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Ellicottville falls on buzzer-beater after rallying

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By Shawn Campbell Dave McCann wasn’t worried about icing his own shooter. The Ellicottville boys basketball coach was more concerned with somehow stopping Buffalo East star Willard Anderson. With 8.9 seconds left Tuesday, the Eagles’ Griffin Chudy drew a blocking foul. In the double bonus, he went to the line and sank the first shot, making the score 60-all. With ... Read More »

Pine Valley Bounces Ellicottville Girls in First Round, 50-19

A shorthanded Ellicottville team dropped its playoff opener, as Pine Valley built a 31-5 halftime lead, holding the Eagles to one point in the second quarter in a 50-19 Section 6 Class D quarterfinal loss. Kayla Hohl led Pine Valley (14-7) with 21 points Thursday and Katelyn Miller added 13. Evelyn Cortez had eight points for the Eagles (10-11). “We ... Read More »

Coin Flip Sets Ellicottville Boys 4th in Class D

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By Sam Wilson A slate of 10 league games wasn’t enough to separate the Franklinville and Ellicottville boys basketball teams. So to set the seedings for the Section 6 Class D playoffs, the section’s boys basketball committee used the time-tested random tiebreaker of a coin toss. As a result, Franklinville pushed ahead of Ellicottville for third in Class D, dropping ... Read More »

HoliMont’s Mangan Competing at Olympics

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By Martha Mangan Tricia Mangan’s path to PyeongChang is not your typical U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team story. It begins not on mountains, but on hills in Western New York at HoliMont, which features a mere 700-foot vertical drop. The Buffalo native had her first race at the age of two on the HoliMont bunny hill against her twin brother, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Takes 2nd loss of Season at Centercourt Classic, Improves to 16-2

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By Sam Wilson A slow start put the Ellicottville boys basketball team behind 11 points after one quarter, a deficit that would last the duration of a Saturday Centercourt Classic tilt. The inaugural Classic held at Williamsville South and organized by basketball enthusiast Chad Andrews, who runs the popular View From Centercourt website and @centercourt42 Twitter handle, featured four games, ... Read More »

Ellicottville Girls Win Two Straight

By Sam Wilson Linnea Jimerson racked up 17 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Ellicottville girls basketball team (8-8, 5-3) to its second win in a row Monday, edging out Pine Valley 50-41. Evie Cortez added 13 points for the Eagles (8-9), who let a 14-point halftime lead slip away before pulling away again in the fourth quarter. Kayla ... Read More »

ECS Sports Updates

Elliot Bowen scored 20 points, while Griffin Chudy added 17 to lead the Ellicottville boys basketball team (12-1) to a nonleague road win at Randolph Monday. Eleven of Chudy’s 17 came in the fourth quarter as the Eagles won, 55-44. Tyler Hind had a 26-point night, including 19 in the third quarter, for Randolph (7-6). Ellicottville outscored Randolph 18-6 in ... Read More »

Eagles’ Bench Gives a Boost Against Pine Valley

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By Sam Wilson Seniors Elliot Bowen and Griffin Chudy did their usual damage and then some for the Ellicottville boys basketball team Tuesday, but with two other starters dealing with injuries, the Eagles needed a spark off the bench. Coach Dave McCann turned to sixth man junior forward Steven Rowland, who scored a season-high 14 points and pulled down five ... Read More »

Randolph Hands Ellicottville 62-33 loss

Kara Leeper racked up 22 points, six rebounds and eight steals to pace Randolph the Randolph girls basketball team past Ellicottville, 62-33, Wednesday, Jan. 10. Joan Adams totaled 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks, and Sydney Hvizdzak chipped in 14 points for the Cardinals (5-4). Makenna Smith scored 13 points for Ellicottville (3-5). Read More »

Franklinville/Ellicottville Upends Maple Grove, 26-6

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By Chuck Pollock, Olean Times Herald Reprinted with permission from the Olean Times Herald If there was any question which of the eight Section 6 Class D football teams was the front-runner, at least as this season edges to the halfway point, it was emphatically answered on Friday night. Franklinville/Ellicottville went to the home field of defending champion, Maple Grove, ... Read More »

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