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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 ...

CCAA East 2 Division reveals girls basketball All-Star teams

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OBSERVER Staff Report The Salamanca Lady Warriors finished atop the CCAA East 2 Division in the regular season of Section VI girls basketball, so it comes as no surprise that the league champions were well represented on the CCAA East 2 All-Stars, released earlier this week. Senior Nizhoni ...

Bills agree to extend safety Jordan Poyer

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ORCHARD PARK — The Buffalo Bills continued their busy offseason by locking up one of their own on Tuesday. The Bills reportedly reached a two-year contract extension with safety Jordan Poyer. Terms were not confirmed, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network claims according to a source that the ...

Wilcox ends college career with Perfect Game

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Clermont, Fla. – The Alfred University softball team may have had its season cut dramatically short, but the ending was nothing short of perfection. Senior Jessica Wilcox, who played her high school ball at Pine Valley, pitched the first perfect game in Alfred University softball history, ...

Southern Zone has record numbers in bear season

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Bear season was pretty good this past year, depending where you were hunting. Once the official numbers were released, the study showed that the Southern Zone had an all time record kill of 1,179 bears, while the Northern Zone recorded only 326 bruins, the lowest total since 2011. Add up the ...

Southern Tier Scholastic Trap League mourns loss of founder

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With this week’s scores report, it is with sadness the Southern Tier Scholastic Youth Trap League mourns the loss of its founder Tom Kelly. Tom passed on March 7, leaving behind a tremendous legacy of giving and public service. His accolades and accomplishments too numerous to list in this ...

For the Record

For the record

Announcements Chicken BBQ fundraiser for Black Knights baseball The Silver Creek-Forestville Baseball Boosters are hosting a Chicken BBQ to raise funds for the Silver Creek Forestville baseball teams on Sunday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Firehouse on the Lake, Jackson Street, ...

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For the record

Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Bob Frame Thursday B (March 5) — Jon Messina 205-201, John Wise 224, Ryan Wise 276-192-264 732, Nicholas Sheffield 226, Steve Dando 257-237-202 696, Dan Mets 201, Matt Laurito 208-233-258 699, Hugh Graves 241-177-211 629, Dan Laurito 211, Leigh Laurito 244, Ricky ...

COVID-19 forces NYSPHSAA to put Winter Championships on hold

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It all started Wednesday afternoon with the NCAA stating that their March Madness Men’s Basketball tournament would not have spectators, then the NBA one-upped the NCAA by suspending its season until further notice and now the NHL, MLB and MLS have followed suit. All it took was that one ...

Fredonia State cancels all spring sports programs

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Fredonia State athletics, in conjunction with the State University of New York Athletic Conference, has canceled its spring seasons, effective immediately, due to the COVID-19 virus situation. The cancellation affects the Blue Devil baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, and outdoor track ...

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For the record

Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Fumble League Bowling (March 4) — The high team game was by Bobek’s Autotrans with 871, while the high team series was had by 3 Girls & a Guy with a 2,513. Notable individual scores were had by Brenda Kertsetter 197-225-182-604, Anne Haase 163-162-167, Tony ...

A comeback for the ages!

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BUFFALO — After a bucket by Southwestern Lady Trojans forward Gianna Hoose, the Dunkirk Lady Marauders trailed 60-40 with less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Class B1/B2 crossover game at Buffalo State College. It appeared as if the magical run by the Dunkirk ...

Dunkirk’s Adrien Washington signs with D-II Mercyhurst

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Dunkirk’s Adrien Washington has been a defensive standout on the Marauders football team for all four years of his varsity career. And thanks to his stellar play, he’ll get a chance to stand out at the next level as well. On Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Dunkirk High School, surrounded ...

Walleye season is coming to a close on Sunday

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Anglers note that walleye season in New York will be closed from March 15 (Sunday) until the first Saturday in May which is May 2. According to Skip Bianco, anglers have been having success in walleye fishing at the mouth of Prendergast Creek recently. The diminishing ice cover has been ...

High school winter championships postponed

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On Thursday afternoon, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced that it had postponed all of the winter championships indefinitely. The sports being affected are ice hockey, bowling, girls and boys basketball. NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas said, "It ...

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For the record

Adult bowling Lucky Lanes Lou Nocek BII League (March 2) — Both the team high game and series were had by Bowler’s Corner with 901 and 2,568. Notable individual scores: Rob Burgess 214, Don Farnham 242-279-714, Ricky Burgstrom 258-244-205-707, Josh Wilmot 237-237-220-694, Ally Clement ...