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Falconer’s Cameron Page wrestles Eldred’s Noah Curreri during the 160-pound semifinals Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany.
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Locals Fall Just Short

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ALBANY — Fredonia’s Hector Colom came within one match of reaching any wrestler’s ultimate goal Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II Championships at the Times Union Center. Colom worked his way into the into the final match of the ...

The NJCAA 149-pound place finishers, including Jamestown CC’s Nate Skonieczny (third place), are pictured following the NJCAA Championships on Saturday at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
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Skonieczny Finishes Third Again

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — For the second straight year, Jamestown Community College’s Nate Skonieczny left the NJCAA Wrestling Championships at the Mid-America Center as a third-place finisher. Skonieczny lost his morning 149-pound semifinal match against top-ranked Josh Reyes of ...

Ward Qualifies For States In Pole Vault

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HOUGHTON — Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s Rachael Ward made team history by becoming the first indoor track & field sectional champion in the team’s inaugural year in the Section VI State Qualifier on Saturday at Houghton College. Ward finished first in the girls pole vault with a ...

St. Bonaventure’s Mckenna Maycock looks to score during Saturday’s Atlantic 10 Tournament first-round game at La Salle.
Photo by Scott Eddy

Bonnies Can’t Pull Off Upset At La Salle

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PHILADELPHIA — A valiant upset effort from the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team came up short in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament as No. 6 La Salle came away with a 73-70 victory Saturday at Tom Gola Arena. Though the 11th-seeded Bonnies trailed by 11 early and by ...

Mobley Leads St. Bonaventure Past Duquesne

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ST. BONAVENTURE — After a first half in which Duquesne made eight 3-pointers, St. Bonaventure knew it needed an improved defensive effort in the second half. The Bonnies did just that, limiting the Dukes to eight total field goals after halftime en route to an 80-77 win Saturday at the Reilly ...

Geno Green of the Chautauqua Hurricane goes to the basket in front of the Jamestown Jackals’ Kasheef Baker (9) and Christopher Calvan (14) during Premier Basketball League action Saturday in Brocton.
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Jackals Rally Past Hurricane Again

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BROCTON — For the fourth time in as many games, the Chautauqua Hurricane (7-7) led the Jamestown Jackals (6-5) entering the fourth quarter. For the fourth time in as many games, the Jackals managed to chip away at the lead and come away with a win, this time a 93-92 victory in Premier ...

Xpress Suffer 2-0 Shutout In Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH — The Southern Tier Xpress couldn’t find any offense and came up on the short end of a 2-0 score to the Pittsburgh Vengeance on Saturday night in NA3HL East Division action at the Alpha Ice Complex. After a scoreless first period, the Vengeance (26-15-2) got on the board at ...

Entry Deadline Approaches For AVI Spring Open

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LAKEWOOD — The entry deadline is Wednesday for the AVI Spring Open Tennis Tournament on March 4-6 at the Lakewood Family YMCA. The entry fee is $20 for singles and $30 for doubles. Fees must accompany the registration. Call the YMCA on Thursday afternoon for your starting time and be ...

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LECOM Health Challenge Supports First Tee Of WNY

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The LECOM Health Challenge, a Web.com Tour golf event, is continuing its support of The First Tee of WNY by donating tournament tickets to young students competing in a putting tournament at a First Tee golf camp. The ticket giveaway follows a $5,000 donation the LECOM Health Challenge made to ...

Trap League

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The Penn York Winter Trap League met at the Kane Fish and Game Club on Sunday. There were 127 shooters competing on a beautiful spring day. Michael McDunn (97.43) maintains the first-place position, shooting his third 50 straight. Colton Black (96.31) is still holding on to the second-place ...

YMCA Soccer

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SHULTS AUTO GROUP VARSITY BOYS Dylan Chase and Makiah Snyder scored twice and Tyler West tallied once as Pine Valley (6-2-1) topped the JHS Raiders (2-7), 5-1, at the Lakewood Family YMCA. Cody Pool scored the lone goal for JHS. ——— Chase Stevenson tallied twice, and Jonah ...

Lakers Hockey

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SQUIRTS Jamestown Lakers Squirt B goaltender Stathi Theofilactidis earned his first career shutout in his 12th game between the pipes in a 4-0 win over the Wildcats of North Pittsburgh at the Mid-Winter Classic Tournament in Northwest Arena. Theofilactidis, who stopped all six shots that ...

Junior Bowling

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JAMESTOWN BOWLING COMPANY Kyle Christensen shot a 237-620 and Riley Piazza a 212-566 in the Junior-Majors League. Other 200s tossed were a 222 by Alexis Berry, a 212 by Hunter Giunta and a 205 by Austin Aldrich in the same league. Logan Crist floored a 169-457 and Eian Cooley a 147-383 ...

SECTION VI BASKETBALL

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BOYS All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated Class AA First round Wednesday Clarence 76, Niagara Wheatfield 64 Orchard Park 63, Frontier 53 Quarterfinals Friday Jamestown 63, Clarence 57, OT Niagara Falls 48, Lockport 43 Lancaster 81, Orchard Park 55 Kenmore West 73, ...

Keeping Outdoor Adventures Around Forever

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It’s no secret that today’s sportsmen enjoy sharing their time in the outdoors with others, whether it’s one-on-one with family or friends, or if it’s, in some cases, with millions. For more than 20 years, I have been fortunate enough to have shared hunting and fishing adventures with ...

Is This The Golden Age Of Bear Hunting In The Keystone State?

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Since the Pennsylvania Game Commission began keeping records of statewide bear harvests in 1915, there has never been a more prolific period for Commonwealth black bear hunters. Pennsylvania hunters harvested 3,529 bears in 2016, the fifth-highest tally in state history. To top it off, 60 of ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Late this week and into the weekend, anglers have been fishing a few of the bays and channels. The majority of the bite has been pan fish, and a few crappie are starting to show up. With more seasonal temperatures in the forecast for the coming week, it looks like the shallow ...

Jamestown’s James Rojas scored a career-high 42 points to go along with 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocked shots as the Red Raiders beat Clarence, 63-57, in overtime Friday night in Section VI Class AA quarterfinal action at McElrath Gymnasium.
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Not Done Yet

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The Section VI Class AA basketball quarterfinal complete, James Rojas walked around the court at McElrath Gymnasium on Friday night, accepting congratulatory hugs and handshakes from a host of supporters. He earned every one of them. The Jamestown High School senior poured in a ...

Frewsburg’s Cordell O’Brien shoots over Maple Grove’s Truman Purslow during Friday’s Section VI Class C2 quarterfinal in Frewsburg.
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Late Putback Carries Bears Past Red Dragons In C2 Quarters

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FREWSBURG — Freshman Brad Nelson scored on an athletic putback late in the fourth quarter and No. 4 Frewsburg survived a turnover on its final possession to edge No. 5 Maple Grove, 49-47, in Section VI Class C2 quarterfinal action Friday night. “I’m really proud of the team. It’s a ...

Falconer’s Cameron Page holds onto Peru’s Nick Bushey during 160-pound quarterfinal action at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday.
Photo by Joe Conti

Ingrao, Page, Colom Keep Title Hopes Alive

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ALBANY — Falconer’s Dylan Ingrao (145 pounds) and Cameron Page (160 pounds) both turned in exceptional performances Friday during the first day of the New York State Public High School Division II Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center. Their reward? A spot in today’s ...