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Midlakes defeats Newark for Sectional baseball crown

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles baseball team cruised past the Newark Reds to capture the Section V Class B baseball championship on Saturday in Canandaigua. Midlakes jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first and the Reds left bases loaded in the bottom half of the opening inning. The Screaming Eagles never looked back, and continued to... more

Victor walks off with win over McQuaid for Class AA title

It’s very likely that in the years to come Chris Varone will tell anyone who’ll listen about that time in his high school when his Victor baseball team played at Frontier Field and he smashed a home run to centerfield measured at 420 feet. That happened in Thursday’s semifinals. Varone was back at it again on Saturday at Frontier when... more

Canandaigua rolls to third straight baseball title

Michael Sculli helped get the Braves get this far. So how appropriate is that the junior left-hander is the one to provide the final push? Sculli pitched a complete game shutout, striking out six, and recorded three hits including an RBI triple to help lead the Braves a 4-0 win over Brockport on Saturday at Colburn Park. It’s the third... more

Red Jacket rally falls short in C2 baseball final

The tying run was 90 feet away. The winning run was at first base. But if you saw the diving catch that Geneseo centerfielder Daniel Kaye made in the sixth inning of Saturday’s Section V Class C2 final, then you understand why it was so easy for him to catch the final out of the game. And with that catch,... more

Blue Devils rout Livonia in Class B softball semifinals

Mynderse Academy belted six triples to rout seventh-seeded Livonia 11-3 in the Section V Class B semifinals Saturday. Hannah Brown-Trice, Hannah Lang, Madison Barnett, Hannah Capacci, Sarah Kohberger and Jenni Page delivered one triple apiece to highlight the third-seeded Blue Devils’ 13-hit attack. FL Times: Read More IT'S A BIG WIN FOR GIRLS SOFTBALL! Mynderse took down Livonia today 11-3.... more

Watson breaks record and Rush-Henrietta sweeps at Section V track championships

Track and field strategy seems simple on one level. Run faster, jump higher and throw farther than the other athletes and your team will be alright. But there’s more to think about at the Section V Track and Field Championships. “It’s competitive in Section V so it’s always tough to gauge how many events is too much,” Penfield senior Tyler... more

Honeoye falls to Bolivar-Richburg in D1 baseball final

Bolivar-Richburg ace Parker Cole was nothing short of lights out on the mound, striking out 15 Honeoye batters in a no-hitter that sent B-R to a 5-0 win over the Bulldogs in Saturday’s Section V Class D1 championshp game in Hornell. “I had thrown one against Fillmore earlier in the year, but I had no idea I threw one today,”... more

Auburn softball eliminated by Cicero-NS in section semifinals

In a game short on hits, Auburn turned to sacrifice bunts to score runs. That strategy was enough to put the tying run in scoring position, but the Maroons needed one more ball to fall in to extend the season. Auburn softball was defeated by Cicero-North Syracuse 3-2 in the Section III, Class AA semifinals Saturday at Gillette Road Middle... more

Brighton girls lacrosse tops Victor in semifinals

Brighton senior Rene Gangarosa and most of her classmates were born in 2000 — or two years into the Barons’ streak of winning 11 consecutive Section V girls lacrosse championships. It started in 1998 and lasted through 2008. This spring Brighton wants to end a more dubious streak. It has gone four years since its last crown — the longest... more

Sposito lifts Ithaca to second straight Class A lacrosse title

Facing a team it lost to twice during the season and having just a surrendered a three-goal lead in 70 seconds, Ithaca turned to its go-to guy in overtime. Senior Ryan Sposito came through, scoring with 12.1 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the Little Red to an exciting, 10-9 victory over Corning in Thursday’s Section 4 Class... more

Bell’s five-hitter lifts Lansing over Edison in Class C baseball final

Lansing and Thomas A. Edison had played two tight games earlier this season in which neither team scored more than three runs. That left a sense the Bobcats escaping a bases-loaded, no-out situation unscathed in the opening inning Friday night would end up a clutch moment in the teams’ Section 4 Class C baseball final at Binghamton University. As it... more

Victor defeats Webster Schroeder in Class AA baseball semifinals

If there was a team in the Section V Class AA Baseball Tournament likely to keep swinging after building a big lead, it was the Victor Blue Devils. Victor fell out of the 2017 sectionals after a large lead slipped away. There was no slippage for the Blue Devils during this year’s semifinals. The Blue Devils made sure of that,... more

Quick start carries Ithaca past Corning for Class A girls lacrosse crown

Top-seeded Ithaca took control early Wednesday night on its way to an 18-13 victory over second-seeded Corning in the Section 4 Class A girls lacrosse championship game at Corning Memorial Stadium. The Little Red (13-4) led 11-3 at halftime. Freshman midfielder Mackenzie Rich led the way on the night with five goals and two assists. IthacaJournal.com: Read More more

Angry parents cost this Honeoye coach his job and reputation so he sued them and won $50K

Mark Storm’s message to the hundreds of boys and girls he met as a teacher and coach at Honeoye Central was “give me four years and I’ll give you a lifetime.” He gave more than half his life to the small school south of Rochester, as a physical education teacher for 29 years and coach for 31 in basketball, baseball,... more

Tioga rallies for walk-off win over Trumansburg in IAC Small School final

Tioga got its offense going just in time Wednesday, with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning rallying the Tigers to a 4-3 victory over Trumansburg in the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Small School baseball final at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden. Mitch Taylor delivered the final blow, capping the comeback with a sacrifice fly to right field... more

Judge asks for more info in case of Red Creek parent challenging Section V

The hearing stemming from a controversial injunction sought in February by the parent of a Red Creek girls basketball player after his daughter was ejected from a Section V Tournament game has been delayed again. It was scheduled for Tuesday but has been pushed back indefinitely, Section V executive director Kathy Hoyt said. It’s the third delay. Hearings were initially set for early and late March. The... more

Learning curve for Newfield baseball team underway

The Newfield baseball team had been itching to get out on the field. Not only did the poor April weather keep them off their field, they actually hadn’t played on their home field in a year due to a renovation project. The Trojans were “chomping at the bit” to play outside, especially because they needed to shake some preseason rust... more

6 things about Newark’s Ben Cowles, the best baseball player in Section V you haven’t heard of

One of Ben Cowles’ first memories of baseball came after one mighty swing of a bat. The pitch came and Cowles connected, driving the ball through a window of his family’s home in Newark, Wayne County. Cowles was 6 or 7 years old, and after thousands of swings and sprinting around diamonds in hundreds of games, the senior has an... more
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