In the months of May, June and July, sports junkies like myself took to watching Korean baseball at 5:30 in the morning or even table tennis to get our sports fix. Even I struggled to find positivity in that.
Ed. note: This story was published in the June 6 Weekend Edition of the Times.
What the above title and sub-headline mean is that our weekly edition of Sports Looking Back that spotlights unforgettable teams and individuals from the Finger Lakes region has sadly come to an end...as you know it.
As a die-hard baseball fan, I am glad to see the season begin, as short as it is. It brings back some great memories.
GENEVA — Just when all hope for baseball in Geneva this summer looked lost, the SnowCats were born.
ROCHESTER — With the news that the minor-league baseball season is officially canceled, the Rochester Red Wings are offering fans who purchased tickets for the 2020 season various options.
After months of back-and-forth bickering over money between the Major League Baseball owners and Players Association, they could not come to agreement for a shortened season because of the pandemic.
WATERLOO — Waterloo High School’s 54th annual sports award ceremony wasn’t the usual night of celebration it has been in years past. Nonetheless, the Athletic Department ensured the district’s student-athletes were honored for their hard work and dedication.
PENN YAN — Area high schools continue to come up with clever ways to make sure their student-athletes receive recognition for their hard-fought fall and winter seasons.
Our sports writers have asked for readers to recall their favorite game or memorable event. I was not particularly athletic, but I enjoy most sports and look forward to reading about what was special to you.
NEWARK — Ben Cowles was a standout baseball player during his time in Newark High School. And, he seized an opportunity few from this region get: He is attending the University of Maryland, playing NCAA Division I baseball on an athletic scholarship.
LATHAM — The announcement that many suspected came down from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Monday morning: There will be no state championships for spring sports in 2020.
I grew up in New Britain, Conn., as a Detroit Tigers fan who also liked the Red Sox. My father was originally a New York (baseball) Giants fan and had converted to the Yankees. My mother was part of a large extended family that was all diehard Red Sox fans. I was 6 years old, undecided on wh…
GENEVA — Opening Day for Major League Baseball is practically a sacred holiday for those who follow the national pastime.
LATHAM — There is still hope that high school spring sports seasons will happen and that the Geneva boys basketball team will get to compete for its first state title.
GENEVA — What seems like something out of Hollywood has become a reality in the blink of an eye.
GENEVA — Geneva Little League will hold two more in-person registration sessions before the season begins.
LAKELAND, Fla. — Joseph “Jiggs” Petrucci spends half the year living in Seneca Falls and the other half in this Florida city.
GENEVA — Geneva Little League has opened registration for the 2020 season.
NEWARK — Despite being in its winter hibernation, baseball still finds a way to remain relevant throughout the cold months.
GENEVA — After a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Elmira Pioneers in the first round of the PGCBL playoffs, the Geneva Red Wings’ season ended with a series loss against the Adirondack Trail Blazers.
NEWARK — After battling it out all season long, the Geneva Red Wings (24-20) and Newark Pilots (17-30) met for the final time in the 2019 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Season.
GENEVA — Despite their recent stumbles, the Geneva Red Wings have locked in a postseason berth and will be all in on a PGCBL Championship.
GENEVA — In the home stretch of every sports season playoff implications are on the line, and coaches will typically say, “we control our own destiny.” That was the case in the Red Wings double header action between Adirondack on Thursday night. If Geneva captured both games over the Trail B…
UTICA — The Red Wings keep stumbling ahead of the postseason.
LITTLE FALLS — Going into Tuesday night’s game at Mohawk Valley, the Pilots had dropped five straight games and were looking to get off the losing schneid.
GENEVA — Things have not gone well for either the Newark Pilots or Geneva Red Wings in the previous 10 games.
ELMIRA — At a time when the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League postseason is in sight and the West division's playoff spots are up for grabs, the Newark Pilots are not playing well.
SAUGERTIES — The majority of the Geneva Red Wings and Newark Pilots finally got some rest over a brief All-Star break in Saugerties.
NEWARK — The weather in the Finger Lakes region has been steadily warming up as of late, and nothing says summer better than a warm night at the ball park.
ELMIRA — After losing 5-3 in their season opener, Geneva had beaten Elmira seven straight times.
GENEVA — It’s hard to believe it is already July.
WATERTOWN — The Newark Pilots season has seen more downs than ups thus far. However, the Pilots managed to split a doubleheader Sunday at Alex T. Duffy Fairground Stadium.
NEWARK — Weather once again wreaked havoc across the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League this weekend.
GENEVA — As part of a home-and-home series for the Geneva Red Wings and the Newark Pilots, the two local rivals faced off in the first game of the back-to-back on Wednesday evening.
ELMIRA — After getting rained out of Saturday’s game against Watertown, the Geneva Red Wings (15-6) traveled to Dunn Field in Elmira to face off against the Pioneers (8-15) in a doubleheader.
GENEVA — Errors are an aspect of baseball that can make or break any team.
GENEVA — After getting upended by Amsterdam by a score of 16-4 on Thursday night, the Red Wings (13-6) responded with a lopsided victory themselves as they downed Elmira (8-13) by a score of 16-2 at McDonough Park on Friday night.
NEWARK — After responding with a gritty win in Monday’s second leg of the doubleheader against Utica, Newark was aiming to get a winning streak going on Tuesday night against Elmira at Colburn Park. Unfortunately, they were not successful as they fell to the Pioneers 7-5.
NEWARK — After giving up a combined 23 runs in the previous two games, the Newark Pilots (6-9) needed a win in the second leg of the doubleheader against the Utica Blue Sox (10-9).
ELMIRA — After Newark (5-8) dominated Elmira (5-12) last Thursday by a score of 9-0, the Pioneers got their revenge against the Pilots on Sunday, winning 10-3.
HOPEWELL — The FLCC baseball team turned heads this past season.
ELMIRA — Weather has been a constant issue the past few weeks for the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. Dozens of games have been postponed or canceled so far this season and Thursday was no different.
NEWARK — A small chance of rain may have been in Tuesday’s forecast, but thankfully it was nothing but blue skies at Colburn Park for the start of the game between Geneva and Newark, which the Red Wings won 5-4.
GENEVA — After weather halted the Red Wings (7-4) from attempting to win their sixth consecutive game on Sunday, it seemed that may have had an affect on the team as they lost against the Utica Blue Sox (8-4) on Monday, 11-5.
Weather wreaked havoc on the majority of games across the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League on Sunday. Four out of the five scheduled games were either canceled or postponed due to weather.
GENEVA — Part of what makes the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League special is the parody of offense from one game to another.
GENEVA — The Geneva Red Wings have been on a mini hot streak. Geneva has now won three straight after downing Utica 7-2 Tuesday night at McDonough Park.
NEWARK — Even though the game was played at Colburn Park, Friday night’s matchup between the Geneva Red Wings (2-2-1) and Newark Pilots (2-3) definitely qualifies as a barn burner.
HOPEWELL — Every kid that has played countless hours on a sandlot growing up has dreamed of making it to the big leagues. Canandaigua native, and FLCC alum, Tanner Cooper can now say he has fulfilled that dream. The right-handed pitcher and infielder was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with …
The 2016-17 high school sports season had it all. From instant-classic football games to teams capturing sectional championships on the hardwood to a standout earning gold at the state track meet — it was a stellar season for athletes and teams in the Finger Lakes.