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Three tied for LECOM Health Challenge lead

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FINDLEY LAKE — The second day of play at the LECOM Health Challenge proved once again that age is no indicator of success when it comes to competitive golf. Through cooler temperatures, sunny skies and occasionally blustery playing conditions, three players are now all square atop the ...

Fredonia wins District 38 9-10 Little League All Stars title

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The Fredonia 9-10 Little League All Stars beat Dunkirk last week to win the District 38 title. In the first game, Fredonia won, 10-0. Brady Crawford threw a two hit shutout on the mound. Fredonia collected 10 hits in the victory. Leading the way offensively collecting two hits apiece were ...

Coon Road Speedway reunion Sunday

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JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, with the courtesy of the Westfield Fire Department, will hold a gathering for all persons interested in the history of Coon Road Speedway on Sunday, July 8th. The reunion will be held at the Westfield Fire Department’s annual Ox Roast, located ...

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Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Gene Andolina League — Scratch Scores Below 40: Sam Allesi 34, Kevin Jasinski 37, Dan Alessi 37, Bill Hart 37, Bob Welch 39, Curt Warmbrodt 39, Tony Antolini 39, Dave Criscione 39. Low Handicap Scores 33 & Below: Bill Hart 29, Ron Joy 29, Jim Sedota ...

Young visits as LECOM Challenge gets underway

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FINDLEY LAKE — As the first official round of competition got underway, Sen. Catharine Young (R,C,I-57th District) greeted veterans, active military members and first responders attending a special “appreciation day” held in their honor at the LECOM Health Challenge, a PGA/Web.com Tour ...

Baseball for dinner

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OBSERVER Photos by M.J. Stafford The non-sanctioned District 38 Little League baseball All-Star tournaments got underway Thursday evening. Minor division teams from Westfield and Cassadaga Valley played a game at Fredonia’s Ed Eagan Complex. Above, Westfield’s Tahner Stowe (right) ...

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Adult baseball Men’s Senior Baseball League Pro-Bats Yankees 11, Whiskey Hill Saloon Marlins 4 The Yankees (6-1) pounded out 11 hits and batted around in the both the third and sixth innings, leading to victory over the Marlins. Matt Eaker, Max Schrantz (two RBI) and Jason Howard each ...

The start of something good

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Brocton and Westfield each endured a year on the diamond with many firsts. As the Brocton Bulldogs baseball team made its first ever trip to states, Westfield had its first new coach — Dan Martin — in decades, after the departure of Doug Kaltenbach. Meanwhile, the softball programs combined ...

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 ...