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Local Riders Represent at IEA Zone 2 Finals

By Indrek Kongats The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) was founded over 15 years ago with the sole purpose to allow student riders from grades 6-12 to compete nationally against one another. No rider needs to own a horse and is open to Public School, Private School and Barn teams. Riders can compete in Hunt Seat and Western (Reining and Horsemanship) ... Read More »

Ellicottville Sees Strong First Quarter

By Jann Wiswall It’s pretty great being in an area whose primary purpose is making life fun. At the heart of it all are Holiday Valley Resort and HoliMont, where winter got off to a strong and early start. According to HoliMont General Manager Dave Riley, the 2016-17 season “was a breath of fresh air after last year. We had ... Read More »

New Quaker Lake Boathouse Opening in May

By Alicia Dziak With the largest of New York’s state parks practically in our backyard, it’s no wonder that Allegany State Park (ASP) grows in popularity each year with anyone wanting to spend an afternoon or even a week in the great outdoors. If you’re one of the thousands who considers ASP your home away from home, you’ll want to ... Read More »

Amazing April in Ellicottville and Beyond

By Alicia Dziak It’s April, which means so many things if you live in the Enchanted Mountains region. Read on to find out about all the great activities you can do this time of year. April means the end of ski season and the beginning of golf season. Weather-permitting, you can do both on the same day at Holiday Valley ... Read More »

Mangan Takes Gold at Francis Piche Championship

By Caitlin Croft Athletes from seven states gathered for the annual Francis Piche Invitational Championship, a Giant Slalom race, at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. Only the best U12 athletes attend this race and it is the farthest an athlete can go on the East Coast. HoliMont’s Mary Catherine Mangan took gold at this prestigious race. Just off the podium ... Read More »

ECS Hardballers Start Season With a Win

By Indrek Kongats It always starts the season off on the right track with a win and that’s exactly what the boys’ Varsity Eagles baseball team got last Saturday, March 25. Their first game of the season came on a wet and miserable day, away from home and against a strong opponent in the likes of the Sherman Wildcats. The ... Read More »

Crotty Competes at Junior Nationals

By Sean Crotty FLITE Team News Once the sun was able to burn the fog off, Sun Valley, ID heated up with some dual mogul action during Duals Day at Junior Nationals. HoliMont FLITE team athlete Lexi Crotty, coming into Junior Nationals ranked 45th in Dual Moguls, had to navigate a bracket with the Top Qualifying skier in it. Crotty ... Read More »

ECS Winter Sports Awards

On Monday, March 13, various members of the Ellicottville High School winter sports teams were honored with end-of- season accolades at the Winter Sports Banquet. This year’s list of individual award winners are as follows, listed by sport: Girls Basketball Team MVP: Marissa Hamilton Team Defensive MVP: EmmaLea Erlandson Team Heart and Hustle: Evelyn Cortez CCAA East 2 1st Team: ... Read More »

From Sneakers to Cleats

By Indrek Kongats “Take me out to the ball game” was coined over 109 years ago and is still going strong, sung loud and proud at each and every baseball game across the nation. Spring arrived at 6:29 a.m. March 20 as the sure sign that the baseball and softball seasons are once again upon us. The New York Yankees ... Read More »

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