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The Webb family of Mayville is about to have an even higher profile on Chautauqua Lake. The Webbs, owners of Webb's Captain's Table and Webb's Cottage Collection, announced plans Wednesday to construct a luxury condominium resort hotel along the lake shore. The Lodge at Chautauqua Lake would combine the features and amenities of a high-end hotel with the ownership assoc…

Chautauqua Lake, St. Mary's and Iroquois are well-represented on the all-state softball teams announced by the New York State Sportswriters Association on Tuesday. The Thunderbirds' Susan Teets received Coach of the Year honors in Class C for leading C-Lake to its first state championship. Thunderbirds junior pitcher Olivia Anderson shared that classification's Player o…

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By Perry L. Novak, Special to the News  SOUTH GLENS FALLS – The Chautauqua Lake softball program buried a lot of ghosts Saturday. So often a game short in its quest to win a sectional crown or trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final four, the Thunderbirds are coming home as state champions for the first time. The Section VI Class C…

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By Jason Franchuk Special to The News ALBANY – Bryce Rowe sported an old-school look that carried a whole lot of meaning Saturday night. The Chautauqua Lake senior wrestled his Division II 160-pound wrestling match in his uncle’s black, white and orange-striped Section VI singlet. That gear has now seen another state title. Rowe (45-3), who had never even been to th…

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The small schools title at the 2017 Section VI finals came down to a tiebreaker between Pioneer and Falconer, with the Panthers earning a 33-32 win due to the fact they recorded one more victory during the match between the teams. Pioneer has been ranked No. 1 in WNY and Falconer No. 3 so far this season, with the Panthers beating the Golden Falcons, 38-30, at the Dick …

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The Prep Talk Football Player of the Week is D'Jae Perry of St. Mary's of Lancaster. The running back/linebacker had a big day during the Lancers' 27-7 triumph over reigning Section V Class C champion Bishop Kearney. He rushed 10 times for 243 yards and four touchdowns and on defense made eight tackles. In order to be considered for the honor, candidates must be amon…

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Coaching changes Paul Burgio may be a first-time head coach, but he's no stranger to Clarence football. He's logged 24 seasons as an assistant with the program, including the Red Devils' Section VI Class AA championship year back in 2010 under then-head coach Tom Goddard. When Goddard stepped down, the district stayed in house – hiring another member of Goddard's …

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Who’s who: The eight-team class is one single division. The teams are the Cattaraugus/Little Valley Timberwolves, Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds, Clymer/Panama/Sherman Wolfpack, Franklinville/Ellicottville Titans, Maple Grove Red Dragons, Portville Panthers, Randolph Cardinals, Salamanca Warriors. Alignment shift: Silver Creek/Forestville moves up to Class C South, while …

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The inland trout opener was a blow out as over an inch of rain blanketed Western New York. About the only encouraging report we’ve heard was that a total of 52 fish were weighed in at the 56th Annual Naples Creek Trout Derby held April 1. Jacob “Jake” Perkins of Caledonia walked away at top angler with a 6.38-pound rainbow trout. The fish hit an egg sac, leading the charge…

If theater exists in part to remind us why we’re alive, no play accomplishes this vital task with more poetry, more grace or more aching beauty than Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.”The quintessentially American 1938 play, which concerns the ins and outs of daily life in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, is the first offering in Chautauqua Theater Company’s current seaso…