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Season Draws Near

BARBERSVILLE, Fla. — A pair of area drivers are preparing for the start of the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Late Models season opener this weekend. Veteran Boom Briggs of Bear Lake, Pennsylvania and rookie Ryan Scott of Garland, Pennsylvania will be in the field when racing begins ...

Stateline, Eriez Add RUSH Stock Cars Series

The Pace Performance RUSH Stock Car Series together with Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC recently announced the addition of Stateline and Eriez Speedways to the recently announced series. The two well-known speedways, located just 40 miles from each other, will be a catalyst for the growth of the ...

Mack Was One Of County’s Finest

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the biography of Lewis G. Mack, one of 11 inductees in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. Other inductees are George L. Barone Jr., Harry G. Carlson, Andrew J. Creager, Michael A. Sirianni, Christina M. Kebort, Marc T. Tramuta, Randall G. Anderson, ...

Hoard Honored As Ohio Sportscaster Of The Year Again

Dan Hoard has told the stories of collegiate and professional athletes/teams on radio and television for decades. Based on his most recent honor, the Lakewood native continues to be at the top of his game. Hoard, the radio voice of the Cincinnati Bengals as well as the University of ...

Bonnies’ Holmes Is A-10 Player Of The Week

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — St. Bonaventure junior Jaren Holmes turned in one of the best performances in Reilly Center history in a victory last week and has earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors for his efforts. Holmes poured in a career-high 38 points in the Jan. 6 victory over Saint ...

Rojas, Alabama Breeze Past Kentucky In Lexington, 85-65

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alabama is hitting on all cylinders. And we’re not talking about the football team. John Petty Jr. scored 23 points to lead three players in double figures to spark the Crimson Tide (10-3, 5-0) to an 85-65 victory over Kentucky (4-7, 3-1) on Tuesday night at Rupp ...

Bills Defense To Be Tested By Ravens

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — By batting down Philip Rivers’ desperation pass as time ran out to secure Buffalo’s first playoff victory in 25 years, safety Micah Hyde and the defense pushed its bend-but-don’t-break reputation to its limits. It wasn’t pretty, nor easy, Hyde acknowledged, ...

Off Sofa, Browns’ Stefanski To Return After Playoff Absence

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nervously sitting in front of a TV while secluded in his basement at home, coach Kevin Stefanski watched his Browns’ shocking playoff win — the team’s first in 26 years — like one of the team’s many long-suffering, faithful fans. From the sideline to the ...

End Of An Era? Steelers Facing Big Questions After Loss

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey sat on the bench, their 11th season together over. Their future uncertain. Their pain obvious. The end of the 2020 season wasn’t supposed to come so quickly. Yet it barreled down on the Pittsburgh Steelers from the first snap of a ...

Raymond Fires 696 Set At Frewsburg Lanes

Andrew Raymond’s 247-245-696 for Piazza’s Carpet One led the VSK Emporium League at Frewsburg Lanes. Teammate Dave Eriksen was just behind Raymond with a 224-258-695 while Ray Textor had a 268-695 for Hope’s Windows. Frewsburg Lanes: VSK Emporium—Troy Beightol 663, Jeff Arnold 661, ...

Cleveland Drills Steelers, Earns Road Trip To Kansas City

PITTSBURGH — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or your emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it, dismantling the Pittsburgh Steelers 48-29 in the wild-card round Sunday night. It’s the ...

Bills Hold Off Colts For First Playoff Victory In A Quarter Century

ORCHARD PARK — Quarterback Josh Allen and safety Micah Hyde teamed up to make the Buffalo Bills’ losing past history. Now do you Bill-ieve? In a season in which the Bills busted numerous slumps, Allen became Buffalo’s first starter in a quarter century to win a playoff game. And ...

Exceptional Stars Athletics Seeking Community Support

Exceptional Stars Athletics, a local organization dedicated to providing children with special needs the opportunity to participate in sporting events, is seeking support from the community. ESA is holding a fundraiser raffle to help raise funds for the program. “We keep every event we ...

Skeet Leagues

Jim Johnson and Matt Littlefield shots 50s, while Gregory McChesney, Matthew Lenehan, Chris Dole, Scott Seiber and Chris Gullotti had 25s to highlight action in the Chautauqua County Winter Skeet League. In team results, Bee Happy posted a pair of wins over Twisted Triggers, 112-96 and ...

Proven Winner

First, it was The Catch. Then, it was The Stiff-Arm. And, finally, it was The Recovery. Boy, has Cleveland tight end Stephen Carlson found ways to inject himself into critical moments against rival Pittsburgh during his two seasons in the National Football League. The Jamestown native ...

Nothing Ever Comes Easy For Browns, Their Fans

Red Right 88. The Drive. The Fumble. The Move. Cleveland Browns have seen it all over the years. On Sunday — presumably — they’ll see something they haven’t in the better part of two decades. A playoff game. ııı It hasn’t always been bad for the Browns and their ...

Bonnies Game Vs. George Washington Postponed

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Today’s scheduled men’s basketball game between St. Bonaventure and George Washington has been postponed due to virus concerns within the Colonials program. George Washington notified Atlantic 10 and St. Bonaventure officials of a positive COVID-19 test result from a ...

Horseshoes

Dave Niles, Boyd Shaffer and Mike Shannon won two games each to highlight action in the Senior Horseshoe League. Shannon had the high score of the week with a 95 with 15 ringers. Shaffer had games of 86, 86, and 83 with seven, six and four ringers respectively. Dick Franzen had games of 89 ...

Attendees At Bills’ Playoff Victory ‘Absolutely Love It’

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — It was just like the pre-coronavirus pandemic days on Saturday morning for Scott Hammond and his son Landon when they were among the first to get to their seats before a Buffalo Bills home game. Everything else, however, felt different for the Hammonds, who were among the ...

Upward Trajectory

The yellowed Post-Journal newspaper clipping, preserved in a file folder, sports a headline that reads: “Springville Hands Trojans Their First Loss.” More than 22 years later, the setback still has Nick Sirianni chapped. “I dropped a big fourth-down pass,” the 1999 Southwestern ...