Local Sports

Youth Fishing Derby held by Westfield Fish & Game Club

On Saturday, June 15 the Westfield Fish & Game Club hosted its Youth Fishing Derby with the help of the Westfield Recreation Department and the sponsors listed. We had 57 kids from the ages of 4-12, along with parents, grandparents or other family or friends accompanying them. The rain ...

Fredonia All-Stars win title

Submitted Photo The Fredonia 8-10 Girls All-Star team won the Sanctioned District 38 title on Tuesday with a 13-8 win over Westfield. Fredonia was lead by Naomi Muck, who was stellar on the mound. She struck out 12 batters and allowed two hits. She also led the offense with a triple, while ...

Top rodeo performer, Keith Isley, to perform at Gerry Rodeo

GERRY — Keith Isley, one of professional rodeo’s most versatile and award-winning performers, is making his first trip to Gerry to entertain rodeo fans with his skills as clown and barrel man in addition to specialty acts featuring his trained horses for four performances, July 31 – ...

Scanlan picks Orange

Former Silver Creek Black Knights lacrosse star Chase Scanlan has found his way back to New York, as he has committed to play at Syracuse University for his sophomore season. Scanlan announced his transfer from the Loyola Greyhounds a couple weeks ago and made his decision to transfer to ...

Saying good-bye after 17 years with Ogden Newspapers

On Oct. 21, 2007, I walked into the OBSERVER doors for the first time as the new sports editor. I sat down in my chair, rearranged my desk the way I wanted it and noticed I had my very first voicemail. Curious to see what the message was, I began listening. My excitement for having my dream ...

Lake Erie is still a hot spot for offshore walleye

The waterways are going to be busy this Fourth of July weekend. Expect the unexpected, especially when driving around Memorial Park in Dunkirk, with lots of pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the fireworks. There has been a lot of boat traffic on Chautauqua Lake, according to several reports. ...

Fredonia Bandits win 12U Gold Division title

Special to The OBSERVER The Fredonia Bandits 12U travel baseball team hosted the Western New York Premier League’s Gold Division playoffs on Saturday at Russell Joy Park in Fredonia. In the end, the Bandits came away as champions. The afternoon began with a rematch of regular season ...

Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame launches brand-new website

Special to The OBSERVER The Board of Directors of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is very excited to announce that a brand-new website has been created for the CSHOF. Since its launch in December 2007, the original CSHOF website has seen an amazing growth in the content available to ...

Course Record Tied At Shorewood In Korn Ferry Tour LECOM Challenge Qualifier

Out of a field of more than 100 golfers, just 12 shot rounds good enough to advance past Monday’s Korn Ferry Tour LECOM Challenge Qualifier at Shorewood Country Club. In a repeat of last year’s finish, David Denlinger fired a 12-under-par 60 to tie a course record set last year by Willie ...

For the record

Adult golf Art Asquith Senior Golf Scores Ken Burch +10, Randy Carlson +3, Dave Yount 0, Jim White 0, Ross Cali +12, Paul Olkowski +6, Brian Eckwahl +5, Pete Pascatore +7, Doug Spoto +3, Bob Wade +3, Ray Head +9, Dan Kelly +9, John Depew +7, Greg Kraus +7, Jeff Robinson +7, Fred Bretl +11, ...

Coming attractions

Today Dunkirk July Holiday Celebration 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Wooden Ship and The Chicago Authority to perform. Vendors will be on hand. “Wine With Us Wednesdays” 5-8 p.m.: Grape Discovery Center. Wines available for purchase. Thursday Dunkirk July 4 ...

Westfield wins District 38 title

In a best of three series, the Westfield 10-12 Sanctioned All-Stars softball team took home the District 38 title with a 19-6 win over Dunkirk. Dunkirk took the early lead in the top of the first inning, with three runs off two big hits, including a double by Ashlynn Delcamp. Westfield ...

BigFish Triathlon held in Mayville

Special to The OBSERVER MAYVILLE — The seventh annual BigFish Triathlon was held Saturday, June 15 at Mayville Lakeside Park. 108 participants competed in the Olympic and Sprint distance races, braving 63-degree water temperature and a windy bike and run course. 151 community volunteers, ...

Cougars honor top athletes

Submitted Photo Pictured from left: Todd Fryberger, CVCS Athletic Director; Isabella Ruiz, Female Athlete of the Year; Collin Barmore, Art Asquith Award and Holley Brunson Award; Brittyn LeBaron, Female Loyalty Award; Connor Crabtree Male Athlete of the Year and Scholar Athlete Award; Holly ...

Run for Bereda 5k/Mile Walk is July 13

WESTFIELD — The Family and Alumni Community 5K Fun Run Scavenger Hunt or 1 Mile Walk, also called the Run for Bereda, will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 8:30 a.m. This 5K takes place in historic Westfield and features a brilliant scavenger hunt of Westfield memories and history. The ...

Golfer’s Diary: This close to new wheels

This article was extraordinarily close to being the most exciting Golfer’s Diary of all time (insert joke about it being a low bar to clear here). Here’s the story: My friend Matt invited me to play in the 29th Annual Wyoming Cup Classic Golf Tournament at Silver Lake Country Club in ...

Brocton’s Brown wins Player of the Year, Fetterick named top coach

After never making it to the State Final Four prior to the 2018 season, the Brocton Bulldogs baseball team made the trip to States in back-to-back seasons this year. It should come as no surprise that many of the Bulldogs earned high honors on this season’s CCAA Division 2 West All-Star ...

Sample’s Example: Cassadaga runner clears every hurdle

Rayven Sample isn’t the most physically imposing athlete at any track and field meet. In fact, one look at the soon-to-be Cassadaga Valley senior probably boosts his competition’s confidence a little bit. But about 51 seconds later, runners realize they severely misjudged Sample because ...

Youngsters shine in Lew Mead Kids Fishing Derby

Even the threat of thunderstorms and rainfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of the kids fishing in the annual Lew Mead Kids Fishing Derby, on Saturday morning. There were 67 youths signed up for this years event and the rainfall that passed trough lasted only a few minutes. Before 11 a.m., ...

Local Scouts place at Soap Box Derby

The 35th annual Jamestown Area Soap Box Derby, presented by Shults Auto Group, was held June 8 at the John S. Sinatra Memorial Track. Two local boy scouts from Fredonia Troop 267 drove in the Super Stock Division: Colden Noody, No. 106, Dream It Do It/American Legion Post 59 and Matthew Brown, ...