Local Sports

Pool Leagues

Six players recorded perfect scores in Week 15 of the Monday Night Women’s Pool League. Finishing with 24s were Jane VanDevender and Mindy Hall of Dugan’s Tavern; Loretta Emke of Frewsburg Hotel and Stefanie Anderson of Puzzle Lounge; and Wilma Farrington and Sue Schultz of Waddington’s ...

YMCA Coed Soccer Champs

The Blue team defeated Orange, 8-2, to win the Shults Auto Group Lakewood Family YMCA Coed Indoor Soccer League championship. Geoff Lesch-Wragge, Raymond Amborski and Dan Lane each scored two goals for the winners, while teammates Zachary Camarata and Jamie Sacilowski each had one. Jerome Lee ...

Best In The Area

The quality of high school soccer can be measured in any number of ways, but when it comes to separating teams and players that are truly a cut above the rest — passing is the metric. Well-balanced teams and talented players can often compile strong records and impressive stats by using ...

Franchina’s Focus Places Her Among Area’s Greatest

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on 2018 Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Lori Franchina ran in The Post-Journal on May 14,1993. Since this story appeared, Franchina’s athletic/coaching accomplishments have packed her personal resume to full and overflowing, a testament to her ...

Carlson’s Career Ends With Prolific Season

With less than a minute remaining in the Section VI Class C girls championship game at Dunkirk’s Karl Hoeppner Field, Adri Carlson had the ball on her foot. The Maple Grove senior was quite a distance away from the goal and at a relatively poor angle, but it was a shot she had taken many ...

Southwestern Doesn’t Miss A Beat In Deering’s First Year

New coaches always face obstacles and challenges when stepping into a new position, regardless of what bench it is they are taking over. That maxim holds true for Southwestern soccer coach Jason Deering, who ended his first season at the helm of one of Section VI’s most decorated ...

Banquet Honors Area Student/Athletes, Coaches

AMHERST — Many area student/athletes/coaches were honored at the 31st annual Western New York High School Football Awards Banquet, which was held earlier this month at the Classics V Banquet and Conference Center. John Murphy, the voice of the Buffalo Bills, was the master of ceremonies for ...

Burr Leads Red Dragons To 37 Straight Wins

One of the most challenging things for a high school coach to do is keep his program relevant year after year as student-athletes complete their four years. Try telling that to Mike Burr. Once again the Maple Grove coach defied the odds this season, completing a string of 37 straight wins, ...

Outdoors With Craig Robbins

With the late waterfowl season — both ducks and geese — opening on Tuesday and running until Jan. 14, and Mother Nature starting to release her cold grip on Chautauqua County, we may be able to get in some big water action. Recently I received word from my good friend Chris Jennings, who ...

Maple Grove Wins Tip-Off Tournament

Maple Grove used first-half scoring to win the Maple Grove Tip-Off Tournament championship game Saturday, 45-43, over Sherman. The Red Dragons (4-2) led 28-17 lead at halftime before holding on for the win. Marissa Schuppenhauer and Riley Caskey had 7 first-half points apiece for Maple ...

Early Reports Show Deer Harvest Up

New York State hunters have been more successful in 2017 than last year through the first several weeks of big game seasons, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced this past week. Early reports from New York hunters through Dec. 3, show that hunters ...

Truver Has 279 Game, 737 Set At JBC

Eric Truver led the way with a 279-243-737 for Townline Auto in the Bel-View League on Friday night at Jamestown Bowling Company. Matt Erickson fired a 223-254-678 for Crescent Inn and Rusy Martin rolled a 268 game in the same league at JBC. Bob Howe drilled a 223-223-650 and Don Angelo had ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Chautauqua Lake began to form ice on the lower basin during the first part of this week, but nothing is safe enough to fish on. The upper basin is showing some ice forming in areas, but again no safe ice available. LAKE ERIE AND TRIBUTARIES Creeks were getting a bit icy ...

Golden Cougars Fall To Another Pennsylvania Power

FALCONER — Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s wrestling team (12-3) may be riding back-to-back dual meet losses after visiting Brookville (Pa.) picked up a 48-25 win on Friday, but coach Drew Wilcox planned this week knowing that his team would be tested. On Wednesday evening the Golden Cougars ...

Chautauqua Lake Stymies Red Dragons In Second Half

Behind Katelyn Fardink, Chautauqua Lake ran its Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West record to 3-0 with a 46-38 win over host Maple Grove on Friday night. Fardink netted 16 points with 11 coming in the second half as Chautauqua Lake (4-2) rallied for the ...

Raiders Spread It Around In 7-1 Victory

Seven different players found the back of the net as the Jamestown Raiders beat Eden/Lake Shore/Pioneer/Springville, 7-1, on Wednesday at Northwest Arena. Cade Poston opened the scoring from Jadon Barron and Cole Snyder before Jacob Gerace made it 2-0 from Josh Spontaneo and Poston for the ...

Relays Key For Jamestown Against Amherst

Jamestown won all three relays en route to a 100-83 Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 boys swimming win over Amherst on Friday evening. Joseph Roemholdt was a double winner for the Red Raiders (3-0), taking first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:14.89) and 500-yard ...

Strategy Pays Off Down Stretch For Jamestown Boys

ORCHARD PARK — A strategic game plan down the stretch allowed Jamestown to keep its perfect Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 record intact with a 51-48 victory over Orchard Park on Friday night. With the Red Raiders leading 51-48 with 30 seconds left after Matt Hill hit ...

CSHOF Banquet Tickets On Sale At Area Locations

Chip Johnson, chairman of the 37th annual Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, has announced the locations where tickets may be purchased for the Feb. 19 event. Jamestown Cycle Shop, 10 Harrison St., Jamestown; Matt’s News, 93 E. Third St., Dunkirk; Tony’s Shoe Repair, 12 N. ...

Off To Buffalo

After Team USA shocked fans inside Northwest Arena on Wednesday night by pouring in 14 goals on Belarus, the second IIHF World Junior Championship pre-tournament game of the week on Thursday offered a much more competitive viewing experience. Despite a second-period lull, Slovakia was able ...