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T’Bird Swimmers Honored

Submitted Photo The Chautauqua Lake Central School girls swim team announced its team awards recently. From the left re Co-Most Valuable Players Jade Shampoe and Amelia Brown, and Alesia Duffee, the winner of the Will-to-Win Award.

Section VI Chooses To Pause Winter Sports

WEST SENECA — The Section VI Athletic Council announced Wednesday that it has voted to pause the start date of winter low- and moderate-risk sports until Dec. 14. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association had approved Nov. 30 for the start of bowling, boys swimming, indoor ...

Gerry Rodeo alum to appear on biggest stage

GERRY – A number of cowboys and cowgirls have passed through the Gerry Fire Department’s annual rodeo on their way to stardom in professional rodeo. That success has continued in a big way as announcer Andy Seiler of Ocala, Florida, who got his professional rodeo career start in Gerry, ...

Waiting game

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Tuesday that the start date for high risk winter sports — basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling — will be moved to Jan. 4. Until authorization is granted by state officials, NYSPHSAA ...

Matias, Rush among top honorees in CCAA West

Allegany-Limestone’s Chance LaCroix has been named the All-Conference Player of the Year for Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division boys soccer. The Gators finished the year at 14-3-2 overall and 10-0-2 in the league, falling to Fredonia in the Class B-2 sectional title ...

Golando, Abbey honored by CCAA Central Division

The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division boys soccer all-star team was announced recently, with Maple Grove’s Nick Golando taking home Player of the Year honors while Cara Abbey was named Coach of the Year for the Red Dragons. Maple Grove finished the year at 12-1-1 ...

Hole-in-one

CASSADAGA — Using a pitching wedge, Steve Wintersteen aced the 132-yard sixth hole at Cassadaga Country Club on Nov. 10. Witnesses were Fred Chamberlin, Scott Nuccio and Pete Wintersteen.

Division I college commitments

Submitted Photos Two Gowanda High School athletes made their college futures known last Friday when they signed national letters of intent. In photo above, Zoey Kota, seated, made it official when she committed to play softball at St. Bonaventure University during a ceremony held in the ...

Section champs

ALLEGANY — All Jim Rush wanted was an opportunity. On Saturday night, the Fredonia boys soccer team rewarded its coach with something even better — a Section VI Class B-2 championship. Jack Carlson scored the only goal in the first half and the second-seeded Hillbillies claimed their ...

Flick to the finish line

OBSERVER Photo by Scott Kindberg Juliana Flick of Silver Creek nears the end of the Section VI Class C2 girls cross country championship race at Bemus Point Golf Course on Sunday. Flick placed second with a time of 21:36.04.

Maple Grove boys trim T’Birds in Class C final

A 2018 sectional final loss to Randolph seems like a distant memory to the Maple Grove boys soccer team. Now the Red Dragons are back-to-back champions. Cara Abbey’s third-seeded team won its second straight Section VI Class C title Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over No. 4 ...

Frewsburg girls complete perfect 16-0 season

FREWSBURG — Saturday’s Section VI Class C girls soccer championship game was essentially a coronation for Frewsburg. No. 5 Chautauqua Lake made the second-seeded Bears work to retain their crown. Sisters Alexandra and Ava Hultberg as well as their cousin, Ashlyn Samuelson, each ...

Fredonia third at CCAA championships

OLEAN — At the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association girls Division 1 swimming and diving championships Friday, Madison Kramer led Frewsburg/Falconer to a championship with victories in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.99) and 100-yard backstroke (1:00.37). Cara Pillittieri also won for the ...

Fredonia boys win 1st Section VI soccer title in 35 years

ALLEGANY — All Jim Rush wanted was an opportunity. On Saturday night, the Fredonia boys soccer team rewarded its coach with something even better — a Section VI Class B-2 championship. Jack Carlson scored the only goal in the first half and the second-seeded Hillbillies claimed their ...

Repeat champion

Fredonia’s Elizabeth Pucci-Schaefer, pictured above center, won the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 1-meter diving championship Friday at Olean Middle School with an 11-dive pool-record 495 points. Jamestown’s Rheese Maggio, pictured above left, finished second with ...

Chautauqua Lake boys fall to Maple Grove in Class C final

A 2018 sectional final loss to Randolph seems like a distant memory to the Maple Grove boys soccer team. Now the Red Dragons are back-to-back champions. Cara Abbey's third-seeded team won its second straight Section VI Class C title Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 victory over No. 4 ...

Frewsburg tops Chautauqua Lake for Class C title

FREWSBURG — Saturday's Section VI Class C girls soccer championship game was essentially a coronation for Frewsburg. No. 5 Chautauqua Lake made the second-seeded Bears work to retain their crown. Sisters Alexandra and Ava Hultberg as well as their cousin Ashlyn Samuelson each scored a ...

Panama/Maple Grove/Clymer claims Division 2 crown

OLEAN — Izzi Bailey and Jo Bailey were both double winners to lead Panama/Maple Grove/Clymer to the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 swimming and diving championship Thursday at Olean Middle School. Izzi Bailey captured the 200-yard individual medley (2:26.99) and ...

Section VI soccer finals are today

Several local teams will be playing for Section VI soccer titles today. A pair of girls games will kick off the action with 11 a.m. starts. In Class B-2, No. 1 Southwestern will host No. 2 Wilson at Charles A. Lawson Field. The Trojans are currently 11-4-0 on the season, having beaten ...