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Dragons Capture Class C2 Crown

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ST. BONAVENTURE — No. 2 Maple Grove knew that it would have a difficult time handing No. 8 Cassadaga Valley its third loss of the season, but that is exactly what the Red Dragons did in Thursday’s Section VI Class C2 softball final at Joyce Field. Showing marked improvement after their ...

Chautauqua Lake Bows To Portville In C1 Title Game

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ST. BONAVENTURE — No. 1 Chautauqua Lake and No. 2 Portville have gotten to know each other well, meeting in each of the last four Section VI Class C1 softball finals. While the Thunderbirds claimed the matchup in 2018 on their way to a state title, Friday’s showdown favored the Panthers ...

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS

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BASEBALL CLASS AA Semifinals Thursday, May 30 Frontier 9, Jamestown 6 Clarence 9, Orchard Park 1 Final Saturday at Canisius College No. 5 Frontier vs. No. 3 Clarence, 6 p.m. CLASS A1 Semifinals Tuesday Kenmore West 4, Williamsville South 3 Niagara Wheatfield 7, West ...

Six Jayhawks Recognized As WNYAC All-Stars

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Six Jamestown Community College baseball players were recognized by the Western New York Athletic Conference as First- and Second-Team All-Stars. Freshman third baseman Roberto Aracena, freshman center fielder Paul Tripi and sophomore shortstop Carlo Rodriguez were named to the First Team ...

Clymer/Sherman Gets Out Of Jam To Secure Semifinal Win

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FRANKLINVILLE — Clymer/Sherman scored three runs in the first two innings and held on late for a 4-2 Section VI Class D semifinal win over Franklinville on Thursday. Michael Beatman went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored to lead the offense. Lucas Willink threw four innings, ...

Youth Baseball Roundup

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CITY REC BASEBALL The Affinity Federal Credit Union Blue Jays posted a pair of wins. On Thursday, Nick Martin (double) and Hannah Higgs (triple, double) both had three hits and Travis Yates (double) added two as the Blue Jays defeated the Cellular One Tigers, 13-5. For the Tigers, Ryan ...

Trap Leagues

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In Western Chautauqua County Trap League action, Ripley edged Big Tree, 315-313, while Westfield outshot North East, 307-289. Perfect 25s came from Mike Dulmus, Jim Courtwright, Scott Hammer and Mike Boll. For Ripley, Sheila Yokom was high Lady (42), Sam Carris was high Sub Junior (43), ...

Lockdown Defense

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PANAMA — When Ashlyn Harvey is striking out double-digit batters, Panama is a very good team. On Wednesday, the Panthers defense was called upon to back Harvey. The combination still proved to be a recipe for success. Harvey threw a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and faced just ...

North Collins Puts Up 11 To Down Forestville

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FORESTVILLE — After making back-to-back trips to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association softbaoo Final Four over the last two seasons, North Collins is just two wins away from making it three in a row. After four highly competitive innings Wednesday, the Eagles ...

Southwestern Takes Second At Local Regatta

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The Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation hosted its annual spring high school sailing regatta at the Richard O. Hartley Park beach in Lakewood on Saturday. Eight regional teams took part in C420 Class boats for a total of 12 races. Wind conditions started off light in the ...

Hole-In-One

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Sheryl Johnson aced the 118-yard 17th hole at Moon Brook Country Club on Monday. Johnson used a 5-wood to record the first hole-in-one of her career while playing with Anne Hedin, Pam Shay and Cathy Shelley. It was the first ace at Moon Brook CC this season. ——— BEMUS POINT — ...

Area Baseball, Softball Roundup

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FALCONER LITTLE LEAGUE MAJORS DIVISION Jon Neid’s RBI double with two outs in the sixth inning drove in Jon Davis with the winning run as Precision Engine and Machine beat Waterboro Gravel, 10-9. Neid added a triple and finished with three RBIs; Branston Lindquist had three hits, ...

Hurts So Good

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FREWSBURG — Never has Nick Marsh been hit by a projectile flying at upwards of 80 mph and had it feel so good. The Frewsburg senior was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to force in the winning run of the third-seeded Bears’ come-from-behind 3-2 ...

Maple Grove Rallies Past Randolph In C2

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BEMUS POINT — No. 2 Maple Grove was able to weather a four-run push by No. 3 Randolph in the third inning of Tuesday’s Section VI Class C2 semifinal, fighting back with runs in the fifth and sixth on the way to a 9-5 victory. The Lady Red Dragons improve to 15-2 on the year and now have a ...

Gullotti Hurls Two-Hitter, Falconer Ousts Cougars

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FALCONER — Bobby Samuelson, the Falconer shortstop, barehanded the slow roller and fired. First baseman Ben Schrader stretched for the throw and picked it clean. And when the umpire called Cassadaga Valley’s Adam Goot out by a whisker for the first out in the top of the seventh ...

T’Birds Advance To Another C1 Final

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MAYVILLE — Earlier this season, after a 1-0 win over Dunkirk, Chautauqua Lake pitcher Olivia Anderson said that she loved pitching under pressure in tight games. On Tuesday, Anderson felt the pressure as much as ever, on the other side of the scoreboard, down by a run through four ...

JHS Stuns Lockport

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LOCKPORT — No. 8 Jamestown (7-11) pulled off a shocking 5-2 win over No. 1 Lockport in Section VI Class AA baseball quarterfinal play Tuesday. Bryce Jackson put on another special performance for the Red Raiders, tossing a five-hit complete game with 11 strikeouts and two walks on the hill ...

Majka Shines As Thunderbirds Knock Off No. 1 Holland, 2-0

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ST. BONAVENTURE — With mother nature having an impact on the game, Chautauqua Lake took advantage of being able to play a neutral game at St. Bonaventure University’s Fred Handler Park on Tuesday night for its Class C quarterfinal game. With a great pitchers’ duel on both sides, No. 8 ...

Vaillancourt Strikes Out 14 As Maple Grove Advances

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BEMUS POINT — Daren Vaillancourt pitched a gem. The right-hander allowed just one hit, struck out 14 and walked three as No. 2 Maple Grove posted a 3-0 win over No. 7 Portville in Section VI Class C quarterfinal action Tuesday. “Daren was just a warrior on the mound,” Maple Grove ...