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Xavier’s Sean O’Mara dunks against Arizona in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night in San Jose, Calif.
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California Dreamin’

Last week, George Panebianco sat down in front of his television in the Jamestown home he shares with his wife Cathy and tuned into Xavier’s first-round game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. There was nothing particularly unusual about that. For three years Panebianco hasn’t ...

Fredonia’s Hector Colom finished this season with a 50-2 record and a second-place finish in Division II at the NYSPHSAA Championships.
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Fredonia’s Colom Nearly Reaches State Pinnacle

Heading into this season, Hector Colom was no stranger to the bright lights and big stage of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships. After all, he had already reached the state tourney twice in his successful high school career. This season the ...

Wilcox Guides Golden Falcons To Team, Individual Success

With a tremendous amount of skill and depth all throughout their roster, the Falconer Golden Falcons were one of the top-ranked Division II wrestling teams in New York state all season long. They coasted through their Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association schedule en route to another ...

Hole-In-One

SEMINOLE, Fla. — A Bemus Point resident recorded his second hole-in-one in seven months on Saturday. Using a 7-iron, Kim Rambacher aced the 121-yard 14th hole at The Tides Golf Club. Witnesses were Denny Martin, Chris Huston and Orville Illucicci.

Fredonia senior Hannah Cybart was named the CCAA Division 1 West Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.
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Cybart Named CCAA D1 West Player Of The Year

Fredonia senior Hannah Cybart was named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West Player of the Year after averaging 18.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in league play this past season. Maple Grove’s Marisa Schuppenhauer was awarded the league’s ...

Truver, Ewing Roll 700s At Jamestown Bowling Co.

Eric Truver unloaded a 279-257-730 for Townline Auto and Pat Ewing rolled a 225-237-245-707 for Don’s Mobile in the Bel-View League on Friday night at Jamestown Bowling Company. Travis Gustafson hit a 268 also in the Bel-View League. Jamestown Bowling Company: Bel-View League — Jeff ...

Early Spring Means Entire World Is Coming Alive Again

As the weather begins to turn for the better, so does the fishing. Besides fall, I love early spring, because it’s like the entire world is coming alive again. Early spring brings ice-off and crappie fishing; jumping trout in local streams; catch-and-release bass fishing; and the distant ...

Spring Turkey Youth Weekend, Hunt Essay Contest Dates Set

New York State licensed youth, between the ages of 12-15 and who have a current state small game hunting license and turkey tags are allowed to take part in the annual spring youth spring turkey hunt. The dates are April 22-23. The rules are fairly simple. Each youth must have a licensed ...

Winter Classic Tourney Results Announced

This winter the two-month statewide Winter Classic Tournament offered anglers an unprecedented prize pool that started Jan. 1 and ran through Feb. 28. One of the main goals of this event was to highlight and draw attention to the world-class fishery here in the state, and it did just that with ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE With warm temperature in the forecast at week’s end, what little ice on Chautauqua will be gone. After ice-out, look for crappie schooling in the canals and in open-water areas near structure or weeds. Bullhead should show in nearshore areas after dark. LAKE ERIE AND ...

The Day A Frewsburg Kid Made The Grade On The Mound

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column appeared in The Post-Journal on June 9, 1996, a day after Frewsburg Central School’s Mike Sheesley tossed a no-hitter and the Bears claimed their second straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship and their third ...

Tayler Pinzok stands atop the medal stand after being crowned a state champion at the New York Wrestling Association for Youth State Tournament at Onondaga Community College earlier this month.
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Pinzok Earns State Wrestling Title

SYRACUSE — The Westfield/Ripley/Chautauqua Lake youth wrestling team traveled to the New York Wrestling Association for Youth State Tournament at Onondaga Community College last weekend and ended putting together quite the showing. Among the 128 teams that competed in the event, WRCL ended ...

Jets Compete At District Swim Meet

The Jamestown YMCA Jets swim team competed in the Western Pennsylvania District meet at Penn State University earlier this month. The district meet consisted of more than 900 swimmers representing 36 different teams. The Jets had 26 swimmers competing in 51 individual events and five relays. ...

Asquith Senior Tour Registration Is April 18

LAKEWOOD — Registration for the Art Asquith Senior Golf Tour will be held at Lakewood Rod & Gun Club at 10 a.m. April 18. Registration fee for the golfers, who have to be 60 years old or older, is $20. The Art Asquith Tour has 23 matches scheduled at courses around Western New York ...

Junior Bowling

JAMESTOWN BOWLING COMPANY Zack Ryberg smashed a 245-608 and Austin Aldrich rolled a 216-603 in the Junior-Majors League. William Ploetz had a 256 single, Nick Boschert shot a 205 and Alexis Berry added a 202 for other 200s in the league. Eian Cooley belted out a 184-497 and Abbie Derby ...

Karate-promotion

Blackbelt Promotion

Malahki Schroder of Kebort’s Karate Tigers, second from the right, recently was promoted to the rank of First Degree Blackbelt in the art of Shotokan karate and received the titles of Sensei and assistant instructor. Joining him, from the left, are Sensei Kathleen Morrison, Shihan-Dai Michael ...

Peterson, Woodfield Top Area Bowling

Bob Peterson rolled a 209-226-613 and Dave Woodfield Sr. had a 233-218-600 in the Senior Coffee Bowl at Jamestown Bowling Company on Friday. Jamestown Bowling Company: Senior Coffee Bowl — Mike Barton 204-206-589, Bob Howe 211-580, Jim Elardo 558, Don Hilyer 532, Ron Kuczenski 528, Marv ...

Pool Leagues

Wendy Clark and Loretta Emke recorded 24s as Frewsburg Hotel defeated Puzzle Lounge II, 113-83, in the Monday Night Women’s Pool League. Jane VanDevender’s 24 led Dugan Tavern’s I to a 98-98 stalemate over Dugan Tavern’s II with a 24. Debbra Beach had a 24 for Dugan’s ...

Southwestern Central School senior Katy Janowsky, seated center, is headed to the University of San Diego in the fall where she will continue her academic and rowing careers. Joining in signing her letter of intent are her stepfather Eric Snabl and mother, Sandra Meyers Snabl. Janowsky is also the daughter of Bruce Janowsky. Standing, from the left, are Southwestern High School principal Mike Cipolla and Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association coach Jim Odrzywolski.
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Westward Bound

Sports have potential to provide student-athletes with a vast amount of opportunities as they progress throughout their life. For Southwestern Central School senior Katy Janowsky, it’s the sport of rowing that will, in part, allow her to continue her academic and athletic career on the West ...

Southwestern quarterback Cole Snyder and the rest of the Trojans will open the 2017 high school football season at Chautauqua Lake in a nonleague game.
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2017 Section VI Football Schedule Announced

Defending New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D finalist Maple Grove will open its 2017 football season at home Friday, Sept. 1 against nonleague Gowanda/Pine Valley. That matchup will highlight a 25-game opening night as announced by Section VI on ...