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Trojans edge Hillbillies, 2-1 in OT

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LAKEWOOD — The Southwestern boys soccer team expected a tougher test against Fredonia after winning their first meeting by a six-goal margin two weeks ago, and that is exactly what they got at Charles A. Lawson Field on Wednesday night. The Hillbillies would pick up a game-tying goal with ...

Black Knights claim five set marathon

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FORESTVILLE — The Silver Creek Black Knights made a strong push at the end after struggling in the middle sets against the Forestville Hornets, claiming the CCAA north match in five sets on Wednesday night 25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 9-25, 25-21. “Last time we played Forestville, it was a close ...

Gloomy time for anglers

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The fall season is upon us and the weekend weather forecast predicts some seasonal cooler weather, along with precipitation and, of course, wind. Archery season opened on Oct. 1, and my friend Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow said that he had already heard of one successful hunter tagging a ...

G&E Tents donates to Dunkirk Marauders boys soccer team

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Recently, G&E Tents, Tables & Chairs owners Bob Bankowski and Bob Karin presented a check to Dunkirk High School senior boys varsity soccer captains Trevor Skelly, Adam Sanchez, Nicholas Hayes and Alex Sanchez, along with the rest of the Marauders team. G&E Tents made a donation to ...

Gowanda holds Fall Festival Softball Game

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The third annual Fall Festival Softball game was held at Gateway Park in Gowanda last Saturday, Sept. 28. Pictured are participants from the game. Front row, from left: Tim Geiger, James Lawton, Mark Lawton, Zac Hubbard, Rich Pencik, Steve Jolls, George Furlet and Seth Halftown, Jr. Back row, ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s high school sports schedule Girls Soccer Chautauqua Lake at Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Allegany-Limestone, 4:30 p.m. Fredonia at Southwestern, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Maple Grove, 4:30 p.m. North Collins at Westfield/Brocton, 6 p.m. (at WACS) Girls ...

Hillbillies sweep cross country meet at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk

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OBSERVER Staff Report The cross country teams from Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek and Cattaraugus/Little Vally accended on Point Gratiot on Tuesday afternoon in Dunkirk for a varsity boys and girls cross country meet. After what appeared to be a very hot and uncomfortable afternoon for ...

Lady ‘Billies complete perfect season

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OBSERVER Staff Report MAYVILLE — The Fredonia Lady ‘Billies girls tennis team has become quite a dynasty in the local high school sports scene. Tuesday, the Lady ‘Billies capped off a third consecutive undefeated season in league play with a 3-2 win over Chautauqua Lake to end the ...

Fredonia narrowly falls at Southwestern

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OBSERVER Staff Report LAKEWOOD — Southwestern was tied with Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville going into the final event of the night before first- and third-place finishes in the 400-yard freestyle relay allowed the Trojans to pull out a 96-90 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association ...

Dr. John R. Forbes Memorial Golf Tournament Winners

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Camp Gross was the big winner in the recent Dr. John R. Forbes Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Cassadaga Country Club. Golfing winners were Mike Botticello and Mark Botticello; Chip White and Scott Johnson; and Frank Jagoda and Mike Porpiglia. Special thanks goes to Fredonia Chrysler, ...

Brocton falls at the hands of Panama

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OBSERVER Staff Reports PANAMA — The Panama Lady Panthers showed once again why they are one of the best girls volleyball teams in the state on Tuesday with a three set win over the Brocton Lady Bulldogs. The scores were 25-9, 25-9 and 25-6. Panama (10-0, 7-0) had Natalie Angeletti lead ...

Marauders fall to Trojans in final minutes of action

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Dunkirk Marauders lost a heartbreaker against the Southwestern Trojans at home on Monday night by a score of 2-1 in a CCAA West boys soccer game at Dunkirk High School. After giving up a tough goal to Southwestern’s Drew Keppel at the 21 minute mark of the first ...

For the Record

For the record

Today’s high school sports schedule Boys Soccer Olean at Chautauqua Lake, 4:30 p.m. Fredonia at Southwestern, 4:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Frewsburg, 4:30 p.m. Westfield/Brocton at Pine Valley, 4:30 p.m. Maple Grove at North Collins, 5 p.m. Volleyball Gowanda at North Collins, 5 ...

The Hillbillies and the Thunderbirds tie, 0-0

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For the second time this season, the Fredonia Hillbillies and the Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds took each other down to the wire in a hard fought, back and forth battle, that spanned all of regulation and both overtime periods. And for the second time this season, the teams played 100 minutes ...

Chiacchia sisters sweep women’s tennis weekly awards

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CORTLAND — The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) awards Anna Chiacchia (Hamburg, N.Y.) and Jane Chiacchia (Hamburg N.Y.) with this weeks PrestoSports Women’s Tennis Doubles Team of the Week. Anna has also been named this week’s PrestoSports Women’s Tennis Singles ...

North Collins blanks Fredonia in three sets

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The North Collins Lady Eagles (10-0, 9-0) took down the Fredonia Lady Hillbillies (5-5, 5-5) in three sets, 25-12, 25-13, 25-16 in a Section VI CCAA North volleyball game at Fredonia High School, on Monday. The Hillbillies effort was led by Marissa Cash with three aces and five digs and ...

Cassadaga Valley takes down Pine Valley in three sets

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SOUTH DAYTON — The Cassadaga Valley Cougars (7-2, 7-4) volleyball team put together a complete performance on Monday night, defeating the Pine Valley Panthers in three sets, 25-18, 25-14, 25-14 for a Section VI CCAA North division win. After the Panthers (3-6, 5-6) claimed the first two ...

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For the record

Today’s high school sports schedule Girls Soccer Silver Creek at Chautauqua Lake, 4:30 p.m. Falconer/CV at Olean, 4:30 p.m. Frewsburg at North Collins, 4:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Westfield/Brocton, 4:30 p.m. Dunkirk at Southwestern, 7 p.m. Cross Country Fredonia, Silver Creek, ...

Buffalo’s defense is elite, the rest is far, far behind

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In a league with no moral victories, Sunday’s result against the New England Patriots goes down in the record books as just another loss. Against the Patriots over the last two decades, the Bills have obviously not had many victories. But this Sunday, the Bills can look up at the standings ...