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Gulas Was One Of Region’s Finest Softball Coaches

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article highlighting another career milestone for 2018 Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Sheilah (Lingenfelter) Gulas appeared in The Post-Journal on Feb. 3, 2017. Joining Gulas in the induction class are Dick Cole, Curt Fischer, Lori Franchina, the late Jim ...

T’Birds Win Waste Management Tourney

YORKSHIRE — Jesse Zenns had 17 points and nine rebounds on her way to being named tournament Most Valuable Player as Chautauqua Lake won the Waste Management Tournament at Pioneer on Sunday with a 61-36 victory over West Seneca West. Zenns had 18 points and 12 rebounds in the ...

Torres, Penhollow Take Over At No. 1

A pair of Falconer/Cassadaga Valley wrestlers took over No. 1 rankings at their respective weight classes from the Wrestling Review of Western New York after impressive showings at Saturday’s Patrick J. Morales Tournament. Senior Dan Torres took over the top spot at 160 pounds after beating ...

Xpress Take Second Straight In Wooster

WOOSTER, Ohio — The Southern Tier Xpress completed a weekend sweep of Wooster on Sunday, beating the Oilers, 8-4, at Alice Noble Ice Arena. Nick Wilcox got the Xpress (12-19-0) on the board at 7:19 of the first period with his seventh goal of the season from Michael Keller and Brian Grant ...

Franklinville/Ellicottville quarterback Brock Blecha threw for 1,308 yards and 15 touchdowns while running for 619 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle

Blecha Does It All

At the start of the 2016 season, Franklinville/Ellicottville football coach Chad Bartoszek knew two things that he could count on from his new quarterback Brock Blecha. Then a junior, Blecha had already spent his sophomore year leading the Titans defense at middle linebacker, and was emerging ...

Jamestown’s Seth MacTavish, top, wrestles Derek Ecklund of Westfield/Ripley/Chautauqua Lake during the Patrick J. Morales Tournament on Saturday night.
P-J photo by Jay Young

Harborcreek Wins Title; Falconer/CV Is Second

FALCONER — Due to Friday night’s inclement winter weather, several wrestling teams hoping to make the trip to Falconer for the Patrick J. Morales Tournament were unable to attend, but the loss did nothing to dampen the atmosphere on Saturday as Harborcreek was able to take home the team ...

Westfield’s Sean Horr and Maple Grove’s Zach Fischer battle for a rebound during Saturday’s non-league basketball game at Jamestown Community College.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle

Westfield Trims MG; Beatman Lifts Sherman

The Westfield Wolverines basketball team came away with a narrow 64-60 victory over the Maple Grove Red Dragons in a non-league game. The contest was close the entire way until Westfield (6-4, 2-2) finally outlasted the Red Dragons, thanks to clutch free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter. ...

Slow Start To Second Half Costs Bonnies

KINGSTON, R.I. — A slow start to the second half cost St. Bonaventure on Saturday as the Bonnies lost at Rhode Island 87-73. Playing on the home floor of the Atlantic 10’s lone unbeaten team in conference play, the Bonnies trailed 42-39 after an evenly played first half. But the Rams ...

Ruff’s 30 Points Not Enough For St. Bonaventure Women

PHILADELPHIA — Saturday afternoon saw a seesaw battle between the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team and La Salle at Tom Gola Arena, but unfortunately for the Bonnies, it would be the Explorers who claimed the final swing of momentum for a 66-63 victory. Senior Mariah Ruff posted a ...

Archery Trade Association Show 2018

The 2018 ATA Show kicked off at this past week in Indianapolis, and eager industry buyers, sellers and media members were immediately greeted by ominous sights and sounds coming from hundreds of the hunting industry’s manufacturers. ATA is a must stop for any serious hunting manufacturer, ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Due to the recent warm weather then quick nip in temperature, anglers are reporting unsafe ice in spots on Chautauqua Lake. LAKE ERIE AND TRIBUTARIES There is a region-wide blowout in process. All Lake Erie tributaries are high and muddy with ice jams in lower sections of ...

Xpress Upend Wooster, 4-1

WOOSTER, Ohio — Four different players scored goal as the Southern Tier Xpress (11-19) defeated the Wooster Oilers, 4-1, in the North American Tier III Hockey League on Saturday night at the Alice Noble Ice Arena. Michael Keller and Tristan Mock each scored their sixth goal of the season in ...

Truver Rolls 290-704 At JBC

Eric Truver had the high single and the high series in the Bel-View East League at Jamestown Bowling Company on Friday night. Truver rolled a booming 290 single en route to a 704 for Townline Auto in the Bel-View East League at JBC. Andy Territo had a 255 in the same league. Jamestown ...

YMCA Basketball

The Jamestown Warriors defeated Jamestown Blue, 33-18, and Panama, 32-29, in a 3rd- and 4th-grade doubleheader. Jamestown Grey defeated Southwestern 41-32. ——— Frewsburg defeated Maple Grove, 38-22, in the 5th- and 6th-grade division. Donte James led the Jamestown Raiders with 16 ...

Edinboro quarterback Jake Sisson has been selected to play in this weekend's Dream Bowl.
Photo courtesy of Edinboro University

‘Dream’ Scenario

Jake Sisson needs no introduction in these parts to those who follow football. All he did at Jamestown High School during his senior season was throw for 3,184 yards and 33 touchdowns, and rush for 723 yards and 24 more TDs. Those numbers earned him Post-Journal and Western New York Player ...

Jamestown’s Andrew Pumford was named to the New York State Sportswriters Association’s Class AA All-State football team Friday.
P-J file photo by Chad Ecklof

Turzillo, Pumford Earn All-State Nods

The New York State Sportswriters Association released its All-State football selections for Class AA and Class A on Friday, with Section VI being well represented. After finishing the year at 5-4, Jamestown offensive lineman Noah Turzillo was named to the Fourth-Team offense in Class ...

Frewsburg Soccer Club To Hold Tryouts

FREWSBURG — The Frewsburg Soccer Club is holding open tryouts for competitive spring travel on Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at the Frewsburg Central School new gym at 26 Institute St. The fee is $10 which includes both sessions. Thus far a Coed U-9 is in place along ...

YMCA Volleyball

CO-ED LEAGUE Lacey Moore was the Most Valuable Player when Swat turned back Age Doesn’t Matter, 23-25, 25-16, 21-17. Ella Smith was the MVP in a losing cause. ——— MVP Tauron Smith led the way as Sets On The Beach beat Bail Out, 25-17, 25-13, 21-13. Colin Lodestro was the MVP ...

Cattaraugus County Sports HOF Seeks Nominations

The 16th annual Cattaraugus County Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Little Valley Legion beginning at 6 pm. Nominations for this year’s inductees can be emailed to Mark Benton at hidibenton@aol.com or submitted by calling 532-4053. The deadline is ...