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Gowanda senior Matt Kruszka was named a Fourth-Team All-State selection by the New York State Sportswriters Association as well as an All-Western New York First-Team selection and a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 East First-Team All-Star.
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Pride of the Panthers

Over the last six seasons at the varsity level, Matt Kruszka has enjoyed a great deal of success on the diamond for the Gowanda Panthers’ baseball team. And he arguably saved his best season for last. This past spring, the standout senior ended up hitting .467 on the season. He collected ...

Hannah Cybart went 14-1, including 11-0 in CCAA Division 1 West play, while striking out 107 and pitching to a 0.61 earned run average this spring for Fredonia.
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Cybart’s Arm Pulls Hillbillies To League Crown

Whether it’s on the volleyball court in the fall, the basketball court in the winter or the softball diamond in the spring, Hannah Cybart knows how to do one thing exceptionally well. That was no different this past season for the Hillbillies softball team. Cybart finished the season ...

In Ryan Lucas’ first year as Maple Grove head coach, the Red Dragons won the Section VI Class C crown.
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Lucas’ First Year Will Be Hard To Top

Growing up outside Albany, Ryan Lucas played travel baseball during his teen years. His dad, Bob, was the coach. “His love and passion for the game is something he instilled in me,” the younger Lucas said, “and it’s what I’ve taken to the field in my first year as varsity ...

Tammy Hosier and the Panama Panthers carried a 12-1 regular season record into the playoffs before losing to eventual state finalist North Collins.
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Hosier Carries Winning Attitude Onto Panama Softball Diamond

Panama faced a difficult task on the softball diamond this spring, trying to replicate the success of its state-championship volleyball team and state runner-up basketball team. But the Panthers gave it their best shot and if not for North Collins’ Cinderella season, Panama could have seen ...

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31st Annual Bemus Point 3-On-3 Tourney Wraps Up

High school and 6-foot-and-under action closed out the 31st annual Bemus Point 3-on-3 Hoops For Honduras Basketball Tournament at the Bemus Point Village Park on Saturday afternoon.

Blair Celebrates Stateline’s 61st Anniversary With $6,100 Pay Day

BUSTI — Sixty-one laps for 61 years. Max Blair turned it into $6,100. On the 61st anniversary of the opening of Stateline Speedway on Thursday night, Blair was the first finisher out of 24 of the best Super Late Model drivers in the area, winning the $6,100-to-win Overhead Door Super Late ...

Left-Hander Griggs Pitches Jammers Past Elmira In 5-0 Victory

ELMIRA — Backed by a four-run third inning and another superb pitching performance from Bradley Griggs (University of Texas-San Antonio), the Jamestown Jammers cruised to a much-needed 5-0 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League win over the Elmira Pioneers Saturday night in front of a crowd ...

Golf Leagues

ASHVILLE — Cindy Massey’s 49 led the Tuesday Morning Ladies League at Timber Creek Golf Course. Debbie Illig hit the fewest putts with 13. Cindy Massey 49, Onda Cole 50, Bonnie Green 50, Angela Nazzaro 52, Debbie Illig 53, Connie Heil 54, Sylvia Fiorello 55, Sandy Ingrao 56, Doreen ...

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Tournament Champs

The Leonard Bus Sales team captured the sixth annual Cattaraugus-Little Valley/Timberwolves Community Alliance All-Sports Boosters Golf Tournament on Friday at Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Randolph. From the left are Luke Hettenbaugh, Branson Morrison, Hugh Duckwall and John Rembold. The ...

The Time Is Now For Some Early Waterfowl Action

On Sept.1, early season waterfowl hunters will be taking to the field for the opening of another exciting hunting season. With the early goose season traditionally running 25 days and a liberal limit of eight birds per day, now is the time to get in some early season wing shooting. Final season ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Anglers continue to report good walleye fishing in both basins. Concentrate efforts in the deeper, center section of the south basin. The better walleye catches in the north basin are still coming along weed edges. Largemouth bass are holding in shallower areas along weed ...

Trap Leagues

Justin Spoon and John Foster shot 50s as Randolph handed Celoron its first loss of the season, 345-333, in the Chautauqua County Trap League. Dave Kingsley and Bob Faga had 50s for Celoron. Branden Decker had his first 50 straight while Ben Paddock and Elijah Trawick also shot 50s as Busti ...

Rivera Loses In Second Round At Soap Box Derby Championships

Alexandria Rivera lost in the Second Round of the Local Super Stock Division at the 80th annual All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio on Saturday. Rivera won her first three-car heat by .055 seconds over Olivia Biggs of Valparaiso, Indiana and Alexander Gutierrez of New Brunswick, New ...

Youth Soccer Roundup

INTERLEAGUE U13 BOYS Landon Stormer scored three goals as Stormer Mechanical of Frewsburg blanked Falconer Veterinary Clinic, 7-0. Zack Carr, Kelson Laska, Lucas Eckman and Joel Reinagel scored the other goals for Stormer Mechanical, which had Laska, Reinagel and Carr in net.

Jamestown first baseman Ben Brookover awaits a pickoff throw during Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League action against the Elmira Pioneers on Friday night at Diethrick Park in Jamestown.
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Jammers’ Lead Down To 2 1/2

The Jamestown Jammers nearly pulled off their second dramatic, come-from-behind victory of the week Friday night. But Colton Evans had other ideas. Elmira’s ninth-place hitter from Cal Davis blooped an opposite-field double to left with two outs in the top of the 10th inning that scored ...

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Summer Ball At The Playground

The 31st annual Bemus Point 3-on-3 Hoops For Honduras Basketball Tournament began Friday at the Bemus Point Village Park. Boys and girls in several middle school and high school divisions opened play Friday with more high school divisions and the 6-foot-and-under division playing today. ...

Youth hockey players are pictured participating in the 2016 NCCYHA Street Hockey Tournament held in Dunkirk’s Wright Park. 
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NCCYHA Street Hockey Tournament Is Aug. 19

Teams are now being formed for the 2017 NCCYHA Street Hockey Tournament. The one-day tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Wright Park basketball courts, Warsaw Street in Dunkirk. Each team will be comprised of five to seven players participating in 5-on-5 play; there are no ...

Jackals, Upward Sports To Host Basketball Camp

BUSTI — Upward Sports and the Jamestown Jackals are sponsoring a weeklong basketball camp from July 24-28 for boys and girls at the Busti Church of God. Instead of paying the $80 registration it has been sliced to $50 for boys and girls who will be entering third and fourth grades in the ...

Bancroft, Kocjancic Capture CVCC Senior Open With 74

WARREN, Pa. — Jerry Bancroft and Ed Kocjancic won the Men’s Senior Open at Conewango Valley Country Club on Thursday. Bancroft took the 60-And-Above Division by shooting a scratch 74 followed by Tony Pellegrino Sr. with a 76. Jim Dupont and Don Johnson tied for third with 77s.. In the ...

Gladiators Holding Travel Tryouts

Gladiators 8U, 9U and 10U travel baseball is a travel program focused on developing youth players’ games while allowing them to participate in a higher level of competition. Gladiators will be hosting an information/evaluation session at 6 p.m. Friday, July 28, at LaGrega field in Lakewood. ...