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Cougars honor top athletes

Submitted Photo Pictured from left: Todd Fryberger, CVCS Athletic Director; Isabella Ruiz, Female Athlete of the Year; Collin Barmore, Art Asquith Award and Holley Brunson Award; Brittyn LeBaron, Female Loyalty Award; Connor Crabtree Male Athlete of the Year and Scholar Athlete Award; Holly ...

Run for Bereda 5k/Mile Walk is July 13

WESTFIELD — The Family and Alumni Community 5K Fun Run Scavenger Hunt or 1 Mile Walk, also called the Run for Bereda, will take place on Saturday, July 13 at 8:30 a.m. This 5K takes place in historic Westfield and features a brilliant scavenger hunt of Westfield memories and history. The ...

Golfer’s Diary: This close to new wheels

This article was extraordinarily close to being the most exciting Golfer’s Diary of all time (insert joke about it being a low bar to clear here). Here’s the story: My friend Matt invited me to play in the 29th Annual Wyoming Cup Classic Golf Tournament at Silver Lake Country Club in ...

Brocton’s Brown wins Player of the Year, Fetterick named top coach

After never making it to the State Final Four prior to the 2018 season, the Brocton Bulldogs baseball team made the trip to States in back-to-back seasons this year. It should come as no surprise that many of the Bulldogs earned high honors on this season’s CCAA Division 2 West All-Star ...

Sample’s Example: Cassadaga runner clears every hurdle

Rayven Sample isn’t the most physically imposing athlete at any track and field meet. In fact, one look at the soon-to-be Cassadaga Valley senior probably boosts his competition’s confidence a little bit. But about 51 seconds later, runners realize they severely misjudged Sample because ...

Youngsters shine in Lew Mead Kids Fishing Derby

Even the threat of thunderstorms and rainfall couldn’t dampen the spirits of the kids fishing in the annual Lew Mead Kids Fishing Derby, on Saturday morning. There were 67 youths signed up for this years event and the rainfall that passed trough lasted only a few minutes. Before 11 a.m., ...

Local Scouts place at Soap Box Derby

The 35th annual Jamestown Area Soap Box Derby, presented by Shults Auto Group, was held June 8 at the John S. Sinatra Memorial Track. Two local boy scouts from Fredonia Troop 267 drove in the Super Stock Division: Colden Noody, No. 106, Dream It Do It/American Legion Post 59 and Matthew Brown, ...

WNY Heroes hold annual fishing event in Dunkirk

Friday morning was a very good day to go fishing. In fact one, World War II veteran remarked at the Western New York Heroes Inc. annual get together, it was “the most fun I have had in the last 10 years!” You might be wondering what is WNY Heroes Inc. and what does it have to do with ...

Hurricane faces Lancaster tonight in NABL playoffs

OBSERVER Staff Report Coming off their 109-64 drubbing of the DuBois Dream, the Chautauqua Hurricane face their next roadblock on the way to Kentucky, as they take on the Lancaster Thunder tonight in Ohio for the Northeast Division championship. The Hurricane made big strides last week in ...

Bandits nab division title

The 10U Fredonia Bandits, pictured above, defeated the Tomahawks, 9-8, and the Northtown Nationals, 9-8, this past Saturday to become the Ken Griffey Gold Division Champions of the Western NY Premier Baseball Travel League. In the semifinal game against the Tomahawks, Rocco Muscarella and Paul ...

Randall wins Chautauqua Pro-Am tourney

CHAUTAUQUA — Dwayne Randall, PGA Head Professional from Bartlett C.C., won the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy Pro Am at Chautauqua Golf Club with a 4-under-par 68. Chris Zumpano, Oak Hill CC, was runner up with 69. Taylor Page, Pennfair Golf, Matt Stasiak, Battistoni Golf and David Wedzik, ...

Local fishermen find luck, despite recent windy weather

The temperature has been a little bit warmer, but it seems there is no shortage of rain and wind. Tuesday and Wednesday were once again very windy, stalling any serious fishing effort. During last Saturday’s local walleye competition, The Big Dawg Walleye tournament, Tim Stone the captain ...

Gowanda names their gym class heroes

Submitted Photos The physical education teachers at Gowanda Elementary School have announced the Physical Education Students of the Month for May 2019. These outstanding students are selected based on their attitude in class, teamwork with their classmates and respect to others, including ...

A perfect day to play ball

Pictured, Dunkirk Falcons’ Josh Pacheco throws to first during a 6-8 year old Little League baseball game against Dom Polski’s, on Tuesday, at Wright Park in Dunkirk. The Falcons won the game, 3-2. Also pictured, Matt’s News’ Emily Aniszewski delivers a pitch against Lake Shore Bank ...

United Way golf tournament recently held in Forestville

Special to The OBSERVER FORESTVILLE — Over 100 people gathered at Tri-County Country Club recently to enjoy a great day of golf, good company and to raise money for the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County. The sixth annual United Way Charity Golf Tournament hosted about 100 golfers ...

Marauder Trotter 5k Run/Walk is July 6, start/finish at Wright Park

Special to The OBSERVER The Dunkirk High School Class of 1989 will host the fifth annual Marauder Trotter 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, July 6 along the Dunkirk waterfront starting and ending at Wright Park. The event will start at 9 a.m. The pre-sale cost is $25 for adults and $30 day of ...

Fourth annual CHRIC Classic golf tourney set for July 27

Special to The OBSERVER Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation & Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) will be holding its 4th Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 27 at the Chautauqua Golf Club, 4731 West Lake Road, Chautauqua. Josh Freifeld, Executive Director and the CHRIC ...

Lady Eagles named All-Stars

OBSERVER Staff Report Coming into the season, North Collins was tasked with replacing All-State pitcher Rebecca Cyrek after back-to-back trips to the State Final Four. The Lady Eagles turned to Becky Holmes in the circle, and she rewarded North Collins with an appearance in the Class D title ...

Gowanda’s Olson named Div. 1 East Player of the Year

OBSERVER Staff Report After a senior season in which Gowanda’s Tanner Olson earned Honorable Mention on the All-WNY baseball list after leading his team to a berth in the Section VI, Class B2 final, Olson was recently given yet another notable honor. Gowanda’s Olson was named the CCAA ...

Dole advances to black belt

Special to The OBSERVER On Wednesday, June 19, Sensei Sebastian Dole advanced to his Shodan black belt through the Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate organization — officiated by Master Sensei Bill Matteson. Sensei Dole has been a member of The Family Martial Arts Center since 2007. As a role ...