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NR-W school board updated on strategic action plan

North Rose-Wolcott Central School District officials said the district is taking “major steps” to improve student academic performance. A key part of that effort is the Strategic Action Plan. A mid-year PowerPoint update on the plan, which the district said shows the many ways it is transforming instruction, was given to the school board by the Leadership Council in February.... more

Wolcott sex offender charged twice within a month

A level 2 sex offender has been arrested for the second time in a month. Jacob Ritchie, 31, of the village of Wolcott, was charged March 9th by Wayne County sheriff’s investigators  with failing to change and/or update his status with the New York state Sex Offender Registry, an E felony, and resisting arrest. The charges stem from an online... more

SECTIONAL FRIDAY: Newark tops Midlakes, Gananda ousts Whitman, Mynderse survives (full coverage)

On one of the best nights for high school basketball fans of the year, over 60 boys and girls Section V basketball teams hit the court in quarterfinal postseason contents across the region. Full results and updated brackets below including video of a Wayne girls three-pointer to beat Geneva and full video of the Midlakes-Newark game on FL1 Sports below.... more

Wolcott teen charged with forcible touching

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says that a Wolcott teen is facing multiple charges after he allegedly sent indecent photos to a minor, and forced her to touch his genitals. Dominic Erickson, 18, of Wolcott was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and forcible touching after he allegedly sent inappropriate photos to an underage female, and at... more

Big wins for W-FL teams on opening night of Sectional basketball (full coverage)

Fifty-six high school basketball teams from throughout Section V were in action on opening night of Sectional play on Tuesday night and several W-FL teams advanced to the quarterfinals. Full results from the entire slate of games on Tuesday night in Section V, updated tournament brackets and upcoming schedule below…   TUESDAY NIGHT OPENING ROUND SCOREBOARD: CLASS B BOYS  (Updated... more

2017 Section V boys & girls basketball Sectional tournament brackets

Late Friday morning, the seeding points for Section V boys and girls high school basketball became official as the regular season is behind us. Ahead is Sectionals! Check out the brackets below for every classification in Section V for the boys and girls with our area teams highlighted. Postseason play gets underway Tuesday night. Check back to FingerLakes1.com for our... more

W-FL Thursday: Whitman’s 16-game win streak snapped on regular season’s final night

Non-league contests dotted the schedule on Thursday night, the final night of the regular season for Section V boys basketball teams. Some interesting, pre-Sectional match-ups that included Newark with a big comeback win at Batavia and Geneva picking up a win against School of the Arts. Marcus Whitman, who had won 16 straight games, hosted Class B Livonia and dropped... more

W-FL Tuesday: Klein & Norris have shootout for the ages as Creek beats NR-W in OT

With the final week of the regular season in Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball, all the league titles have been decided but area teams are still jockeying for sectional seeds. The game of the night took place in Wolcott where North Rose-Wolcott senior Tyler Norris and Red Red senior Nick Klein put on a show in the second half and... more

Wayne County joins others across state in search of mandate relief

It was just a couple of weeks ago that Wayne County Administrator Rick House joined other officials from across the state to lobby in Albany for unfunded mandate relief. House visited the Governor’s mansion with other members of the New York State Association of Counties, which represents county leaders all across the state, to seek some relief from state mandates.... more

WEBCAST REPLAY: Nick Klein & Red Creek look to spoil Senior Night for NR-W’s Tyler Norris

A special Valentine’s Day presentation of Wayne-Finger Lakes high school basketball on Tuesday night as the Red-Green Rivalry between Red Creek and North Rose-Wolcott is renewed at North Rose-Wolcott High School on FL1 Sports. It was senior night for Cougar great Tyler Norris who squared off with fellow 1,000 point club member and senior Nick Klein of Red Creek. Jim... more

W-FL Tuesday: Newark falls at Midlakes, Mynderse takes East title

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles stunned the Newark Reds on Tuesday night behind 22 points from Bryce Burri and 20 rebounds from Daryn Carswell. The loss by Newark, coupled with Mynderse Academy’s win at home over Pal-Mac, gives the Blue Devils the outright Finger Lakes East championship. With Marcus Whitman’s clinching of the FL West title two weeks ago, the last... more

W-FL Saturday: Gananda takes Midlakes to OT; Tyler Norris scores 42

North-Rose Wolcott senior Tyler Norris has had quite a career and he just keeps adding to his 1,000+ point scoring total. On Saturday night he recorded a career-high 42 points in a loss to Williamson and currently is responsible for six of the top 10 single-game high scores by an individual this season in all of the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues.... more

Wayne County Clerk urges residents to renew locally at your DMV

By Tammy Whitacre For years, Wayne County Clerk Michael Jankowski has worked to educate residents when it comes to helping the county they live in. The “notice to Wayne County residents” urges them to bring their renewals for vehicle registration and driver’s licenses to their local Department of Motor Vehicles in Lyons and forgo returning the payment in the pre-addressed... more

W-FL Thursday: Clyde downs rival Lyons, ER keeps pace

Clyde-Savannah entered Thursday night’s game against Lyons with a 3-game lead over the Lions and a 2.5 game lead over East Rochester in the Wayne County Standings. In a game streamed live on FL1 Sports, the Golden Eagles ran away from Lyons for their second win over their rival for the second time this season while East Rochester kept pace... more

Craft store owner accused of unlawfully collecting food stamps

A Wayne County woman is facing a trio of felony charges after being accused of claiming she was unemployed in order to collect food stamps. Wayne County sheriff’s deputies charged Keshia M. Laird, 34, of Wolcott, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree welfare fraud and first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, all class E felonies. The arrest was... more

W-FL Tuesday: East leaders all win; Sodus tops Lyons; DiSanto buzzer-beater lifts Williamson

A full schedule for girls and boys varsity basketball teams in the Wayne-Finger Lakes leagues on Tuesday night saw a buzzer beater from Williamson, and several great individual performances including 35 points from Tyler Norris (NR-Wolcott), 12 assists from Derrick Chance (C-S), and 7 three-pointers from Pat Geitner (Bloomfield) and Dylan Ufholz (C-S). Also, a nice alley-oop dunk by Jake... more

W-FL Friday: Mynderse takes control in East with win over Wayne

Mynderse entered Friday night with a 1 game lead over the Newark Reds and 1.5 game lead over Wayne who they hosted in Seneca Falls in a game streamed live on FL1 Sports. The Blue Devils would pull away late in the game for the win to open up a 2.5 game lead over Wayne in the Finger Lakes East.... more

W-FL Friday: Waterloo holds Midlakes ‘Ransom’ at the buzzer; Red Creek’s Klein scores 1,000th point

The Waterloo Indians went to Midlakes on Friday night still seeking their first Finger Lakes East league win after five attempts. With the Indians down two with just over 2 seconds left in the game, Waterloo would inbound from the sideline and Ransom Benedicks would receive the pass… With Benedicks shot, Waterloo captured their first win since their opening game... more
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