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Above are the area swimmers who will be competing at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships at Ithaca College, beginning today. In the first row, from the left, are Allie Stockwell of Jamestown, Megan Seeley and Rosie Hagel of Southwestern, and Karianne Yuchnitz of Panama. In the back row are Maddie Nelson, Natalie Fosberg and Grace Wood, all of Southwestern. Missing is Riley Drummond of Fredonia/Dunkirk/Silver Creek/Forestville/Brocton.
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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships kick off at Ithaca College today, and the western Southern Tier is well-represented. Three girls will be particularly visible in the 50-yard freestyle, thanks to qualifying times from Karianne ...

The Panama girls volleyball team will be making a return trip to Glens Falls  where it will attempt to defend its 2016 New York State Public High School Athletic Association title, beginning with pool play at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Photo by Deb Bailey

Lady Panthers Eye Another Class D Title

Kylie Schnars was somewhat of an after thought over the summer as Panama ramped up preparations to defend its New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship. Head coach Tammy Hosier admits she wasn’t even sure if Schnars would be part of the varsity ...

Maple Grove assistant coach Dan Greco.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle

Maple Grove’s Continued Success Starts At The Top

The text message appeared on my iPhone just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday as I sat in my car in the parking lot adjacent to Strider Field on the campus of Jefferson Middle School in Jamestown. “We just left MG. Give us 15 minutes.” The author of the text was Maple Grove Middle-Senior ...

High school students and faculty from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association attended a sportsmanship symposium Friday at Maple Grove Middle-Senior High School. Now in its 14th year, the symposium recognized two athletic directors who have had an impact not only at their respective schools, but also in their communities. From the left, Bob Goold, sportsmanship symposium coordinator, presents CCAA “Be The Change” awards to Jake Hitchcock, athletic director at Westfield Central School, middle, and Jamestown High School athletic director Ben Drake.
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Making An Impact

High school students and faculty from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association attended a sportsmanship symposium Friday at Maple Grove Middle-Senior High School. Now in its 14th year, the symposium recognized two athletic directors who have had an impact not only at their respective ...

Pool Leagues

There were 14 perfect scores in the Jamestown Men’s Pool League on Tuesday. Ricky Elardo, Walker Wanamaker, Mike Ordines, Don Brooks, Emilio Colon, Jose Alicea Jr., Dave Lepley, Kenny Thagard, John Golden, Clint Howie, Scott Laurito, Tom Perez, Joe Iuculano and Jeff Pawloski recorded ...

Horseshoes

Barb Chapman, Fred Clark, Dave Evanczik, Ken Hopkins, Kurt VonKliest and Topper Westerdahl all had perfect two-game scores in the Senior Horseshoe League. Hopkins and Westerdahl each had a 95 with 15 ringers. Interested parties are invited to join the league on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 at ...

Joey Gerace of the Southern Tier Xpress takes a shot on goal during Thursday’s NA3HL game at Northwest Arena.
P-J photo by Chad Ecklof

Xpress Suffer Home Loss To Niagara Falls

The Southern Tier Xpress dug itself a big hole and dropped a 5-1 decision to the Niagara Falls PowerHawks in the North American Tier 3 Hockey League at the Northwest Arena on Thursday. Niagara Falls scored twice in the first period on goals by Brandon Tripi (from Anthony Tomassi and Justin ...

The Maple Grove football team poses for a postgame photo after knocking off Clyde-Savannah last Friday night in the Class D Far West Regional at SUNY Brockport’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium. The Red Dragons, ranked second in the state, will take on No. 3 Tioga in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Union-Endicott High School.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle

‘You Have To Give It Your All’

Maple Grove is one win away from a potential rematch with 2016 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D champion Cambridge. But the Red Dragons will have to take care of Tioga first. Maple Grove (10-1), the New York State Sportswriters Association’s No. 2 Class D ...

JCC Women Use Balance To Knock Off Erie CC

BUFFALO — The Jamestown Community College women’s basketball team took care of business on the road Wednesday night. Emilee Sperry scored 19 points and Nicole Johnson added 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to send the Jayhawks to a 73-57 victory over Erie CC in a Region 3 Division ...

Power Outage Cancels Bona Men’s Game At Reilly Center

ST. BONAVENTURE — The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will have to wait a little longer to try and earn its first win of the season after Wednesday night’s game against Maryland Eastern Shore was canceled due to a Reilly Center power outage. Shortly before a scheduled 7 p.m. ...

Jamestown Jets Swim To Victory At Warren Invite

WARREN, Pa. — The Jamestown Jets took top honors at the Warren Invitational for the third consecutive year earlier this month. The invitational included more than 250 swimmers representing nine teams. GIRLS 6-AND-UNDER 25 Backstroke: S. Darling, 1st, 28.21, (PB). 25 Freestyle: S. ...

Volk Smashes 266-720 To Lead Bowling

In the Lena’s Pizza Men’s League at Jamestown Bowling Company, Josh Volk spun a 266-233-221-720 to lead the way for Bemus Point Inn. In the same league, Tim Wares ripped a 236-257-689 for Jamestown Awning, Jim Chapman smashed a 268-224-679 for Pepsi Cola, Tom Lester hit a 278-677 for ...

Maple Grove’s Carter Russo (73) is second on the Red Dragons with 90 tackles and 5¢ sacks on the season as they enter Friday’s 4 p.m. NYSPHSAA Class D state semifinal against Tioga at Union-Endicott High School.
P-J file photo by Scott Reagle

END Of The Line

A year ago, Carter Russo was a man without a position. As a junior, Russo moved all over the field for Maple Grove, playing a backup role on a studded defense highlighted by seniors Trevor Micek, Brandon Reagle, Michael Derby, Logan Fain and Alex Lai just to name a few. The 2016 defense was ...

Washington & Jefferson’s Sirianni Wins COY

A Jamestown native and Southwestern Central School graduate has been honored for his accomplishments with the Washington & Jefferson College football team this fall. Mike Sirianni (Southwestern Class of 1990) was voted the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year, sharing ...

YMCA Volleyball

CO-ED LEAGUE Marty Hoch was the Most Valuable Player as Libera prevailed over Above The Net, 25-19, 20-25, 21-19. Nick Spry was the MVP in defeat. ——— Led by Heather Brown, Swat defeated the Slippery Slippers, 25-13, 25-16, 21-12. Todd Thornley was the MVP for the Slippery ...

Adult Basketball

COMMUNITY FIRST LEAGUE Maceo Wofford sank 38 points, Ryan Anderson had 15 and Dustin Pickett scored 12 as Ol Skool just missed the 100-point plateau by scoring a 99-83 victory over Team Alonge. Austin Alonge scored 39 points, Aaron Swan had 15 and Vinny Scholeno scored 12 in ...

Junior Bowling

JAMESTOWN BOWLING COMPANY Kyle Christensen belted out a 211-232-179-622 and Zack Ryberg had a 194-209-204-607 in the Junior-Majors Division of the Junior Bowling League at Jamestown Bowling Company. Nicolas Houston had a 115-144-120-579 and Vincent Parasilitti added a 111-130-138-379 in the ...

Southwestern’s Esteban Diaz (20) was named the CCAA West Division All Conference Player of the Year when the league released its all-star team recently.
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Southwestern’s Diaz Earns Top Honor In CCAA West Division

Esteban Diaz of Southwestern has been named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association West Division All Conference Player of the Year after leading the Trojans to a record of 16-1-1 and a perfect 10-0 in league play. The senior midfielder picked up eight goals and five assists on the ...

JBC To Host Thanksgiving Day Handicap Sweeper

The annual Thanksgiving Day Handicap Sweeper is set for next Thursday at Jamestown Bowling Company. The entry fee is $25 with all bowlers rolling three games across six lanes. The top eight scores with handicap bowl single-elimination matches until a winner is determined. The handicap is 20 ...