After her Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association and Section 6 championship meet victories, Allegany-Limestone’s Angelina Napoleon can add CCAA Large School Runner of the Year to her long list of 2020 cross country accolades.
Since April, the Salamanca boys basketball team has done all it can remotely to prepare for this winter.
A pair of Big 30 players claimed the top honor in their respective leagues, per CCAA all-star announcements from this week.
FILLMORE — For 80 minutes, the Fillmore and Arkport/Canaseraga girls soccer teams could not solve each other’s goalkeeper.
The look has remained largely the same since its inception in 1968.
BELFAST — In what was its fourth-straight trip to the sectional finals, the Belfast boys soccer team was hoping to even the score.
FILLMORE — Jamie Mullen thought if his Fillmore Eagles could, somehow, slow down the Keshequa offense, they could give themselves a chance.
The PIAA is giving the green light to schools to begin practices for winter sports this Friday across the state of Pennsylvania.
A day after the NYSPHSAA announced it would postpone the start of high-risk sports to Jan. 4, Section 6 delayed its other, low-to-moderate risk sports to Dec. 14 on Wednesday.
BOLIVAR — It was a season at least 20 years in the making.
FILLMORE — A comeback.
HOUGHTON — In many ways, the Genesee Valley girls soccer team was merely happy to be here.
SYRACUSE — With the chances of a high school winter season for some sports in New York seemingly hanging by a final thread, the man with a large voice in their fate is emphasizing that he is still holding onto a ray of hope.
BOLIVAR — They say it’s difficult to beat a team three times in a season.
BEMUS POINT — The Allegany-Limestone cross country teams finished the season with two individual Section 6 championships, and a team title for the Gators’ boys on Sunday.
HONEOYE — One hundred and 10 minutes wasn’t enough for the Genesee Valley girls soccer team.
ALLEGANY — For the second-consecutive playoff game, the Allegany-Limestone boys soccer team found itself in an early deficit.
FILLMORE — The similarities, on paper anyway, were uncanny.
BOLIVAR — Many of the usual suspects made their presence felt for the Bolivar-Richburg girls soccer team on Friday.
OLEAN — Olean High registered four first-place finishes en route to taking second overall at the CCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championship on Friday at Olean Intermediate Middle School.
BUFFALO — Brooke and Paige Pecorella led Allegany-Limestone to second place among five teams at the CCAA Division II swimming and diving championship on Thursday at the Flickinger Center.
ALLEGANY — With an unpredictable bounce or two, the Allegany-Limestone boys soccer team quickly found the golden goal it needed to make it back to the sectional title game.
ELLICOTTVILLE — A 2-0 halftime deficit to the defending Section 6 Class C champions proved too much for the Ellicottville boys soccer team Thursday night.
PORTVILLE — On a night that featured an abundance of chances for each side, Chautauqua Lake’s Ian Riedesel was the only player who was able to find the net, as his late goal ended the Portville boys soccer team’s season on Thursday.
FREWSBURG — The Portville girls soccer team held off Frewsburg for a half.
ALLEGANY — It took almost three-quarters of the game for the Allegany-Limestone boys soccer team to break through on Tuesday night.
BOLIVAR — A tie with one-win Cuba-Rushford kept the Bolivar-Richburg girls soccer team from a second-place finish in its league standings.
The postseason for Section 5 and 6 girls soccer has arrived following seeding meetings on Saturday, with Ellicottville, Fillmore and Belfast all earning No. 1 seeds.
JAMESTOWN — With large invitationals being shelved for the year and last week’s CCAA meet sending out runners in waves due to COVID-19, the area’s top talent didn’t have much of a chance to race side-by-side this fall.
WARREN, Pa. — The unbeaten run has come to an end.
EMPORIUM, Pa. — The Cameron County football team jumped out to an early 12-0 lead, but it was all Otto-Eldred from there as the Terrors ended their season with a 40-18 District 9 Small School triumph.
FILLMORE — After losing nine seniors, including a pair of Big 30 all-stars, from last year’s 18-1-1 sectional championship-winning team, John Beardsley wasn’t sure how his team would fare this fall.
PORTVILLE — On the final day of the regular season, the Ellicottville and Portville boys soccer teams still had much to play for.
CUBA — It was a game befitting a pair of county rivals in their last action of the regular season.
With fewer opportunities to seek out high-level competition this season, the Allegany-Limestone cross country teams have themselves to thank for sustaining a high performance level.
PORTVILLE — The Portville and Salamanca girls soccer teams could be seeing a lot of each other in the next week.
ELLICOTTVILLE — The Ellicottville girls soccer finished the regular season undefeated at 14-0, defeating Gowanda/Pine Valley 2-1 in its CCAA East finale on Thursday.
How winter sports could look this academic year became a little clearer this week, as the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association released return to play guidance for schools.
ALLEGANY — For the Allegany-Limestone and Olean boys soccer teams, it was a tale of two late-season playoff scenarios entering Wednesday night’s contest.
FRANKLINVILLE — Ryleigh John scored a hat trick, all in the first half, leading the Salamanca girls soccer season to a 4-1 league win over Franklinville on Wednesday.
SOUTH DAYTON — Alex Wenke scored twice and Kyle Mathes dished up two assists, leading the Portville boys soccer team past Gowanda/Pine Valley/Silver Creek on Wednesday.
The response to my column on the death of regional sports legend Chuck Crist was unprecedented in this era of email. Dozens were merely thankful for the piece recounting his athletic skills and a life well-lived, but others wanted to share their own recollections of the man the Times Herald …
Just like that, the 2020 football season is pretty much over for our local teams.
BROCKWAY, Pa. — The Bradford girls soccer team still reigns over District 9.
SOUTH DAYTON — Midway through the first half, Neland Cummings found the back of the net trim a 2-0 deficit in half.
BROCKWAY, Pa. — Smethport’s 22-year wait will continue.
OLEAN — After needing overtime in each of its previous two games, the Olean High girls soccer team had little problem on Saturday.
BROCKWAY, Pa. — More than two decades since its last District 9 championship, Smethport is once again on the cusp.
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. — Blaine Moses had a monster game on both sides of the ball as Port Allegany closed its season with a decisive 44-6 non-league victory over Cameron County on Friday night.
OLEAN — It wasn’t a win.