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Above, St. Bonaventure’s Mckenna Maycock follows through on a shot during Atlantic 10 women’s basketball action against UMass on Thursday in Amherst, Mass.
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Maycock Sparks Bonnies

AMHERST, Mass. — The road has been a spot of trouble this season for the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team, but the Bonnies showed no signs of travel woes Thursday in a 55-38 victory over UMass at the Mullins Center. Junior Mariah Ruff led an all-around team effort with a ...

Jamestown’s Dennis Rosa (14) makes a pass while being defended by Frontier’s Brandon Dunz during ECIC Division 1 action Thursday in Hamburg.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Complete Team Effort

HAMBURG — Jamestown boys basketball coach Ben Drake cleared his bench in the final minute of the third quarter Thursday night. And, as if on cue, junior reserve Anthony Gullo hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer. It was that kind of evening for the Red Raiders. In a game in which nine ...

Devin Pope (23) is pictured with a commemorative basketball and his Chautauqua Lake teammates after surpassing 1,000 points for his career during a 68-66 loss to Olean in CCAA Division 1 West boys basketball action Thursday in Olean.
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Pope Hits 1,000 In Loss; Emory Wins No. 300

OLEAN — A 3-pointer from Monty Shoemaker following a wild sequence after a missed free throw with just 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation gave Olean a thrilling 68-66 Division 1 West win over Chautauqua Lake on Thursday evening. It was Shoemaker’s fifth shot from long range and he ...

Chautauqua Lake Ranked No. 6 In Latest State Poll

Chautauqua Lake is the top-ranked local team, sitting at No. 6 in Class C in this week’s boys basketball rankings released by the New York State Sportswriters Association. The Thunderbirds, who lost to Class A honorable-mention selection Olean on Thursday night, are now 11-2 on the season ...

Gregory Doubles On Senior Night In Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — Cole Gregory excelled in his final home boys swimming meet for Frewsburg/Southwestern/Pine Valley on Thursday night. Gregory, the only senior on the team, was a double winner as were Drew Pownall and Nathan McDonald as the Bears downed Dunkirk/Fredonia/Silver ...

Dennison To Run Bills’ Offense

ORCHARD PARK — Newly hired Bills coach Sean McDermott is placing his trust in former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison to oversee Buffalo’s run-heavy attack. And it might help, too, that Dennison has a connection to quarterback Tyrod Taylor, whose long-term future has ...

Falconer Continues Impressive Run Through Division 1

MAYVILLE — Falconer topped Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Panama (10-6), 53-15, in Division 1 wrestling action by winning 11 weight classes Thursday night. After dropping the first bout at 132 pounds with Derek Ecklund defeating Nick Saeger, 4-2, Falconer won eight straight bouts. One of the ...

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Power League Champions

Killing It won the most recent session of Power League Volleyball at the Lakewood Family YMCA. Pictured, from left, are: Nate Nowicki, Erin Carlson, Chris Johnson, Tim Girts, Amanda Yachetta and Adam Johnson.

Allegany-Limestone Takes Control Of Division 1 East

ALLEGANY — With the first round of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 East schedule in the books, Allegany-Limestone has taken control of the league. Morgan Davis and Brooke Giardini combined for 43 points, including all 24 of the Gators’ second-quarter points in a ...

The Jamestown Teen Center Red Team is pictured after winning the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tournament at the Jamestown YMCA.
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YMCA Teen Center’s Red Team Wins MLK Day Tournament

The Jamestown Area YMCA hosted a round-robin style basketball tournament at its downtown location for area teens Monday. Teams representing various youth agencies from around the area took center court at the YMCA as they sought the championship. The Jamestown Teen Center floored two teams ...

Skeet Leagues

Matt Littlefield, Travis Monday, Randy Becker and Kody Hoth had perfect scores of 50 in the Chautauqua County Winter Skeet League. Registering 25s were Bob Gunnell, Matthew Lenehan, Bernie Lenehan, Ron Gunnell, Scott Seiber, Todd Becker, Charlie Lombardo, Dan Kavanaugh, Knut Burstrom, Mike ...

Trap Leagues

The Penn York Winter Trap League met at the Pine Grove Sportsmen’s Club on Sunday. There were 137 shooters in attendance. Kalbfus was the top team followed by Brokenstraw. Mike Dietz and Gary Krieg shot perfect 50s. Dietz was also the high junior and Krieg was the high senior vet. Brady ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Today’s Schedule Boys High School Basketball Ellicottville at Forestville, 7:30 p.m. Allegany-Limestone at Randolph, 7:30 p.m. North Collins at Franklinville, 7:30 p.m. Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. Portville at Gowanda, 7:30 p.m. Salamanca at Silver Creek, ...

Jamestown CC’s Tyler Moffe drives the lane while Mercyhurst North East’s Peyton McLaurin defends during NJCAA Region 3 Division II men’s basketball action Wednesday evening at the Physical Education Complex.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

Efficient Execution

Arguably nothing is better than having the opportunity to watch an offense execute at a high level on the hardwood. Wednesday night at the Physical Education Complex, Jamestown Community College’s men’s basketball team executed offensively at the highest level it has all ...

Jamestown CC’s Brianne Davis, right, looks to score while Mercyhurst North East’s Jamierah Robinson defends during NJCAA Region 3 Division II action Wednesday.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

Jamestown CC Wears Down Mercyhurst North East In 63-43 Rout

Jamestown Community College got off on the right foot in NJCAA Region 3 Division II women’s basketball play Wednesday night, forcing 23 turnovers to beat Mercyhurst North East, 63-43, at the Physical Education Complex. The Saints entered play just 1-7 on the season, including 0-4 on the ...

Southwestern’s Alanna Dibble looks to score on Olean’s Sara Pfeiffer during CCAA Division 1 West girls basketball action Wednesday evening at Southwestern.
P-J photos by Mark L. Anderson

Pfeiffer Torches Southwestern For 41 Points

Sophomore Sara Pfeiffer was on her game for Olean on Wednesday. Pfeiffer scored 41 points as Olean prevailed over host Southwestern, 76-50, in Division 1 West play. Pfeiffer scored 15 points in the first half when the Huskies (8-5, 3-3) emerged with a 35-28 lead. In the second half, ...

Post-Journal Players of the Week

BOYS BASKETBALL Dylan Chase Pine Valley Dylan Chase scored 39 points, including nine 3-pointers, in Pine Valley’s 64-42 CCAA Division 2 East victory over North Collins on Friday. Chase had 14 points in the first quarter and finished strong with 21 points in the second half. He also ...

Jamestown’s Tayven Vasquez works on top of Williamsville North’s Afolarin Abiola during the 160-pound bout Wednesday in an ECIC Division 1 match at Jamestown High School.
Photo by Chad Ecklof

No. 100 For MacTavish Helps Jamestown Top Spartans

Seth MacTavish reached a milestone for Jamestown in a 37-33 Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 win over Williamsville North on Wednesday evening. MacTavish earned a 7-2 decision over Wayne Warren at 145 pounds for his 100th career victory. The Red Raiders came out on ...

Dunkirk Boys, Girls Sweep Southwestern

Olivia Corbett led the way as the Dunkirk girls clinched the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 bowling title by beating Southwestern, 4-0, at Jamestown Bowling Company on Wednesday. Corbett delivered a 215-225-171-615, Hannah Ellman  had a 170-200-527, Adrianna Pencek ...

YMCA Soccer

SHULTS AUTO GROUP VARSITY BOYS Colin Blair, Caleb Lindell and Ryan Flatt scored two goals each to lead the Warren Dragons (3-1) past Eisenhower (2-2), 8-5, at the Lakewood Family YMCA. Chase Elmquist scored two goals while Dominic Giannini and Derykk Rouqux each added a goal for ...