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FHS tops Albion, 11-1

Some of the names on the back of the jerseys may be fresh, but the postseason success synonymous with the name on the front is familiar for Fredonia softball. The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies defeated Albion, 11-1, in a Section VI Class B-1 quarterfinal softball game at Fredonia High School on ...

Billies doubles finish 2nd, 3rd

Fredonia had another solid day at the County Tennis Doubles Championship at the Fredonia State courts Thursday afternoon. In the semifinals, Fredonia’s Max Kinkela and Jimmy Rush defeated their teammates Augusto Rodriguez and Trevor Napoli 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. In the other semifinal, the fourth ...

Brocton baseball beats DHS, 13-5

The Brocton Bulldogs baseball team continued to roll Thursday by defeating the Dunkirk Marauders, 13-5, in non-league play at Al Stuhlmiller Field. Brocton (13-1, 10-0) used some early runs in the first four innings to springboard ahead and never looked back. Hunter Rizzo took the win ...

Cassadaga Valley advances in playoffs

SINCLAIRVILLE — Brittyn LeBaron nearly did it again. The Lady Cougars ace pitcher took a no-hitter into the final inning of a playoff game against Tapestry, en route to an eventual 9-1 victory on Thursday at Cassadaga Valley High School. LeBaron finished with 11 strikeouts, while only ...

FHS sending 6 to tennis sectionals

Fredonia High School’s tennis team will send six players to sectionals for the first time in at least 20 years. Neil Gens and Dan Gifford made the event, set for Tuesday in Lancaster, as singles players. They will be joined by the doubles teams of Augusto Rodriguez and Trevor Napoli, and ...

Gowanda advances

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers came back from an early deficit to defeat the Southwestern Lady Trojans, 7-6, in a Class B-2 pre-quarterfinal game on Wednesday night. Southwestern started quick, with two runs in the first. Erin Radack and Hadyn Swan-Leuze both started with a single. ...

CL/Westfield/Sherman wins golf team title

COLLINS — Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Sherman fired a 180 to win the inaugural Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys golf team championship Wednesday at Gowanda Country Club. Kole Maytum led the winners with a 3-over 39 and tied Southwestern’s Max Vaughn for medalist ...

Knights defeat Cougars

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Silver Creek Black Knights (10-7) took a 7-1 non league victory over Cassadaga Valley on Wednesday. Zach Rybak pitched a complete-game three-hitter for the win. He struck out seven and walked three. Rybak also had a huge day at the plate, going 4 for 4 with three runs ...

Fredonia girls golf falls to Ellicottville

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Fredonia girls golf team lost a league match against Ellicottville, 35.5-19.5 on Wednesday at Holiday Valley golf course. Allyson Fisher of Ellicottville and Ashley Holt of Fredonia were medalists in the match, each with a round of 50 on the Par-36 course. Caroline ...

Gowanda boys track defeats Springville

GOWANDA — The Gowanda Central School varsity boys track and field team won their third dual meet of the season with a 78-53 win over Springville at Hillis Field Tuesday afternoon. Junior Austin Jankowski was a triple winner taking first place in the 110 meter high hurdles (15.9), high jump ...

Panama softball beats Pine Valley

PANAMA — Five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled Panama (7-5) to a 10-7 non-league win over Pine Valley (2-12) as Ashlyn Harvey picked up a complete-game win with six strikeouts, four walks and six hits in the circle. Abby Lisciandro had three hits for three RBIs including a ...

The weather’s warm, the fishing’s good

Warm weather has finally set in and the fishing has been pretty good. Bass anglers are reportedly finding bass along the entire Lake Erie shoreline up to and including the 20 foot mark. Walleye anglers continue to find active walleye near traditional walleye spawning spots after hours. Long ...

Still going strong

Fredonia native and Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Class of 1983 inductee Don Reinhoudt has been out of the world of strongman competition and competitive powerlifting for quite some time, but the honors just seem to keep coming. While the 1979 CBS World’s Strongest Man title has long been ...

FHS golf teams lose on rainy course

The Fredonia High School golf teams lost to Southwestern on Tuesday at Shorewood Country Club on a rain-soaked course. The girls team lost 28.5 to 26.5, while Southwestern was victorious in the boys’ event, 33.5 to 21.5. “It was a great, great match,” said Alex Conti, the Fredonia ...

Fredonia High’s boys, girls track teams both win in Olean

OLEAN — Fredonia High School’s varsity track and field teams beat Olean High School’s teams on Monday. The boys team won, 72-69, while the Lady Hillbillies won, 83-57. BOYS “Our strengths in the meet were our sprinters, throwers, and distance runners,” Fredonia coach Bob Ball ...

Silver Creek girls track team loses

OBSERVER Staff Report ALLEGANY — Silver Creek girls track has seen better days than Tuesday, as the Black Knights fell to Allegany-Limestone, 93-48, on the road in a regular season meet. Silver Creek did take home three individual wins in the track portion of the meet, however. Kylie ...

Gowanda lacrosse beats Depew, 20-8

OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — The Gowanda Panthers boys lacrosse team defeated Depew, 20-8, on Tuesday in a high school boys lacrosse match. Gowanda (6-6, 5-3) was led by Nate Curry with five goals and three assists. Uriah John had four goals and two assists, along with three goals from ...

Silver Creek HS softball team wins

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights softball team (6-10, 4-8) won 21-4 in a non-league game over Salamanca on Monday. Julia Hill picked up the win on the mound throwing five complete innings. Stevie Cook got the save, throwing the last two innings. No statistics were available ...

One run enough for DHS

Close games have been a nasty thorn in the side of the Dunkirk Marauders baseball team all season long because they haven’t been able close them out with victories. Monday afternoon yielded more of the same — however, this time around, Dunkirk flipped the script. The Marauders ...

SC hands Brocton first loss of season

SILVER CREEK — Stephen Romanik hit an sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth as the Silver Creek Black Knights defeated the Brocton Bulldogs 4-3 in a non-league high school baseball battle on Monday night, handing the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. The big hit of the game came ...