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POWER MOVE: Inside Mike Hopkins’ departure from the only school he ever knew

Mike Hopkins’ first official day at his new workplace began shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. He strode through a barren Alaska Airlines Arena, sporting a black suit, white button-down shirt and foreign purple tie. Outside, the gray skies produced an intermittent drizzle. Scared wasn’t the word. But Hopkins is unfamiliar with change. He gazed at the empty bleachers surrounding... more

Victor lacrosse puts championships in rearview mirror headed into 2017

The Victor lacrosse team knows a little bit about success. The past two seasons, the Blue Devils have had two undefeated seasons and back-to-back state championships. However, they’re starting the 2017 season by literally shelving their previous accomplishments as part of the past. WHEC: Read More more

South Seneca seniors end stellar careers short of 2nd title

As head coach Heather Mott spoke of the South Seneca community’s overwhelming support, a player could be heard over the phone yelling in excited exclamation. The towns that make up South Seneca High School have been big supporters of an incredible two-year run by the Falcon girls basketball team, even if it ended sooner than anyone would have liked over... more

Lifelong Bills fan takes home a piece of Bills history

Buffalo Bills Season Ticket Member Edward (Ed) Brandt, has been a proud Bills fan as long as he can remember. A native of nearby Eden, N.Y., some of Brandt’s earliest and most unforgettable Bills memories date back to the old Rock Pile, where as a child he would go to watch his favorite team with his grandfather. For Brandt, attending... more

Tyler Lydon to enter NBA Draft

Syracuse sophomore Tyler Lydon has decided to enter his name in the 2017 NBA Draft. Lydon announced the decision via social media. The 6-9 forward started all 34 games for the Orange this season and ranked second in scoring average (13.2) and first in rebound average (8.6). He also led Syracuse in blocked shots (49) and finished second in minutes-played... more

East Rochester loses vital member of sports community

On the surface it looks like business as usual for the East Rochester baseball team. Practicing indoors ahead of another season, but unlike the last 20, something is missing… equipment manager Dan Marra. Dan Marra served Rush-Henrietta and East Rochester sports for over 50 years. “Its very different because he’s been around for as long as I can remember,” East... more

Cornell welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf on Saturday

The Big Red returns to Ivy League play and continues its three-game home stand when it welcomes Penn to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 25 at 1 p.m. Cornell is coming off its first win of the season, a 15-6 victory over instate rival Colgate, while the Quakers dropped its last outing, a 17-8 decision to Princeton to slip to... more

Paschal Chukwu expected to apply for medical redshirt

Syracuse Orange 7-foot-2 center Paschal Chukwu is expected to apply for a medical redshirt after tearing his retina in his right eye this past season, according to team spokesman Pete Moore. Chukwu played less than 30 percent of SU’s games in 2016-17 and his injury was season-ending, which qualifies him for a medical redshirt. None of those games can come... more

Syracuse offers scholarship to UPrep’s Jeenathan Williams

Jeenathan Williams already had scholarship offers to play major-college basketball with Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Temple. But the offer he received Tuesday topped them all. This one came from Syracuse University. When Orange assistant coach and former star guard Gerry McNamara told Williams over the phone that SU wanted the junior from UPrep, well, it was a dream come true.... more

State champs Irondequoit shift focus to Federation tourney

The Irondequoit boys basketball team already etched it’s name in the history books by winning a state championship last weekend, but the Eagles aren’t quite done with their 2016-17 season yet. This weekend is the Federation Tournament of Champions in Glens Falls that features the champs from New York’s public schools both outside and inside New York City along with... more

Mattiacio Orthodontics to provide custom mouthguards

Mattiacio Orthodontics, 1393 Hathaway Drive, Farmington, will host its “emBrace Athletics and Play It Safe” event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 1 for Canandaigua and Victor youth teams.Players will receive a free custom mouth guard that allows them to communicate on the field without taking it out for the spring lacrosse season. The event will be open for... more

Canandaigua softball boosters to host CA Idol talent competition

Canandaigua Softball Boosters will present its 13th annual CA Idol Talent competition at 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Canandaigua Academy Theatre, 435 East St.The competition will feature individual and group musical performances by elementary and middle school students from Canandaigua. Audience members will cast their votes for the top performances in each category.Tickets cost $8 in advance; $10 at the... more

DEC crews will sample rainbow trout in Naples Creek on Thursday

That annual rite of spring known as rainbow trout “shocking’’ will take place Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24. Crews from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s fisheries division in Avon will sample the run of fish in two key Finger Lakes tributaries in advance of Opening Day for fishing on inland waters on April 1. Naples... more

Syracuse AD Wildhack, Boeheim chat with press (video)

Director of Athletics John Wildhack and Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim held a press conference on Monday in the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center to discuss the program. The media gathering was organized after the University announced on Sunday that Boeheim had agreed to extend his contract and stay on as head coach. Long-time assistant coach Mike Hopkins, who had... more

Watkins Glen wins State Championship at buzzer (video)

The Watkins Glen Lady Seneca’s trailed by as many as 16 points in the second half of Sunday’s NYSPHSAA Class C Championship Game before coming back to pull the game even late in the fourth quarter. Then with under 10 seconds left in the game, sophomore point guard Hannah Morse had the ball in her hands and this happened… Morse’s... more

KENNY: Thoughts on Mike Hopkins & the Watkins Glen state champs (podcast)

Kenny talks about the departure of longtime Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins and the extension for current head coach Jim Boeheim. Then, a shout out to the South Seneca Lady Falcons and the Watkins Glen Senecas for their great postseason runs. Finally, they found Tom Brady’s jersey… big deal! AUDIO ONLY VERSION: more

Syracuse women trounced by UConn in round of 32

The eighth-seeded Syracuse women’s basketball team fell, 94-64, to No. 1 overall Connecticut in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Monday night at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn. The Orange finished the season with a 22-11 overall mark. The Huskies jumped out to an early lead, outscoring the Orange, 28-11, in the first quarter. UConn shot 66 percent... more

SU’s Tyler Lydon reportedly to declare for the NBA Draft

Tyler Lydon didn’t take long to decide his basketball future after the Orange lost to Ole Miss to end their season on Saturday. The dynamic sophomore forward will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Syracuse’s Tyler Lydon will sign with an agent and enter the 2017 NBA Draft, per... more
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