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All-WNY baseball teams revealed

Also given Honorable Mention was Gowanda senior Tanner Olson, who led the Gowanda Panthers to an appearance in the Section VI, Class B2 finals.

A fine day at the beach

Yes, it’s true. I spent more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff. Now that the terrible joke from Happy Gilmore is out of the way, we can get started. I had yet another special round this past week. My Aunt Jeanine and Uncle Happ (it’s really my mom’s cousin and her husband, but ...

The Chautauqua Hurricane crush the DuBois Dream, 109-64

BROCTON — By the time NABL MVP nominee David Blanks checked in half way through the first quarter, even he admitted his team didn’t need him. The Chautauqua Hurricane made quick, efficient work of the DuBois Dream, with a 109-64 trouncing in the first round of the NABL playoffs. The ...

Thunderbirds baseball team hands out awards

Chautauqua Lake baseball awards were handed out recently at their end of the year banquet. From left to right: Nate Engdahl, Leadership Award; Luke Waters, Defensive Player of the Year; Kyler Majka, Overall MVP; Cody Triana, Coaches Award; Brendan Rowe, Most Improved. Not pictured: Zach ...

Sabres answer few questions with draft picks

Once again, the Buffalo Sabres have crushed my dreams of believing that the club is trending in the right direction. On Friday evening, the Sabres reminded me of why we are, and continue to be the laughing stock of the NHL. At the 2019 NHL Draft, the Sabres had two picks in the first round, one ...

Big Dawg Walleye Tournament held

The 2019 Big Dawg Walleye Tournament had a relatively small roster, but they sure did end up with some huge results. I believe there were 30 teams signed up for this year’s main event, and they all started out of Dunkirk Harbor at 6 a.m. All teams had to report back to the Chadwick Bay Marina ...

Chautauqua Hurricane host NABL playoff game tonight in Brocton

BROCTON — There’s a storm brewing in Chautauqua County this weekend, and we’re not talking about the inclement weather. The Chautauqua Hurricane will take the court at Brocton High School for the start of the NABL playoffs, to take on the Dubois Dream at 5 p.m. tonight. The Hurricane ...

‘Big Fish Friday’ event held in Dunkirk, walleye tourney today

Friday was the Big Fish Friday event of the 2019 Big Dawg Walleye Tournament. Formerly known as the Razor’s Big Dawg Tournament, tournament director Mark Mohr is now going solo. Sign-ups for the main event today looked brisk, as I departed to make the OBSERVER deadline. Big Fish Friday is ...

NCCS track runs in All-Star meet

Special to The OBSERVER The final Track and Field event for all Parochial Schools in the Diocese of Buffalo was recently held through the Southtowns Invitational Track Association (SITA). The self-administered track association was originally organized by several prominent individuals who ...

Gowanda’s Smuda wins MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run event

Special to The OBSERVER Gowanda Little League’s Jonathan Smuda participated in the Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run competition on May 18. Smuda, along with six other little league players, advanced to the regional round, hosted by Wilson Little League on June 1. From that point, scores were ...

SUNY Fredonia to host baseball showcase tourney this weekend

Special to The OBSERVER SUNY Fredonia will play host this Saturday and Sunday to a weekend of baseball, featuring some of the top high school baseball talent in Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. Four teams will meet on Ludwig Field for a baseball showcase tournament, providing the ...

Hospice Golf Tourney scheduled for July 6

Special the The OBSERVER Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will host its third annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 6 at Maplehurst Country Club. Proceeds from the event will support its therapeutic offerings, community bereavement programs and other services that are not ...

Hughes, Kakko to headline NHL Draft, Sabres should add to prospect pool

Every kid who laces up the skates someday dreams of playing in the NHL. Tonight, 31 of the top prospects in the world will have their name called by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman in Vancouver at the NHL Draft. Without any doubt the first two picks will be the American offensive dynamo Jack ...

Fishing starting to improve after bad weather

It’s almost officially Summer, and the weather is finally starting to resemble that fact. The fishing is slowly starting to improve after the lousy weekend weather. With the strong winds that prevailed over the weekend it is likely that the Lake Erie waters have turned over, causing a lull ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital to hold annual golf tournament

WESTFIELD — The Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation will host its 27th Annual Golf Tournament, with the WMH Medical Staff proudly serving as its major sponsor. The tournament will be held on Friday, July 12, at the Chautauqua Golf Club located in Chautauqua, NY. Consider joining the fun as ...

Gowanda Central Schools announces Summer Swim program

GOWANDA — Swimming lessons are being offered this summer at the Gowanda Central School indoor pool for infants and children up through age 12. There will be three sessions — 10 lessons per session — and the cost is $50 for 10 lessons. A second child in the family may register for $40. ...

Signups begin for Fredonia Alumni Golf Tournament

Registration is underway for the Fredonia Alumni Golf Tournament, a popular event that raises money to support scholarships for students at the State University of New York at Fredonia, to be held on Friday, July 19, at Shorewood Country Club, 4958 W. Lake Road, Dunkirk. Sponsored by Fredonia ...

SUNY Fredonia names Academic Honor Roll

Special to The OBSERVER SUNY Fredonia placed 103 student-athletes on the 2018-19 SUNYAC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, the conference announced Tuesday. All of Fredonia’s 17 teams had at least one recipient, who are recognized for attaining a grade-point average of 3.30 or higher ...