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Midlakes grad Kevin Royston wins bronze at X Games

Midlakes grad Kevin Royston wins bronze at X Games
A Midlakes graduate, who in 2012 lost his leg after he was struck by a Corvette and left on the side of the road for dead, continues to inspire with a third-place finish at the X Games Aspen 2019. Kevin Royston, 48, won the bronze medal in the Adaptive Snow BikeCross competition. Royston competed alongside the top extreme athletes in... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Pal-Mac girls hand Midlakes first league loss in 2 year; Waterloo sweeps doubleheader at Mynderse

W-FL FRIDAY: Pal-Mac girls hand Midlakes first league loss in 2 year; Waterloo sweeps doubleheader at Mynderse
The Midlakes girls varsity basketball team has been a juggernaut in the Finger Lakes East over the past 2 seasons going undefeated in league play last year and carrying a 9-0 league mark into their home game against Pal-Mac on Friday night. The Lady Red Raiders put an end to the two-year league winning streak in convincing fashion with a... more

W-FL TUESDAY: Wayne dominant in win at Geneva, Whitman crushes another West foe & Lyons wins at ER as four ejected after fight

W-FL TUESDAY: Wayne dominant in win at Geneva, Whitman crushes another West foe & Lyons wins at ER as four ejected after fight
The Wayne Eagles virtually locked up the Finger Lakes East title, moving 2.5 games clear in the standings as we head into February, with an impressive 81-68 win at Geneva on Tuesday night. Wayne jumped out to a 27-8 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Nick Carmichael scored 12 of his 22 points in the opening period... more

W-FL MONDAY: Midlakes girls lose to Section V team for first time since 2016; Pal-Mac squeaks by Waterloo

W-FL MONDAY: Midlakes girls lose to Section V team for first time since 2016; Pal-Mac squeaks by Waterloo
The Midlakes girls varsity basketball team has been winning basketball games at a record clip over the past few seasons. In fact, they have not lost a basketball game to a Section V opponent since February of 2016. That streak was snapped on Monday night at the hands of Our Lady of Mercy, a Class AA opponent (Midlakes is Class... more

Midlakes students organize clothing drive

Midlakes students organize clothing drive
Two Midlakes Middle School students are organizing a clothing drive for families in need during the winter season. Eighth-graders Kayla Nurse and Trinidy Traster developed the idea while learning about the Progressive Era, a period of widespread social activism from 1890 to 1920, in Chris Stell’s social studies class. “Our winters are very harsh and we just wanted to help,”... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Midlakes girls roll to 13th straight; Wayne clobbers Waterloo to take control of FL East

W-FL FRIDAY: Midlakes girls roll to 13th straight; Wayne clobbers Waterloo to take control of FL East
The Waterloo Indians boys basketball team traveled to Ontario to face Finger Lakes East leading Wayne on Friday night. A win would have opened up the league race and pulled Waterloo within a half-game the Eagles. It would have also opened their door for Geneva to make a run at the top spot when they host Wayne on Tuesday night.... more

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational
With winter storm Harper in full effect there was some doubt that there wouldn’t even be a Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational this weekend. Time slots were moved up, however, and luckily and all matches were completed before too much snowfall occurred. Eight local wrestlers claimed possession of their respective weight class early Saturday afternoon — including one from Marcus Whitman-Penn Yan,... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Forbes ties school record & signs to play at NCCC as Midlakes beats Waterloo; VanAken joins 1,000 point club

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Alaina Forbes ties school record with 41 & announces college choice as Midlakes beats Waterloo
Midlakes standout senior Alaina Forbes continues to build on her resume as one of the all-time great Screaming Eagles as she tied a school record with 41 points on Wednesday night en route to a 67-42 win over Waterloo. It was Midlakes’ 12th straight win as they remain undefeated on the season. After the game Forbes signed her letter of intent... more

Ontario Trumansburg Telephone brings high-speed fiber network to Clifton Springs, Phelps

Ontario Trumansburg Telephone brings high-speed fiber network to Clifton Springs, Phelps
Residents in the villages of Phelps and Clifton Springs have another choice for high-speed broadband, and it comes from a company that’s been in town for 99 years. Ontario Trumansburg Telephone Companies President and CEO Paul Griswold said Monday the installation of high-speed fiber cable in the two villages is complete, with plans to offer services outside the village in... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Blankenberg scores 1,000th, Geneva slams Mynderse; Naples tops Red Jacket & Midlakes girls stay undefeated

W-FL FRIDAY: Blankenberg scores 1,000th, Geneva slams Mynderse; Naples tops Red Jacket & Midlakes girls stay undefeated
A big Friday night of high school basketball across the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues on Friday night that featured teams at the top of the standings picking up wins and making the league races a little clearer heading into the stretch run with 5 weeks of play remaining in the regular season. Also last night, Wayne senior Logan Blankenberg joined the... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda cruises past Lyons girls; South Seneca buries rival Romo & Izzy Wilbur drops 45 on ER

W-FL THURSDAY: Gananda cruises past Lyons girls; South Seneca buries rival Romo & Izzy Wilbur drops 45 on ER
Just two days after Lyons stunned undefeated Wayne County leading Marion, they gave one right back at the hands of the Lady Blue Panthers of Gananda creating a tight, three-way race for the league title heading into the second half of January. Also on Thursday night in Wayne-Finger Lakes girls high school basketball, sophomore Isabella Wilbur of Red Creek continued... more

Thruway traffic snarled in Phelps overnight after incident involving tractor-trailer

Thruway traffic snarled in Phelps overnight after incident involving tractor-trailer
State Police say a pair of accidents, which included a jack-knifed tractor-trailer snarled traffic along the New York State Thruway during the overnight hours on Monday. State Police said the right eastbound lane of the Thruway near Phelps was closed as crews responded to the scene. The second crash involved a vehicle, which had gone off the road along the... more

W-FL MONDAY: Kimball scores 33 as Bloomfield wins; Gananda tops Midlakes

W-FL MONDAY: Kimball scores 33 as Bloomfield wins; Gananda tops Midlakes
Tanner Kimball continued his hot shooting for Bloomfield, scoring 33, as the Bombers defeated Hammondsport on Monday night. Meanwhile, the Gananda Blue Panthers represented well for Wayne County as the Blue Panthers defeated Midlakes in a cross-league contest. Full results from a light slate of action in Wayne-Finger Lakes boys and girls basketball below… LAST NIGHT’S BOYS SCOREBOARD: HAMMONDSPORT 50... more

Midlakes student working on community blood drives

Midlakes student working on community blood drives
The Midlakes High School gymnasium will see a few more donors, volunteers and needles when it turns into an operations center for a community blood drive backed by a local student. Midlakes senior Riley Backus is recruiting donors to support the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 10. She also organized a blood drive at the... more

W-FL FRIDAY: Alaina Forbes breaks Midlakes career scoring mark; Whitman runs away from Naples to claim West lead

W-FL FRIDAY: Alaina Forbes breaks Midlakes career scoring mark; Whitman runs away from Naples to claim West lead
The undefeated Midlakes Lady Screaming Eagles turned a 1-point half time deficit into an 18 point lead heading into the fourth by scoring the first 21 points in the 3rd quarter to finish with a 57-31 win over Wayne on Friday night. Midlakes stand-out senior Alaina Forbes passed Sydney Jones (1,389 points) to break the all-time school scoring record in... more

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman

Marren elected Ontario County Board of Supervisors chairman
Victor Town Supervisor Jack Marren will remain as chairman of the Ontario County Board of Supervisors in 2019, a role he has been elected to each year since 2013. Once again, Bristol Supervisor Bob Green was appointed vice chairman. And while the calendar has flipped from 2018 to 2019, the board is expected to face many of the same challenges... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Midlakes girls topple Geneva; Prattsburgh junior torches Naples for 47

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Midlakes girls topple Geneva; Prattsburgh junior torches Naples for 47
After trailing by a point after the first quarter, the undefeated Midlakes Lady Screaming Eagles outscored Geneva, 13-4 in the second quarter before sealing a victory with 19 points in the final period to win their 8th straight, 64-47 on Wednesday night in Geneva. With the first half of a tough week under their belt, Nate Rich’s defending FL East... more

Bewitching Crafty Ales and Lagers finds a home in Phelps

Bewitching Crafty Ales and Lagers finds a home in Phelps
Mike Darling is an animated and talented storyteller. Ask him about his first craft beer experience and he can remember the exact beer and location. It was the summer of 1994  at an arts and crafts fair in Denver. It was Left Hand Brewing’s Good Juju ginger beer. And he remembers thinking to himself, “What is this flavor?” He tries... more
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