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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 ...

Jayhawks Suffer Pair Of Close Losses To Open Their Season

WASHINGTON, Pa. — Jamestown Community College opened the spring baseball season Thursday afternoon with a pair of NJCAA Division III losses to the CC of Allegheny County South at Consol Energy Park. JCC lost its opener, 7-6, and then was dealt a 2-0 setback in the nightcap. The Jayhawks ...

Spaghetti Dinner Planned To Benefit CLCS Honor Student

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake Central School community is rallying around one of its own. Joseph Dombek Jr., an honor student and a member of the football and track teams at CLCS, suffered an unspeakable loss the day before his 17th birthday late last year when his father, Joseph Dombek ...

Textor’s 772 Set Is Tops Among Area Bowlers

There were several 700s shot in the Hall of Fame Scratch Doubles at Jamestown Bowling Company on Thursday night. Ray Textor led the way with a 245-247-280-772 for Butternut Brooke followed by Dan Gould with a 268-279-754 for Harmony Sheet Metal, John Williams Jr. with a 265-266-735 for ...

Chautauqua Lake junior Devin Pope averaged 28.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.7 steals and 3.8 assists per game this season en route to being named the CCAA Division 1 West Player of the Year.
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Pope Named D1 West Player Of The Year

Devin Pope was named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association’s Division 1 West Player of the Year after leading Chautauqua Lake to a Section VI Class C championship this winter. Olean coach Jeff Anastasia was named the Coach of the Year after the Huskies finished with an 11-1 record ...

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Another Successful Tournament

The Lakewood YMCA concluded its Signature Paving and Sealcoating 3-on-3 basketball tournament last weekend with 500 youngsters comprising 140 teams participating. Above, Travon Blakeslee, a seventh-grader at Washington Middle School, drives to the basket.

Jamestown’s James Rojas puts down a dunk during the Chautauqua County Exceptional Senior All-Star game at Fredonia High School on Wednesday night.
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Strong Finish

FREDONIA — For one more night, senior boys and girls basketball players in Chautauqua County had the chance to show off their skills, as the Chautauqua County Basketball Officials Association held the Exceptional Senior All-Star games at Fredonia High School on Wednesday night. In front ...

St. Bonaventure Adding Division I Men’s Lacrosse

ST. BONAVENTURE — As part of its strategic initiatives, St. Bonaventure University will add men’s lacrosse to its NCAA athletics lineup beginning with the 2018-19 academic year. “For a number of reasons, the addition of men’s lacrosse at St. Bonaventure is extremely beneficial for the ...

Members of the Level 4 team that won first place, from left, are: Addison Zahn, Alaina Gatto, Kaylin Russell, Megan Kubera, Gracie Barber, Elizabeth Lai and Elayna Pitts.
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Flyers Level 4 Team Takes First At Coaches Classic

Team Flyers recently traveled to Syracuse to compete in the Coaches Classic. Many of the gymnasts placed individually in all four events as well as in the All-Arounds. First-place All-Around champions from Team Flyers were: Ella Ekstrom (Level 3) 37.525, Kenley Lincoln (Level 3) 37.025, ...

Three 700s Highlight Bowling Scores

Steve Armstrong, Mike Page and Dan Leake had 700s to highlight the area bowling scoreboard Tuesday night. Armstrong was the leader with a 267-739 for Falconer Vac Shoppe in the Falconer Businessmen’s League at State Lanes. Page tossed a 279-254-723 for Miles Machine and Leake added a ...