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Record-Setting Day In Olean

OLEAN — The area’s top high school boys swimmers and divers didn’t disappoint at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Championships on Saturday at Olean Middle School. In fact, it was a record-setting day. Kyle Dean of Jamestown, Gannon Moore of Frewsburg/Southwestern, ...

JCC Women Earn Weekend Split Of High-Scoring Games

The clock winding down in the final seconds of Saturday’s season opener, Jamestown Community College first-year women’s basketball coach Ken Ricker offered his players one last piece of advice. “Don’t stop playing,” he implored from the bench. Guess what? The Jayhawks ...

Jayhawks’ Rally Comes Up Short, Fall To Lackawanna In Opener

Xavier Churnac didn’t look the least bit downcast as he sat in his office following Jamestown Community College’s 88-83 season-opening loss to Lackawanna College at the Physical Education Complex on Saturday. In fact, he seemed rather upbeat. After nearly a year since he last coached ...

JCC Wrestling Team Opens Season With Setback Vs. Thiel

GREENVILLE, Pa. — The Jamestown Community College wrestling team opened its season Saturday, falling to NCAA Division II Thiel College, 33-15. The Jayhawks (0-1) fell behind early as Marcus Evans (Randolph/Randolph HS) was defeated by Evan Whiteside via pin in the 125-pound ...

Salamanca Boys Deal Eagles First Basketball Loss Of Season

SALAMANCA — Lucas McKenna scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists as Salamanca handed Ellicottville its first loss of the season, 46-44, in a nonleague boys basketball game Saturday. Jarod White added 10 points and seven rebounds; Hayden Hoag had 8 points and ...

Genareo, Beaver Set The Pace

Sofia Genareo scored 11 of her game-high 18 points in the first quarter to help propel Southwestern past Maple Grove in a Division 1 West basketball game Saturday. Genareo also hauled down 17 rebounds; Reece Beaver scored 15 points to go along with her six steals and three rebounds; and ...

Bonnies Clinch First Outright A-10 Regular-Season Title

ST. BONAVENTURE — During a press conference with members of the media last week on Zoom, St. Bonaventure junior Dominick Welch allowed himself to admire the trophy representing the program’s 2015-16 share of that season’s Atlantic 10 regular-season title housed inside the Bona basketball ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

SECTION VI FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Subject to change. Unless noted, Thursday and Friday games start at 7 p.m.; Saturday games start at 2 p.m. WEEK 1 Thursday, April 1 Amherst at Sweet Home North Tonawanda at Williamsville South South Park at Starpoint Lockport at Grand ...

HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY SCHEDULE

MONDAY BOWLING Randolph at Forestville, 3 p.m. Frewsburg at Silver Creek, 3 p.m. Southwestern at Dunkirk, 3 p.m. Falconer at Fredonia, 3 p.m. Salamanca at Hinsdale, 3 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Falconer at Pine Valley, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Walsh at Ellicottville, 5:30 ...

Shining Soph

Jamestown’s defense lived up to its advanced billing. Trey Drake’s marksmanship from beyond the arc did, too. Added together, it was more than enough for the red-hot Red Raiders to roll past Frontier, 88-57, in an Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 basketball game at ...

Bonnies Close In On A-10 No. 1 Seed

ST. BONAVENTURE — For the first part of this season, skeptics didn’t consider St. Bonaventure a 3-point shooting team. You can safely cross that off as a criticism of the Bonnies now. Mark Schmidt’s team went 15 of 29 from 3-point range with six different players making at least one ...

Allegany-Limestone Takes Physical D1 West Battle At Southwestern

Tyler Curran was the difference-maker at the conclusion of a hard-fought Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West meeting between host Southwestern and visiting Allegany-Limestone on Friday night. The junior fired home 21 of his team-high 26 points in the second half, ...

Is There A Science Behind Language Of The Wild Turkey?

While the winter of 2021 hasn’t been that bad — so far — we still have a few weeks to add to our snow totals but long-range forecasts seem to be leading toward proving the woodchuck wrong. Either way, the first part of March always brings out the spring turkey hunters. Each year I ...

Berkhous Hits Pair Of 300s At JBC

Tab Berkhous reached perfection. Twice in a row. Berkhous hit his pair of 300s en route to a 793 series for the Bad Bowlers in the JBC Classic Doubles League at Jamestown Bowling Company. Mark Blasdell hit a 248-268-229-795 for John C. Nelson Roofing; Josh Beckstrom a 246-279-248-773 for ...

Dunkirk Girls, Fredonia Boys Stay On Top Of Division 1

Dunkirk’s girls remained undefeated with a 4-0 sweep of Fredonia in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 high school bowling Friday at Lucky Lanes. Rachel Glowniak rolled a 176-255-247-678 to lead the Marauders (24-0) to a line score of 973-917-897-2,787. Tayler Skelly had ...

Gratto’s Double-Double Leads Sherman Past Clymer; Brink Powers Panama

SHERMAN — Host Sherman improved to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West play with a 46-26 win over Clymer (2-2, 2-1). Mackenzie Gratto led the winners with 15 points an 12 rebounds; Amaya Lewczyk had six points and eight rebounds, Paige Gratto ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE With the recent warm weather this past week and rain forecasted for this weekend, local officials have asked anglers to stay of the Lake. LAKE ERIE AND TRIBS Cattaraugus Creek is the best bet for open water this week, with the recent run-off increasing flows. The other ...

Halterman, Visnesky Shine In Timberwolves’ 66-26 Victory

FALCONER — Josh Halterman scored 16 points and Johnny Visnesky added 12 as Cattaraugus-Little Valley (4-3) beat nonleague Falconer, 66-26. Nick Erickson led the Golden Falcons (0-6) with 13 points. CATTARAUGUS-LITTLE VALLEY (66) Colton 3 0 7, Allen 3 0 6, Savidge 2 0 5, Perkins 3 0 6, ...

High-Scoring Rally

Maple Grove outscored Frewsburg, 48-31, in the second half to rally for an 81-73 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West victory Thursday on Dutch Hollow Road. The Bears (1-1, 1-1) led 12-0 early in the game, made 14 3-pointers, and got 34 points from Jonathan Brito in ...

T’Birds Win OT Thriller In Mayville

MAYVILLE — A Thursday night slugfest between Chautauqua Lake and Southwestern ended with the Thunderbirds landing the heaviest blow. Chautauqua Lake snuck by the Trojans, 58-50, in overtime in a game that featured 13 ties and eight lead changes. From the beginning of the day and even the ...