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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 ...

Gullo tops at CCAA golf qualifier

FORESTVILLE — For the second year in a row, Jamestown’s Anthony Gullo earned the top spot at the CCAA Division 1 league qualifier. After 18 holes, the top eight qualified for a three-hole playoff, Gullo finished with an 82 after 18 holes and a 99 after 21 holes at Tri-County Country ...

Brackets for high school softball playoffs released

The seeding meeting for the Section VI high school softball playoffs was held Monday night in Depew, and here are the opening opponents for the teams in the OBSERVER’s coverage area: — Lake Shore (8-6) of Class A2, seeded No. 4 in its bracket, starts Thursday at home in a quarterfinal ...

Fighters are 10-0 for Pride Boxing

Submitted Photo After traveling to Watkins Glen Saturday, DaShawn Hernandez came home with a TKO in the end of the second round. Jesse Rodriguez TKO’d his opponent in the second round with ease. Adrian Alvarado improved to 3-0 with a third round TKO. To end the night, Caleb Rivera won by ...

NC softball team wins

SPRINGVILLE — The North Collins Lady Eagles softball team (12-4, 8-2) closed its regular season Monday with a 7-2 non-league defeat of Springville. Rebecca Cyrek pitched a complete game for the Lady Eagles win, striking out seven and allowing no hits, no earned runs and just six hits. Bri ...

Lady Hillbillies lose on the golf course

BUFFALO — The Fredonia girls’ golf team got a match in Monday, dropping the contest by a score of 36-19 to Nichols School at the Country Club of Buffalo. Nichols’ Jeanne Gandon was the match’s medalist, shooting a 49 at a very tough course. Fredonia’s top golfer was Ashley Holt ...

CV softball finishes regular season undefeated

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Cassadaga Valley Lady Cougars finished off a perfect regular season Monday with an 8-3 defeat of Maple Grove in a non-league high school softball game. Brittyn LeBaron was winning pitcher for Cassadaga Valley (14-0), allowing five hits and a walk in her five innings of ...

Dunkirk’s track teams defeat Gowanda

The Dunkirk Marauders celebrated the success of seven seniors during their final league meet of the season against the Gowanda Panthers, then celebrated their first wins of the season. Before the meet began, seniors Andre Lockett, Jaden Ortiz, Devaun Farnham-Dejesus, Nate Ganey, Issiah ...

No-hitter for 11U Marauders

Submitted Photo It wasn’t a perfect game, as some no-hitters are, but in the rain at home on Friday, three Dunkirk pitchers teamed up for a no-hit win against Tonawanda, 17-7. Two seven-run innings in the fourth and fifth were huge for Dunkirk’s offense. Josh Lemanski, Robert Kozlowski, ...

Hillbillies beat Hamburg, 14-0

HAMBURG — Reid Tarnowski and Jared Kowalski combined to throw a five hit shutout for the Fredonia High School baseball team Monday afternoon in a non league game, holding down Hamburg and winning 14-0. The Hillbillies got things going early in the first inning by gathering RBI singles from ...

Fredonia’s Gens, Gifford make CCAA tennis semis

Two Fredonia High School tennis players made the semifinals on the opening day of action at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association tennis tournament, held at Fredonia State on Monday. Neil Gens of Fredonia will meet Dan Gifford of Fredonia in a semifinal. Gens topped Maple Grove’s ...

Fredonia’s Vince Gullo claims 300th win as coach

The Fredonia Hillbillies baseball program has been one of the most dominant sports programs in Western New York for many years. With two state championships since the turn of the century, along with a record seven straight Class B1 championships — with a good shot at an eighth this year — ...

Kerstetter wins youth bowling tourney

Alexandra Kerstetter of Forestville won the New York State Youth Scholarship Tournament held in Latham on April 28 in youth bowling. The tournament is sponsored by the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association, Inc. Alexandra finished first out of a field of 17 bowlers from all over New ...

Gowanda beats Dunkirk at MLB Hall of Fame on Doubleday Field

OBSERVER Staff Report COOPERSTOWN — The Gowanda Panthers and Dunkirk Marauders got to share a memorable baseball experience over the weekend, as the two teams traveled to Cooperstown to visit the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, before playing a non-league game, Sunday, on ...

Golfer’s Diary: Back in the swing of things

It’s great to be back in the friendly confines of the OBSERVER. As a quick history lesson, I spent several years as a sports reporter here. I had the privilege of covering some incredible athletes and teams from 2010-2013, including memorable trips across the state following the runs of ...

Hawkins, Walters are Athletes of the Week

baseball, softball, golf, tennis, lacrosse and track were all on the agenda. There was lots of it, too, as teams not only rushed to get in games ahead of playoffs and final exams, but squeezed in more contests that were rescheduled due to the bad weather this spring. Male Athlete of the ...

Marauders hold mattress sale

OBSERVER Photos by M.J. Stafford The Dunkirk Marauders high school football team held its eighth annual mattress fundraiser Saturday in the auxiliary gym at the school. Beds and pillows were for sale, with each purchase going towards football program expenses.

Jamestown Classic: DHS tops area teams

JAMESTOWN — Several local high school track teams competed in the Jamestown Track and Field Classic at the Joseph Paterniti Memorial Strider Field Friday afternoon, and there was a ton of talent highlighted throughout the event in which 17 schools competed. The Dunkirk boys placed fourth ...