Sabres’ Eichel fails physical

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BUFFALO — Jack Eichel was stripped of his captaincy by the Sabres on Thursday, raising further questions about his future in Buffalo due to an widening rift over how to treat a neck injury that has sidelined the center for six months. With the two sides at a stalemate, general manager Kevyn ...

Hillbillies’ offense powers past Golden Cougars in 4-1 win

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SINCLAIRVILLE — The Falconer/Cassadaga Valley Golden Falcons girls soccer team began the second half of Wednesday’s Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division game inspired, leveling the score with the undefeated Fredonia Hillbillies at 1-1 in the 46th minute. The ...

No place like home

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It was a weekend to remember that I will hopefully soon forget. I pride myself on having my article ready for the weekend, but this time it was out of my hands. After 13 years, I was having surgery to repair a groin hernia that forced me into early retirement from my then, full-time ...

Thunderbirds blank Black Knights 2-0

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OBSERVER Staff Reports MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Lake defeated Silver Creek/Forestville 2-0 in Wednesday’s Section VI Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Central Division game in Mayville. The Thunderbirds were powered by goals from Jada Cole and Emma Lindsey while Erma Wolcott ...

In 2nd season, Epenesa making a big impact on Buffalo defense

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After a disjointed 2020 rookie season, Bills coach Sean McDermott is still getting to know A.J. Epenesa away from the field. “He is quiet. I don’t think I really know the real A.J., maybe,” McDermott said. Opposing quarterbacks are quickly learning what Epenesa can do on the field, ...

North Collins shuts out Gowanda 3-0

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NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Eagles volleyball team defeated the Gowanda Panthers 3-0 in a Section VI Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East Division game by the scores 25-17, 25-21, 25-17. The Eagles were led by Cate Ayers finishing with 20 assists, Michalea Rice had nine ...