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Clymer-Sherman-Panama wins Class D football title

OBSERVER Staff Report SYRACUSE — The Clymer-Sherman-Panama Wolfpack completed their dream season in style Friday, winning the Class D state championship with a 26-6 victory over Moriah at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. CSP’s defense held Moriah scoreless until midway into the fourth ...

The Sabres are back!

Coming into the season, Buffalo Sabres fans had every right to be skeptical of the team’s direction this year. In the offseason, the Sabres signed a career backup goaltender in Carter Hutton, traded away a top-line center in Ryan O’Reilly, and gave up prospects and draft picks for Jeff ...

For the Record

Announcements Fredonia boys basketball to host clinic today The Fredonia boys basketball team is hosting a “Black Friday” basketball clinic today from 7 a.m. until noon at Fredonia High School. You can drop off and pick up your kids at anytime during the clinic hours to suit your ...

Concord FC, NCSA bringing soccer community together

Growing up in today’s generation is far different now than it has ever been. Being able to have a community give you a path to maturity is something that isn’t seen as often across the country anymore. But for this community, one program is helping change the way we help raise kids. The ...

Deer season opens, but don’t sleep on fishing just yet

After opening day (weekend), Thanksgiving Day becomes the second busiest day of deer season. You old timers can remember when opening day used to start on a Monday. Times have changed and public outcry petitioned that opening day be moved to a Saturday, to allow more hunters to have access. ...

Fredonia wrestling season kicks off on Nov. 27

The Fredonia Hillbillies wrestling program has come around full circle in the last few seasons, and now as we move into the 2018-2019 season, the Hillbillies are more eager to get back on the mat than ever before. “We have a lot of talented kids — it’s a really great group,” said ...

Blue Devils’ Rivera raises $11,000 for stroke center

Luke Rivera, a hockey player at Fredonia State University and founder of the stroke awareness hockey fundraising movement at SUNY Fredonia, presented a check in the amount of $11,000 to benefit the Kaleida Health Stroke Center at Gates Vascular Institute. Rivera presented the donation to ...

Blue Devils’ Kirbis honored as SUNYAC’s Rookie of the Week

CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has chosen the Men’s Ice Hockey athletes of the week. The Goaltender of the Week is Brockport’s Jake Moore, the Rookie of the Week is Fredonia’s Ethan Kirbis, and the Player of the Week is Geneseo’s Conlan ...

Two still perfect in contest

There are two who can claim a perfect 11-0 record after 11 weeks of the National Football League season — and both hail from our area. Bob Scott of Fredonia and Cheryl Phillips of Dunkirk remain in the running for the $200 prize in the OBSERVER’s Survivor contest. In what started with ...

3rd Alex Foulk games to be held Saturday

JAMESTOWN — Recently, A Fresh Start announced the third annual Alex Foulk Memorial Hockey Games to be held at Northwest Arena on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. This annual hockey event is dedicated to the memory of Alex Foulk to commemorate his life and raise awareness about ...

High school basketball seasons begin next week

The high school boys and girls basketball seasons are set to officially begin next week. Many teams in the area face a lot of turnover from last year’s teams, but in turn, many familiar faces are set to hit the hardwood once again. Here is a look at a few things to watch for: Fredonia Lady ...

Late rally falls short on court for Blue Devils

Special to The OBSERVER BUFFALO — Washington and Jefferson led wire-to-wire and defeated the Fredonia men’s basketball team 73-64 at Medaille College on Saturday. The Devils made it a two-possession game in the final minute, but clutch free-throw shooting by W & J held off the rally. ...

Do you miss golf yet? (Part I)

A co-worker of mine was able to play a round of golf on Veterans Day. Apparently down in Russell, Pa. they didn’t have any snow. So while I was shoveling my sidewalk, he was out getting a bonus 18 holes in at beautiful Cable Hollow Golf Course. Yes, I’m just a little bit jealous. When I ...

Devils can’t be stopped

Up by just a goal in the final minutes of a game is when a team really finds out what they’re made of. As the time wound down on Saturday night, the Blue Devils showed their maturity and will to win. The Blue Devils capped off a strong weekend with a hard fought 5-4 win over SUNY Cortland, ...

Reinhoudt earns more honors

The recognition keeps coming for Don Reinhoudt. The Fredonia native was voted into the National Strength and Power Hall of Fame last month and will be officially honored at a banquet and dinner next year. He will also serve as that organization’s first-ever president. “Don’s ...

Plenty of deer leaves hunters feeling optimistic

Opening Day of Deer Season (firearms) was a lot better this year than last, according to several hunters I spoke with. More deer sightings and deer signs than last year, and the deer seem to be fat and healthy. The first call I received was from my buddy Lance Ehrhardt, reporting that his ...

Blue Devils shock hockey scene

Ethan Kirbis jabbed away at a loose puck in the crease and put it by Oswego State goaltender David Richer to give the Fredonia State Blue Devils a 3-2 win over the No. 3 ranked team in the country on Friday at Steele Hall Ice Arena. “I think the biggest thing is the leadership and the ...

Westfield track may join CLCS or be eliminated

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education members recently voted at their supplemental meeting, to combine the district’s modified track program with that of Chautauqua Lake Central School, but the future of the varsity track program remains uncertain. At a ...

LECOM Health Challenge benefits local education

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC), the host organization of the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Health Challenge, has donated $100,000 of recent tournament proceeds. Funds will benefit Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (LECOM) Student Scholarship ...

Fredonia has trio named to CCAA West Division first team

The 2018 CCAA West Division girls soccer all-star teams were released this week, and with it, a trio of Fredonia Hillbillies were named to the first team. Seniors Laurel Erick and Hannah Sellari along with junior Ella Gould were all honored to the first team, as they helped get Fredonia to ...