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US Lacrosse honors for 12 players in Section V

US Lacrosse announced its annual national awards, and the governing body’s girls lacrosse All-American and All-Academic teams includes 12 players from Section V schools. A pair of the award winners are from Palmyra-Macedon, a team that made history in May by winning its first Section V championship. The Red Raiders advanced to the Class D state semifinals in Cortland with... more

People assume Buddy Boeheim will play for Syracuse, but it’s not a done deal

As Buddy Boeheim sinks more shots and reaches the radar of more college basketball coaches this summer, he bumps into a rising tide of speculation. People assume this son of Jim Boeheim, this 6-foot-5 teenager who is developing a reputation as someone who “shoots the lights out” according to his EYBL coach, is headed to Syracuse. College coaches ask him... more

South Seneca’s Emily Lavarnway defends NYS pentathlon title… and then some

For South Seneca Falcon senior Emily Lavarnway, being given a hero’s welcome upon arrival home from a NYSPHSAA competition may be something she is getting accustomed to. The siren’s blared from the Ovid Fire Department leading the way into Seneca County and Ovid announcing the arrival of the stellar South Seneca athlete back home following her stunning successful defense of... more

Victor Blue Devils rout Yorktown to three-peat as NYS champions

There was nary a sound to be heard as the Victor boys’ lacrosse team walked off the field at halftime Saturday afternoon at St. John Fisher College. The scoreboard was a beautiful sight, but there was no whooping, no trash-talking, just respectful, work-still-to-be-done quiet, because about 90 minutes earlier, they had watched their Section V brethren from Pittsford lose a... more

Skaneateles girls top Pal-Mac in Class D state lacrosse semifinals

Palmyra-Macedon’s breakthrough season in girls lacrosse came to an end on Friday afternoon. The Red Raiders were undone by a slow start in the second half of the Class D state semifinals and lost, 10-7, to Section III’s Skaneateles at the State University of New York at Cortland. “Obviously you’re disappointed to lose this game but one of the goals,... 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

Pal-Mac falls in state semis

The Pal-Mac Red Raiders fell 20-6 to the Jamesville-Dewitt Rams at Cicero-North Syracuse High School in the Class C state semi-finals Wednesday evening. After an early Rams goal, Joe Lyko tied the game up 1-1 for Pal-Mac. However it all went downhill from there, as JD scored the next 13 straight goals to secure the win. WROC: Read More 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

Youth sports: Tackling the multi-sport conundrum for kids

As parents, we’ve all been there, right? How do I get my son/daughter to soccer, lacrosse, AND baseball all on the same night? If he misses baseball practice, his coach won’t play him this weekend at the tournament. If she misses her game, her coach won’t start her the next game. These are all legitimate fears for us parents. The... more

Waterloo stumbles in Class B softball final

If you are going up against the Wayland-Cohocton softball team there is one thing that you know is going to happen. Your defense is going to be tested — over and over and over. The No. 3 Eagles’ offensive strategy is to put the ball in play and see what the opposing defense can do. That plan paid off Wednesday.... 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

Penn Yan rolls to another Section V boys’ lax title, this time in Class D over Waterloo

Penn Yan fans are wearing T-shirts this year that read “Tradition Doesn’t Graduate.” “No it doesn’t,” Penn Yan coach Brian Hobart said with a smile. Neither does the utter domination the Mustangs’ boys lacrosse program wields in Section V year after year after year, no matter what class it competes in. Wednesday afternoon at St. John Fisher College, Penn Yan... more

Ithaca boys storm back but fall short in lacrosse quarterfinal

One of the most impressive comebacks in Ithaca High boys lacrosse history fell a goal short Wednesday at Corning Memorial Stadium. After facing a 9-0 halftime deficit in its Class A state quarterfinal against Baldwinsville, the Little Red scrapped back to get within one goal with 1 minute, 48 seconds remaining. Baldwinsville stepped up on the defensive end thereafter to... more
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