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Jayhawk Moves Into Semis At Nationals

Jamestown Community College’s Nate Skonieczny will wrestle the No. 1 149-pound wrestler in the country today in the semifinals after winning a pair of matches Friday at the NJCAA Wrestling Championships at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Skonieczny earned a 4-1 decision over ...

Randolph’s Jake Beaver goes in for a layup against Westfield in Section VI Class C2 quarterfinal action Friday in Randolph.
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Beaver Nets Career High; T’Birds Prevail

RANDOLPH — Jake Beaver had his career high with 21 points when No. 1 Randolph (17-4) overwhelmed No. 8 Westfield (9-12), 70-25, in the Section VI Class C2 quarterfinals Friday night. Beaver started out red-hot with 13 points in the first quarter as the Cardinals took a 21-11 lead. By ...

Southern Tier’s Luke Grossman (21) checks a Pittsburgh player into the boards Friday evening at Northwest Arena.
Photo by Chad Ecklof

Xpress Fall In Home Finale

A late third-period goal was all the Southern Tier Xpress could muster in a 4-1 North American Tier III Hockey League East Division loss to the Pittsburgh Vengeance on Friday night at Northwest Arena. Nicholas Wilcox scored his sixth of the year from Cameron Trejchel and Joey Gerace at 16:16 ...

Conti Rolls 729 Series At JBC

Chris Conti unleashed a 257-0255-237-729 for Dom’s Mobile in the Bel-View East League at Jamestown Bowling Company on Friday night. Bob Howe delivered 205-214-600 in the Senior Coffee Bowl at Jamestown Bowling Company. Rob Loll shot a 257 at JBC. Jamestown Bowling Company: Senior Coffee ...

Jamestown CC’s Brendan Banna splits the CC of Beaver County defense during Friday’s NJCAA non-conference game at the Physical Education Complex.
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Jayhawks Jump Ahead Early, Breeze Past CC Of Beaver County

Jamestown Community College opened the game on a 15-0 run and never looked back en route to an 89-67 NJCAA non-conference win over CC of Beaver County on Friday night at the Physical Education Complex. Eight of nine Jayhawks scored in the first half as the hosts opened up a 49-28 lead after ...


BOYS All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated Class AA First round Wednesday Clarence 76, Niagara Wheatfield 64 Orchard Park 63, Frontier 53 Quarterfinals Friday Jamestown 63, Clarence 57, OT Niagara Falls 48, Lockport 43 Lancaster 81, Orchard Park 55 Kenmore West 73, ...

Panama’s Nicole Johnson, middle, puts up a shot while being closely guarded by Sherman’s Hannah Murdock (32) and Carrie Sands during Thursday’s Section VI Class D quarterfinal basketball game.
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Panama Advances

PANAMA — Between congratulatory hugs and handshakes following Thursday night’s Section VI Class D girls quarterfinal playoff loss, Sherman coach Mel Swanson sat and shared a quiet moment on the bench with one of his grandsons. While Panama hopes its 60-44 victory over the Wildcats marks ...

Nate Skonieczny of Jamestown Community College, right,  begins his quest for an NJCAA wrestling championship today.
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Odds Are Favorable

How good was Nate Skonieczny at the NJCAA Region 3/Eastern District 1 wrestling championships two weeks ago? “One percent shy of perfect,” Jamestown Community College coach Kris Schimek said. In other words, dominant as usual. In being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding ...

Southern Tier’s Ty Rickabaugh celebrates during Thursday’s NA3HL game at Northwest Arena.
P-J photo by Chad Ekclof

Fast Start Lifts Xpress To Home Win Over Lockport

Supported by a four-goal first period, the Southern Tier Xpress (14-23-4) downed the Lockport Express, 9-4, in an NA3HL game Thursday morning at Northwest Arena. The win was the first home victory for Southern Tier (14-23-4) since Jan. 6. Cameron Trejchel got the Xpress off to a fast start ...

Jamestown Community College men’s basketball coach George Sisson and the rest of the Jayhawks will square off against the CC of Beaver County at 5 p.m. today at the Physical Education Complex. Jamestown CC will open its postseason a week from today.
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JCC Men’s Basketball Team Is Fourth Seed For Regional Tourney

The Jamestown Community College men’s basketball team will enter next weekend’s NJCAA Region 3 Division II Tournament as the fourth seed. The Jayhawks (16-12 overall, 5-5 in region) will meet No. 3 Monroe CC (6-4 in the region) at 7:30 p.m. a week from today at No. 1 Niagara County CC, ...

Frewsburg’s Olivia Lynn drives to the basket during Section VI quarterfinal playoff action in Class C2.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

Lynn Pours In Career-High 29 Points In Bears’ Win; Clymer Prevails In OT

FREWSBURG — Olivia Lynn set a career high with 29 points to lead No. 3 Frewsburg past No. 6 Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 68-19, in the Section VI Class C2 quarterfinals. Lynn scored 10 points in the first quarter as the Bears (18-3) opened up a 23-8 margin. She also scored 11 points in the ...

YMCA Basketball

YOUTH LEAGUE 3RD & 4TH GRADE BOYS Panama Red defeated Jamestown Grey. Jordan Mescall scored 8 points for Panama and Ayden Samuelson scored 4 for Jamestown. ——— Jamestown Yellow defeated Jamestown White, 52-21. Josiah Cruz scored 4 points for Yellow and Gavin Johnson scored 6 ...

Pool Leagues

Patresha Borkowski and Marcia Hamilton delivered 24s as Puzzle Lounge II defeated Puzzle Lounge I, 109-67, in the Monday Night Women’s Pool League recently. Harriet Willett had a 24 as Waddington’s Tavern took care of Dugan’s Tavern II, 112-100. Marlo Perry had a 24 in defeat. Jackie ...

Pool Leagues

Thirteen players recorded 24s in the latest results from the Tuesday Night Men’s Pool League. Bodine Shafer, Greg Barber, Daryl Anderson, Pat Benedetto, Ratz Desnerck, Dave Fiore, Dave Luke, Tony Snow, Scott Kinney, Jose Alicea Jr., Al Glover, Scott Verrett and John Silk all hit 24s. In ...


Bob Chadwick and Don McCray were three-game winners in the Senior Horseshoe League. McCray had high-game honors with a 96 and 15 ringers while runner-up Kurt Von Kliest had a 93 and 25 ringers. Two-game winners were Art Mitchell and Von Kliest.

Textor Rolls 774 Series At JBC

Ray Textor topped the list of bowlers with the high series Thursday night at Jamestown Bowling Company. Textor rolled a 284-256-234-774 for Butternut Brooke in the Hall of Fame Scratch Doubles. Adam Newhouse hit a 253-278-734 in the American League at Cutting Lanes. Jim Mee was the ...


BOYS All games at 7 p.m. unless indicated Class AA First round Wednesday Clarence 76, Niagara Wheatfield 64 Orchard Park 63, Frontier 53 Quarterfinals Friday 8-Clarence (11-10) at 1-Jamestown (13-6) 5-Niagara Falls (12-8) at 4-Lockport (15-4), 4 p.m. 7-Orchard Park ...

Jamestown Community College’s Brandon Kemp (32) puts up a shot while being defended by Genesee CC’s Jaheem Page on Wednesday night.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

Kemp’s Late Bucket Lifts Jayhawks To Overtime Victory

The Jamestown Community College men’s basketball team found a way Wednesday night. Finally. In a season in which the Jayhawks have lost six games by seven points or less, including two by a single point, and stayed in most of their other setbacks until faltering late, they weren’t ...

Falconer’s Dylan Ingrao, top, will be returning to Albany for the second straight season, one of four Golden Falcons to advance to the state tournament this weekend. 
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Bound For Albany

By Cody Crandall ccrandall@post-journal.com Beginning Friday at the Times Union Center in Albany, the top wrestlers from all across the Empire State will battle it out at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division I and II Championships. Falconer headlines the list ...

In this file photo from earlier this season, St. Bonaventure’s Matt Mobley looks for an open teammate.
P-J file photo by Cody Crandall

Mobley Lifts Bonnies To Victory At Saint Joseph’s

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Mobley scored 31 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to an 83-77 win over Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday night at Hagan Arena. The win completed a sweep of the season series but, more importantly, kept the Bonnies (17-10, 9-6) in fifth place in the ...