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Four Fredonia wrestlers earn at-large bids in State Championship

Entering the season, the Fredonia wrestling team had lofty expectations due to a number of key returners and exciting younger players. Now, with the season winding down, four of those wrestlers who excelled all season get their chance to be on the podium of the New York State Public High School ...

Rice is nice

GOWANDA — With Gowanda superstar Miya Scanlan out of the lineup due to injury, it wasn’t whether Silver Creek would win, but rather by how much. The answer to that question was 21 points, Silver Creek avenged its loss to the Lady Panthers earlier this season with a 50-29 Section VI Division ...

Sands leads Sherman to win over Chautauqua Lake

OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE - Carrie Sands poured in 23 points to lead Sherman to a 56-37 nonleague girls basketball victory over Chautauqua Lake on Thursday. The Wildcats outscored the hosts 33-15 in the middle two quarters to build a comfortable lead. They end the regular season ...

Sample sets sights on Tokyo

From having a top 400-meter time in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association to being a member of a state-championship winning 1,600-meter relay team, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley senior Rayven Sample is no stranger to success on the track. That success, along with immense determination ...

Dunkirk tops Allegany-Limestone

DUNKIRK — In the third quarter of the Dunkirk Lady Marauders game against Allegany-Limestone, the Lady Gators only trailed by nine points, 49-40. It was impressive the Lady Gators were able to keep up with the best offense in the county for that long, but Dunkirk soon did what they do against ...

Fredonia closes out with a win

BUFFALO — The Fredonia Hillbillies closed out the regular season with a 64-43 win over MST Prep in a non-league boys basketball contest at the Math Science Technology Preparatory School in Buffalo on Wednesday night. “It was good for us. It was a tough battle early and exactly what we ...

Additional handi-cap parking at boat launch addressed

It’s hard to believe that the Tim Horton’s facility located on Lake Shore Drive Dunkirk has been around for 12 years already. Dave Kron the owner addressed the Dunkirk Harbor Commission at the Wednesday evening meeting with proposals for potential changes for his buildings exterior. He ...

Four Blue Devils nominated for Chancellor’s Award

Special to the OBSERVER Four Fredonia State student-athletes were among the eight campus nominees for the 2020 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. All eight were honored at a reception at Lanford House hosted by Fredonia State Interim President Dr. Dennis Hefner. The group ...

Steelers Squirts win Mid-Winter Classic

The NCCYHA Fredonia Steelers 10U Squirt team was recently crowned tournament champions of the Jamestown Mid-Winter Classic from Feb. 15-17. The Steelers went undefeated in pool play by defeating Jamestown 8-1, Perinton 7-2, and Batavia 8-0. In the championship game, the Steelers defeated ...

North Collins ends with a win at Eden

EDEN — The North Collins Eagles completed their regular season with their ninth win of the year on Tuesday night with a 58-48 victory over the Eden Raiders in a non-league boys basketball game at Eden High School. North Collins (9-11) led by four points after the first quarter, 15-11, then ...

Grindhouse girls win wrestling tournament in Erie

The Grindhouse Girls Division wrestling team took home the team trophy in an all-girls wrestling tournament called “Pin Cancer" recently in Erie, Pa. Group Photo: Audiyanna Cheverea took fourth place, Trista Blasz first place, McKella Hodkin first place and Alexiya Thuman took second ...

Wolverines sink Marauders

WESTFIELD — The last time the Westfield Wolverines took the court, they narrowly escaped with a victory over Sherman after mounting a thrilling comeback down 13 points with three minutes to go. In the win, Westfield shot just 19 % from the field and coach Bob North said his team “couldn’t ...

Lady Marauders top Olean for second straight game

OLEAN — Kymi Nance scored 26 of her game-high 30 points in the first half as Dunkirk rolled to a 73-54 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West victory over Olean on Tuesday evening. Nadara O’Dell and Olivia Smith each added 12 points for the Marauders (18-1, 10-1), who ...

Dunkirk wrestlers compete in first Women’s Wrestling Invitational

BROCKPORT — Various local schools were represented at the inaugural Section V Women’s Wrestling Invitational held on Friday, Feb. 14 at SUNY Brockport. Dunkirk High School had two wrestlers compete at this all girls competition. Dunkirk’s Alegria Solares wrestled in the 120 lbs. weight ...

NCCYHA Steelers win Rock ‘n Roll Cup

CLEVELAND — The NCCYHA Steelers 12U Travel Team brought home the Championship Cup from this past weekend from the Rock and Roll Cup in Cleveland, OH. The team went 3-0-1 on the weekend in some on-the-edge-of-your-seat hockey games. Receiving hat trick awards from the weekend were Brady ...

CSHOF inducts its newest members for 2020 Hall of Fame Class

Justin Johnson had a 44th birthday to remember on Monday. In the afternoon, he was honored at Jamestown High School for his four-year varsity basketball career with the Red Raiders (1990-94), one that has earned him a place on the Wall of Honor inside McElrath Gymnasium. The recognition was ...

Chautauqua Hurricane defeat the Rochester RazorSharks 116-112

The Chautauqua Hurricane continue their strong start to the season, taking down the Rochester RazorSharks 116-112. Larry Rivers and Nathaniel Hill each scored 27 points to lead the Hurricane, while Aje Gore had 19 points. Rochester was led by Devon Gavin 34 points. The Hurricane(6-3) ...

T’Birds Ramsey, Golden Cougars Johnson win Sectional Championship

LAKEWOOD — Thirty names of state qualifiers line the Southwestern wrestling mat. Now the Trojans will have to make room for one more. Dontae Hoose beat Franklinville/Cuba-Rushford’s Kyle Wittenrich, 10-1, in the 195-pound final at the Section VI Division II wrestling state qualifier ...

Sherman downs Pine Valley at Fredonia State

FREDONIA — The Pine Valley boys basketball (7-13, 2-8) finished up its regular season play with a Section VI nonleague game against Sherman (11-8, 8-6) at Fredonia State University on Saturday. The Wildcats were able to defeat the Panthers with ease as they won big, 62-34. Sherman was led ...

Warm water discharge from NRG used to attract more fish

Things sure have changed in our area over the years. During the recent cold snap, many of us headed to the City of Dunkirk pier, to see what condition the harbor was in. There was limited ice cover, but it still strikes me every time I go there and see no smoke from the stacks and no steam from ...