editor, received a first place in the Division II feature story category for his piece ...