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Silver Creek brothers win tourney

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The temperature has been hot lately and the walleye and perch fishing on Lake Erie has been “on fire!” to borrow a phrase from my friend Skip Bianco at Hogan’s Hut/Stow. Anglers have been reporting limit catches of walleye when heading west towards the Brocton Shoals. Starting out in 60 ...

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Adult golf Asquith Senior Golf Tour Breezewood Golf Links (July 2) — White A: Dave Young +5, Dave Stewart +2, Randy Carlson +1, Gross: Dave Young 72. White B: Richard Tyler +15, Scott Vogan +12, Dave Gehringer and Jim Hale +9, Gross: Scott Vogan 82. Gold A: Paul Olkowski +10, Jay Mengel ...

Bombers win title

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Submitted Photo The Chautauqua Bombers won the 12U B Division regular season league title and were also playoff champions. They finished with a 10-1 record. Front row from left: Braden Smith, Adam Fred, Tyler Karin, Brayson Parscell and Nolon Olson. Back: Coach Shannon Davis, Keegan ...

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Monday Night Men’s Golf League (July 2) — Matt Wallace 38, Fred Chamberlin 39, Rex Goot 40, Tim Bulger 41, Randy Butts 41, Rob Lancaster 41, Brad Blizzard 43, Bruce Kaus 43, Jack Meyers 43. Low net: Rob Lancaster, net 28. Closest to the pin: No. 6, ...

LECOM Qualifier held

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Twelve players punched their tickets into the Web.com Tour’s LECOM Health Challenge at Peek’n Peak Resort this weekend by qualifying for the tournament Monday at Shorewood Country Club. Willie Mack of Grand Blanc, Michigan, led the field with a 12-under 60 to set a course record. Tied ...

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Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Dunkirk Moose Thursday Night Golf League: Dave Criscione 35, Rick Bauza 38, Tony Antolini 39, Steve Dando 39, John Chaubel 41, Todd Fryberger 42, Gordy Haight 43,Tim Cave 43, Mike Rosario 43, Tom Lesch 44, Chris Kokoszka 44, Shawn Hennessey 44, Dave DeJoe ...

Sabres need to do more after first day of free agency

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They say Rome wasn’t built in a day. In the NHL, the first day of free agency can often be full of teams trying to prove the old adage wrong. That’s what we saw on Sunday. Just six hours into the NHL free agency signing period, teams had already dished out over $750 million in total ...

Golfer’s Diary: A final flurry

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If you’ve ever lost a golf partner, you’ll relate to the following article well, I’m afraid. The sacred bond between golfers is not unlike the relationship between family. Unfortunately (in the most selfish sense of the word), I just lost both in one fell swoop. My cousin Nick, who ...

Chautauqua Lake’s finest

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The top athletes in the Chautauqua Lake Central School Class of 2018 were honored in a school-wide awards assembly. Shown are (seated, from left) CLCS Scholar Athletes of the Year: Joshua Janicki and Anna Sena; Norm Becker Senior Sportsmanship Award: Justin Wiemer and Joshua Walsh (absent); ...

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Announcements Black Knight Hall of Fame golf tourney July 9 SILVER CREEK — The 2018 Black Knight Hall of Fame has been announced. Inductees are Dan Bradley, Chris Perry, Pete Stockunas, Paul Mangano and Larry Barreca Sr. (posthumously). A golf tourney to support the program will be held ...

The ride of a lifetime

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The Brocton Bulldogs baseball team came into the 2018 season with more questions than answers. Many wondered whether Brocton could finally end Westfield’s run atop the league, while others were left to wonder who would even be in charge of the Bulldogs after expected head coach Rob Fetterick ...

Fredonia’s Kessler receives NJCAA academic honors

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Special to The OBSERVER Several Jamestown Community College student athletes were recognized recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements. Students must achieve grade point average and athletic participation expectations to be recognized ...

Fredonia 11-12 Year Olds Win District 38

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Fredonia beat Dunkirk 10-3 to take the District 38 title and now will head to Batavia in mid-July for the Sectional Double Elimination tournament. Pictured are from left to right, front row: Jameson Quinn, Calvin Frazier, Ashton Putney, Nathan Sercu, and Luca Gullo. Middle row: Micah Davis, ...

Heroes Fishing Day a big success

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The second annual Heroes, Inc. Fishing Day was a big success. There were twice as many participants this year and twice as many boats willing to take those Heroes fishing. You might be wondering what WNY Heroes is and what does going fishing have to do with this organization? In brief, WNY ...

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Adult Golf Shorewood Country Club tournament Monday On Monday, July 2, Shorewood Country Club will host the LECOM Health Challenge Open Qualifier. Shorewood is one of Western New York’s oldest private golf clubs and is known for it’s championship course and panoramic views of Lake ...

Westfield speedway recalled by Rotary

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WESTFIELD — What do jalopies, flatheads, an oval, racing and lots of dirt have in common? They were all part of the excitement of auto racing at the Coon Road Speedway in Westfield and other area dirt tracks during the late 1950s and into the early 1960s. Giving an interesting account of the ...

Fredonia kids awarded at Kelly camp

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Submitted Photos At the 31st Jim Kelly Football camp, two Fredonia athletes won awards. Ethan Fry, age 13, won first for the pass portion of PPK (punt, pass, kick). Tyler Kuzdale, age 12, won the Kelly Tough Award. Both are playing on Fredonia Midget League’s Modified Football team this ...

Gerry Rodeo pre-sale tickets now available

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GERRY — Pre-sale tickets for the four performances of 74th annual Gerry PRCA rodeo, August 1-4, are now available at a large number of area sites as well as by phone. In addition to two long time partners, Lander’s Men’s Store on Main Street in Jamestown and the Exit 12 Kwik Fill north ...

Here’s the windup…

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OBSERVER Photo by Braden Carmen Jordan Lucas pitches for Fredonia Friday in Dunkirk during the District 38 Little League-sanctioned softball tourney for 11-12 year olds. Fredonia beat Dunkirk, 6-5, in the game, taking revenge for Dunkirk’s win in Fredonia on Tuesday and setting up a ...

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Thursday Night Men’s Golf League (June 28) — Randy Butts 39, Fred Chamberlin 39, Jason Habich 39, Rob Kahle 40, Alex McQuiggan 40, Matt Wallace 40, Greg Wise 40, Tom Gauronski 41, Scott Johnson 41, Rob Lancaster 41 Closest to the pin: No. 6, Sam ...