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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 ...

Strikeout pitch

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OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford The District 38 non-sanctioned baseball tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds continued Wednesday at the Westfield Little League diamond, with Dunkirk taking on Hanover. Here, Dunkirk pitcher Tyler Karin winds up to throw a pitch that struck out a Hanover batter ...

Windy weather scatters walleye

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Northeasterly wind tends to bring unproductive fishing results on Lake Erie, or so it may seem. Judging by the results of the Rayzor’s Big Dawg Walleye Classic last weekend, the offshore fishery was setting up for a good bite. The fish were staged up in 60 to 70 feet of water, all the way ...

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Tim Bulger and Jim Henderson are 2018 Cassadaga Country Club Member Guest Champions. It is their third championship and first since 2008. The 36 hole two day tournament was held June 30 and July 1. The initial 18 holes was a modified alternate shot ...

Fredonia Bandits win travel league 11U championship

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ORCHARD PARK — The Fredonia Bandits are the champions of the Southtowns Travel Baseball League’s 11u Division after winning three games over two days in Orchard Park last weekend. On Saturday, in the quarterfinals, the Bandits broke a 9-9 tie with West Seneca in the bottom of the fifth ...

Babe Ruth WS seeks volunteers

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JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Babe Ruth World Series committee announces it is looking for individuals/groups to assist and participate in events for the upcoming World Series to be held in Jamestown from Aug. 4-11. This will be the 17th time the Jamestown World Series Committee has hosted a ...

Students achieve next belt levels

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Submitted Photo On June 27, Logan Goddard and Jaden Robb advanced to their next belt levels through The Family Martial Arts Center and the Kempo Karate Organization. While building confidence and character skills in their journey, each student met several individual challenges which included ...

Westfield softball wins title

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OBSERVER Photos by Braden Carmen Westfield pitcher Mackenzie Schumaker delivers a pitch during the 8-10 year old New York Section 1 West softball championship game in Fredonia on Tuesday against Orchard Park. Despite the Orchard Park pitcher throwing a no-hitter, Westfield came away with a ...

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Adult golf Asquith Senior Golf Tour Scenic Heights GC (July 9) — White A: Ken Burch +11, Vern Ahlgren +8, Dave Young +6, Gross: Dave Young 71. White B: Ted Charles +14, Rick Bowman +11, Fran Dexter +10, Gross: Rick Bowman 80. Gold A: Norm Begaj +15, Don Hulstead +12, Ken Aldrich +10, ...

Leaving a lasting legacy

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SINCLAIRVILLE — For those around Cassadaga Valley High School and the Cougars’ athletic department, going into the next school year may feel like something’s missing. It may feel like they’ve lost a teacher, a coach, and even a friend. But one thing that won’t be missing is the ...

Ice Wolves: Bloody and proud

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Submitted Photos The Ice Wolves, a hockey team recruited at SUNY Fredonia, took part in the 11-Day Power Play Community Shift on Sunday morning from 2 to 6 a.m. The 11-day-long hockey game at HarborCenter in Buffalo will last until July 15 and is raising funds for various cancer causes. The ...

Westfield 8-10 softball wins 4 playoff games

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Sectional 1 West 8-10 Softball ——— Westfield 4, Orchard Park 0 Westfield All Stars battled through a tough pitching match up Sunday afternoon in Sectional West play, moving their record in the tourney to 2-0. Westfield scratched out two runs in the first and third innings, ...