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NYS high school sports seasons will start one week later beginning in 2020

NYS high school sports seasons will start one week later beginning in 2020
Summer for high school athletes in New York will be a little longer starting with the 2010-21 school year. The state public high school athletic association’s executive committee approved a move to cut a week off of the fall, winter and spring seasons Thursday morning during its quarterly meeting in Saratoga Springs. Read More: Syracuse.com A recap of the #NYSPHSAA... more

WEBER THIS WEEK: Mynderse Wrestlers in-studio (podcast)

WEBER THIS WEEK: Mynderse Wrestlers in-studio (podcast)
Five members of the Mynderse Academy wrestling team will be in-studio with Harold Weber to talk about their seasons, sectional championships and Trent Youngs’s trip to the NYSPHSAA meet. Join seniors Trent Youngs, Mason Major, C.J. Zerniack, Max McDermott and junior Dylan Harris on Monday afternoon inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio. . more

Section V wrestling: Favorites stay on track to state championships at SuperSectionals

Section V wrestling: Favorites stay on track to state championships at SuperSectionals
Some of the state and Section V wrestling champions Saturday at SuperSectionals were overpowering their opponents. Others stayed one and a half or maybe two moves ahead on their way to yet another win and the state meet. The best high school wrestlers in the Section V stayed with their routines, went back to the maneuvers they’ve done hundreds or... more

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States

Mynderse senior grappler Trent Youngs qualifies for States
This past weekend, Wrestling Super Sectionals were held at SUNY Brockport and Mynderse Academy senior Trent Youngs took first place in the 152 weight class. The victory earned Youngs a trip to Albany later this month for the State Championship tournament. Mynderse senior Mason Major also wrestled well and came in fourth place. Youngs becomes the fourth Mynderse Academy wrestler... more

Mynderse senior Mason Major captures sectional wrestling title; five Blue Devils move on to NYS qualifiers

Mynderse senior Mason Major captures Section V Class BB wrestling title; Five Blue Devils move on to NYS qualifiers
The Section V Wrestling Sectional Matches were held this past weekend at Warsaw High School. Mynderse Academy Senior Mason Major won the Section V Class BB Sectional Title for the 285 pound weight class. Senior Trent Youngs placed second in his match at 152 pounds. Seniors CJ Zerniak (160 pounds) and Max McDermott (145 pounds) each took third place, while... more

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational

Eight local wrestlers claim first place at Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational
With winter storm Harper in full effect there was some doubt that there wouldn’t even be a Wayne-Finger Lakes Invitational this weekend. Time slots were moved up, however, and luckily and all matches were completed before too much snowfall occurred. Eight local wrestlers claimed possession of their respective weight class early Saturday afternoon — including one from Marcus Whitman-Penn Yan,... 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

Kyle Dake: Lansing’s driven, determined world champion

Kyle Dake: Lansing’s driven, determined world champion
There is, as Kyle Dake sees it, one route to excellence. To seek a shortcut is to detour short of the destination. Design a plan and, in disciplined, determined fashion, act on that plan. A sound support system through the process is critical, as is his “priority filter.” Excellence isn’t readily attained, nor should it be. Rather, it is reserved... more

Check out Canandaigua wrestling’s elaborate pre-match entrance (video)

Check out Canandaigua wrestling’s elaborate pre-match entrance (video)
Messenger Post photographer (and great Twitter follow) Jack Haley was at a recent Canandaigua Academy varsity wrestling match where he captured an amazingly elaborate team entrance set to ZZ Top’s “La Grange” Check out the video below… I love this stuff for high school sports. I wish more teams would do things like "Entrance Music". I think it is pretty... more

Syrian refugee brothers have success on mat for Canandaigua at Newark Tournament

Syrian refugee brothers have success on mat for Canandaigua at Newark Tournament
Canandaigua Academy recently enrolled a pair of brothers whose families are new to the United States after moving to the Finger Lakes as refugees from the war torn city of Aleppo in Syria. On Saturday they brothers, Mohamad and Ozzy Damlakhi, captured third and first place respectively in their weight class at Newark High School’s boys central wrestling tournament. Something... more

D&C releases 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks

Meet the 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks — 175 athletes and 15 coaches selected to represent 14 all-star teams. One Wrestler of the Year hasn’t lost a match in four years while a track Athlete of the Year weathered a storm to become the first competitor in Section V history to win three gold medals at states. First-team picks... more

It’s great to be Dake

It was, in many ways, a flashback to 5 years (and 1 month) ago. Lansing High School and Cornell University grad Kyle Dake entered the most prestigious wrestling tournament he could find, rolled through the preliminary rounds without giving up a single point, fell behind in the crucial final match, and then outsmarted and outmuscled his opponent to see his... more

Late cradle makes Cornell’s Diakomihalis an NCAA Champion

Freshman Yianni Diakomihalis used a four-point cradle in the closing seconds to become Cornell’s second freshman NCAA champion, topping No. 1 seed Bryce Meredith of Wyoming 7-4 in the 141 pound final on Saturday evening at Quicken Loans Arena. The rookie took the most challenging path possible as the No. 3 seed to earn the crown. The freshman joined Kyle... more

Meet the All-Greater Rochester Winter 2016-17 selections

Meet the 2016-17 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports teams — 164 athletes and 16 coaches selected to represent 14 teams. Three athletes repeated as Players of the Year, including a track star who broke national records and appeared in Sports Illustrated. Two AGR nominees are triplet sisters, born premature and underweight who now overpower their Nordic skiing competition. A wrestler lives... more

Section V wrestlers win 8 state titles, including 3 for a third time

Purple reigned in the final day of the New York state wrestling championships in Albany with eight Section V athletes claiming state titles — several for the third time in their careers, including Frankie GIssendanner, Lou DePrez and Dane Heberlein. Gissendanner, who wore a red Penfield singlet during the Division I 145-pound final and not the section’s purple singlet, sank... more

Ousted wrestling club exits Rushville, moves to Gorham

One chapter in a long, bitter battle over the Martin Tire Building ended Sunday. The Imperial Wrestling Club moved its equipment and fixtures from its former home in the village-owned building to a new space in Gorham. “This has been a long battle,” said club coach Terry Lucero, talking over the blare of pulling up and tearing down by wrestlers... more

South Seneca’s Wagner wins section title, character scholarship

Adam Wagner keeps tearing through the postseason gauntlet. The South Seneca senior won the Section V Division II championship held at The College at Brockport, SUNY Saturday, Feb. 11 for the second consecutive season. “ had to chase every wrestler he faced at 145,” head coach Ken Sweet wrote in an email. “Of course when you are 42-0, they have... more

Five Section V wrestlers to watch at state qualifiers (video)

Just like the NCAA basketball tournaments, résumés count when it comes to who goes on to the high school wrestling state championships. Anyone who wins one of the 30 weight-class tournaments during SuperSectionals, Feb. 10-11 at The College at Brockport, is guaranteed a spot in the brackets at the state championships Feb. 24-25 in Albany. Democrat & Chronicle: Read More more
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