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Flip The Script

ORCHARD PARK — Franklinville/Ellicottville was the darling of Class D this season, running the table to a perfect 7-0 regular-season record and seemingly having their way with every opponent on their schedule, including Maple Grove in Week 3. With a Section VI championship on the line ...

Maple Grove Boys, Girls Teams Run To Class D Titles

BEMUS POINT — Although the temperatures left most people bundled up against the chill, Steve Matteson stood near the finish line of the Section VI Cross Country Championships at mid-afternoon Friday sporting a long-sleeved T-shirt and shorts. The smile on his face made it quite clear, ...

Hitting On All Cylinders, Panama Claims Another Crown

BROCTON — A host of issues have threatened to derail Panama’s return journey toward a shot at a second consecutive New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D volleyball championship, with injuries and illnesses piling up at inconvenient times throughout the ...

Yuchnitz Makes Panama History

BUFFALO — Karianne Yuchnitz made history Friday night at Erie Community College’s Burt Flickinger Center as she swam a time of 23.97 in the 50-yard freestyle to earn the first-ever individual Section VI championship for Panama. Joining Yuchnitz in the record books were Panama 200-yard ...

Xpress Fall To Metro Jets; Teams Meet Again Today

The Southern Tier Xpress failed to move above .500 for the season Friday night, losing to the Metro Jets, 8-2, in North American Tier III Hockey League East Division action at Northwest Arena. The only goal in the first period was scored by Metro’s Kyle Gierman with assists from Jeremy ...

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS

Section VI Football Playoffs CLASS AA Quarterfinals Friday, Oct. 20 Lancaster 35, Hutch-Tech 0 Williamsville North 35, Bennett 6 Niagara Falls 22, Orchard Park 17 Jamestown 53, Clarence 52, 2OT Semifinals Friday, Oct. 27 Lancaster 61, Jamestown 12 Williamsville North ...

YMCA Floor Hockey

ADULT LEAGUE Corey Alm scored four goals, Dan Courtney had two goals and Shawn Whitmer scored one goal as White trimmed Sky, 7-1. Matt Kessler scored for Sky to break up Mark O’Neill’s shutout. Mat Cardinale was the losing goalie. ——— Black nipped Red, 4-3, with Carl Liuzzo, ...

Colburn’s 703 Leads Area Bowling

Bill Colburn shot a 241-703 for Townline Auto and Matt Erickson rolled a 237-227-676 for Crescent Inn in the Friday Night Bel-View League at Jamestown Bowling Company. Harry Jones delivered a 213-224-225-662 in the Senior Coffee Bowl at JBC. Jamestown Bowling Company: Senior Coffee Bowl — ...

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Tompkins-Cortland CC (82) Weekes 11 2-5 26, Baker 4 3-3 11, Anterior 7 3-4 17, Smith 0 0-0 0, Magas 5 3-4 13, Brown 0 0-0 0, Berry 3 1-2 7, Griffith 0 0-0 0, Simpson 1 1-2 3, J. Baron 0 0-0 0, Santiago Jr. 0 0-0 0, Cofield 1 1-2 3. Totals 32 14-22 82. JCC (91) Williams 3 3-5 12, ...

Familiar Foes

ORCHARD PARK — They say that history is written by the victors, and in the world of Section VI Class C football it has been North No. 1 Cleveland Hill that has had the power of the pen for the past two seasons. However, at noon Saturday, South No. 1 Southwestern (7-2) will finally get ...

Red Dragons, Titans To Decide Class D Crown Tonight

ORCHARD PARK — Back in Week 3, Franklinville/Ellicottville handed Maple Grove its lone loss of the season, 26-6, on Dutch Hollow Road. Although early season perfect records were on the line that night, both teams knew there would likely be a matchup later in the season with much more on ...

Sperry, Lynn Help JCC Women Get Off To Fine Start In Opener

If this year’s NJCAA Division III basketball season goes anything like Thursday night’s home opener at the Physical Education Complex, then things are going to work out just fine for the Jamestown Community College women’s team, which rolled to a 76-55 win over Tompkins Cortland CC in ...

YMCA Jets Open Their 86th Season

On Oct. 21, the Jamestown YMCA Jets kicked off their 86th season with a victory over the Oil City YMCA. The Jets hosted their first meet of the season at Jamestown High School and had over 60 of their swimmers compete. The Jets won the meet and in the process posted 21 District times from 11 ...

Overo Shines, Jayhawks Post 91-82 Victory Over Panthers

Two years ago, Williams Overo played very little off the bench for Jamestown Community College men’s basketball coach George Sisson. That doesn’t figure to be a problem this season. Williams poured in 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Jayhawks to a 91-82 NJCAA ...

Colburn’s Big Night Leads Area Bowling

Ryan Colburn fired a 258-231-258-757 to lead the Dave Warren Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Hall of Fame Scratch Doubles at Jamestown Bowling Company on Thursday night. Colburn was bowling for Scott Tree Ex., as was teammate Josh Volk, who fired a 279-268-748. Alex Foti hit a 269-224-255-749 for ...

Cassadaga Valley Falls In C-2 Volleyball Finale

BROCTON — The second-seeded Portville Lady Panthers volleyball team defeated the top-seed, Cassadaga Valley, three sets to none (25-22, 25-17, 25-7) in the Section VI Class C-2 championship Thursday night at Brocton Central School for the second year in a row. The game began very evenly ...

Section VI Playoffs

Section VI Football Playoffs CLASS AA Final Friday, Nov. 3 at New Era Field No. 2 Williamsville North vs. No. 1 Lancaster, 8 p.m. CLASS A Final Saturday, Nov. 4 at New Era Field No. 2N South Park vs. No.1S West Seneca West, 6:30 p.m. CLASS B Final Saturday, Nov. 4 at New ...

ZAK Attack

ORCHARD PARK — Zak Trim’s helmet must have hundreds of stories to tell. One look at the Maple Grove middle linebacker’s headwear tells you he isn’t like the other players on the field. Something is either just a little bit off with Trim ... or with opposing offenses that continue ...

Wells Excited For Jayhawks’ Season To Begin

A half-hour before practice earlier this week, Travis Wells sat down in a classroom adjacent to the gymnasium at the Physical Education Complex at Jamestown Community College, took a look at a sheet of paper that contained the roster of the Jayhawks’ women’s basketball team and ...

Post-Journal Players of the Week

GIRLS SOCCER Maddie Sohl Frewsburg Maddie Sohl scored two goals and added an assist to help the Bears rally from a 2-0 halftime deficit on their way to a 3-2 victory over Ellicottville in a Section VI Class D semifinal victory over Ellicottville last Monday. BOYS SOCCER Nathan ...