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Gowanda tops Cassadaga Valley in five set thriller

GOWANDA — After some uncharacteristic sloppy play by Gowanda in the second and third sets of their match against fierce CCAA North Division opponent Cassadaga Valley, the Lady Panthers found themselves in a hole, down 2-1. The Lady Panthers found the lead in the fourth set and held off a ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

By FEARLESS FREDDIE Urban Legend BACK TO WORK. The Buffalo Bills resume their season at home Sunday against the winless Miami Dolphins. The 4-1 Bills are favored by a gaudy 17 points. Fresh from their bye week, expect the Bills to be rusty early but finish strong against their longtime ...

Black Knights take down Panthers in league finale

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights and Pine Valley/Gowanda Panthers boys soccer teams concluded their league play on Wednesday night in Silver Creek. There were multiple chances and goals by both sides in slower conditions with a lot of rain, as the Black Knights ...

Westfield volleyball wins Senior Night

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield Lady Wolverines held Senior Night for the team’s five senior volleyball players — Neida Hernandez-Bautista, Jennifer Bautista-Lopez, Brooklyn Bane, Avery Knapp and Abbi Warner. For a program that was combined with Brocton until regaining ...

Fredonia cruises to 6-0 victory

OBSERVER Staff Report FALCONER — The Fredonia Hillbillies closed out their regular season with 6-0 victory over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley in CCAA West boys varsity soccer action on Wednesday night. Juan Matias opened the scoring for the Hillbillies with a goal in the 14th minute off an ...

So much to do outside, so little time

This is that time of year, when there is not enough hours in the day to do everything — especially when the weather impacts your activities, too. Rick Miller in Irving reports that Tuesday the perch fishermen did well off the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek in 50 to 60 feet of water. Minnows ...

ONLINE ONLY: High School volleyball roundup

OBSERVER Staff Reports FREDONIA — The Fredonia Lady 'Billies took care of Pine Valley on Wednesday with a three set victory in a CCAA North league match at Fredonia High School. Set scores were 25-21, 25-18 and 25-11 in favor of Fredonia. Nagely Vazquez, Fredonia's only senior, led the ...

Fredonia celebrates Senior Night with win over Olean 100-86

The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies swim team took down the Olean Lady Huskies by a score of 100-86 in their final home meet of the season crowning them CCAA Division 1 Champions for the season. The actual action of the meet in Fredonia on Tuesday night, however, took a backseat to the moment, as ...

The Dunkirk Moose Golf League

Vineyard Golf Course: The Dunkirk Moose Golf League completed its 26th year and recently held its end of year banquet. This year’s winners are Top Individual golfer Brian Curtis and the 2019 League Champions Shawn Hennessey and Greg Haight.

Westfield/Brocton blanks Frewsburg

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines took care of business on Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Frewsburg in a CCAA Central girls soccer game at the NorthLake Soccer Complex. After a scoreless first half, the Lady Wolverines broke through with a goal by Sheala ...

Black Knights top Pine Valley 3-1

SOUTH DAYTON — The Silver Creek Black Knights controlled possession early and often, getting multiple shots on net on Tuesday evening, defeating the Pine Valley Panthers 3-1 in a CCAA Central girls soccer game at Pine Valley High School. “We knew what we were coming into today,” Silver ...

Fredonia earns rivalry sweep

OBSERVER Staff Reports The Fredonia Hillbilles took down the Dunkirk Marauders in three sets on Tuesday night, 25-20, 25-21, 26-24, in a girls volleyball game at Dunkirk High School to kick off rivalry week between the two schools, with the football game scheduled for Friday night. For ...

Hillbillies claim four top-10 finishers at Bemus Point

OBSERVER Staff Reports BEMUS POINT — Fredonia’s Emily Brown finished second in the girls cross country race at Maple Grove on Tuesday with a time of 19:00. Maple Grove’s Ava Crist came away with the victory, besting Brown by 16 seconds. Fredonia’s Savannah Lashbrook finished fifth ...

Gowanda-Pine Valley cancels varsity football season

GOWANDA — The high school varsity football season for the Gowanda-Pine Valley Panthers has come to an abrupt end. In a letter sent out by Joseph Bruening, athletic director, he notes the team has "not had a significant number of athletes cleared by the medical staff to participate in this ...

The ‘Billies XC competes in the Bronx

BRONX — The Fredonia Hillbillies cross country team recently raced at the Manhattan Invitational at Van Cortland Park in the Bronx on Saturday. Both the boys and girls teams saw good results in the 4km Varsity A races, but Emily Brown highlighted the ‘Billies with an 8th place finish with a ...

Don’t be surprised by the Sabres this year

Once again the Buffalo Sabres have put on an early showing that would lead fans to believe that they are legit. Unlike prior years, I don’t think we are being bamboozled and these victories are a true sign of what to expect this season. During last year’s 10-game win streak, deeper ...

Marauders fall on Senior Night, 2-0

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Marauders fell to Falconer-Cassadaga Valley on Friday evening by a score of 2-0 on Senior Night in a CCAA West boys soccer game at Dunkirk High School. Dunkirk got off to a slow start and fell behind 1-0 in the first 12 minutes of the first half. ...

Wolverines go for league title, perfect season on Wednesday

WESTFIELD — This year, there’s something special brewing at NorthLake. The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines boys soccer team enters its final week of the regular season with an unblemished 15-0-0 record. Ranked in the top five across NY State, the Wolverines have one final test before the ...