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Fantastic Friday

From the top, Jamestown’s Renars Karkls (11) congratulates teammate Liam Hansson (7) after the latter’s goal in Friday night’s 5-2 North American Hockey League victory over New Jersey at Northwest Arena; Jamestown’s Jill Kindberg (11) reaches for a rebound during the Red Raiders’ ...

Basketball Playoff Seeds Announced

Three local teams will be No. 1 seeds when the Section VI boys and girls basketball playoffs get underway this week. On the boys side, Randolph will be the No. 1 seed in Class C-2 and Panama will be the top seed in Class D while in girls action, Panama is also the No. 1 seed in Class ...

T’Birds Upset Westfield In Boys Hoops

RIPLEY — Nate and Noah Adams combined for 36 points to send Chautauqua Lake to a 55-52 nonleague victory over Westfield at Ripley Central School. Nate Adams scored 21 points, collected nine rebounds and had five steals for the Thunderbirds (5-15), who dug themselves out of a 12-2 ...

Hill Erupts For 39 Points In Dragons’ Win

ELLICOTTVILLE — What a night for Bre Hill. The Maple Grove senior poured in 39 points — one shy of the school record — to lead the Maple Grove girls to a 78-16 nonleague basketball victory over Ellicottville on Friday night. Hill added 11 rebounds and four steals; Erin Mansfield and ...

Rebels Knock Off Titans, 5-2

Liam Hansson scored the first two goals of the game in the first period and Jamestown went on to skate past New Jersey, 5-2, in a North American Hockey League game at Northwest Arena on Friday night. The Titans closed the margin to 2-1 in the second period on a goal by Josef Glamos, but Noah ...

Jeff Arnold’s 268-707 Leads Area Bowlers

Jeff Arnold, Gary Wells, Tab Berkhous, Eric Truver and Jim Suckow led the way among area bowlers at Jamestown Bowling Company. Arnold shot a 268-707 in the Friday Mixed Couples League; Wells hit a 236-269-698 in the Thursday Early Birds League; Berkhous had a 247-246-695 and Truver had a ...

Winter Backyard Curling

Following are the results from Week Six of the Northwest Arena Winter Backyard Curling Leagues, sponsored by Dot’s Gift Boutique: 5:45 MONDAY LEAGUE Legion of Broom defeated the TRCurlers (38-34) and Curling Me Softly (36-35), with a top performance from Adam Irgang. Scuba Crew secured ...

It’s Time To Add To The Collection

I’m addicted to spring gobbler hunting. I love everything about it. Getting up early, calling, the sound of a gobbler as he wakes up. Heck, I just love everything about spring gobbler hunting. This winter there have been reports of large flocks of birds being spotted in the usual areas, but ...

Record Bear Harvest In Southern Zone

New York State bear hunters took 1,505 black bears during the 2019 hunting seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos this past week announced. “Black bears are thriving in New York, and bear hunting seasons are a critical part of our state’s ...

Witnessing History

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jim Riggs, the late Post-Journal sports editor, covered the United States hockey team’s victory over the USSR at the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid. A staff member of the Daily Olympic Digest for the duration of the Games, Riggs also covered the U.S. victory over ...

Bound For West Liberty

Jenna Caskey, a member of Jamestown Community College’s volleyball team, signs a national letter of intent to further her academic and athletic pursuits at West Liberty (West Virginia) University. Caskey, a Sinclairville native, had pictured herself moving on to the ranks of the NCAA and ...

Kennedy Leads SW Boys To Win; Sands Shines In Sherman Girls’ Victory

MIDDLEPORT — Behind a fine all-around effort from Aidan Kennedy, Southwestern knocked off Royalton-Hartland, 65-50, in a nonleague boys basketball game Thursday night. Kennedy scored 19 points, to go along with seven rebounds, three steals and three assists to help the Trojans improve to ...

JCC Men Fall To Monroe CC

ROCHESTER — Cold-shooting Jamestown Community College suffered a 101-57 loss to Monroe CC in an NJCAA Region 3 Division II men’s basketball game Wednesday night. The Jayhawks (8-15, 1-8), who were just 19 of 70 from the field (27%), were led offensively by Jordan Thomas with 25 points ...

Soap Box Derby Registration Scheduled For March 7

Registration for the 2020 Jamestown Area Soap Box Derby will be held on March 7 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Northwest Savings Bank Ice Arena. Registration is $40 per racer, and $50 per racer for STEM program participants. Children ages 7 to 18 are eligible to race in one of two divisions. ...

Correction

RANDOLPH SENIOR NIGHT Tyler Hind, Kaleb Steward, Branson Morrison, Ty Rosengren and Riley Clark were honored prior to Randolph’s basketball game against Tapestry on Tuesday night. Rosengren’s name was omitted in a story on Page B1 in Wednesday’s Post-Journal.

Jamestown Community Baseball

In the history of Jamestown baseball, 1965 was a very interesting year. Quick-quipping Jamestown businessman Marty Haines was named general manager of the Jamestown Tigers. Optimism was high as Detroit Tigers farm director Don Lund boldly predicted in The Post-Journal that their Class D club ...

VanArsdale, Meleen, Conti Share Bowling Spotlight

Justin VanArsdale and Mark Meleen both surpassed the 750 series plateau and Chris Conti was one pin shy of a perfect game to highlight Thursday night action in the Classic Doubles League at Jamestown Bowling Company. VanArsdale smashed a 238-258-279-775 for Zamborik-VanArsdale; Meleen hit a ...

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

BOYS BASKETBALL Iroquois at Randolph, 6 p.m. Maple Grove at Southwestern, 6:30 p.m. Silver Creek at Sherman, 7:30 p.m. Westfield at Chautauqua Lake, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Salamanca at North Collins, noon Panama a Fredonia, 7:30 p.m. Maple Grove at Ellicottville, 6 p.m. Lockport at ...

Olympic Dreams

From having a top 400-meter time in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association to being a member of a state-championship winning 1,600-meter relay team, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley senior Rayven Sample is no stranger to success on the track. That success, along with immense ...

Playoff Prep

Prior to Wednesday night’s nonleague basketball meeting with visiting Panama, the Southwestern girls basketball team, led by coach Dave Turnbull, chose to begin their Senior Night celebration in a unique way: honoring the Panthers’ seniors. “What a class act,” Panama head coach ...