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Victor school officials break silence on students’ controversial poetry book

Victor school officials have not condoned the actions of senior high school students who produced a controversial poetry book last fall, board of education President Deborah Palumbo-Sanders read from a prepared statement Thursday. Speaking at the June meeting of the board, her statement broke the silence since the Victor Central School District issued an official statement May 25, about a... more

Efforts to find Blue-Green Algae to increase this summer in the FLX

There is an increased effort to keep you safe from harmful algae in the water this summer. This is bacteria that’s not safe to swim in. Officials on Seneca Lake are stepping up efforts to find it before it makes you sick. Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, can cause vomiting, diarrhea, irritated skin, and make it... more

Victor School Board: Haiku book controversy a “teachable moment”

The Victor Central School District took a much different stand on a controversial book of poems written and published by students. Many believe the book contains racist, homophobic and demeaning content. At first, the district called the writings as satirical. Now, after outcry from parents, it’s a different story. At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, the board president said the... more

Victor one win away from NYS three-peat after topping Vestal

The Victor Blue Devils defeated the Vestal Golden Bears 11-5 in the Class B State semifinals at St. John Fisher College. The Blue Devils got off to a lightening fast start. Victor led 5-0 early using goals from five different players. Victor was never challenged in the game. They led 6-1 at the half, and were up 11-3 late as... more

Victor, Pal-Mac stroll into state lacrosse semis

Your guess is as good as Victor’s. Or Palmyra-Macedon’s. Or Vestal or Jamesville-DeWitt, for that matter. The state semifinals for boys lacrosse are as much guessing games as they are lacrosse games, but at some point on Wednesday afternoon, the guessing will stop. The assertiveness will kick in, and that’s what will extend the season. The Victor boys play Vestal... more

Section V boys capture team golf title at states

Pittsford Sutherland senior Danny Gianniny placed third overall at the boys state golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University on Monday, firing off this year’s lowest round, 69, after a first-round score of 78 to help Section V capture the team title beating out Section-VIII by nine shots. Victor senior Christian Chapman carded a second... more

Victor survives heavy Hamburg challenge

Victor’s bid for a 3rd straight state title got a scare Saturday thanks to a tenacious squad from Hamburg before the Blue Devils prevailed 7-4 in the Boys Lacrosse Class B Far West Regional. Victor will take on Vestal (IV) in the Class B state semifinal on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford.... more

After scouting combine, Victor’s David Farrance one step closer to NHL Draft

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, David Farrance was inside the HarborCenter pedaling a stationary bike like the finish of the Tour de France was in sight, a man with tattooed arms and a braided Mohawk haircut screaming in his ear. “Push it, push it. Get after it, get after it.’’ As always, Farrance did just that, the 17-year-old Victor native completing... more

Victor softball slugs their way into NYS Final Four

Blue Devils would jump out to an early lead when Sam Torlish singled to center to score Kara Commisso to give Victor a 1-0 lead just four batters in. Torlish would come around to score on a Trojans error. In the 3rd inning, Kyra Grooms would double to deep right center scoring Torlish once again and the Blue Devils lead... more

Victor boys win 4th straight Section V lacrosse title, topping Canandaigua

The first day after every Victor boys lacrosse game is spent looking back, and the next day is spent looking ahead. Coach Jim Andre calls them, respectively, the fix-it day and the prep day. Earlier this month, those two days were eye-opening for the two-time defending state champions after they lost to Canandaigua, snapping a 43-game winning streak against Section... more

Man charged with felony DWI in Victor

On Wednesday at 12:30 am deputies arrested a North Tonawanda man on felony DWI charges after he was found to have a previous one in the last decade. Deputies arrested Philip S. Sambroski, 30, for driving while intoxicated after he was stopped for having a tail light out on State Route 96. He was also found to be in possession... more

Five of the BEST events happening in the FLX this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend with family or friends? The Finger Lakes is loaded with events on Saturday and Sunday, which will give everyone an opportunity to get out and enjoy the springtime festivities that come with living in the region. Whether you’re interested in wine, crafts, arts – or are looking for a parade – the Finger... more

Sheriffs’ Institute holds week-long training; Ontario Co. participates

The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute held a week-long Advanced School for staff of Sheriffs’ civil divisions this month at the Albany County Courthouse. Almost 70 participants from Sheriffs’ Offices around the State attended the program, including Deputy Rob Morse and Sergeant Tate Colburn from Ontario County. Sponsored and organized by the Sheriffs’ Institute, the intensive five-day program provides participants... more

Behind Wong’s arm, solid defense Victor edges Fairport for Class AA softball title

The ball was in Erin Wong’s hand when Victor lost its only softball game this spring, a 13-9 setback to Monroe County rival Fairport on May 3. But veteran coach Shelly Collins wanted Wong back in the pitcher’s circle for Friday’s Section V Class AA championship game and the sophomore right-hander got the Blue Devils back in the winner’s circle.... more

Inside the controversial book published by Victor students

The Victor Central School District says it became aware of a controversial and some say offensive book of haiku poems published by a small group of students in mid-April. In a statement sent to parents today the district states it investigated the book and found, “It was intended to be humorous and satirical.” The book includes profanity, homophobic comments and... more

Victor baseball stuns Schroeder in quarterfinal upset

Tied at 1-1 in the 6th inning, Victor would take the lead on an RBI single by Zack Carpin that brought home Nate Hampson. Warriors answer right back in the home half. After a lead off double by Connor Bisallion, Caleb Punter singles to center to tie the game back up at 2-2. WROC: Read More more
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