Sports

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...

22 Dec 20170 By Stefan Gestwicki Star Contributing Writer I love baseball. I have been obsessed with the sport virtually my entire life. As my mom’s family is from the Pittsburgh area, I became a Pirates fan at a young age. I’ve never rooted for another team (except for anyone playing the Yankees, of course). I have a Pirates tattoo on my arm. I have flags, mugs, hats, shirts, autographed baseballs, framed Roberto Clemente pictures, etc. littering my man cave. I also love golf. Shocking, I know. The difference between the two sports is that while both playing and watching baseball bring me joy, I only ever play golf. If I see golf on TV, I just...

15 Dec 20170 By Stefan Gestwicki Star Contributing Writer Whether it’s for secular or religious reasons, it’s the holiday season for a huge portion of the population. Without getting onto a soapbox, that also means it’s also the gift-giving season. If you have a golfer on your nice list, this is the article for you. Here’s the first tip: Unless you’re sure of which kind of golf ball they use, you probably shouldn’t venture into that market. While I personally couldn’t care less which brand of ball I use, a good portion of golfers are particular about that piece of equipment. That’s enough about what NOT to put under the tree...

14 Dec 20170 Senior Bryce Peterson of Chautauqua Lake Central School recently signed with the Mercyhurst North East (MNE) Saints as the first official player for the Fall 2018 soccer season. He was named team MVP, for two years was chosen as a Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Athletic Association all star, and was selected for the senior all star team by the Jamestown Post Journal. Peterson also played for an Erie soccer club under Gannon University head coach Dale White. At MNE, Bryce will enroll in the Physical Therapy Assistant program to become an athletic trainer. Seated are Bryce (center) and his parents Bruce (left) and Karen Peterson. Standing are...

8 Dec 20170 By Stefan Gestwicki Star Contributing Writer In case you missed it, in the three weeks prior to this issue I wrote about terrible stereotypes on the golf course and implored people not to be “that” guy. One of those guys was The Quoter. You know the type. They’re seemingly incapable of coming up with any original conversation. Everything they say and do is straight out of some recent successful film. These people exist outside of the golf world, too. Surely you remember when Anchorman came out and everyone and their mother was quoting the great Ron Burgundy (well, hopefully not their mother, but you get the idea). Writing...

1 Dec 20170 By Stefan Gestwicki Star Contributing Writer This is the third (and likely final) installment in a series of articles about annoying people on the golf course. Sound like fun? Be sure to check out the first two parts of the series if you missed them. As a quick recap, we’ve discussed The Chronically Late Guy; The Unprepared Guy; The Pro VI Guy; The Foot Wedge Guy; The Never Shuts Up Guy; The Can’t Keep Score Guy; The None Shall Pass Guy; The Tee Box Revenge Guy; The “I Found It” Guy; The Shot Even Par Yesterday Guy; The Music Man; and lastly, The Texter. All of these stereotypes are just dreadful, but don’t breathe easy...
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