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High Marks

Jim Riggs was an avid golfer. For more than 50 years, the late Post-Journal sports editor spent his spring, summer and fall weekday mornings, weather permitting, playing the “gentleman’s game” at his beloved Chautauqua Golf Club. Me? I haven’t played a round of golf in 30 ...

Headed To Mercyhurst NE

Southwestern senior Ashley Lundmark, seated middle, signs her letter of intent to attend Mercyhurst North East to study physical therapy and compete on the women’s soccer team in the fall. Ashley is flanked by her parents Jon and Laverne and sisters Allison and Alexis. Standing, from the ...

NJCAA Division III Tournament Qualifiers

Team — Butler County Community College (Butler, Pennsylvania) Tucker Skerbetz, Carmen Oliva, Noah Morgan, Tyler Johnson, Luke Ostermeyer — Cayuga Community College (Auburn, New York) Hunter Hubel, EJ Townsend, Ryan Chalupnicki, Cody Helmer, John Rice, Matt Micglire (alternate) — ...

Section VI Class C Baseball Title Game Set For Today

Frewsburg and Falconer are scheduled to play their Section VI Class C baseball championship game at 6 p.m. today at Diethrick Park. The game was originally scheduled to be played at 3 p.m. Saturday, but moved due to a threatening afternoon and evening weather forecast. Brocton beat ...

Afternoon Rain Postpones Racing At Stateline Again

BUSTI — An afternoon deluge of rain has forced Stateline Speedway to postpone the Paula Southwell Memorial. Officials are working on rescheduling this event. Stateline Speedway on Kortwright Road in Busti has been in continuous operation since 1956 and is currently owned by Jim and Jean ...

Trap Leagues

In the Chautauqua County Trap League, Celoron downed Carroll, 343-330, and Randolph topped Busti, 340-338. Perfect 50s were scored by Kris Badjo, Jerry Martin and Kenton Knopp. The high junior was Kris Badjo with a 50, the high sub junior was Mason Kraft with a 44, the high lady was Rose ...

It’s Showtime

Flyers Gymnastics is set to host its annual shows this week. Instructional classes will be showcasing their gymnastic routines in a Minion Mayhem-themed event. Shows will be held Monday through Friday, and Saturday morning, and different classes will be performing with gymnasts ranging in age ...

Learn-To-Row Session Scheduled For June 8

The Chautauqua Lake high school rowing team is hosting a free, one-day, learn-to-row session for student-athletes on Saturday, June 8, starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. Eligible athletes are those students in grades 7-11 during the current 2018-19 school year. The training sessions ...

Today’s Muskie Hunter Needs To Learn A New Skill

The story of catch and release goes back almost 40 years. In 1971 catch-and-release was introduced to the world. The following year, the first bass catch-and release bass tournament was held in Florida. Fishing has been the same ever since. Catch and release has transformed fishing like ...

Golf Leagues

Tom Tantillo won the annual Flag Day Tournament at Moon Brook Country Club with a 65 net after having seven strokes to start around the course again. His final shot finished 33 feet from the pin on his 20th hole of the day. ——— Tom Calalesina, Sandy Calalesina, Todd Patric and ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE The muskie bite is hot and heavy for casting anglers. The flats off Mayville and Lakewood Bar have been producing with top water baits. While walleye anglers are still finding “eyes” along the weed lines, working worm harnesses and stickbaits, casting stickbaits and ...

Auer, Adams Lead Field At Bemus Point 5K

BEMUS POINT — Brooke Adams was the overall female winner and Peter Auer was the overall men’s winner at the Bemus Point 5K run last weekend. Auer finished in 18:42.46 and Adams was just behind at 19:03.45. Madison Hill was the top finisher in the girls 14-and-under category with a time ...

Three-Way Tie At Memorial Day Scramble

BEMUS POINT — The Bemus Point Golf and Tap House held its annual Memorial Day Scramble on May 26. Three teams tied for first place with a score of 11-under 61. Winning first place by way of a playoff was the team of Scott Crist, Tom Crist, Sean McCaffrey and Brett Santilli. Finishing in ...

Southern Tier Basketball Camp Sign-Ups Open

PANAMA — The 2019 Southern Tier Basketball Camps will be held in early July at Panama Central School. The girls camp will run Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12 while the boys camp will be the following week, from Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19. The camps are open to girls ...

Swanson Finishes Fourth At WNYPGA Event

ERIE, Pa. — Michael O’Connor of The Kahkwa Club and Rob Krajewski of Glen Oak Golf Course tied for the lead with even-par 72 during the Western New York PGA’s stop at Lawrence Park Golf Course. Pinehurst GC’s Ryan Swanson was tied for fourth at plus-3 75, Lakewood Golf Center’s Pat ...

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS

BASEBALL CLASS AA Quarterfinals Tuesday Clarence 13, Lancaster 0 Jamestown 2, Lockport 2 Orchard Park 7, Niagara Falls 3 Frontier 1, Williamsville North 0 Semifinals Thursday Frontier 9, Jamestown 6 Clarence 9, Orchard Park 1 Final Saturday Frontier 3, Clarence 1, suspended bottom ...

Showcase Efforts

WILLIAMSVILLE — Two Falconer/Cassadaga Valley athletes finished atop the podium in their respective Division 2 events Friday, the first day of the Section VI Track & Field Championships state qualifier at Williamsville South High School. Bryce Baglia captured the boys 800 meters with ...

‘Nothing Better Than Competitive Golf’

Fifteen of the area’s most accomplished golfers will make the trip south to Akeley, Pennsylvania on Sunday morning for the 30th annual Jim Riggs Memorial Champions hosted by Cable Hollow Golf Course. The stroke-play tournament field includes the men’s scratch club champions from all of ...

Family Golf Tourney Scheduled For June 8

The Lakewood YMCA will honor the late Chris Elliot at the annual Family Golf Tournament at Chautauqua Point Golf Course on June 8. Elliot was president of the Chautauqua Point Golf Course, and was an avid golfer himself, having played for Coastal Carolina University and qualified for the New ...

Baseball, Softball Roundup

JAMESTOWN CAL RIPKEN 9-10 DIVISION Lions Club defeated Jock Shop, 5-2. Winning pitcher Carter Rizzuto struck out nine batters in three innings and gave up just one hit before being relieved by Ryan Engquist, who also fanned nine and surrendered two hits for the save. Engquist helped his ...