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Local Sports

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 ...

Wilcox Adds Team State Title To Trophy Case At Falconer

Over and over again Drew Wilcox has proven to be the top wrestling coach the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association has to offer. No doubt, Falconer/Cassadaga Valley’s head man has a lot of help on his staff, but the Golden Cougars’ success for the past decade has centered around ...

2020 Post-Journal Wrestling All-Stars

MARTIN OHLSSON 99 POUNDS CHAUTAUQUA LAKE/WESTFIELD/ PANAMA/CLYMER Martin Ohlsson took fifth at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division II championships after placing second at the Section VI state qualifier. ... A freshman, he finished the season with a ...

‘A Miracle’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article first appeared in The Post-Journal in 1995, 15 years after the Jamestown High School boys basketball team completed one of the finest seasons in school history. The look back at the 1979-80 campaign is the latest in the “Remember When” series. He ...

Baseball Is The Greatest Of All Sports … By Far

I consider myself a fairly knowledgeable sports fan — even golf, which we all know is NOT a sport — and I believe I am fair (to a point) when rating teams vs. teams or players vs. players. I realize today’s athletes are light years ahead of the guys from the 1960s and previously ...

Jones Named To All-ECIC First Team

The postseason basketball honors for Demarri Jones continue. The Jamestown junior has been named to the All-Erie County Interscholastic Conference first team after claiming ECIC Division 1 Player-of-the-Year honors last month. The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds, while ...

Marley Drake Selected To ECIC Div. 1 Second Team

The postseason basketball honors for Demarri Jones continue. The Jamestown junior has been named to the All-Erie County Interscholastic Conference first team after claiming ECIC Division 1 Player-of-the-Year honors last month. The 6-foot-3 forward averaged 17 points and 10.5 rebounds, while ...

March Memories

The decades-old video, which appears on the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame website, is all of 9 seconds in length, but it shows a side of inductee Maceo Wofford (Class of 2017) rarely seen on the basketball court. The site is McElrath Gymnasium at Jamestown High School. The Red Raiders’ ...

A Hoops Trip Of A Lifetime

My closet at home is nearly filled with totes. Most are filled with a conglomerate of autographs from various sporting events, cheap baseball hats, clippings of newspaper articles I’ve written or old notebooks from high school and college classes. Rarely do these contents ever see the ...

AVI Tennis Tourney Champ

Jack Sherry defeated Justin Phaneuf to capture the Kids Division of the recent AVI Tennis Tournament at the Lakewood YMCA. Submitted photo

Let’s Set A Date

Clymer/Sherman/Panama will begin its title defense Friday, Sept. 11. It won’t be easy. The Wolfpack — New York State Public High School Athletic Association back-to-back Class D champions — have been moved up to Class C for the upcoming season and they’ll play in the South ...

Suhr Calls Current Situation ‘Bigger Than The Olympic Games’

Reluctant to take the national focus away from those affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, Fredonia native and Olympic silver and gold medalist Jenn Suhr responded to the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Suhr, the No. 1 American pole ...

Barmore Named D2 West Player Of The Year

Panama senior Cameron Barmore has been named Player of the Year by the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West coaches, the league announced recently. Westfield seniors Ryan Jafarjian and Mike Johnson were named First-Team All-Stars, joining Frewsburg senior Brad Nelson, ...

Gators’ Curran Is D1 West POY

Allegany-Limestone senior Casey Curran was recently named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West boys basketball Player of the Year. Curran was joined on the league’s First Team by senior teammate Gus Napoleon. Fredonia junior Tyler Putney and sophomore Nick ...

Asquith Senior Tour Held Up By Coronavirus

The Art Asquith Senior Golf Tour has canceled the organizational meeting and play scheduled for April 13 at the Bemus Point Golf Course. Tour play at the participating courses has also been canceled for the foreseeable future. The start of the league will depend on favorable conditions and ...

Newest Jayhawk

Weeks after guiding Dunkirk High School to its most successful girls basketball season in more than a quarter century, Ken Ricker is ready to take the next step in his hoops career: He is now the women’s coach at Jamestown Community College. The announcement was made Monday by ...

NYSPHSAA Cancels Winter Sports Seasons

Last Saturday, Panama’s girls basketball team was supposed to be playing Elba in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D Far West Regional at Rush-Henrietta High School. Instead, the Panthers went tubing at Peek’n Peak before meeting for dinner at Texas ...

Priester, 80, Still On The Right Track

Upon turning 80 years old last August, Tom Priester had just one goal to celebrate his ascension into the next decade. He wanted to play basketball. A frequent pickup-basketball participant, the former Southwestern teacher and cross country coach has relished in the opportunity to ...