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August 26, 2013 - 12:06am
posted by Luke Cullinan in batavia, Batavia Downs, sports, Wiener Dog Races.

Gordon, owned by Lindsay Ryan, notched a three-peat today in the annual Wiener Dog Race at Batavia Downs.

Gordon bested a field of 72 wieners that converged on the Downs from all over WNY.

The grand prize was a $100 free play at Batavia Downs Casino.

Lindsay Ryan, extremely happy with Gordon’s victory, was hinting of retirement for her fleet-footed canine.

“He’s going to be seven next year and we will have to see what happens, maybe it’s time for Gordon to retire. I’d like to give someone else a chance to win,” Ryan said.

Finishing second, two-dog lengths behind Gordon, was Daisy owned by Vernon Marzolf while Max owned by Chris Cummings and Isabella owned by Victoria Small tied for third.

Tater who was in Heat #4 enjoys a post race snack.

Gordan in the final race.

Winner Gordan and Lindsay Ryan with their prize.

August 22, 2013 - 1:11pm
posted by Luke Cullinan in Air force one.

As I was at the Pembroke Dragons football practice Air Force One flew overhead. 

August 22, 2013 - 1:10pm
posted by Luke Cullinan in football, sports, High School Football, Pembroke Dragons.

Today I visited the Pembroke Dragons football practice and they are really motivated for the upcoming 2013 season. 

Pembroke seniors on the football team. 

August 3, 2013 - 3:14pm

Today the Indian Falls United Methodist Church held its annual Community Days -- Blueberry festival. The festival featured a car/tractor show. There were complimentary hot dogs, baked goods and other items for sale by the churches members. 

At 4, the church held a kids peddle kart race for children of all ages to come out and race each other. 

At 5, the church hosted a lawnmower race that was open to everyone to come out to and race. 

The Indian Falls Fire Company also attended community days, bringing along two trucks with them. 

July 22, 2013 - 10:48pm
posted by Luke Cullinan in baseball, sports, pembroke, Caleb Lang.

After graduating from Pembroke High School in 2012, Caleb Lang signed on with Cairn University, located in Langhorne, Pa., joining the baseball team in his freshman year. Caleb plays third baseman and in the past made the Section V all star team.

In high school, Lang played first and short helping the Pembroke Dragons put together a record season in 2012.

Playing for the Cairn Highlanders in both the NCCAA II and NCAA III leagues, Caleb earned of Rookie of the Year honors and runner-up for player of the year playing in the CSAC. He was also named Cairn Highlander Player of the Year by his university and was Player of the Year in the NCCAA II East Division.

Playing in the NCCAA II division, Lang was one of 15 people to make the all-American team.

During the 2013 season, Lang had a batting average of .452 making him first in the CSAC and 7th in the NCAA III division. Caleb was also 12th in the NCCAA II division for slugging percentage with a .719 slugging percentage.

In his freshman year, Lang made the CSAC all-academic team and the dean's list at Cairn. He also made the university's dean's list both semesters of his senior year. 

Lang is going after a double major, business and Bible.

Lang chose Cairn university because "it just kinda seemed right" and that "it had the background I was looking for...

"I figure if you work as hard as you can and get as good as you can, you never know what can happen. So I figure I'll just play baseball, see where it takes me. But, definitely get my degree... No matter what happens, you'll always have your degree."

June 28, 2013 - 5:14pm

The Indian Falls United Methodist Church held its 68th annual Strawberry Social on Wednesday. It's takes place every year on the last Wednesday in June, rain or shine.

The event included included a chicken barbecue dinner with strawberry shortcake and hot fudge sundaes for dessert. The food was prepared and served by the church members.

Bake sale goods, which were made by Janet Burgel, and auction items were donated by local people and businesses. All proceeds benefit the church.

June 23, 2013 - 8:20pm
posted by Luke Cullinan in football, sports, Lyndonville Tigers, Jamestown Chiefs.

The chiefs Jason Matve Braces himself after a hit.

The Lyndonville Tigers, who play their home games in Pembroke, ran a defense Saturday that shut out the Jamestown Chiefs and helped secure a 40-0 victory at Pembroke Town Park.

Leading the defense was both Howie Wilson and Mike Schepis who each had a fumble recovery that turned over possession in favor of the Tigers.

Helping out on both defense and scoring on the offensive side was AJ Cleaveland who had two interceptions turning over the possession to the Tigers to start scoring drives.

On the offensive end Derick Adams had a total of three touchdowns, one catch and two runs to score. Other scorers in the game were Rob Williams and Clay Johnson with a touchdown each and Matt Mackintosh with a two-point conversion run.

The Chiefs (left) and Tigers line up for a play.

Tigers Matt Mackintosh runs past the Chiefs' Edward Jadlowski.

The Chiefs' Larry Hicks returns a kick off.

Chiefs' quarterback Dwaayne Vanderwork throws a pass.

The Tigers' Clay Johnson celebrates during his touchdown run.

Tigers' Rob Williams cradles the ball after taking a hit from the Chiefs' Shawn Battle.

More photos after the jump (click on the headline).

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