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PIAA speaks with Wolf’s staff

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association discussed with representatives of Gov. Tom Wolf’s office on Friday, options for starting fall sports. “We discussed many different scenarios, including schools’ health and sports’ safety strategies, local ...

Hunting licenses are now on sale, some improvements made

Hunting licenses are now on sale. The early reports from some of the facilities that offer license sales indicate that the state has made some improvements to the previous system. The whole process is a lot smoother compared to the previous system. In a recent issue of NY Outdoor News, editor ...

Golf leagues

John Chabuel shot a 38 to lead the Tom Tucker Thursday Night Memorial Golf League on Aug. 6 at Vineyards Golf Course. Tony Antolini had a skin on No. 13, and Gordy Haight (No. 12) and Ralph Archer (No. 18) were closest to the pin. Dave Criscione 39, Tony Antolini 39, Steve Dando 39, Rick ...

Hole-In-One

Using a 6-iron, John Lakas recorded an ace on the 110-yard fifth hole at Vineyards Golf Course on Friday.

Leader of the pack

Irv King has been a devoted runner for 17 years, during which he has completed 15 marathons, including three in Boston. But the Clymer resident might have to make another entry to his running resume after what he accomplished last Saturday. Competing in the “Frickin’ Hot 50K” road race, ...

Delcamp lifts Fury to dramatic win

The Fury improved to 7-3 and maintained a hold of first place in the MGSL A Division with a thrilling 11-10 softball victory over the North Buffalo Wildcats under the lights at Promenschenkel Stadium. Winning pitcher Anna Delcamp led the way with eight RBIs. Delcamp ripped a three-run home ...

Decades of dominance

Nancy Taaffe doesn’t care much for attention. Heck, the Silver Creek resident admits she runs away when someone dares sing “Happy Birthday” to her. But her son, Mark Pratt, couldn’t ignore his mom’s latest golf accomplishment, so he composed an email to our sports department ...

Bob Palcic coached in both conferences

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on 1966 Cardinal Mindszenty High School graduate and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Bob Palcic appeared in the Gridiron football magazine in September 2017. Given that the Big Ten and the Pac-12 called off their fall football seasons Tuesday, ...

Calph tops Wednesday Travel League field

DARIEN — The Wednesday Travel League made its first trip to Chestnut Hill Country Club, making it the 70th different golf course played in league history. Robert Calph shot the low round of 76 to earn his league-leading fourth tour victory of the season. The win also gave Calph 41 career ...

Kirk Stauffer named director of golf at CI

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has announced the appointment of Kirk Stauffer as director of golf. In this newly created role, made possible through philanthropy, Stauffer assumes leadership of the Chautauqua Golf Club, and is responsible for managing and continuously developing all ...

Yanks claim another Senior League crown

The Yankees (8-1) captured their third straight Men’s Senior Baseball League regular-season title, shutting down the high-powered Kosciuszko Club Phillies, 8-1. Justyn Vara was outstanding on the mound in six shutout innings of work, striking out 10 and allowing only two hits, both to his ...

Ace At Vineyards

Submitted Photo Nin Privitera recorded his first hole-in-one Monday when he aced the 137-yard ninth hole at Vinyeards Golf Course. Witnesses were John Ames, Dennis Cecala and Jason Gross.

Credit to Zed

It’s been more than seven years since I first laid eyes on Zed Williams. But what impressed me most about him that winter night in the Frewsburg Central School gymnasium was not about how well he played in Silver Creek’s basketball victory over the Bears — trust me, he was brilliant — ...

Rallying around ‘Little Deitz’

Brian Deitz has never minded sharing his love for the New York Mets. Tim McMullen has the proof. It’s right there in Tim’s 1989 Allegany Central School yearbook. On a page sponsored by the Village Inn and Hiram Distributors of Allegany, Brian, then a seventh-grader, wrote a ...

Goss Golf outing set for Saturday

The Randy Goss Golf Outing will take place Saturday at The Vineyards Golf Course. The event is a two-person scramble format and the cost is $65 per person, which includes a golf, cart, bagged lunch, to-go dinner, skins, CTP’s and prizes. Tee time is 9 a.m. Organizers are asking golfers to ...

Junior bowling drive-thru on tap

Lucky Lanes junior bowling will conduct a drive-thru awards pick-up for those who earned team and individual awards from the 2019-2020 season. This will take place on Saturday at Lucky Lanes parking lot. Refunds for cancelled tournaments and the banquet will also be available. Visit ...

MVP Williams nets six goals, leads Whipsnakes to PLL title

HERRIMAN, Utah — Chaos reigned for three quarters Sunday in the Premier Lacrosse League championship game. But then Zed Williams, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, restored order. Emphatically. Playing before a nationally televised audience, the Silver Creek Central School ...

#HeritageStrong Virtual Golf Classic scheduled

The #HeritageStrong Virtual Golf Classic will replace the annual Heritage Golf Challenge this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Lisa Haglund, Heritage president and CEO, stepped into her position in April, #HeritageStrong has been the battle cry of Heritage employees nationwide in the ...

Swabik finishes 3rd in Jacksonville decathlon

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sherman’s John Swabik placed third in the men’s decathlon at the Jacksonville Athletic Club Combined Events Championships over the weekend, finishing no lower than fourth in any of the events. Representing the CSP Wolfpack, Swabik’s performance was highlighted by ...

Tournament Time

OBSERVER Photo by Matt Spielman Westfield’s Elber Lopez-Hernandez defends an Erie Admirals player during the Boys U19 championship game Saturday at the NorthLake Family Recreation Center in Westfield.