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Panama’s Gillian Figueroa (32) blocks a shot at the net during pool play in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D volleyball championships at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.
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Lady Panthers Up To Challenge, Advance To Class D Title Match

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GLENS FALLS — Panama was tested a little more in each match as the evening went along Saturday at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D volleyball championships. The Panthers were up to the challenge, passing each test with flying colors, and now they will ...

Charlie LaDuca, standing third from left, was a member of the Los Athletics team which won the Men’s Senior Baseball League World Series last month in Arizona.
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LaDuca’s Own ‘Field Of Dreams’

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Charlie LaDuca grew up on Buffalo’s east side in the 1950s. Across the street from his family’s apartment building was a small field where his love for baseball took root. It wasn’t a carefully manicured piece of real estate. Heck, it wasn’t even a diamond, but Charlie still has warm ...

JERRY IRELAND
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Ireland Receives State Recognition For His Contibutions To PCS

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GLENS FALLS — Born and raised in Panama, Jerry Ireland has been an integral part of the school’s athletics program for more than 40 years. On Saturday, Ireland was recognized for his contributions at the highest level. As part of the opening ceremonies to the afternoon wave of the ...

Drummond Has Record Day; Stockwell 12th In 50 Freestyle

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ITHACA — Riley Drummond was able to end her career on a high note at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships at Ithaca College on Saturday. The senior, representing the Fredonia/Dunkirk/Silver Creek/Forestville/Brocton team, shaved off ...

Andrew Forbes shows off his shooter crossbow buck.
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Don’t Play Hopscotch With Your Buck

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This season archery hunters have been seeing and finding success on big bucks. Before we go any further, monster bucks mean different things to different hunters. From my standpoint, a monster buck in our part of the whitetail world is a130-plus buck. There is a major difference from monster ...

Connor Barnes returns a forehand Saturday at the Lakewood YMCA.
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Post-Journal Tennis Classic Concludes Today At Lakewood YMCA

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LAKEWOOD — The Post-Journal Tennis Classic completed its second day of action Saturday at the Lakewood YMCA. Following is a divisional rundown: MEN’S A SINGLES Tim Strom advanced to the finals, holding off Shane Federko In a tie-breaker, 6-1, 5-7 (10-4). In the other semifinal, ...

High School Schedule

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NYSPHSAA Football Playoffs Eastern Semifinals at Middletown High School Friday Class D Cambridge 56, Millbrook 8 Class A Yorktown 34, Burnt Hills 19 Saturday Class A Holy Trinty Pride 28, Burke Catholic 23 Class B Pleasantville 20, Glens Falls 7 Class AA Troy 20, ...

Jamestown YMCA Jets Capture Fourth Place At GO Invitational

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The Jamestown YMCA Jets traveled to Spire Institute in Ohio last weekend to compete in the “GO Invitational.” The meet hosted 440 swimmers, representing 16 different teams. The Jets swimmers posted 41 personal bests, 19 district times and came in fourth place overall. “It was a good ...

Junior Bowling

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STATE LANES FALCONER — Jon Zdunski hit a 451 and Brandon Johnson rolled a 348 in the Masters Division. Gabe Delahoy recorded a 346 and Braydon Scott fired a 343 in the Prep Division. In the Pee Wee Division, Ayden Curtis decked a 120 and Lizzy Bemis had a 114. Masters Division ...

Maple Grove’s Easton Tanner (4) leaps high for an interception in front of Tioga’s Nick Klossner during Friday’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D semifinal football game at Ty Cobb Stadium at Union-Endicott High School.
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Maple Grove Earns Return Trip To Title Game, Holds Off Tioga

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ENDICOTT — For weeks, Maple Grove has turned to one player when games are hanging in the balance — running back Nick Fabrizio. Locked in a tight, back-and-forth affair with Tioga on Friday evening at Union-Endicott High School’s Ty Cobb Stadium, the Red Dragons called on Fabrizio one ...

Riley Drummond of Fredonia/Dunkirk/Silver Creek/Forestville/Brocton competes in the 200-yard medley relay at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships at Ithaca College on Friday.
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Drummond Off To Nice Start

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ITHACA — Riley Drummond of Fredonia/Dunkirk/Silver Creek/Forestville/Brocton posted a pair of strong performances during Friday’s preliminary heats at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships at Ithaca College. The senior was able to ...

Post-Journal Tennis Classic Opening Night

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The Post-Journal Tennis Classic began Friday evening at the Lakewood YMCA. Clay Hotchkiss defeated Braden Haasma in the Junior finals. Ethan Livingston took third place and Mary Gerace was fourth. The team of Ryann Hayes and CeCe Eklum defeated Hotchkiss and Gerace, 6-4, in doubles action. ...

Lansing Jumps Out To Early Lead, Downs Xpress, 8-3

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LANSING, Mich. — The Southern Xpress didn’t have much success in their first trip to the Lansing Wolves in the North American Tier 3 Hockey League on Friday night. Lansing took a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes and never looked back en route to an 8-3 victory at the Summit Sports ...

Adams, Matteson Lead Runner Of Year Standings

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Brooke Adams leads the Women’s Division with 108 points and Stephen Matteson sits atop the Male Division with 88 points in the UPMC Chautauqua WCA/Runner of the Year Series. Sarah Lefford is in first in the Female 15-19 Division with 19 points, Abbey Pajersky leads the Female 20-24 Division ...

Raymond Tops Bowling Scoreboard With 708 Set

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Brooke Adams leads the Women’s Division with 108 points and Stephen Matteson sits atop the Male Division with 88 points in the UPMC Chautauqua WCA/Runner of the Year Series. Sarah Lefford is in first in the Female 15-19 Division with 19 points, Abbey Pajersky leads the Female 20-24 Division ...

Shannon Moran, a senior at Jamestown High School, and Mei Maxwell, a junior at JHS, passed their figure skating Gold/Senior Freeskate test earlier this month. Both skaters are members of the Jamestown Skating Club. Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to the sport. Passing skill tests presided over by official judges advances the skater to the next level. As a skater advances, the tests become more difficult. The highest achievement in each discipline is passing the senior, also called “gold,” test. When a skater passes a gold test, he or she earns the designation ”U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist.”
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Gold Medalists

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Shannon Moran, a senior at Jamestown High School, and Mei Maxwell, a junior at JHS, passed their figure skating Gold/Senior Freeskate test earlier this month. Both skaters are members of the Jamestown Skating Club. Becoming a U.S. Figure Skating gold medalist is the culmination of many years ...

Above are the area swimmers who will be competing at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships at Ithaca College, beginning today. In the first row, from the left, are Allie Stockwell of Jamestown, Megan Seeley and Rosie Hagel of Southwestern, and Karianne Yuchnitz of Panama. In the back row are Maddie Nelson, Natalie Fosberg and Grace Wood, all of Southwestern. Missing is Riley Drummond of Fredonia/Dunkirk/Silver Creek/Forestville/Brocton.
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Elite Company

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships kick off at Ithaca College today, and the western Southern Tier is well-represented. Three girls will be particularly visible in the 50-yard freestyle, thanks to qualifying times from Karianne ...

The Panama girls volleyball team will be making a return trip to Glens Falls  where it will attempt to defend its 2016 New York State Public High School Athletic Association title, beginning with pool play at 3 p.m. Saturday.
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Lady Panthers Eye Another Class D Title

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Kylie Schnars was somewhat of an after thought over the summer as Panama ramped up preparations to defend its New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship. Head coach Tammy Hosier admits she wasn’t even sure if Schnars would be part of the varsity ...

Maple Grove assistant coach Dan Greco.
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Maple Grove’s Continued Success Starts At The Top

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The text message appeared on my iPhone just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday as I sat in my car in the parking lot adjacent to Strider Field on the campus of Jefferson Middle School in Jamestown. “We just left MG. Give us 15 minutes.” The author of the text was Maple Grove Middle-Senior ...

High school students and faculty from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association attended a sportsmanship symposium Friday at Maple Grove Middle-Senior High School. Now in its 14th year, the symposium recognized two athletic directors who have had an impact not only at their respective schools, but also in their communities. From the left, Bob Goold, sportsmanship symposium coordinator, presents CCAA “Be The Change” awards to Jake Hitchcock, athletic director at Westfield Central School, middle, and Jamestown High School athletic director Ben Drake.
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Making An Impact

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High school students and faculty from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association attended a sportsmanship symposium Friday at Maple Grove Middle-Senior High School. Now in its 14th year, the symposium recognized two athletic directors who have had an impact not only at their respective ...