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Softball Champs

A-Bat repeated as A Division softball playoff champions by winning six of seven games. In the front row, from the left, are Sean Rizzo, Tyler Jones, Manny Sanchez, Sean Chapman, Steve Trapani and Ryan Adams. In the back row are Ryan Anderson, Nick Ahlstrom, Bill Tolbert, Andy Kerr, Doug ...

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BROOKS IN BIG 30 GAME Ben Brooks, a recent graduate of Southwestern Central School, was a member of the New York team and played center in the 44th annual Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic at Parkway Field in Bradford, Pa. on Saturday night. Brooks’ name was inadvertently left out of a ...

Collins Finds Victory Lane On Sprint Tour Night At Stateline

BUSTI — Jared Zimbardi appeared to be on his way to a clean sweep of the two Patriot Sprints Tour 2017 season visits at Stateline Speedway. Steve Collins had other plans. Collins passed Zimbardi in lapped traffic and never looked back, claiming victory on the Busti one-third mile dirt ...

Guard From Philly Will Join Bonnies For 2017-18 Season

ST. BONAVENTURE — Izaiah Brockington, a 6-foot-4 guard from Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, has signed a grant-in-aid to join the St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball team, head coach Mark Schmidt has announced. Brockington will be eligible for the 2017-18 season and ...

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MBCC Champion

For the first time, Esther Savage captured the Emily O’Neill Ladies Championship at Moon Brook Country Club. Savage, above left, defeated Libby Nord, Pam Shay and Sally Scalise, above right, en route to the title. Scalise was the runner-up with Shay and June Scheira being the semifinalists. ...

Jamestown’s Cory Blessing delivers to the plate during Game 2 of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series at Diethrick Park on Monday night. The Ohio University right-hander worked 6.1 innings, gave up three hits and struck out four to help the Jammers to a 5-2 victory over Mohawk Valley.
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Blessing, Conti Lift Jammers Into Winner-Take-All Game 3 Tonight

The Jamestown Jammers certainly didn’t need a miracle Monday night. But they sure couldn’t turn down a blessing. Cory Blessing (Ohio University) threw 6.1 innings of three-hit baseball, striking out four while not walking a batter as Jamestown beat Mohawk Valley, 5-2, in Game 2 of ...

Ditcher Finishes Second At Men’s Amateur At Bartlett

ST. BONAVENTURE – St. Bonaventure University sophomore Nolan Ditcher finished runner-up in last weekend’s Southwestern New York-Northwestern Pennsylvania Men’s Amateur to complete a strong week of play for the Bonnies golf team. Ditcher, a Randolph Central School graduate, was defeated ...

Holden Wins RUSH Modified At Eriez

HAMMETT, Pa. — A warm, sunny sky greeted Eriez competitors and fans for the RUSH Modified special Sunday. Although some rain was felt during the final feature, all events were run in their entirety. The Rush Modifieds had their first-ever appearance at Eriez with weekly series points ...

Asquith Senior Tour Visits Union City CC

UNION CITY, Pa. — David Young continued to lead the White A Flight with a 74 gross in the Asquith Senior Golf Tour on Monday at Union City Country Club. Randy Carlson was first in White A Flight with plus nine followed by Young with a plus six and Bob Gervasi with a plus three. Dave ...

Youth Soccer

JAYS U-6 BOYS Blake Hallex scored both goals as the Purple Timbits prevailed, 2-0, over the Yellow Timbits. The goalies for the Purple Timbits were Patrick Tyler, Luca Mistretta, Brayden Hughes and Liam Olson. In the loss, Sonnie Mason, E’Marion Bishop, Max Miley and Jackson Reeves were ...

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Pro-Am Winners

Lon Nielson, PGA professional from Orchard Park, shot a 5-under par 65 to win individual professional honors at the Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro-Am at Holiday Valley Resort on Monday. Dwayne Randall of Peek’n Peak Resort was second with 68 and Kirk Stauffer of Pine Acres Country Club ...

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Stephen’s Run Winners

A small crowd gathered for a good cause on Sunday morning at Long Point State Park. From the left are Kristin Kelemen, who was the first female to cross the finish line, and Devyn Chase, who was the first male to finish the 6K Stephen’s Run. The proceeds from this run go to the Stephen ...

Jamestown’s Nick Bernick, right, races past Mohawk Valley catcher Clay Koniencki to score the Jammers’ only run in their 11-1 loss to the DiamondDawgs in Game 1 of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series at Veterans Memorial Park in Little Falls on Sunday night.
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Jammers Suffer 11-1 Loss To Mohawk Valley In Game 1

LITTLE FALLS — The Jamestown Jammers have their backs against the wall going into Game 2 of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series tonight after a listless 11-1 loss to the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs at Veterans Memorial Park on Sunday. Mohawk Valley led 1-0 ...

From the left are Frewsburg’s Cordell O’Brien and Caleb Caldwell.
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Locals Shine At Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic

BRADFORD, Pa. — Football players from Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties were well-represented at the 44th annual Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic on Saturday night at Parkway Field. The football game, which pits recently graduated seniors from New York and Pennsylvania, was won by the ...

At left, 18-year-old Daylon Swearingen, who just turned pro three weeks ago, receives his Montana Silversmith spurs from Gerry Rodeo chairman Tom Atwell for winning the bareback bronc competition.
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Swearingen Highlights Fine Week At Rodeo

GERRY — The Gerry Volunteer Fire Department closed the gates on its 73rd annual professional rodeo with a number of memorable highlights for the four performances. The more than 250 cowboys and cowgirls from 34 states and the $78,000 in prize money were both new records for this event. ...

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‘Day With The Bonnies’ Set

The St. Bonaventure University basketball program is returning to the area next month with its “Play with the Bonnies” Day at the Lakewood YMCA. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 16, the event will feature games and skills competitions with members of both the men’s and women’s ...

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Gladiators Claim Championship

The 10-and-under Gladiators travel baseball team, coached by Troy Bouckhuyt, closed out its season by winning the Fredonia Bandits Invitational Baseball Tournament, which ran last Thursday through Saturday. The Gladiators played in close, competitive games all tournament and exploded in the ...

Clymer/Sherman/Panama’s Justin Svetz finished fifth in the Division II pentathlon at the New York State Public High School Track & Field Championships this spring.
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C/S/P’s Svetz Does It All As Top Local Pentathlete

Justin Svetz has starred throughout his high school career in many different sports. From the gridiron, to the basketball court, to the track, Svetz has always had a knack for displaying his immense athleticism and versatility and this past spring was no different. As a member of ...

Southwestern boys track & field coach Jay Sirianni led the Trojans to their first undefeated season since 1995.
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Sirianni Shares High Expectations With Father

Heading into the season, Southwestern boys track and field coach Jay Sirianni had high expectations for the Trojans. “Looking at the kids we had coming back, we had a solid senior class,” Sirianni explained, “and we had some younger kids, some freshmen. ... We knew that we had the ...

LeBaron Takes Golden Cougars Back To The Top Of League

When it comes to girls track teams throughout the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association, arguably no team was more impressive this past spring than the Falconer/Cassadaga Valley Lady Golden Cougars. Rachael Ward (pole vault) and Amber Morrison (shot put and discus) both qualified for ...