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Weedsport boys end 40-year title drought with Class C final win over Cooperstown

Weedsport boys end 40-year title drought with Class C final win over Cooperstown
The last time Weedsport’s boys basketball team won a sectional championship was 1980. Warriors coach Jon Sgarlata wasn’t born yet. CNN had just launched on television. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was in theaters. That changed Saturday afternoon as Weedsport (22-2) ended its 40-year title drought with a 61-52 victory over Cooperstown (18-6) in the Class C final at... more

Car collides with tree in Cayuga County before bursting into flames (photo)

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First responders were called to a one-car crash during the mid-afternoon hours on Weedsport-Sennett Road near Sheppard Road. The car reportedly collided with a tree, then became engulfed in flames. A passerby shared this photo from the scene. First responders from Sennett and Weedsport responded. AMR Ambulance was also called to the scene. No additional information was immediately available. more

CNY HOOPS NATION: Weedsport’s Josh O’Connor, Aiden Mabbett & Coach Sgarlata (podcast)

CNY HOOPS NATION: Weedsport’s Josh O’Connor, Aiden Mabbett & Coach Sgarlata (podcast)
Coach Will DuMont is back with a look at the first round of the Section III playoffs along with interviews with Weedsport Warrior standouts Josh O’Connor and Aiden Mabbett along with an interview with head coach Jon Sgarlata following their opening round win. Check out the full episode below. Or click here to listen on Spotify or here for the... more

In foul-filled sectional contest, Weedsport beats Westmoreland

In foul-filled sectional contest, Weedsport beats Westmoreland
t was choppy. It was often ugly. But style points matter little this time of year. Weedsport is happy to be moving on. The Warriors did enough to take down Westmoreland, 72-56, in a Section III Class C boys basketball first-round game Saturday at Weedsport High School. Weedsport moves on to the section quarterfinals, which means a home contest against... more

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold

Cayuga County 911 dealing with massive workload since discovery changes took hold
Cayuga County E-911 has some staffing issues that it needs to resolve. At least that was the pitch heard by the Cayuga County Legislature this week when they met. E-911 Administrator Denise Spingler addressed the legislators at a meeting on Wednesday – asking for more staff – due to the constant struggle to keep up with discovery requests from the... more

Weedsport’s Suzie Nemec scores 1,000th point while honoring Gianna Bryant

Weedsport’s Suzie Nemec scores 1,000th point, honors Gianna Bryant
Weedsport junior Suzie Nemec, surpassed 1,000 career points in the second quarter of the Lady Warriors win over Onondaga on Tuesday night after coming off of a 50-point performance last Thursday against Cato-Meridian, and a 41-point outburst the previous week at Port Byron. She normally wears #5 but on Tuesday night wore #2 to honor the late Gianna Bryant, daughter... more

Former Weedsport mayor named in Child Victims Act lawsuit

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A new lawsuit has been filed under the Child Victims Act in Cayuga County, and it accuses Boy Scouts of America, as well as the Weedsport Central School District of failing the student more than 40 years ago. The Auburn Citizen reports that the lawsuit was filed on January 22nd by Scott Gregory Coats in state Supreme Court in Cayuga... more

CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)

CNY HOOPS NATION: Aiden Retzos of Faith Heritage & the week in OHSL high school basketball (podcast)
Introducing the CNY Hoops Nation Podcast covering the high school basketball scene for Oswego County and Onondaga High School League including Weedsport, Port Byron, Skaneateles, Auburn and Cato-Meridian. Our goal is to provide a platform where we discuss scores, stats and news around the area and Section III to compliment the existing coverage of Wayne-Finger Lakes and Section V coverage... more

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Weedsport basketball’s Suzie Nemec & Coach Chris Vargason (podcast)

FL1 SPORTS PODCAST: Weedsport basketball’s Suzie Nemec & Coach Chris Vargason (podcast)
The Weedsport Warriors girls basketball program is on the rise on the OHSL League of Section III thanks to the outstanding play of junior Susie Nemec and the leadership of head coach Chris Vargason. Susie and Coach Vargason are in-studio to talk about their season, Coach Vargason’s 200th career win and plans for the future.  . more

Weedsport girls basketball coach Chris Vargason records 200th career win

Weedsport girls basketball coach Chris Vargason records 200th career win
The Weedsport varsity girls basketball team improved their season record to 13-1 with a 72-42 victory at LaFayette on Thursday night behind 20 points from Emma Stark and 18 points from Suzie Nemec. The Warriors now stand at 8-0 in the OHSL league of Section III. In addition to the team win, longtime head coach Chris Vargason recorded a major... more

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation

Christmas Eve crash in Cayuga County remains under investigation
On Christmas Eve a two-car crash in the town of Mentz left four people seriously injured. Several weeks later that accident remains under investigation. The crash happened on Centerport Road shortly before 7 p.m. near the intersection with Nauvoo Road. The Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office said on Christmas Day that an investigation into the crash was underway, and that four... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Wilkins drains three-pointer at buzzer to lift Penfield over Wayne; Lyons suffers first loss of season against Northstar-Christian

W-FL FRIDAY: Wilkins drains three-pointer at buzzer to lift Penfield over Wayne; Lyons suffers first loss of season against Northstar-Christian
There was a full slate of Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball games on Friday night. The most interesting and surprising game of the night featured the Penfield Patriots and the Wayne Eagles. With 1 minute and 19 seconds left in the game, the Patriot’s trailed by 15 points. However, they fought their way back to cut Wayne’s lead to just... more

Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon

Weedsport man sentenced to prison for marijuana grow operation, possessing weapon
A Cayuga County man who prosecutors say grew more than 100 marijuana plants at a residence in Mentz was sentenced on Thursday. Timothy Hoisington, 27, of Weedsport pleaded guilty in October to second-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Both are Class D felonies. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and two years... more

Sen. Helming blasts criminal justice reforms after undocumented immigrant appears in Cayuga County Court

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Bail set at $500K for undocumented immigrant who killed Weedsport man in DWI wreck On Wednesday, Heriberto Perez-Velasquez appeared in court. Perez-Velasquez, an illegal immigrant who was residing in Savannah at the time of a fatal DWI crash in Weedsport Mark Knapp, a Weedsport man, was riding a tractor on Route 31 when it was struck from behind by Perez-Velasquez.... more

Troopers: Upwards of 20 vehicles involved in crash on NYS Thruway in Cayuga County

State Police say upwards of 20 vehicles were involved in a crash near the Weedsport exit of the New York State Thruway. While no injuries were reported – at least four or five tractor-trailers, as well as 10-15 passenger vehicles were involved. The series of wrecks occurred between exits 39 and 40. The National Weather Service had issued a Squall... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)

WATCH LIVE: 2019 South Seneca Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament (FL1 Sports)
The 2019-20 Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball season is underway with FL1 Sports live coverage of the second day of the South Seneca Girls Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament at the Jack Guinan Gymnasium in Ovid. The host South Seneca Falcons are joined by the Mynderse Blue Devils, Pal-Mac Red Raiders and Weedsport Warriors. The tournament consolation game between Weedsport & South... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local HS teams kick-off hoops seasons

W-FL FRIDAY: Several local teams kick-off hoops seasons on Friday
Action on the local hardwood got underway with a reasonable slate of games on Friday across the Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball leagues. On the boys side, Clyde-Savannah rolled over Romulus while Red Jacket topped Pavilion. A late rally from the Big Green of Naples fell short as they dropped a 6-point decision to Mount Morris. In girls basketball,... more

Man living in U.S. illegally faces upgraded charges, makes first court appearance

Man living in U.S. illegally facing upgraded charges for role in fatal wreck
Man living in U.S. illegally has first court appearance after fatal DWI crash Update: Tuesday, 4:30 a.m. Family and friends of 49-year-old Mark Knapp filled the courtroom Monday night for Heriberto Perez-Velasquez’s first court appearance after allegedly driving drunk and killing Mark on November 10. Senior Assistant Cayuga County District Attorney Diane Adsit says it’s tough for the family. “They’re... more
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