Maple Grove’s Brandon Reagle slides safely into third base for one of his four stolen bases in Saturday’s Section VI Class C crossover victory over Allegany-Limestone at Diethrick Park.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Run To Title

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Their backs to the Diethrick Park grandstand, the Maple Grove Red Dragons posed for a photograph late Saturday afternoon with the Section VI championship banner prominently displayed in front of them. The player holding the sectional Class C title plaque was Brandon Reagle, who was in the ...

Maple Grove’s Caleigh Swanson is greeted by her teammates after her two-run home run in the fourth inning of Saturday’s Section VI Class C2 championship game against Portville.
P-J photo by Matt Spielman

Maple Grove Girls Fall To Portville

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DUNKIRK — Each time Maple Grove scored Saturday, Portville had an answer. The Panthers’ final answer was too much for the Red Dragons to overcome. Top-seeded Portville scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat No. 3 Maple Grove, 6-3, in the Section VI Class C2 ...

Chautauqua Lake’s Olivia Anderson delivers to the plate during Saturday’s Section VI Class C1 championship softball game against Cassadaga Valley.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

CLCS Edges CVCS In C1 Final

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DUNKIRK — A pitchers’ duel commenced at Promenschenkel Stadium in Dunkirk between Chautauqua Lake’s Olivia Anderson and Cassadaga Valley’s Alyssa Hahn to decide who would be Section VI Class C1 softball champion. The game came down to the final moments, but the fourth-seeded ...

Brocton’s Ronald Brown delivers to the plate during Saturday’s Section VI Class D championship game at Diethrick Park.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

North Collins Hangs On To Down Brocton

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For the past four years, No. 1 North Collins and No. 3 Brocton have played close, exciting playoff games. On Saturday, the game lived up to the expectations of both teams as the Eagles prevailed, 7-4, to win the Section VI Class D title. North Collins jumped out to an early lead, claiming ...

Walters Hurls Fredonia To B Title

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GOWANDA — No. 3 Fredonia scored three runs in the top of the second and that was more than enough for Derrick Walters, as the junior hurler tossed a complete-game two-hitter while striking out 15 and walking one in the Hillbillies’ 4-0 win over No. 2 Alden in the overall Section VI Class B ...

Southwestern’s Jared Yaggie leads the way in the 400 meters at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Track & Field Championships on Saturday at Dunkirk High School.
Photo by Justin Goetz

Trojans Show The Way At CCAAs

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DUNKIRK — Southwestern was the big winner as the annual Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association concluded its two-day track championship at Dunkirk High School. The Trojans took both the boys and girls crowns in Division 1 by scoring 165 and 156 points, respectively. Jared Yaggie won ...

Youth Baseball, Softball Roundup

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JAMESTOWN CAL RIPKEN MINORS DIVISION Carson Panebianco had four hits and Michael Carlson added two hits when Dave Warren stopped Cusimano’s Collision, 12-9. Mikey Patric, Carsen Bane, Karsen Milne and Joey Armelli had key hits for the winners. Nate Cornell belted out three hits with ...


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BASEBALL CLASS AA Semifinal Thursday, May 25 Clarence 9, Kenmore West 2 Semifinal Saturday, May 27 Williamsville North 6, Lancaster 5 Final Sunday, May 28 at Niagara Falls High School No. 4 Williamsville North vs. No. 2 Clarence, noon CLASS A1 Final Wednesday, May ...

Understanding A Fishery

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Knowing what is going on above the surface of the water is often times quite easy. Between on-board electronics, weather reports, observations and experience, anglers put together a plan for success, or so we hope. Knowing why fish go where they go and why they go there is only a small ...

Early Muskie Season Is Now Underway

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The management and culture of muskellunge was born on the waters of Chautauqua Lake. The first efforts to culture muskellunge, in 1888, occurred in the vicinity of Greenhurst (south basin), but operations were soon moved to Bemus Point where the first permanent hatchery building was constructed ...

2016 Featured A Surprising Deer Season

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Hunters in New York State harvested an estimated 213,061 deer during the 2016-17 hunting seasons, an estimated five percent increase over 2015-16 levels, according to Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos this past week. “Deer hunting in New York is a proud and ...

Fishing Report

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KINZUA DAM Outflow from the Kinzua Dam is 2,500 cubic feet per second. It will be lowered further to 1,700 cubic feet per second Saturday and then up to 1,800 Sunday. Wading for trout fishing should be good the next few days. The Allegheny River is at a good float fishing level. CHAUTAUQUA ...

Trap Leagues

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Elijah Trawick of Sugar Grove 1, and Greg Brown of Corry and Jarrett Brown of Sugar Grove II delivered perfect rounds of 50 in the Warren County Trap League. Matt DeLong of Kalbfus and Paul Rogers of Pine Grove had their first 25s. Around the circuit, Sugar Grove 1 defeated Pine Grove, ...

Club News

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Following is news from from area clubs: FALCONER ROD & GUN CLUB ¯ The first 3-D archery shoot of the year is today. ¯ Open Skeet shooting is every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ¯ Breakfast is served from 7-11am each Sunday. JAMESTOWN RIFLE AND PISTOL ...

Golf Leagues

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FALCONER — Emily Comstock’s 51 led the Wednesday Morning Ladies League at Breezewood Links. Alice Certo and Sylvia Fiorello tied for low net with 44s while Sue Gruber hit the fewest putts with 15. Gross: Emily Comstock 51, Sue Gruber 54, Nancy Larson 56, Nancy Barkstrom 58, Alice Certo ...

Floor Hockey

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YMCA FLOOR HOCKEY LEAGUE Tommy Yancone scored two goals, and Corey Alm and Mark Good had one goal each as Team Gold defeated Team Black, 4-2. Carl Liuzzo scored both goals for Team Black. Shawn Whitmer was the winning goalie and Liuzzo suffered the loss in the Team Black net. — — ...

Multiple teams competed in the Jamestown Area YMCA’s Battle of the Businesses 5K Run/Walk event last year. The “Battle” annually draws approximately 1,500 competitors from various local and locally-based businesses and organizations. 
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Thirty Years Of Battle Fun

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For more than 29 years, the Jamestown Area YMCA has played host to the area’s premier team-building and competitive extravaganza of fun, the Y’s annual Battle of the Businesses. The Battle is a series of events designed to test the individual and company/organization competitor’s ...

Southwestern’s Jared Yaggie runs the 400-meter preliminaries Friday at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Track & Field Championships in Dunkirk.
Photo by Roger Coda

County’s Finest

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DUNKIRK — Abby and Bailey Gostomski of Cattaraugus-Little Valley were both winners Friday during the first day of competition at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Track & Field Championships at Dunkirk High School. Abby Gostomski took the top spot in the 800-meter run ...

Barber Seeded Third For Today’s 400-Meter Semifinals

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HAMBURG — A third-place finish from Naciela Barber in the preliminary stages of the girls 400-meter dash highlighted Jamestown’s performance on day one of the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Track and Field Championships at Hamburg Central School. Barber’s clocking of 1:00.31 ...

Morgan Franchina

Heading To SEC Country

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Recent Alfred State College graduate Morgan Franchina has had a special connection to the Athletics Department at the college for the past several years. Thanks to Pioneers head football coach Tony Spencer and a connection he has with the University of Missouri, Franchina is going to be able ...