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UPSTATE HOOPS SPECIAL EDITION: 2020 Sectional Championship Preview (podcast)

UPSTATE HOOPS: 2020 Sectional Tournament Preview Special Edition (podcast)
The 2020 Section V boys and girls high school basketball championship tournaments begin this week and the brackets are set across all 18 classification who will be vying to bring home a sectional block in just 2 weeks. Join Jim Sinicropi, Kevin Sharp, Jerry Anderson and Kevin Korzeniewski to break down the brackets for each classification during this 90-minute special... more

Bristol Mountain athletes get big wins at international competition

Bristol Mountain athletes get big wins at international competition
Freestyle Aerial Athletes Chris Lillis, Jonathon Lillis, and Justin Schoenefeld are set to compete in March at the Freestyle Aerials U.S. National Championship at Bristol Mountain. It’s a big stage for a local venue, but even bigger for the athletes that will participate. “It’s inspirational for all the current Bristol Mountain athletes to see results like this in international competition,”... more

Empire Center says billions could be saved through Medicaid cost-cutting proposals

Empire Center says billions could be saved through Medicaid cost-cutting proposals
New York could reduce its Medicaid costs by more than $3 billion under proposals released by the Empire Center’s director of health policy, Bill Hammond. The 11 proposals, summarized in the table below, were submitted to Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team at a public comment forum on Friday at the Albany Capital Center. The Medicaid Redesign Team, appointed Feb. 4,... more

Ontario County farm added to methane extraction project led by Brightmark

Ontario County farm added to methane extraction project led by Brightmark
An Ontario County farm has been added to a Western New York Biogas project. Finger Lakes News Radio reports that Lawnhurst Farms in Stanley will take part in the Yellowjacket project by San Francisco-based energy company Brightmark. The farm will join five others in the region to help extract methane from 265,000 gallons of manure on a daily basis. Brightmark... more

Deputies: Woman stole from convenience store in Wayne County

Deputies: Woman stole from convenience store in Wayne County
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 31-year-old Savannah resident following a larceny investigation at a convenience store. Candice Schmoke, 31, of Savannah was arrested after taking two alcoholic beverages from the Quick Stop convenience store in Savannah without paying for them. The incident was recorded on the store’s video cameras. She then purchased other items, but... more

Deputies: Rochester man threatened juvenile in Ontario County

Deputies: Rochester man threatened juvenile in Ontario County
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Rochester man following an investigation into an incident that occurred in the town of Farmington. Tommy Williams, 24, of Rochester was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after an alleged altercation involving a juvenile. He was issued an appearance ticket and will answer the charge at a later... more

Cornell cruises to victory over High Point

Cornell Men’s Lacrosse cruises to victory over High Point
The No. 12 Cornell men’s lacrosse team has had its arsenal of offensive weapons on display in the opening games of the 2020 season, and that was no different today. Led by Jeff Teat and John Piatelli, who both reached milestone career point totals on Sunday, nine different Big Red players scored in Cornell’s convincing 21-11 victory over High Point at Calvert Hall... more

Syracuse Women’s basketball falls short against Notre Dame, 72-70

Syracuse Women’s basketball falls short against Notre Dame, 72-70
It took four full quarters of basketball to decide a victor, but the day ultimately ended with Syracuse (15-12, 9-7 ACC) losing, 72-70, to Notre Dame (11-17, 6-10 ACC) Sunday afternoon in South Bend, Ind. Orange guard Kiara Lewis joined the 1,000-point club with her 24-point performance, and Gabrielle Cooper recorded back-to-back double-doubles. The loss snaps Syracuse’s five-game winning streak and evens the season... more

Ithaca man charged with DWI after stopped speeding down Ovid St. in Seneca Falls

Ithaca man charged with DWI after stopped speeding down Ovid St. in Seneca Falls
Police say a traffic stop initiated due to a vehicle speeding through the town of Seneca Falls resulted in a DWI arrest. Nathaniel Barton, 41, of Ithaca was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving with a BAC over 0.08, speed in zone, and failure to notify DMV of an address change. He was stopped after police observed Barton speeding on... more

In foul-filled sectional contest, Weedsport beats Westmoreland

In foul-filled sectional contest, Weedsport beats Westmoreland
t was choppy. It was often ugly. But style points matter little this time of year. Weedsport is happy to be moving on. The Warriors did enough to take down Westmoreland, 72-56, in a Section III Class C boys basketball first-round game Saturday at Weedsport High School. Weedsport moves on to the section quarterfinals, which means a home contest against... more

Crunch fall to Thunderbirds in overtime, 3-2

Crunch fall to Thunderbirds in overtime, 3-2
The Springfield Thunderbirds rallied past the Syracuse Crunch, 3-2, in overtime tonight at the MassMutual Center. Cal Foote and Taylor Raddysh built a two-goal lead for the Crunch before the Thunderbirds rallied back to tie the game and take the win in overtime. Syracuse picked up five of a possible six points during the three-in-three weekend and move to 26-22-4-5 on the season.... more

Strong second half leads Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse past Northwestern

Strong second half leads Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse past Northwestern
No. 7 Syracuse outscored No. 6 Northwestern, 8-1, over the final 19 minutes to record a 16-11 victory in Evanston, Ill. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The Orange defense limited the Wildcats, which entered the game as the top-scoring team in the nation, to 13 goals below their season average of 24.25. “We challenged our defense with assistant coach Caitlin Defliese leading that... more

Amerks rally from down 2-0, but fall to Monsters in overtime

Amerks rally from down 2-0, but fall to Monsters in overtime
The Rochester Americans (30-17-4-4) needed overtime for the third consecutive game on Saturday night at The Blue Cross Arena, but the Cleveland Monsters (24-26-3-2) picked up a 3-2 win 1:35 into the extra frame. Despite the overtime loss, the Amerks, who have points in five straight games, remain in second place in the AHL’s North Division standings. Dating back to... more

Protesters call for Halftown to step down after buildings demolished in Seneca Falls

Protesters call for Halftown to step down after
Protesters lined up along State Route 89 in Seneca Falls little more than 24 hours after members of the Cayuga Nation woke up stunned to learn than businesses, schools, and other property had been destroyed. The showing of support was significant, as dozens sat across from armed members of the Cayuga Nation Police Department. more