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14 Feb 20180 Scholar-Athletes for fall sports were recently honored at Chautauqua Lake Central School, when the students received plaques courtesy of the Thunderbird Athletic Club.  From left are All-Western New York Scholar Athletes Joshua Janicki and Sara Corwin (soccer) and honorable mention recipients Sten Homme and Collin Wood (football), Dustin McCaslin, Sebastian Hardenburg and Hannah Gilmore (soccer).  Not shown is Sara Godfrey, named an All-WNY Scholar Athlete for swimming.

26 Jan 20180 On Wednesday January 24th Sensei Matt Benware advanced to his Junior Shodan black belt through the Fudozen Shorinji Kempo Karate organization. Officiated by Sensei Grand Master Jim Galati. Sensei Benware is from Dunkirk NY. Sensei Benware has been a member of The Family Martial Arts Center since 2012. As a role model and inspiration to many, he has proven to assist with bright futures in Students. His progression has been exciting and adventurous. The training consists of mental and physical endurance and challenges. One may think the Martial Arts is all physical. Incorrect. Most training is mental. Reading one's body movements,...

22 Jan 20181 When Clem Worosz was a kid growing up in Dunkirk in the 1940s, he found his way to South Roberts Road — the west side of the avenue to be exact — where there was a large tree. Nailed to it was a bushel basket, sans backboard. The width of the road was the court. A basketball career was born. To say the young Worosz got off to a fast start in the sport, however, would be an overstatement. In fact, when he tried out for his Catholic Youth Organization team, Worosz was told that he would never make it as a basketball player. Guess who had the last laugh? Inspired to prove his detractors wrong, Worosz not only turned out to be...

19 Jan 20180 An introduction to the student-athlete experience in college awaits area students as part of National Girls & Women in Sports Day at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Saturday, Feb. 3. “We’re gearing the event toward middle and high school athletes and their families who are interested in learning about the college athletics recruitment process, what it’s like to be a student-athlete in college, and how to best prepare while in high school,” said Rebekah Conti, assistant director of Pre-College Outreach. An information session – offering perspectives and insight from Fredonia’s coaching staff and current...

5 Jan 20180 By Stefan Gestwicki Star Contributing Writer In the last entry, I examined the key reason why I can’t get into the professional golf scene. I certainly love golf. I avidly watch regular season baseball, so I’m able to enjoy the so-called “boring” sports on TV. The reason, of course, is that I don’t have anyone specific to root for. I appreciate the talents of the athletes. I certainly marvel at the courses. I admire the international nature of golf. But all of those things aren’t enough to fully draw me in. Last time, I looked at some of the obvious choices — Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson —...

5 Jan 20180 When two members of the Rowe family of Ripley were recently honored for milestones in their athletic careers, the event became a celebration for the extended family.  At left, Superintendent Ben Spitzer presents a plaque marking 150 varsity wrestling victories to senior Bryce Rowe.  Next, Principal Josh Liddell, who supervises athletics programs at Chautauqua Lake, presents a plaque to wrestling coach Brad Rowe in honor of his 100 dual meet victories.  Also attending the ceremony were young Finn and Darwin Rowe, Ken Rowe, Brendan Rowe and Dom Rammelt.  Brad, who has been varsity wrestling head coach at Chautauqua Lake since 2013, held...
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