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HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

BOWLING Fredonia at Dunkirk, 3:30 p.m. Frewsburg at Clymer/Sherman, 3:30 p.m. Falconer at Jamestown, 3:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Randolph, 3:30 p.m. Maple Grove at Brocton, 3:30 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Ellicottville at Tapestry, 6:30 p.m. Cassadaga Valley at Westfield, 7:30 ...

’Hawks Put Up A Fight

JAMESTOWN — Coming into Monday night’s home matchup against Villa Maria, Jamestown Community College women’s basketball coach Travis Wells knew the task ahead would be a challenge. Even so, Wells, in his fifth season as head coach, had just one message for his team after allowing ...

Pietrocarlo Continues To Shine At Edinboro

Edinboro University’s Hope Pietrocarlo (Bemus Point/Maple Grove) was recently named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. The redshirt junior earned the recognition due to her outstanding performance in the Grand Valley State Holiday Open in ...

Six Red Raiders Named To First Team

Six Jamestown High School football players have earned Class AA first-team all-star recognition and head coach Tom Langworthy has been named the Coach of the Year after the Red Raiders captured the regular-season title. Headlining the offense are sophomore running back Jaylen Butera and ...

Crist, McDonald Shine At Buffalo State Saturday

BUFFALO — Six local athletes came home as winners at the season’s second indoor track and field meet Saturday at Buffalo State College. Falconer/Cassadaga Valley/Maple Grove/Frewsburg/Randolph’s Ava Crist won the girls 600 meters in 1:48.19 while teammate Hope Marshall was ...

Baglia Leads Golden Cougars At Pioneer Duals

YORKSHIRE — Bryce Baglia recorded his 100th career win and Falconer/Cassadaga Valley claimed the team title at the Pioneer Duals on Saturday. Baglia finished 7-0 at 152 pounds, one of five Golden Cougars to record that mark. Also going 7-0 were Brayden Newman (106), Joey Pillitieri (132), ...

Backyard Curling Returning To Arena

New sessions of Backyard Curling Leagues sponsored by Dot’s Gift Boutique at Northwest Arena will be starting the week of Jan. 13. The eight-week sessions have a limit of eight teams per league slot. There will be three leagues on Monday nights and three separate leagues on Wednesday ...

Ellicottville Dominates Second Half

ELLICOTTVILLE — Leif Jimerson and Clayton Rowland combined for 23 points in the second half as Ellicottville rallied for a 47-34 nonleague win over Silver Creek. The Black Knights (2-3) led 21-18 at halftime, but a 16-7 third quarter in favor of the Eagles (4-0) turned the game ...

St. Bona Lacrosse Team Helps Families Impacted By Cancer

ST. BONAVENTURE — This November, members of the St. Bonaventure men’s lacrosse team joined up with Lacrosse Mustache Madness to raise money for those impacted by cancer — and they helped to make a big difference. The Bonnies raised $14,786 for the HEADstrong Fund created by Hofstra ...

Griswold’s 683 Series At Cutting Lanes Leads Area Bowling

Tylor Griswold rolled a 231-237-683 in the Boozers & Losers League at Cutting Lanes to highlight the area bowling action. Becky Washer hit a 254-579 in the Saturday Mixed Couples League at Jamestown Bowling Company. Turning in high games were Dennis Nilson with a 256 and Ken Burland ...

YMCA Women’s League Indoor Soccer Champions

Pictured above is the YMCA Women’s Indoor Soccer League championship team. Pictured, in front, from left, are: Emily Pleszewski, Courtney Hewes, Savannah Rivera and Amber Fisher. In back are: Kasie Foulk, Linnea Anderson, Jenny Lutgen, Danelle Shelters, Mary Lucas, Natalie Nytz and Emily Foy.

Disbro Heading To Huntington

Falconer senior Sarah Disbro, seated in front, second from left, is pictured signing her national letter of intent to attend NAIA Huntington University where she will be playing soccer in the fall. Pictured, in front, from left, are: Tobin Disbro, Sarah’s father; Sarah; Leslie Disbro, ...

Ruiz, Haskins Carry Cassadaga Valley

CATTARAUGUS — Bella Ruiz scored 15 points and Mckenzie Haskins added 14 as Cassadaga Valley beat Cattaraugus-Little Valley 64-37 in nonleague action. Meghan LeBaron and Kaylee Pattyson each added 11 points for the Cougars (4-2), who led 20-8 after the first quarter and 39-16 at halftime. ...

Ryberg Shines With 715 Series At Lucky Lanes

FREDONIA — Zach Ryberg fired a 227-256-232-715 to lead the Jamestown boys to a 3-1 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 bowling victory over Fredonia at Lucky Lanes on Monday afternoon. Kyle Christensen added a 219-258-164-641 and Colton Cappalino fired a 222-193-196-611 ...

Roehmholdt, Jamestown Pick Up Second Win

Joseph Roehmholdt was a double winner as Jamestown beat Sweet Home 99-70 in Erie County Interscholastic Conference swimming and diving Friday evening. Roehmholdt won the 200-yard freestyle (1:56.26) and 500-yard freestyle relay (5:31.28) for the Red Raiders (2-2). Alec Sedki captured the ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Today’s Schedule Boys High School Basketball Fredonia at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m. Southwestern at Frewsburg, 7:30 p.m. Maple Grove at Panama, 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Lake at Silver Creek, 7:30 p.m. Forestville at Gowanda, 7:30 p.m. Girls High School Basketball Chautauqua Lake at ...

Bound For Canisius College

Canisius College already has one of Western New York’s most decorated high school runners on its men’s cross country roster, and now another is headed to the Buffalo campus. Randolph senior Ronan McDonald signed his letter of intent to continue his athletic and academic careers at ...

A ‘Surreal’ Moment In Newtown

I wish this column had a dateline. I wish it could read “Trumbull, Conn.” Because if it did, it would have meant I saw Newtown’s 13-7 victory over Darien in the Class LL state football championship game. That would have also meant that I would have witnessed in real time one of the most ...

Bender Bio

¯ Robert J. “Bob” Bender was born June 14, 1917, in St. Augustine Township, Pennsylvania. ¯ Bob served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. He was a member of the Army Artillery Special Service baseball team from 1942-1945. ¯ He was selected for the ...