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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

Canandaigua baseball’s run ends in Class A semifinals

The Braves were never really out of it, but they never quite got into it, either. And as coach Dale Werth points out, it’s not always the number of hits that matter in a baseball game. It’s the timing of them. In Friday evening’s Class A state semifinal game, the Queensbury Spartans had more timely hits and as a result,... more

Avon tops Lansing in state semis despite pitching gem from Bell

Garrett Bell delivered his usual excellence on the mound Friday, but it wasn’t enough as Lansing’s season ended with a 1-0 loss to Avon in a New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C baseball semifinal at Binghamton’s Conlon Field. Bell, a junior right-hander, pitched a three-hitter for the Bobcats after tossing a five-hitter in a 3-1 win... more

Big Blue wrecking crew: Victor athletic program becomes dominant force

Ron Whitcomb received some advice back in 1991 when he was deciding whether to leave his alma mater, East Rochester, to become the new athletic director at Victor Central Schools. “Take the job,” outgoing AD Jeffrey Crane told Whitcomb. “Victor is a sleeping giant.” Crane, West Irondequoit’s superintendent since 2003, couldn’t have been more right, and Whitcomb, now 63, plans... more

Canandaigua’s Adam Scott drafted by Cleveland Indians

Canandaigua native Adam Scott became one of the newest members of the Cleveland Indians organization Tuesday after Scott was drafted in the fourth round by the Indians. Scott was taken 133rd overall out of Wofford College as a left-handed pitcher. He is listed as a left-handed specialist and projects as a middle reliever. The senior, listed at 6-foot-4, 220 pounds,... more

Canandaigua wins Saturday to advance in baseball state playoffs

Michael Sculli threw his third-straight shutout Saturday to lead Canandaigua to a 4-0 win over Maryvale in the Class A Far West Regional at Orchard Park High School. Sculli threw a two-hitter with six strikeouts and also connected for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. “If you have a pitcher like him with that kind of stuff and... more

Victor reaches the Class AA baseball state semifinals with 3-1 win over Lancaster

There was another long ball hit by Chris Varone at Frontier Field, and this home run helped launch the Victor Blue Devils into the semifinals of the Class AA baseball state tournament. Varone’s second homer of the postseason at the home of the Rochester Red Wings sent the Blue Devils (19-5) to a 3-1 win over Lancaster (17-2) in a... more

Midlakes bumped out of Class B baseball state tournament

The Midlakes Screaming Eagles put together their first championship season in more than three decades, but were unable to keep the good times going Saturday. Royalton-Hartland bumped Midlakes out of the regional round of the Class B state tournament, topping the Screaming Eagles 10-1 at Frontier Field. The Royalton-Hartland Rams jump into the state semifinal round June 8 at Maine-Endwell... more

Canandaigua baseball heads to Far West Regional with 2-1 win over Wayne

Dale Werth strolled to the Frontier Field mound for his second visit in the bottom of the sixth. The Canandaigua head coach had a guy warming up in the bullpen ready to go. He looked that way. Then he turned toward center field. Werth waved in his centerfielder, Michael Sculli, to try and close it out. Two runners were on... more

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

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

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

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

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
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