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Kyle’s Night

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ST. BONAVENTURE — Muddling through a defensive struggle against Duquesne on Friday night, St. Bonaventure was begging for somebody to step up offensively. Enter Kyle Lofton. The junior scored 23 of his season-high 28 points in the second half and the Bonnies’ defense stifled the ...

AFC’s Young Guns

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ORCHARD PARK — Ravens coach John Harbaugh was immediately impressed by Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen’s competitive fire following their first face-to-face encounter in an NFL setting. It happened in the 2018 season opener, when the then-raw rookie Bills quarterback was shoved into the ...

Similarities Abound For Browns, Chiefs Come Sunday

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Despite their long and storied histories, with the Cleveland Browns having joined the NFL in 1950 and the Kansas City Chiefs with the AFL-NFL merger some 16 years later, the two franchises have rarely met — and never in the playoffs. They are certainly familiar with ...

Bona Women Earn First A-10 Victory Of Season

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ST. BONAVENTURE — The St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball led for 36 minutes en route to a 65-60 victory over La Salle Friday afternoon at the Reilly Center. Junior Asianae Johnson led the way for the Bonnies with 15 points, four rebounds and four assists. Sophomore Olivia Brown ...

Sabres Fall To Capitals Again

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BUFFALO — Vitek Vanecek made 30 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night to sweep the season-opening series. “The dream came true,” Vitek said before Wilson threw a towel full of shaving cream in ...

Jamestown Area Bowling Council Seeks HOF Nominations

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FALCONER — The Jamestown Area Bowling Council is seeking nominations for its 19th Hall of Fame induction set for Oct. 2 at The Falcon’s Nest. The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m., preceded by cocktails at 6 p.m. Forms are available from the Jamestown Area Bowling Association or local ...

Born To Run

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For years, Ava Crist’s athletic interest was soccer, but then a funny thing happened upon reaching eighth grade at Maple Grove Junior Senior High School — she discovered she liked cross country, and track and field even more. With upper classmen Hope Pietrocarlo, Gracie Auer, Bryn ...

Honoring A HOF Coach And Friend

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Taped to a wall in the bedroom of George Barone’s West Ellicott apartment — next to plaques and other mementos commemorating a lifetime of coaching youth baseball — is a handwritten note, dated a little more than two years ago. “Thanks so much for your Christmas card. I had a great ...

‘She’s In The Game’ Is All About Helping Female Athletes

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I will fully commit to being a positive change agent and a positive difference maker in as many lives as possible. — The Daily Coach Ken Ricker is not afraid to admit it. If a pandemic had occurred more than 30 years ago when he was in high school, and athletic competition had to be ...

Lofton Hits 1,000

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BRONX — Kyle Lofton earned his spot in the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball record book and the Bonnies continued their strong start to the uneven 2020-21 season with a 68-54 win during Wednesday matinee action at Fordham. Lofton became the 45th 1,000-point scorer in program history, ...

SUNY Fredonia Hockey Player Dies In Ski Accident

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WILMINGTON — A SUNY Fredonia student and hockey player died from a ski crash on Whiteface Mountain in the Adirondacks on Tuesday. Bernard “Tanner” Kahlau, 22, of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, was skiing on the Approach trail at Whiteface Mountain Ski Center when he lost control, veered ...

Sabres Hope To Begin Turnaround Tonight

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High hopes and low expectations. The Buffalo Sabres season must be close. Ralph Krueger’s team will begin its 56-game 2021 campaign tonight against the Washington Capitals at KeyBank Center. Already there are question marks around the team. The biggest surrounds Jeff Skinner. Just ...

Bills Brace For Run-Dominant, Jackson-Led Ravens

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ORCHARD PARK — Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes feels as if he’s back at TCU, where the Horned Frogs would open training camp prepping for the read-option offense to squeeze in extra time for what had been their annual meeting against Air Force. “Given all the misdirection, and the ...

Buttoned-Down Baker: Mayfield Showing Maturity For Browns

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CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield answered every question with thoughtful responses, carefully choosing each word while knowing a wrong one could spark controversy. Cleveland’s quarterback has matured: buttoned-down Baker. Days before the biggest game of his NFL career and another matchup ...

Could Browns Finally Be Exorcising Demons?

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Forgive me if it’s taken me a few days to collect my thoughts from Sunday night. I’m in the same boat as most Cleveland Browns fans. We’re still in disbelief. We embarrassed the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Pittsburgh. On national TV. In a playoff game. It’s taken two decades, but is ...

Time To Play

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The Section VI Executive Committee met Tuesday and re-confirmed its support to move forward with low- and moderate-risk sports starting Monday. Based on sport classifications set forth by the New York State Department of Health, schools in Section VI may begin practicing and competing in ...

JCC Hopeful Vaccine, Tuition Stay Will Help Athletics

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Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine combined with a tuition stay for the coming school year have Jamestown Community College President Dr. Daniel DeMarte optimistic about the future of Jayhawks athletics. JCC announced last week that yearly tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year will remain at ...

Bonnies’ Holmes, Johnson Earn Big 4 Weekly Awards

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ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure junior Jaren Holmes continues to have weekly awards come in after a performance to remember. After earning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors Monday, he followed that up by receiving Big 4 and College Sports Madness Player of the Week accolades. Holmes ...

Horseshoes

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Dick Franzen and Bill Petransky recorded three wins to highlight action in the Senior Horseshoe League this week, while Boyd Shaffer had two. Petransky recorded games of 89, 82 and 81 with 11, seven and six ringers, respectively. Franzen had an 89 with eight ringers, Jerry Vargeson had 87 ...

Bowling

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Frewsburg Lanes: Tuesday Doubles League — Chris Johnson 658, Josh Beckstrom 653, Matt Himes 637, Dean Double 600, Bill Thompson 596, Bill Pownall 594.