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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

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

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

State tourney a success in Binghamton, with lessons learned

Year One of three successive boys state basketball championships in Binghamton featured a customarily fine level of competition and well-received new wrinkles coupled, naturally, with a few glitches to be addressed. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s final fours, staged Friday through Sunday at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, marked the first time a venue other... more

Moravia wins Class C state title

As the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Class C state boys basketball championship, Moravia senior Gabe Short gave his coach Todd Mulvaney a huge bear hug, lifted him up and spun him as both could barely contain their joy. Mulvaney’s impenetrable bond with his players started years ago at youth camps and seeing first-hand the hard work... more

Port Jefferson ends South Seneca’s quest for consecutive state titles

The Port Jefferson Royals, out of Section XI, pulled away from the South Seneca Lady Falcons in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s NYSPHSAA Class C semifinal game at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. The final score was 71-53. The loss ends the defending state champion Lady Falcons’ quest for consecutive state titles. – Click here to listen to... more

Watkins Glen girls advance to first ever state title game

The Watkins Glen girls basketball team advanced to the NYSPHSAA Class C championship game on Sunday morning after defeating Mekeel Christian Academy 60-49 at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY on Saturday afternoon. The Senecas will face the Port Jefferson Royals (XI) who defeated South Seneca 70-53. Watkins Glen celebrates as South Seneca looks on… pic.twitter.com/FCToGF3bf8 — FingerLakes1.com (@FingerLakes1)... more

Newfield rides out 2 overtimes to reach state final

Quintel Clements took a steal the length of the court to give Newfield a 65-62 lead with 12.8 seconds on the clock that sent the Trojans into the Class D state championship game behind a two overtime victory over Harrisville in the semifinal Friday at Floyd L. Maines Arena. The 65-62 final score makes it the first time since 1986... more

Moravia withstands rally, heads to state final

If any team knows how quickly a seemingly insurmountable early lead can evaporate, it would be the Moravia Blue Devils. They rallied from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday to reach Friday’s state semifinals. Leading, 35-16, at halftime against Stony Brook of Section 11, Moravia coach Todd Mulvaney reminded his team there was still plenty of basketball remaining. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

South Seneca Lady Falcons celebrate a great season (photo)

Members of the Lady Falcons 2016 NYS Class C Girls Basketball Championship Team, South Seneca falcons family and friends lined Main Street Ovid on Sunday, March 19, 2017 to cheer on and congratulate the Watkins Glen Lady Senecas on their 2017 NYS Class C Girls Basketball Championship win. The escort was led by Watkins Glen Police and Ovid Fire Department.... more

Pittsford Mendon girls reach Class A state final

Pittsford Mendon isn’t 26-0 because it’s a dominating, basketball machine. The Vikings pick and prod and pester opponents and eventually they find a way to win. That’s what happened Friday at Hudson Valley Community College. It didn’t happen until the fourth quarter, but that’s when Mendon found the linchpins to keep the wheels on and moving forward in its 53-41... more

South Seneca in Troy with one goal… another state title

The South Seneca girls basketball team left for the Capital Region Thursday with one goal in mind: coming home with the program’s second straight state championship, and its third overall. While the Falcons will be the favorite to win the Class C title, Mother Nature did them no favors this week. The squad missed two days of practice due to... more

LISTEN LIVE AT 1:30 PM: South Seneca battles Port Jefferson in NYS Class C Final Four

The defending state champion South Seneca Lady Falcons battle the Port Jefferson Royals in the 2017 NYSPHSAA Class C Semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday afternoon. Pregame starts at 1:30 on FL1 Radio. Opening tip at 2:15 pm. Listen in the players below, at Mixlr.com, or tap ‘FL1 Radio’ on the free FingerLakes1.com Android or iPhone app. Jim... more

South Seneca a lock for the state title?

The best description of how the South Seneca girls basketball team made its return to the Class C state final four comes courtesy of Budd Bailey writing for the Buffalo News. “It was almost as if the Falcons had seven players on the court at times,” he wrote in the eighth graph of the game story for the Far West... more

Moravia boys return to Class C final four

Moravia’s boys have been through much worse this season. Perhaps that’s why the Blue Devils so deftly recovered from a 21-point first-quarter deficit Sunday afternoon to defeat Section 3 champion Cooperstown, 66-59 in Class C state basketball quarterfinal at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more
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