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Southern Tier goaltender is mobbed as he jumps in celebration of the Xpress’ 4-3 win over first-place Metro in North American Tier III Hockey League action Friday at Northwest Arena.
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Xpress Snap Metro’s 17-Game Winning Streak

The Southern Tier Xpress pulled off one of the biggest upsets in their short history Friday night. Hopefully it isn’t too late. Hunter Kepple scored his 15th goal of the season from Michael Lamison and Joey Gerace as the Xpress stunned Metro, 4-3, in North American Tier III Hockey ...

Jamestown’s Jacob Gerace chases the puck Friday night at Northwest Arena.
P-J photo by Chad Ecklof

Raiders Blank Iroquois/Alden, 4-0, In Game 1 Of Series

Jadon Barron’s power-play goal stood up as the winner as Jamestown beat Iroquois/Alden, 4-0, in the first game of a best-of-three Western New York High School Club Hockey playoff series Friday night at Northwest Arena. Brian Burns assisted on Barron’s goal that came with 2:25 left in the ...

Osula Takes Third, Pownall Is Sixth At Sectionals

AMHERST — Dunkirk/Fredonia/Silver Creek/Forestville/Cassadaga Valley/Brocton’s Bill Osula took third place in 100-yard backstroke for the highest finish among local athletes at the Section VI Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday at the University at Buffalo. Osula finished in ...

Christine Kuzminski is pictured on top of the podium after winning Friday.
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Kuzminski Wins Region 3 Diving Title

ROCHESTER — Jamestown Community College’s Christine Kuzminski took first place in women’s diving with 330.05 points in the first day of the NJCAA Region 3 Swimming Championships at Monroe Community College. Kuzminski also was fourth in the 50 freestyle and Autumn Ridout was 13th while ...

The Lakewood Starz YMCA gymnastics team will host the Arctic Blast Invitational this weekend,
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Lakewood Starz To Host Arctic Blast Invitational At YMCA This Weekend

The Lakewood Starz YMCA gymnastics team will host the Arctic Blast Invitational this weekend. All levels are competing either today or Sunday. Session 1 for Level 4 gymnasts begins today at 8 a.m. with registration and stretching. The march-in will take place at 8:30 a.m. with competition ...

Charlie LaDuca

LaDuca To Be Inducted Into Cardinal O’Hara Athletic Hall Of Fame

Charles LaDuca, a well-known sports figure in the Chautauqua and Fredonia area, will be inducted into the Cardinal O’Hara High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda will honor LaDuca at a banquet and ceremony April 14, 2018, at Banchetti by ...

Pool Leagues

JAMESTOWN MEN’S LEAGUE There were a total of 12 shooters who recorded perfect 24s in the Jamestown Men’s Pool League on Tuesday evening. Jose Alicea Jr., Emilio Colon, Freddy Wofford, Rich Milliman, Geoff Moorhead, Al Glover, Chris Rounds, Tony Neubauer, Anthony Macki, Tom Perez, Travis ...

Southwestern Coasts Past Frewsburg

FREWSBURG — Behind Izzy Bursch, Southwestern built up a big lead in the first half and rolled to a 69-28 non-league girls basketball win over Frewsburg. Bursch scored all 11 of her points, including three 3-pointers, in the first half as the once-beaten Trojans took a 37-16 halftime edge ...

Brooke Adams, assistant elementary/high school principal at Southwestern Central School, left, is congratulated by Molly Moore, the director of instructional services, at a surprise assembly at the elementary school on Thursday morning. The celebration was in honor of Adams trip to Japan where she’ll run in the Tokyo Marathon next week, which completes her World Marathon Majors odyssey.
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Running Rewarded

The faculty, staff and students at Southwestern Elementary School had a surprise game plan in the making to honor one of their own since last month, but even principal Matt Langworthy wasn’t sure it could be executed. At least not easily. Six weeks is a long time to hold a ...

The Jamestown Raiders enter tonight’s hockey playoff game against Iroquois/Alden with a 15-1-1 record.
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Raiders’ Postseason Run Continues

Now riding the momentum of an 8-1 win against Olean on Sunday to begin the Mixed School postseason, the Jamestown Raiders hockey team is keeping its eyes on the prize this week. When the Raiders took stock of their aspirations before ever hitting the ice this season, there was near universal ...

Dunkirk’s Osula Punches Ticket To State Meet

AMHERST — Swimmers took to the pool on the campus of the State University at Buffalo for Section VI swimming and diving preliminary action on Thursday. Dunkirk’s Bill Osula has finally hit the state-qualifying mark in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.17, as he finished sixth and ...

Gowanda Girls Claim Section VI Class D Title Bowling Championship

CHEEKTOWAGA — Orchard Park was able to claim a Section VI large school and Class A girls bowling title at Airport Lanes on Thursday thanks to a linescore of 865-921-891-988-1,016-876-5,557. Cheektowaga picked up the small school team title with a line of 809-871-850-786-800-829-4,945, ...

VanArsdale Rolls 745 Series To Lead Area Bowling Action At JBC

Justin VanArsdale led the way in the Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Hall of Fame Classic at Jamestown Bowling Company with a 745 series on games of 244-257-244 for Boyle’s Auto Sales on Thursday night. Mark Blasdell was the runner-up with a 268-235-235-738 for John Nelson ...

Barmore Leads Panama Over Portville; Card Lifts Trojans Past Salamanca

PORTVILLE — Panama was able to improve to 11-9 overall on the road Thursday after a 71-63 non-league boys basketball win over Portville (3-17) The Panthers were led by 22 points and 10 rebounds from Cameron Barmore while Dominic Spontaneo chipped in 16 points. Tom Delahoy added 10 rebounds ...

Comedy-gymnastics

Flyers Gymnastics To Host Second Annual Comedy Classic

FALCONER — Flyers Gymnastics will host the second annual Comedy Classic gymnastics meet Saturday and Sunday. This event is a sanctioned Junior Olympic and Xcel State Qualifier for New York and will have gymnasts competing from Pennsylvania, Syracuse, Fredonia and the Buffalo ...

Jamestown CC’s Averi Parker is defended by Mercyhurst North East’s Will Jackson during their NJCAA Region 3 Division II men’s basketball game Wednesday night at the Physical Education Complex.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

Overtime Breakdown

Jamestown Community College had the guts to undo a sloppy defensive first half with a comeback in regulation time at the Physical Education Complex on Wednesday night, but all that hard work was undone in the closing seconds of overtime when Tahjmere Jones was able to hit Andrew Ajilore with ...

Jamestown CC’s Emilee Sperry looks to make a play during an NJCAA Region 3 Division II women’s basketball game against Mercyhurst North East on Wednesday evening at the Physical Education Complex.
P-J photo by Valory S. Isaacson

Rodenbaugh Pours In 27 As JCC Women Breeze To Win

After dropping an NJCAA Region 3 Division II game to Niagara County CC on Jan. 31, Jamestown Community College seems to be finding its groove again. Freshman Alexis Rodenbaugh had 27 points and eight steals as the Jayhawks forced 41 Mercyhurst North East turnovers en route to a 94-57 win ...

At right, Jamestown’s Marcus Rojas looks to the basket during the Red Raiders’ ECIC Division 1 game against Williamsville North on Wednesday night in Williamsville.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Rojas’ Performance Goes For Naught

WILLIAMSVILLE — Marcus Rojas had one of his best games of the season Wednesday night. Unfortunately for Jamestown, he didn’t have enough help from his friends. Playing with an ankle injury that put his status in doubt until the opening tip, the senior forward nevertheless poured in ...