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Jamestown CC Cancels Fall Sports

It was unprecedented when spring sports were canceled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. As it turns out, that may have just been the start. Jamestown Community College on Wednesday announced that it was canceling all fall intercollegiate athletic competition for the 2020 academic ...

Barone’s Season Off To ‘Pretty Wild’ Start

“It’s been pretty wild.” Anthony Barone could not think of a more appropriate way to describe his first four games as a professional baseball manager Wednesday afternoon. It’s hard to argue with the Jamestown native. His Milwaukee Milkmen lost Friday, he was ejected from his ...

Hat’s Off

EDITOR’S NOTE: Twenty-five years ago next month, a collection of 16-year-old baseball players from Chautauqua County became the first host team to win a Babe Ruth World Series game at College Stadium (now Diethrick Park). As the milestone anniversary nears, it was deemed appropriate to run ...

Member-Guest Champs

After a three-hole playoff, Tim Bulger and guest Evan Watson claimed the Cassadaga Country Club 2020 Member-Guest Tournament last month. With two teams tied at net 122 after two days, Bulger-Watson won the playoff over Dick Frost and guest Nolan Swanson. The two-day best ball tournament was ...

Riddle Me This

The first Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties sports quiz was unveiled early last week and, because it was met with such a favorable response, a second 20-question test of local knowledge follows below. Answers can be found at the end. No cheating! 1. Name this late Jamestown resident who ...

Stauffers Claim Titleist Scratch Pro-Am With 7-Under At Penfield CC

PENFIELD — Kirk Stauffer, PGA Life Member, and his brother Keith, both from Bradford, Pennsylvania, won the WNYPGA Titleist Scratch Pro-Am with a 7-under 64 at Penfield Country Club. Fifty-eight teams competed in the Partners Gross Better-Ball event. Jim Mrva, retired PGA head ...

Together Again

For several weeks, young athletes in New York state have had July 6 circled on their calendars. On Monday evening, the Frewsburg Soccer Club took full advantage of that enthusiasm. Scott Stone, FSC president and head coach, hosted close to a 100 of his players at his Widdy Bostwick Road ...

Frank Wins Twice At Eriez Sunday

HAMMETT, Pa. — Mike Farr was one of the early racers at Eriez Speedway and other local tracks who left a lasting legacy in the sport. This year’s edition of the race in his memory attracted 34 of the best Super Late Model teams from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. A ...

Williams Traded To Colorado Mammoth

DENVER — The Colorado Mammoth have acquired forward Zed Williams and two second-round selections in the 2020 National Lacrosse League Entry Draft from the Georgia Swarm in exchange for defenseman Dan Coates and a first-round selection in the 2020 NLL Entry Draft. “We’re very excited to ...

Warren County Updates Reopening Plan

Sports programs in Warren County School District have been under a shroud of uncertainty for months. Last week, expanded masking requirements placed another hurdle in the path, but it looks like fall sports and marching band activities will begin soon. In the spring, sports programs were put ...

PIAA Offers Guidance For Mask Wearing

Masks will be required on the sidelines and dugout — but not during play — according to the body that governs high school sports in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) released a statement that clarifies what Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s ...

Right Hook

Kevin Hind has caught hundreds of muskellunge over the years. He’s only caught one with an internationally-ranked UFC fighter. A teacher and basketball coach at Randolph Central School by trade, Hind’s fishing hobby has grown more serious over the years. He’s at the point now where ...

Mission Statement

LAKEWOOD — On any other Fourth of July morning in the last three decades or so, Tom Anderson could be found patrolling East Terrace Avenue in the village, bullhorn in hand, barking out instructions to the hundreds of participants who would normally be toeing the start line for the ...

Green Flag Flies

Stateline Speedway’s kart track hosted a night of racing Friday, headlined by the $1,000-to-win 350 Clone class of cars. Stateline Karts normally runs every Saturday morning.

Backyard Visitors, Facts Or Myths?

I have received many phone calls and text messages about bears this spring, more than any time I can remember. From trail cameras to cellphone pictures I have it all shared with me, including bears that weigh in at more than 450 pounds, the majority of them in folks’ backyards. The reason ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE It’s no secret that as soon as summer hits and lake temperatures begin to raise into the mid-60s the bass hot spots on the lake are docks. Anglers in the northern basin are still catching “eyes” along weedlines in around 15 feet of water, both night and day. Trolling ...

Trap Leagues

In the Chautauqua County Trap League, Randolph topped Busti, 347-343; and Celoron edged Carroll, 387-386, using a tiebreaker score. Perfect 50s were shot by Steve Crudele, Stan Grochowina, Howard Arnold, Clarence Dickerson, Jim Kestler Jr., Jim Kestler Sr., Jason Hurlburt, Kevin Nicklas, ...

Lakewood GC’s Damore Wins WNYPGA’s First Major Of Season

STAFFORD — Pat Damore, PGA pro at Lakewood Golf Center, won the Western New York Open on Monday at Stafford Country Club. Damore, a member at Conewango Valley Country Club, won the Professional Division on the first playoff hole against Battistoni Golf Center’s Matt Stasiak. Damore and ...

Golf Leagues

CHAUTAUQUA — Better Than Workin leads the Bill Sprague Wednesday Night Golf League at Chautauqua Golf Club with 95 points. Phil Klinginsmith had the lowest score this week with a 35. Individual: Phil Klinginsmith 35, Shelly Grant 38, Cam Rowe 41, Jeff Flanders 42, Bill Wassman 42, Justin ...

Hole-In-One

Peter Sullivan hit his second career hole-in-one on No. 13 at Moon Brook Country Club on Thursday. Sullivan aced the 129-yard hole using his 8-iron. The shot was witnessed by Kim Greyber, Tom Calalesina and Stan Lundine. Sullivan’s first hole-in-one on the hole came 29 years ago.