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‘Rodeo City’ Will Come To Life Tonight

Gerry is again the “Rodeo Capital of the East” for four days beginning tonight with additional performances nightly through Saturday. Submitted photo GERRY — It happens almost like magic. Anyone driving through this small town on Route 60 a couple of days ago might wonder why this ...

Double Play

Jordan Basile speaks at a Jamestown Jammers news conference at Diethrick Park after being named the team’s manager earlier this month. Basile was also named Jamestown Community College’s head coach Tuesday. P-J file photo by Scott Kindberg Three weeks after being named the manager of the ...

HOF Cowgirl Traces Roots To Gerry

Madonna Eskew performed trick roping as a young girl at the early Gerry Rodeos with her grandfather, Col. Jim Eskew watching. Submitted photo GERRY — It was 75 years ago in 1945 when a young girl named Madonna Eskew traveled to the first rodeo in Gerry with her grandfather Col. Jim Eskew, ...

Shults Named Offensive MVP At Jim Kelly Camp

This year’s Jim Kelly Football Camp, held at Williamsville North High School due to the renovations and construction at 1 Bills Drive, saw the Jamestown Red Raiders’ Ty Shults, pictured at right, earn the Camp Offensive MVP award. This was Ty’s fourth consecutive year at Kelly Camp. In ...

October Benefit Planned For County Correction Officer

On Sunday, Oct. 13, the Celoron Legion will host a benefit for Chautauqua County Correction Officer Dawayne Vanderwork from noon-6 p.m. Vanderwork has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic renal cancer and will be starting treatment at Roswell Park in Buffalo immediately. A lifelong ...

Youth Soccer Roundup

JAYS U6 COED Blue Timbits topped Red Timbits 1-0 with Alyssa Cusimano scoring the lone goal. Blue goalkeepers were Ayla Mistretta, Willow Atwater, Parker Tomaszewski and Madelyn Pratt. Red goalkeepers were Kendyl Murray, Evelyn Stronz, Adalyn Brunco and Olivia Newhall. ——— Green ...

Morello-Jagoda Pair Wins Cassadaga CC Member-Guest

Pictured, from left, are: member Adam Morello and guest Scott Jagoda, winners of the recent Cassadaga Country Club Member-Guest Tournament. Following the first day of competition the team of member Todd Fenton and guest Scott Winley led at 61. Jagoda and Morello were tied for second with member ...

Vaughn Ties For Second At 2-Over

LANCASTER — The Western New York PGA Jr. Tour traveled to Buffalo Tournament Club recently, with Anthony Delisanti of Sanborn taking home the 16-18 prize with a score of 36-37-73 to finish at 1-over par. Max Vaughn of Lakewood finished in a four-way tie for second with his round of ...

Camp Grind

BEREA, Ohio — Practice complete, Odell Beckham Jr. and Baker Mayfield mill about near the “Friends & Family” tent at the Cleveland Browns’ facility Monday afternoon. The dynamic wide receiver and talented quarterback, who have their rabid fan base already in a lather just five ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleveland Browns Training Camp

BEREA, Ohio -- Jamestown High School graduate Stephen Carlson and his Cleveland Browns teammates took part in their fifth day of training camp at the team's headquarters in Berea, Ohio on Monday. P-J photos by Matt Spielman

Kahanic Defends State Title

FRANKFORT — Nick Kahanic is now a two-time Highland Games New York State Champion after defending his title at The Great American Irish Festival this past weekend. In 2018, the Falconer native was able to take home his first championship despite recovering from both a shoulder injury and ...

Bowers Claims E-Mods Special At Eriez Speedway

HAMMETT, Pa. — BB’s Truck and Auto Service presented a $2,000-to-win, 25-lap special for the Waterford Hotel E-Mods at Eriez Speedway and the cash wound up going home with Casey Bowers, the biggest win of his career. Max Blair again showed his mastery of the New Motors Super Late Model ...

Final Preparations Underway For 75th Annual Gerry Rodeo

GERRY — As hundreds of rodeo fans pull into the parking lots for the 75th annual Gerry Rodeo, beginning this Wednesday and continuing for four nights through Saturday, most of them will have thoughts of bucking broncs and bulls, daring cowboys and cowgirls, good food, and lots of fun. Few of ...

Burch Leads Asquith Tour In Union City

UNION CITY, Pa. — The Asquith Senior Golf Tour traveled to Union City Country Club this week, with Ken Burch leading White Flight A with a 78 and a plus-6. Sam Allesi was minus-2, Dave Stewart minus-3 and Joe Matte minus-3. Dave Young also shot 78. In White Flight B, Paul Bell and Ron ...

Battle Of The Businesses Registration Ends Friday

Registration for the Jamestown Area YMCA’s 32nd annual Battle of Businesses, which runs Sept. 7-14 ends this Friday. Pictured are sponsor representatives from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union. A new event this year will be curling on the ice ...

Youth Soccer Roundup

JAYS U6 COED Forest Green Timbits played Navy Blue Timbits to a 1-1 tie. Mason Minchener scored for Forest Green while Jaxson Pratt got the goal for Navy Blue. Forest Green had Minchener, Alex Erickson, Liam Brunco and Noah Madison in net while Navy Blue had Carter Buttaffelo, Jaxson ...

Trap Leagues

In Western Chautauqua County Trap League action, Ripley bested Big Tree 326-308 while Westfield topped North East 318-315. Leading Big Tree was High Sub Junior Nolan Gunell (39), High Sub Veteran Dennis Trostle (41), High Veteran Steve Milliman (45) and High Super Senior Veterans Paul McKotch ...

Field Is Set

GERRY — The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, headquartered in Colorado Springs, has announced that 224 pro cowboys and cowgirls from more than 30 states have registered to compete in the 75th annual Gerry Rodeo, beginning Wednesday and continuing through Saturday at 8 each ...

Hyde Recalls Rodeos Spent With His Dad

EDITOR’S NOTE: Former Post-Journal sports editor, the late Frank Hyde, covered the Gerry Rodeo for years. Below, his son, Dave, shares his early memories of their time on the rodeo grounds. When I was growing up there weren’t very many things more exciting for me than heading to Gerry with ...

The Day A True Yankee Connection Was Made

Forty years ago this coming Friday, Thurman Munson died. He was 32, killed when the plane he was piloting crashed short of the runway at Canton-Akron Regional Airport on Aug. 2, 1979. Just like that, my favorite New York Yankee, the team captain and all-star catcher was gone. Thanks to ...