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Cleveland Rocked

CLEVELAND — Two days after celebrating their return to the NFL playoffs, the Cleveland Browns were knocked flat. COVID-19 will keep coach Kevin Stefanski and at least two players, one a Pro Bowler, out of the team’s first playoff game since the 2002 season. The Browns announced ...

Testing Replaces Tailgating In Orchard Park

ORCHARD PARK — Testing is replacing tailgating in the Bills Stadium parking lot, with a limited number of fans being allowed to attend Buffalo’s wild-card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. Before that can happen, New York state guidelines require the approximate ...

Rojas Has Big Game In Alabama Win

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Keon Ellis scored 16 points and Jamestown High School graduate James Rojas scored 15 — each off the bench — to help carry Alabama past Florida 86-71 on Tuesday night to sit atop the Southeastern Conference. The pair tallied 31 of the Crimson Tide’s (8-3, 3-0) ...

Sabres Have Unfinished Business After Last Season

BUFFALO (AP)— Ralph Krueger doesn’t consider the Sabres’ home opener against the Washington Capitals on Jan. 14 as the start of a new season. Buffalo’s second-year coach is approaching it more as a continuation of the past one. “We are continuing a story, not beginning a story,” ...

Carlson Leads Way At Frewsburg

Kevin Carlson Jr. rolled a 259-675 for Farr’s Allstate in the VSK Emporium League at Frewsburg Lanes to lead the area bowling. Also at Frewsburg, Jeff Arnold rolled a 279 game, Matt Himes a 267, Erik Lindquist a 261 and Troy Beightol a 258. Frewsburg Lanes: Tuesday Doubles League — Josh ...

SIMULATOR GOLF

WESTFIELD — Brandon Johnston and Scott Jagoda are the leaders of the Pinehurst Golf Club’s Winter Simulator League through six weeks. The tandem has 78 points, 2.5 better than the second-place team of Patrick Swanson and Mark Drollinger (75.5). In Week Six action — played on the back ...

Kebort Will Be Second Martial Artist In CSHOF

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the biography of Christina M. Kebort, 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, Lewis G. Mack, Marc T. Tramuta, Randall G. Anderson, ...

Full Speed Ahead

ORCHARD PARK — Simply making the playoffs no longer cuts it in Buffalo. Having gone one-and-done in their two most recent playoff appearances since snapping a 17-year postseason drought in 2017, these Bills have loftier objectives as they prepare to host the Indianapolis Colts in the ...

Mayfield Pushes Browns Back Into Playoffs, Prominence

CLEVELAND — Baker Mayfield forcefully planted his Browns flag on Sunday. With the weight of a city’s football hopes riding on his back, Mayfield delivered for Cleveland and its long-suffering fans. Coming off an embarrassing performance a week earlier, Mayfield, who came into the NFL ...

Steelers Enter Playoffs Confident Late Fade Wasn’t A Bad Omen

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin offered a very on-brand answer when asked whether he’s comfortable with where his team is at heading into the playoffs. “I feel comfortable,” Tomlin responded, declining to elaborate as is typical when January rolls around and things ...

Tompkins, Smith Shine At Jamestown Bowling Co.

Steph Tompkins and Bonnie Smith both surpassed the 600 plateau to lead the area bowling action. Bowling in the Monday Midnite Towing/Terminal Collision Ladies Classic Doubles League at Jamestown Bowling Company, Tompkins fired a 226-618 for Axiom Office Imaging. Meanwhile, Smith rolled a ...

ESA Hosting Roller Skating Day On Jan. 30 In Russell

Exceptional Stars Athletics, a local organization dedicated to providing children with special needs the opportunity to participate in sports, is branching out yet again. ESA will be holding its first roller skating day on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Russell Roller ...

Junior Bowling

JAMESTOWN BOWLING COMPANY Riley Piazza rolled a 237-224-203-664 to lead the Junior-Majors; Tori Higbee hit a 127-317 and Tayvian Gilson shot a 122-317 to pace the Preps; and Jaxson Higbee fired a 105-68-173 to top the Bantams. Junior-Majors: Kyle Christensen 245-213-191-649, Colton ...

Skeet League

Following are the results from the first day of the Chautauqua County Winter Skeet League: The Bird Dogs defeated the Twisted Triggers, 104-98 and 110-97; The Wad Squad knocked off Bee Happy, 116-111 and 116-107; the Bird Busters upended the Dominators, 117-111 and 121-108; and the Primers ...

Bills Eliminate Miami; Colts Next

ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills were intent on not easing into the playoffs, while ending the Miami Dolphins’ chances. In a season-ending game in which the Dolphins had far more riding on the outcome, the Bills put an empathic stamp on their breakthrough year with a ...

Allen Can Now Set His Sights On Playoffs

ORCHARD PARK — A little more than a year ago, Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane was lamenting how his team needed to score more points. Josh Allen and company certainly haven’t let him down. In a game the Bills scored touchdowns in all three phases, and Allen got to rest ...

Browns End Playoff Drought, Survive Late Steelers’ Rally

CLEVELAND — Squeezing the game ball in his left hand, Baker Mayfield looked at the giant scoreboard showing highlights of Cleveland’s glory days. In the stands, masked fans hugged, high-fived and took one last look at the final score — Cleveland 24, Pittsburgh 22 — just to make ...

Orange Bowl Memories: Who Needed A Credential When You Had Kay?

In a small room tucked in the back of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in downtown Jamestown is a bank of file cabinets. One drawer in that sea of metal is labeled “Shane Conlan.” Upon opening it, I find media guides, magazines and framed autographed photos that help tell the story of the ...

Colburn, Elardo Lead Area Bowling

Bill Colburn rolled a 287-696 to pace the Belle View East League, while Jim Elardo hit a 202-200-581 to lead the Senior Coffee Bowl at Jamestown Bowling Company. Jamestown Bowling Company: Senior Coffee Bowl — Jodie Lawson 218-525, Bob Kaverman 191-510, Harry Jones 502, Ron Willey 195, Pam ...

Unassuming Star

2020 was a difficult year for many. For Zed Williams, it couldn’t have gone much better. For the opening three months of the year, the Silver Creek graduate was enjoying the greatest season of his three-year National Lacrosse League career. In August, the University of Virginia ...