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Area native Mark Weaver is pictured with his Kung-Fu Master of the Year award from the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame that he received Saturday at a seminar/banquet in Jamaica, New York.
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Local Man’s Martial Arts Resume Is Growing

In 1976, area native Mark Weaver began to gravitate toward martial arts. He developed a passion for it and continued to improve and hone his skills in several different systems. More than 40 years later, Weaver has put together a remarkable martial arts resume. Consider just a few of his ...

Kevin Crescenzi of the Jamestown Jackals drives to the hoop during Sunday’s exhibition game against the Rochester Area All-Stars at Jamestown Community College.
P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Davis Shines, Leads Jackals To Win

Christian Davis turned in quite a performance Sunday afternoon at the Physical Education Complex on the campus of Jamestown Community College. The 6-foot-3 guard from Ellenwood, Georgia poured in 37 points to lead the Jamestown Jackals to a 131-125 victory over the Rochester Area All-Stars in ...

Panama Assistant Coach Is Accustomed To Final Four Trips

TROY — Mel Swanson may have coached the final girls basketball game of his historic career last month at Sherman, but his legacy will likely live on for years in the Southern Tier. One example is Kristin Rowan. The Panama assistant coach has now been head coach Jeff Angeletti’s ...

NYSPHSAA BASKETBALL

BOYS Far West Regionals Saturday at Rush-Henrietta High School March 11 Class AA V-Fairport 63, VI-Niagara Falls 32 Class A V-Irondequoit 65, VI-North Tonawanda 41 Class B VI-Health Sciences 50, V-Mynderse 47 Class C V-Northstar Christian 77, VI-Chautauqua Lake 70 Class ...

From the left, Panama assistant coach Kristin Rowan and head coach Jeff Angeletti celebrate in the closing moments of Saturday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D semifinal basketball game at Hudson Valley Community College. The Lady Panthers defeated South Kortright, 48-43.
P-J photo by Deb Bailey

One Step Closer

TROY — All season, Panama has followed the motto “Unfinished Business.” This morning the Panthers will get their chance to finish that business. The Section VI champions held South Kortright to just 12 second-half points on 5-of-21 shooting, and two late buckets from senior Nicole ...

Kelsey Johnson, left, and Brittany Lenart cheer on the Lady Panthers on Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College.
Photo by Deb Bailey

Heuvelton Stands Between Lady Panthers And State Title … Again

TROY — For three straight years, the Panama Panthers’ belief in themselves has carried them to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D Final Four. Two years ago, a Brittany Lenart-led Panama team lost to Section X champion Heuvelton, led by state Class D Player ...

West Virginia basketball players celebrate in the closing moments of their 83-71 win over Notre Dame in a second-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday in Buffalo.
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Guard Trio Sends West Virginia Past Irish, Into Sweet 16

BUFFALO — Coming out of Proviso East High School, Jevon Carter was ranked as one of the top 75 guards in the senior class by ESPN. During that 2013-14 season, he averaged 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals per game on his way to earning “special mention” on the ...

Photos by Chris Blakeslee

YMCA 3-On-3 Tourney Continues

The Jamestown Area YMCA 3-on-3 basketball tournament continued Saturday at the Lakewood Y. The tournament, which will conclude today, is sponsored by Signature Paving and Sealcoating, GPATTI Development of WNY LCC, Cricket Wireless, Media One Group, Kwik Fill, Team VP/ERA Real Estate, ...

Lakers Fall To Cortland In State Tourney

AMHERST — The Jamestown Lakers Pee Wee “A” team was eliminated from advancing in the New York State Tournament on Saturday, falling to the Cortland Flames, 4-3. Cortland, which will now move on to the semifinal round, scored its first goal on a power play in the first period and added ...

YMCA Hoops

MEN’S LEAGUE Dave Sherman scored 32 points, Ryan Mangine had 27 and Floyd Austin added 14 as Cricket Wireless defeated Henry James, 84-70. Jake Edson tossed in 27 points and Larry Heeter added 14 in a losing cause. — — — Thanks to a shot at the buzzer by Brad Johnson, West Herr ...

NYSPHSAA BASKETBALL

BOYS Far West Regionals Saturday at Rush-Henrietta High School March 11 Class AA V-Fairport 63, VI-Niagara Falls 32 Class A V-Irondequoit 65, VI-North Tonawanda 41 Class B VI-Health Sciences 50, V-Mynderse 47 Class C V-Northstar Christian 77, VI-Chautauqua Lake 70 Class ...

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

It’s no secret good hunting ground is getting hard to come by these days. What I have also discovered is that the majority of huntable property in our part of the world is done in smaller sections — less than 100 acres. Now there are probably many reason for this, but I feel one of the ...

Tenzing Offers New Backpack For Run-And-Gun Hunters

Great hunting is where you find it, and sometimes, it’s just a short distance from the house, camp or truck. Hunters headed for the stand, blind or back 40 don’t always want or need a large hunting pack. They need a secure place to keep essential hunting gear and supplies meticulously ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE The lake has a thin ice covering with significant snow cover on top. The ice is not safe. LAKE ERIE AND TRIBS For the first time this year, Cattaraugus Creek has been at a fishable level this week. However, any rain or significant snowmelt will have the Catt on the rise ...

Pool Leagues

Jackie Harrison delivered a 24 when The House That Jack Built defeated Dugan’s Tavern II, 106-99, in the Monday Night Women’s Pool League’s 23rd week. Lorrie Mabee shot as 24 as Frewsburg Hotel downed Dugan’s Tavern, 113-91; and Waddington’s Tavern beat Puzzle Lounge I, ...

YMCA Volleyball

COED LEAGUE Ben Whitney was the Most Valuable Player when Hit Faced downed Age Doesn’t Matter, 28-27, 20-25, 21-20. Jessie DeAngelo was the MVP in defeat. — — — Led by MVP Jenny Propheter, No Bones topped the Citadel, 25-21, 25-15, 21-10. Ryan Case earned the MVP in the ...

The Fredonia Lady Hillbillies pose for a team photo Friday afternoon after falling to Irvington of Section I in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College.
Photo courtesy of Section VI

‘Amazing’ Run

TROY — Fredonia traveled to Troy with big dreams after winning the first Far West Regional banner in school history. But a poor first half proved too much to overcome as the Hillbillies fell to Irvington, 69-57, in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B ...

Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle, center, is flanked by Zoya Katta, left, the recipient of the NYSPHSAA Sportsmanship Award; and Katie Price, NYSPHSAA Class B All-Tournament Team choice.
Photo courtesy of Section VI

Price Steps Up In Big Way On NY State’s Biggest Basketball Stage

TROY — Katie Price had the game of her life Friday afternoon. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get Fredonia past Irvington in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B semifinals. Price scored a career-high 29 points, including 20 in the third quarter alone, to ...

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Quite A Sendoff

Panama Central School girls basketball coach Jeff Angeletti slaps hands with students and faculty as the team leaves the school Friday morning for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D Tournament at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. The Lady Panthers will ...

The Jamestown Pee Wee A hockey team posted a 1-1 record Friday on the first day of the state tournament.
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Lakers Pee Wee ‘A’ Team Splits Pair On 1st Day

AMHERST — The Jamestown Lakers Pee Wee A hockey team were 1-1 on the first day of the New York State Tournament on Friday. In the first game, the Saranac Lake Storm prevailed, 7-5, as the Lakers got off to a slow start and found themselves down 3-1 at the end of the first period. Jed ...