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Fredonia State’s Rosen named SUNYAC’s Goalie of the Week

Special to the OBSERVER CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) selects Anton Rosen (Orsa, Sweden), Joe McGrath (East Aurora, N.Y.) and Tyson Empey (Swift Current, Sask. Canada) as this week’s Men’s Ice Hockey Goaltender, Rookie and Player of the Week ...

Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars top Pine Valley 44-38

OBSERVER Staff Report The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars won a tight girls basketball game over the Pine Valley Panthers on Tuesday night, squeaking by 44-38. Kaylee Pattyson led the way for the Lady Cougars (2-0), as she scored 13 points and four blocked shots on the evening. Meghan LeBaron ...

Westfield tops Chautauqua Lake

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines had a balanced scoring night from the team’s five key seniors on Tuesday night on the way to a 71-63 victory over the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds in a non-league boys basketball game at Westfield Academy. Westfield (2-0) was ...

Knights struggle in fourth quarter, lose to Ellicottville 54-42

SILVER CREEK — The Ellicottville Eagles played a solid fourth quarter on their way to a 54-42 victory over the Silver Creek Black Knights on Tuesday night, in the season opener for both teams. “We had issues executing tonight,” Silver Creek coach Ralph Jackson stated. “We did not ...

Fredonia Hillbillies set sights on another run to Buffalo State

Last year, the Fredonia Hillbillies boys basketball team had one of the biggest statement wins all across Section VI when the No. 9 Hillbillies traveled nearly two hours to face No. 1 Medina on the road in the Sectional quarterfinals and came out with a dominant 59-40 win. The hostile Medina ...

Lady Marauders return all five senior starters

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Lady Marauders have a luxury this season that not many teams in high school sports can claim: Dunkirk returns all five starters from a year ago. Not only do all five starters — Jessica Beehler, Kymi Nance, Amari Carter, Nadara O’Dell and Olivia Smith ...

Changing Lanes: A high school bowling round up

HANOVER — The Silver Creek boys and girls bowling teams both found victories over Randolph on Monday night, both winning in a sweep at Hanover Lanes. For the boys, who had a final line score of 816-795-851 for a total of 2,462, were led by Daniel Paterson, who bowled a 204-200, for a 550 ...

Black Knights open season with big win over Cleveland Hill

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Silver Creek Lady Black Knights (1-0) started the girls basketball season with a big Section VI nonleague victory over Cleveland Hill, 41-24, at Cleveland Hill High School. The Black Knights had seven different players score in the season opener. Abby Rice led the way for ...

Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame names class of 2020

JAMESTOWN — The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the inductees who will comprise the Class of 2020. The living inductees are Bob Goold, Chris (Carlson) Jenkins, Justin Johnson, Tim Nobles, Elly Norton, Mark Orlando and Mike Tramuta. The deceased ...

Local hunter Dan Salerno tags two bucks in November

The three busiest days of Deer season are now past and the action has slowed down a little. A gentle snowfall during the weekend will recharge the hunt batteries but it has been a productive season for numerous hunters so far. Local deer hunter Dan Salerno tagged two nice bucks this year. On ...

For the Record

Announcements NorthLake sponsors Christmas Lights Tour 2019 Area travelers are invited to visit the Niagara Falls USA Christmas Lights Festival, including dinner on-your-own at Cracker Barrel, on Tuesday, Dec. 10, via Niagara Scenic Coach. The tour, sponsored by NorthLake Family Recreation ...

Laural Erick named Rookie of the Year in first collegiate season

During the varsity fall sports postseason a year ago, the Fredonia Lady ‘Billies girls soccer team was busy making a deep playoff run to the Section VI title game. Fredonia’s phenomenal goal scorer, who notched back-to-back hat tricks to carry the Lady ‘Billies to the title game was ...

CSP Wolfpack repeats as Class D State Champions

SYRACUSE — Clymer/Sherman/Panama ended the football season where it started. At No. 1. Senior Gerrit Hinsdale passed for two touchdowns and ran for another; junior Connor Cooper rushed for two scores; and the Wolfpack claimed their second straight New York State Public High School Athletic ...

Joe Eder wins 2019 National Tractor Pulling Championship

Special to the OBSERVER The Eder Motorsports Pulling Team started to 2019 NTPA season by competing with both the Polar Air Unlimited and Mini Modified Tractors at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands in March. Ahoy is the largest indoor pull in Europe and the American Team was a huge ...

Golfer’s Diary: Garmin X40 golf watch review

For my first round of 2019, I met up with my good friend Chris, an old high school buddy Al, and their friend Kris at Cassadaga Country Club. On the very first tee box, they ask each other something to the effect of, “what do you have for yardage to the creek?” Then they all consult their ...

Devils advance in tourney with win over No. 15 Curry

Special to the OBSERVER RUTLAND, Vt. — Fredonia State advanced to the championship game of the Castleton University Tournament with a 1-0 shootout win over No. 15 Curry College. Jasper Korican-Barlay was the lone scorer in two shootout rounds following regulation and a pair of overtimes ...

Lady ‘Billies fall in OT at Jamestown, 50-47

JAMESTOWN — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies came ever so close to starting the season with a win on the road against a Class AA school. Instead, a late lead slipped away and the Jamestown Red Raiders came away with a 50-47 victory in overtime in a girls basketball tip-off tournament game in ...

Stewart leads Dunkirk to win at Global Concepts

OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Marauders found themselves in the win column for the first time this season, as they took down Global Concepts, 73-57 on Friday after a masterful performance from one of the team’s standouts. Dunkirk star senior Earl Stewart, who was medically cleared on ...

Bills prove to America they belong

With all the eyes of football fans across the country finally on the Buffalo Bills, the stage was set to prove the doubters wrong — and the Bills delivered with a statement victory. On the road against the team that has been called “America’s team,” for reasons I’ve never been able ...