Local Sports

Brocton-Portland tops Hanover, 6-1

At left, Brocton-Portland All-Star’s Michael Garcia delivers home in their game against the Hanover All-Stars Thursday, July 12 at the Eagin Sports Complex in Fredonia. At right, Hanover’s Alex Galfo winds up against Brocton-Portland. Brocton-Portland beat Hanover 6-1, and will complete ...

Local girls win Southern Tier Travel Soccer Championship

Northwest Wave U19 Girls recently completed participation in the 2019 campaign of Southern Tier Travel Soccer League. The girls posted a regular season record of 8 wins and 1 loss, placing first, and were seeded first for the playoff tournament, during which they defeated Bradford 3-1 and ...

For the record

Little League baseball District 38 10-12 Year Old Baseball Tournament (Games at Fredonia Little League, 42 Clinton Avenue, Fredonia) AREA “A” POOL PLAY Thursday, July 11: Brocton-Portland vs. Hanover, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 12: Brocton-Portland vs. Fredonia, 10 a.m.; Mayville vs. ...

Toth, Toth take first in second race of Tri Series

CASSADAGA — When the opening salvo was fired on the second race of the Souther Tier Triathalon Club Summer Tri Series, 52 participants of all different ages dove into the water at Cassadaga Beach. When this Series started three years ago, it had nine participants. This Triathalon Series, ...

Fredonia Little League heads to Sectionals

The Fredonia Little League (8-10 year olds) are representing District 38 in this week's Sectional tournament held in Cuba, New York from July 9-15. Fredonia's first opponent is Batavia (District 3). Pictured are: Front row: Paul Tabone, Luka Paoletta, Ryan Johnson, Joe DiCarlantonio, Jordan ...

Fredonia takes down Mayville, 16-0

The Fredonia All-Stars mercy ruled the Mayville All-Stars, 16-0, after the fourth inning of a Little League baseball game in the District 38 10-12 year old tournament. Fredonia will continue their tournament play this Saturday, against the Brocton-Portland All-Stars at 10 a.m. The Mayville ...

Weekend storms make the hunt for walleye difficult

The weekend stormy weather turned the waters of Lake Erie upside down, and turned a previous “hot walleye bite” into a search mode. There were a lot of limit catches leading up to the weekend, and even the columnist and crew put together a stringer of a dozen eater sized walleye last ...

SUNY Fredonia alum chosen to lead Jammers

How good was Jordan Basile during his baseball career at SUNY Fredonia from 2006-09? Well, he still stands: first all-time in hits (158), runs scored (106) and at-bats (419); tied for second in games played (119); third in stolen bases (33); fourth in batting average (.377) and total bases ...

Squirrel invasion

Those graceful acrobats with the luxurious tails in the Animal Kingdom are starting to become a royal pain. Bears are known for raiding garbage sites, campsites, bee hives and occasionally crops, but they are most likely to avoid densely populated areas. Same thing with deer. They cause the ...

Hurricane looks forward to next NABL season

The Chautauqua Hurricane’s season came to an end on June 29, after falling to the Lancaster Thunder, 116-110. The Hurricane, who finished the season with a 5-5 record, got off to a slow start to the season, but were able to pull it together at the end to make a run toward the championship ...

An ace at The Vineyards

Dominick Lamatina had his first ever Hole-in-One at The Vineyards Golf Course this past Saturday, July 6, on Hole No. 9 (173 yards). The feat was witnessed by Walt Koba, Bob Welch and Dan Alesi.

Ryan Brehm wins LECOM Health Challenge in playoff

FINDLEY LAKE — With a birdie on the first playoff hole, Ryan Brehm topped Tim Wilkinson to win the LECOM Health Challenge at 20-under 268 on Sunday. Brehm double-bogeyed the final hole in regulation but rebounded with a birdie on the same hole (par-5 No. 18) in the playoff to take the title ...

Bogey golf at its finest

Have you ever woken up the morning before a round of golf and just had a feeling you were going to play great? That’s what happened to me on Sunday morning. My friend and co-worker Steve and I went out to Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield. It’s unquestionably one of my favorite courses. I ...

Sabres are finally starting to get with the times

When I was a kid growing up first getting into hockey around 2008, the Buffalo Sabres had just lost their two franchise players — Danny Briere and Chris Drury — in free agency. To make matters worse, the Sabres had to bend over backwards just to hold on to Thomas Vanek, who received an ...

Brehm, Wilkinson share lead at LECOM Health Challenge

Special to The OBSERVER FINDLEY LAKE — Ryan Brehm and Tim Wilkinson sit tied for the lead at 16-under as third-round play was suspended at the LECOM Suncoast Classic. After a two-hour inclement weather delay earlier in the day, the third round was suspended due to darkness at 8:57 p.m. ...

Southtowns Walleye Association Derby concludes

The 35th annual Southtowns Walleye Association Derby is in the books and it was a memorable one, especially if you were in the winners circle. The volunteers who stepped forward to improve the derby accomplished their goal. The membership numbers increased, the amount of sponsors increased and ...

Westfield 10-12 All-Stars are Sectional champions

Special to The OBSERVER ELLICOTTVILLE — The Westfield 10-12 All-Stars softball team won the Sectional title on Wednesday against Pittsford, in Ellicottville. Pittsford needed to beat Westfield twice to win the Sectional title in the double-elimination format, while Westfield only needed one ...