Local Sports

H.S. Golf Roundup: Chautauqua Lake wins two in league

OBSERVER Staff Reports CHAUTAUQUA — Kole Maytum fired a 38 as Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Sherman won a pair of Division 2 West decisions on Thursday. Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Sherman (3-0) defeated Forestville, 38-17, and downed Silver Creek, 38-17, while Forestville toppled Silver Creek, ...

Gowanda softball claims first win

OBSERVER Staff Report SALAMANCA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers softball team picked up its first win of the season in dominant fashion, with a 25-3 defeat of Salamanca on Friday in a CCAA Division 1 East high school softball game at Salamanca High School. Makenzie Carroll led the Lady ...

North Collins baseball, softball earn wins over Franklinville

OBSERVER Staff Reports NORTH COLLINS — Brandon Zielinski threw a complete game, two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead the North Collins Eagles to a 3-1 win over Franklinville in a CCAA Division 2 East regular season high school baseball game on Friday at North Collins Jr./Sr. High ...

Silver Creek baseball tops Southwestern, 5-2, at Packard Field

LAKEWOOD — Sam Mullen doubled and homered as Silver Creek beat Southwestern, 5-2, in a game at Packard Field called after six innings due to darkness. The Black Knights led 1-0 in the second inning when the Trojans’ Brian Burns tied the game with a solo home run to left-center ...

Babe Ruth League seeking host families

The Jamestown Babe Ruth announces they are looking for Host Families and Hostesses for the Babe Ruth World Series to be held August 4-11. This will be the 17th time the Jamestown World Series Committee has hosted a World Series since 1980. This year’s tournament will involve players aged ...

Walters leads Fredonia past Silver Creek

Derrick Walters and Tom Galfo were involved in a heavy pitching duel on Thursday night at Fredonia High School as they each gave up only three hits. In the end, the Fredonia Hillbillies were able to get their runs across in a 3-0 victory over the Silver Creek Black Knights in CCAA West 1 ...

Ahlstrom, Dunkirk beat Maple Grove

OBSERVER Staff Report BEMUS POINT — The Dunkirk Marauders got a dominant performance out of Peyton Ahlstrom en route to a 5-1 win over Maple Grove on Thursday in a CCAA Division 1 West high school baseball game at Maple Grove high school. Ahlstrom pitched a complete game for Dunkirk, ...

Fredonia tennis team beats Westfield, 5-0

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Fredonia Hillbillies tennis team defeated Westfield, 5-0, in a regular season high school tennis match on Thursday in Westfield. Fredonia (2-0) did not lose a set in the match, never dropping more than two games in any of the five matches on the day. ...

Lady Cougars defeat Clymer with 11 hits as a team

OBSERVER Staff Report SINCLAIRVILLE — Cassadaga Valley kept up its winning ways on Thursday, with an 8-2 defeat of Clymer in a CCAA Division 2 West high school softball game at Cassadaga Valley High School. Cassadaga Valley (5-0, 2-0) tallied 11 hits as a team on Thursday against Clymer ...

Marsh’s shutout leads Fredonia past Silver Creek

OBSERVER Staff Report Coming into the 2018 season, many wondered who would take the reigns for the Fredonia Lady ‘Billies in the circle after so many departures from last season’s team. Thursday, Maddy Marsh showed she’s plenty capable of matching up with anyone in the league when ...

Take two: Dunkirk wins unconventional double-header

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Lady Marauders won not one, but two games in league play on Thursday, in dominant fashion. Dunkirk defeated Falconer by a score of 16-1, followed by an 11-1 victory over Maple Grove. Both games were regular season CCAA Division 1 West high school softball ...

Lanski commits to UB

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford Fredonia High School senior Lydia Lanski signed a letter of intent Wednesday in the FHS library to attend the University at Buffalo. Lydia runs the 100 meter hurdles for the FHS track team, and is slated to do so for Division I UB. She was accepted into the UB ...

Fredonia High golf squads victorious

BEMUS POINT — The Fredonia, Cassadaga Valley and Maple Grove high school golf teams competed in cold, damp conditions at Bemus Point Golf Club Wednesday afternoon. The Fredonia boys squad won over Maple Grove, 28.5 to 26.5, and Cassadaga Valley, 35-20. Maple Grove won its boys’ matchup ...

PV game suspended after big F’ville rally

WEST VALLEY — Pine Valley and Franklinville played a crazy high school baseball game Wednesday. So crazy, in fact, it’s not over. The umpires called the CCAA East 2 contest due to darkness sometime after 8 p.m. with the teams tied at 13 after eight innings. Mark Blecha, Franklinville’s ...

Infinity gymnasts set for state finals

Submitted Photo Infinity Gymnastics in Fredonia is sending all their level 2 and 3 competitors to the New York State Championship in Rochester, May 18-20. Each of the 12 girls had to qualify at a USAG sanctioned meet in order to be able to compete at the state level. The gymnasts are coached ...

North Collins softball defeats Ellicottville

OBSERVER Staff Report NORTH COLLINS — After getting only one hit in its last game, North Collins came out ready to hit on Wednesday. The North Collins Lady Eagles softball team defeated Ellicottville, 15-7, in a CCAA Div. 2 East regular season high school softball matchup Wednesday on the ...

Shorewood names new golf pro for ’18

The Shorewood Country Club Golf Committee’s search team has named Rich Conwell, a Class “A” PGA Professional, the golf professional for the 2018 summer season. Conwell visited Shorewood on Tuesday this week to tour facilities and meet with staff and with the Board of Directors. ...

Fishing warms up with the weather

The weather has finally started to warm up and so has the fishing. Offshore anglers reported locating yellow perch off Evangola State Park on Sunday, with many anglers reporting near-limit catches. Monday the fishing was okay, and by Wednesday, the catches declined. The target area was ...

SC girls, C. Lake boys win at track meet

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek girls track and field team defeated Chautauqua Lake, 72-69, while the Silver Creek/Forestville boys were defeated by Chautauqua Lake, 106-35, in a CCAA Division 2 high school track and field meet at Silver Creek High School on Tuesday. Silver Creek freshman ...

Baseball: Knights edge Chautauqua Lake

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights won their second CCAA West 1 league game in as many days as they were able to defeat the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds 7-3 on Tuesday night. Silver Creek was able to pay attention to the little details, being strong on the bases, as they scored ...