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Marauders win on Senior Night

The Dunkirk Marauders varsity boys soccer team completed their home schedule with a 3-1 league victory over Falconer/Cassadaga Valley in Thursday night’s Senior Night game. Dunkirk senior captain Tristan Skelly scored a pair of goals, while fellow senior Matt Hanlon netted Dunkirk’s ...

Wolverines beat Chaut. Lake, 1-0

WESTFIELD — The Westfield/Brocton Wolverines came away with a 1-0 win thanks to a late goal from Nathan Culbreth to beat Chautauqua Lake in a non-league contest, Friday, at North Lake. Westfield/Brocton (10-4, 7-2) was locked in a scoreless game through the first half. With ten minutes left ...

Ticket reservations for 2018 Fredonia Athletics Hall of Fame underway

Part of Homecoming Weekend activities, the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction and Dinner is Saturday, October 20, starting with a reception at 5 p.m. inside Dods Hall Gymnasium. The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and the ceremony will follow dinner. Cost of each dinner ticket is $40. There will be ...

‘Billies sweep the league

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies tennis team completed a clean sweep of the league this season, finishing off the league schedule with a 4-1, 4-1 doubleheader win over Dunkirk on Thursday at Fredonia High School. Fredonia (8-0) swept Dunkirk in the singles matches in both ...

Dunkirk hosts Burgard tonight for Senior Night

The Dunkirk Marauders have started the season as well as could be. Now, there is just one more hurdle to clear before the iconic rivalry matchup with Fredonia to conclude the season. The team standing in the way tonight is the Burgard Bulldogs. Burgard (2-3, 2-2) held a halftime lead over ...

Hillbillies return to Orange Bowl tonight against B3 foe Tonawanda

There’s a saying in life — whether it’s about sports or anything else — that there’s no place like home. That’ll be the case for the Fredonia/Brocton Hillbillies football team tonight, as they will return home to the Orange Bowl to play their first game there in almost two years ...

Red Dragons top Wolverines, 2-1

Late in the first half of Thursday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division boys soccer showdown on Dutch Hollow Road between two of the state’s ranked teams, Maple Grove coach Cara Abbey had a short chat with Sam Eimiller. “Sam’s just a quirky kid, with a quirky ...

Fredonia beats Chautauqua Lake

OBSERVER Staff Reports Fredonia received goals from three different players in a 3-0 victory over Chautauqua Lake in CCAA boys varsity soccer on Thursday afternoon at Fredonia High School. Michael Persch opened the scoring for the Hillbillies (5-2-1, 5-5-1) in the third minute off a pass ...

Forestville downs Dunkirk volleyball

OBSERVER Staff Reports FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets volleyball team got a win on Thursday, defeating Dunkirk in three sets, 25-7, 25-18, 25-10. Forestville was led by Paige Whitehill with two assists and three aces, while Rene Leone added two assists, four aces and two digs. ...

Jelinski, Morgan named assistant Devils captains

Fredonia Men’s Hockey Head Coach Jeff Meredith has named senior forwards Kyle Jelinski and Jimmy Morgan as assistant captains for the 2018-19 season. Earlier in the off-season, senior defenseman Mike Freeman was named team captain. Jelinski has appeared in 72 games, with 13 goals and 17 ...

Black Knights host Panthers tonight in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Black Knights and Panthers both suffered disappointing defeats this past week, bringing both their records to (2-3). As both teams fight to secure a playoff spot in the highly competitive Class C North division, there will certainly be a lot on the line Friday night. Each ...

Black Knights hang on to beat Wolverines, 1-0

WESTFIELD — The North Lake Sports Complex is known for being a tough place to play soccer at in Westfield. On Wednesday, it was a grind for both teams. In the end, the Silver Creek Black Knights prevailed over the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines after Silver Creek’s Jaylah Cossin buried ...

With bow hunting starting, fishing is winding down

The temperature has been hot and sticky at times, with lots of vegetation, or it’s rainy and windy, with lots of bugs and the action has been slow. Usually that would be a fishing report, but that’s what most of the bow hunters are reporting. It has been a slow go so far, but those cold ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

SMALL STEPS. The Buffalo Bills were shut out last weekend in Green Bay, quickly and forcefully dragging them down to reality after stunning the NFL by beating Minnesota the previous week. The Buffalo offense was horrible beyond words. The Tennessee Titans visit Orchard Park Sunday with a 3-1 ...

Fredonia gets past Chaut. Lake, 2-0

MAYVILLE — Fredonia keeps on winning as they topped Chautauqua Lake 2-0, in Section VI girls soccer action on Wednesday. The Lady ‘Billies battled in a close affair, netting a similar 2-0 victory they saw against the Lady Thunderbirds earlier in the season. Like their game on Monday, ...

Hillbillies top T’Birds in girls tennis, 4-1

Fredonia defeated Chautauqua Lake 4-1 in Section VI girls tennis, at Fredonia High School on Wednesday. The Lady ‘Billies further proved their impressive record as they swept singles competition and split their doubles matches against the Lady Thunderbirds. Alicia Kluck, of Fredonia, ...

A comeback for the ages

After two and a half hours and 243 total points, the Dunkirk-Fredonia rivalry was deadlocked with three points remaining to own bragging rights in the iconic cross-town rivalry. In the end, the Dunkirk Marauders came out on top in the comeback of the high school sports season. The Dunkirk ...

Fredonia tops Maple Grove, 5-0

OBSERVER Staff Report LAKEWOOD — The Fredonia Hillbillies girls tennis team continued their winning ways on Tuesday, defeating Maple Grove 5-0 in a competitive match. The match saw three tiebreaker sets played throughout the five games played. Bernie Gens was able to continue to win, ...

North Collins rolls, beats Silver Creek, 3-0

OBSERVER Staff Reports SILVER CREEK — The North Collins Eagles volleyball team continued to blow through the competition on Tuesday, defeating Silver Creek in three sets, 25-14, 25-11, 25-18. Leading North Collins was led by Deanne Wilson with 11 kills and five aces and Baylee Romano with ...