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Lessons from College Hoops for MLB

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A baseball issue drew my attention away from brackets (temporarily, of course) this week. No doubt you’ve heard about the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Major League Baseball finally laid down punishments in the form of a one-year suspension for both General Manager Jeff Lunhow and ...

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Local sports schedule Bowling Brocton at Forestville, 4 p.m. Jamestown at Chautauqua Lake, 4 p.m. Maple Grove at Silver Creek, 4 p.m. Boys Basketball Pine Valley at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Dunkirk has been CANCELLED Girls Basketball Dunkirk at Nichols, 6 ...

Winter weather doesn’t slow down weekend events

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Old Man Winter picked a busy weekend to reappear in Western New York. The Outdoor Show in Niagara Falls, the Turkey Federation banquet sponsored by the Lake Shore Longbeards and the Bowling Tournament in Tonawanda, along with many other activities all had to deal with the effects of wind, rain, ...

Lady Marauders take third at Roy Sommers Invitational

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TONAWANDA — The Dunkirk girls and boys bowling teams competed in the Roy Sommers Invitational Bowling Tournament Saturday at Tonawanda Bowling Center. The Dunkirk ladies finished in 3rd place, just 34 pins behind first place finisher Niagara Falls and 27 pins behind second place team ...

Fredonia’s Hessen Bahgat shatters Pole Vault record

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HOUGHTON — Fredonia Central School senior Hessen Bahgat shattered his own school record in the pole vault event at the Border War Invitational held at Houghton College on Saturday, Jan. 18. His final successful vault at 13’ 3” was one foot higher than his previous record. Bahgat also ...

Fredonia competes at the New Balance Games in NYC

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NEW YORK CITY — The Fredonia Indoor Track Team competed this past weekend at the New Balance Games at the NYC Armory Track. Several Lady ‘Billies had notable performances at the competition. Savannah Lashbrook finished 30th in the 2 mile varsity race in her personal best time of ...

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Announcements Chautauqua Tennis Club Open House Jan. 26 The Chautauqua Tennis Club will be hosting a New Member Open House on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 from 12:30-1 p.m. At 1 p.m. there will be an exhibition match. Come and join us for an afternoon of fun and refreshments. Learn about this ...

Golfer’s Diary: How much does the right ball matter?

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I’m still moderately new to golf, having been playing for less than a decade. Sure, I immediately fell in love with the sport and have played an awful lot of rounds in the past seven years, but I’d be naive to think that I know everything about golf. One of those many (and I mean MANY) ...

Silver Creek tops Salamanca; Forestville wins at home

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OBSERVER Staff Reports SALAMANCA — The Silver Creek Black Knights (7-4, 4-0) had five players score double digits on the road to secure a 67-62 win, on the road against the Salamanca Warriors (8-4, 2-2) in a Section VI CCAA Division 1 East boys basketball game, Friday night. The Black ...

Potsdam drops Devils, 76-61

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Special to the OBSERVER The Fredonia State women's basketball team dropped a 76-61 game to Potsdam on Friday. Sophomore Katie Pitcher poured in 21 points and had a team-high six rebounds, and Morgan Davis added 10 points. Anna Chiacchia had nine points, five assists and four steals, and ...

Men’s hoops: Bears top Blue Devils, 78-66

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The Fredonia State men's basketball team fell to Potsdam, 78-66, on Friday. Moussa Samassa led the Devils with 19 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Roberts had 13 points and three steals. The game started with back-to-back layups by Adam Braniecki and De'Quan Smith. Potsdam took its first ...

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Saturday’s local sports schedule Girls Basketball Dunkirk at Olean, 1:30 p.m. Indoor Track Dunkirk/Silver Creek, Fredonia at Houghton College Meet Mens Basketball Plattsburgh at Fredonia State, 4 p.m. Womens Basketball Plattsburgh at Fredonia State, 2 p.m. Mens Hockey SUNY ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia loses 6-3 at home to Olean

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Facing a familiar foe who they had already bested once earlier this season, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Steelers had an opportunity to find their footing in an up and down season, when the Olean Eagles came to Steele Hall Ice Arena on Thursday night. Unfortunately for the Steelers, it was the Eagles ...

Lady ‘Billies lose at Southwestern

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LAKEWOOD — Sparked by a strong defensive effort, Southwestern opened a big, early lead and coasted to a 62-39 victory over Fredonia in a CCAA West 1 Division girls basketball game Thursday night at Southwestern High School. Sofia Genareo led the way with 20 points and seven rebounds; and ...

Full slate of boys basketball tonight

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Tonight, boys basketball fans across the Southern Tier can rejoice, as we have a packed slate of games scheduled to take place. In terms of our coverage area at The OBSERVER, we have the maximum amount of boys basketball games as we could have, as all 11 OBSERVER schools are in action against ...

Kick Cabin Fever Triathlon supports suicide awareness

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MAYVILLE — We all know how tough winters can be in Western New York. When the cold wind blows, the last thing anyone wants to think about is getting up and moving rather than curling up under a warm blanket and sipping a mug of hot chocolate. Being active in the winter months is one of the ...