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Olean Gus Macker Registration Deadlines Are May 20 and 23

May 17, 2022

OLEAN, NY — Entries for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, to be played June 10 to 12 on Delaware Avenue and North Barry Street, will be accepted until Friday via U.S. mail and until Monday online. 

The tournament is sponsored by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and its 45 corporate sponsors.

Paper forms for registration via U.S. mail are available ...

Bonaventure Women's Basketball Team Prepares for 2022-23

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The work never stops for athletes striving for success, and for the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team, this offseason is a chance to come back stronger.  

The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team finished the 2021-22 season with a 12-16 record, improving its record by six wins compared to the 2020-21 season. And in a year of obstacles, the team ...

Bona Basketball Legend Bob Lanier Dies at 73

NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier, who led St. Bonaventure University to the NCAA Final Four in 1970, has passed away.

Lanier, 73, died Tuesday, according to a statement from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

“Bob Lanier was a Hall of Fame player and among the most talented centers in the history of the NBA, but his impact on the league went far beyond what he accomplished on the court,” ...

Portville's Maxx Yehl Is Wrapping Up Magical HS Career

PORTVILLE, NY — Maxx Yehl sat with his father Chris in their car when the college offers started pouring in.

At the 2020 Prep Baseball Report New York State Games, Yehl pitched to six batters committed to play for Division I programs. Zero runs. Zero hits.

After that performance, his phone blew up in the parking lot. Ten to 15 teams contacted the Portville Central School ...

NYS Cashes in on Mobile Sports Betting; Experts See Issues

New York State has quickly become the largest legal sports betting market in the U.S.

But an addiction specialist and a state senator are concerned about rising cases of problem gambling.

Jeffrey Wierzbicki, team leader of the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center in Buffalo, said that since the launch of mobile sports betting, he has seen an uptick in people reaching out for help.

Manhattan Holds Off Bonnies in MAAC Championship Game

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — St. Bonaventure's memorable season came to an end Saturday morning in the MAAC Championship Game as Manhattan prevailed in a defensive battle, 8-7, on the campus of Marist College.

From the second quarter on, the Bonnies were fighting from behind, but they were nearly able to complete the rally in the final moments.

Manhattan led 8-5 with 5:28 ...

St. Bonaventure Hosts Special Olympics Unified Basketball

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — For the first time since 2019, St. Bonaventure University hosted the Special Olympics Unified Basketball competition. 

“It’s nice that we’re able to do this for the students and for our students to get the training and on-hands experience,” Paula Scraba, an associate professor of physical education and St. Bonaventure's liaison for ...

Memorial Torch Run Ends at Bona's for Unified Basketball

OLEAN, NY — The Trooper Ross M. Riley Memorial Torch Run Leg of the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New York will begin Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. from Lincoln Park and continue along West State Street to the St. Bonaventure University campus.

The end of the run will be followed by opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Unified Basketball competition ...

Olean Junior NBA Skills Challenge Clinic Set for April 30

OLEAN, NY — The City of Olean Youth Bureau and Recreation Department and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce will host a JR NBA Skills Challenge Clinic on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the William O. Smith Recreation Center, 551 E. State St.

The clinic will give youths an opportunity to improve upon and showcase their fitness through five ...

Former Bonnies Guard Jaylen Adams Is Named NBL MVP

SYDNEY — The National Basketball League named former St. Bonaventure University guard and Sydney Kings star Jaylen Adams the 2021-22 Andrew Gaze Most Valuable Player on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old averaged 20.1 points per game, fourth-most in the premier basketball league in Australia and New Zealand; 6.1 assists, most in the league, and three 3-pointers per game, ...


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Where I Stand as a Journalist

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Journalism empowers investigation. 

As my senior year approaches, my mind reflects on everything I’ve absorbed in the field of journalism and as a student at the Jandoli School of Communication so far. 

Many of my professors challenged my fellow classmates and me to be concise with our words on and off the paper. I failed at this many times and ...

After a Tumultuous Season, Bonnies Head to D.C. for A-10s

WASHINGTON — St. Bonaventure University Bonnies' head coach Mark Schmidt tried to warn us.

After the Bonnies were honored as the Atlantic-10 Conference’s preseason top team, selected as the No. 23 ranked team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and received a slew of individual preseason awards, Schmidt attempted to warn fans, media and his players alike that the ...

National Nurses’ Week and Month Are Rooted in Strength

May 7, 2022

Each May is National Nurses’ Month, a month-long celebration and commemoration of the work our nurses do to keep us healthy. National Nurses’ Week began on Friday and ends on Thursday, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale is said to be the mother of modern nursing; her work during the Crimean War led to significant innovations in hygiene and other ...

Milliman Grant Provides CT Simulator at Radiation Center

May 11, 2022

OLEAN, NY — For many, a cancer diagnosis is not only the beginning of a long, difficult treatment plan, but also the beginning of a long travel schedule to seek that treatment.

The purchase of a new Computed Tomography (CT) Simulator at the Mildred Milliman Radiation Medicine Center, supported by a grant from the Mildred Milliman Fund at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, is ...

Olean Area Farmers Market Opens for 2022 Season May 7

The Olean Area Farmers Market will be open for the 2022 season on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lincoln Park Pavilion, along South Street. The park is located at East State Street, between South Union and South Barry streets.

The market will be full of returning vendors, beginning with 11 vendors on opening day and increasing to more than 20 at the season’s ...

JCC Participates in Women’s Empowerment Draft in March

During March, SUNY Jamestown Community College is participating in the Women’s Empowerment Draft, hosted by Art Force 5. The program uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic female icons.

JCC is among 21 SUNY colleges, two CUNY colleges, and three private colleges partnering with 31 primary and secondary schools throughout New York State to create a mosaic that ...