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Chautauqua Sports Went Out With A Bang

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following column, written by former sports editor Jim Riggs, appeared in The Post-Journal on June 15, 1996. It is the latest in the newspaper’s continuing “Remember When” series. It’s an amazing story. Perhaps it could be track and field’s version of ...

World Traveler

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Jake Sisson didn’t know any Swedish before he arrived in Orebro, Sweden two months ago, save for what he absorbed courtesy of Duolingo, a language-learning website and mobile app. “I’ve only learned the basics so far,” he said. But the former record-setting quarterback at ...

Now More Than Ever, Get Off The Couch

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With all that is going on in today’s world, it’s more important than ever — safely. of course. and within the guidelines — to get outdoors. With today’s youth mostly staying hunkered down, any time they can get off the couch and outside is going to be a good thing. I share all this ...

Fishing Report

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CHAUTAUQUA LAKE Anglers are beginning to find crappie in more open-lake areas, while the canals are producing mostly catches of smaller crappie and yellow perch with some keeper-sized crappie mixed in. Traditional open-lake crappie spots include Ashville Bay, Burtis Bay, Cheney Point, ...

Stacked Deck

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With several minutes remaining in the Section VI Class C crossover basketball game last month and the outcome all but decided, Tyler Hind walked slowly toward the Randolph sideline where he was greeted by his coach, Kevin, who just happens to be his dad. Father and son embraced and then ...

2020 Post-Journal Boys Basketball All-Stars

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First Team CAMERON BARMORE SENIOR PANAMA Cameron Barmore averaged 28.9 points, 14.3 rebounds, 3.1 blocked shots, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game for the Panthers. ... The senior was named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West Player of the Year after leading ...

Closed Until Further Notice

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Over the past two weekends, local golf courses were enjoying promising April days that don’t come around often. Local golfers won’t be able to enjoy them any more in the near future. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., announced Thursday that golf courses have been added to the list of ...

The Day Arnie Visited Moon Brook CC

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in the July 28, 1959 edition of The Post-Journal. Sportswriter Doug Smith chronicled a golf exhibition at Moon Brook Country Club between pros Arnold Palmer and Art Wall and locals Ben Bishop and Toby Lyons. This is another in a series of ...

Tarp Skunks Unveil 2020 Uniforms

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The Jamestown Tarp Skunks unveiled their 2020 uniforms Thursday and, according to general manager Frank Fanning, “the players are going to have a lot of fun customizing their look for games.” That’s provided, of course, that the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League will have a ...

Jamestown Community Baseball

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The 1972 Jamestown Falcons were again affiliated with the Montreal Expos. The Expos sent Walt Hriniak to manage their Class A club. Hriniak was a disciple of hitting guru Charlie Lau, author of the instructional book, “The Art of Hitting .300.” Hriniak ultimately became a major league ...

Legendary Friend

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To generations of baseball fans, Al Kaline was “Mr. Tiger.” But, to Jamestown native Amy Peterson, the Detroit Tigers’ Hall of Fame right fielder who passed away on Monday at the age of 85 will always be “Mr. Kaline.” “Mr. Kaline was one of us in the office,” said Peterson, ...

Hyde Scholarship Deadline Is June 10

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Individuals seeking an application for the 36th annual Frank Hyde Memorial Scholarship can secure one by emailing The Post-Journal at sports@post-journal.com. A copy of the application will emailed to applicants in return. Deadline is June 10. The $1,000 scholarship is presented in the memory ...

Life Changer

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article, which first appeared in The Post-Journal in May 2014, is another story in the continuing series, “Remember When?” It’s the late 1970s and Bill Davenport, the legendary wrestling coach at Falconer Central School, begins compiling a scrapbook ...

Nichols Continues To Add To His Legacy

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article appeared in The Post-Journal in April 2018 after Cassadaga Valley Central School graduate and Ithaca College wrestling coach Marty Nichols was named the National Wrestling Coaches Association Most Outstanding Coach of the Year. In light of his most recent ...

CVCS Grad Tabbed ECWC Coach Of The Year

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ITHACA — Area native Marty Nichols is the recipient of another award for his coaching prowess. The Cassadaga Valley Central School graduate (Class of 1986) was named the Empire Collegiate Wrestling Conference Coach of the Year earlier this week. The announcement comes after a week-long ...

Creative Teamwork

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Local high school spring sports teams practiced for a week in early March before the coronavirus pandemic closed schools and put their seasons on hold indefinitely. Monday’s announcement that nonessential businesses and schools in New York state would remain closed until at least April 29 ...

Twyman-Stokes Relationship Resonates Now More Than Ever

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The date, for one reason or another, hadn’t been engrained in Gregg Bender’s mind. Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Maurice Stokes, an NBA hall-of-fame forward whose paralysis from post-traumatic encephalopathy sparked a legendary kinship with teammate Jack ...

Jamestown Native Lunetta Had Grown Close To Legend Over Years

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When Dan Lunetta was growing up in Jamestown in the 1960s, he and his buddies were “huge into baseball cards.” Like any kid, he would rip into the wax packs, hoping against hope there would be a Major League all-star tucked inside. Al Kaline, the Detroit right fielder, was one of those ...

Jamestown Native Johnston Remembers Dean Smith

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article — another in the “Remember When” series — appeared in The Post-Journal on Feb. 11, 2015. With the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship game originally scheduled for tonight but canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was deemed ...

Clymer Native Reinwald Returns Home From Australia

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Amid the current coronavirus pandemic, professional sports leagues and associations all over the world have either suspended or canceled their respective seasons. During these unprecedented times, it’s been required that professional athletes completely adjust their daily routines and ...