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Gowanda youth soccer begins Monday

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GOWANDA — The Village of Gowanda Recreation Department will begin their Monday night co-ed youth soccer program this coming Monday. Children in grades 2-8 are encouraged to participate. All games will be played at Gateway Park on Palmer Street from 5:30-7 pm. There is no cost to attend ...

Football, volleyball postponed

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LATHAM — High school football and volleyball will not be played this fall in Western New York after all. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that high-risk fall sports are being moved to a condensed spring season in between the traditional winter ...

Temporary home

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FREDONIA — On Wednesday, the Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association’s Steelers announced their season will continue as planned with the organization’s first ice times starting Tuesday. “We have put communication out to all our membership explaining that our season will ...

Johnson is new Lakewood Y tennis pro

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LAKEWOOD — From Tom Anderson’s perspective, there are three important ingredients to be a successful tennis club pro. High energy. Game knowledge. Playing ability. Anderson, the branch manager at the Lakewood YMCA, feels he has hit the trifecta with the hiring of Matt Johnson as the ...

Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

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READY OR NOT. When watching the NFL this weekend, remember one important thing — there were zero preseason games this summer. Things are going to be ugly. There likely will be plenty of penalties and the ball bouncing on the ground after fumbles and dropped or errant passes. Tackles and ...

Travel softball tryouts set for Sunday in Falconer

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FALCONER — Amherst Lightning fast-pitch travel softball will be holding an open tryout for a 12U and a 14U team on Sunday (with rain out date of Sept. 20) at the Falconer Park softball field located on South Phetteplace Street. The 12U tryouts will be held at 2 p.m. and the 14U tryouts will ...

Special guest

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The nine teams that converged on Jamestown in August 1984 had yet to play a game in the Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series, but on the eve of the tournament’s first pitch they already had plenty to remember. The players on those squads, hailing from Chautauqua County and from every corner of the ...

Junior bowling signup dates set at Lucky Lanes

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Registration for the 2020-2021 junior bowling season will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and again Sep. 19 at Lucky Lanes. Bowlers may also register on evenings of Sept. 15, Sept. 16, and Sept. 19 from 7-9 p.m. All new and returning bowlers must register. The ...

Another big step

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The following story isn’t new, but in light of Stephen Carlson making the Cleveland Browns’ 53-man roster it bears repeating. Why? Because it affirms that hard work can, and does, pay off. Let me digress. Almost exactly six years ago, the Jamestown High School football team opened ...

One-stop shop

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State high schools can now find all of their guidance from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association in one concise, 49-page document. NYSPHSAA officials, section executive directors, sport coordinators and the COVID-19 Task Force released their Return to Interscholastic ...

Walleye bite remains strong on Lake Erie

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The Labor Day weekend is upon us and who cares? This used to be a cause for celebration with barbecues, preseason football games, baseball, back-to-school jitters for the kids and a sigh of relief for parents. Anglers would plan a last hurrah for the boating season while hunters would trim ...

Stauffer wins sixth WNYPGA senior title

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EAST AMHERST — Kirk Stauffer, PGA director of golf at Chautauqua Golf Club, won the WNYPGA Senior Championship for the sixth time at Glen Oak Golf Club with a 1-under-par score of 71-72-143. Stauffer won on the second playoff hole against runners-up Michael O’Connor of Kahkwa Club and ...

Golf leagues

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Dave Criscione’s 34 led the Gene Andolina League at The Vineyards Golf Course on Friday. Zeke Curtin’s 31 was the top net score. Mike Rosario eagled No. 6. Mike Gugino was closest to the pin on No. 5 and Curtin was closest on No. 9. Gross: Dave Criscione 34, Zeke Curtin 35, Tony Destro ...

Bowling meeting set for Tuesday

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The Frame Memorial Tuesday Night Bowling League will have a organizational meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Lucky Lanes. All team captains and interested bowlers should attend. New bowlers are welcome. Masks will be required to attend the meeting. State COVID-19 regulations covering ...

Wolfe leads Wednesday Travel League at Pinehurst GC

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WESTFIELD — The Wednesday Travel League had a last-minute change of venue as steady rain storms made it impossible to play its original course, Whispering Pines Golf Course in Meadville, Pennsylvania. With the weather much better near Lake Erie, the league was fortunate enough to get ...

STREAK STOPPED

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This season marks the 10th anniversary of Fredonia snapping Southwestern’s 38-game winning streak with a 12-10 win in the Section VI Class C championship game at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. The loss also marked the end of the Trojans’ string of back-to-back ...

Golf leagues

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Tony Antolini and Tim Woznak were crowned the season champions of the Monday Night Utility Golf League at The Vineyards Golf Course. Antolini and Woznak finished with 85.5 points. Bob Golubski and Mike Crise finished second with 80.5 points. This week’s action opened with a two-person ...

Bob Frame B League begins Sept. 10 at Lucky Lanes

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The Thursday Night Bob Frame B League will start Thursday, Sept. 10 at Lucky Lanes at 7 p.m. Full teams of five and individual bowlers are always welcome. For further information or questions, contact Melissa at 397-6254 or Bill at 785-8085.

Ready for impact

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Four years ago, James Rojas was playing basketball at a summer team camp at the University at Buffalo. To that point, the senior-to-be at Jamestown High School was not really on any many college’s radar, but Jamestown native Bryan Hodgson, then a second-year assistant with the Bulls under ...