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Junior Bowler William Ploetz Rolls 300 Game, 671 Series

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William Ploetz fired smashed a 300 game — his first ever — on his way to a 671 series to highlight the Junior-Majors League. Ploetz also had games of 226 and 145. Sawyer Bradigan paced the Preps with a 142-115-118-375 and Victoria Higbee hit a 76-93-169 to lead the ...

Arena Daredevil

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GERRY — The chute gate opens and an angry 2,000-pound bull lunges into the arena amid the shouts from the rodeo fans. It spins and bucks wildly in an effort to throw the cowboy, who is trying desperately to hang onto its back for the required eight seconds. One last leap tosses the cowboy ...

Confidence Boost

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The Southwestern Trojans broke out to a 9-0 lead at home on Thursday evening and were able to maintain that early margin the rest of the way, earning a 70-55 win over Chautauqua Lake in their final CCAA Division 1 West matchup of the year. Dave Turnbull’s team now sits at 15-5 after ...

Falconer’s Gullotti Headed To State Tourney

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CHEEKTOWAGA — Orchard Park came away with a Section VI Large School boys bowling title at Airport Lanes on Thursday, firing a 1,037-1,054-1,031-983-1,039-928-6,072 while Tonawanda was the Small School winner with a 966-980-1,031-974-1,100-934-5,985. Orchard Park claimed a Class A title in ...

Gould Rolls 805, Chelsey Mee 793 To Lead Bowling

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Dan Gould had a night to remember at Jamestown Bowling Company on Thursday. So, too, did Chelsey Mee, Ryan Beaver and Jamie Willey. And they were just the headliners. Bowling for Harmony Sheet Metal in the CDJR Hall of Fame Scratch Doubles, Gould smashed a 278-239-288-805 to headline a huge ...

Fischer Leads T’Birds To Win

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Chautauqua Lake (11-9, 5-7) was able to use a 30-point effort from Zach Fischer to down host Maple Grove (7-12, 3-9), 72-68, in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West action on Thursday. Luke Waters and Nate Adams each chipped in 13 points in the win, with the latter ...

Pool Leagues

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Alan Rivera, Scott Kinney, Kyle Rahr, Don Brooks, Marc Peters, Chuck Haskin, Al Glover, Dwayne Smith, Jeremy Strickland, Mark Riedesel and Myles Lyons all shot perfect 24s during Week 17 of the Tuesday Night Men’s League. Goodtime II beat Crescent Inn, 132-117; Lakewood Legion I beat Puzzle ...

High School Schedule

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TODAY BOYS BASKETBALL Forestville at Clymer, 7:30 p.m. Cattaraugus-Little Valley at Cassadaga Valley, 7:30 p.m. Buffalo Science at Southwestern, 7:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Sherman, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Frewsburg at Maple Grove, 7:30 p.m. Pine Valley at Sherman, 6 ...

Good Enough

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Jamestown didn’t have its “A” game Wednesday night. It didn’t have its “B” game either. But what the Red Raiders did have were Tyler Swegles, Daunte Garland and a last-second defensive stand that carried them to a 55-53 Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 boys ...

Dean Shines; Jamestown Relay Takes Third

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AMHERST — Jamestown’s Kyle Dean had the top performance among local swimmers at the Section VI Swimming & Diving Championships on Wednesday at the University at Buffalo’s Alumni Arena. Dean took second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.24 seconds, more than a second ...

Rebels Knock Off First-Place Johnstown 3-2 In Overtime

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On a special day when more than 1,200 young fans filled the seats of Northwest Arena to watch the Jamestown Rebels, it was only fitting that Wednesday’s contest against first-place Johnstown would feature an extra-special performance to cap it all off. After finishing 60 minutes of ...

Slow Start Dooms Jayhawks

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BUFFALO — A cold night of shooting proved too much for Jamestown Community College to overcome, as host Erie CC (19-2, 3-1) earned an 89-71 win over the Jayhawks in NJCAA Region 3 Division II play Wednesday. Jamestown CC (10-11, 3-4) dropped its third straight game after shooting 9 of 30 in ...

Dunkirk Girls Clinch Trip To State Meet

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CHEEKTOWAGA — Dunkirk claimed the Section VI Girls Bowling Small School title on Wednesday, beating second-place Maryvale by 132 pins at Airport Lanes. The Marauders finished with a linescore of 828-835-967-959-922-1,049, paced by Olivia Corbett’s 190-189-229-192-172-245-1,217. Mariah ...

Strong Fourth Lifts JCC Women

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BUFFALO — Jamestown Community College led by 12 before an 18-1 fourth quarter helped the Jayhawks put away Erie CC, 63-34, in NJCAA Region 3 Division II women’s basketball Wednesday at the Flickinger Athletic Center. Alexis Rodenbaugh led Jamestown CC (16-7, 2-4) with 12 points, 10 ...

Four Receive At-Large Bids To Albany

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Four local wrestlers learned Wednesday that their state championship dreams are still alive. At-large seeds to fill brackets at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships were announced with Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Panama’s Austin Bourgeois and Ben ...

Panama Takes Regular Season Finale

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PORTVILLE — Panama improved to 14-6 with a 79-53 nonleague win over Portville (5-15) on Wednesday evening. Cameron Barmore led the winners with 21 points and two steals while Mitch Hovey had 20 points, including five 3-pointers, while dishing out nine assists. Jack Sperry finished with 17 ...

Lakewood Starz Gymnasts Compete In Cortland

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CORTLAND — The Lakewood Starz Level 3 gymnasts finished fifth overall in Cortland last weekend. Addison Calimeri was fifth in all-around (35.1) after taking first on floor (9.35) and third on vault (9.1). Aubree Evans was also fifth in all-around (33.5) after placing third on floor (8.9) ...

Trap League

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The Penn-York Winter Trap League met this Sunday at Kalbfus, with 138 shooters present. There was not a perfect score shot this week. High Sub Junior Female was Lydia Covert with 49. High Sub Junior Male was Bryceton Maille with 40. High Junior Female was Chloe Mattivi with 44. High Junior ...