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SHERMAN — Steve Sipior has trained hundreds, if not thousands, of athletes over the years as Jamestown’s track and field coach. Never has he seen an athlete build a pole vault pit in his backyard. Until last summer, Sipior had never trained Sherman’s John Swabik. “Each coach is ...

PIAA Institutes Two-Week Delay

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Last month, it looked like high school sports in Pennsylvania would be starting on time. That is no longer the case. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association said Friday that mandatory fall sports activities are “paused for a two-week period,” which means heat acclimatization ...

Bandits Sign Salamanca Native Brown To Extension

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Frank Brown grew up attending Buffalo Bandits games. Now he’s playing in them. It’s a dream come true for the Salamanca native. Brown signed a two-year contract with the National Lacrosse Team on Friday, just months after he was traded to the organization. “It’s been in the ...

Williams, Whipsnakes Play For Title Sunday

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Zed Williams and the Whipsnakes are going to play for a Premier Lacrosse League championship Sunday afternoon. The Silver Creek graduate has his teammates to thank for the opportunity. The top-seeded Whipsnakes built a 6-1 first-half lead late Friday night, but then needed overtime to knock ...

Suhr Makes Family Proud

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Fredonia native Jenn Suhr won the Olympic gold medal in the pole vault Aug. 6, 2012, in London. Eight years later, with the 2020 Olympics canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this story was deemed appropriate to run again. With more than 40 friends and family members at ...

‘Keep A Tight Line’

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Many years ago, outdoor writers would finish their columns with the same words of wisdom, kind of like a signature. Some would have catchy little phrases of wisdom, such as, “shoot long and straight;” “leave with what ya’ brought in;” “remember safety first;” “always take a ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE North basin walleye are available all day along weed edges in 14-20 feet of water, though the midday bite is markedly slower. Slow trolling with bottom-bouncers and worm harnesses, or running crankbaits such as Flicker Shads right near the bottom are good bets. Anglers can ...

Quite A Catch

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Eight-year-old Ethan Arnone of Lakewood is pictured with his grandpa, Mike Danielson, during a successful fishing trip. Ethan landed this 37-inch, 39-pound carp while bobber fishing for panfish. They were fishing in a pond in Chautauqua County. Ethan managed to fight the fish in with light ...

Golf Leagues

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CASSADAGA — Mary Bartkowski’s 44 led the Wednesday Night Ladies League at Cassadaga Country Club. Bartkowski also made a birdie while Jan Wintersteen and Marcia Derby converted chip-ins. Mary Bartkowski 44, Linda Roos 46, Jan Wintersteen 46, Jen Vahl 49 ——— CASSADAGA — Ron ...

Hole-In-One

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MAGNOLIA — Using an 8-iron, Ryan Douglas of Batavia aced the 150-yard eighth hole at Willow Run Golf Course on Wednesday. Damien Bush, also of Batavia witnessed the hole-in-one, Douglas’ first.

Waiting Game

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The waiting continues for Pennsylvania high school sports. On Thursday morning, Gov. Tom Wolf said his office’s recommendation is that there be no youth or high school sports until Jan. 1, 2021. States across the country have been making difficult decisions all summer long with regard to ...

Collver Is New Bears Coach

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Rob Collver has been teaching junior high students for five years at Frewsburg. Now he’ll get a chance to coach some of the boys he’s had in class. Collver was named the new Bears boys varsity basketball coach at the school’s Board of Education meeting in July. “It’s always been ...

Good As Gold!

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Fredonia native Jenn Suhr won the Olympic gold medal in the pole vault Aug. 6, 2012, in London. Eight years later, with the 2020 Olympics canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this story was deemed appropriate to run again. Jenn Suhr, Olympic gold medalist. The Fredonia ...

Stauffer Ties For First On WNYPGA

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NORTH EAST, Pa. — Kirk Stauffer, newly appointed director of golf at Chautauqua Golf Club, tied for first at the WNYPGA’s Lake View Pro-Am on Wednesday at Lake View Country Club. Stauffer fired a front-nine score of 37 and a back-nine total of 33 for a 2-under 70 to tie The Kahkwa ...

Barbecue Dinners Available At Rodeo Grounds

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GERRY – Even though there is no rodeo this summer, the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department will be offering their traditional beef barbecue dinners with a drive-thru event this Saturday and Sunday at the rodeo grounds. Dinners will be served from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday and noon-3 p.m. (or sold ...

Trap Leagues

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In Wednesday night’s Warren County Trap League action, Pine Grove outgunned Brokenstraw, 348-343; Corry edged Sheffield, 337-335; Tidioute downed Kalbfus, 331-319; and Sugar Grove II got by Sugar Grove I, 329-327. Perfect 50s were shot by Pine Grove’s Jerry Martin, Brian Ecelberger, John ...

‘Stroke Of Genius’

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LINKS Charity, once described as a “stroke of genius” when the idea was first conceived 29 years ago, is still receiving high marks, even in the midst of a pandemic. And while the LPGA Tour professionals didn’t make their annual appearance at Moon Brook Country Club last month because ...

PIAA District 10 Moving Forward With Original Start Dates

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The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District 10 Committee has decided to move forward with the original start dates for fall sports. The announcement was made following a virtual committee meeting Wednesday morning. That means a regular start for heat acclimatization for ...

Challenge Champions

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The Lakewood Gladiators U10 team took first place in the bronze bracket at the second annual Muckdog Mother’s Day Challenge. Submitted photo

Ace In The Hole

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A lot of attention was paid to senior student-athletes who lost their winter sports championships and entire spring sports seasons when COVID-19 swept the nation back in March. Rightfully so, because they would never step on a high school court or field again. But the coronavirus pandemic ...