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Most kids have a soccer ball. They have a cellphone or tablet. And — right now — they have a ton of free time. The Frewsburg Soccer Club is making the most of a bad situation. With large gatherings across New York state, the country and the world restricted due to the coronavirus ...

Asquith Defies His Age

EDITOR’S NOTE: In another installment of “Remember When,” retired Cassadaga Valley Central School teacher and coach Art Asquith is today’s featured subject. More than five years ago, Asquith, who turned 91 last month, defied his age by paying a visit to Sky High Adventure Park at ...

Hind Is D1 East POY Again

For the fourth straight season, Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 East coaches have named Randolph’s Tyler Hind the league’s Player of the Year. Hind, who was selected unanimously, averaged 23.5 points, six rebounds, six assists and 2.5 steals per game during league ...

Salamanca’s Kennedy Is D2 East Girls POY

Salamanca senior Nizhoni Kennedy was recently named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 East girls basketball Player of the Year. Kennedy was joined on the league’s First Team by junior teammate Jaeden Hubbard. Cattaraugus-Little Valley sophomore Alex Minnekine; North ...

YMCA Volleyball

RED DIVISION Rob Saxman was the MVP for Empire Spikes Back in a 25-18, 25-20, 21-17 win over Get Up on March 9. Kaylee Halladay led Get Up. ——— Cory Moore was Bumpin’s MVP in a 25-23, 25-20, 21-16 win over Diggin’ Graves. Erin Roach led Diggin’ Graves. ——— Jen ...

Jayhawks Add Three Swimmers

Looking to keep adding to the Jamestown Community College swimming and diving team, head coach Todd Conklin has inked three more signees. The new signees include two local swimmers in Tia Moppert from Gowanda Central School and Colby Pantall from Maple Grove High School. To round out the new ...

Pine Valley’s Unity On Court Starts With Coach

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal in March 1991 following Pine Valley’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D girls basketball championship, the first of six in program history. QUEENSBURY — Tim Nobles tried hard to fit the part ...

Panthers Claimed First Baseball Crown In 2007

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal on June 10, 2007 following Pine Valley’s first New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D baseball championship. BINGHAMTON — The celebration was over, the hugs had been exchanged and the pictures had ...

Jamestown Community Baseball

The Boston Red Sox returned to College Stadium in 1970 for their third year as the parent club for the Jamestown Falcons. The Sox sent one of their heroes to oversee the team. Jackie Jensen, a veteran of 12 Major League Baseball seasons with the Yankees, Senators and notably the Red Sox, was in ...

Undefeated Year

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’

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?

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...