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Junior bowling signup dates set at Lucky Lanes

Registration for the 2020-2021 junior bowling season will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and again Sep. 19 at Lucky Lanes. Bowlers may also register on evenings of Sept. 15, Sept. 16, and Sept. 19 from 7-9 p.m. All new and returning bowlers must register. The ...

Another big step

The following story isn’t new, but in light of Stephen Carlson making the Cleveland Browns’ 53-man roster it bears repeating. Why? Because it affirms that hard work can, and does, pay off. Let me digress. Almost exactly six years ago, the Jamestown High School football team opened ...

One-stop shop

State high schools can now find all of their guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association in one concise, 49-page document. NYSPHSAA officials, section executive directors, sport coordinators and the COVID-19 Task Force released their Return to Interscholastic ...

Walleye bite remains strong on Lake Erie

The Labor Day weekend is upon us and who cares? This used to be a cause for celebration with barbecues, preseason football games, baseball, back-to-school jitters for the kids and a sigh of relief for parents. Anglers would plan a last hurrah for the boating season while hunters would trim ...

Stauffer wins sixth WNYPGA senior title

EAST AMHERST — Kirk Stauffer, PGA director of golf at Chautauqua Golf Club, won the WNYPGA Senior Championship for the sixth time at Glen Oak Golf Club with a 1-under-par score of 71-72-143. Stauffer won on the second playoff hole against runners-up Michael O’Connor of Kahkwa Club and ...

Golf leagues

Dave Criscione’s 34 led the Gene Andolina League at The Vineyards Golf Course on Friday. Zeke Curtin’s 31 was the top net score. Mike Rosario eagled No. 6. Mike Gugino was closest to the pin on No. 5 and Curtin was closest on No. 9. Gross: Dave Criscione 34, Zeke Curtin 35, Tony Destro ...

Bowling meeting set for Tuesday

The Frame Memorial Tuesday Night Bowling League will have a organizational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Lucky Lanes. All team captains and interested bowlers should attend. New bowlers are welcome. Masks will be required to attend the meeting. State COVID-19 regulations covering ...

Wolfe leads Wednesday Travel League at Pinehurst GC

WESTFIELD — The Wednesday Travel League had a last-minute change of venue as steady rain storms made it impossible to play its original course, Whispering Pines Golf Course in Meadville, Pennsylvania. With the weather much better near Lake Erie, the league was fortunate enough to get ...

STREAK STOPPED

EDITOR’S NOTE: This season marks the 10th anniversary of Fredonia snapping Southwestern’s 38-game winning streak with a 12-10 win in the Section VI Class C championship game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. The loss also marked the end of the Trojans’ string of back-to-back ...

Golf leagues

Tony Antolini and Tim Woznak were crowned the season champions of the Monday Night Utility Golf League at The Vineyards Golf Course. Antolini and Woznak finished with 85.5 points. Bob Golubski and Mike Crise finished second with 80.5 points. This week’s action opened with a two-person ...

Bob Frame B League begins Sept. 10 at Lucky Lanes

The Thursday Night Bob Frame B League will start Thursday, Sept. 10 at Lucky Lanes at 7 p.m. Full teams of five and individual bowlers are always welcome. For further information or questions, contact Melissa at 397-6254 or Bill at 785-8085.

Ready for impact

Four years ago, James Rojas was playing basketball at a summer team camp at the University at Buffalo. To that point, the senior-to-be at Jamestown High School was not really on any many college’s radar, but Jamestown native Bryan Hodgson, then a second-year assistant with the Bulls under ...

Polichetti tourney postponed until 2021

The 2020 Frank Polichetti Memorial Inter-Club Golf Tournament, scheduled for Sept. 12 at Shorewood Country Club, has been postponed. It will be held June 5, 2021.

Ballers win title

After 12 years of providing playing opportunities for young baseball players in Western New York, the Southline Shamrocks hosted the Chadwick Bay Ballers Blue team in the last-ever Southtowns Travel League game — the 12U B Bracket Championship on Sunday morning. The game surely didn’t ...

Slade retiring as head of Section VI

WEST SENECA — Timm Slade, Section VI executive director for the past 11 years, will be retiring effective Nov. 11. Slade, a graduate of Iroquois High School and former athletic director at Wilson, Pavilion and West Seneca, was hired by both the section and Erie 1 BOCES in 2009. He was the ...

Correction

PRACTICE DATES High school football and volleyball practices in New York state will begin Sept. 21. The date mentioned in an article on Page B1 in Tuesday’s newspaper was incorrect.

Culture Change

Football players at Chautauqua Lake Central School have not been able to get comfortable with a head coach for a long time. Since the Maple Grove and Chautauqua Lake football merger ended in 2015, the Thunderbirds have gone through four coaches in four seasons. Ryan Gibbs hopes that ...

Zayas says NYSPHSAA plans benefit student-athletes

Dr. Robert Zayas doesn’t have to look far to appreciate how much high school sports mean to student-athletes in New York state. His daughter happens to be one of them. Furthermore, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association executive director has been fielding phone calls ...

State still aiming for Sept. 21

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association COVID-19 Task Force met on Monday for the fifth time and examined New York State Department of Health guidance which provided recommendations for the fall interscholastic athletic season. The COVID-19 Task Force is developing ...

Yankees are champs

The Pro-Bats Yankees beat the Gowanda Phoenix Lodge #262 Cubs, 7-3, on Sunday at Bob Patterson Field in Dunkirk to capture the Gabriel “Bart” Carruth Memorial Trophy as Chautauqua Men’s Senior Baseball League champions.