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Ryan Brehm wins LECOM Health Challenge in playoff

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FINDLEY LAKE — With a birdie on the first playoff hole, Ryan Brehm topped Tim Wilkinson to win the LECOM Health Challenge at 20-under 268 on Sunday. Brehm double-bogeyed the final hole in regulation but rebounded with a birdie on the same hole (par-5 No. 18) in the playoff to take the title ...

Bogey golf at its finest

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Have you ever woken up the morning before a round of golf and just had a feeling you were going to play great? That’s what happened to me on Sunday morning. My friend and co-worker Steve and I went out to Pinehurst Golf Club in Westfield. It’s unquestionably one of my favorite courses. I ...

Sabres are finally starting to get with the times

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When I was a kid growing up first getting into hockey around 2008, the Buffalo Sabres had just lost their two franchise players — Danny Briere and Chris Drury — in free agency. To make matters worse, the Sabres had to bend over backwards just to hold on to Thomas Vanek, who received an ...

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For the record

Announcements Black Knight Hall of Fame golf tourney today Silver Creek is hosting the Black Knight Hall of Fame golf tournament at Tri-County Country Club, in Forestville. The event is scheduled for today, beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $80 for non-members or $60 for members. To ...

Brehm, Wilkinson share lead at LECOM Health Challenge

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Special to The OBSERVER FINDLEY LAKE — Ryan Brehm and Tim Wilkinson sit tied for the lead at 16-under as third-round play was suspended at the LECOM Suncoast Classic. After a two-hour inclement weather delay earlier in the day, the third round was suspended due to darkness at 8:57 p.m. ...

Southtowns Walleye Association Derby concludes

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The 35th annual Southtowns Walleye Association Derby is in the books and it was a memorable one, especially if you were in the winners circle. The volunteers who stepped forward to improve the derby accomplished their goal. The membership numbers increased, the amount of sponsors increased and ...

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Adult golf Wednesday Travel League Robert Calph shot a career-best 74 at Scenic Heights in Wattsburg, PA to capture his 30th career tour victory. Al Etzel was second with 76, Matt Kessler was third with 78 and Doug Grace was fourth with 79. Calph led the front nine with a 2-under par 34, ...

Westfield 10-12 All-Stars are Sectional champions

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Special to The OBSERVER ELLICOTTVILLE — The Westfield 10-12 All-Stars softball team won the Sectional title on Wednesday against Pittsford, in Ellicottville. Pittsford needed to beat Westfield twice to win the Sectional title in the double-elimination format, while Westfield only needed one ...

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Tuesday Night Men’s Golf League (July 2) — Low scores: Brenton Wilcox 33, Steve Wintersteen 33, Rod Lind 35, Don House 37, Scott Jagoda 37, Mike Lancaster 37, John Crossley 39, Jared Ohelbeck 39. Closest to the pin: Brenton Wilcox No. 6. Skins: Steve ...

Youth Fishing Derby held by Westfield Fish & Game Club

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On Saturday, June 15 the Westfield Fish & Game Club hosted its Youth Fishing Derby with the help of the Westfield Recreation Department and the sponsors listed. We had 57 kids from the ages of 4-12, along with parents, grandparents or other family or friends accompanying them. The rain ...

Fredonia All-Stars win title

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Submitted Photo The Fredonia 8-10 Girls All-Star team won the Sanctioned District 38 title on Tuesday with a 13-8 win over Westfield. Fredonia was lead by Naomi Muck, who was stellar on the mound. She struck out 12 batters and allowed two hits. She also led the offense with a triple, while ...

Top rodeo performer, Keith Isley, to perform at Gerry Rodeo

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GERRY — Keith Isley, one of professional rodeo’s most versatile and award-winning performers, is making his first trip to Gerry to entertain rodeo fans with his skills as clown and barrel man in addition to specialty acts featuring his trained horses for four performances, July 31 – ...

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Adult baseball Men’s Senior League Pro-Bats Yankees 12, Silver Creek Braves 1 The Yankees scored three runs in the first, four in the fourth and three in the sixth to cruise to victory over the newly clad Braves (1-4). The timeless Rich Hofer (three hits, three RBI) led the Yankee attack, ...

Scanlan picks Orange

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Former Silver Creek Black Knights lacrosse star Chase Scanlan has found his way back to New York, as he has committed to play at Syracuse University for his sophomore season. Scanlan announced his transfer from the Loyola Greyhounds a couple weeks ago and made his decision to transfer to ...

Saying good-bye after 17 years with Ogden Newspapers

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On Oct. 21, 2007, I walked into the OBSERVER doors for the first time as the new sports editor. I sat down in my chair, rearranged my desk the way I wanted it and noticed I had my very first voicemail. Curious to see what the message was, I began listening. My excitement for having my dream ...

Lake Erie is still a hot spot for offshore walleye

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The waterways are going to be busy this Fourth of July weekend. Expect the unexpected, especially when driving around Memorial Park in Dunkirk, with lots of pedestrian and vehicle traffic for the fireworks. There has been a lot of boat traffic on Chautauqua Lake, according to several reports. ...

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Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Monday Night Vineyards Utility Golf League — A Division scores: Bob Golubski 34, Bob Manning 36, Brian Manning 38, Jim Korzeniewski 40, John Lakas 40, Bill Anderson 40, George Allessi 40, Jack Hood 41, Charlie Reinhardt 42. Skins: Jack Hood No. 3, John ...

Fredonia Bandits win 12U Gold Division title

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Special to The OBSERVER The Fredonia Bandits 12U travel baseball team hosted the Western New York Premier League’s Gold Division playoffs on Saturday at Russell Joy Park in Fredonia. In the end, the Bandits came away as champions. The afternoon began with a rematch of regular season ...