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Local hunter tags a nice buck with a compound bow

I would like to remind everyone that today is Veterans Day. Thanks goes out to those men and women who gave so much so we could enjoy our freedom. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo also reminds everyone that today is also a FREE fishing day in New York State. Anglers are encouraged to go out and enjoy ...

North Collins loses Far West Regional

OBSERVER Staff Report HILTON — The North Collins Eagles suffered the same fate as every Section VI champion did this season, with a loss in the Far West Regional game against Section V’s Fillmore, by a score of 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Hilton High School. With the loss, every Section ...

Blue Devils women get a ‘W’ in debut

Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia women’s basketball team opened its season with a 77-60 victory over Pitt-Bradford in Dods Hall on Saturday evening. Senior Anna Chiacchia led a balanced attack with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and had seven steals. Freshman Maddy Miske made her ...

Polowy earns two firsts in tri-meet

Special to the OBSERVER ALFRED — The Fredonia State women’s swim team defeated Alfred University, 158-98, in the Alfred University tri-meet on Saturday. They also competed against the University of Rochester, falling by a score of 213-74. McKayla Polowy had the Devils’ lone ...

Barmore leads Wolfpack to Class D championship

ORCHARD PARK — Cameron Barmore is one of the best all-around athletes in Western New York. He put that on display for all to see Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-5 senior caught TD passes of 67 and 69 yards from Gerrit Hinsdale and John Swabik respectively to lift second-seeded ...

Wright leads Southwestern to Class C title

ORCHARD PARK — The Southwestern Trojans took the “Wright” road to their first Section VI championship in eight years. Senior running back Tywon Wright rushed for 346 yards on 22 carries and scored five touchdowns to send Southwestern to a 53-21 victory over Wilson in the Class C title ...

Local runners find success at Sectional Championships in East Aurora

EAST AURORA — The Cross Country Section VI championship meet took place on Friday afternoon, featuring Fredonia’s Emily Brown taking second place in the Class C girls 3.1 mile run with a time of 20:02, while Savannah Lashbrook finished in 12th with a time of 21:35. Fredonia’s Ashyln ...

Sheriffs’ championship wager to benefit hospital

Chautauqua County Sheriff Jim Quattrone and Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour have placed a friendly wager on Saturday’s Section VI Class C football game between Southwestern and Wilson. No matter the result, the winner will be Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Quattrone, a ...

Golfer’s Diary: The year of the people

Every golf season has its own identity. Maybe it was the year of traveling all over the area to play different courses. Maybe it was the year when you finally figured out how to chip. Maybe it was the year when it rained every time you tried to play. Maybe it was the year when you finally ...

North Collins Lady Eagles fall in Far West Regionals to Section V Avoca, 7-1

WILLIAMSVILLE — The North Collins Eagles girls’ soccer team has been one of the most consistent, dominant teams in section six as they won four consecutive sectional title to play in the far west regional. However, the Eagles have not been able to get past that hurdle to advance past the ...

Randolph tops Cassadaga Valley in four sets to capture Class D1 title

JAMESTOWN — No. 1 Randolph suffered a minor misstep in the second set of Thursday night's Section VI Class D1 volleyball final against No. 2 Cassadaga Valley, but the Cardinals responded without incident on their way to a 25-9, 17-25, 25-16, 25-22 win. The Cougars went on a 12-point run ...

Lady ‘Billies swim in state qualifier tonight

Submitted Photo Pictured is the Fredonia Lady ‘Billies girls swimming team. Fredonia will compete in the Sectional State Qualifier swim meet today at the University at Buffalo. The diving state qualifier was Thursday at Maryvale High School.

Elevation Combat Sports is building champions

Since 2011, Elevation Combat Sports (ECSA) has been at the forefront of local combat sports and bringing new fitness ideas to the community. With new ideas and concepts of physical fitness comes a new wave of athletes and an exciting alternative for getting in shape. This has proven to be very ...

Panama takes down North Collins for Class D2 championship

Having lost just one set all season entering Thursday, it was interesting to see how No. 2 Panama would respond to a lost second set in the Section VI Class D2 final against No. 1 North Collins. The answer was a resounding "just fine." Tammy Hosier's team scored 17 of the first 21 points of ...

Westfield/Brocton’s Scriven earns Defensive Player of the Year award

All year long in the CCAA II Central boys soccer division, the Maple Grove Red Dragons and the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines battled for supremacy. The rivalry even carried into the Sectional playoffs, as Maple Grove capitalized on its third shot at the Wolverines to hand the division winners ...

Trout will be biting this weekend

Hunting has grabbed the interest of the outdoors minded as the temperature continues to drop. The Fall foliage also continues to descend, and according to most bow hunters the whitetail rut is in full swing. This past week has seen a lot of wind and precipitation, which has stripped a lot of ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

ROAD TEST. Why are the 2-6 Cleveland Browns favored to beat the 6-2 Buffalo Bills this Sunday? Sure the game is in Cleveland, but the Browns have not won at home this season and the Bills have not lost away from home. The reason? Oddsmakers trust the Browns will try to save their season and ...

The Family Martial Arts Center holds promotions

The students above have promoted to the next belt levels at The Family Martial Arts Center. Pictured from left: Master Sensei Bill Matteson, Sensei Josiah Cox, Sempei Monica Chen (green), Sempei Alex Cornell (brown), Sempei Jayden Robb (green), Sempei Yair Collazo (brown), Sempei Jacob ...

Lady Cougars make the final

SINCLAIRVILLE — It took everything the Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars had to escape their first two sets against the Ellicottville Lady Eagles, but the Lady Cougars were able to dig deep and push past the visitors in that pair of sets. Those two set wins, combined with their third set ...