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Black Knights beat Dunkirk

Silver Creek/Forestville senior Emma Rice heads the ball during Tuesday’s varsity soccer match against the Dunkirk Lady Marauders at Dunkirk High School. Silver Creek/Forestville defeated Dunkirk, 4-1, behind a pair of goals by Rice.

Trojans defeat Wolverines, 5-0

LAKEWOOD — During its penultimate game of the regular season on Tuesday afternoon, the Southwestern boys soccer team took a moment at halftime to honor what has been a truly exceptional class of senior players. The celebration ended up serving a perfect motivator, as the Trojans would come ...

Gowanda Trap Team’s Connor Wight named as top 50 shooter in NY State

Special to The OBSERVER GOWANDA — His talent was there, just waiting to be tapped. But it wasn’t until a school Trap Team formed that Gowanda senior Connor Wight, 17, realized his prowess and potential. Wight, who is also an auto body student at the LoGuidice Educational Center in ...

Gerry Rodeo given high marks

GERRY — The judges for the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s 74th professional rodeo in Gerry have submitted their report to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association headquarters in Colorado Springs and have given high marks to the rodeo. Head judge Wayde Ellsworth’s report said, ...

Devils’ Francis is SUNYAC Runner of the Week

Special to The OBSERVER CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) selects Fredonia Ethan Francis as its Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week. Francis, a senior from Dunkirk, finished second Saturday at the Houghton Highlander Invitational men’s cross ...

Silver Creek, Fredonia to play volleyball benefit match

Special to The OBSERVER SILVER CREEK — Two local high school volleyball teams are teaming up to fight cancer at the “Spiking Out Leukemia” game planned Wednesday, Oct. 17. The Silver Creek Central School District and the Fredonia Central School District volleyball teams will play at 6 ...

Defense carries Bills to victory

ORCHARD PARK — Sunday at New Era Field was about as ugly as a win can be, but in the standings, it might as well have been a portrait of Mona Lisa. The Bills found a way to win on Sunday, and that’s all that matters in the National Football League. This one was one that Rex Ryan ...

Golfer’s Diary: Swinging in the rain

Is it ever going to stop raining? This holiday weekend is traditionally a good golfing weekend here in Western New York. The weather is still warm enough to enjoy a round or two. The courses are still in nice condition. And some people are even fortunate enough to have off from work on ...

Panthers down Black Knights

SILVER CREEK — For the first time in over a decade, the Gowanda Panthers defeated the Silver Creek Black Knights in Class C North football 28-0 on Friday night. “I am excited how we came out strong and continued with that type of performance in the second half,” said Gowanda coach Sean ...

Shared Victory: Fredonia helps Dunkirk modified player score

At a recent home game against Fredonia, Dunkirk’s Modified Boys soccer team was struggling to score against their rival. According to Dunkirk coach Zachery Meadows, “The score was getting pretty high,” much to the disappointment of his team. One of his players, Eliseo Vega, was ...

A look back at a memorable day

August 4th was the final day of the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club’s three-day walleye derby. The weather was good, and for most of the fishermen that participated, so was the fishing. Sunday is pay day for the winners, and getting up on the stage in front of the crowd is a memorable ...

Devils soccer shut out

Special to The OBSERVER BUFFALO — Just one goal decided the match in Buffalo State on Saturday as the Devils lost 1-0. The lone goal was scored by Buffalo State’s Hannah Gallivan in the 62nd minute off a corner kick. Kyndal Hetzel and Kelli O’Donnell were awarded with the assists from ...

Devils volleyball earns SUNYAC weekend sweep

Special to The OBSERVER NEW PALTZ — The Devils completed the weekend sweep by defeating Oneonta and Potsdam on Saturday 3-2 and 3-0 respectfully. They are now 5-1 in conference with one more SUNYAC Pool Play weekend remaining. The first match was a nail biter as the Red Dragons took the ...

Fredonia tops Dunkirk on Senior Day

OBSERVER Staff Report On a day when six seniors were honored during their last regular-season home game, Fredonia scored a goal in each half and went on to the 2-0 victory over the Dunkirk Marauders in CCAA boys varsity soccer on Saturday afternoon at Fredonia High School. The Hillbillies ...

Silver Creek’s Decker takes second

OBSERVER Staff Report ALLEGANY — The Silver Creek Black Knights cross country team had solid finishes from both the boys and girls in the Southern Tier Invitational on Saturday at Allegany-Limestone High School. In the muddy, 2.8 mile course, the Silver Creek girls finished second, only ...

Marauders top Burgard

Dunkirk kept its magical season going in a big Section VI football showdown against Burgard at Dunkirk High School on Friday night, with a 36-14 win over the visiting Bulldogs. Dunkirk kicked off to Burgard to start the game. The Bulldogs first drive would make it all the way to the Marauder ...

Orange Bowl re-opens with a Hillbillies shutout

At last, home sweet home. It’s been almost two years in the making, but the Fredonia/Brocton Hillbillies football team finally made its return to the sacred Orange Bowl, and did it in heroic fashion. The Hillbillies defeated the Tonawanda Warriors, 22-0, in Class B3 football ...

Panthers shut out Black Knights, 28-0

SILVER CREEK — The Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers defeated the Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights in a Class C North football matchup, 28-0, at Silver Creek High School on Friday night. Gowanda/Pine Valley (3-3, 3-2) got two passing touchdowns in the second quarter from Justin Kohn to ...

Fredonia girls beat Dunkirk, 8-0

The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies have come a long way from a 1-4 start to the season. That has never been more evident than it was on Friday, as Fredonia beat the Dunkirk Lady Marauders by a score of 8-0 in a league matchup in girls varsity soccer at Fredonia High School. Fredonia had a four goal ...

Westfield/Brocton beats Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — The Westfield/Brocton Lady Wolverines did something they had never done before in the 13 years of direction by coach Neil Huber — they beat Frewsburg. Friday night, the Lady Wolverines came away with a 1-0 win in Frewsburg in a varsity girls soccer league contest. “They ...