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Section V high school football coaches rate Victor preseason #1

There are some high school football coaches who are in charge, and there is no doubt about it. There are others who persuade players to not only follow their instructions, but to do so with faith that the desired results will come. The Victor Blue Devils are 29-5 in the last three seasons, winning two Section V championships, with an... more

Ithaca High campus springs to life for fall sports

With the stresses of handing in paperwork and medical records behind them, high school athletes can now focus on the competition as programs throughout the state hosted their first practices of the season on Monday. On a comfortable 80-degree day at Ithaca High School, several teams were scattered on the athletic fields and courts in the morning. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Section V moving football championships to Brockport & Alfred State

Monday, Section V announced that it will move Sectional playoff games out of Capelli Sport Stadium due the costs associated with having games there. The Section V Football Championships games will be played at SUNY Brockport and Alfred University. Previously, the championship games were held at Sahlen’s Stadium in downtown Rochester. more

Mynderse to have new athletic director

The Board of Education will vote Thursday on accepting the resignation of athletic director and assistant administrator Scott Redding. The board will then vote on appointing Redding to a four-year probationary appointment as a biology teacher. The board will then consider appointing retired Mynderse Academy principal Tony Ferrara as athletic director. Other appointments on the agenda include Kimberly Stevers of... more

Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event this weekend

Months of planning and anticipation finally unfolds into reality this weekend for the Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event at Canandaigua Academy. With an opening ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. featuring the Patriot Guard, a bagpipe band and comments from state senator Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, the first faceoff of the first game is at 7 p.m. It kicks off the 24-hour... more

VanScoter among nine first team all-state baseball selections in Section V

Livonia left-hander Reid VanScoter, who is entering his freshman year at Binghamton University, snagged another baseball award before heading to the Division I program. The New York State Sportswriters Association named VanScoter the state’s player of the year in Class B, after he led Livonia to the division’s state championship. VanScoter was dominant, finishing with two no-hitters and 147 strikeouts... more

Mynderse Academy Alumni Lacrosse 2017 (photo)

Thirty seven former MA lacrosse players from around the country gathered on Bracht Field in Seneca Falls Saturday night for the 2017 alumni lacrosse game. Many thanks to organizer Joe Barbay, volunteer official Steve Sandroni, and the many spectators for a great evening of lacrosse. Former Mynderse standout Leroy Halftown was named the game’s MVP. Photo by Celeste Trickler. more

Pal-Mac grad makes cut for U.S. Lacrosse training team

A Palmyra-Macedon graduate has made the cut for a training team with U.S. Lacrosse. Earlier this week, it was announced that Ben Reeves is one of 49 players selected to be on the U.S. Lacrosse National Training Team. Over 60 professional players were invited to the initial round of tryouts, and a dozen college players were then given an invitation... more

Mandatory meeting for Canandaigua Academy athletes on Aug. 17

Training rules, eligibility and sportsmanship expectations will be reviewed for fall athletes entering grades 7 to 12 The Canandaigua City School District Athletic Department will hold a mandatory meeting for all student athletes entering grades 7-12 and their parents on August 17 at 7 p.m. in the Academy auditorium. Daily Messenger: Read More more

Skaneateles’ Kyla Sears named US Lacrosse’s National Player of the Year

Skaneateles’ Kyla Sears was named the Epoch/US Lacrosse National Player of the Year Thursday. Sears, who missed her entire junior year and a part of her senior season with knee injuries, led the Lakers to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D championship last spring. The Citizen: Read More more

Victor high school star athlete’s heart-warming friendship

It was a typical night at Victor High School and, as per usual, Zack Estabrooks was lighting up the scoreboard. Hundreds turned out to support Estabrooks and the Blue Devils, but Shelby Hay is his biggest cheerleader. “She’s the first person that hugs me after every lac — after every sporting event,” says Estabrooks. Twelve-year-old Shelby, who has Down syndrome,... more

UPrep basketball star Jeenathan Williams plans to leave Section V behind for prep school

Jeenathan Williams doesn’t know who he’ll be playing for next season yet, but the 6-fot-6 guard said Monday he is planning to leave Section V behind and spend his final high school basketball season at a prep school. “Definitely, I want to go to a prep school. I’m trying to help myself and be academically and physically ready for college... more

Eddie Meath game proves a good start for future teammates

The Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game allows recently graduated high school seniors from schools around Section V to come together as teammates. For two players from the East squad, Sunday was only the beginning of their time together. Fairport quarterback Keshawn Howard and Eastridge defensive end Joey Lewin will find themselves on the sidelines this fall at Division II Edinboro... more

Rosters announced for Eddie Meath All-Star football game

The Eddie Meath All-Star Game in Section V, one of the most enduring charity high school sports events in the state after 34 years, will adjust to another change. The 35th edition on July 9 has been moved to Webster Thomas High School because of a construction project at East Irondequoit Eastridge High School, the game site the previous three... more

2017 Daily Messenger Spring All-Stars: Victor’s Torlish is softball Player of the Year

Understand, Sammie Torlish didn’t always dream of softball diamonds. She’s no stranger to the game, though. When she arrived to play with the Victor softball team and coach Shelly Collins, Torlish knew all about running the bases, snagging line drives and fielding ground balls. She knew how it felt to put the sweet spot of a bat on the ball... more
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