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Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime

Canandaigua defeats Penn Yan 10-9 in overtime
A big win for the Canandaigua Braves over the Penn Yan Mustangs in boys high school lacrosse on Saturday afternoon at Canandaigua Academy. Check out photos from the game at Canandaigua Academy here… D&C: Read More At the half host Penn Yan leads Canandaigua 5-3 @CABravesSports @CALacrosse #NYSPHSAA @SportsFive pic.twitter.com/6MRUkMy6ZC — Jack Haley (@jackhaley42) April 22, 2016 more

Section V girls lacrosse: 50 players to watch this season

Section V girls lacrosse: 50 players to watch this season
While more than half of the 2018 Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester Girls Lacrosse Team graduated, there is a serious amount of talent back in Section V. Fairport junior Morgan Schwab was invited to train with the United States Under-19 women’s team last January. Spencerport senior Erin Coykendall, who has signed a letter of intent to play with seven-time NCAA... more

5 storylines for the 2019 Section V boys lacrosse season

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The boys lacrosse season is already underway with a few teams securing impressive victories as a new wave of talent takes over. One of the themes of last season was experienced stars; 15 of 16 spots on the All-Greater Rochester first team went to seniors, many of whom were All-Americans. Four teams had multiple picks and in total 64 players... more

BOYS LACROSSE: Penn Yan falls to Marcellus in season opener

BOYS LACROSSE: Penn Yan falls to Marcellus in season opener
Sometimes, all you need in lacrosse is a lucky bounce to go your way. The Penn Yan Academy boys lacrosse team ended up on the wrong side of the luck factor Saturday afternoon, as Marcellus sophomore Sean Tierney slipped a shot past goalie Jeffrey Kinyoun with 2 seconds left in the first sudden-victory overtime period, giving the Section III visitors... more

Victor laxers surprised with shiny new helmets

Victor laxers surprised with shiny new helmets
The Victor Blue Devils boys lacrosse team is the class of New York with state champions in 3 of the last 4 seasons. On Monday, after practice, the varsity boys were surprised by the coaches with brand new helmets for the upcoming season… It was exciting to witness the reaction when we surprised the players with new game helmets. Go... more

Newark names scholar athlete teams

Newark names scholar athlete teams
Newark High School Winter teams have qualified for scholar athlete team status. The recognition is given by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association to varsity athletic teams that collectively achieve averages of 90 or better. “Education-based athletics provides the culture and environment for young people to thrive,” said Chris Corey, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics... 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

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

Pal-Mac girls fall in state Class D semifinal

Victoria Ruffo scored five goals and Allie Berkery and Fiona Jones each netted a hat trick as Bronxville-I got its year-long wish to get another shot at a state championship. The Broncos, now 18-4, defeated Palmyra-Macedon 14-5 Friday in the Class D state semifinals at SUNY-Cortland. The Broncos, who fell in double-overtime in last year’s state championship, jumped out to... more

Legendary Ithaca lacrosse coach Frank Welch retires

Frank graduated from IHS three years later, and he took his game to Ithaca College. After graduating from IC, Frank worked as an assistant coach for the Bombers before taking over the Little Red program. 43 years later, Welch has decided that the time has come to leave his coaching position. Welch told me, “I knew at the beginning of... 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

Penn Yan punches ticket to state finals after 2nd half rally

Someone has to get near the top in order to finish climbing a mountain, sometimes more than once. Penn Yan Academy, Section V’s dominant boys lacrosse team among the smallest schools, won its only state championship in 2001, despite the Mustangs often taking part in the race. This season is no different. The Mustangs earned another chance at another state... more

Victor boys lacrosse team rolls in state semifinals

There was a brief moment — and yes, it was brief, as in about 46 seconds in length — when the folks from East Syracuse-Minoa may have entertained the possibility that their Spartans could give powerhouse Victor a game Wednesday afternoon. Victor had raced out to a 6-0 lead through one quarter, but ES-M got off the deck and scored... more

Penn Yan rallies, defeats Akron in OT in NYS Class D boys lacrosse quarterfinals

One of the reasons why Penn Yan coach Brian Hobart likes to play a tougher regular-season schedule is for the exact situation that arose Saturday morning at All High Stadium in the quarterfinal round of the state Class D boys’ lacrosse tournament. A surprisingly effective Akron team from Section VI ripped off a six-goal run in the first half and... more

Victor overwhelms Hamburg 15-3 in Class B state lacrosse quarterfinals

It’s quite possible that Victor has had tougher practices this season than the state Class B boys’ lacrosse quarterfinal game it won Saturday afternoon at All High Stadium. The Blue Devils overwhelmed a completely overmatched Hamburg team 15-3 and advanced to the semifinals at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, which will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday. “Any team that gets out... more

Palmyra-Macedon girls reach state semifinals in girls lacrosse

Palmyra-Macedon girls have reached the state semifinals in girls lacrosse. The Red Raiders advanced to the state semis with a 17-3 win over Eden on Saturday at Honeoye Falls-Lima High School. Jamie Walker had six goals and three assists and Emma Arnold added five goals and three assists. Anna Diakogiannis and Alea Javorowsky each scored two goals and Kayleigh Ground... more

Pal-Mac grad Ben Reeves wins Tewaaraton Award

Yale captain Ben Reeves and junior attack Sam Apuzzo of Boston College have won the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the most outstanding male and female college lacrosse players in the nation. Reeves closed his college career with one goal and three assists in a 13-11 victory over Duke on Monday for the national championship. He finished the season with... more
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