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Goot to play at Fredonia State

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Submitted Photo. Cassadaga Valley’s Adam Goot (center) signs his letter of intent to play baseball at SUNY Fredonia surrounded by his father, Rex Goot (sitting left), mother Stephanie Goot (sitting right), Cassadaga Valley principal Scot Stutzman, Cassadaga Valley baseball head coach Joe ...

Fredonia drops its first game to Harbor Creek, 9-6

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HARBOR CREEK — The Fredonia Hillbillies traveled to Harbor Creek ( and suffered a loss, 9-6, in a Section VI non-league baseball game, at Harbor Creek High School. The Hillbillies pitched by committee in their first game of the season, but saw varsity firsts on a very young roster. The ...

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Bowling Scores Lou Nocek BII league for March 18 The team high series was rolled by Bowlers Corner with a 3,156 and the team high game was rolled by Dunkirk Exempts with an 1,134. Notable individual performances were had by Steve Grimm 269-204-223-696, Greg Haase 233-268-691, Matt Eaker ...

Gowanda walks off against Brocton, 14-13

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers walk off against Brocton, 14-13, in a Section VI softball game, at Gowanda High School on Thursday. Battling from an early deficit the whole game, the Lady Panthers Zoey Kota stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with runners on second and ...

Thunderbirds open season with win over Panama, 8-2

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake opened up their baseball season with a big win against Panama, 8-2, in a Section VI non-league baseball game, at Chautauqua Lake High School on Thursday. Kyler Majka was on the mound for the Thunderbirds and he was lights out in getting the win. The Thunderbirds ...

CCHA division champions crowned at Steele Hall

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The CCHA A and B Division Championship’s were fought for recently at Steele Hall Arena. In the A Division, P*Dubs defeated BJ’s two games to one for the championship. While in the B Division Wicked Glen beat the Lakeview Shock two games to one for the championship. In the A Division, ...

Gowanda takes down Forestville with ease, 14-6

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OBSERVER Staff Report GOWANDA — The Gowanda Lady Panthers started their season on the right foot as they beat Forestville, 14-6, in a Section VI non-league softball game at Gowanda High School on Wednesday. Gowanda’s lineup got hot as they were able to score a run in each inning. ...

Cold weather puts a damper on fishing

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Old Man Winter does not want to depart the area just yet. Freezing temperatures, especially after dark continue to leave varying degrees of ice cover on local waterways. There is a lot of floating ice on Lake Erie as far as the eye can see, at least off Dunkirk and the mouth of Cattaraugus ...

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Announcements Babe Ruth Baseball tryouts Saturday Brocton/Portland Babe Ruth baseball tryouts begin this Saturday, March 30, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. The tryouts will take place at the Brocton Central School Elementary gym. The tryouts will occur, rain or shine. All players should bring a glove ...

Lady T’birds making a difference

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Special to The OBSERVER MAYVILLE — Victoria Patti, Coordinator for the Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, representing the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Lauren Orlowski, Development Manager of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation were invited to Chautauqua Lake Central ...

Sweet 16 is set to begin Thursday

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With the first weekend of the tournament over, many of us are asking: where’s the “madness?” There’s been a distinct lack of upsets, with the biggest one being 13-seed UC Irvine knocking off 4-seed Kansas State. In the Sweet 16, all four 1-, 2-, and 3-seeds got through, as did two ...

Southwestern nearly no-hits Westfield, 12-0

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OBSERVER Staff Report WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines took the field for the first time this season in a non-league contest against Southwestern on Tuesday at Westfield Academy, but the Wolverines were outmatched, as Southwestern came out on top with a 12-0 win after five innings of ...

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Announcements Catt. County Sports HOF Banquet is Saturday The 17th Annual Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will be held this Saturday, March 30 at the Cattaraugus Firemen's Club beginning at 6 p.m., where 13 individuals representing every school district in the county will be ...

Skinner to practice at Alabama

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Alabama Crimson Tide are thought of as one of the best — if not the best — college football programs in the country, as they consistently compete for the national championship and produce high-end NFL talent. Recently, Fredonia’s own Jake Skinner has caught ...

Blanks shoots the lights out in Hurricane’s 138-76 win

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OBSERVER Staff Report BUFFALO — Saturday’s Chautauqua Hurricane game featured one of the best individual performances in the NABL this season. David Blanks of the Hurricane drilled 14 3-pointers in a 45 point effort to lead the Hurricane to a 138-76 win over the Buffalo Bluehawks on ...

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Announcements Tim Geiger to be honored by Catt. County HOF Fredonia resident and 1971 Gowanda Central School graduate Tim Geiger will be honored and inducted into the Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 30. Geiger lettered in three sports for the Panthers and also an ...

Blue Devils lose pitcher’s duel, then slugfest to Behrend Lions

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Special to The OBSERVER ERIE, Pa. — Fredonia dropped both ends of a college baseball doubleheader Sunday at Penn State Behrend, 2-1 in the opener and 11-10 in the nightcap. Luke Kuczewski was the Game 1 losing pitcher, his first loss of the season after three wins. The senior right-hander ...

What makes a course fun?

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First off, my apologies for being less than consistent with my articles lately. I’ve had people asking me why there have been some weeks with no Golfer’s Diary and I’m extremely flattered that people actually miss my writing. The answer is simple: I have newborn twins. In a decade or so, ...

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Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Frame Memorial Tuesday Night Bowling League: Individuals: Willie Rivera 200, Brian Meyer 206, Chuck Dye Jr. 208, Steve Dando 202-214-203-619, Les Ludemann 210, Nick Sheffield 204, Randy Jasinski Sr. 226, Charles Lewis 200-204, Rick Mazurek 201-200, Tony Mistretta ...