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Trojans’ Bats Come Alive

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LAKEWOOD — Southwestern’s pitching and defense weren’t at their best Saturday afternoon at Packard Field. So the Trojans relied on their bats instead. Five different players had a pair of hits and No. 6 Southwestern scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to put away No. ...

Senn’s Love For Game Spans 45 Years

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Nobody knew 45 years ago that the then-Cattaraugus and now Cattaraugus-Little Valley school district would only have one varsity baseball coach for the following four-and-a-half decades. Not Kenny Stevens from Youngstown, New York. Not the Cattaraugus superintendent who made the hire in ...

Swabik, Evans, Brown Shine; Sena Sets CLCS Mark

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OLEAN — Clymer/Sherman/Panama freshman John Swabik won three of five events outright and tied for first in another to claim the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association boys pentathlon title with 2,792 points Saturday afternoon. Swabik won the high jump at 5 feet, 5.75 inches; the ...

Record Setters

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From the left is the Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 3,200-meter relay team that not only broke the school record at the Super Meet of Champions on Friday in Salamanca, but it also broke the 30-year-old meet record by nearly six seconds. From the left are Andrew Young, Bryce Baglia, Coach Nick Spry ...

Sherman Knocks Off Ellicottville, 11-1

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ELLICOTTVILLE — Caleb Burick tossed a two-hitter and struck out eight, and three teammates had at least two hits to send No. 9 Sherman to an 11-1 victory over No. 8 Ellicottville in a Section VI Class D prequarterfinal baseball game Saturday. The Wildcats, who will meet No. 1 Brocton in the ...

Frewsburg To Host Youth Baseball Camp June 25-28

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FREWSBURG — Head coach Jay Grann and the Frewsburg baseball program will be hosting a four-day fundamental baseball camp at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School and its athletic complex. The dates for the camp are June 25-28 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Campers may be dropped off as early ...

‘Historical’ Donation

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The family of the late Clair "Blinky" Litzinger donated his jalopy race car to the Harmony Historical Society on Saturday. Litzinger was a former competitor and promoter of the Roll-O-Bowl Speedway located on the Button Valley Road in the Town of Harmony from 1956-1960. Representing the ...

Swanson Memorial Golf Tournament Set For Aug. 18

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RUSSELL, Pa. — The 27th Craig Swanson Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 , at Cable Hollow Golf Club. The playing format is a four-person, team scramble. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Craig “Swanny” Swanson Memorial Scholarship Fund that annually awards ...

What A Start

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A couple of Hollyloft Cycling Team members performed well at the Sprague Brook Park Mountain bike series. Rachel Selice won the Sport Class and Aaron McCarter placed seventh in the Open Expert class. Beginning its 15th season, the Hollyloft Cycling Team is sponsored by Alfies, Bilicki Law, ...

Golf Leagues

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CASSADAGA — Mary Bartkowski led the way with a 45 in the Wednesday Night Ladies Golf League at Cassadaga Country Club. Lori Cook was the closest to the pin and had a chip-in, as did Pam Ulrich. Mary Bartkowski 5, Lori Dansforth 48, Donna Weir 49, Cindy Chimera 49, Janice Wintersteen ...

Shults To Sponsor Hole-In-One Prize At CSHOF Tournament

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Shults Auto Group will sponsor a $10,000 hole-in-one prize at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s first-ever golf tournament, Saturday, June 16 on the Lake Course at Chautauqua Golf Club. An ace on a designated par-3 hole will earn a lucky golfer $5,000 while the CSHOF will receive an ...

SECTION VI PLAYOFFS

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Section VI Baseball Playoffs CLASS AA All games at 5 p.m. unless noted Prequarterfinals Sunday, May 20 No. 9 Jamestown at No. 8 Frontier, 4:45 p.m. Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 22 Jamestown/Frontier winner at No. 1 Lancaster No. 5 Orchard Park at No. 4 Niagara Falls No. 6 ...

Area Baseball, Softball Roundup

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SOUTHERN TIER GIRLS SOFTBALL MAJORS DIVISION Mary Gerace had two hits with a double and Alisa Colburn also added two hits as Southwestern’s Slicktext.com defeated Southwestern’s Law Offices of Avery Olson, 15-9. For Slicktext.com, Alex Melquist collected an RBI triple; Megan Kubera ...

The Good … The Bad … And The Ugly

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The regular bass season is actually very simple on Chautauqua Lake. It runs from the third Saturday in June until the last day of November. Anglers are allowed to keep any five bass over 12 inches long. From Dec. 1 until the day before the traditional opening day anglers are allowed to pursue ...

New York Eliminates CWD After Discovery In Wild Populations

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New York state is at the forefront of a positive conservation effort again. A plan was designed to protect both wild white-tailed deer and moose herds in New York, as well as captive cervids including deer and elk held at enclosed facilities. “New York is leading the nation in protecting ...

Keyser Memorial Softball Tourney Is June 2

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WESTFIELD — The Woody Keyser Modifed Softball Tournament is slated for June 2. This year will mark the 19th annual event. All proceeds from this tournament go to the Woody Keyser Memorial Fund. Donations from the fund are made in Woody’s name to local youth baseball and softball ...

Seniors Shine

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SALAMANCA — Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Abby Gostomski and Dunkirk’s Emilee Hanlon had nights to remember in their final Super 8 Meet of Champions on Friday evening. Gostomski won the 400 meters (59.88) and 800 meters (2:23.86) while also being a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay ...

Jamestown Vietnam Vet To Be Honored By Yankees

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FALCONER — David Cobbe spent Friday evening enjoying a Falconer junior varsity girls softball game at Ernie Strickland Field. A week from today, the Jamestown resident and seven members of his family will be taking in a baseball game at arguably the most recognizable sporting venue in the ...

Carlson’s Walk-Off Single Lifts Bears

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FREWSBURG — Ashley Carlson’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Frewsburg to a 6-5 non-league softball victory over Forestville on Friday. Peyton Yost led off the inning with a double and came around to score on Carlson’s base hit up the middle. The victory ...

Baker Throws No-Hitter For Senn’s 601st Win

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CATTARAUGUS — Austin Baker threw a five-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Cattaraugus-Little Valley ended its season with a 21-0 win over Bishop Walsh on Friday. Baker did not walk a batter, allowing his only base runner when Bishop Walsh’s leadoff hitter reached on an error to open ...