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Lyons boys basketball coach is new Weedsport AD

Lyons boys varsity basketball head coach Zac Young has coached the historic Section V program to three Sectional Championships and a trip to the NYS Final Four. This year’s Lyons team is expected to be the best since Damon Hunter led the Lions to Glen Falls in 2015. For the first time in nine seasons, however, Young won’t be on... more

25 questions entering the 2018 Section V football season

The Section V football season opens with the third annual Teddi Bowl featuring Victor and Pittsford at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 at St. John Fisher College. As team’s prepare to begin official practices on Aug. 13, here are 25 questions from the Democrat & Chronicle to consider 25 days before the first game. Read More High school football: 25 questions entering... more

Olympian Ryan Lochte banned 14 months for IV infusion

Olympic swimmer and former Canandaigua resident Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 14 months after receiving an intravenous infusion without a therapeutic use exemption, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Monday. The 12-time Olympic medalist posted a photo of himself on social media May 24 receiving an IV infusion. USADA said Lochte cooperated fully with its investigation, which revealed he received... more

Funds for stadium turf fixes go before Victor school voters

The campus at Victor Central Schools will be torn up for most of the summer as work continues on a $25 million capital project approved by voters two years ago. George Spinaris of Pittsford-based Campus Construction Management told the Victor Board of Education recently, that work, begun in the spring, is about 5 percent complete. He updated the board on... more

Q&A with NYSPHSAA’s Robert Zayas

Nearing the start of his seventh year as executive director of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Robert Zayas still sees himself more toward the beginning of his tenure. “This is a position that people really don’t leave,” Zayas said Thursday at the NYSPHSAA office. “I enjoy every single day with it. I really do, so I... more

Warren “absolutely” wants Pegulas running Blue Cross Arena long-term

Mayor Lovely Warren introduced Pegula Sports as the interim manager of Blue Cross Arena on Friday, with an eye toward a long-term deal. “Absolutely that is the plan,” she said when asked if the city wanted the Rochester Americans, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills owners in charge from now on. The interim pact will run from Aug. 1 through Dec.... more

Funds being raised to send Waterloo girls softball team to state tournament

The 13 girls who make up the Waterloo Little League Major Softball All-Star Team and their coaches are heading to Fishkill today to participate in the state championship tournament. The community has been raising money to help support the team, and monetary donations are still being accepted. Checks should be made out to Waterloo Little League and sent to Waterloo... more

36th annual Eddie Meath All-Star football game canceled due to heat

The 36th annual Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game was canceled Sunday due to the heat index. The game for high school seniors was originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Eastridge, but organizers attempted to beat the heat by pushing the start time back to 6 p.m. and eventually 8 p.m. However, game Chairman Dick Cerone was forced to cancel... more

Victor wins Kerr Cup for best best sports program in NYS

Victor High School is the best of the best. The New York Sportswriters Association named Victor the winner of the Kerr Cup on Wednesday. The Cup is given to the school that accumulates the most points from state championship competition throughout the school year. Victor is the first Section Five school to win the Kerr Cup, which is in its 10th... more

Meet the All-Greater Rochester spring sports selections

Meet the 2018 All-Greater Rochester Spring Sports picks — 128 athletes and 10 coaches selected to represent eight all-star teams. One Athlete of the Year finished her decorated career with 56 state titles and another was the best player in the state and led her team to a state championship in her first year on varsity. First-team picks include a... more

Marcus Whitman to play 8-man football this fall

And now there are three area teams going to eight-man high school football, with more sure to follow. Marcus Whitman has informed Section V football coordinator Scott Barker that its varsity football team will join the group of eight-man teams around the state. The Wildcats had planned to play a Finger Lakes West league schedule while attempting to qualify for... more

Binghamton vs. Glens Falls for NYS boys basketball championships

The biggest head-to-head battle of the 2018-19 school year in New York will not be played out on a field, in a gym or at a park. Instead, it will transpire in a meeting room in Latham, a hamlet a few miles north of Albany. That is where the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s boys basketball committee... more

Judge tosses Red Creek parent’s lawsuit over basketball player’s ejection

State Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi dismissed the case brought by a Red Creek parent that challenged Section V and state rules over player suspensions after an ejection, saying courts shouldn’t get involved with settling a “sporting squabble.” “Courts are valuable tools to resolve disputes,” Odorisi wrote in his decision, which was released Thursday, “but they should not be... more

Auburn’s Lindsay May sets high standard with record-breaking career

Lindsay May wrapped up her varsity career with a sixth place finish at states. A commendable accomplishment by most standards, but when you’re a record-setting golfer who has won the state championship three times, the expectations are raised to an almost unachievable high. So when the Auburn senior returned to school, she faced questions about how she did. Read More:... more

Bloomfield freshman Alex Kenyon named All-American diver

Alex Kenyon, a Bloomfield Freshman, has been named a 2017-2018 NISCA/Speedo Boys One Meter Diving All-American.  Alex is the 2018 Section V Class D Champion and 9th place finisher at the 2018 NYSPHSAA State Championships.  He is one of 9 Freshman in the entire United States to be named All American and one of only 5 New York Student Athletes... more

Victor softball captures Class AA State Championship

Victor became the first Section V girls softball team to capture the Class AA NYSPHSAA softball championship on Saturday afternoon with a 7-1 victory over Ballston Spa. Victor’s Chloe Whittier opened up the game in the top of the sixth inning with this Grand Slam… Grand slam in the top of the sixth from Chloe Whittier to help Victor to... more

Penn Yan over-matched in Class D state title lacrosse game

With a roster filled with underclassmen, several of which were freshmen and sophomores, there were whispers that perhaps this would be just the second time in 22 years that Penn Yan would fail to win a Section V championship and advance to the state tournament. Turned out, the kids from Penn Yan, no matter how young they are, just know... more

Late goal stuns Victor in Class B boys lacrosse state title game

The Victor boys’ lacrosse dynasty has been temporarily derailed. Saturday afternoon in the Class B game at St. John Fisher College, the Blue Devils’ quest to become just the second program in New York State boys’ lacrosse history to win four straight state championships came to a stunning end when Garden City’s James Basile scored the winning goal with 1.2... more
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