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Division II golf qualifiers named

Pictured are the CCAA West Division II qualifiers who played at the Tri County Country Club Par 72, Monday. From left to right, Darien Swanson, CL/Westfield/Sherman (95); Kole Maytum, Automatic Bid, CL/Westfield/Sherman (85), Titus Miller, Medalist, Cassadaga Valley (83); Brock Ricketts, ...

Kessler leads JCC in final golf match

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia’s own Marina Kessler competed in her final college golf tournament for Jamestown Community College on Saturday, leading the JCC women with a round of 86 at Willowbrook Country Club. Kessler pitched in to save par on her final hole of her JCC ...

Rivalry Week, Part II

As the spring sports season enters its final stretch, every game is crucial at this point of the year. However, Wednesday in Dunkirk, there is a little more at stake than anywhere else. The Dunkirk-Fredonia rivalry will hold its last meeting in the regular season of the spring sports season, as ...

Blue Devils track teams compete at SUNYACs

Special to The OBSERVER GENESEO — The Fredonia women’s track and field team had a pair of conference champions crowned on Day 2 of the SUNYAC Championships on Saturday. Sarah Couperus won the high jump and Brittany Feldman took home the top spot in the 400 m dash. Couperus won with a ...

Dunkirk defeated

The Jamestown Red Raiders and Dunkirk Marauders high school baseball teams took a break from their league schedule to play a non-league game on Saturday afternoon at Dunkirk High School, with the Red Raiders coming out on top, 9-4. The entire lineups on both squads were able to participate, ...

Goot and Mierzwa among top performers

The run of decent weather that started last week, and finally got high school sports teams outside and playing, continued this week ... at least, for most of it. Bad weather on Thursday and Friday did cause some events to get called off, but enough happened early in the week that a Week in ...

Young bowlers honored at Grape Belt awards banquet

GOWANDA — The 44th annual awards banquet for the Grape Belt USBC Youth Bowling Association was recently held at the Slovenian Club of Gowanda. The association is comprised of youth bowlers, ages 4-20, from both Lucky Lanes in Fredonia and K & L Lanes in Gowanda and is governed by the ...

Lady Hillbillies softball team tops Lake Shore

LAKE SHORE—The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies broke out the bats in a 15-6 rout of the Lake Shore Eagles in a non-league game Saturday afternoon. The Lady Billies started early, and never looked back. Fredonia (8-2, 6-2) was able to string together four first inning runs in a two-out rally ...

FHS baseball continues dominance with 20-0 win

GOWANDA — The Fredonia Hillbillies defeated the Gowanda Panthers 20-0 in a non-league game Saturday night. Jared Kowalski got the win for Fredonia (9-1), tossing two shutout innings while giving up just one hit. In relief, Reid Tarnowski and Nolan Mages contributed to shut out the Panthers ...

FHS track teams 5th, 6th at Falconer Invitational

FALCONER — Fredonia High School’s girls track team competed at the Falconer Invitational held Friday night, and finished fifth out of 14 teams. The FHS boys’ team was sixth out of 15 teams. Three Lady Billies grabbed first place finishes in individual events. Lydia Lanski won the 100 ...

A look at a pleasant day of fishing in Dunkirk

Mother Nature put a midnight opener for walleye on hold for a lot of nocturnal anglers, with threats of thunderstorms and high winds. The morning after was a lot more pleasant. This columnist spent an enjoyable afternoon watching a girls JV softball doubleheader at Dunkirk High School field, ...

Union Relief sets golf tourney

The Union Relief Association of Westfield will hold its 12th annual golf tournament “Golfing for Gifts” on Saturday, May 19 at the Pinehurst Golf Course, Route 20, in Westfield. The event features an 8 a.m. registration and a 9 a.m. tee time. It is designed as a shotgun start; ...

Ladies of Steel cheerleaders competing at Florida all star event

The Core Athletix Ladies of Steel, based in Dunkirk, are competing this weekend at the Summit All Star Cheerleading Championships at the Wal Disney World Resort in Florida. Core Athletix is a cheerleading program with five gyms across New York state. The Ladies of Steel are based out of the ...

Lake Shore tops Maryvale

CHEEKTOWAGA — Though most area high school sports events got rained out Friday, the Lake Shore Eagles baseball team moved to 6-0 on the season with its fifth win in as many days. The Eagles took an 8-2 victory over Maryvale (7-2) in an ECIC 3 game. Nate Lockwood upped his record to 3-0 on ...

North Collins softball wins

LITTLE VALLEY — The North Collins Lady Eagles picked up another win in high school softball league play on Friday night, avenging their only CCAA East 2 loss of the season with a 12-3 win over Cattaraugus/Little Valley. North Collins (10-2) had a 1-0 lead early after a second inning run, ...

Flores joins Holyfield’s boxers

Submitted Photo Dunkirk native and Dunkirk High School graduate Wilfredo “El Bravo” Vega Flores signed a professional contract with Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing & Top Notch Promotions earlier this week. Vega Flores, who is 6-0 in his career as a boxer, flew out to meet ...

A tough test

Coming into the season, many believed that Division 1 West was all but decided for Fredonia. After all, the reigning champs from B1 for a record seven straight seasons brought back a plethora of talent from last year’s team. This year’s roster, highlighted by 2017 League MVP Ryan Mroczka, ...

Forestville golf team beats Silver Creek

OBSERVER Staff Report FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets high school golf team defeated Silver Creek, 32-23, but fell to Maple Grove 30-25, in a three-team match at Tri-County Country Club on Tuesday. Forestville’s top scores were Phil Narraway’s 48 and a 49 from Brock Ricketts. ...

Fredonia golf team tops Dunkirk, 39-13

OBSERVER Staff Report Fredonia beat Dunkirk, 39-13, Wednesday afternoon in a high school golf match at Shorewood Country Club. The medalist was Fredonia seventh-grader Lucas Hoffman, who carded a 48. Alex Venn of Fredonia was second with a 55 and Andrew Conti and Jacob Patterson tied for ...

Lake Shore baseball defeats East Aurora

OBSERVER Staff Report ANGOLA — The Lake Shore Eagles won again on Thursday, with an 8-5 win over East Aurora in a regular season high school baseball game at Lake Shore High School. In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning, Lake Shore (5-0) struck with four runs in the inning to ...