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Suhr makes parents proud

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fredonia native Jenn Suhr won the Olympic gold medal in the pole vault Aug. 6, 2012, in London. Eight years later, with the 2020 Olympics canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this story was deemed appropriate to run again. With more than 40 friends and family members at the ...

Chautauqua Lake improving

Last weekend saw some Jekyll & Hyde weather patterns for those trying to fish, especially those anglers entered in the COVID-19 revised Big Dawg Walleye tournament. Most of the 35 teams that were registered reported to the weigh-in scales with their coolers and reported manageable ...

Golf leagues

FORESTVILLE — Nancy Phillips carded a 50 to lead the Tuesday Night Girls4Golf League at Tri-County Country Club. The mystery hole highest-score game was won by Sue Gotowka. Nancy Phillips 50, Sue Rocque 55, Diana Carpus 56 ——— CASSADAGA — Mary Bartkowski carded a 44, including ...

Hole-In-One

Doug Mahany aced the 114-yard No. 6 at Shorewood Country Club with his 7-iron. The shot was witnessed by Tom Roger and Kevin Sanvidge.

Adult baseball

The Pro-Bats Yankees were the recipients of some good fortune last weekend en route to a sweep of the Stuart Tool & Die Athletics. In the first game, the A’s (3-3) committed three seventh-inning errors that allowed the Yankees (6-1) to score five times and escape with an 8-6 ...

GOOD AS GOLD!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fredonia native Jenn Suhr won the Olympic gold medal in the pole vault Aug. 6, 2012, in London. Eight years later, with the 2020 Olympics canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this story was deemed appropriate to run again. Jenn Suhr, Olympic gold medalist. The Fredonia ...

Pennsylvania recommends Jan. 1 start date

Four days before football practice was to start, athletes learned that Gov. Tom Wolf is recommending postponing all fall sports in Pennsylvania until at least January. During a Thursday news conference, Wolf responded to a reporter’s question by saying that the state is recommending both ...

Collver is new Bears coach

FREWSBURG — Rob Collver has been teaching junior high students for five years at Frewsburg. Now he’ll get a chance to coach some of the boys he’s had in class. Collver was named the new Bears boys varsity basketball coach at the school’s Board of Education meeting in ...

Barbecue dinners available at rodeo grounds this weekend

GERRY — Even though there is no rodeo this summer, the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department will be offering their traditional beef barbecue dinners with a drive-thru event this Saturday and Sunday at the rodeo grounds. Dinners will be served from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday and noon-3 p.m. (or sold ...

Winning $2,000 was followed by problems for Dunkirk man

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on Dunkirk resident Sandy Cosenza appeared in the OBSERVER in the fall of 1965. By KEITH S. SHELDON sports@post-journal.com Ever since he won $2,000 May 22 in a bowling tournament in Detroit, Sandy Cosenza, 412 Leopard St., Dunkirk, has had nothing ...

PIAA District 10 moving forward with original start dates

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 10 Committee has decided to move forward with the original start dates for fall sports. The announcement was made following a virtual committee meeting Wednesday morning. That means a regular start for heat acclimatization ...

Brunner honored by NCCYHA

The Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association recently announced Ethan Brunner as the winner of the 2019-2020 Steger Spirit Award. In a release, the NCCYHA said “the Steger Award is given in the memory of Mark Steger — friend, coach and dedicated supporter of the NCCYHA. It’s ...

Vaughn wins WNYPGA Jr. Tour Championship

STAFFORD — Max Vaughn missed out on his spring high school golf season at Southwestern. He’s making up for it on the Western New York PGA’s Jr. Tour this summer. The incoming Trojans senior put up his best performance to date Monday and Tuesday at Stafford Country Club. Vaughn fired ...

Harvey perseveres through season

A lot of attention was paid to senior student-athletes who lost their winter sports championships and entire spring sports seasons when COVID-19 swept the nation back in March. Rightfully so, because they would never step on a high school court or field again. But the coronavirus ...

Golf leagues

Sam Alessi’s 33 led the Gene Andolina League at The Vineyards Golf Course. Alessi also led with a net 32. Dan Alessi earned a scratch skin on No. 6. Ange Leone had handicap skins on Nos. 4 and 8 while Dan Alessi had a handicap skin on No. 6. Doug Grace was closest to the pin on No. 5 and ...

North-South clash

Frewsburg Soccer Club and Concord FC played 18U friendlies on Sunday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. In the girls game, Frewsburg won 4-0. Karryne Mims scored from Reagan Chitester, Hanna Johnson tallied from Alex Hultberg, Ava Hultberg scored from Alex Hultberg and Kelsea Austin scored ...

Karate partners to host safety and awareness program

Karate Educational partners, The Family Martial Arts Center and The Karate Kidz Zone of Chautauqua County will sponsor a free “safety and awareness” program for all county residents ages 2-18 Aug. 10-15. The seminars will be hosted at 355 Central Ave., Fredonia next to Family Video. All ...

Ballers win Silver Bracket in Cheektowaga

The Chadwick Bay Ballers won the Silver Bracket Championship this past weekend at the Cheektowaga Crabapple Tournament. The Ballers beat EMW Tribe, 6-5, on a walk-off hit by Ryan Kinney. Chadwick Bay finished the tournament with a 4-1 record.

Trap leagues

Westfield’s Mike Johnson Jr. and Ripley’s Tim Farnham Jr. had perfect 25s during Western Chautauqua County Trap League action. Big Tree topped Westfield, 373-371, and Ripley shot a bye-week score of 305. For Big Tree, Val Holthouse was High Lady with a 40, Nolan Gunnell was High Jr. ...

Golf leagues

Susan Wells, Julie Ortendall, Pam Alessi, Pat Kaus and Theresa Leone turned in the best scores last week during the Women Who Golf For Fun League at The Vineyards Golf Course. Golfers of the Week were Leone, who birdied No. 5; Wells, who birdied No. 9; and Jan Stokes, who converted a chip-in ...