Local Sports

Gerry Rodeo to host Junior Rodeo Camp

GERRY — The Gerry Rodeo committee has just learned that theirs is the only rodeo site east of the Mississippi chosen to host a free Junior Rodeo Camp to be held on Sunday, June 2, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for children and youth over age six with no age limit. The camp will be held in the newly ...

Hillbillies shine at League Championship track meet

OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — The Fredonia track team traveled to Olean High School for the first day of the CCAA League Championship Meet. The Hillbillies saw two boys compete in the finals of an event on Friday. Jack Carlson placed sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:05.32, his season ...

Marsh throws shutout to lead Lady ‘Billies to 4-0 playoff win

The last time Fredonia starting pitcher Maddy Marsh stepped into the pitcher’s circle at SUNY Fredonia, the then-freshman picked up a win over the Dunkirk Lady Marauders to earn a spot in the sectional finals a year ago. This time around, the sophomore starter for the Lady ‘Billies looked ...

Hillbillies score 21 runs in opening playoff victory

The Fredonia Hillbillies once again find themselves walking into the second round of the Section VI Class B1 baseball playoffs after beating the Alden Bulldogs, 21-7, at SUNY Fredonia on Thursday. The Hillbillies reached base 14 times from bases on balls and twice more from being hit-by-pitch ...

Cassadaga Valley shocks Frewsburg, Dunkirk upsets Alden

OBSERVER Staff Reports FREWSBURG — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars came into the playoffs last season without a loss, but this year came in without a win. The Lady Cougars sure picked a great time to get their first win of the year, with a 4-3 win on Thursday night at No. 1 Frewsburg in ...

Silver Creek falls to Falconer, 14-2

FALCONER — To call Falconer’s 15-hit offensive output Thursday an attack would be an understatement. It was an all-out ambush. Five different players had multiple hits and the fourth-seeded Golden Falcons scored multiple runs in each of the first five innings en route to a 14-2 Section ...

Forestville pounds 17 hits, beats Franklinville 18-9

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Lady Hornets softball team scored early and continued its success with multiple runs in every inning as the Lady Hornets defeated the Franklinville Lady Panthers, 18-9, on Thursday night in a Section VI, Class D softball quarterfinal game at Forestville High ...

Fredonia’s Cameron has strong showing at Golf Sectionals

OBSERVER Staff Report AKRON — Caroline Cameron represented Fredonia at the Section VI girls golf sectional tournament, at Arrowhead Country Club. Cameron shot a 101 on the par 72 course and was just three strokes short of qualifying for the State Tournament. Melanie Green of Medina was the ...

Dunkirk baseball sees season end in loss at Olean

OBSERVER Staff Report OLEAN — The Dunkirk Marauders fell to Olean, 3-2, in the Section VI Class B1 baseball prequarterfinals at Olean High School, on Thursday. Peyton Ahlstrom pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Marauders and gave up three runs, two earned, over nine hits, walking one and ...

Lady Bulldogs top Pine Valley, 8-4, in Brocton

OBSERVER Staff Report BROCTON — The Lady Bulldogs took down Pine Valley, 8-4, in a Section VI Class D Quarterfinal softball game at Brocton High School, on Thursday. Megan Gloss was in the circle for Brocton and pitched all seven innings, allowing four runs, over five hits, five walks ...

Bulldogs take down Maple Grove in tune up for playoffs, 7-6

BROCTON — The Brocton Bulldogs (7-6) took down the Maple Grove Red Dragons, 7-6, in a Section VI non-league baseball game at Brocton High School, on Wednesday. Brocton and Maple Grove (9-4) got together for one last tune up game before the sectional playoffs begin, and the Bulldogs narrowly ...

NCCS qualifies for Catholic Track Championship

Submitted Photo The NCCS track team recently had 28 athletes qualify for the WNY Catholic Track Championship. The Championship will be held at the Canisius Complex at Canisius High School on W. Seneca Street in Buffalo, on June 1. Pictured is the NCCS track team. In the front row, from left ...

Former Cougar Dan Torres awarded SUNY Scholar-Athlete Award

Jamestown Community College student Dan Torres has been awarded the 2019 State University of New York Chancellor’s Scholar-Athlete Award for wrestling. The award recognizes SUNY students who demonstrated a noteworthy level of commitment to their education and athletic career. The SUNY ...

Fishing on Lake Erie continues to improve

Fishing on Lake Erie continues to improve, whenever the weather allows off shore access. Saturday the Southtowns Walleye Association held their annual yellow perch tournament. Teams of one or more anglers were allowed to enter five perch for a total weight entry. This year there were 154 ...

Wolves’ bats shine in tune up for playoffs

MAYVILLE — Over the last nine games, the Westfield Wolverines scored a total of 21 runs, struggling to get more than two runs in a game. In the last game before the playoffs, Westfield compiled a total of 17 runs in five innings to defeat the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds 17-4 on Wednesday ...

Local girls make USSSA All American softball teams

On May 5, 2019, Mackenzie Schumaker of Westfield, N.Y. and Jordan Lucas of Fredonia, N.Y. traveled to Pittsburgh, P.A. to try out for the USSSA All American team. They were chosen to represent the Northeastern states in the USSSA All American Games in Viera, Florida in July. They tried out ...

Lady Marauders move on

The seventh-seeded Dunkirk Lady Marauders took full advantage of hosting a pre-quarterfinal game on Tuesday night, as the Lady Marauders survived a late East Aurora rally to defeat the Blue Devils, 14-8, at Dunkirk High School in the Section VI, Class B1 softball playoffs. After spotting East ...

‘Fredonia 5’ fall at Sectionals

OBSERVER Staff Report ORCHARD PARK — Fredonia’s five boys tennis players left standing after the County Championships last week traveled to Orchard Park on Tuesday for the Section VI boys tennis playoffs. By the end of the day, all five — including four Fredonia seniors — saw their ...

ONLINE ONLY: Westfield softball falls to Randolph, 13-4

OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Randolph Lady Cardinals will face off with the Westfield Lady Wolverines in the first round of the Section VI, Class C2 softball playoffs on Thursday. On Tuesday, however, both teams got an early look at each other in a non-league contest at Westfield ...