F/CV/MG Overpowers SC/F; Game Called Due To Injuries

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FALCONER — The Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights trailed 7-0 early in the first quarter and on fourth-and-5 on Falconer/Cassadaga Valley/Maple Grove’s 39-yard line, the Black Knights decided to go for it. Needing just 5 yards, the Black Knights picked a quick passing ...

Am I Really That Bad … At Calling Ducks?

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Teaching anybody to talk to ducks can be easy or it can be the most frustrating thing in the world. The talk itself isn’t rocket science, but when and how to use it properly is a lifelong pursuit, one that many will attempt, but never master. Heck, folks can win duck-calling contests — ...

Allen Draws Comparisons To Big Ben Ahead Of Opener

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ORCHARD PARK — Josh Allen was 8 years old when he marveled at how then-Steelers rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ably shed tackles and eluded charging defenders before completing passes from awkward stances and angles. “Watching his game back in the day, the play was never over with ...

Panthers Get Win Over T’Birds

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GOWANDA — The Gowanda/Pine Valley Panthers earned their first victory of the season as they stymied the Chautauqua Lake/Westfield/Brocton Thunderbirds 30-8 in Gowanda. The Panthers offense worked heavily on the ground punching in three rushing scores, two from Gavin Phillips and one from ...

Sirianni, Smith Debut In Falcons-Eagles Game

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ATLANTA — Call this the Rebuilding Bowl. When the Atlanta Falcons open the season Sunday hosting the Philadelphia Eagles, it will be a matchup of rookie coaches leading the two worst teams in the NFC from a year ago. Former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith takes over ...

North Collins Sweeps Salamanca

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SALAMANCA — North Collins improved to 2-0 with a three-game sweep of Salamanca 25-8, 25-12 and 25-9 in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association East Division girls volleyball Friday. Michaela Rice had 11 aces and two kills; Cate Ayers had seven assists and five aces; and Mckenna Rice ...