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Auburn’s Lindsay May sets high standard with record-breaking career

Lindsay May wrapped up her varsity career with a sixth place finish at states. A commendable accomplishment by most standards, but when you’re a record-setting golfer who has won the state championship three times, the expectations are raised to an almost unachievable high. So when the Auburn senior returned to school, she faced questions about how she did. Read More:... more

Bloomfield freshman Alex Kenyon named All-American diver

Alex Kenyon, a Bloomfield Freshman, has been named a 2017-2018 NISCA/Speedo Boys One Meter Diving All-American.  Alex is the 2018 Section V Class D Champion and 9th place finisher at the 2018 NYSPHSAA State Championships.  He is one of 9 Freshman in the entire United States to be named All American and one of only 5 New York Student Athletes... more

Victor softball captures Class AA State Championship

Victor became the first Section V girls softball team to capture the Class AA NYSPHSAA softball championship on Saturday afternoon with a 7-1 victory over Ballston Spa. Victor’s Chloe Whittier opened up the game in the top of the sixth inning with this Grand Slam… Grand slam in the top of the sixth from Chloe Whittier to help Victor to... more

Penn Yan over-matched in Class D state title lacrosse game

With a roster filled with underclassmen, several of which were freshmen and sophomores, there were whispers that perhaps this would be just the second time in 22 years that Penn Yan would fail to win a Section V championship and advance to the state tournament. Turned out, the kids from Penn Yan, no matter how young they are, just know... more

Late goal stuns Victor in Class B boys lacrosse state title game

The Victor boys’ lacrosse dynasty has been temporarily derailed. Saturday afternoon in the Class B game at St. John Fisher College, the Blue Devils’ quest to become just the second program in New York State boys’ lacrosse history to win four straight state championships came to a stunning end when Garden City’s James Basile scored the winning goal with 1.2... more

Canandaigua baseball’s run ends in Class A semifinals

The Braves were never really out of it, but they never quite got into it, either. And as coach Dale Werth points out, it’s not always the number of hits that matter in a baseball game. It’s the timing of them. In Friday evening’s Class A state semifinal game, the Queensbury Spartans had more timely hits and as a result,... more

Pal-Mac girls fall in state Class D semifinal

Victoria Ruffo scored five goals and Allie Berkery and Fiona Jones each netted a hat trick as Bronxville-I got its year-long wish to get another shot at a state championship. The Broncos, now 18-4, defeated Palmyra-Macedon 14-5 Friday in the Class D state semifinals at SUNY-Cortland. The Broncos, who fell in double-overtime in last year’s state championship, jumped out to... more

Avon tops Lansing in state semis despite pitching gem from Bell

Garrett Bell delivered his usual excellence on the mound Friday, but it wasn’t enough as Lansing’s season ended with a 1-0 loss to Avon in a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball semifinal at Binghamton’s Conlon Field. Bell, a junior right-hander, pitched a three-hitter for the Bobcats after tossing a five-hitter in a 3-1 win... more

Legendary Ithaca lacrosse coach Frank Welch retires

Frank graduated from IHS three years later, and he took his game to Ithaca College. After graduating from IC, Frank worked as an assistant coach for the Bombers before taking over the Little Red program. 43 years later, Welch has decided that the time has come to leave his coaching position. Welch told me, “I knew at the beginning of... more

Ruling on Red Creek basketball parent’s appeal against Section V expected 6/22

No decision was made Thursday regarding the case brought by a Red Creek parent challenging Section V’s lack of an appeals process for athletes who are ejected from games. But state Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi made it very clear he thinks the Hall of Justice is no place for high school sports. Odorisi said he will issue a... more

Big Blue wrecking crew: Victor athletic program becomes dominant force

Ron Whitcomb received some advice back in 1991 when he was deciding whether to leave his alma mater, East Rochester, to become the new athletic director at Victor Central Schools. “Take the job,” outgoing AD Jeffrey Crane told Whitcomb. “Victor is a sleeping giant.” Crane, West Irondequoit’s superintendent since 2003, couldn’t have been more right, and Whitcomb, now 63, plans... more

Penn Yan punches ticket to state finals after 2nd half rally

Someone has to get near the top in order to finish climbing a mountain, sometimes more than once. Penn Yan Academy, Section V’s dominant boys lacrosse team among the smallest schools, won its only state championship in 2001, despite the Mustangs often taking part in the race. This season is no different. The Mustangs earned another chance at another state... more

Victor boys lacrosse team rolls in state semifinals

There was a brief moment — and yes, it was brief, as in about 46 seconds in length — when the folks from East Syracuse-Minoa may have entertained the possibility that their Spartans could give powerhouse Victor a game Wednesday afternoon. Victor had raced out to a 6-0 lead through one quarter, but ES-M got off the deck and scored... more

Canandaigua’s Adam Scott drafted by Cleveland Indians

Canandaigua native Adam Scott became one of the newest members of the Cleveland Indians organization Tuesday after Scott was drafted in the fourth round by the Indians. Scott was taken 133rd overall out of Wofford College as a left-handed pitcher. He is listed as a left-handed specialist and projects as a middle reliever. The senior, listed at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds,... more

Section V boys golf repeats as state champion

Section V captured its second-straight team state championships Monday after the final round of the state tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University. Section V finished with a total two-day score of 1,064 (+70), seven strokes better than Section I, which finished at 1,071 (+77). Section V trailed by four strokes after Sunday’s first round but its... more

Hearing Thursday on lawsuit against Section V over Red Creek basketball player’s ejection

The final week of the high school sports season may bring some closure to a saga that started in late February when a Red Creek basketball player was ejected from a Section V Tournament game. Justice J. Scott Odorisi is scheduled to rule on a motion to dismiss “and other matters,” according to Section V attorney Robert G. Lamb, at... more

Penn Yan rallies, defeats Akron in OT in NYS Class D boys lacrosse quarterfinals

One of the reasons why Penn Yan coach Brian Hobart likes to play a tougher regular-season schedule is for the exact situation that arose Saturday morning at All High Stadium in the quarterfinal round of the state Class D boys’ lacrosse tournament. A surprisingly effective Akron team from Section VI ripped off a six-goal run in the first half and... more
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