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WACS baseball defeats Clymer

CLYMER — The Westfield Wolverines high school baseball team scored seven runs in the first inning and seven more in the fifth inning to beat Clymer, 14-4, Friday in CCAA West 2 play. Bret Babcock was 1 for 2 with a home run and five RBIs to lead the Wolverines (5-6, 5-5). Colby Bills went 2 ...

It’s official: Crappie record broken

In case you missed it, in the Thursday, May 10 edition of the OBSERVER, in this column there was an article that announced that the New York state record for black crappie was broken last Sunday by two friends fishing at Fluvanna Lake/Gernatt’s gravel pit. The area is closed to the public, ...

FHS baseball finishes perfect league season

The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds played the Fredonia Hillbillies toe to toe for the entire game, but the Hillbillies got a clutch hit in the bottom of the seventh to win 2-1 by walk off on Friday night. Fredonia concluded its season undefeated at 12-0 in the CCAA West 1 division. This is the ...

Thunderous: CL grabs title

In what ended up as her final regular season at-bat of her high school softball career, Chautauqua Lake’s Cameryn Hawkins had a moment to remember. Hawkins drilled a game-winning, two-run home run to deep center field as the Lady Thunderbirds claimed the CCAA Division 1 West high school ...

Marauders lose, 9-7

he Dunkirk Marauders fell to Maple Grove, 9-7, in Dunkirk’s final CCAA West 1 divisional contest of the high school baseball regular season. Dunkirk (4-12, 3-9) fell behind early, allowing three runs in the second inning, featuring three walks and an error in the frame. The Marauders got ...

Dunkirk softball tops MG

The Dunkirk Lady Marauders softball team closed its regular season Friday with a 13-3 win over Maple Grove. The Lady Red Dragons managed just four hits against Dunkirk, which ended its CCAA West 1 schedule at 9-3 (12-7 overall). Ashley Gotowka pitched the first four innings for the Lady ...

Brocton baseball wins division title

BROCTON — The Brocton Bulldogs (11-0, 9-0) clinched the CCAA West 2 baseball title Friday with a defeat of Sherman that ended after five innings due to the mercy rule. Hunter Rizzo pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs victory, allowing just four hits, striking out eight and walking two. ...

Fredonia State holds Athletics Awards Gala

Two seniors and one junior were recognized as Athletes of the Year at the seventh annual Fredonia Athletics Awards Gala held Wednesday night. The seniors, Brittany Feldman (Southwestern) and Courtney Poirier, shared Female Athlete of the Year honors, while junior Luke Kuczewski was named Male ...

Chautauqua Lake golf team defeats Cassadaga Valley

CASSADAGA — Chautauqua Lake High School’s boys golf team moved to 7-0 on the season with a 35-20 defeat of Cassadaga Valley (4-4) Friday afternoon at Cassadaga Country Club Cassadaga Valley’s Titus Miller was the medalist with a 37, but the next three places all belonged to Chautauqua ...

11U Marauders lose two

Submitted Photo On Sunday, The Dunkirk Marauders 11U fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 9-1 loss to Eden. Donny Jackson and Donovan Thompson both had hits for Dunkirk. Dylan Bankoski took the loss on the mound. On Wednesday evening, strong offense was not enough as the Marauders ...

Knights pull off big comeback

SOUTH DAYTON — Silver Creek taught the Pine Valley Panthers a valuable lesson Thursday: In baseball, the game is not over until you get the final out. The Black Knights completed an incredible rally from a 13-2 deficit with six two-out runs in the top of the seventh, grabbing a stunning ...

FHS tennis defeats SW, now 10-0

Fredonia defeated Southwestern, 5-0, in a non league high school boys tennis match Thursday at Fredonia High School. Fredonia is now 10-0, with its last match today against Panama at home. Fredonia won its first match of the season against Panama, 3-2. Individual match results from ...

Falconer bases-loaded walk beats Dunkirk

FALCONER — Nick Saeger walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to give Falconer a 7-6 CCAA West 1 win over Dunkirk. Tylar Olson singled to start off the winning rallly followed by a walk to Ben Bloomquist before Gage Lindell reached on an error to fill the ...

Douglas hit lifts Silver Creek to win

SILVER CREEK—Tessa Douglas delivered a base hit in the bottom of the seventh inning in her final home game at Silver Creek to lift the Black Knights over Maple Grove in CCAA West 1 play Thursday night with a final score of 4-3. Julia Hill picked up the win for Silver Creek, hurling a ...

Cassadaga Valley takes two on the golf course

SINCLAIRVILLE—The Cassadaga Valley golf team edged out two victories by defeating Silver Creek by a score of 31.5 to 23.5 and beating Forestville/Pine Valley 28-26 Thursday afternoon at Cassadaga Valley Country Club. The match featured a pair of medalists, including Cassadaga Valley’s ...

Lady Billies rally to win

Grace Pucciarelli’s three-run home run in the top of the fifth inning powered the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies to an 8-3 CCAA West 1 high school girls softball win over Dunkirk Wednesday at the Lady Marauders’ field by Dunkirk High School. Dunkirk (11-5, 8-3) had pulled out to a 3-0 lead, ...

Fredonia tops DHS, now 11-0 in league

Fredonia coach Vince Gullo has been wanting his team to be tested before the playoffs begin for weeks now. Dunkirk certainly provided all Fredonia could handle on Wednesday, but still, Fredonia came out on top. The Fredonia Hillbillies defeated Dunkirk, 10-5, in the final regular season ...

Brocton moves to 10-0

BROCTON — A seven-run, two-out rally in the fourth inning helped drive the Brocton Bulldogs to a 15-8 CCAA West 2 win over the Cassadaga Valley Cougars on Wednesday Brocton moved its division record to 8-0 on the season and a 10-0 record overall. With Cassadaga Valley at 6-2 in the CCAA ...

N. Collins loses key divisional contest

FRANKLINVILLE — The North Collins Eagles and Franklinville Panthers came into Wednesday’s game with one loss in the CCAA East 2 division with the winner controlling its own destiny towards the crown. In a game with a lot of momentum changes and multiple errors by both teams, the ...