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Riedesel’s goal is difference in T’Birds’ win

PORTVILLE — In two seasons of varsity soccer at Chautauqua Lake, Ian Riedesel had never scored a goal. He picked the perfect time to score his first. Riedesel scored in the 70th minute Thursday evening to send the fourth-seeded Thunderbirds to a 1-0 victory over No. 1 Portville in a ...

Section VI cross country championship set for weekend in Bemus Point

BEMUS POINT — The Section VI Cross Country Championship is returning to Bemus Point Golf Club this weekend. On Saturday, six races will be held, beginning with the Class B-1 girls race at 10:30 a.m., followed by Boys Class B-1 at 11:15 a.m., Girls Class B-2 at 12:30 p.m., Boys Class B-2 at ...

SECTION VI PLAYOFFS

SECTION VI GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AA Monday, Nov. 9 Quarterfinal Williamsville North 1, Frontier 0 Wednesday, Nov. 11 Semifinals Clarence 3, Williamsville North 0 Lancaster 5, Lockport 2 Final Saturday, Nov. 14 2-Lancaster at 1-Clarence, 11 a.m. CLASS A-1 Monday, Nov. ...

One-goal drama

MAYVILLE — With about four minutes remaining in Wednesday’s Section VI Class C girls soccer semifinal, Chautauqua Lake coach Cole Gleason turned to his bench and called upon junior Mercedez Obert to enter the game. It turned out to be the right move at just the right time. Obert ...

Southwestern gets by Falconer/Cassadaga Valley in B-2

No. 1 Southwestern (11-4-0) is headed back to its first Section VI Class B-2 girls soccer final in 17 years after moving past No. 5 Falconer/Cassadaga Valley (7-10-0) with a 2-1 victory at Charles A. Lawson Field on Wednesday morning. Battling against heavy defensive pressure for the ...

Bowling

Gary Haase’s 245-247-249-741 led the Lou Nocek BII League at Lucky Lanes on Oct. 26. Josh Wilmot followed Haase with a 223-279-214-716, Paul Nocek rolled a 232-203-623 and Steve Dando had a 210-223-623. Dunkirk Exempts had the high team game with an 872 and Bowlers Corner had the high ...

No. 2 Frewsburg advances to Class C final

FREWSBURG — Despite a scoreless first half, Frewsburg coach Scott Stone remained confident in his girls Wednesday. The Bears showed why in the second half. Frewsburg scored four goals, including three during an 11-minute span, and shut out No. 3 Portville, 4-0, in a Section VI Class C ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

IMPRESSIVE. It almost seemed too easy for the Buffalo Bills Sunday at home against the formidable Seattle Seahawks and their MVP candidate Russell Wilson. Buffalo’s seventh victory of the season was salted away with an overwhelming first-half performance from a confident Josh ...

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS

SECTION VI GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AA Monday, Nov. 9 Quarterfinal Williamsville North 1, Frontier 0 Wednesday, Nov. 11 Semifinals Clarence 3, Williamsville North 0 Lancaster 5, Lockport 2 Final Saturday, Nov. 14 2-Lancaster at 1-Clarence, 11 a.m. CLASS A-1 Monday, Nov. ...

Maple Grove posts shutout of Westfield/Brocton

Rebounding from a loss in its final game of the regular season, No. 3 Maple Grove rolled by No. 6 Westfield/Brocton, 5-0, in a Section VI Class C quarterfinal boys soccer game on Tuesday night. The Red Dragons now sit at 10-1-1 on the year and will travel to meet No. 2 Ellicottville at 5 ...

Fredonia advances to semifinals, downs Newfane

SILVER CREEK — Playoff nerves. That, according to Fredonia boys soccer coach Jim Rush, was the issue his team was dealing with in the first half of Tuesday’s Section VI Class B-2 quarterfinal. “We gave up a goal on a corner kick (to trail 1-0), but I told the guys at halftime that we ...

SECTION VI PLAYOFFS

SECTION VI GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AA Monday, Nov. 9 Quarterfinal Williamsville North 1, Frontier 0 Wednesday, Nov. 11 Semifinals 4-Williamsville North at 1-Clarence, 11 a.m. 3-Lockport at 2-Lancaster, 11 a.m. Final Saturday, Nov. 14 11 a.m. at higher seed CLASS A-1 Monday, ...

Quarters Clash

ELLICOTTVILLE — No. 8 Westfield/Brocton (9-5) pulled off the upset on Monday night, claiming a 3-1 win over undefeated and No. 1 Ellicottville (14-1) in Section VI Class C quarterfinal action. Carly Wilson got the visitors on the board in the ninth minute, and Westfield/Brocton made it ...

SECTION VI PLAYOFFS

SECTION VI GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AA Monday, Nov. 9 Quarterfinal 5-Frontier at 4-Williamsville North, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 Semifinals Frontier/Williamsville North winner at 1-Clarence, 11 a.m. 3-Lockport at 2-Lancaster, 11 a.m. Final Saturday, Nov. 14 11 a.m. at higher ...

Carlson, Napolean Win CCAA Cross Country All-Star Races

Having just completed the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Cross Country All-Star Race, Drew Carlson sat down not far from the finish line at Martin Road Complex late Saturday afternoon to catch his breath. As he did so, he was approached by his friend and Jamestown teammate, ...

Playoffs begin with Wolverines victory

Section VI released its soccer postseason brackets Saturday and Westfield/Brocton wasted no time advancing Sunday afternoon. The eighth-seeded Wolverines beat No. 9 Maple Grove, 3-0, in a Class C girls prequarterfinal behind a 10-save shutout by keeper Angel Busch. Jacqulyn Ward scored the ...

Grieving Allen shines as Bills top Seahawks

ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen set aside his grief over the death of his grandmother to enjoy one of the most productive games of his three-year career. Though Allen made no mention of his loss immediately following a 44-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, coach Sean McDermott ...

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS

SECTION VI GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AA Monday, Nov. 9 Quarterfinal 5-Frontier at 4-Williamsville North, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 Semifinals Frontier/Williamsville North winner at 1-Clarence, 11 a.m. 3-Lockport at 2-Lancaster, 11 a.m. Final Saturday, Nov. 14 11 a.m. at higher ...

Top area cross country runners face off today

JAMESTOWN — A year of unprecedented events in the world of local sports will continue today, with the first-ever running of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Cross Country All-Star Race at the Martin Road Complex. The best individual runners from the CCAA will take to the ...

Celebration

FREDONIA — Fredonia (9-1-3, 9-2-1) scored four unanswered goals to claim a 4-1 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division boys soccer win over Southwestern (8-4-1, 8-3-1) on Friday. With that win the Hillbillies claim a No. 2 seed in the Section VI Class B-2 playoffs, and ...