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Lady Wolverines advance to Class C title game with 2-0 win over Portville

EDEN — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines made their preseason aspirations come true on Monday night, as a 2-0 victory over the Portville Lady Panthers assured Westfield/Brocton will be playing for a Section VI finalist patch on Saturday night. Now the only question is whether the color ...

Juliana Flick gets first place at Silver Creek/Forestville Senior Meet

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek/Forestville cross country team ran its final meet of the season, the Senior Meet in Silver Creek. The Black Knights held pre-meet festivities to honor Julia Kennedy who has been running for six years and Marcelo Solis-Barrientos their ...

An alarming Bills letdown

If the Buffalo Bills want to prove to the rest of the league that they are a legitimate playoff threat, games like Sunday’s just can’t happen. What was recently considered one of the best defenses in the NFL was absolutely gashed by the Philadelphia Eagles’ running game. As a team, the ...

Fredonia’s Tori Spacc wins two County swim championships

Fredonia Lady ‘Billies girls swim team member Tori Spacc won a pair of County Championships on Saturday in Olean. Spacc won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM County titles. The Lady ‘Billies finished second in Division 1 as a team, with a score of 413. Frewsburg won the County ...

Hammerhead Swim Club kicks off 2019-20 season

The Hammerhead Swim Club held its annual “Mock Meet” and food drive at Brocton Central School on Friday, Oct. 18. The event kicks off the league season for the club and allows new and returning swimmers to gain experience prior to participating in USA Swimming sanctioned Niagara Swim League ...

Remembering an old friend, Captain Lance Ehrhardt

One of the best things about writing the Sportsman’s Journal is getting to meet outdoors-minded people — men and women who like to fish and hunt, and kids too! I cannot remember exactly when I met Captain Lance Ehrhardt and his wife Joann, but I seem to remember it was while attending an ...

Fredonia’s Kluck concludes tennis career at Sectionals

OBSERVER Staff Report WILLIAMSVILLE — Fredonia’s Alicia Kluck finished off her high school career with a top eight finish at Saturday’s Section VI Girls Tennis Tournament held at the Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville. She had a singles match in the first round that lasted over three ...

Westfield/Brocton advances to Sectional semis with win over Black Knights

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines suffered their first defeat of the season the last time they matched up with the Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights, on Oct. 10 in Brocton. Friday afternoon, the Lady Wolverines found redemption in the postseason, as Westfield/Brocton ...

Thunderbirds advance with 13-6 win over JFK

CHEEKTOWAGA — All across sports, teams live by the notion that anything can happen when you get to the playoffs. Saturday afternoon in Cheektowaga, the Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton Thunderbirds proved that to be true in the first round of the Section VI, Class C football playoffs. The ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Lady Wolverines make semis

The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines defeated the Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights 2-0 on Friday in Westfield to advance to the Section VI, Class C semifinals on Monday against Portville. Shown are photos from Friday's game by OBSERVER Sports Editor Braden Carmen.

Black Knights fall to Trojans

LAKEWOOD — Southwestern stormed its way into the Section VI Class C postseason at Charles A. Lawson Field on Friday night, hitting home on four first-quarter touchdowns on the way to a 49-16 quarterfinal win over Silver Creek/Forestville. With the win, the Trojans improved to a perfect ...

North Collins advances with 5-0 win against Pine Valley

EDEN — After splitting their matchup during the season, North Collins used their quickness early and often on Friday night, defeating the Pine Valley Panthers 5-0 to advance to the Class D boys soccer championship game. The North Collins Eagles erupted early for the first goal of the game ...

Golfer’s Diary: Sometimes it’s all about the company

From the title of this article, you may have guessed that I didn’t play well. Spoiler alert: You are correct. But golf is a funny game in that sometimes it truly doesn’t matter what numbers are on the scorecard. In most cases, I feel like I care about my score more than the average ...

Bears defeat Blue Devils in three sets

Special to The OBSERVER POTSDAM — The Fredonia women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-1 match at Potsdam on Friday. The Devils fell 25-18, 25-22, 20-25, and 25-11. Emily Jones led the offense with eight kills and had two service aces. Brinn Shaughnessy and Emma Booth added seven kills ...

Westfield tops Brocton in regular season finale

OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Westfield Lady Wolverines and the Brocton Lady Bulldogs closed out their seasons against each other on Friday night, with the Lady Wolverines coming out on top in four sets, 25-20, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22. The Lady Bulldogs were led on offense by Cheyanna ...

Belardi’s OT winner keeps Fredonia’s playoff hopes alive

Special to The OBSERVER Matt Belardi scored 2:40 into overtime to lift Fredonia State past Oswego, 1-0, in SUNYAC men’s soccer Friday at University Stadium. Belardi raced upfield and headed a wide cross from Cole Teelin. The ball rattled into the upper left corner of the net past Oswego ...

Wolverines survive and advance

WESTFIELD — For most of Thursday’s Section VI, Class C boys soccer quarterfinal game at the NorthLake Soccer Complex in Westfield, the ninth-ranked Portville Panthers and the No. 1 Westfield/Brocton Wolverines were deadlocked in a scoreless contest. Though the opportunities clearly favored ...

Hillbillies eliminated with 1-0 loss at Eden

EDEN — The Fredonia Hillbillies boys soccer season came to an end in a nail-biter, as the Eden Raiders scrapped out a 1-0 win on Thursday night in the Section VI, Class B2 quarterfinals at Eden High School. “It was very hard fought,” said Eden coach Tom Wall. “Fredonia played great. ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Wolverines advance

The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines defeated the Portville Panthers 1-0 on Thursday in Westfield to advance to the Section VI, Class C semifinals next week against Maple Grove. Shown are photos from Thursday's game by OBSERVER Sports Editor Braden Carmen.