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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

Family, friends mourn loss of Weedsport man killed by drunk driver

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Family and friends are mourning the loss of 59-year-old Mark Knapp, who was killed on November 10 by a drunk driver, Heriberto Perez-Velasquez. David Sterio is one of those friends. He worked with Mark for over sixteen years at Knapp Electric , a company started by Mark’s brother randy. “Mark was a great guy. He knew a lot about the trade, knew... more

ICE: Driver in fatal Weedsport crash did not have legal status in U.S.

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ICE: Undocumented immigrant had been deported before fatal Weedsport wreck U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed on Wednesday that the undocumented immigrant from Guatemala who was charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with Sunday’s fatal wreck in Weedsport had previously been deported, but returned the the U.S. illegally. Many wondered why Perez-Vasquez, who was charged on Tuesday, was allowed to... more

Rollover crash reported in Cayuga County

Rollover crash reported in Cayuga County
First responders from around Weedsport were called to a reported rollover crash along Weedsport-Sennett Road around 1:30 p.m. While details of the incident remained unconfirmed, scanner traffic indicated that there were at least three occupants. First responders from Weedsport, Port Byron and Jordan were all on-scene. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. To have the latest... more

UPDATE: Driver in custody after crashing into small tractor, killing its operator in Cayuga County

Major roadway closed in Cayuga County after Sunday afternoon crash
Sheriff Brian Schenck provided an update around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday about a fatal accident that happened along State Route 31 in the Village of Weedsport around 1:45 p.m. He says that investigation has shown that a compact tractor was traveling east on the south shoulder of Route 31 when it was struck from behind by a passenger vehicle also... more

Weedsport wins second consecutive Section III 8-man championship

Weedsport wins second consecutive Section III 8-man championship
Saturday morning’s early Section III 8-man championship between Weedsport and West Canada Valley kicked off with some exciting back-and-forth action before Weedsport pulled away with some big plays in the second quarter. The Warriors won their second consecutive sectional championship, 68-44, at the Carrier Dome. The first quarter was highlighted by a 91-yard kickoff return by West Canada Valley senior... more

More than 3,000 without power in Cayuga County, but won’t impact voting

Major power outage reported in Cayuga County
NYSEG is reporting that more than 3,000 customers are without power on Election Day, but the reason for that outage is unclear. Around 2 p.m. 3,141 customers in the middle of Cayuga County were without power. NSYEG’s outage map indicated that the towns of Brutus, Mentz, Montezuma, and Throop were impacted. While the villages of Port Byron and Weedsport were... more

Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner

Max McLaughlin joins dad as Watkins Glen winner
McLaughlin, the 19-year-old son of NASCAR veteran Mike McLaughlin, dominated Friday’s K&N Pro Series East race at Watkins Glen International and was declared the winner when the race was called after 34 of 41 scheduled laps due to inclement weather. McLaughlin led every lap and at one point had run out to an 11-second lead. McLaughlin was passed on the... more
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