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DYNASTY STALLED: Late South Seneca surge not enough to capture 4th straight title, Oakfield-Alabama wears C3 crown

DYNASTY STALLED: Late South Seneca surge not enough to capture 4th straight title, Oakfield-Alabama wears C3 crown
The South Seneca Lady Falcons basketball program has been the most dominant in all of Section V over the past three seasons. Under the direction of head coach Heather Mott, each of the last three seasons ended with a Sectional title, two with trips to the state final four, and one with a Class C State Championship. On Saturday afternoon... more

EARLY (MORNING) EXIT: Newark Reds fall to Odyssey in Class B1 final at BCA (w/ video replay)

EARLY (MORNING) EXIT: Newark Reds fall to Odyssey in Class B1 final at BCA
The Newark Reds had to get up early on Saturday morning to take on the Greece-Odyssey Leopards at 9:00 AM at the Blue Cross Arena with the Section V Class B1 Championship on the line. Reds Coach Henry Kuperus had his team up even earlier, at 6:15 AM, for a shoot-around at their home gym before departing from Rochester. Still,... more

GANANDA OUT: Lady Blue Panthers comeback falls short as Avon takes C1 championship

GANANDA OUT: Lady Blue Panthers comeback falls short as Avon takes C1 championship
Karin Meuwissen’s Gananda Lady Blue Panthers found themselves trailing 31-23 at the half to the Avon Braves in Saturday’s Section V Class C1 Championship Game at Victor High School on Saturday afternoon. Senior Peyton Daeffler scored 7 straight points in the third quarter to help her team take a 33-31 lead late in the third quarter. Then Avon would go... more

Watkins Glen girls return to top of Class C

Watkins Glen girls return to top of Class C
A torrid first half from senior Taylor Kelly and a typically dominant defensive effort carried the Watkins Glen girls basketball team to its fourth Section 4 Class C title in five seasons Saturday afternoon with a 53-42 win over Unatego at SUNY Cortland. Kelly nailed six 3-pointers and scored 19 points in the opening half as the second-seeded Senecas bolted... more

TITLE TOWN: Lyons notches 19th sectional title as Justice Smith too much for Red Jacket

TITLE TOWN: Lyons notches 19th sectional title as Justice Smith too much for Red Jacket
Justice Smith made his presence felt early in the Section V Class C2 final at the Blue Cross Arena on Friday night knocking down his first three shots from behind the arc and finishing with 13 first quarter points as the Lyons Lions jumped out to a 24-16 lead over Red Jacket after the opening 8 minutes. It was a... more

Marcus Whitman boys fall to C.G. Finney in Class C1 final at the Blue Cross Arena

Marcus Whitman boys fall to C.G. Finney in Class C1 final game at the Blue Cross Arena
Charles G. Finney used a big run in the second and third quarters to pull away for a 63-42 win over top-seeded Marcus Whitman in the Section V class C1 final. Leading 23-17 midway through the second period, Keegan Ocorr invigorated the Charles G. Finney Falcons with 12 points during a 22-4 run to take a 45-21 edge in the... more

RADIO REPLAY: Newark & South Seneca go for Section V titles on Saturday morning (FL1 Sports)

CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE-HEADER TONIGHT: Lyons faces Red Jacket; Midlakes girls & Marcus Whitman go for titles (FL1 Sports)
Rise and shine basketball fans! FingerLakes1.com was live at 8:45 AM as Newark takes on Greece-Odyssey bright and early in the Blue Cross Arena in the Class B1 Championship game followed by South Seneca vs. Oakfield-Alabama at Victor High School for the girls Class C3 title. Full audio replay or the broadcasts are below with video replays coming up later... more

RADIO REPLAY: Lyons faces Red Jacket; Midlakes girls & Marcus Whitman go for titles (FL1 Sports)

CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLE-HEADER TONIGHT: Lyons faces Red Jacket; Midlakes girls & Marcus Whitman go for titles (FL1 Sports)
Friday night kicked off Championship Weekend on FingerLakes1.com with three title games streamed live on FL1 Radio. Jim Sinicropi & Rhett Ticconi were live from the Blue Cross Arena for a double-header beginning at 6:45 pm. Dave Barnick & Jerry Anderson were at Caledonia-Mumford High School as the Midlakes Lady Screaming Eagles went for their second straight sectional title on... more

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SET: Newark advances to Big House in OT thriller; Gananda cruises to C1 girls title game

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND SET: Newark advances to Big House in OT thriller; Gananda cruises to C1 girls title game
Five Wayne-Finger Lakes teams were in action in re-scheduled semifinal sectional basketball games on Thursday night. Only two would advance through to Championship Weekend. The Newark Reds were just 4.5 seconds away from seeing their season end Hornell Red Raiders. Newark possessed the ball, down 48-46, with time running down in the final period in front of an electric crowd... more

SECTIONAL WEDNESDAY REPORT: South Seneca one win away from 4th straight title; Wayne sees historic run come to a close

SECTIONAL WEDNESDAY REPORT: South Seneca one win away from 4th straight title; Wayne sees historic run come to a close
Wednesday’s winter storm wreaked havoc on the Section V boys and girls semifinal round with multiple games being rescheduled to Thursday. Several games were still contested last night, despite the weather. The two-time defending Section V Class A2 Champion Wayne Eagles saw their season come to an with a loss to top seed East High at Victor High School. The... more

SECTIONAL TUESDAY REPORT: Midlakes girls return to title game; Whitman, Lyons & Red Jacket headed to the Big House

SECTIONAL TUESDAY REPORT: Midlakes girls return to title game; Whitman, Lyons & Red Jacket headed to the Big House
The Marcus Whitman Wildcats became one of the first Wayne-Finger Lakes boys team to punch their ticket to the Blue Cross Arena this weekend as they defeated Avon 63-51 on Tuesday night. They will face C.G. Finney, who defeated Gananda 72-44, in the Section V Class C1 Championship game on Friday night at 9:00 pm. It is the first trip... more

SUNDAY SECTIONAL REWIND: Video replays of Waterloo girls, Newark & Geneva Sectional wins this weekend (FL1 Sports)

SUNDAY SECTIONAL REWIND: Live video replays of this weekend’s Sectional games (FL1 Sports)
FingerLakes1.com was live at three Wayne-Finger Lakes Sectional basketball games this weekend which streamed as audio-only broadcasts on FL1 Radio. Below we present all three contests with full game video in the player windows below… STREAMED AT 8:00 AM – Section V Class B2 Girls Quarterfinals (Waterloo @ Mynderse) . STREAMED AT 10:00 AM – Section V Class B1 Boys... more

SECTIONAL SATURDAY REPORT: Big day for Wayne-Finger Lakes as several teams advance to semis (updated brackets)

SECTIONAL SATURDAY REPORT: Big day for Wayne-Finger Lakes as several teams advance to semis (updated brackets)
The Section V boys and girls postseason high school basketball tournament continued with the second day of the quarterfinal round games on Saturday with several Wayne-Finger Lakes teams punching their ticket for a spot in the semifinals. Full results, updated brackets, FL1 Sports game video replays and this coming week’s schedule below… SATURDAY 2/23 – QUARTERFINAL ROUND 5 MONROE 50... more

Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene

Odessa-Montour girls rally from 21 down to beat Greene
What better way to get the Section 4 girls basketball tournament started than with a big-time comeback. Ninth-seeded Odessa-Montour faced a 19-point deficit at halftime that was still 12 entering the final quarter before the Indians surged past No. 8 Greene, 52-44, in a Class C opening-round game Tuesday night on the road. The Indians (14-6) tied the game with... more

UPSTATE HOOPS: 2019 Sectional Preview Special (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS LIVE AT 10:00 AM: 2019 Sectional Preview Special (podcast)
With the regular season completed, all eyes are on the Sectional playoffs that get underway this week across Section V. Join Jim Sinicropi, Kevin Sharp, Zac Young, Geneva varsity girls head coach Ed Collins and Mynderse varsity girls head coach Jerry Anderson live in-studio for a break down of all the brackets for the boys and girls tournaments. Also, FL1... more

2019 Section V Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament Brackets

2019 Section V Boys & Girls High School Basketball Tournament Brackets
The 2019 Sectional Playoffs begin next week for boys and girls high school basketball teams throughout the region. There are 19 tournaments to be contested by class to determine Sectional Championships. The championship round will be followed by the state play-in rounds which will determine Section V’s representatives into the NYSPHSAA Tournament. Full brackets for each Classification for both the... more

W-FL THURSDAY: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West

W-FL: Newark hands Wayne first league loss on final night; Whitman makes clean sweep of West
On the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams, several Wayne-Finger Lakes squads were in action. Although all three W-FL league titles had been decided, there were several games of importance heading into postseason play next week. The biggest game had Wayne visiting Newark in a rematch of a close contest in Ontario that the... more

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season

W-FL WEDNESDAY: Newark tops Geneva on senior night; Girls close out regular season
It was a busy night for Wayne-Finger Lakes teams after Tuesday’s snow day forced several games to be reschedule to Wednesday night. It was the final night of the regular season for Wayne-Finger Lakes girls teams as Sectional brackets are set. For the boys, it will be one more night of regular season play on Thursday night before the seedings... more
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