Genevan John Oughterson and I were both talked about and quoted in the book “Tony Perez: From Cuba to Cooperstown.” We spent two evenings with author John Erardi at McDonough Park discussing Geneva’s NY-Penn League baseball teams. A year or so later Mr. Erardi came back to Geneva and gave us…

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.

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.


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…


NEWARK — Despite being in its winter hibernation, baseball still finds a way to remain relevant throughout the cold months.

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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 — 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…

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.


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 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 — 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.

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.

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.

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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.