Jim Riggs

Jim Riggs

When the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame holds its 37th annual induction banquet on Feb. 19 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, it will increase its membership in that exclusive fraternity to 191. One of the inductees in this year’s class is the late Jim Riggs. That is only fitting, because the former Post-Journal […]

Sheila Gulas

Sheila Gulas

Sheila (Lingenfelter) Gulas capped a remarkable athletic career last December when she was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, culminating a 31-year coaching career that took her from Allegheny College, to Wittenberg and, finally, to Ashland University. Along the way, the 1979 Southwestern Central School graduate, who retired in June 2017, […]

Lori Franchina

Lori Franchina

How accomplished an athlete is Lori Franchina? Well, the resume chronicling her achievements is three full pages, providing proof that she is more than worthy of being one of eight members of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Joining Franchina as an inductee are Dick Cole, Curt Fischer, Sheilah (Lingenfelter) Gulas, the […]

Curt Fischer

Curt Fischer

Curt Fischer has become synonymous for coaching excellence at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School for more than a quarter century, guiding three different sports programs to New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships. That’s certainly earns him a rightful place in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Fischer in the 2018 induction […]

Dick Cole

Dick Cole

Dick Cole’s athletic accomplishments dating back nearly 60 years, and the newspaper clippings that chronicle them, fill an album that is 4-5 inches thick. It truly is a trip down memory lane for anyone who has followed the career of the Jamestown native. From his basketball successes at Jamestown High School and Jamestown Community College […]

CSHOF to Honor County’s Outstanding Athletes at Banquet

CSHOF to Honor County’s Outstanding Athletes at Banquet

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame will honor twenty (20) of Chautauqua County’s top high school, collegiate and community athletes for achieving New York State championships, First Team All-State status, National championships or All-American status in their respective sports during the past year at its 37th annual […]

2018 Softball League Informational Meeting Dates Announced

2018 Softball League Informational Meeting Dates Announced

Article Contributed by Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department The City Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department has announced the informational meetings for the 2018 softball leagues: Modified League: Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 p.m. Co-Ed League: Wednesday, February 7, 6:15 p.m. City Slo-Pitch League: Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 p.m. All meetings will be held in the […]

Chautauqua Striders Celebrates National Mentoring Month

Chautauqua Striders Celebrates National Mentoring Month

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Striders On January 10 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Chautauqua Striders celebrated National Mentoring Month with a recognition dinner, honoring the program’s volunteer mentors. Made possible by funds granted through the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the event provided the opportunity for current and former mentees to tell their stories, sharing how […]