Panama Varsity girls basketball makes NYSPHSAA Final Four

Panama Varsity girls basketball makes NYSPHSAA Final Four

Article Contributed by Cortney Linnecke Congratulations to the Panama Varsity girls basketball team, which made it to the Final Four at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D Championships this past weekend. The team, led by Coach Jeff Angeletti, finished their season with an overall record of 19-5 and a record […]

Street JAM Returns

Article Contributed by Jamestown Gazette Staff This will be the perfect event for a sunny summer day, though according to event organizer, Vicky Bardo, it is slated to go ahead rain-or-shine. It will tip off on the street courts in front of The Resource Center Administrative Building, 200 Dunham Avenue in Celoron, New York on […]

Chautauqua Hurricane to Host Tryouts

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Hurricane The Chautauqua Hurricane will host their first team tryouts on September 26th, from 10am-2pm at Jamestown High School, located at 350 E 2nd St, Jamestown, NY 14701. The tryout is open to all players living in the Dunkirk, Jamestown, Fredonia, and all surrounding areas. “We are looking to build this […]

Chautauqua Hurricane Professional Basketball Team

Article Contributed by The Chautauqua Hurricane The former Jamestown Hurricane professional team has found a permanent home in Dunkirk, NY. The new team will be called the Chautauqua Hurricane. The Hurricane will participate in the American Basketball Association. The season tips off November 2015. “We are looking for local talent from the Dunkirk, Fredonia, and […]

Wells Appointed Head Women’s Basketball Coach At JCC

Article Contributed by Jamestown Community College Travis Wells of Ashville has been appointed head women’s basketball coach at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. “With his 19 plus years of college coaching experience, JCC is fortunate to have Travis return to the Jayhawk women’s basketball program as head coach,” said JCC athletic director Keith Martin. Wells, […]

1972 Olympic Basketball

Contributing Writer Bill Burk A buzzer blasts from an overheard scoreboard. A thousand of inhaled breaths explode in a hailstorm. It’s safe now, everybody breathe…going to be okay, your sporting world has been restored. On the floor, the youngest team ever assembled to represent the United States in an Olympic basketball tournament celebrates, glorious in […]

Sisson Appointed Basketball Coach at JCC

Article Contributed by SUNY JCC George Sisson Jr. of Jamestown has been appointed head men’s basketball coach at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. “JCC athletics staff and administration are excited to have attracted a head men’s basketball coach of Sisson’s background and reputation,” said JCC athletic director Keith Martin. “He brings more than 25 years […]

Street Jam 2015 – Slam Dunk Success

Article Contributed by Jamestown Gazette Staff Two hundred twenty five teams, 1,000 players and 20 home courts. Now that’s a basketball tournament! And it was all played out in two days. That was Street Jam on May 30 and 31. “After many years, we think we got it all figured out,” said Vicki Bardo, Development […]

Bemus Point 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament Scheduled for July 19

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Region Community Foundation For the second year in a row, organizers of the Bemus Point 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament have partnered with the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to raise awareness of the Fund for the Region, which addresses emerging needs in the community. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 19 at […]

Nick Hlifka’s Great Adventure

Contributing Writer Bill Burke   Close your eyes. Basketballs bounce in staccato, an appreciated rhythm that echoes off walls and bleachers and ceiling; leather impacts floor, and other qualities, the thwip of ball passing through a synthetic net, the clang of a metal rim. Strain to hear it as tinny, popular Hip-Hop and Rap blares […]