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Cortney Linnecke

Cortney Linnecke
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Cortney Linnecke is a freelance writer and sports enthusiast from Stow, NY. As a high school student, Cortney approached athletics as if it were a buffet. She sampled as many sports as her school would allow and ended up lettering in most of them, including softball, track, boys' golf and her game of choice, soccer. At SUNY Geneseo, Cortney traded soccer cleats for ice skates on the women's club hockey team. When not busy practicing slap shots, Cortney earned bachelor degrees in English and international relations, and made time to write. Her work has been featured in SUNY Geneseo’s newspaper The Lamron, The Chautauquan Daily and Geneseo's academic research journal, The Proceedings of GREAT Day. She is delighted to become a contributing writer at the Jamestown Gazette.

World Juniors Hockey Returns to Jamestown

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke The world is coming to the city of Jamestown this December. More specifically, the World Juniors hockey exhibition games are returning...

Clymer/Sherman/Panama Cross Country Team

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke With winter just around the corner and sectional races this weekend, Chautauqua County’s cross country season is coming to a close. Before...

Big Things, Small Package: Kindergartner Donates Birthday Money

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Ethan Arnone may be small, but he has a heart bigger than most. The Southwestern kindergartner recently used his 6th birthday...

Frewsburg Varsity Swimming with Coach Johnson

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Bruce Johnson is a name that has become almost synonymous with the Frewsburg swim program. And for good reason: Johnson has coached...

Falconer Girls Tennis with Coach Glatz

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Head Coach Jamie Glatz describes the Falconer Varsity girls’ tennis season as a “rollercoaster.” The team’s season was up and down over...

JCC Volleyball with Coach Lund

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The Jayhawks are back at it again with another ruthlessly successful volleyball season. Halfway through JCC's fall athletics season, the women's volleyball...

Southwestern Boys Soccer with Coach Deering

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The boys of Southwestern's Varsity soccer team know exactly what their intention is on the field. Before a game against Fredonia last...

Midget Football with Commissioner Branden Maggio

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Football is the sport of choice for any red-blooded American come autumn. But while many locals devote themselves to NFL teams or...

Your Guide to Staycation 2017

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke When you think of your dream vacation, what do you want? You might want a week’s worth of rest, relaxation, and sleeping...

Graduation 2017: What Lies Ahead

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Every year, at the dawn of summer, high school seniors across the country file onto stages to perform the ritual of...