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Gene Andolina League Champs

The Gene Andolina League held its end of the year play day and banquet this past Friday, September 13. At the banquet, Bob Sievert and Joe Bifaro (pictured) were crowned the 2019 Gene Andolina League Champions.

Annear paces Fredonia in East Aurora

OBSERVER Staff Report EAST AURORA — The Fredonia Hillbillies boys and girls cross country teams saw positive results on Saturday in East Aurora at the Knox Invitational — the site of the Sectional Championships later this year. “This was a good opportunity to learn the course and ...

Golfer’s Diary: A very touching story

Twice already this year, I’ve written about what a treat it is to play at Tri-County Country Club in Forestville. It is, quite possibly, my favorite course that I’ve ever played. Back in June, I played at TCCC in a tournament to benefit Northern Chautauqua Catholic School with a former ...

State Environmental Conservation meeting is Sept. 23

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the annual waterfowl hunter information meeting at the Refuge Headquarters on Casey Road in Alabama, Genesee County. The meeting will take place on Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 ...

CSP rolls to 53-12 victory in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Clymer/Sherman/Panama Wolfpack had one of the most memorable seasons in Chautauqua County high school football history a year ago, ending with a Class D NY State Championship. Last week, the Wolfpack won 28-0 at Geneseo to kick off its title defense, but CSP wasn’t ...

Golden Cougars come up just short

FALCONER — The Cassadaga Valley/Falconer football team came ever so close Saturday afternoon to christening its newly renovated athletic complex with a victory. But two golden scoring opportunities, including one in the closing minutes, came up empty and the Golden Cougars suffered an 18-13 ...

Jafarjian paces Thunderbirds to 37-6 victory over Panthers

SOUTH DAYTON — On Friday night, the Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers (0-2) battled both the Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton Thunderbirds (1-1) and the wind on their home turf in Pine Valley. The Panthers found out that the Thunderbirds soar in the wind, as they flew to a 37-6 Section VI Class C ...

Dunkirk upset at home by Maritime

Trying to correct some mistakes made in last week’s game, the Dunkirk Marauders accomplished their goals, as they were able to play a smarter, cleaner game. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t quite cooperate. The Maritime Charter Commodores walked into Karl Hoeppner Field for their first ...

Hillbillies fall 15-8

OBSERVER Staff Report The Fredonia Hillbillies drop their first game of the season, falling 15-8 to the Allegany Limestone Gators on Friday night. The Billies had a 8-7 lead for a majority of the middle quarters, but it slipped away from them later on. A Nick Whitfield interception sealed the ...

Wolverines down Thunderbirds 2-0, Black Knights top Golden Cougars

OBSERVER Staff Reports WESTFIELD — Mother Nature was only able to slow down the Westfield/Brocton Wolverines on Friday afternoon, but the Wolverines would not be totally contained. An early goal by Jason Almeter put the Wolverines up early and they held the lead the entire way in a 2-0 ...

Cassadaga Valley beats Fredonia in 3 tight sets

OBSERVER Staff Reports The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies battled back in each set on Friday night, but the rallies came just a little too late. In the end, the Cassadaga Valley Cougars came out on top of all three sets, 27-25, 25-21, 25-19, in a CCAA North volleyball match at Fredonia High ...

Baseball history runs deep in the city of Jamestown

Special to The OBSERVER In November of 1938, representatives of 21 cities met in Olean, NY to discuss the feasibility of organizing a new professional baseball league. Jamestown, Olean and Niagara Falls made commitments if the new circuit was formed. In March of 1939, the ...

Stateline Speedway to host auto race on Thursday

JAMESTOWN — The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series gets set to race at The New Stateline Speedway for the fifth time in Series history next Thursday, Sept. 19, featuring a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win Morton Buildings Feature. The World of Outlaws’ first-ever visit to the ...

Fredonia’s Burns sees first action of D1 football career

Special to The OBSERVER William Burns, of Fredonia, a redshirt freshman at Kent State is in the rotation at Nose Guard on the defensive line. William saw his first playing time against Arizona State in Tempe on Aug. 29. He got in for about a dozen plays against ASU in a 30-7 loss for Kent ...

Cassadaga Country Club Member-Member champs

Rod Lind (left) and Tyler Lerow (right) are the 2019 Cassadaga Country Club Member-Member Champions. The 27-hole single day handicap tournament involves three 9-hole formats including two person scramble, two person best ball, and alternate shot. Finishing in second place in a match of score ...

Vintage Golf Outing held Aug. 31 at The Vineyards

Special to The OBSERVER The Dunkirk Historical Society and Museum held its inaugural Vintage Golf Outing 2019 at The Vineyards on Aug. 31. The event was very successful and was a big hit with the theme of “vintage golf.” One team even brought their own caddies, and all in full themed ...

The Lady ‘Billies take down the Lady Thunderbirds on the courts, 3-2

The Fredonia Lady Billies tennis team continues their roaring pace to start the season, edging the Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds 3-2. For the ‘Billies, it was won in the singles portion. Bernie Gens took down her opposing number one singles player Emily Bauer in two sets, 6-0, 6-0, while ...

Frewsburg takes care of North Collins, 2-0

FREWSBURG — In the past, teams were able to focus on one or two players to shut down Frewsburg’s offense. This season, head coach Scott Stone hopes that isn’t the case. Through three games, the Bears are spreading the ball around. Sophomores Rachael Kerhli and Makenna McBride became ...

Fredonia hopes to see improvement at Allegany-Limestone tonight

After a convincing home win against Gowanda/Pine Valley last week, 21-0, the Fredonia Hillbillies football team will travel to Allegany-Limestone tonight for another big Class C South matchup at 7 p.m. The Hillbillies once again will be tasked with battling an unfamiliar opponent, however ...

Dunkirk will look to fix their mistakes ahead of home opener

Coming off their tight 7-6 victory over Olean last week, the Dunkirk Marauders are just excited to come home. “It’s definitely significant. Playing in front of our crowd is really special,” said Dunkirk coach Mike Sarratori. Walking into Dunkirk for a 7:30 p.m. showdown tonight for ...