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Walleye, turkey openers pass with little success

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The statewide opener for walleye and turkey arrived in less than spectacular fashion with not a lot of success stories, at least locally. Captain Larry Jones of Mostly Muskies Charters reports that there is at least one hot spot at Chautauqua Lake. At the south end near Goose Creek, some ...

Golf leagues

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In Cassadaga Country Club Monday Night Men’s Golf League play on May 3, Matt Wallace and Steve Wintersteen both shot 36s. Adam Goot was closest to the pin on No. 6, and skins went to Wintersteen on No. 3, Dave Kobel on No. 5 and Rob Lancaster on No. 9. Tim Bulger 40, Dave Kobel 40, Fred ...

Thunderbirds finish JV season undefeated

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Submitted Photo The Chautauqua Lake JV volleyball team was able to overcome many challenges this spring volleyball season, finishing the year undefeated. Pictured in front is Jeanine Group. In the middle, from left, are: Rylee Goulding, Kyla Hamels and Jasmine Hawkins. In back are: Taylor ...

WNYPGA visits Stafford Country Club

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STAFFORD — The Western New York PGA Junior Tour visited Stafford Country Club last weekend with Rocco Randazzo of Lewiston taking home the Boys 16-18 Division with a 3-over-par 36-39-75. Dan White of Lakewood finished with a 48-47-95. In the Girls 16-18 Division, Lily Zhang was the winner ...

Falconer takes a pair of D1 golf matches

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OLEAN — Falconer won a pair of Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 golf matches Friday at Barlett Country Club. The Golden Falcons (3-3, 1-2) beat Jamestown 32-23 and Olean 29-26, led by Curtis Hannon and Evan Reynolds, who both fired 49s. Olean’s Kamdyn McClain was ...

Chautauqua Lake claims varsity indoor soccer title

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Submitted Photo Above is the Chautauqua Lake team, which claimed the Varsity Boys indoor soccer championship following a 3-2 victory over Maple Grove at the Lakewood YMCA. From the left are Coach Stephanie Janicki, Carson D’Anthony, Jalen Parkhurst, Nate Engdahl, Devin Putney, Jackson ...

SUNY Fredonia’s Chiacchia wins Elite 20 award

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BINGHAMTON — Fredonia State fell to New Paltz 5-0 in the semifinals of the SUNYAC Women’s Tennis Championships on Thursday. One of the Blue Devils brought home the conference’s top academic award. The Blue Devils (3-4), seeded No. 2 from the West Division, were facing the top-seeded ...

Salamanca sweeps Walsh

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SALAMANCA — Makayla Burch had 12 aces, four assists, four digs and three kills as Salamanca beat nonleague Bishop Walsh 25-20, 25-13, 25-7 in girls volleyball action Friday. Jaedan Harris had three aces and six digs; Jaedan Hubbard had six digs, four kills and three aces; and Marla Warrior ...

Charity golf tourney set for July 30 at Shorewood CC

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DUNKIRK — The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County will be holding its annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 30 at Shorewood Country Club. The day will include golf, lunch at the turn, dinner, and prizes. Registration is from 9-10 a.m. The four-person scramble begins at ...

Draft day will never be the same

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As stated multiple times in the Voice from the Bullpen, I love watching the NFL draft. When the draft began being televised (ESPN), on a 1980 April Tuesday morning, with the only lead analysts being Chris Berman, Mel Kiper Jr. and Paul Zimmerman, I came down with a mysterious ailment and ...

Yudin tosses 1-hit gem for Blue Devils

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If it was the final collegiate pitching appearance for Fredonia State’s Katie Yudin, she saved her best for last. The fifth-year right hander tossed a one-hit shutout Wednesday as the Blue Devils (9-11 overall, 9-7 SUNYAC) swept Oswego State, 12-8 and 7-0, to keep their SUNYAC playoff hopes ...

Panama posts volleyball victory over Silver Creek

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PANAMA — Panama (12-2, 12-1) was a 25-13, 25-11, 25-9 winner over visiting Silver Creek (0-13, 0-12) in CCAA North action. Jo Bailey had 13 kills, two aces and three blocks for the Panthers; Ashlyn Harvey six kills, three aces and five digs; Lilly Odell six kills; Sarah Harvey four kills ...

Follow Me, Boys

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The decision to make Fredonia Hillbillies senior Tyler Putney The Post-Journal/OBSERVER Player of the Year was essentially a slam dunk. Or in Putney’s case, maybe more of a wide open 3-pointer or a silky smooth fadeaway from inside the arc. Because Putney did it all for the Hillbillies this ...

King Guides Alma Mater To Class D Sectional Crown

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Scissors in his right hand, Irv King cuts through the last strand of the net that hangs from the rim at one end of the Clymer Central School gym. While a maroon mask covers his mouth and nose, one doesn’t have to guess how the Pirates’ boys basketball coach feels on this Saturday ...

Coaching calls

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Considering Zed Williams’ athletics resume during the last 12 months, the mind staggers to think what might have been possible in the absence of a global pandemic. The Silver Creek Central School graduate and former University of Virginia star posted the best of his three seasons in the ...

Fredonia St. softball earns split of Sunday twin bill

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BROCKPORT — Fredonia State won a see-saw, extra-inning slugfest, 14-11, in the second game of a doubleheader with Brockport after dropping the opener 4-1 in SUNYAC women’s softball Sunday. Emily Chelius singled in the go-ahead run and Alyssa Piniewski delivered a two-run single to provide ...

Swanson is medalist; MG wins three

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Maple Grove opened the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 golf season with three victories at Moon Brook Country Club on Monday afternoon. Sparked by Drew Kelemen’s 6-over 42, the Red Dragons downed Jamestown 32-23, Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Sherman 30-25 and Cassadaga ...