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DEC announces trout, salmon fishing season opens April 1

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State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today reminded New Yorkers that trout and salmon fishing season opens on Wednesday, April 1. New York’s coldwater lakes and streams offer springtime trout anglers the opportunity to pursue trout in a wide array of ...

Fredonia native Jenn Suhr forced to put Olympic plans on hold

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With the International Olympic Committee officially putting the 2020 Summer Olympics on hold until 2021, the preparation and training of athletes slated to compete has been put on hold as well. With all of the uncertainty surrounding the Olympics, the sporting world, and the COVID-19 panic as a ...

Fredonia’s Schrader named All-WNY Scholar Athlete

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Every season, it seems like Fredonia always runs away with the Scholar Athlete honors when NY State releases the teams that meet the criteria for high school sports’ highest academic honor. On Monday, it was Fredonia once again who brought home plenty of credit for its students’ hard work ...

CCAA Division 1 Wrestling All-Stars

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The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 first- and second-team all-star wrestlers have been announced. On the first team are Martin Ohlsson, Chautauqua Lake, 99 pounds; Brayden Newman, Falconer-Cassadaga Valley, 106; David Ball, Fredonia, 113; Hunter Harris, Chautauqua ...

Pattyson named First Team All-Star

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Natalie Angeletti of Panama completed her senior year in style, earning Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West Player of the Year honors. Angeletti’s Panama Panthers’ teammates Kylie Schnars and Mandy Brink are joined on the First Team by MacKenzie Gratto and Carrie ...

Champions in my book

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I’ve worked at The OBSERVER for three years of sports, starting in October of 2017. Every season, I write a list of all the teams of the 11 schools in our coverage area — football, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball — when the postseason begins. As ...

NYSPHSAA officially cancels winter sports state championships

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announces the cancellation of the remaining winter state championship events. The impacted championship events include the boys and girls basketball regionals and state championships, as well as the ice hockey and bowling ...

Dunkirk coach Ken Ricker takes JCC women’s job

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Weeks after guiding Dunkirk High School to its most successful girls basketball season in more than a quarter century, Ken Ricker is ready to take the next step in his hoops career: He is now the women’s coach at Jamestown Community College. The announcement was made Monday by Jayhawks’ ...

Whitfield, Putney named First Team All-Stars

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The Fredonia Hillbillies went back to Buffalo State College for the Section VI, Class B2 Semifinals in back-to-back seasons, led by a trio of scorers who helped pace the Fredonia offense all season long. Those three players — Nick Whitfield, Tyler Putney and Kaleb Rybij — were all ...

Turning to our memories during trying times

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The novel coronavirus is having a huge impact on all of us. Every day is an adjustment. Locally it appears to be all about prevention, Thank God! The closing of our local clubs had a sobering effect on the public, no pun intended. I have a friend in a nursing home I have not had the time to ...

Dunkirk’s Fred qualifies for swim championships

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Dunkirk High School swimmer Adam Fred has certainly made quite a splash on the local swimming scene. Now, he will get to showcase his talents with some of the best in the nation. While swimming with the Hammerheads Swim Club, based out of Fredonia State University, Fred qualified for USA ...

Adult bowling: Lucky Lanes

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Women’s A League — Individual scores: Kate Bixby 161; Mary Butcher 178; Michelle Conti 163; Shelly Coon 168-198-164-530; Margaret Edgerton 165; Jackie Grant 164-203-529; Valerie Higgs 171; Judy Langworthy 190-176-168-534; Linda Powell 178; Shirley Salerno 175-169; Debbie Skinner ...

Chautauqua Health & Fitness is staying active online

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In a public health crisis like the one the world is currently experiencing with COVID-19, maintaining personal health has been of paramount concern. In order to stay healthy, one thing you can do positive for your body is try to stay physically active. With the continuous restrictions put in ...

NorthLake receives grant for scoreboard

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The NorthLake Family Recreation Center has received a grant from the Lake Shore Savings Bank Community Reinvestment Fund to support the purchase of a new soccer scoreboard at their facilities in Westfield. The Lake Shore Savings Bank Community Reinvestment Fund has been established to provide ...

The Karate Kidz Zone holds promotions

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On March 4, The Karate Kidz Zone held their promotions for several students. Each student was challenged to perform karate movements, know some basic terminology and display respect to the coach and parents. Congratulations to the following children ages 2-6 years old. Special thanks goes out ...

Golfer’s Diary: Grading my game

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Every Monday after a Bills game, the Buffalo News does a report card on various aspects of the team. Passing Offense: F. Rushing Offense: B-. You get the idea. It’s been a source of enjoyment in my family for years. For whatever reason, these were on my mind recently and made me think ...

CCAA East 2 Division names boys basketball All-Star teams

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After only one win a year ago, the North Collins Eagles finished this year only one win shy of a Sectional Championship. The player who carried the Eagles all year long — as well as the shooter of the miraculous buzzer-beater that sent the Eagles to the title game — was Tyler Robinson. The ...

Forestville holds inaugural alumni basketball games

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, Forestville held its inaugural alumni basketball game. The black team won the women’s game, while the yellow team won the men’s game. Afterwards, there was a free-throw competition with Sarah LoManto and Jeff VanVlack claiming the respective titles. Forestville ...

Great Lakes will receive unexpected trout stocking

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It’s a good thing that hunting and fishing are for the most part, solitary sports, enjoyed by individuals one-on-one with Mother Nature. That is unless the trout start biting on the Dunkirk City Pier. It was last year, I believe, when we had a great run of trout and observers counted about ...