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ECS Girls Beat Cuba-Rushford For First Win of Season

On Saturday in the consolation final of the Adam Elliott Memorial tournament, Ellicottville earned its first victory of the girls basketball season, beating Cuba-Rushford 55-42. The Eagles (1-2) used a game-high 25 points from senior Linnea Jimerson to get past the Rebels. Kate Howe scored 22 for Cuba-Rushford (0-3). Both Jimerson and Howe received spots on the all-tournament team. Portville ... Read More »

ECS Students Love Their Snow Sports


By Louisa Benatovich Ellicottville is renowned throughout Western New York as an idyllic little ski town. It seems to exist solely for people to enjoy…and to then leave. But what about the Ellicottville locals? The ones that choose to stay for the good and the bad, the perfect powder days and the icy ones? Being raised here and living in ... Read More »

Clymer holds off Ellicottville in ‘rusty’ opener, 40-28

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By Sam Wilson Both teams attempted to shake off the rust on a snowy late November night, but the Clymer girls basketball team found enough offense to scrape by Ellicottville in both squads’ season openers Tuesday. After trailing 17-10 at halftime, Clymer scored the first 11 points of the third quarter and never trailed again as the Pirates beat the ... Read More »

F/E’s Rowland makes Big 30 All-Star offense


A stalwart on the offensive line and at multiple positions on defense, Steven Rowland was undoubtedly among his team’s most valuable members as a senior. Rowland’s contributions to the Franklinville/Ellicottville football earned him a spot on the Olean Times Herald’s Big 30 Football All-Star team, as the paper unveiled its 31 honorees on Sunday. Rowland made the team on offense. ... Read More »

LAX to the MAX: Welcome to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival


A three-day festival celebrating all things lacrosse is coming to Ellicottville this weekend, as players from both sides of the border will have the opportunity to complete throughout the village and beyond. Those competitions will include a college scrimmage, as St. Bonaventure University will play John Carroll University at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bonnies’ first scrimmage. That game is ... Read More »

Young Eagles Boys Soccer Team Off to Hot Start


By Sam Wilson The Ellicottville boys soccer team is off to its best six-game start in years, but perhaps the best news, given the Eagles’ youth, is this could be just that: a start. The Eagles (4-1-1) have already tied last season’s win total (4-12-1) and more than half of their members (eight of 15)  are only sophomores. “We’re still ... Read More »

Cortez named to NYS Class D Third Team

Several area high school softball stars, including two college-bound seniors, made the making the New York State Sportswriters Association all-state lists recently. Ellicottville senior shortstop Evelyn Cortez ended her high school career as an all-state honoree, on the third team in Class D. Cortez, who is set to play at Division I Niagara University next season, hit .414 with six ... Read More »

Ellicottville falls on buzzer-beater after rallying


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 »

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