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 […]

Randolph Wrestling with Coach Conley

Randolph Wrestling with Coach Conley

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke Todd Conley has been coaching wrestling at Randolph high school for 25 years. In his time there, he’s learned a thing or two about putting together a successful team, and this year is no exception. He sat down with the Jamestown Gazette to discuss which specific athletes have contributed to Randolph’s […]

Southwestern Bowling with Coach Gayton

Southwestern Bowling with Coach Gayton

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke In the last decade, one sport has risen to the top as one of the fastest-growing high school and collegiate sports. No, it’s not football; it’s not basketball, baseball, or soccer. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, it’s something a little less traditional: bowling. David Gayton, head […]

JHS Indoor Track with Coach Hind

JHS Indoor Track with Coach Hind

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke When most people think of track, they imagine spongey turf beneath spiked feet, bleachers packed high under the sun, and runners braving whatever elements Mother Nature has kindly decided to throw at them. What people usually don’t think of is indoor track, a sport that requires its athletes to run circles […]

Thunderbird Varsity Basketball with Coach Putney

Thunderbird Varsity Basketball with Coach Putney

Contributing Writer Cortney Linnecke The hallway bulletin board for the Varsity boys basketball team at Chautauqua Lake tells you everything you need to know about the team. Against a navy blue background, photographic cut-outs of each athlete float beneath a common banner: “One common goal…Last Team Standing.” Head coach Michael Putney says it’s this mentality […]