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WNYPGA Jr. Tour holds ‘56 Showcase’

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Max Vaughn of Lakewood was the top local finisher at the Western New York PGA Golf “56 Showcase” last week. Vaughn shot rounds of 86-80 for a 166 total, which placed him in a tie for 13th. Lucas Hoffman of Fredonia finished in a tie for 27th after posting an 86-93-179. Anthony Delisanti ...

Lake Erie Speedway loses another event

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NORTH EAST, Pa. — Lake Erie Speedway Driven By Pro Waste on Tuesday announced cancellation of the ATV Big Air Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ATV Big Air Tour was scheduled to visit the venue on Saturday, Sept. 5. After lengthy discussion the promoter of the ATV Big Air Tour lost a ...

PA high school sports take steps toward return

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WARREN, Pa. — It looks like there will be school sports in Warren County soon. District 10 prepared a preliminary document regarding fall sports. “This is a consensus document,” Superintendent Amy Stewart said. In order to provide consistency in interscholastic sports among the ...

Success at Eriez

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HAMMETT, Pa. — Blue skies greeted fans arriving at Eriez Speedway on Sunday for their third night of racing. The card of 18 heats and six features provided a solid evening of entertainment for area race fans with Chris Hackett, a former class champion, picking up his first Mill Run ...

Rodeo will not take place in Gerry this summer

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GERRY – The Gerry Fire Department has voted to postpone their 76th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo until Aug. 4 to 7 of next summer due to circumstances beyond their control caused by the coronavirus. Rodeo chairman Tom Atwell calls this the “toughest decision they have ...

Twenty questions

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Chautauqua County is steeped in sports history, so put on your thinking caps and see how you fare with 20 random questions regarding some of its finest athletes and their accomplishments. Answers can be found on Page B2. 1. This former northern Chautauqua County high school star, continued ...

Wednesday travel league holds NY Open

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SALAMANCA — The Wednesday Travel League held its first major event of the season, the “New York Open,” at Elkdale Country Club. Wayne Stoughton earned his first major victory with the low round of 77. Robert Calph finished one stroke behind with 78 and Dave Wallace came in third ...

Scout’s HONOR

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Each time Pete Alonso hit a majestic home run last summer, Marc Tramuta’s phone would blow up with text messages. As the New York Mets director of amateur scouting, Tramuta oversees an army of area scouts, regional supervisors and national crosscheckers. And whether it was former Mets ...

COVID-19’s impact on game may not be seen immediately

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Marc Tramuta was pleased with the 2020 MLB Draft. But as the New York Mets director of amateur scouting, Tramuta must always have an eye on the future. The future has him nervous. While the coronavirus pandemic certainly hindered this summer’s first-year player draft, Tramuta ...

Walleye catch ratio less than desireable

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After almost an entire week of sunny skies, easterly winds that were manageable for the latter part of the week, and temperatures that were almost too hot, the catch ratio of walleye was less than desirable for many. For instance: The week before, many anglers were reporting decent catches of ...

Golf leagues

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CASSADAGA — Diane Ellsworth’s 41 led the Ladies Wednesday Night League at Cassadaga Country Club. Marcia Derby, Melissa Kelly and Ellsworth made birdies. Diane Ellsworth 41, Michelle Helmer 43, Marcia Derby 46, Jan Wintersteen 47, Mary Bartkowski 47, Laura Wintersteen 48, Linnea Nichols ...

Hole-in-one

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WESTFIELD — Using a 9-iron, Tom Lafferty of Fredonia aced the 130-yard fourth hole at Pinehurst Golf Club on Thursday. Witnesses were Ed Weise, Nancy Weise and Mary Cole.

Pickleball

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DUNKIRK — An introductory pickleball class will be held Tuesday at Wright Park. The free class, which will be conducted next to the hot dog stand, will begin at 5 p.m. All equipment will be provided. Contact Ed Kirchmeyer at 716-432-6114 or Fred Privitere at 716-672-9915 for additional ...

‘Big opportunity’

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Golf has always had a special place in Kevan McDonald’s heart. From the time he was young, the Sheridan native vividly remembers learning, playing, and watching the game frequently with his family. But it is another aspect of the sport that has allowed McDonald, a 2007 graduate of ...

Regulators cancel season

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Jay Grann has been through a rollercoaster of emotions this spring and summer. The ride took another dip Thursday evening. Grann, the head coach of the Southern Tier Regulators 18U baseball team, was forced to cancel his team’s summer season due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m ...

Panthers Progress

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Photos courtesy of Twitter @GowandaCSD Progress is underway on Gowanda Central School District’s $30 million capital project that was approved in December 2018. Light poles and lighting have been installed at the softball field. while the replacement of Panther Bridge is continuing. The ...

Golf results

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FORESTVILLE — Patti Hoagland led the Girls4Golf League at Tri-County Country Club on June 16 with a 52. Hoagland also won the “Most 5s” game. Patti Hoagland 52, Nancy Phillips 53, Kim Murphy 56 ——— CASSADAGA — Michelle Helmer’s 44 led the Ladies Wednesday Night League at ...

Not first, you’re last

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal on July 7, 2006, days after Dick Barton won the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race at Stateline Speedway, marking the first time that a true local driver defeated the touring professionals. Had COVID-19 not intervened, ...

Lew Mead Memorial Fishing Tournament set for June 27

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CASSADAGA — The Cassadaga Lakes Association will hold its 27th annual Lew Mead Memorial Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 27. The tournament is free to all youth age 16 and under. No fishing license is necessary. The event this year will be different than in the past due to the ...