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Local fishermen found plenty of open water Sunday in Bemus Bay on Chautauqua Lake to practice social distancing while also being outdoors.

Franchina’s Resilience Was Special

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article on Lori Franchina ran in The Post-Journal on May 14,1993. Since this story appeared, Franchina’s athletic/coaching accomplishments have packed her personal resume to full and overflowing, a testament to her God-given talents as well as her desire to ...

Angeletti Named Division 2 West POY

Natalie Angeletti of Panama completed her senior year in style, earning Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West Player-of-the-Year honors. Panthers’ teammates Kylie Schnars and Mandy Brink are joined on the first team by MacKenzie Gratto and Carrie Sands of Sherman; and ...

North Collins’ Robinson Is D2 East POY

North Collins senior Tyler Robinson was named Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 East Player of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Joining Robinson on the league’s First Team are Forestville senior Gavin Christian and junior Javier West; Ellicottville juniors Leif ...

Lennon, Maloney Shine For YMCA Starz In Olean

The Lakewood YMCA Starz gymnastics Level 7 team of Grace Lennon and Abbey Maloney took first place at the recent Luck of the Gymnast Invitational earlier this month at the Olean YMCA. Lennon competed in the Junior age group and had a 9.25 floor exercise while Maloney, in the Senior age group, ...

Northwest Wave Wins In Albion

Northwest Wave Varsity Girls White traveled to Albion for an annual indoor soccer tournament recently and emerged champions. The girls were unscored upon throughout the tournament. They tied Royalton-Hartland, 0-0; defeated Albion Raptors, 2-0, and Batavia YMCA Pink, 2-0; before defeating their ...

Jamestown Community Baseball

The Boston Red Sox returned to Jamestown in 1969 as did Manager Jackie Moore. They also continued to use their player development strategy of bringing in large numbers of players to see which ones will become the cream that rises to the top. Over 45 Red Sox prospects called Jamestown home in ...

Coombs’ New Reality

Nineteen years ago, Joe Coombs was a 26-year-old trying to decide whether or not to hang up his skates and join the coaching ranks when terrorists turned commercials airliners into flying bombs and attacked the United States. The 9-11 attacks severely affected the start of amateur and ...

A Different Spring

There aren’t many similarities between Scottsdale, Arizona and Frewsburg, New York. But, for the time being, the latter will serve as the spring training home of native Connor Grey. Grey, a pitcher in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization since being drafted as a college senior in the ...

The Day A Frewsburg Kid Made The Grade

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column appeared in The Post-Journal on June 9, 1996, a day after Frewsburg Central School’s Mike Sheesley tossed a no-hitter and the Bears claimed their second straight New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship and their third ...

What The Heck Is Happening?

OK, folks, I’m going to let you all in on a little secret: The world is not coming to an end, but what has happened is this. A few thousand miles away from our corner of the world somebody got a really bad flu bug, as my grandma would say. The original doctor that treated said flu noticed ...

Fishing Report

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Open water on Chautauqua Lake is limited to areas off creek mouths. Cast stickbaits off creek mouths at night to target walleye. Look to the canals for possible influx of crappie, yellow perch and bluegill. LAKE ERIE AND TRIBS Steelhead action in the Lake Erie ...

‘I Just Had A Hunch’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal on June 7, 1986, the day after Jamestown native Karen Bakewell, representing Miami (Ohio) University, broke the meet record in the 800 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis. This is the ...

35 Years Of Hoops Memories

Tom Nelson has always prided himself on teaching the fundamentals of basketball. For 35 years — predominantly in the Frewsburg school district — he made it his passion. Now future Bears will have to learn from someone else. Nelson recently stepped down as the Frewsburg head coach ...

Tarp Skunks’ Reach Extends To Greater Pittsburgh

Adam Powers knows he’s fortunate. Amidst the shutdowns that have occurred nationwide as a result of COVID-19, the lifelong Pittsburgh resident and tax accountant, a profession he shares with his wife Carly, is still able to fulfill his responsibilities from home. “With our boys’ ...

Division 1 Wrestling All-Stars Announced

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 first- and second-team all-star wrestlers have been announced. On the first team are Martin Ohlsson, Chautauqua Lake, 99 pounds; Brayden Newman, Falconer-Cassadaga Valley, 106; David Ball, Fredonia, 113; Hunter Harris, Chautauqua ...

Reed Hits 724 Set At Cutting Lanes

Ron Reed smashed a 254-247-724 in the American League at Cutting Lanes to lead the area bowling action.In the same league, Drew Robinson hit a 255-680. Also at Cutting Lanes, Adam Newhouse rolled a 254 game. Cutting Lanes: American League — Brad Robinson 246-636, Jeff Donor 602, Jason ...

Special Olympics Event Postponed

The annual Special Olympics event at Strider Field in Jamestown, originally scheduled in May, has been postponed, according to Chairman Bob Goold. The event has been tentatively rescheduled for the first week in June, Goold said. Contact Goold at 969-2060 with any questions.

His Way Archers Facility Is Closed

Until further notice, His Way Archers has closed its facility at its 31 Water St. location in Jamestown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Any updates will be posted on social media.

Skeet Leagues

Following are the end-of-season standings for the Chautauqua County Winter Skeet League: 1. Aces 22-0 2. Top Shelf 18-4 3. Claybusters 16-6 4. Birdbusters 16-6 5. Crushers 13-9 6. Dominators 13-9 7. Bee Happy 11-11 8. Primers 7-15 9. Orange Crush 5-17 10. Dirtybirds ...