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NYSPHSAA Cancels Spring Sports Seasons

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LATHAM — In accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Friday that New York schools will be closed to in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s 11 member sections have canceled all remaining spring ...

Walleye Are Everywhere

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Here is the information, as of this midweek writing: we can still go fishing, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s NY Pause executive order. However, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the state asks that you please act safely when fishing. Do not crowd access sites. If you arrive at an angler ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Shoreline anglers are reporting erratic crappie with open-water anglers finding the best results. The open lake may be a better bet for crappie. Key on areas of green weeds or structure in 4-8 feet of water. Small jigs tipped with a small minnow, 1-inch tube (or other small ...

National Champs

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is a story that appeared in The Post-Journal on June 9, 2000, the day after the Jamestown Community College golf team captured the NJCAA Division III Championship at Chautauqua Golf Club. Although the 2020 tournament was canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic, it was ...

Injuries Didn’t Stop Conlan In Fiesta Bowl

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column appeared in The Post-Journal on Jan. 3, 1987, the day after Frewsburg native Shane Conlan led No. 2 Penn State to a 14-10 victory over top-ranked Miami in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona. The win gave the Nittany Lions the national championship. For his ...

Coronavirus Delays Stateline Opener

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BUSTI — Due to restrictions in New York State at this time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 racing season at Stateline Speedway has been postponed until further notice. Currently, the “New York State on PAUSE Executive Order” remains in effect until May 15. This order ...

Jamestown Community Baseball

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Following the initial success of the reborn Jamestown Expos in 1977, hopes were high for 1978. Popular manager Pat Daugherty was back with a strong roster, led by Anthony Raymond “Razor” Shines, a powerful first baseman from Durham, North Carolina. Shines epitomized the spirit that ...

Shots Fired

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A basketball, a hoop and a driveway can be a beautiful combination. Especially during a global pandemic. The Chautauqua Fusion AAU basketball program is learning that all too well right now. With spring travel basketball programs across the country shuttered due to the coronavirus, Fusion ...

JCC’s Bid Accepted

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Jamestown Community College and Chautauqua Golf Club should be just a little more than a month away from hosting the NJCAA Division III Golf Championships for the 21st consecutive year. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has prevented that from happening. Despite the cancellation of this ...

Stories To Tell

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Panama Writers Conference has been intrigued by a couple questions over the past five years, including: What draws coaches and teachers from other states to our rural areas and what becomes of them in the next steps of their teaching/coaching careers? Brian Raynor, a 1964 ...

Pascarella’s View Of Field A Little Different This Spring

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The sound of the rain was pounding the windshield. That’s all I heard that Sunday morning years ago. That and, of course, the monotonous click of the car wiper blades, which were giving my dad just enough assistance so that he could see through the windshield to Interstate 90, the route ...

Youth Hunt Success

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Mason Miceli shot his first turkey at about 6:25 a.m. on April 25 during a youth hunt near Jamestown. Submitted photo

Deadline Set

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Hope is running out for spring sports athletes. Two decisions came down Monday that cancel various high school competitions over the next two months. First, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association canceled all 2020 spring state championship events. The impacted sports ...

Reasons To Smile

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These are uncertain times for sure, but if you look around just a little bit, it’s amazing what you can find to put a smile on your face. That happened to me over the weekend. The first warm fuzzy came from 8-year-old Max Miley, the son of Billy and Katie. A third-grader at C.V. Bush ...

Discussing The Importance Of Howard Ehmke

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An important member of Chautauqua County is a man named Vince Martonis. Vince is a historian from Hanover who works extremely hard to preserve the history of Western New York to keep it alive, well, and fresh for the younger generations. Vince was excited about the Tarp Skunks when the ...

Torres Signs With UB

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Prior to a fifth-place finish at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association wrestling championships his senior year, Dan Torres wasn’t sure he wanted to continue his wrestling career. He was ready to move on to the next phase of his life and athletics were not going to be ...

Try Changing Things Up This Spring

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Some say that spring turkey hunting is challenging enough. Finding, setting up and calling a longbeard within 30 yards with a 3 1/2-inch magnum is plenty difficult to do on a consistent basis. So, why would some folks want to make things more difficult, some would ask. I would suggest the ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Shoreline fishing has slowed down to a crawl as of late. Look for crappie action to pick up with some warmer days on the way. The canals and near the mouths of inlets remain the best shoreline fishing sites for crappie. Crappie are a possible shoreline catch in the open lake ...

Ayers Aces Final At Moon Brook

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EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s been nearly 25 years since Penn State University’s Dirk Ayers captured the 73rd New York State Golf Association Men’s Amateur Championship at Moon Brook Country Club. The Falconer Central School graduate needed just 26 holes of the final 36-hole match to claim the ...

Jones, Rojas Honored In Class AA

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SYRACUSE — Two juniors on the Jamestown High School boys basketball team have received recognition from the New York State Sportswriters Association. Forward Demarri Jones and guard Elijah Rojas are Class AA 15th-team and honorable-mention selections respectively after leading the Red ...