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Lucky day for WMH Foundation 26th annual golf tourney

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Special to The OBSERVER WESTFIELD — Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for Westfield’s community hospital when the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation (WMHF) was incorporated under its original name of Chautauqua Health Care Foundation, exactly 40 years ago on the same date. ...

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Adult Trap Western Chautauqua County Trap League Scores Ripley defeats North East 324-299 Top shooters for North East were: Linda Gilbert (45), Sue Concilla (44), Ken Hitz(43), Rick Hesch (43), Jim Courtwright (42), Guy Greenough (41) and Ed Firment Sr. (41). High lady: Linda Gilbert; Sub ...

State LL softball tourney returning

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The state Little League softball tournament for 8, 9 and 10-year-olds is returning to Dunkirk on Wednesday. Marv Cummings, administrator of the local Little League District 38, said seven teams are coming to town. The Westfield Little League All-Stars won’t have far to go, but the two teams ...

Off to the races

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OBSERVER Photos by Joe Conti The Chautauqua County Fair’s grandstand hosted harness racing Monday afternoon. Here, Lawrence La Page (red silks) handles DW’s Queen Bee while Douglas Ackley rides Sparklin Lane.

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Announcements Dunkirk athletics sports physical date is July 27 Dunkirk High School will be offering free sports physicals to all students in grades 7-12 on Thursday, July 26 at 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. A permission slip is needed and can be picked up in the main office or the nurses office at ...

Erie Bud takes the title

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Michal Holobradek is a long way from home, but you never would’ve guessed it with the way he performed in the circle on Sunday afternoon. The 20 year old Czech Republic native pitched five innings of shutout ball in the championship of the 43rd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s ...

A day of firsts

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As the apropos title of this article implies, Saturday was a day of firsts on the golf course. During a particularly easy day of delivering mail, I came to the startling realization that it had been two full weeks since my last round of golf. That’s not okay. So I sent out a few texts to ...

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Youth baseball LETS Inc. supports Brocton-Portland Little League This past spring Western New York’s largest privately-owned employee testing company, Lake Shore Employee Testing Services Inc. (LETS) sponsored a team for the Brocton-Portland Little League. Coaches David Gatto and Alison ...

Angler Outreach provided valuable info

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On Wednesday, June 20, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held their Angler Outreach Event at Woodlawn Beach State Park. Various specialists in their field gave presentations on: Walleye, Lake Trout, Muskellunge and Sturgeon, Acoustic Telemetry, Yellow Perch Management, ...

Gerry Rodeo: 74 years and counting

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Many thought that the idea of a rodeo wouldn’t succeed for even one year, but they were certainly wrong. When August 1 rolls around this summer, the tiny hamlet of Gerry — just north of Jamestown, New York — will celebrate the opening night of its 74th consecutive annual rodeo, the ...

Championship on the line

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The 43rd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament continued on Saturday featuring fifteen games played by local teams and teams from out of state at Promenshenkel Stadium and School No. 7. The tournament started Friday featuring Dunkirk Fastpitch I defeating Westfield’s G ...

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Adult golf Friday Night Vineyards Couples League We had 15 couples enjoying a beautiful night of golf and a delicious dinner provided by Manning’s Catering. Scores were a low of 30 and high of 35. Closest to the pin on #3 was Jan Manning. There will be play this Friday, and if interested, ...

Fredonia LL All-Stars win

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OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford The Fredonia 8-9-10 All-Star team, the District 38 representative in the Section 1 West Little League Baseball tournament being held in Fredonia, beat Wellsville of Division 2, 9-2, Friday after losing a 14-13 nail-biter to Division 4’s Penfield on Thursday. ...

First Ward Falcon Club tournament opens

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OBSERVER Photo by Ron Szot The 43rd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament opened Friday with two games at Promenschenkel Stadium, including one featuring the Dunkirk Fastpitch club, seen in this photo. The tournament continues today and Sunday.

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Ladies Wednesday Night League (July 11) — Michelle Helmer 45, Donna Wier 47, Jodi Hoffman 48, Lori Danforth 49, Kay Pagano 49, Pam Ulrich 49. Chip in: Donna Wier (No. 4 for a birdie and No. 6) and Donna Frost (No. 6 for a birdie). Pinehurst Golf ...

Falcons’ fun

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The 43rd annual First Ward Falcon Club Men’s Fastpitch Tournament begins today with a couple of games at Promenschenkel Stadium at Wright Park beginning at 6 p.m. The tournament has been well known for getting teams from all over the area to participate, including Canadian teams. However, ...

Little League sectionals continue

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OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford The Section 1 West Little League baseball tournament for 8- to 10-year-old players continued in Fredonia on Thursday. Here, Fredonia pitcher Matt Cowan takes a ball while batting against Penfield.

Borrello fishes with essay contest winners

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MAYVILLE — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello recently traveled to Chautauqua Marina to go fishing with the two grand prize winners of the Chautauqua County Sports Fishery Advisory Board’s 26th Annual Fishing Essay Contest. Conner Degnan, a sixth grader from Washington Middle ...

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Youth golf Vineyards junior program starts today The Vineyards Golf Course junior golf program will run on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The program will start today and run for six lessons. The program cost is $75 and includes teaching the proper ...

Ahlstrom makes all-tourney squad at travel team event in Florida

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Dunkirk resident and Dunkirk City School District student Alex Ahlstrom recently returned from Fort Myers, Florida where he competed in the 2018 Perfect Game 13U BCS National Baseball Championships for the Tri-State Arsenal 13U National Team out of Mt. Laurel, N.J. The weeklong tournament ...