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HoliMont to host ‘Frosty CX’ fat bike races next weekend

By Deb Everts Winter fun at HoliMont Ski Resort is going to be even more exciting when the inaugural “Frosty CX” fat bike race comes to the resort Feb. 23. The new, non-skiing event features hardy souls who set out to conquer the snow on their fat bikes, which are basically mountain bikes with huge tires that are made for ... Read More »

EBC, Sprague’s craft a social media hit with pancake beer

By Bob Clark . Special to the Times Two popular tastes of Cattaraugus County were combined and recently released — and immediately proved popular online.  Debuting last week was the Blueberry Maple Pancake beer, produced by Ellicottville Brewing Co., using maple syrup produced by Sprague’s Maple Farm of Portville.  EBC owner Peter Kreinheder and Sprague’s owner Randy Sprague said they ... Read More »

Slip down a slope at HV’s annual Penguin Paddle

By Deb Everts Make like a penguin and slide down a slippery slope at this year’s annual Penguin Paddle that takes place  Saturday, Feb. 23. The slide features hundreds of fun-loving people who put on a helmet and don a black garbage bag, then slide down Yodeler Slope on their bellies like a penguin to raise money for Holiday Valley’s ... Read More »

The future is now at ECS

By Louisa Benatovich . Student Reporter Buzz… buzz… buzz…  Phones rang synchronously in the calculus classroom. We all looked. It was a message from Mr. Matt Finn, our class advisor.  “Tomorrow is not a dress-up day for Spirit Week,” the message read, “but we encourage ONLY seniors to participate in ‘Future Day.’ This means you may wear apparel from a college ... Read More »

Eagles rise to 10-0 in league, defeat Pine Valley 55-48

Having already clinched the league title, the Ellicottville boys basketball team used Monday to push an unbeaten league mark to 10 straight.  But it might have gotten a bit more of a test than it expected.  Clayton Rowland recorded 15 points, five assists and four steals to guide the Eagles to a 55-48 CCAA East II victory over Pine Valley. ... Read More »

Ellicottville Central considers bringing on School Resource Officer

By Louisa BenatovichStudent Reporter After a presentation on Feb. 5, the Ellicottville Central School District is pondering the addition of a school resource officer (SRO) to its staff. From the county’s SRO program, Lieutenant Brandon Walters presented to the Board of Education, outlining the benefits.  “An SRO is like a triangle,” says Walters, “He has three roles: police officer, counselor ... Read More »

Snocross returns to Salamanca for seventh year

By Kellen M. Quigley As many as 15,000 people are expected to visit Salamanca during the fourth weekend in February for the AMSOIL Championship Snocross snowmobile racing series’s seventh annual visit. Snowmaking machines at the east parking lot of the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino have produced mountains of the white stuff in preparation for races Feb. 22 and 23. ... Read More »

HoliMont, Holiday Valley women dominate in speed

By Caitlin Croft U14 athletes traveled to Naples, N.Y., for the last regular season State Championship qualifier. The race was held at Hunt Hollow a small club with great terrain just south of Rochester. The race weekend consisted of a training day Saturday and race day on Sunday. Super-G athletes reach much higher speeds and take more time acclimating to ... Read More »

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