Clymer/Sherman/Panama Cross Country Team

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 it ends, however, the Jamestown Gazette caught up with Ray Shrout, head coach of both the boys’ and girls’ Clymer/Sherman/Panama cross country teams. Shrout’s teams each finished the regular […]

Grateful NFL Star Thanks Local Man

Grateful NFL Star Thanks Local Man

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “I was just doing my job,” Jeff Bloomquist told a gathering of his friends at the Jamestown Gazette office on Tuesday afternoon last week. But for Jeff that meant giving a wounded soldier the shirt off his back, the only bandage he could find in an emergency… because that’s just […]

Big Things, Small Package: Kindergartner Donates Birthday Money

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 as an opportunity to raise money for the Jamestown Lakers sled and special hockey teams. In lieu of receiving gifts at his ice-skating-themed birthday party two weeks ago, Ethan […]

Frewsburg Varsity Swimming with Coach Johnson

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 Frewsburg’s swim teams for four decades and has racked up over 800 victories in the school’s name. It has even been suggested that the school pool be re-named in […]

Falconer Girls Tennis with Coach Glatz

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 the last few months, with the girls securing victories on some days and suffering losses on others. In the end they finished evenly, rounding out the season with a […]

JCC Volleyball with Coach Lund

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 team stands undefeated with a record of17-0. They are headed by Coach Ashley Lund, who has been with JCC’s volleyball program for 12 years and has been head coach […]

Southwestern Boys Soccer with Coach Deering

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 Wednesday, the players congregated in a tightly knit circle on the sideline, heads bent together. They yelled out in a unified voice: “Every day get better and better!” According […]

Midget Football with Commissioner Branden Maggio

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 root for high school athletes beneath Friday night lights, there is another form of football with some serious traction in Chautauqua County. The league in question is different than […]

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