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As a freshman, Chris Robson played two games of varsity basketball, handing out two assists while grabbing one rebound and one steal. A year later, the Sherman sophomore led his team in scoring as the Wildcats were a perfect 20-0 before losing in the Section VI Class D championship game to ...

Southwestern’s Kayla Conway goes in for a layup in front of a Royalton-Hartland defender during Section VI Class B2 prequarterfinal action Tuesday at Southwestern.
P-J photos by Scott Reagle

Conway Has Big Night To Lead Southwestern Past Royalton-Hartland

Prior to Tuesday evening, Kayla Conway had reached double digits just once during Southwestern’s girls basketball season. The Trojans’ senior guard sure picked a good time to have the best game of her career. Conway, inserted into the starting lineup just recently, scored a career-high ...

Maycock’s Career Night Not Enough

PITTSBURGH — Duquesne set the tone early and pulled away down the stretch for an 83-61 victory Tuesday night in the regular season finale at the Palumbo Center. It was another strong performance for Bonnies sophomore Mckenna Maycock who posted a career night with personal bests of 15 points ...

Fredonia’s Reid Tarnowski goes up for a short jumper over Tonawanda’s Trey Lilly during Section VI Class B1 prequarterfinal action Tuesday in Fredonia.
Photo by Ron Szot

Fredonia Boys Start Quickly, Hold Off Tonawanda Late In Playoff Win

FREDONIA — No. 10 Fredonia opened the game on an 11-0 run Tuesday evening and never looked back as it got past No. 15 Tonawanda, 57-39, in Section VI Class B1 boys prequarterfinal action. Up by as many as 26 in the third quarter, Fredonia (7-14) saw its lead drop to just 10 midway through ...

Fredonia’s Morgan St. George takes the ball into the paint during Section VI Class B1 prequarterfinal action against City Honors on Tuesday in Fredonia.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

Fredonia Girls Easily Get Past City Honors

FREDONIA — No. 6 Fredonia made quick work of No. 11 City Honors on Tuesday night capping off a rare boys-girls playoff doubleheader with a convincing 71-30 win in Section VI Class B1 girls prequarterfinal action. Fredonia (15-6) definitely held the advantage in experience Tuesday night, as ...

Lester’s 725 Series At JBC Leads Area Bowling

Nate Lester was the top bowler with a 234-75-725 for Lobb’s in the Miles Machine Men’s League at Jamestown Bowling Company on Tuesday evening. Aron Dascomb delivered a 268-677 in the Monday Men’s League at Cutting Lanes. Joe Perry delivered a 277, Brandon Miller a 258 and John Van ...

SECTION VI BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

BOYS All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated Class AA First round Wednesday 9-Niagara Wheatfield (5-15) at 8-Clarence (10-10) 10-Frontier (5-15) at 7-Orchard Park (10-10) Quarterfinals Friday Niagara Wheatfield/Clarence winner at 1-Jamestown (13-6) 5-Niagara Falls (12-8) at ...

The 36th annual Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Banquet was held Monday night at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Above are members of the Class of 2017. Seated, from the left, are: Julie VanDeMar, daughter of the late Doc Malinoski; Sammy LaMancuso; Mike Sayers; Deb Palmer; and Paul Cooley. Standing, from the left, are: Dave Polechetti; Maceo Wofford; Charlie LaDuca; Jake Ensign; Sam Restivo and Bob Patterson.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Starry Night

LAKEWOOD — Long before Charlie LaDuca was coaching baseball, he grew up spending many afternoons with his father at the old Offerman Stadium in Buffalo. It was there that they rooted on the Bisons and it was also there that the son’s love for the game was born. ‘‘(My dad’s) older ...

Alfred University’s Jamie Wilcox was named the Empire 8 Conference’s Rookie of the Week for the second time.
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Wilcox Receives Honor Again

ALFRED — For the second time in her inaugural season, first year Alfred University women’s basketball guard Jamie Wilcox (Forestville/Pine Valley) has been named the Empire 8 Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon. Jamie earned the Empire 8 honors at the beginning of ...

Community Support Needed To Bring Preseason Game To Northwest Arena

With the support of the local community, Jamestown could host a 2017 NHL preseason game. Once again Kraft Heinz, the NHL, the NHLPA and NBC Sports is hosting the Kraft Hockeyville USA contest to take an exhibition game and $150,000 of arena upgrades to a community ice rink somewhere in the ...

Lyon Spills 721 Set At JBC

Heather Lyon’s 224-242-255-721 for JBC Pro Shop led the Franklin’s Pizza Ladies Scratch Doubles at Jamestown Bowling Company. Stephanie Tompkins followed Lyon with a 268-204-212-684 for DZ Designs while Daryl Wadsworth had a 244-621 for Alumidock of Randolph. Chelsey Mee rolled a 234-614 ...

Pool Leagues

Jackie Harrison, Gina Perrin and Stephanie Morse all recorded 24s as Jack’s House I defeated Puzzle Lounge I, 111-87, in the Monday Night Women’s Pool League. Donna Spunaugle had a 24 as Puzzle Lounge II prevailed over Dugan’s Tavern II, 105-104. Marlo Perry had a 24 for Dugan’s ...

SECTION VI BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

BOYS All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated Class AA First round Wednesday 9-Niagara Wheatfield (5-15) at 8-Clarence (10-10) 10-Frontier (5-15) at 7-Orchard Park (10-10) Quarterfinals Friday Niagara Wheatfield/Clarence winner at 1-Jamestown (13-6) 5-Niagara Falls (12-8) at ...

Jamestown’s KB Baker puts up a shot over Kentucky’s Gerald DeVaughn during Sunday’s Premier Basketball League game at the Physical Education Complex at Jamestown Community College.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Jackals Blitzed By Mavs

The third quarter complete, Oswinn Hines stared at the scoreboard at one end of the Physical Education Complex late Sunday afternoon, almost in disbelief. Then, slowly — make that ever so slowly — he walked to the Jamestown bench. The numbers told the story for Hines and his Jackals’ ...

Sherman Central School girls basketball coach Mel Swanson addresses the crowd during Senior Night last week at the SCS gym. Swanson is retiring after nearly 40 years on the Lady Wildcats’ bench.
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His Coaching Career Complete, Swanson Gives Thanks

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter is authored by Mel Swanson, the longtime girls basketball coach at Sherman Central School, who will retire at the end of the Lady Wildcats’ postseason. Swanson was honored for his four decades on the bench during Senior Night festivities last Tuesday ...

High School Sailing Meeting Set For Feb. 27

LAKEWOOD — The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation is holding an information and signup meeting for the 2017 high school sailing team. The meeting, which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at the auditorium above the Village Clerk’s Office at 20 West Summit, is for ...

Xpress Fall To Wolves, 5-2

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — West Michigan scored three first-period goals on its way to a 5-2 victory over Southern Tier in a NA3HL game Sunday. Dakota Ulmer, who ended up being the game’s first star, tallied two goals in the opening period, while Daniil Demidov recorded the third. Assists in ...

Martin Hits 724 Series At JBC

Rusty Martin rolled one of three 700 series over the weekend to highlight the area bowling roundup. Bowling in the Friday Night Bel-View East League at Jamestown Bowling Company, Martin hit a 266-245-724 to lead the way. The two remaining 700 sets were turned in at Cutting Lanes by Drew ...

SECTION VI BASKETBALL

BOYS All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated Class AA First round Wednesday 9-Niagara Wheatfield (5-15) at 8-Clarence (10-10) 10-Frontier (5-15) at 7-Orchard Park (10-10) Quarterfinals Friday NW/Clarence at 1-Jamestown (13-6) 5-Niagara Falls (12-8) at 4-Lockport (15-4), 4 ...

Lucas Gilbert of the Jamestown Lakers controls the puck during a Pee Wee White Division game against the North Pittsburgh Wildcats on Saturday at Northwest Arena. The game was part of the Mid-Winter Classic, which continues through Monday on both rinks. Twenty-eight teams are competing for titles in seven divisions. 
P-J photos by Alex Shipherd

Lakers On Ice

Following are the game results from the first day of the Mid-Winter Classic at the Northwest Arena on Saturday. SQUIRT RED DIVISION Team Sabatini defeated West Seneca, 4-3, on a last-minute goal by Doug Hartman. Hartman added another goal, assisted by Joseph DePasquale. Other goals for the ...