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ONLINE ONLY: Frewsburg tops North Collins softball

OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — The Frewsburg Lady Bears started off their league season as strong as they could have hoped, with a 14-1 victory over the North Collins Lady Eagles in a CCAA Division 2 East softball contest at North Collins High School. MaKena Adams had herself quite ...

Lady Hornets knock off Lady Bulldogs, 7-2

BROCTON — Kaitlyn Alguire had her best pitching performance of her career on Tuesday night as she was able to lead the Forestville Lady Hornets to a 7-2 victory over the Brocton Lady Bulldogs. Alguire recorded a record 15 strikeouts in a complete game effort, where her only two hits in the ...

Dunkirk dominant in win over Falconer, Fredonia sweeps Panama

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Marauders swept the Falconer Golden Falcons, 5-0, Tuesday in boys high school tennis action. In first singles, Dunkirk’s Ryan Wills took care of Coleson Barber, 6-4, 6-2. In second doubles, Dunkirk’s Jordan Cooley won via forfeit, while in third ...

Lady Marauders get win over Jamestown, 10-6

JAMESTOWN — Dunkirk (2-0, 1-0) earned a strong 10-6 win over Jamestown, in a Section VI non-league softball game at Jefferson Middle School, on Tuesday. The Lady Marauders battled the elements and the Lady Red Raiders for their second win of the season, 10-6. Monica Pokoj was in the circle ...

CCC put on Learn to Skate

The Cattaraugus Community Center put on a Learn to Skate and Play Hockey this winter, from January to April 6. Bob Maxick (pictured in the back row center with hat on) was the main coach and he had help from several other volunteers. They taught the kids ages 5-12 not only how to ice skate but ...

Dunkirk girls, boys lose track meet to Golden Cougars

The Dunkirk girls faced off against the Falconer/Cassadaga Team in Dunkirk on Tuesday night with the Golden Cougars prevailing 107-34. The girls from Falconer started off strong and never looked back. It began with them winning the 4x800m with the team of Grace and Sarah Elder, Makenzie ...

Black Knights baseball shines, while Lady T’Birds fly high

Silver Creek 4, Chautauqua Lake 1 SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights (3-1, 2-1) plated three runs in the first inning and that was all pitcher Jeremy Wilcox needed in a 4-1 verdict over Chautauqua Lake (0-3, 1-3) on Tuesday in CCAA Division 1 West high school baseball. Wilcox ...

Fredonia wins an instant classic

A year ago, when Chautauqua Lake traveled to Fredonia to face the Lady ‘Billies, it ended up as one of the most thrilling games of the entire year, regardless of sport. After Chautauqua Lake claimed the division title in the final inning of the regular season last year, Fredonia knew there ...

Black Knights beat Trojans, 7-1

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — Spencer Harford had an impressive showing on the mound Monday in leading the Silver Creek Black Knights (2-1, 1-1) to an impressive 7-1 victory over Southwestern in CCAA Divison 1 West high school baseball. Harford went 6 1/3 while Ethan Brunner ...

Pine Valley falls to Franklinville

OBSERVER Staff Report PINE VALLEY — Pine Valley (0-1) stumbles in home opener against Franklinville (3-0, 2-0), 9-0, in a Section VI CCAA Division 2 East baseball game at Pine Valley High School. Pine Valley opened their season against Franklinville and ran into a hot pitcher in Jacob ...

Forestville tops Panama, 11-5

OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets won their second league game of the season on Monday, with an 11-5 win over Panama in CCAA Division 2 West softball action at Forestville High School. Forestville (2-1, 2-0) found itself in an early hole after the Lady ...

Fredonia tennis stays hot in win over Maple Grove

OBSERVER Staff Reports Fredonia (2-0) was back on the courts on Monday against Maple Grove, in a Section VI tennis match at Fredonia High School. Fredonia battled against Maple Grove and earned a perfect 5-0 victory on the day. The trio of Neil Gens, Dan Gifford and Jimmy Rush won the ...

Fredonia baseball walks off Chautauqua Lake in 9

Pinch hitter Jake Davis hit a walk off single to bring in Dalton Gardner for the game winning run in the ninth inning as the Fredonia Hillbillies beat the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds 3-2 on Monday night at Fredonia High School. “Jake came in the game and got down in the count early, but ...

Evan Hauser signs to play college basketball at Hilbert College

Westfield Wolverines boys basketball star Evan Hauser recently signed his letter of intent to play college basketball with Hilbert College. Hauser averaged a team-high 12.8 points per game for Westfield this season and was named to the CCAA Division 2 West First Team All-Stars. Hauser was a key ...

Austin Bourgeois signs to wrestle in college for RIT Tigers

Austin Bourgeois, of Westfield, recently signed his letter of intent to wrestle collegiately for the Rochester Institute of Technology. Bourgeois, a member of the Chautauqua Lake-Westfield-Panama Thunderbirds wrestling team, represented Westfield Academy at the NY State wrestling championship ...

Golfer’s Diary course spotlight: The Vineyards Golf Course

Let’s take a little stroll through time, shall we? Seven years ago, the first golf course I ever played was what is now the north side of The Vineyards Golf Course (more on that later). I still remember my first shot ever. It was, of course, a slice off the tee that ended up over by a ...

Fredonia’s Swartz, Dunkirk’s Gotowka shine in first league outings

Though this past week was bookended with rainouts throughout the high school baseball and softball schedule, many teams were still able to take the field for crucial league games early this spring sports season. Here is a look at the early standouts of the season in the spring’s first edition ...

Fredonia’s Jake Skinner meets with Alabama

Fredonia tight end/linebacker Jake Skinner visited the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa over the weekend, touring the facilities and even taking in a Crimson Tide baseball game on Friday night. Skinner, a junior who anticipates to return to Fredonia for his senior season, has ...

Hillbillies fall to Williamsville East

OBSERVER Staff Report WILLIAMSVILLE — The Fredonia Hillbillies played a non-league contest with Williamsville East on Saturday afternoon and for the first four innings, it was a close contest. In the end, however, Williamsville East opened the floodgates and poured it on to come away with ...

Devils rally past Brockport to earn split

Special to The OBSERVER Sydney Merkley doubled in two runs and Megan Maull doubled in one as Fredonia rallied for a 8-5 win over Brockport in the second game of their SUNYAC softball doubleheader Saturday at Blue Devil Field. It was the third hit and third RBI of the game for Merkley, and ...