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Jayhawks Swept In Twin Bill

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As a freshman last year at SUNY Cortland, Billy Clifford had one at-bat on the entire baseball season. Just one, and that came in the very last game. Now, in a “jack-of-all-trades” role for his hometown Onondaga Community College, Clifford is making up for lost time. The sophomore ...

Red Dragons Reign

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OLEAN — Maple Grove won the Small School title on both the girls and boys sides at the Olean Boosters/Ried’s Food Barn Track & Field Invitational on Saturday in Olean. The Red Dragons’ girls team took first place with 113 points, thanks to a first-place finish by Christina Peppy ...

Zielinski Continues Dominance Of Frewsburg

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FREWSBURG — Brandon Zielinski has owned Frewsburg his entire high school career. As a sophomore, the North Collins right-hander threw a pair of complete games and allowed just two earned runs while striking out 11 in a pair of Eagles’ victories. Last year, the 6-foot, 170-pounder ...

Vincent’s Pitches Sudbrook To 700th Career Win For Bonnies

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DAYTON, Ohio — A career day on the mound from sophomore Casey Vincent paved the way to another milestone afternoon for St. Bonaventure head coach Larry Sudbrook as the veteran Bonnies skipper scored his 700th win with Bona shutting down Dayton, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at Woerner ...

Red Dragons Stars Announce Future Plans

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Pictured above, Maple Grove High School senior Shane Hetrick, seated center, made his academic and wrestling career choice official Thursday when he signed his letter-of-intent to attend the United States Coast Guard Academy in the fall. Hetrick is flanked by his parents, Sally and Mark, who ...

Fast Start Helps Dunkirk Hold Off T’Birds’ Rally

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DUNKIRK — Dunkirk jumped out to a 6-0 lead, then held off a late Chautauqua Lake charge to win, 6-3, in a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West softball game Saturday. Monica Pokoj stymied the Thunderbirds (2-1, 2-1) for most of the game, allowing just one hit in the ...

Jamestown Bowling Company Honors Junior Bowling Champions

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Champions of the Junior Bowling League at Jamestown Bowling Company were presented their plaques on Saturday. Above left are the winners of the Bantam Division. From the left are Kentrell Wiggins, Destiny Babcock and Lucas Babcock. Above center are the winners of the Prep Division. From the ...

Kennedy Drives In Winner For Trojans

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LAKEWOOD — Aidan Kennedy got the game-winning hit for Southwestern in a 3-2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West baseball victory over Dunkirk on Saturday at Packard Field. Kennedy drilled a single to right field to score Collin Melquist with the tie-breaking run in ...

North Collins Wins Hae Jude Tournament

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SILVER CREEK — North Collins claimed first place in the eight-team Hae Jude softball tournament with a 6-0 victory over Forestville on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles, who got a dominant pitching performance from tournament MVP Rebecca Cyrek, won the tournament for the first time. North ...

YMCA Basketball

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MEN’S LEAGUE Eckwahl Painting knocked off the Randoms with a score of 75-67. Top scorers for Eckwahl Painting were Fran Lantigua with 27 points, Eric Johnson with 24 and Tom Eckwahl with 20 points. In the loss, Juan Perez scored 33 points and Derek Foe scores 16 points. ——— In ...

Horseshoes

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SENIOR LEAGUE Bob Chadwick, Art Mitchell and Bill Petransky all were three-game winners recently. Carl Carey, Barb Chadwick and Dave Niles were two-game winners. Niles recorded the high game with a 97 and 12 ringers while Bob Chadwick had a 92 with 12 ringers.

Some Folks Just Don’t Get It

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Some years ago, I entered my first Dick’s Sporting Goods store. My first impression was, what they say in the business, this is a jock and sock shop. After a short walk around, I did notice that way back in the corner there was a nice selection of hunting gear, a few trees stands, calls, camo ...

DEC Announces Release Of Draft Invasive Species Plan

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The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets announced this week the release of the state’s draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan for public comment. The proposed plan is designed to minimize the introduction, establishment and spread ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Crappie fishing has been relatively slow for most anglers with a few good hauls mixed in. That could very well change with warmer temperatures moving in. Target crappie in the canals, inlets and traditional open lake areas such as Ashville Bay, Burtis Bay, Cheney Point, ...

Trap Leagues

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Franklinville’s Jace Frazier was the lone 25 in this week’s competition in the Southern Tier Youth Trap League. The East Conference, consisting of Portville, Bolivar-Richburg, Oswayo Valley, Coudersport, Cuba-Rushford and Otto Eldred concluded their season with final reports. Awards/fun ...

Trojans Grounded

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LAKEWOOD — The conditions on Friday afternoon may have been unseasonably cold, but Fredonia’s offense was red hot as the Hillbillies exploded at the plate for a 15-1 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West victory over host Southwestern at Packard Field. The contest ...

Hillbillies Win Battle Of Young Hurlers

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Heading into this spring, Fredonia and Southwestern looked like similar softball teams, seemingly needing their offense to pick up the slack for the graduation of all-time great pitchers in Hannah Cybart and Sydney Burk. The Hillbillies offense was just a little better Friday afternoon, in ...

Pitchers Shine As Jayhawks Sweep Doubleheader

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CANANDAIGUA — Jamestown Community College pitchers combined to allow just one run and eight hits over 14 innings in an NJCAA Region 3 Division III doubleheader sweep of Finger Lakes CC on Friday afternoon. David Baxter went six innings, allowing four hits and no runs while striking out five ...

T’Birds Win Thriller In Dunkirk

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DUNKIRK — Chautauqua Lake, behind stellar pitching from Kyler Majka, defeated Dunkirk, 1-0, in nine innings in a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West matchup Friday. The game was a textbook example of a pitchers’ duel. Dunkirk (3-3, 2-1) went with senior Devaun ...

Crisanti Leads Pine Valley Over Allegany-Limestone

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SILVER CREEK — Pine Valley used its depth and experience to take down Allegany-Limestone, 11-2, in the first round of the Hae Jude softball tournament Friday. After quickly getting three outs in the first, Pine Valley’s bats came alive early as Kayla Hohl led off with a single. Later in ...