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 […]

Syracuse Rowing with Haley Jones

Syracuse Rowing with Haley Jones

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The women’s rowing team at Syracuse University has been slowly and steadily climbing in the collegiate ranks each year. This year, the team finished a highly successful season by finishing in 13th place at the NCAA Division I Championship. Among the athletes on the team was a Chautauqua County native and […]

Special Olympics with Director Bob Goold

Special Olympics with Director Bob Goold

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Last Tuesday, hundreds of students from across the south end of Chautauqua County converged at Strider’s Field in Jamestown to compete in the 47th annual Special Olympics. Cheered on by a large crowd of teachers, parents, volunteers, and fellow students, the athletes had a chance to compete in various track and […]

JCC Golf with Coach Swanson

JCC Golf with Coach Swanson

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The golf team at Jamestown Community College had a rough start to the 2017 competitive year. For starters, the players were without a coach for the first few weeks of their season. Then there was the weather: persistent snow and cold rain kept them off the golf courses well into the […]

Boys Varsity Wolfpack Track & Field with Coach King

Boys Varsity Wolfpack Track & Field with Coach King

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Five years ago, the school districts of Clymer, Sherman and Panama decided to join forces and create a merged track and field program. The coaches, the athletes, and the communities all came together as one and dubbed themselves “The Wolfpack.” They’ve been competing and winning meets ever since. At the head […]

Lady Trojan Softball with Coach Anderson

Lady Trojan Softball with Coach Anderson

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Southwestern’s girls Varsity softball team is nearing its last several games of the regular season and they aren’t slowing down one bit. The team hit the ground running in back in March, racking up an impressive undefeated league record of 4-0 and an overall record of 8-1, at the time of […]

NCSA Concord FC Soccer with Chris Witkowski

NCSA Concord FC Soccer with Chris Witkowski

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke This weekend, soccer fields across Chautauqua County will come alive as the Northern Chautauqua Soccer Association’s (NCSA) Concord FC spring travel season kicks off. The club, which offers competitive soccer for athletes throughout the southern tier area of Western New York, is designed to rejuvenate soccer players after a long winter […]

JHS Baseball with Coach Roehmholdt

JHS Baseball with Coach Roehmholdt

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The last dredges of winter may be stubbornly clinging to baseball diamonds and dugout benches, but at Jamestown High School, the Varsity baseball season is already in full swing. This is thanks in large part to head coach Dave Roehmholdt, who, in his 19 years with Jamestown’s baseball program, has learned […]

Lakers Sled and Special Hockey with Rod Kolstee

Lakers Sled and Special Hockey with Rod Kolstee

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Sled hockey was first introduced to the Lakers hockey program in 2003, when Rod Kolstee and Chuck DeAngelo wanted to provide physically disabled athletes the chance to play their favorite sport. The team they created allowed athletes to take the ice free of charge, armed with aluminum sleds instead of skates […]

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