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Lady Eagles named All-Stars

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OBSERVER Staff Report Coming into the season, North Collins was tasked with replacing All-State pitcher Rebecca Cyrek after back-to-back trips to the State Final Four. The Lady Eagles turned to Becky Holmes in the circle, and she rewarded North Collins with an appearance in the Class D title ...

Gowanda’s Olson named Div. 1 East Player of the Year

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OBSERVER Staff Report After a senior season in which Gowanda’s Tanner Olson earned Honorable Mention on the All-WNY baseball list after leading his team to a berth in the Section VI, Class B2 final, Olson was recently given yet another notable honor. Gowanda’s Olson was named the CCAA ...

Dole advances to black belt

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Special to The OBSERVER On Wednesday, June 19, Sensei Sebastian Dole advanced to his Shodan black belt through the Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate organization — officiated by Master Sensei Bill Matteson. Sensei Dole has been a member of The Family Martial Arts Center since 2007. As a role ...

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Adult golf Tri-County Country Club 2019 Senior/Pre-Senior Tournament First overall gross for pre-seniors went to Buster Azzarella (78), while first overall net for pre-seniors was Ron Huch (69). First overall gross for seniors was Rick Taffe (80), while the first senior net was Bob ...

A fine day at the beach

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Yes, it’s true. I spent more time in the sand than David Hasselhoff. Now that the terrible joke from Happy Gilmore is out of the way, we can get started. I had yet another special round this past week. My Aunt Jeanine and Uncle Happ (it’s really my mom’s cousin and her husband, but ...

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Adult golf Thursday Night Men’s Golf League for June 20 Cassadaga Country Club Low scores were had by Steve Wintersteen (37), Scott Johnson (38), Tom Gauronski (40), Mike Lancaster (40), Matt Wallace (40), Chip White (40), Fred Chamberlin (41), Dave Kobel ( 41), John Krudys (42) and ...

The Chautauqua Hurricane crush the DuBois Dream, 109-64

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BROCTON — By the time NABL MVP nominee David Blanks checked in half way through the first quarter, even he admitted his team didn’t need him. The Chautauqua Hurricane made quick, efficient work of the DuBois Dream, with a 109-64 trouncing in the first round of the NABL playoffs. The ...

Thunderbirds baseball team hands out awards

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Chautauqua Lake baseball awards were handed out recently at their end of the year banquet. From left to right: Nate Engdahl, Leadership Award; Luke Waters, Defensive Player of the Year; Kyler Majka, Overall MVP; Cody Triana, Coaches Award; Brendan Rowe, Most Improved. Not pictured: Zach ...

Sabres answer few questions with draft picks

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Once again, the Buffalo Sabres have crushed my dreams of believing that the club is trending in the right direction. On Friday evening, the Sabres reminded me of why we are, and continue to be the laughing stock of the NHL. At the 2019 NHL Draft, the Sabres had two picks in the first round, one ...

Big Dawg Walleye Tournament held

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The 2019 Big Dawg Walleye Tournament had a relatively small roster, but they sure did end up with some huge results. I believe there were 30 teams signed up for this year’s main event, and they all started out of Dunkirk Harbor at 6 a.m. All teams had to report back to the Chadwick Bay Marina ...

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Adult golf Wednesday Travel League Robert Calph shot the low round of 78 at Chautauqua Golf Club’s Lake Course for his league-leading sixth Tour victory of the season. Dave Mathews was second with 81 and Joe Michalski was third with 83. Mathews led the front nine with 37 while Calph led ...

Chautauqua Hurricane host NABL playoff game tonight in Brocton

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BROCTON — There’s a storm brewing in Chautauqua County this weekend, and we’re not talking about the inclement weather. The Chautauqua Hurricane will take the court at Brocton High School for the start of the NABL playoffs, to take on the Dubois Dream at 5 p.m. tonight. The Hurricane ...

NCCS track runs in All-Star meet

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Special to The OBSERVER The final Track and Field event for all Parochial Schools in the Diocese of Buffalo was recently held through the Southtowns Invitational Track Association (SITA). The self-administered track association was originally organized by several prominent individuals who ...

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Tuesday Night Men’s League (June 18) — Low scores: Steve Wintersteen 32, Scott Jagoda 37,Tim Bulger 38, Fred Chamberlin 38, Mike Lancaster 38, John Crossley 39, Rick Heath 39, Randy Boland 40, Rod Lind 40, Dave Willebrandt 40. Closest to the pin: Matt ...

Gowanda’s Smuda wins MLB’s Pitch, Hit & Run event

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Special to The OBSERVER Gowanda Little League’s Jonathan Smuda participated in the Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run competition on May 18. Smuda, along with six other little league players, advanced to the regional round, hosted by Wilson Little League on June 1. From that point, scores were ...

SUNY Fredonia to host baseball showcase tourney this weekend

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Special to The OBSERVER SUNY Fredonia will play host this Saturday and Sunday to a weekend of baseball, featuring some of the top high school baseball talent in Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania. Four teams will meet on Ludwig Field for a baseball showcase tournament, providing the ...

Hospice Golf Tourney scheduled for July 6

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Special the The OBSERVER Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care will host its third annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 6 at Maplehurst Country Club. Proceeds from the event will support its therapeutic offerings, community bereavement programs and other services that are not ...