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Undefeated Year

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in the April 9, 1995 edition of The Post-Journal to celebrate Bemus Point High School’s perfect 1964-65 athletic experience during which the Red Dragons posted a 54-0-1 record in baseball, golf, football and basketball. Terry Woodfield last ...

Filling Time With Browns ‘Classics’

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The coronavirus pandemic has suspended play of nearly every sporting event across the globe, leaving a huge void in the lives of sports fans looking for something to watch on TV. CBS has tried to fill time with old March Madness games. On what would have been Opening Day for Major League ...

What If High School Spring Sports Return?

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In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, the entire sports world at every level has been put on hold. Leagues like Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League have all had to postpone games, while the NCAA canceled the March Madness college ...

Odell Named D1 West Girls POY

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Dunkirk senior Nadara Odell was recently named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West girls basketball Player of the Year. Odell was joined on the league’s First Team by senior teammates Jessica Beehler and Kymi Nance. Southwestern’s Gianna Hoose, Maple Grove’s ...

Maple Grove Places Five On D2 First Team

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Maple Grove led the way with five grapplers honored as Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 wrestling coaches recently announced their all-star team. Lukas Baer (113 pounds), Luke Tomlinson (132 pounds), Kyle Trim (182 pounds), Jake Tomlinson (195 pounds) and Zachariah Padd ...

A ‘Happy Place’

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As a society, the impact of sports can be profound. Throughout history, sports have offered a diversion or distraction and have provided a sense of normalcy during or following times of crisis. From several world wars, to 9-11, to the Boston Marathon bombings, sports have supplied a way ...

The Day The Babe Visited Celoron

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Sometimes I still can’t believe what I saw. This 19-year-old kid, crude, poorly educated, only lightly brushed by the social veneer we call civilization, gradually transformed into the idol of American youth and the symbol of baseball the world over - a man loved by more people and with an ...

Bound For Jamestown Community College

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Three high school seniors — two from Section VI Class B champion Dunkirk and one from Section VI Class D finalist Sherman — will be continuing their academic and basketball careers at Jamestown Community College in the fall. At left, Dunkirk’s Amari Carter, seated, signs her letter of ...

Trout Season Has Finally Arrived

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Trout season opens Wednesday, with many local ponds and streams already stocked with everything from fingerlings to a few breeders. With Bear Lake Outlet receiving 660 rainbows; Cassadaga Creek getting 220 rainbows now and 370 in later this spring; 200 brown in Cassadaga Creek; Clay Pond will ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE With trout season opening at midnight Wednesday, anglers have been on Chautauqua Lake in good numbers since last weekend. While these are first trips after boats come out of winter storage, it’s important to remember safety. While the lake has laid down a bit it doesn’t ...

Dominant Dontae

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Dontae Hoose’s athletic career has been defined by overachieving. Whether it be on the gridiron or the wrestling mat, there’s little doubt that the son of Joe and Johneen Hoose has learned to rise to the occasion at a young age. “It’s what he’s been used to,” Southwestern ...

Wilcox Adds Team State Title To Trophy Case At Falconer

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Over and over again Drew Wilcox has proven to be the top wrestling coach the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association has to offer. No doubt, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s head man has a lot of help on his staff, but the Golden Cougars’ success for the past decade has centered around ...

2020 Post-Journal Wrestling All-Stars

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MARTIN OHLSSON 99 POUNDS CHAUTAUQUA LAKE/WESTFIELD/ PANAMA/CLYMER Martin Ohlsson took fifth at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II championships after placing second at the Section VI state qualifier. ... A freshman, he finished the season with a ...

‘A Miracle’

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first appeared in The Post-Journal in 1995, 15 years after the Jamestown High School boys basketball team completed one of the finest seasons in school history. The look back at the 1979-80 campaign is the latest in the “Remember When” series. He ...

Baseball Is The Greatest Of All Sports … By Far

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I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable sports fan — even golf, which we all know is NOT a sport — and I believe I am fair (to a point) when rating teams vs. teams or players vs. players. I realize today’s athletes are light years ahead of the guys from the 1960s and previously ...

Jones Named To All-ECIC First Team

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The postseason basketball honors for Demarri Jones continue. The Jamestown junior has been named to the All-Erie County Interscholastic Conference first team after claiming ECIC Division 1 Player-of-the-Year honors last month. The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds, while ...

Marley Drake Selected To ECIC Div. 1 Second Team

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The postseason basketball honors for Demarri Jones continue. The Jamestown junior has been named to the All-Erie County Interscholastic Conference first team after claiming ECIC Division 1 Player-of-the-Year honors last month. The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds, while ...

March Memories

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The decades-old video, which appears on the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame website, is all of 9 seconds in length, but it shows a side of inductee Maceo Wofford (Class of 2017) rarely seen on the basketball court. The site is McElrath Gymnasium at Jamestown High School. The Red Raiders’ ...

A Hoops Trip Of A Lifetime

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My closet at home is nearly filled with totes. Most are filled with a conglomerate of autographs from various sporting events, cheap baseball hats, clippings of newspaper articles I’ve written or old notebooks from high school and college classes. Rarely do these contents ever see the ...

AVI Tennis Tourney Champ

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Jack Sherry defeated Justin Phaneuf to capture the Kids Division of the recent AVI Tennis Tournament at the Lakewood YMCA. Submitted photo