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High School Schedule

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Today Boys High School Basketball Cattaraugus at Springville, 6 p.m. Sherman at Randolph, 6 p.m. Southwestern at Maple Grove, 5 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Ellicottville, 6:30 p.m. Lake Shore at Dunkirk, 1 p.m. Frewsburg Holiday Tournament: Pine Valley v. Frewsburg, 8 p.m. Girls ...

McCusker, Eagles Won NFL Title 57 Years Ago Today

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EDITOR’S NOTE: On this date in 1960, the late Jim McCusker and his Philadelphia Eagles’ teammates defeated Green Bay, 17-13, to win the National Football League championship at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. In the story below, which appeared in The Post-Journal on Feb. 6, 2005, the ...

Men’s Basketball

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Maceo Wofford erupted for 56 points to lead Ol’ Skool to an 83-75 victory over Yatt Family in the championship game of the Next Level men’s basketball league. The win earned unbeaten Ol’ Skool its third straight title. Blake Johnson chipped in 13 points and Ryan Anderson added ...

Franchina’s Focus Places Her Among Area’s Greatest

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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 ...

Joly’s ‘Game Plan’ Should Be A Lesson To Us All

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Today is Christmas, a time for family, food and, if you’ve been on your best behavior for the last 365 days, an opportunity to open a couple of presents under the tree. In the case of Richie Joly, a Jamestown High School special education teacher and assistant varsity football coach? ...

Banquet Honors Area Student/Athletes, Coaches

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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 ...

YMCA Volleyball Champs

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Above is the Soul Pickle team, which was the Jamestown YMCA upper gym volleyball champion. In front is Jamie Smith. Standing, from the left, are Chris Conti, Megan Roetzer, Mark Roetzer, Sandra Ford and Michelle Smith.

Men’s Basketball

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COMMUNITY FIRST LEAGUE Maceo Wofford poured in 47 points to lead Ol’ Skool to an 84-65 playoff victory over Shootout to advance to the championship game for the third straight season. Blake Johnson added 18 points and Dean Stockwell chipped in five for the winners. Ralph Williams paced ...

Pool Leagues

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...