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Wolverines win over Falconer

It always feels good to get back in the win column. That’s what the Westfield/Brocton girls basketball team was able to do on Saturday, topping Falconer in CCAA Div. 2 West league action, 40-38 Sophia DeMarco scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds to lead the way for the Lady ...

Fredonia’s Russo, Kristan win Section titles, head to states

ANGOLA — Five area wrestlers walked away with guaranteed trips to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships in Albany in two weeks after claiming individual titles at the Section VI Division II Championships at Lake Shore Central School on ...

Dunkirk, Fredonia indoor track have success at 9th and 10th grade meet

HOUGHTON — The Dunkirk and Fredonia indoor track 9th and 10th graders competed in the 9th and 10th grade championships at Houghton College this past Friday and with it, the Marauders and Hillbillies had several impressive finishes. “With there being no true JV program for track, there is ...

Fredonia gets back on track, wins over Harborcreek, 50-44

Since Fredonia’s 100 point performance against Dunkirk just a couple of weeks ago, it’s safe to say the Hillbillies have been trying to find themselves after dropping two of their last three contests. With a non-league opponent in Harborcreek coming to town from Pennsylvania, they were ...

Panama runs past Cassadaga, 62-31

SINCLAIRVILLE — Natalie Angeletti’s double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds helped the Panama Panthers girls basketball team come away with a 62-31 win in CCAA Div. 2 West league action on Saturday. The division-leading Panthers also got help from Abi Lisciandro’s 11 points and ...

Silver Creek falls at home to Allegany-Limestone

SILVER CREEK — Redemption is one of the best feelings in the world, when you earn it. The Silver Creek girls basketball team got their chance at revenge after a loss to Allegany-Limestone earlier in the season, but key buckets down the stretch by the Lady Gators propelled the visitors past ...

First quarter dooms Dunkirk as Olean girls earn 56-44 win

Friday night in Dunkirk was a textbook example of a team digging too deep of a hole to climb out of. Against a team with one of the top scorers in New York State, that climb seemed even closer to impossible than usual. The Dunkirk Lady Marauders fell behind early to the Olean Lady Huskies and ...

Ellicottville wins Div. 2 East title, tops North Collins

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Ellicottville Eagles clinched the CCAA Division 2 East boys basketball division on Friday night with a 39-28 win over North Collins at Ellicottville High School. But it didn’t come easily. North Collins (1-12, 0-8) held a 22-16 lead at halftime over Ellicottville ...

Blue Devils earn playoff berth in win vs. Potsdam

Fredonia clinched a SUNYAC playoff berth with a 4-3 home win Friday over Potsdam. Sophomore forward Victor Tracy scored the game-winner with 2:41 remaining as the Blue Devils moved to 6-5-2 in the SUNYAC and guaranteed themselves one of the three remaining playoff berths. The loss eliminated ...

Maple Grove tops Chautauqua Lake

BEMUS POINT — A hot start allowed Maple Grove to take an 11-0 lead before Chautauqua Lake even made a field goal. Then the Red Dragons put the game away late at the foul line. Maple Grove made its first five shots from the field to open the game and went 9 of 10 from the free throw line ...

Oneonta sweeps Blue Devil hoops

ONEONTA — The Fredonia women’s basketball team dropped a 53-44 road contest at Oneonta on Friday. Rae White and Sydney Turley each scored 11 points. Jenna Einink grabbed 14 rebounds and had four assists, while being held to just two points. The low-scoring affair saw the Devils hit on 27 ...

Lady Hornets win on Senior Night

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets came out with a win on Senior Night, 32-19, over Cattaraugus/Little Valley in a CCAA Division 2 East girls basketball game on Friday night at Forestville High School. Forestville (4-11, 3-5) led 19-16 in the third quarter after playing a 1-2-2 ...

Section VI Division II championships decided today

ANGOLA — Today the best grapplers from around the Southern Tier will look to punch their respective tickets to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany on Feb. 23-24. The Division II wrestlers travel to Lake Shore ...

Brocton defends home court on Senior Night, tops Cougars, 62-49

BROCTON — As the old saying goes, if you try and don’t succeed, try and try again. Brocton’s win on Thursday night was a perfect example of that. After seven straight losses and a season full of injuries and adversity, the Brocton Bulldogs sent their seniors out on a high note after a ...

Class C swim prelims held, Osula qualifies for states

BUFFALO — Four local swimmers earned No. 1 seeds at the Section VI Class C Swimming & Diving prelims on Thursday at Erie Community College's Burt Flickinger Athletic Center. Fredonia/Cassadaga Valley's Bill Osula captured the top spot in the 50 freestyle (22.10) and 100-yard backstroke ...

Lake Shore girls win 13th straight

ANGOLA — The Lake Shore girls basketball team honored their seniors with their 13th straight victory, beating Depew, 60-24 in ECIC Div. 3 league action on Thursday at Lake Shore High School. Shawni Cornfield set a new school record for points with 1,254, topping current Fredonia State ...

DeMarco’s solid night not enough, Wolverines fall

CLYMER — Kate Honey hit a 3-pointer and Arden Hepler scored the final five points for Clymer in overtime as the Pirates beat Westfield/Brocton, 46-40, in Division 2 West play. The Wolverines' Sophia DeMarco tied the game with a bucket with 15 seconds left to play in regulation to send it ...

Westfield rolls past Falconer, 78-33

FALCONER — Twelve different Westfield players scored, but none reached double figures in the Wolverines' 78-33 Division 2 West win over Falconer. Matt See, Evan Hauser and Michael Johnson led Westfield (13-6, 9-2) with nine points apiece while Zachary Roache, Colby Bills and Andrew Baribeau ...

Fredonia boys suffer heartbreaking loss at home to Maple Grove, 56-55

Down by one point with just 1.6 seconds left, the Fredonia Hillbillies had a chance to earn another CCAA Div. 1 West win over Maple Grove. In the short time, the ‘Billies inbounded the ball to Tyler Putney, who sent up a contested shot that just narrowly missed going off the front of the ...

Silver Creek runs past Gowanda, eyes Class C playoffs

SILVER CREEK — With the CCAA Div. 1 East league crown just out of the reach of the Silver Creek boys basketball team, they came into Wednesday with just three games separating them from what really matters — the postseason. But before the playoffs can begin, the Black Knights still want ...