Local Sports

Lady Bulldogs top Pine Valley, 8-4, in Brocton

OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Lady Bulldogs took down Pine Valley, 8-4, in a Section VI Class D Quarterfinal softball game at Brocton High School, on Thursday. Megan Gloss was in the circle for Brocton and pitched all seven innings, allowing four runs, over five hits, five walks ...

Bulldogs take down Maple Grove in tune up for playoffs, 7-6

BROCTON — The Brocton Bulldogs (7-6) took down the Maple Grove Red Dragons, 7-6, in a Section VI non-league baseball game at Brocton High School, on Wednesday. Brocton and Maple Grove (9-4) got together for one last tune up game before the sectional playoffs begin, and the Bulldogs narrowly ...

NCCS qualifies for Catholic Track Championship

Submitted Photo The NCCS track team recently had 28 athletes qualify for the WNY Catholic Track Championship. The Championship will be held at the Canisius Complex at Canisius High School on W. Seneca Street in Buffalo, on June 1. Pictured is the NCCS track team. In the front row, from left ...

Former Cougar Dan Torres awarded SUNY Scholar-Athlete Award

Jamestown Community College student Dan Torres has been awarded the 2019 State University of New York Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award for wrestling. The award recognizes SUNY students who demonstrated a noteworthy level of commitment to their education and athletic career. The SUNY ...

Fishing on Lake Erie continues to improve

Fishing on Lake Erie continues to improve, whenever the weather allows off shore access. Saturday the Southtowns Walleye Association held their annual yellow perch tournament. Teams of one or more anglers were allowed to enter five perch for a total weight entry. This year there were 154 ...

Wolves’ bats shine in tune up for playoffs

MAYVILLE — Over the last nine games, the Westfield Wolverines scored a total of 21 runs, struggling to get more than two runs in a game. In the last game before the playoffs, Westfield compiled a total of 17 runs in five innings to defeat the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds 17-4 on Wednesday ...

Local girls make USSSA All American softball teams

On May 5, 2019, Mackenzie Schumaker of Westfield, N.Y. and Jordan Lucas of Fredonia, N.Y. traveled to Pittsburgh, P.A. to try out for the USSSA All American team. They were chosen to represent the Northeastern states in the USSSA All American Games in Viera, Florida in July. They tried out ...

Lady Marauders move on

The seventh-seeded Dunkirk Lady Marauders took full advantage of hosting a pre-quarterfinal game on Tuesday night, as the Lady Marauders survived a late East Aurora rally to defeat the Blue Devils, 14-8, at Dunkirk High School in the Section VI, Class B1 softball playoffs. After spotting East ...

‘Fredonia 5’ fall at Sectionals

OBSERVER Staff Report ORCHARD PARK — Fredonia’s five boys tennis players left standing after the County Championships last week traveled to Orchard Park on Tuesday for the Section VI boys tennis playoffs. By the end of the day, all five — including four Fredonia seniors — saw their ...

ONLINE ONLY: Westfield softball falls to Randolph, 13-4

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Randolph Lady Cardinals will face off with the Westfield Lady Wolverines in the first round of the Section VI, Class C2 softball playoffs on Thursday. On Tuesday, however, both teams got an early look at each other in a non-league contest at Westfield ...

ONLINE ONLY: Randolph beats Westfield baseball, 9-3

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines baseball team fell to Randolph in a non-league baseball contest at Westfield Academy on Tuesday evening by a score of 9-3. Westfield led the contest 2-0 after the fourth inning, but Randolph came out with four runs in the top of ...

Fredonia golf team tops Dunkirk, 32-23

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Hillbillies beat the Dunkirk Marauders, 32-23, in a league golf match at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk on Tuesday. Fredonia (8-6, 4-6) had the three lowest scores of the contest. The medalist was Nick Novelli with a 44, while Lucas Hoffman was right ...

No. 3 North Collins advances with win over Sherman, 19-3

OBSERVER Staff Report SHERMAN — The North Collins Lady Eagles moved their first round sectional softball game, originally scheduled as a home game on Thursday night against Sherman, up two days because the North Collins High School prom was set for Thursday night. As it turned out, North ...

Hillbillies track team throttles Olean

OBSERVER Staff Report In many sports throughout the years, Fredonia and Olean have battled in closely contested showdowns. Tuesday was anything but that, as the Fredonia Hillbillies boys track and field team throttled Olean, 110-31, in a regular season track and field meet at Fredonia High ...

Chautauqua Lake spoils Dunkirk’s Senior Night with big win, 7-2

The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds (3-9, 5-11) got off to a quick start and that was all that was needed with Kyler Majka on the mound. Majka recorded his 100th strikeout of the season, leading Chautauqua Lake to a 7-2 victory over the Dunkirk Marauders (7-7, 10-8) on Dunkirk’s senior ...

North Collins earns shot at home playoff game

NORTH COLLINS — North Collins (4-12) took down Ellicottville, 4-3, in Section VI CCAA Division 2 East baseball action at North Collins High School, on Monday. The Eagles capitalized on an error in the bottom of the seventh inning that scored Christian Loretto, giving North Collins a 4-3 ...

Falconer/Cassadaga Valley boys, girls track takes down Gowanda

GOWANDA — The Falconer/Cassadaga Valley girls track team was a 108-23 winner over host Gowanda (4-4, 2-3) in CCAA Division 1 action Monday. In the boys meet, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley (5-2, 3-2) was a 90-42 winner over Gowanda. Samantha Gilbert was a quadruple winner for the visitors, ...

Softball seedings give Dunkirk, Fredonia home games

The 2019 Section VI softball playoff brackets were announced late on Monday. Several local teams play today, and a few earned home games. All games will begin at 4:45 p.m. In Class B1, Dunkirk earned the No. 7 seed with a 9-5 record and opens up play today with a home game against No. 10 seed ...

ONLINE ONLY: Forestville earns tough luck loss Monday

OBSERVER Staff Report FORESTVILLE — MaKena Adams threw her second no-hitter of the year Monday, leading Frewsburg to a 2-0 win over host Forestville (8-6) in non-league softball action. The junior fanned 14 batters and issued no walks while hitting a double as well to finish off a 16-2 ...