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A day of walleye fishing in Dunkirk

Walleye fishing offshore in Lake Erie is still pretty good, depending on where you go. I had the opportunity to fish on Wednesday with Brian Deverell out of Dunkirk. We were on the water before 7:30 a.m. and had rods in the water at 65 feet, fishing straight out on a north heading. The day ...

Westfield/Brocton tops Pine Valley in girls soccer, 3-1

PINE VALLEY — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines won another big game on Wednesday, downing the Pine Valley by a score of 3-1. Westfield/Brocton’s Ella Archer took a feed from Heather Johnston just three minutes into the game to give their team the early lead, and from there they ...

Dunkirk volleyball falls to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The Dunkirk Marauders volleyball team fell to Jamestown on Wednesday in three sets, losing 25-10, 25-11, 25-18. Jamestown (2-2, 0-2) was led by Emma Pumford with five aces, three assists, three digs and Giovanna Calamunci with five assists, three digs and two kills in the win. ...

Fredonia, Forestville come away with big wins on the volleyball court

OBSERVER Staff Reports The Fredonia Hillbillies girls volleyball team was able to win on Tuesday, defeating Brocton/Westfield in three sets by scores of 25-17, 25-15 and 25-19. Fredonia was led by Nagley Vazquez who picked up seven aces, six kills and two blocks while Anna Valone picked up ...

Wolverines defeat Panthers, 2-0

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines boys soccer team came away with a narrow victory on Tuesday over the Pine Valley Panthers, by a score of 2-0 in CCAA league action. Westfield/Brocton controlled the tempo for a large part of the first half, then Gabe ...

Fredonia’s Brown, Dunkirk’s Ruiz win Lake Erie meet

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia’s Emily Brown stole the show for the top girls cross country athletes in the area, taking first place in the Lake Erie State Park cross country meet between Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek and Cattaraugus/Little Valley on Tuesday. For the boys, it was ...

Dunkirk girls soccer team loses, 4-1, to Chautauqua Lake

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Lady Marauders fell to Chautauqua Lake, 4-1, under the lights of Dunkirk High School in the home opener for the Lady Marauders. Chautauqua Lake (1-2) found the back of the net four times in the contest. Lauren Alfa, Chadelynn Johnson, Sienna Collins and ...

Fredonia girls swim team tops Gowanda

GOWANDA — The Fredonia Hillbillies girls swim team racked up another victory on the season on Tuesday, defeating the Gowanda Panthers by a score of 81-10. Julia Fortna topped the 200 yard freestyle and Brooke D’Agostino won the 200 individual medley to lead the Lady Hillbillies to ...

Blue Devils win 3-2 vs. Behrend

ERIE, PA — The Fredonia women’s volleyball team edged Penn State Behrend, 3-2, on Tuesday to improve to 6-2 this season. SallyAnne Rudny (Jamestown/Southwestern) led the Devils with 17 kills. The Falk sisters — Emma and Kailey — had 12 and nine kills, respectively, and combined for 11 ...

Lady ‘Billies top Frewsburg, 3-2

The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies girls tennis picked up a win at home on Tuesday, defeating the Frewsburg Bears in a tight match 3-2. Fredonia dominated the singles matches, which ultimately helped them claim victory. Alicia Kluck, Selin Arnavut and Nicole Cosico all picked up the singles wins on ...

Fredonia, Southwestern finish tied

LAKEWOOD — Max Kinkela scored in the 75th minute and the Fredonia Hillbillies and Southwestern Trojans played to a 1-1 double-overtime tie to open up CCAA boys soccer divisional play on Tuesday. After a scoreless first half, Chase Stevenson put the Trojans (0-0-1, 4-0-1) ahead in the 54th ...

SUNY Fredonia teams welcome pupils

Members of the State University of New York at Fredonia athletic teams were up early today — and it was not just for practice. Team members gathered at elementary schools in Dunkirk and Fredonia as part of the Celebrate Monday initiative. At School 5 in Dunkirk, swim team members welcomed ...

SUNY Fredonia vball claims awards

CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has selected the weekly awards for women’s volleyball. New Platz junior Madison Van Pelt has been named Offensive Athlete of the Week and Fredonia senior Rachel Aiello was named the Defensive Athlete of the Week. Van ...

Silver Creek tops Pine Valley, 10-0

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights girls soccer team dominated the Pine Valley Panthers on Monday night, winning by a final score of 10-0. The Black Knights started strong by scoring four goals in the first getting contributions from Chloe Barrett, Emma Rice, Carly Barrett and ...

Bills need to make a change at QB

The Buffalo Bills may as well have left their offense in Buffalo this week. Now, they may be better off leaving their quarterback behind in Baltimore. The Bills were humiliated in the first game of the season, 47-3 against the Baltimore Ravens. Whether it was the inability to make anything ...

Golfer’s Diary: The USPS Open

You’ve heard of the U.S. Open, Players Championship, The Masters and the British Open, but there’s a new event on the scene — the USPS Open. Yes, that’s the United States Postal Service Open. Three current USPS employees and one recent retiree were set to head down to Cable Hollow ...

Marauders, Hillbillies each bring home wins in Week 2 under the lights

The Dunkirk Marauders and the Fredonia/Brocton Hillbillies each came away with victories on the road on Friday night to move to 2-0 on the year, but the story of each game could not have been much different. Fredonia/Brocton jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a fumbled snap by the Alden ...

Pine Valley soccer beats Jamestown

OBSERVER Staff Report JAMESTOWN — The Pine Valley Panthers came away with a big road win, 2-1 over Jamestown High School, on Saturday in non-league high school boys soccer. Pine Valley (4-0) jumped ahead 1-0 with a goal in the 25th minute from Dawson Chase. Ryan Snyder added the second ...

Wolverines tally five goals in win over Frewsburg

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines boys soccer team came away with a meaningful victory on Saturday, 5-1 over Frewsburg at North Lake Field Complex in Westfield. The game was deemed the “Kevin White Memorial” game, in honor of White, who lost his life ...

Dunkirk cross country team competes in first meet

OBSERVER Staff Report BEMUS POINT — The Dunkirk Marauders cross country team had their first meet of the season, at the Red Dragon Invitational at Bemus Point Golf Course on Saturday morning. Coach Adam Woelfle called it “a pretty good showing for Meet 1.” With the teams in ...