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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 »

ECS Sports Schedule Sept. 8 – 14 2017

Franklinville/Ellicottville Varsity Football 9/15 7:00 pm Maple Grove @ MapleGrove 9/22 7:00 pm Salamanca     Ellicottville (Homecoming) Franklinville/Ellicottville Junior Varsity Football 9/11 5:00 pm Silver Creek/Forestville Ellicottville 9/18 4:30 pm Allegany/Limestone Franklinville Boy’s Varsity Soccer 9/8 5:00 pm Fredonia @ Fredonia 9/11 4:30 pm Catt/Lt Valley/Salamanca Ellicottville 9/13 4:30 pm Franklinville @ Franklinville Boy’s Modified Soccer 9/11 4:30 pm ... Read More »

$3.3 Million in Upgrades at Holiday Valley

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By Jane Eshbaugh Holiday Valley, New York State’s most visited ski resort and a magnet for Canadians from Southern Ontario, recently announced that it is adding to its automated snowmaking system, purchasing two groomers, expanding the beginner’s area and conducting a host of other projects.  Guests of Holiday Valley will reap the benefits of more efficient and increased snowmaking, allowing ... Read More »

Boats, Beaches and Bikes

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By Alicia Dziak In the heat of the summer, why not take some time out for a summer bike ride, a cruise in a watercraft or a day on the shore? With so many area waterways and trails, you have your pick! Boating There aren’t many activities as synonymous with warm weather as getting out on the water. While swimming ... Read More »

Tee Off at an Upcoming Golf Tournament

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By Mary Heyl Embrace your competitive side this summer by participating in an upcoming golf tournament in Cattaraugus County! In addition to a fun afternoon on the course, participation in some of these tournaments also benefits a great cause, including scholarships for local graduates, the Ellicottville Memorial Library, and a local child’s dream of riding a bike. On Wednesday, July ... Read More »

Race to the Finish This July

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By Alicia Dziak Race Season is in full swing, which means plenty of options for serious and fun-loving competitors out there! On Saturday, July 8, take part in the BonaFest 5K Run/Walk. Now in its 8th year, this race supports the important activities of St. Bonaventure Parish. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Sign ... Read More »

A Summer to Remember at ASP

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By Alicia Dziak Summer means peak season at Allegany State Park (ASP) and peak season means a full schedule of activities to be had! Head to the largest of New York State’s parks and enjoy 65,000 sprawling acres of outdoor fun. While cabins must be rented for a minimum of seven nights this time of year, camp sites can be ... Read More »

Mudslide and Paddlefest June 17

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By Alicia Dziak Competition? Obstacles? Mud? Bring it on! The annual Mudslide makes its way back to Holiday Valley this weekend, June 17. Get ready for some fun! Competitors can choose from two distances—a 3.5 mile or a 5.4 mile course. Both courses start by Spruce Lake and racers even get a ride up the Spruce chairlift to the starting ... Read More »

ASP Outdoor Adventure Series Continues June 7

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Want to learn how to Geocache, backpack, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike? Allegany State Park is offering informative, hands- on FREE clinics that started in May. Head to the park the first Wednesday of every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity. Series will be held at the new Quaker ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run June 17

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A Rip Roarin’ Slippery Slidin’ Obstacle Jumpin’ Trail Runnin’ Event Holiday Valley Resort is hosting the sixth annual Mudslide Obstacle Race on Saturday, June 17.  This off-road run takes place on the Holiday Valley ski trails where up to 1,200 runners must navigate 11 obstacles along the very muddy 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile courses.  The number one goal of the ... Read More »

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